Campaign 2013

Glamour talks 'Politics, Parenthood, and Patent Leather Pumps' with Greuel

Glamour magazine blogger Maggie Mallon seems just so enthused that Wendy Greuel might become the first woman to be mayor of Los Angeles: " the second largest city in the country." Mallon observes that Greuel used to work for the late mayor Tom Brady (sic), then they dig in to the hard stuff like "The election is just a week away. How are you feeling?" Greuel works the first woman angle pretty hard in the interview. There's also this exchange:

Glamour: Here at Glamour, we love seeing women in politics experiment with their fashion (case in point: Hillary Clinton’s rainbow of pantsuits; Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lace collars). What is your go-to look and how do you add some personality to your political uniform?

Wendy Greuel: I wear high heels— high heels are like tennis shoes. I like a tailored look more than anything else—dresses with a jacket and black patent leather pumps. I’ve moved toward much brighter colors; I used to wear a lot more black. I worked at DreamWorks movie studios for four and a half years, and my staff there used to tease me saying I had “the government look.” When I came back to government, they said I had “the Hollywood look.”

Glamour: Your campaign is a 24/7 job—what do you do when you want to step back from politics and relax?

Wendy Greuel: As a family, [my husband, son, and I] like to watch the Cooking Channel (there’s not a whole lot that a nine-year-old and his parents can watch!). It’s a lot of fun: We’ll all sit together, get takeout, watch TV, and talk about our days. That’s how we unwind.

Photo at Glamour's website courtesy of Wendy Greuel

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