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Media Swoon: First Family Fuses Fashion, 'Philanthropy'
The Patriot Room ^ | 2-20-09 | Scott Martin

Posted on 02/19/2009 2:09:53 PM PST by Reagan 2.0

Anyone want to guess what the media would be saying if a young, stylish Republican President and his wife were in office? I remember the media criticism of Nancy Reagan's high-fashion in the 1980s. It didn't exactly play like this:

Under Obama, D.C. turns fashionable

Washington, D.C., might not be ready to overtake New York, Paris or Milan as a fashion mecca, but with a stylish first couple as its best ambassadors since the Kennedy era, the sartorially challenged seat of power in sensible pinstripes is finally getting a little respect.

Fashion observers credit the change to new Vogue cover girl Michelle Obama, a steady influx of high-end retailers... and a bevy of fashion-oriented events such as this week's DC Fashion Week and Northern Virginia Fashion Week, which starts Monday.

"All eyes are on D.C. - people are looking to it as the telltale of not just policy, but of style and taste," says Maria Cuomo Cole... "The ultimate tastemakers are in the White House."

The last place I want people looking to for anything is Washington D.C., but much less for a new fashion leader. But the Times is loving it.

Calling Mrs. Obama "a breath of fresh air here," style consultant and Washington Life editor Lana Orloff said, "I've never seen so much media attention on what she is wearing....

(Excerpt) Read more at patriotroom.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: fashion; firstfrump; flotusmichelle; hipster; michelleobama; obama; philanthropy; shelfbutt; washingtondc

1 posted on 02/19/2009 2:09:53 PM PST by Reagan 2.0
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To: GOP_Lady

Ping


2 posted on 02/19/2009 2:13:18 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Reagan 2.0

Former First Lady Laura was too busy making sure her husband had all her support to bother with making Hollywood like her.


3 posted on 02/19/2009 2:13:49 PM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: Reagan 2.0

Screw the propogandist leftist MSM and the donkey they rode in on.....


4 posted on 02/19/2009 2:15:13 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Reagan 2.0
"I've never seen so much media attention on what she is wearing....

Yup. Nobody can quite believe what she's wearing.

"Bless her heart, look what she was brave enough to wear in public".

5 posted on 02/19/2009 2:16:43 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Reagan 2.0

The fashion is good with BHO and the family!


6 posted on 02/19/2009 2:20:55 PM PST by Professor_Leonide (I said to the young man who showed me a photo, "Who can ever be sure what is behind a mask?")
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To: DJ MacWoW

Yes. Her fashion sense is just embarrassing. I want to heave whenever I read about how fashion savvy she is. She’s passable on the outside but very ugly inside. That’s all I need to know.


7 posted on 02/19/2009 2:21:37 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: DJ MacWoW

Michelle Obama is forced to buy from American designers because she is TOO FAT for any European designers. My wife works at a high-end Italian designer shop (MaxMara) in Tyson’s Gallaria. The largest size that they make is Size 8.


8 posted on 02/19/2009 2:21:42 PM PST by LetsRok
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To: Reagan 2.0

I think she would be really great for that show “What Not to Wear”.


9 posted on 02/19/2009 2:22:31 PM PST by mouse_35
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To: Reagan 2.0

10 posted on 02/19/2009 2:26:17 PM PST by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Reagan 2.0

Oh, good grief. Michelle dresses like a charwoman.


11 posted on 02/19/2009 2:27:31 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Reagan 2.0

Some things, people like to look at - like puupies and rainbows

Other things, they just can’t stop looking at in horrified facination

Like Michelle Obama wearing the drapes and a bedspread on Inauguration Day.

You go girl. Prove that even bottom heavy women with fiece underbites can make the cover of Vogue!


12 posted on 02/19/2009 2:27:41 PM PST by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: DJ MacWoW

“Bless her heart”

LOL! She from Chicago- think she knows what that means?


13 posted on 02/19/2009 2:28:20 PM PST by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: Reagan 2.0

That is such BS it makes them look silly for writing it!


14 posted on 02/19/2009 2:30:05 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Reagan 2.0

Maria Cuomo Cole, Mario Cuomo’s daughter who is married to Kenneth Cole.


15 posted on 02/19/2009 2:32:41 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Professor_Leonide

Would you like Koolaid with that?


16 posted on 02/19/2009 2:33:36 PM PST by Palladin ("...the one with the big ears--he AIN'T my President!"...Etta James)
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To: LetsRok

LOL!!!


17 posted on 02/19/2009 2:34:49 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: originalbuckeye

Women used to want to look like Jackie Kennedy. Blind women want to emulate ‘Chelle.


18 posted on 02/19/2009 2:35:46 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: silverleaf

Probably not. Maybe she’ll learn if she reads FR.


19 posted on 02/19/2009 2:36:43 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Michelle likes to compare herself with Jackie. I once called a radio station to point out that....Jackie would never have worn an evening dress to a morning event and Jackie would NEVER have worn toilet paper to an Inaugural Ball!
20 posted on 02/19/2009 2:38:25 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: DJ MacWoW

C’mon everybody, don’t you know that “Aunt Esther chic” is hip now? How square are you all?


21 posted on 02/19/2009 2:38:26 PM PST by curth (TEAM SARAH DOESN'T WANT ME.)
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To: originalbuckeye

What was the radio stations reaction? LOL


22 posted on 02/19/2009 2:41:52 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: curth

My grandmother wouldn’t have let me out the door looking like Aunt Esther. GRANDMA didn’t look like Aunt Esther. Well, her house dresses did but she wore them to clean.


23 posted on 02/19/2009 2:44:27 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Palladin

Easy there, I just said I liked the way they LOOKED on Inauguration day...


24 posted on 02/19/2009 2:45:13 PM PST by Professor_Leonide (I said to the young man who showed me a photo, "Who can ever be sure what is behind a mask?")
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To: DJ MacWoW

Same as yours! LOL


25 posted on 02/19/2009 2:47:38 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: kcvl

Maria Cuomo and Kenneth Cole

26 posted on 02/19/2009 2:50:22 PM PST by Palladin ("...the one with the big ears--he AIN'T my President!"...Etta James)
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To: Palladin

Well, that explains it. They were dressed in the dark by blind people, just like Michelle Obama.


27 posted on 02/19/2009 2:52:56 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Global leadership means never having to say you're sorry." ~IBD)
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To: Palladin

Fashion designer Kenneth Cole and wife Maria Cuomo-Cole bought a $14.5 million co-op in the elite building One Sutton Place South, according to city records. The Coles used to live at 975 Fifth Avenue, but will surely feel at home in their new midtown digs. The late fashion designer Bill Blass used to live in the building and Ms. Cuomo-Cole’s father, former Governor Mario Cuomo, bought a co-op at 50 Sutton Place in 1994 after his stint in Albany.


28 posted on 02/19/2009 2:57:24 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Palladin

He looks like he is about to strangle on his tie and her face is frozen!


29 posted on 02/19/2009 2:59:07 PM PST by kcvl
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To: LetsRok

lol Lord, that does my heart good


30 posted on 02/19/2009 3:45:05 PM PST by patriot08
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To: kcvl

She has had quite a bit of “work” done on her face.


31 posted on 02/20/2009 10:18:55 AM PST by Palladin ("...the one with the big ears--he AIN'T my President!"...Etta James)
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To: Tax-chick

HAH!


32 posted on 02/20/2009 10:19:50 AM PST by Palladin ("...the one with the big ears--he AIN'T my President!"...Etta James)
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To: Palladin

If I could see the complete outfits, rather than just head-and-neck, I’d probably start hyperventilating and have to be revived with wine and cookies ;-).


33 posted on 02/20/2009 12:03:29 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Global leadership means never having to say you're sorry." ~IBD)
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