“(triple bag barf alert!)”.... This alert was not a strong enough warning....
By riding on the coat-tails of her husband?
...when she was a linebacker for the Giants
OMG, triple SPEW!!!!! Givhan is black, dontchaknow, and must not have seen the latest pix of Michelle’s backside in her “just walking the dog like any middle class mom” shorts. If Laura Bush or even Barb would have looked like that, Ms. Givhan would have gone nuts - more than she is already...A writer for the Compost - bleah....
Drowning in Barry Kool-Aid Ping.
Oh my stars! One for the Michelle fashion police alert ping list?
“A reader who’s not black or female can sympathize with the feeling that black women are undervalued or mischaracterized in pop culture.”
Undervalued? What does that even mean? Do I owe her something because she’s a black woman?
Yup, I can hang with the “disbelief” part. I can’t believe she’s successor to Laura Bush.
There can’t possibly be a newspaper reader in the US that finds this fluff crap for anything other than what it is...BS. Right?
...which, judging by her appearance at most every public function, she needs.
The media might as well be telling us that Helen Thomas is Ava Gardner's twin when they gush about Michelle's fashion and style sense.
She dresses like she's going to the mall or trying to be her daughters' friends' buddy. Her 'ability to dress herself' is BROKEN.
“She serves as a symbol of middle-class progress, feminist achievement, affirmative-action success and individual style.”.....
Sounds like tingly leg syndrome to me!
What a load of dirty diapers.
Michelle sucks. End of story. So does her husband. I can’t wait until they are gone.
I have nothing against her, except that she’s a flaming liberal who seems to hate the United States.
The media’s desperate attempt to portray her as some kind of paragon of charm is amusing. It would be better for her, IMO, if they gave her more serious coverage of her first lady activities.
If I were a Black woman, I'd be very insulted. What on earth does the color of her skin have to do with anything? I wonder what the author thought about Condi? (A woman who succeeded on the world's stage without a husband's coat tails? Never-mind, dumb question!
Sarah Palin, on the other hand, used fashion to convey pretty, not power, said Givhan. If Palin had spent the $150,000 at Wal-Mart rather than at Neiman Marcus and Saks, Givhan suggested, perhaps people wouldnt have been so appalled at the cost of her wardrobe. But the high-end designs and expensive jewelry were out of touch with her Joe Six Pack audience. Additionally, Palins wardrobe, while expensive, wasnt particularly noteworthy: Nothing about her clothing choices crafted an image of power.
Robin Givhan on another politically smart woman.
It’s perfectly true - I eye her with awe and disbelief every time I see another of her thriftstore outfits. Can’t SOMEONE tell the Empress, if she doesn’t do another thing, LOSE the too-tight cardigans!