Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Capital Idea

Geri Halliwell aka Ginger Spice recently made her way to our bonny shores here in the US to advocate for maternal healthcare in her role as United Nations Goodwill Ambassador ... and she posed for a few demure pics in and around our Nation's capital Washington DC:

It may not be as memorable as her trademark Spice Girl Union Jack outfit, but Geri Halliwell took a more classic approach to her role as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Dressed in a demure Jackie 'O' style dress, with her wild Titian locks tamed, Geri showed off a decidedly First Lady style of dress - and behaviour - as she posed for photographs outside some of the US state capital's memorable landmarks. Geri, 35, appeared to have a ... relaxing time, however, smiling broadly for the promotional shots as she takes in her historic surroundings. But there was a serious side to the Spice Girl's presidential poise. Geri, whose reunion tour with her Spice pals ended recently, was in Washington last month to advocate for maternal healthcare while the group were in the capital as part of the tour ... She attended a meeting with Congressmen Jim Moran and Jim McGovern to discuss the serious health issues facing women and mothers worldwide as part of her mission on behalf of the development agency. Regarding her position as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, Geri has said: "Like many women, I take my right to reproductive and sexual health care for granted, but for women in the developing world, getting pregnant can mean the difference between life and death." Clearly, it's a subject close to the heart of mother of one's heart. And there's no harm in looking the part either.

All that was missing was the pillbox hat and she would've looked perfect ... but I dunno, I think a sequined dress with the US flag on the front of it would've really rocked balls instead. [Source]