Your Butt Will Look Good In These Jeans: In the February 9th issue of New York Magazine, designer Isabel Toledo who outfitted Michelle Obama for the swearing in ceremony - is asked whether the two women had met. They had, just one time, and Toledo tactfully describes her first impression:
I hugged her and thought Let me see what size? Shes got an amazing torso and long, beautiful arms. Shes like a spider.
Toledo chose not to be blunt about Mrs. Obama having large hips, thighs and buttocks. But rather than be dishonest or fawning, the designer subtly made her point by comparing Mrs. Obamas figure to an insect that tends to have skinny arms and a bulbous lower body.
Updates To Previous Posts (third item, Your Butt Will Look Good In These Jeans): Gushing that Those toned arms are becoming a trademark, CNN.com tells readers how to get Michelle Obama’s toned arms. Its true that Michelle Obamas arms are her best feature and she knows it, having posed for the March cover of Vogue in a sleeveless silk sheath and for the cover of People magazine in a lacy pink sleeveless dress but brown-nosing journalists would do the First Lady a favor if they instead told her how to get Beyoncés butt (no junk in that trunk).
Take that Vogue cover, for instance. Michelle Obama is artfully angled and posed so her huge hips are hidden by the sofa cushions; the skirt of the dress is scrunched to place extra fabric around the hips so the form-fitting cut doesnt accentuate her thighs; and her arm obscures most of her chest so as not to call attention to how comparatively bottom-heavy her figure is, since her breasts are very, very small. A lot of photographic sleights of hand went into this cover, just like those before and after photos in ads for miracle weight loss aids:
One of your links mentions the late Mr. Blackwell. Lucky for Michelle that Mr. B left the scene just in time.