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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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1 posted on 12/07/2011 6:21:04 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

barf, upchuck, regurgitate, blow my cookies, hurl, throw-up... I cannot come up with anymore right now...


2 posted on 12/07/2011 6:24:12 PM PST by lyby
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mikki sounds like she might be from the Planet Wookie.


3 posted on 12/07/2011 6:24:23 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Look Mikki, here is the deal. You are freaking delusional. The biotch looks like Patrick Ewing in a dress!


4 posted on 12/07/2011 6:24:32 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good lord. I have no fashion sense and I can see that is just wrong!


5 posted on 12/07/2011 6:26:14 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Oh, this is going to be a fun thread.
6 posted on 12/07/2011 6:26:55 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did Alton Brown ever look better?


8 posted on 12/07/2011 6:27:07 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pander pander pander

Racial pandering is the only way the Obamas get ‘compliments’


9 posted on 12/07/2011 6:27:41 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (There's nothing more hypocritical than a white liberal calling someone else a "bigot")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Beauty expert dubs first lady Michelle Obama the ‘commander in chic’

I'm sure that is the opinion of a select few because the common man is laughing at the fashion world's Expert.

10 posted on 12/07/2011 6:27:50 PM PST by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: Batman11

“Look Mikki, here is the deal. You are freaking delusional. The biotch looks like Patrick Ewing in a dress!”
__________________________________________________

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Spew alert next time please.

You know what they say about great comedy...it contains nuggets of truth. :-D


11 posted on 12/07/2011 6:28:02 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Free ThinkerNY
At some point, even the true believers are just going to have to wake up and say:

"Hey! She's ugly!"
"And he's stupid!"

12 posted on 12/07/2011 6:29:31 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war. It's coming.)
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To: Reagan69

What’s with those darn belts?

My mother (who truly was a beautiful woman, she looked like a movie star and I am not kidding) was wild for those awful belts too.

Ok, I hate belts, they looked merely OK on my beautiferous mom, on Michelle they are just to die FROM.

In the future can we get some American man to marry Pippa Middleton and SHE can be our first lady?

I mean, how cool would that be?


14 posted on 12/07/2011 6:31:12 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“She dresses to delight herself. She’s not so influenced by the trends”

Buy “trends” I assume we’re talking “common sense and a subtle understanding of grace and tact”?


15 posted on 12/07/2011 6:31:43 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny ("Fair share" are the last two words I hear before I stop taking someone seriously.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Commander in Chic

[Shaking head...]

16 posted on 12/07/2011 6:32:18 PM PST by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She’s the only person who can make Mario Batali look skinny.


17 posted on 12/07/2011 6:32:29 PM PST by GnL
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I probably don't need to tell you that is Mikki is NOT the one on the right.

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18 posted on 12/07/2011 6:32:50 PM PST by digger48
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20 posted on 12/07/2011 6:33:52 PM PST by caper gal 1
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To: Batman11

The biotch looks like Patrick Ewing in a dress!
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Uh, I would think YOU are somewhat lucky that Patrick will probably never see this comment.

I mean, what do you have against Ewing?


22 posted on 12/07/2011 6:35:33 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My son just took a look at Michelle and said “I didn’t realize that Michelle was a Dolphin’s fan.” LOL!!


23 posted on 12/07/2011 6:35:35 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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25 posted on 12/07/2011 6:37:10 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: caper gal 1

I know it’s photo-shopped, but that picture just never gets old! Two backsides with a PhD and one with a sixth grade education!


26 posted on 12/07/2011 6:37:29 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

commander in chic?....WTF?


27 posted on 12/07/2011 6:39:59 PM PST by Route395
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To: Free ThinkerNY

is this woman blind?

I guess big arses, no style,classless, can’t sit down with her legs closed, showing her ;panty lines always looking angry and eating fry ups is chic to her then


28 posted on 12/07/2011 6:40:09 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I remember the same things being said about Hillary Clinton 20 years ago.

Yet, Laura Bush was “frumpy.’


29 posted on 12/07/2011 6:40:27 PM PST by no gnu taxes
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To: Free ThinkerNY

the wife of the socialist commander is more like it...


30 posted on 12/07/2011 6:40:58 PM PST by Route395
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL Yeah, we can tell she dresses to delight herself.


31 posted on 12/07/2011 6:41:36 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (WE ARE AMERICA! Vote Economic Freedom. Vote third party— we keep 0Mao. IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

O

M

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32 posted on 12/07/2011 6:43:48 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She’s taller than two men, and uglier than fifty. Really, truly without grace. Very sad.


33 posted on 12/07/2011 6:44:52 PM PST by LifePath
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s all politics.

These are the same people who say Sarah Jessica Parker is a looker and that Madonna is cultured


34 posted on 12/07/2011 6:45:37 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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35 posted on 12/07/2011 6:46:10 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: Psycho_Bunny

“She dresses to delight herself. She’s not so influenced by the trends”
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No, honey, she’s not so influenced by TASTE and CLASS! As my mother has ALWAYS taught me......”_____________ , dear, one cannot BUY good taste and class. It’s TAUGHT.”


36 posted on 12/07/2011 6:47:31 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: blam

Didn’t somebody get thrown out of school for saying that?


37 posted on 12/07/2011 6:47:54 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: digger48

I am not kidding, that person (and I use that term loosely) on the left looks a lot like the NJ Nets coach Avery Johnson! No offense to Mr. Johnson intended. If one of you photo shop genius’ could put their pictures side by side you would see.


38 posted on 12/07/2011 6:47:57 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

39 posted on 12/07/2011 6:53:41 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And why should we care what his “man” thinks?


40 posted on 12/07/2011 6:55:42 PM PST by hadaclueonce ("Endeavor to persevere.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well I dub Michelle Obama America's Worst Lady.
41 posted on 12/07/2011 6:57:15 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: Dallas59

LOLOLOL!

You know what I find to be the most attractive part of Michelle?

Her shin nodules!

MMMM MMMM MMMM!


42 posted on 12/07/2011 6:57:45 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: lyby

LOL...when Mario Batali looks better, with his orange chef’s clogs on, you know you are at the bottom of the fashion ladder.


44 posted on 12/07/2011 6:59:46 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have to say that I like this outfit, BUT.................it is appropriate for a young girl, teens or early twenties. It is not appropriate for a middle aged woman.

I am now middle aged and yes, sadly, there are definitely things we can no longer wear. We live in a college town & on football weekends the amount of women trying to dress like their daughters is really out of control.

And if you are the first lady you DO owe it to your country to dress in a ladylike manner. It’s part of the job. That’s part of the charm of getting older; you can be elegant. Trendiness is for the young, NOT for older women.


47 posted on 12/07/2011 7:04:11 PM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: lyby
She’s not so influenced by the trends.”

...or good taste, or common sense, or mirrors, or...

48 posted on 12/07/2011 7:04:34 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

You forgot “BARF ALERT”.


49 posted on 12/07/2011 7:04:52 PM PST by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WOOF! Ugly! NASTY!


50 posted on 12/07/2011 7:05:02 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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