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Michelle Obama Wears $540 Designer Sneakers to Feed the Poor
Fox News ^ | May 1, 2009

Posted on 05/02/2009 12:56:15 PM PDT by Schnucki

It's a first lady faux pas -- wearing expensive, high-fashion French designer sneakers to a food bank.

Michelle Obama wore the sneakers, made by Lanvin, while helping feed the poor at a Washington food bank on Wednesday. The pricetag on the footwear? A cool $540.

Keds, they're not.

The sneakers, which come in denim and satin, are a favorite of comic Ellen DeGeneres and rapper Kanye West -- and they're "certainly not a reflection of the poor economy," said FOX News' Noelle Watters, host of iMag Style.

"She paired the kicks with a much more reasonably priced cardigan from J. Crew similar to the one she's worn in the past," Watters said. "And quite honestly, the usually well-styled Michelle didn't match. While her over-priced designer sneaks were gray and pink, her sweater was a gold argyle style. A definite fashion faux pas."

According to the New York Daily News, the first lady of style likely got her sneakers through Ikram, the Chicago retailer that usually outfits her.

Obama's style helped catapult her into the 93rd spot of Maxim's "eyeball-searing, fantasy-fulfilling, brain-exploding" Hot 100 list, which was announced Friday.

The first lady's sense of fashion has received considerable media attention. During her trip to Europe last month to accompany President Obama to the G20 summit, her fashion choices and protocol-breaking touch of the Queen of England nearly received as much ink as the summit itself.

The White House did not return a message seeking comment.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: charity; dvd; fashion; flotusmichelle; foodbank; gifts; gooniegoogoo; hypocrisy; ipod; obama; respecttheoffice
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1 posted on 05/02/2009 12:56:15 PM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

The wives of communists leaders love high fashion


2 posted on 05/02/2009 12:58:06 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Schnucki

I am going to guess she didn’t pay for them and that the gay designer gave her a matching strap on to use on Barry


3 posted on 05/02/2009 12:58:29 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: Schnucki

Strange how there aren’t quotes around the word ‘Designer’.


4 posted on 05/02/2009 12:59:36 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: Schnucki

Hey, Duvalier’s wife did it, Marco’s wife did it, and Missus Mugabe is doing it now...what else are you supposed to do when you’re the wife of a wannabe Third World Dictator?


5 posted on 05/02/2009 12:59:36 PM PDT by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property)
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To: Schnucki
>>>Michelle Obama Wears $540 Designer Sneakers to Feed the Poor<<<

Let Them Eat Shoes, said the Queen

6 posted on 05/02/2009 1:02:06 PM PDT by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: CaptainK

In the case of Michelle, it’s like one fat toad wearing designer shoes. Just because she was named “most beautiful” by blind editors at People mag, and suddenly she believes it.


7 posted on 05/02/2009 1:04:23 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Schnucki
There is nothing attractive about this woman...the 2 of them are madison ave creations. Here is the proof:
8 posted on 05/02/2009 1:04:35 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: Schnucki

Quite frankly, so what? Expecting the well-off to dress down when performing charitable works is buying into the egalitarian claptrap the underlies her husbands fatally flawed socialist/fascist economic policies.

Feeding the poor, even lending a hand in feeding the poor, is a praiseworthy deed. Let’s stick to ripping Obama for real problems with his behavior and policies, shall we.


9 posted on 05/02/2009 1:05:59 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Schnucki
wearing expensive, high-fashion French designer sneakers to a food bank

She didn't want to be mistaken for one of the peasants.
10 posted on 05/02/2009 1:07:32 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Schnucki

On the South Side of Chicago, the locals refer to such displays as, “Ghetto Fabulous”.


11 posted on 05/02/2009 1:08:41 PM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: Schnucki
I went shopping yesterday and discovered that Michelle wanna-be is everywhere. Sleeveless or cap sleeves...empire waist lines and colors that fail to entice....

Retail profits will not look good next quarter....

12 posted on 05/02/2009 1:09:05 PM PDT by codder too
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To: CaptainK

Communist party members decide who the beautiful people are.
Geithner and Emmanuel top 100? they would look fine in gestapo uniforms.


13 posted on 05/02/2009 1:10:55 PM PDT by omega4179 (Boycott government communist tractor factories!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
There is nothing attractive about this woman...

With the wonders of modern technology...

with enough airbrushing, anyone can be made to look good.

Look what it did for Hillary's book cover.
14 posted on 05/02/2009 1:11:48 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: codder too

Stein Mart had an advertisement mentioning the brown clown’s wife as if it was supposed to entice us to shop there. They quickly pulled the ad after being inundated with complaints. Too late for me though. I now KNOW that the owner of Stein Mart is a leftist and any profits derived from my purchases might go to electing more leftists.

So no more Stein Mart for me, thank you very much.

Oh, and same for Ikea and Starbucks.


15 posted on 05/02/2009 1:13:50 PM PDT by Josa
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To: HardStarboard

Can someone just tell her “hey, Michelle, if you paid $540 for those shoes, you got ripped off. Because not only don’t they look good, they simply don’t look good on you, girl, because with cankles like you have, you need the hightops”.


16 posted on 05/02/2009 1:14:00 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: Schnucki

540 bucks or not i’m positive that they looked hideous on her.
the woman has the fashion sense of an 85 year old blind pakastani woman.


17 posted on 05/02/2009 1:16:31 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Schnucki
And they are fully equipped with the ever-so-useful pink mirror toe pieces.


18 posted on 05/02/2009 1:16:47 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were a clueless idiot, and suppose you were Barack Obama; but I repeat myself)
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To: The_Reader_David
Quite frankly, so what?

Did she pay for 'em? Get a First Lady discount? Or a freebie? Aside from being incredibly tacky and insensitive, the O's just might be violating ethics rules.

19 posted on 05/02/2009 1:16:55 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: CaptainK

Imelda Marcos comes to mind.


20 posted on 05/02/2009 1:17:21 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Sir Clancelot

Reminds me of John Edwards’ line: “There are two Americas, one where those in power can buy $ 540 sneakers or spend $ 500 on a haircut and the other where laid off workers have to decide how their familiies can make it from week to week”.


21 posted on 05/02/2009 1:18:28 PM PDT by laconic
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To: Schnucki
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22 posted on 05/02/2009 1:19:31 PM PDT by randita
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To: Schnucki
Obama's style helped catapult her into the 93rd spot of Maxim's "eyeball-searing, fantasy-fulfilling, brain-exploding" Hot 100 list, which was announced Friday.

WTF? Maxim has officially gone overboard...

23 posted on 05/02/2009 1:20:55 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: Schnucki

Here she is in a more casual wear.

24 posted on 05/02/2009 1:21:32 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: Schnucki

Expensive yes; high fashion no.


25 posted on 05/02/2009 1:21:55 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: Schnucki
Of course the lame stream media will not report this item, and I do not recall them dissing Laura Bush on her wardrobe (nor complimenting her either!), but didn't they hit Nancy Reagan on some matter of clothing a few times.
If we could bring that to their attention and compare it with how they are ignoring Mrs. BO's faux pas, we could shame them into . . .

Ahhh . . I must be dreaming!

26 posted on 05/02/2009 1:22:29 PM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: Schnucki

Let them eat pancakes.


27 posted on 05/02/2009 1:23:55 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: Schnucki

It’s not so much that the shoes were $540 designer so much as the cost of the material it took to cover those beast feet.


28 posted on 05/02/2009 1:25:03 PM PDT by repubpub (If I'm posting here, I must be on Napolitano's list.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I swear if he changes color one more time I’m gonna scream.

Pick a makeup and -stick- with it!


29 posted on 05/02/2009 1:25:20 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: Iron Munro

Fugly.


30 posted on 05/02/2009 1:26:16 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: jeffc

The media didn’t “ignore it” when Sarah Palin’s staff purchased designer clothes for her, although it was with campaign donor’s money (I’m glad if that is where my contributions went, instead of to McCain). She was called all sorts of degrading names, including “clotheshorse”. Just wait until Olbermann, Klein, Couric and the other media bozos criticize Madame President for doing much worse.


31 posted on 05/02/2009 1:26:59 PM PDT by laconic
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

‘I am going to guess she didn’t pay for them and that the gay designer gave her a matching strap on to use on Barry’

You actually think she needs a strap-on?


32 posted on 05/02/2009 1:28:00 PM PDT by OriginalChristian (If you can't get Life right, nothing else you think or say matters....)
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To: DogBarkTree

LOL! Photo from her hoin’ the garden?


33 posted on 05/02/2009 1:31:44 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Schnucki

Were they size twelve, I bet she never paid the first dime for them!!! Someone here is on the little Envy train.


34 posted on 05/02/2009 1:36:32 PM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: Schnucki
$540 is a bargain when you consider that with feet like that you have to go to a farrier instead of a shoe store...

35 posted on 05/02/2009 1:41:11 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: Schnucki
Obama's style helped catapult her into the 93rd spot of Maxim's "eyeball-searing, fantasy-fulfilling, brain-exploding" Hot 100 list, which was announced Friday.

Got to be compiled by homosexuals. They are the experts after all, aren't they.

Hey NYork, Obama's a frump. Deal with it already. Geez.

36 posted on 05/02/2009 1:41:38 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Schnucki
The homeless people being fed at the shelter were busy taking pictures of Michelle's shoes on their Blackberrys to send to their friends at the other shelters.
37 posted on 05/02/2009 1:44:21 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Schnucki

Typical liberal - do as I say, not as I do.


38 posted on 05/02/2009 1:46:48 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: mewzilla
the O's just might be violating ethics rules.

The "perks" of the job, added up, will far surpass any contested CEO bonus.

39 posted on 05/02/2009 1:53:25 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: DennisR

That picture of him behind her and she has her eyes closed, gives me the willies. He is not a manly man at all and they just don’t match as a couple. He’s a metrosexual and too cool acting to be masculine-in my opinion.


40 posted on 05/02/2009 2:02:12 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Iron Munro

Aunt Esther usually wore sensible, flat pumps.


41 posted on 05/02/2009 2:06:05 PM PDT by gigster
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To: Schnucki
That was what the Air Force One low fly-by in NYC was all about. The crew was swinging by Mooshoes to pick up this pair for Michelle.
42 posted on 05/02/2009 2:06:21 PM PDT by Ghengis
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To: My Favorite Headache

she needs braces


43 posted on 05/02/2009 2:06:40 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Mac Conchradha - "Skeagh mac en chroe"- Skaghvicencrowe)
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To: TomGuy

no New Balance for that gal


44 posted on 05/02/2009 2:07:32 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Mac Conchradha - "Skeagh mac en chroe"- Skaghvicencrowe)
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To: Schnucki

All the President’s wives wear very expensive clothes. Laura Bush did, Barbara Bush did, and Nancy Reagan and Jackie Kennedy most certainly did. To be real about it, Michelle O wears the least expensive clothes. She shops at J Crew and places like that. We could go out and buy the same clothes if we wanted.

There’s plenty to complain about. The First Ladies’ clothes aren’t one of them. They’re rich. They don’t dress like ditchdiggers’ wives. Move on to something that matters.


45 posted on 05/02/2009 2:09:30 PM PDT by TexasBud
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To: luvbach1
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Michelle was ripped off. These clown shoes are the designer originals. Just her size, too.

46 posted on 05/02/2009 2:19:47 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Regulator

Arafat’s wife.


47 posted on 05/02/2009 2:20:00 PM PDT by donna (Air Force One: WHO WAS ON THE PLANE?)
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To: The_Reader_David

Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
- John Adams -


48 posted on 05/02/2009 2:21:50 PM PDT by donna (Air Force One: WHO WAS ON THE PLANE?)
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To: All

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She made herself fair game when she stuck herself on the podium and trashed my country.
She made herself fair game when her white hating remarks from her college thesis were revealed.
I won’t stay still while the libs try to cram this thing down our throats as a ‘fashion icon’.
No matter how they try to spin it, she will never be ‘pretty’ or look good in her clothes.
Her enormous a$$, tree trunk thighs, bow legs and size twelve feet, as well as her simian skull preclude this.

I makes me want to throw up that this trash is in the White House. She desecrates this sacred place by her very presence there.

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49 posted on 05/02/2009 2:36:06 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: dandiegirl

Downright scary, that one!


50 posted on 05/02/2009 2:38:39 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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