Nicola Sturgeon’s style transformation over the past decade has been well-documented. The Mail on Sunday journalist Liz Jones went so far as to suggest that she had gone from being a woman with a ‘Krankies haircut and orthopaedic shoes’ to a ‘golden halo of Princess Diana-like loveliness’.
However, Mr S suspects that such naysayers may think differently about Sturgeon in her formative years if they take a glance at a portrait of her dating back six years. Speaking to Sky’s Kay Burley, the First Minister of Scotland revealed that she has a saucy painting of herself hanging in her home.
The oil painting of Sturgeon is by the French artist Laetitia Guilbaud, and went up for sale in 2009 at Glasgow’s ArtDeCaf Gallery. A subsequent bidding war for ‘Naughty Nicola’ followed which saw her husband, the SNP chief executive Peter Murrell, outbid a Labour politician to win the picture which now takes pride of place in their home.
While Sturgeon is painted with a navel piercing in the painting, Mr S is assured by an SNP spokesman that this is the artist’s use of creative license as opposed to a genuine piercing.