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To: Scanian

Read this:

† 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?’ She’s got an amazing torso and long, beautiful arms. She’s 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. Obama’s figure to an insect that tends to have skinny arms and a bulbous lower body.

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And this:

† 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.” It’s true that Michelle Obama’s 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 Beyoncé’s 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 doesn’t 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:

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Relevant Links:

http://thestilettoblog.com/2008/11/21/on-the-cutting-edge-your-butt-will-look-good-in-these-jeans.aspx

http://thestilettoblog.com/2009/02/04/the-other-shoe-drops-updates-to-previous-posts.aspx (third item on page)

http://thestilettoblog.com/2009/03/02/the-other-shoe-drops-updates-to-previous-posts.aspx (last item on page)


35 posted on 05/12/2009 3:45:32 PM PDT by theothercheek ("Unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything." - U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall)
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To: theothercheek

One of your links mentions the late Mr. Blackwell. Lucky for Michelle that Mr. B left the scene just in time.


58 posted on 05/12/2009 3:50:15 PM PDT by Scanian (i)
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