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Agent Provocateur sales boosted by US First Lady Michelle Obama
telegraph.co.uk ^ | 1/29/12 | Helia Ebrahimi

Posted on 01/29/2012 7:27:30 PM PST by ColdOne

The First Lady – better known for shopping at more modestly-priced High Street stores – along with the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah, closed off part of Madison Avenue to spend time in the luxury lingerie shop. Their purchases contributed to a market-spanking 12.5pc lift in sales.

Agent Provocateur, which is styled on vintage Hollywood glamour, sells handmade Calais lace corsets that sell for up to £900, which could ruffle the feathers of more than just President Barack Obama in an election year.

Gary Hogarth, Agent Provocateur's chief executive, refused to be drawn on the store's closely kept "secret client list". But he admitted the brand had attracted a high number of "unexpected famous names" – especially in the US, where sales have overtaken the UK.

On the back of this growth, Agent Provocateur, which is owned by listed private equity firm 3i, is launching an aggressive expansion strategy with more than 20 new shops opening globally in 2012.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: michelleobama; moobama; qatar; sheikhamozah
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1 posted on 01/29/2012 7:27:35 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: maggief

ping


2 posted on 01/29/2012 7:28:46 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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Agent Provocateur saw sales jump by more than 12pc, helped by US First Lady Michelle Obama spending $50,000 (£31,794) in one shopping spree.


3 posted on 01/29/2012 7:31:28 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

I don’t care what the rules are! Please no pictures!!


4 posted on 01/29/2012 7:33:07 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: ColdOne

Maybe the corset is for her “hubby” you know the one who is so, so, enfeminant, and a girly-man


5 posted on 01/29/2012 7:33:25 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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6 posted on 01/29/2012 7:40:42 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ColdOne

She spent that much for a night gown?


7 posted on 01/29/2012 7:43:24 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: ColdOne

8 posted on 01/29/2012 7:44:58 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty.)
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To: LucyT

I’m going to flip a coin to see if I should read this article. Bet I lose.


9 posted on 01/29/2012 7:46:52 PM PST by azishot
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To: Batman11

“Lingerie” and “Michelle Obama” should never appear in the same sentence, same paragraph, same conversation, same city...


10 posted on 01/29/2012 7:47:10 PM PST by Dagnabitt ("None of the above" ain't running.)
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To: Batman11

11 posted on 01/29/2012 7:48:55 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: ColdOne

Wookie’s Secret?


12 posted on 01/29/2012 7:51:13 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ColdOne
The First Lady – better known for shopping at more modestly-priced High Street stores – along with the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah, closed off part of Madison Avenue to spend time in the luxury lingerie shop.

The First Looter - once again pillaging the public coffers to purchase something she should never been seen in.

13 posted on 01/29/2012 7:51:47 PM PST by Semper Mark (Pray. Vote. Buy ammo.)
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To: azishot; maggief

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Need to ping Maggie...


14 posted on 01/29/2012 7:51:56 PM PST by LucyT ( NB. ~ Pakistan was NOT on the U.S. State Department's "no travel" list in 1981. ~)
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To: ColdOne

The Wookie in a teddy. I didn’t need that in my mind.


15 posted on 01/29/2012 7:53:03 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: ColdOne

LOL!

I assumed “Agent Provocateur” was a BOOK!


16 posted on 01/29/2012 7:53:15 PM PST by mrsmith (What Tea Party nominee have you found for your House seat?)
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To: ColdOne
Speaking of the Obama's and Qatar- add the Taliban and you get :

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2828275/posts

17 posted on 01/29/2012 7:53:21 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: ColdOne
din't know they came in size Lardass...
18 posted on 01/29/2012 7:54:41 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ColdOne
When Michelle got back to the Whitehouse she thought she'd try to spark an evening of romance by slipping on her new see-through nightgown, and strutting into the oval office to surprise her husband.

That evening, just as BHO was wrapping up a long hard day of raising taxes, Michelle threw open the oval office door, twirled like a model at the end of the catwalk, held up her arms and asked, "What do you think honey?"

BHO replied, "Well, um, er I like it, but you'd think for as much as you paid for that, they would have at least ironed it."

19 posted on 01/29/2012 7:58:39 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL!


20 posted on 01/29/2012 8:09:36 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Oh Gawd: I think I am going to barf.
Now the picture of Wide Load in Lingerie will haunt me.

Trying to pack a 100 lb. load into a ten pound teddy is not a pretty picture.


21 posted on 01/29/2012 8:25:22 PM PST by Venturer
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To: LucyT; ColdOne; 007girl; 1_Rain_Drop; 2nd amendment mama; AbolishCSEU; abner; ...
"Agent Provocateur (luxury lingerie) saw sales jump by more than 12pc, helped by US First Lady Michelle Obama spending $50,000 (£31,794) in one shopping spree."

Michelle Fashion Police Alert Ping!

FReepmail maggief if you want on or off this ping list

22 posted on 01/29/2012 8:25:22 PM PST by maggief
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To: ColdOne

Does this establishment have a “Lane Bryant” type section?


23 posted on 01/29/2012 8:25:51 PM PST by Terry Mross (We need a second party.)
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To: maggief

With the many pictures we’ve see of panty line, bulges, bumps and other fashion disasters, if I were this company I wouldn’t brag that she buys their products!


24 posted on 01/29/2012 8:41:47 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: maggief

I didn’t know they carried Sasquatch size.


25 posted on 01/29/2012 8:42:39 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: maggief

Barney’s fashion guru: Stop talking about FLOTUS’ clothes

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Excerpt:

Doonan would prefer that fashion chatter be left to Hollywood types. “There’s 200 billion red carpet celebrities, there’s a hundred-thousand-trillion dumb TV actresses, we can talk about what they are wearing all day long — she’s the wife of the president of the United States, I think people’s brains are getting corroded if they can’t tell the difference between [Michelle Obama] and Bethenny Frankel,” Doonan continued.

Doonan got the pleasure of meeting the first lady when he decorated the White House for the Obamas’ first District Christmas back in 2009. He retells that story in his new book “Gay Men Don’t Get Fat,” which he’s coming to D.C. to promote this week. His decorations caused the mini-controversy “Tinselgate,” because several of the donated, recycled, decoupaged, balls hanging on the large Christmas tree in the blue room contained controversial i

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/yeas-nays/2012/01/barneys-fashion-guru-stop-talking-about-flotus-clothes/2148641#ixzz1kudseXZC

ROFL!!


26 posted on 01/29/2012 8:42:49 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: maggief

Oh Gaaaaaaaduh
What a donkey

ROFLOL


27 posted on 01/29/2012 8:43:03 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, Rick and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: ColdOne
Well, there was a story about a month ago that hinted about Michelle having an affair. Guess she is stocking up for another rendezvous. (Or, is this a present for Barack to wear? She told us he liked to try on her clothes.)

Even with millions suffering financial hardships under her husband's leadership, The Queen Antoinette can't possibly wear Playtex, or "Just My Size" undies.

28 posted on 01/29/2012 8:44:44 PM PST by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: STARWISE

“Gay Men Don’t Get Fat,” ...

Which is why Barry looks emaciated.


29 posted on 01/29/2012 8:48:25 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: maggief

The poor woman doesn't know what to wear to get her husband aroused. Nothing works - whether she wears the boob belt or the wedgie, the man is indifferent. Poor Michelle.

30 posted on 01/29/2012 8:51:39 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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31 posted on 01/29/2012 8:52:46 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Excellent examples of what I was saying! Thanks so much.

I do ask myself if she ever looks at photos of herself. If she did, you’d think she’d avoid some of these mistakes.


32 posted on 01/29/2012 8:57:38 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: maggief

Maggie!

Dang.

Still laughing.


33 posted on 01/29/2012 8:58:38 PM PST by LucyT ( NB. ~ Pakistan was NOT on the U.S. State Department's "no travel" list in 1981. ~)
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To: leapfrog0202
She is so crass. She really has demeaned her position with all her inappropriate clothing and now this. She could care less about how she looks to the American people. She's like that Kimora Simmons chick.
34 posted on 01/29/2012 9:02:00 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: ColdOne

35 posted on 01/29/2012 9:06:52 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: maggief
Add this one to your pix.They are at home with commie china


36 posted on 01/29/2012 9:15:00 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: maggief
Add this one to your pix.They are at home with commie china


37 posted on 01/29/2012 9:16:00 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: STARWISE
Simon Doonan, Barney's

Lanvin Cap Toe Sneakers = $560


38 posted on 01/29/2012 9:25:49 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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39 posted on 01/29/2012 9:42:10 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: maggief

as usual, her pants are too small and a little short.


40 posted on 01/29/2012 9:46:36 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: maggief

She needs Spanx. The all in one type.


41 posted on 01/29/2012 10:02:28 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: ColdOne
With access to the world's most experienced fashion and etiquette advisers, I simply can not understand why Michele Obama persists in wearing such **poorly** tailored clothing.

A common dressmaker or tailor could completely eliminate the bra line and pantie lines, and the wrinkles around the the thighs and legs. There is **no** excuse for a bra strap to be hanging out of a too tight sleeveless blouse, or for slacks that look like they are giving her a wedgie. Dress hemlines should not be hanging 6 inches below the back of her coat. There is no reason for wrinkles in her jacket across her back, or for the sides of her jacket to stick out like dog ears. Her kick pleats are so high that if she leaned over a few inches her underwear would show.

Little ole’ **me** could fix these tailoring mistakes with my bedroom sewing machine! Surely in Washington, D.C., there is a tailor or seamstress who is more than capable of adjusting her clothing so that it properly fits her shape. She would feel more comfortable as well.

No one should mock Michele for her shape any more than Eleanor Roosevelt should have been denigrated for her chin, but, there is **no** reason for our nation's First Lady to be wearing poorly constructed and tailored clothing.

Nearly all of the outfits shown in the photos above would have been far more attractive if they had been properly tailored!

42 posted on 01/29/2012 10:14:24 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: ColdOne
What, the Mooch can't spring for a pack of granny panties, $5.97 plus tax at Wal-Mart?


43 posted on 01/29/2012 10:15:26 PM PST by twister881
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To: Chode; Slings and Arrows; maggief; Tax-chick; Yehuda; martin_fierro; Daffynition
din't know they came in size Lardass...

That would explain the 50 grand worth of material required.

"Gimme dat black widow-inspired teddy in size WookieXXX..."

44 posted on 01/29/2012 10:18:59 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: mrsmith
I assumed “Agent Provocateur” was a BOOK!

More likely a jihadi front organization. A lingerie store... somehow that makes perfect sense.

45 posted on 01/29/2012 10:23:17 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: ColdOne
Pinata-time!


46 posted on 01/29/2012 10:33:58 PM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: maggief

Thanks, Maggie
Corsets? Doesn’t sound like a nightie to me.
Didn’t know they made this in a size to fit that huge caboose!
Maybe that’s why it cost so much!


47 posted on 01/29/2012 10:40:52 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: maggief

On that last picture with Moochelle-Antoinette in the greenish dress:
At least we now know who wears the pants in that family!


48 posted on 01/29/2012 10:47:25 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: ColdOne

OK, let’s have a show of hands.

How many took the first two words of the article title literally?

(One hand up, over here.)


49 posted on 01/29/2012 10:49:15 PM PST by Erasmus (A man, a plan, a canal: Suez)
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To: wintertime

Excellent point, Wintertime
Her clothing choices are not suited to her body type, and definitely not to her role as First Lady,
Good tailoring can make someone look ten lbs thinner. So would chooses fabrics that are not shiny or clingy, and wearing the proper undergarments.
You can be sure even old Aunt Esther wore a girdle!
Since you seem to be an expert on this sort of thing, what about the length if her trousers compared to Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (standing next to her in the lavender coat with black trousers.)?
Michelle’s pant leg seems way too long and puddling like a curtain over her shoe, Carla’s is trim and just skims the heel. You would think Michelle’s needed a hemming.


50 posted on 01/29/2012 11:03:24 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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