Andrew Cuomo is New York’s new governor, which means that his longtime girlfriend, Food Network star Sandra Lee, is New York’s new first lady.
Confession: When we’re not trolling the internet for fashion news or out at fashion events, we’re watching the Food Network. Food Network’s lady stars tend not to be too concerned with their style. Giada De Laurentiis’s style is pretty much limited to plunging jersey v-neck tops with a camisole underneath, because, let’s be honest, if it weren’t for her camisoles Everyday Italian would really be food porn. (Weird side note on Giada, Lauren hears from a source that Giada wears all Anthropologie because her husband’s a VP there.) I don’t even know what Rachel Ray wears because I can’t see behind the pile of ingredients and EVOO she’s loaded into her arms to avoid a second trip to the pantry or the fridge. There’s that new show Bitchin’ Kitchin’ on the Food Network’s hipster sister channel, the Cooking Channel, and the host, “Nadia G,” seems to have an intense rockabilly thing going, but I haven’t watched because I hate the name of the show so much and if I hear that promo where she’s says she’d rather “make out with Clooney” one more time I might burst. (Apologies for the ranty too-long sentence.) Lauren’s Food Network style icon is Claire Robinson of Five Ingredient Fix because she likes her vintage aprons and gold lockets.
But Sandra Lee is the one Food Network star who puts a lot of effort into matching her outfits to her tablescapes and even to her cocktails. She loves her some cocktails. So this is an exciting development that the Semi Home Made star will be even more visible at events and on the red carpet.
If you’re unfamiliar with the stylings of Sandra Lee and her matching tablescapes, we’ve rounded up some of her greatest hits. She also goes all out for Halloween, which commands some respect. Enjoy.