What a historic day in politics with Julia Gillard (above left) becoming Australia's first female Prime Minister. Whatever your political affiliation, it seems the excitement of change touched many in the last 24 hours.
Since I am under no illusion of being a political commentator, I won't analyse the new leadership of our fine land except on the matters of style and to ask, didn't the PM's make-up look great? Amazing what some eye make-up can do for a girl! Unfortunately, our Governor-General is a stylish operator so when she showed up to make it all official, Ms Gillard's glow was a little overshadowed by Ms Bryce's red lippy, not to mention the dashing yellow suit and corsage (pictured above, centre). Her Excellency is one classy broad. I can't write about her and not show you this page taken from the March 2010 issue of Madison magazine. My love for this quote is such that I copied it and gave it out to anyone who didn't pull their hand away fast enough. Here it is for you:
“I’d like young women to understand that they can have it all, but not all at the same time. It’s so important to take good care of yourself, of your mental and physical and spiritual wellbeing, but it’s hard to do. It’s easier to be a workaholic than to have a truly balanced life.”
Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, 67,
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia