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Beauty expert dubs first lady Michelle Obama the ‘commander in chic’
The Hill ^ | Dec. 7, 2011 | Judy Kurtz

Posted on 12/07/2011 6:21:02 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

A fashion and beauty maven says women should look to the first lady for inspiration on how to stock their own closets with style.

Mikki Taylor, the editor at large for Essence magazine, even bestows a new title on Michelle Obama in her new book, Commander in Chic: Every Woman’s Guide to Managing her Style Like a First Lady.

Taylor, who first became attracted to Obama’s fashion sense while working with her on a 2006 magazine story, says that unlike other presidents’ wives, “Michelle Obama effectively dresses for Michelle Obama. She dresses to delight herself. She’s not so influenced by the trends.”

Even when that means rebelling against one of the most blatant fashion faux pas around: wearing the same outfit again and again. Obama, 47, has been known to rock the same frock twice (or sometimes three times). She donned the same Thakoon floral dress at an October event that she had worn two times before in 2009.

But Taylor calls it making a “repeat performance,” and says, “You’ve never seen that before, and you really don’t see it from women in the public eye. A great dress is a great dress. A great look is a great look. Why not wear it again?”

And the author, who has worked with countless models and celebs, has some tricks of the trade that she’s picked up from studying the first lady’s style to help Washington women become their own Capitol Hill fashionistas.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


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To: caper gal 1

Hah that picture always cracks me up. She looks like the frog en housemaid showing them the way up and into the building.


51 posted on 12/07/2011 7:05:05 PM PST by sheana
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To: Reagan69

Your post #6 illustrates what I’ve always thought:

She’s commander in chic alright - for people of Wal-Mart.


52 posted on 12/07/2011 7:06:22 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The comments after the article at the site are a hoot! LMAO


53 posted on 12/07/2011 7:07:18 PM PST by tioga
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You can just feel her growing out of that getup like a gangly, awkward teen in hand-me-downs that are two sizes too small.

Wonder if the fake flower squirts water? Looks like it would.


54 posted on 12/07/2011 7:07:53 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Commander in Chic?

55 posted on 12/07/2011 7:09:27 PM PST by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Brandonmark

Worst Lady


57 posted on 12/07/2011 7:13:26 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Brandonmark
Does her shirt say no fat women? Oh, the irony.

Holy crap she is vile. Just an embarrassment to our country. LOOK AT THAT PHOTO!!!!

58 posted on 12/07/2011 7:15:31 PM PST by teenyelliott (Obama warned if he loses the election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance)
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To: digger48

Mikki looks like a Mikey.


59 posted on 12/07/2011 7:16:28 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: caper gal 1

You know what’s funny about this picture? The hands of the two on the left are elegantly curved inward. The other one looks like she’s carrying invisible luggage.


60 posted on 12/07/2011 7:16:38 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: caper gal 1
Yes, the whole world is laughing at the "worst lady"....

And so am I, Waaah haahahahahahahahah.....

61 posted on 12/07/2011 7:21:44 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: jocon307
That would be awesome. Not only is Pippa beautiful she has the best name. Michelle Obama is not beautiful she is just average and she has no fashion sense. She does has one thing going for her and that is she is married to Obama
and the media loves sucking up to him so she gets a free pass. I like the picture of her in Florida, she had a wedgie which just about sums up her fashion sense
62 posted on 12/07/2011 7:25:03 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

63 posted on 12/07/2011 7:25:12 PM PST by teenyelliott (Obama warned if he loses the election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance)
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To: Free ThinkerNY


64 posted on 12/07/2011 7:26:12 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: digger48

I knew it! The so called “Beauty Expert” is deluded by race.


65 posted on 12/07/2011 7:27:10 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Me thinks the LOUT is missing a SNOUT!


66 posted on 12/07/2011 7:27:16 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: Free ThinkerNY
‘commander in chic’

If that's "chic" then two things come to mind:

  1. Gag.
  2. Glad I am in no-way a slave to fashion. Give me faded jeans and a simple cotton shirt any day.

67 posted on 12/07/2011 7:27:22 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Batman11
Patrick Ewing in a dress

You owe me a new spleen.

68 posted on 12/07/2011 7:28:03 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Ha!


69 posted on 12/07/2011 7:30:17 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Jeff Chandler

lol


71 posted on 12/07/2011 7:36:52 PM PST by TsonicTsunami08
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To: digger48

If she ever walks into a wall in the dark, they will have to slide her over to the door to get her loose.


72 posted on 12/07/2011 7:41:44 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

73 posted on 12/07/2011 7:41:48 PM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With regards to Michelle, my Mother had two great sayings...”her taste is all in her mouth” and “you look like a cartoon.” Thanks Mom, both apply in this case.


74 posted on 12/07/2011 7:42:42 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Man the pitchforks and torches....let the revolution begin)
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To: Brandonmark

A bit of photoshop action there... but funny nonetheless!


75 posted on 12/07/2011 7:43:25 PM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: TwoSwords

The two on the left have been taught to comport themselves as ladies.


76 posted on 12/07/2011 7:45:53 PM PST by caper gal 1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I remember reading about the shopping habits of another first lady. Mrs Truman did her shopping from the Montgomery Ward catalog. They are out of business today. I susppose our first lady Mrs Obama wouldn’t have a problem shopping from a Spiegels catalog. She can still keep the title of “Commander in Chic” or “Capitol Hill Fashionistas”.


77 posted on 12/07/2011 7:49:10 PM PST by Anna W
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To: FlingWingFlyer; blam; I Drive Too Fast; teenyelliott; Liberty Valance; hosepipe; All
We like to leave threads about Michelle Obama up, but usually end up pulling because of all the marginal comments.

If your name is in the “to” field you know what you posted.

Please refrain from those type of comments and have fun criticizing the story as many have.

Countering the leftist spin about Michelle Obama is an important part of exposing what the media does to prop up their chosen figures.

Thanks for your help.

78 posted on 12/07/2011 7:50:21 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Every Woman’s Guide to Managing her Style Like a First Lady

79 posted on 12/07/2011 7:51:43 PM PST by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mikki ,Mikki ,Mikki ...one word - LASIK


80 posted on 12/07/2011 7:54:40 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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To: maggief
If you're not in on this thread already, you need to be.


81 posted on 12/07/2011 7:57:14 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: IncPen

Its the great pumpkin


82 posted on 12/07/2011 7:58:29 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a way to end the night!! What a laugh this thread has been. I will add one more comment,

“LIPSTICK ON A PIG” or something like that!


84 posted on 12/07/2011 8:10:07 PM PST by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Meh. With an arse as big as hers, the title REAR ADMIRAL would be more appropriate.


85 posted on 12/07/2011 8:10:48 PM PST by 60Gunner (Eternal vigilance or eternal rest. Make your choice.)
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To: moder_ator

Next time you have a freepathon, don’t ask for my support.


87 posted on 12/07/2011 8:21:25 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: 60Gunner

Helen of Troy had a face that launched a thousand ships.

At least she was proud of her country.

With Moochelle, the Italian Navy just...oh, why get the comment pulled.

Hey 60G, when are we going to find out if Baby ever survived all that gagging dust on the reservation!


88 posted on 12/07/2011 8:23:17 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pumpkin in Chief.


89 posted on 12/07/2011 8:39:26 PM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 Herman Cain will have more relevant and quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

MrsEmmaPeel, Signup 2002-12-12, Messages 13 articles, 3291 replies.

Congratulations on your ninth year FReeper anniversary next week!


90 posted on 12/07/2011 8:49:21 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

And thank you very much for your loyal support!


91 posted on 12/07/2011 8:51:29 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mamie Eisenhower

Jackie Kennedy

Former First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush gather for a photograph at the opening of the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. (1991)

Rosalynn Carter, Barbara Bush, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, and Hillary Clinton

Nancy Reagan and Laura Bush

Commander in Chic

92 posted on 12/07/2011 8:59:54 PM PST by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Admin Moderator
Thats a big 10-4

I just had to get my mind right. ;o)

93 posted on 12/07/2011 9:23:45 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance


94 posted on 12/07/2011 10:13:27 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono; Rushmore Rocks; Velveeta; Oorang; WestCoastGal; maggief; azishot; mojitojoe; ...

Ping.

# 94.

hahahahaha


95 posted on 12/07/2011 10:45:00 PM PST by LucyT
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To: LucyT

Wonder if they cover the mirrors in the WH so they don’t break.


96 posted on 12/07/2011 11:01:32 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: LucyT

Good grief. I wonder if the flower squirts water?


97 posted on 12/07/2011 11:18:59 PM PST by azishot
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To: Admin Moderator

10-4... do we need to take it easy on Jane Fonda as well?..


98 posted on 12/08/2011 12:08:53 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Batman11
HAHAHA!

“Mrs. Obama makes her look work for her no matter what’s in or out...”

Moochelle the pinata...


99 posted on 12/08/2011 2:31:53 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fashion plate BTTT


100 posted on 12/08/2011 5:55:41 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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