June 2nd, 2010
The WAG Trade: A Moment of Reflection
Elen Rives (left) & Danielle Lloyd WAG it up. (Images: Getty Images)
To be a WAG is to, by definition, exist as the extension of a man. The clue, obviously, is in the name. And though our feminist principles bristle at the very notion, we’re torn. Kickettes, it’s very difficult to maintain any principles at all in the face of such compensations.
Yup. It’s true. We’re fashion-whores.
You see, the tabloids (and popular opinion) would have us believe that a WAG has nothing about her apart from the ‘qualities’ that may have attracted her ‘baller boy in the first place. And while we cheerfully admit that here at Kickette HQ we’re more than happy to exploit this stereotype (they do rather walk into it, don’t they?) we’re also aware that occasionally a rogue WAG breaks rank and does something worthy.
This kind of outrageous behaviour doesn’t fit in with the idea of the tanned, shopping obsessed, peroxide-ridden creatures we’ve come to know and obsess about and thus rarely gets reported on. So we thought we might hand out a little love.
Brace yourself, Kickettes. We’re going to try to be nice.
Famous for: being Frank Lampard’s ex and exploitation of cats.
Broke our wizened, cynical hearts: In episode two of the BBC’s ‘WAGs, Kids & World Cup Dreams’ by tearing up while talking about her feelings for Frank since their break up.
Made us cheer by: In the same show, efficiently demonstrating how to put on a condom. Her model? A wooden penis.
Disproved the ‘Useless WAG’ tag by: Running a marathon, for goodness sake.
Sylvie Van Der Vaart
Famous for: Being married to Rafael Van Der Vaart. Managing the whole hair and teeth WAG concept very effectively.
Broke our wizened, cynical hearts: By receiving a devastating diagnosis of breast cancer. Stoically going through treatment without making a fuss.
Made us cheer by: Making post chemotherapy hair look like a fashion statement.
Disproved the ‘Useless WAG’ tag by: Having considerably more about her than WE gave her credit for. Getting through to the final of German TV’s ‘Let’s Dance’. Go Sylvie!
Broke our wizened, cynical hearts: By claiming half of Thierry’s fortune
Made us cheer by: Wearing this. Sweet tweets about her daughter that show Claire to be a warm, fun and loving mama.
Disproved the ‘Useless WAG’ tag by: Working her ass off making bee-yootiful items for the likes of us to wear.
Broke our wizened, cynical hearts: By going on British television and acting like a total ass.
Made us cheer by: Providing endless fodder for Kickette Fashion Disaster posts. What’s that, Danielle? A purple velour tracksuit with lavender headband? Seriously?
Disproved the ‘Useless WAG’ tag by: Well, Dani’s still working on this one. But we feel that settling down with a cutie boy and having his cutie bubba is a step in the right direction.