Green Fashion Watch – Feed the Poor, Sell a Jacket


The makeover of Green Taliban co-leader Metiria Turei has not gone unnoticed by the Whale Army’s fashionistas.

Stung by last year’s good reviews for Russel Norman, Turei is trying to appear all grown up and sophisticated – and has already elbowed out the somewhat drab Catherine Delahunty to try and get more air time and score points in education.

Take, for example, the outfit she was wearing in the House today.

Yes, we can alll recognise a very posh outfit by top Auckland designer Adrienne Winkelmann when we see one. 

Asking price for the outfit – between $3,000 and $4,000.

Now, Ms Turei has been spotted wearing a number of these jackets. At a conservative estimate I would hazard she’s forked out between $10,000 and $15,000 on a new wardrobe.

And how fantastic that she’s embracing her inner capitalist.

But how well does this sit with the hippies in the Greens? Is she seen as a sell-out?

And how can she square this with her crusade to end child poverty.

Greens. Hypocrites? Ms Turei is too busy on the catwalk to care.

Perhaps she could start carrying her shield of sanctimony to complete the ensemble.


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  • blokeintakapuna

    Mutton trying to dress as lamb?
    I’m surprised that credible designers make outfits that large. Usually they leave the “tent/marquee” sizes out of their ranges, but perhaps a few extra coins helped change the poor designers mind.
    Even with extensive plastic surgery and gallons of tequila, she’s still a toxic, opportunistic bint that only has the “green party” that gives her some credibility. She’s still about as effective and credible as a chocolate teapot.

    • Dave

      Mutton, no way. Mutton has to walk round to find food, this one just waddles to the nearest taxpayer funded trough! Best thing she could do for fashion is find a cardboard box, stop eating and find a good hairdresser.

      Sad thing is, she could have got some really nice and appropriate outfits for the GST content of what she spent.

  • Cadwallader

    Isn’t this an instance of “lip-stick on the sow?”

  • In Vino Veritas

    Limited credibility due to her McGillycuddy Serious Party roots. Sorry.

    In terms of her fashion sense, I would have thought a hessian sack would show her figure in the best possible light and be more appropriate. Or perhapd boiled wool stockings, a viking apron gown and a wimple, at least they would be more in keeping with the Greens attempts to drag us back into the dark ages.

  • BJ

    Thats quite a visual statement she makes – “clothe the poor but only after taxpayers money has clothed me”

    How else was she going to get noticed in Parliament and outshine her counterparts. ‘Looking good’ and looking good are from two very different realms.

  • chopsuey

    Thats communism for you – keep everyone but the party in charge poor

  • blazer

    ghastly ,if only her and Hekia would swap outfits……and brains.

  • Agent BallSack

    Gareth ‘Koru Club’ Fucking Hughes has to get stoned to sit behind it.

    • Dave

      He also had to get Wide Angle lenses from SpecSavers just to see past or around her.

  • cows4me

    “yes, we can all recognise a very posh outfit by top Auckland designer”, good to see Auckland designers have discovered cow covers, we’ve had them for years around here.

  • Phar Lap

    Metiria Leanne Agnes Stanton Turei,lets give her, her full name .She was given a name with illusions of grandeur.She is attempting to live up to her counterfeit status as an MP. Sadly just another retread MP ,from the stable of ugly bugs.To make it even worse she is a leader in a joke party, which has been found out in most countries around the world.Even the Australian Labor Party who are quite thick politically have dumped them as a running mate.Seeing her and her ilk sitting in Parliament yesterday 4 of them in the camera shot,they looked drugged and depressed especially her IN A STRANGE LOOKING JACKET AND SOME SORT OF ADDITIVE ON HER HAIR, and the guy next to her the Aussie commie wetback Knickers Norman.

    • Agent BallSack

      Is it merely coincidence her initials spell (I)M LAST?

    • AnonWgtn

      Was she once married to Anne Hartley’s son, so she could have included in pakeha fashion that name too.

  • RightNow
  • Patrick

    That is not a jacket that is a set of crushed velvet curtains from the 1970s

  • jonno1

    Great TV programme hosted by Gok who dresses some women in bargain basement gear while another designer dresses another group in haute couture. The audience gets to choose which group hits the spot: Gok’s team wins 9 times out of 10 (of course, maybe those are the only programmes that get aired…).

    • Hazards001

      You need to get a hobby.

      • jonno1

        Haha – too true!

  • sandynobb

    Is it hemp?

  • JeffDaRef

    Never mind feeding a child, add a few poles and it could house a Chch family…

  • Greg

    The jackets are getting wider and wider these days.

  • Phar Lap

    Breaking news ,i notice today in Parliament fat froggie Turei is wearing an old beige top, .which looked like it was once commonly worn by cricketers,to bowl maiden overs,Not her she dosn’t qualify.