Skip to comments.Agent Provocateur sales boosted by US First Lady Michelle Obama
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.
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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.
I don’t care what the rules are! Please no pictures!!
Maybe the corset is for her “hubby” you know the one who is so, so, enfeminant, and a girly-man
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She spent that much for a night gown?
I’m going to flip a coin to see if I should read this article. Bet I lose.
“Lingerie” and “Michelle Obama” should never appear in the same sentence, same paragraph, same conversation, same city...
The First Looter - once again pillaging the public coffers to purchase something she should never been seen in.
Need to ping Maggie...
The Wookie in a teddy. I didn’t need that in my mind.
I assumed “Agent Provocateur” was a BOOK!
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."
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.
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Does this establishment have a “Lane Bryant” type section?
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!
I didn’t know they carried Sasquatch size.
Barney’s fashion guru: Stop talking about FLOTUS’ clothes
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
What a donkey
Even with millions suffering financial hardships under her husband's leadership, The Queen Antoinette can't possibly wear Playtex, or "Just My Size" undies.
Gay Men Dont Get Fat, ...
Which is why Barry looks emaciated.
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.
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.
Lanvin Cap Toe Sneakers = $560
as usual, her pants are too small and a little short.
She needs Spanx. The all in one type.
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!
That would explain the 50 grand worth of material required.
"Gimme dat black widow-inspired teddy in size WookieXXX..."
More likely a jihadi front organization. A lingerie store... somehow that makes perfect sense.
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!
On that last picture with Moochelle-Antoinette in the greenish dress:
At least we now know who wears the pants in that family!
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.)
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.