Skip to comments.Michelle Obama Flashes Over $42,000 in Diamond Bracelets
Posted on 09/22/2011 2:18:22 PM PDT by Freemarkets101
Michelle Obama, the most glamorous of all U.S. First Ladies, dazzled the crowd at a DNC fundraiser Tuesday night wearing over $42,000 worth of diamond bracelets ($42,150 to be precise). Designed by Katie Decker, a 23-year-old Texas-based jeweller, the First Lady dropped a few dimes on some serious bling:
(Daily Mail) - The First Lady, 47, chose to wear Miss Decker's Lotus cuff, with 2.9 carats of diamonds, costing $15,000, the Gothic cuff with 2.17 carats of diamonds, costing $15,350, and the $11,800 Quatrefoil bracelet with 1.73 carats of diamonds to the Gotham Hall event.
Damn, for that kind of money - and all the publicity Ms. Decker is about to receive - the Obama's better hope they will be getting a little kickback for Barack's 2012 campaign. Just look at that endorsement:
She might as well change her name to Simon Cowell and slightly turn her hand every time she takes a sip of Coca-Cola (Ahem, I mean Pepsi).
Just shiny peas. Chicago thugcrat peas.
She should be dressed in sackcloths an ashes. Shameful optics for a President that is all about optics.
Plus her arms look MANLY!!
You have got to be $h1++1N me!
“At some point, haven’t you made enough money?”
It’s good to be Queen.
Did she cut her hair off or is that a wig?
Where's my favorite picture of the dog walking Michelle...the one where her bra strap is hanging out...
(Barky’s taxes are too low and he has too much extra money, because of George Bush and those evil do-nothing republicans)
"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more. "
Her hair has always been short. Most of the time, she wears wigs.
When you opponent is digging a hole for themselves let them keep shoveling....
In other news, unemployment for black youth remains at record highs, reduced only by death due do to gun fire...
No, she didn't.
All of it was loaned...a common practice, one which Nancy Reagan and Laura Bush also participated in.
To present it as a purchase by the Sasquatch, is to perpetuate a nasty intimation that the taxpayers may have been screwed into buying this crap for her.
I do not, cannot stand the fact that the jug-eared idiot is the POTUS and he has a Sasquatch, the nasty, pushy, overbearing zero that she is, for a FLOTUS, but we should not participate in the subtle crap-slinging that this is.
I ignore very much of what she does and I realize that she has no compunctions about spending the taxpayers money, but in this case, it's off base and uncalled for.
We should pursue the truth and leave the crap-flinging to the monkeys in the cage.
Her husband is ten times softer than thos diamonds. That’s why she needs so many
I have been hearing “optics” more lately.. When did we drop “appearance” and “image” and start saying “optics”. no offense to you of course.. meh.
Michelle purchased this stuff? Or was it donated to her?
It is bling well befitting the ‘hood except if it were literally in he ‘hood it would probably be rhinestones and gold plate so as not to be all that tempting a theft target.
Doesn’t the “Queen” have any side enterprises such as selling autobiographies or charging to speak to audiences, by which she might have legitimately raised the funds? She holds no Constitutional office, and thus is free to do things Barack could not.
Think she’ll return the loaners to the jewelry store, or will she try to rip them off like some of those klepto Hollywood actresses?
Her hope has turned out to be more than chump change.
Who knows how it came into her possession and it may be sponsor product placement for all we know.
Republicans can’t spend big money on jewelry, witness Newt’s Tiffany’s revolving credit debacle.
How do you know that it was borrowed?
“Michelle Obama, the most glamorous of all U.S. First Ladies”
That is an outright lie.
“Its good to be Queen.”
Yep, next up will be a diamond studded tiarra.
Jewels she never worked a day in her life for. She’s as big a con as her husband. All the fruit of crime.
Id like to know why no one in the media has brought up what Michelle “All this for a flag” Obama said during the 9/11 ceremony..oops, I almost forgot..the media, actually report the truth about their messiah, I just made a funny
Michelle is definitely much more manly than Barack.
Loaned or not, it looks terrible—unthinking, unfeeling, uncaring—when so many Americans are suffering (which makes them happy, I know.)
Laura Bush would never have worn something so ostentatious but when you think you’re the dictator of Zimbabwe, of course this is appropriate.
It starts with the queen saying, "Let them eat cake."
It ends with the 'clang' of a guillotine.
So it's not just me who's noticed this stupid and pernicious corruption of the language. "Optics," for crying out loud...
LOL. I had the same exact thought!!! “most glamorous” in her dreams and absolutely nowhere else.
That hug looks weird. Maybe she just hugged him or was about to, but it looks like she doesn’t want to smudge her nails.
I just started noticing that myself. I would say within the last 12 months. I heard a lawyer use it back in March, that was the first tine I really noticed it enough to remember that I heard it.
That's the picture they have on the McDonald's Angry Meal.
MAO (Michelle Antoinette Obama) sure has come along way from her complaint about GWB’s $600 stimulus checks...”What can you do with $600, buy a pair of earrings?”
How crass and ‘in’ an economically suffering populace’s ‘face.’
I love that! Well done!
In the film industry this is called Product Placement.
“I’m Hip”, “In with the In Crowd”, use ALL the latest terminology like “Bling”, “Optics”...
“Right On, Right On, Right On”...
(no, 23 skidoo was WAY before my time!)
for you young whipper-snappers, that’s pronounced “Skid-ooo”, not Ski-Do, as in Jet Ski.
Michelle Obama, the most glamorous of all U.S. First Ladies
I love satire.
Ii stopped reading after that line.
I agree. There is plenty she has done to criticize. We don’t need to manufacture scandals.
First Lady Michelle Obama steps out in Lanvin sneakers and they’re only $540!
Michelle Obama has taken casual to a haute new level.
While volunteering Wednesday at a D.C. food bank, the First Lady sported her usual J.Crew cardigan, a pair of utilitarian capri pants and, on her feet, a sneaky splurge: trainers that go for $540.
These people don’t give a damn about anyone but themselves.
It’s just who they are.
Wonder what the po folks who voted for this dictator are thinking now? Their wonderkid put them all out of work and is flashing his wealth. While at the same time demonizing the wealthy. Hey kenya boy, take a look in the mirror sometime.
AP story posted on Drudge.
Many up and coming and wannabe and the famous and infamous designers provide items in this manner.
For the FLOTUS to wear a particular designed dress or piece of jewelry...the advertising is such that cannot be bought.
A common practice, both with the FLOTUS and with much of the so-called "A" list celebrities.
I believe even the European royalty has done so.
Can I ask a question? And I’m serious about this.
Do you really give a frip about the jewelry Michelle wears? Do you really, really care? If so, WHY?