Ever heard of Samantha Cameron? Yeah, neither had we, until we came across the Smythson creative director's "Fashionable Life" profile in the new issue of Harper's Bazaar and almost gagged on our PB&Js after reading about the $270 hot-pink calfskin bible she (and, by extension, Bazaar) was shilling. Anyway, it seems that our English friends across the pond are just as annoyed. No fewer than 3 British papers are on the story today, particularly the Daily Mail, in which Ms. Cameron, the wife of David Cameron, leader of the British Tory political party, is taken to task for her name-checking of no fewer than six of her company's own products, and her plug of her own mother's home-goods company:
"Critics yesterday drew comparison between her and the barrister wife of Tony Blair, Cherie, who was dogged by accusations of using her husband's name to promote speaking tours abroad... Ann Cryer, Labour MP for Keighley, said 'Come back Cherie. All is forgiven. This is far, far more serious than anything she did. It is just seedy. It exemplifies just how out of touch the Camerons are. It is highly inappropriate for anyone seeking to become prime minister of this country."
Good Lord, Samantha! David Cameron's Wife's Tacky Magazine Shoot [Daily Mail]
Related: Cameron's Wife Is Called 'Pathetic' For Promoting Her Firm [DailyMail]
Sam's Fashion Tip — A £150 Pink Calfskin Bible [Guardian]
Cameron's Wife Wants To Dress Like Gwen Stefani [Independent]
Related: 'Harper's Bazaar Pushes $270 Hot-Pink Calfskin Bible