Australia's best dressed politician Julie Bishop accidently attended a meeting in Qantas pyjamas as the initial MH17 drama developed.
As the details emerge of how the Foreign Minister and Prime Minister Tony Abbott worked to secure a UN resolution and support the Ukrainian Parliament during the early days of the air disaster, the story of the PJs became in public knowledge.
Ms Bishop, who usually sports a chic sense of style, outed herself to a leadership conference in Perth where she told the tale of how she ended up at 3:30am at a National Security Committee meeting in Kiev in her pyjamas.
"I'd had an hour's sleep in four days, so I rolled into a room in my pyjamas because it’s supposed to be a phone call and there were huge video screens," Ms Bishop said.
"In Canberra you have the Chief of the Defence Force in uniform, the Federal Police Commissioner in uniform, the PM in his blue tie uniform – and I’m in my jimjams."
Aside from her political achievements, the former high-flying lawyer has earned a reputation for looking well put together through her winning combination of designer labels and immaculate hair.
But Ms Bishop said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph last year not to confuse her style with snobbery.
"I don't think I am posh,'' she said. "But I have always been interested in fashion. Clothes are a part of who I am. Having two older sisters probably has a lot to do with it."
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