U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (L) and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson wait for the helicopter arrival of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and European Commission President Jose Manual Barroso at the Presidential retreat at Camp David, October 18, 2008. (Jason Reed/Reuters)
Condi did the most adorable interview of her entire career recently, with Girl Scout Magazine, and it was just posted on the State Dept. web site for all of us to enjoy. I believe that Cat Fancy is now the only periodical who has yet to interview her. It's cute: be true to yourself, blah blah blah, study hard, etc., etc. And then, at the very end, a tiny insight into her wardrobe philosophy:
QUESTION: What is your favorite color?
SECRETARY RICE: Oh, well, that’s interesting. I love navy blue. I love navy blue. But when I want to feel really on top of things, I wear red. (Laughter.) I wear red because my mother told me once – and this is the thing with age again – when I was younger, I liked to wear pretty muted colors. And my mother said, “When you get to be 35, all of a sudden you’re going to want to wear red.” I had no idea what she meant, but she was right. So when I want to feel really on top of things, I wear red.
So there you have it! When Condi really wants to feel on top of Henry Paulson, she wears red.