Hillary Clinton Looks Sharp In Brunei (PHOTOS)

09/06/2012 01:25 pm ET

In the wake of Bill Clinton's powerhouse Democratic National Convention Speech on Wednesday night, the Internet became almost more wowed by a Hillary Clinton photo showing the secretary of state beaming in China as she watched a taped version of the speech from across the globe.

But there's no break for Mrs. Clinton. Today, she becomes the first top U.S. diplomat to visit all 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations by landing in Brunei, fresh off a coffee-tasting tour in East Timor. The secretary of state met with leaders on Thursday as part of her efforts to ease tensions in Southeast Asia.

Since we're sartorially minded, we can't help but notice that Mrs. Clinton has embraced a sleek style, wearing an elegant white wrap coat over an all-black ensemble with her hair pulled back in a tidy updo with nary a scrunchie in sight. (In fact, it's been awhile since we've seen the secretary's beloved hair adornment -- this summer she's been rocking the chignons.) She's also embracing accessories more than usual, wearing a hefty set of black and white pearls and some chic earrings.

Well played, Madame Secretary. Well played. Hillary 2016?

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