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Michelle Obama orders thigh-high French boots
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Posted on 11/24/2009 11:03:56 AM PST by traumer

Michelle Obama, once celebrated for her patronage of high street shops accessible to most American women, has raised the fashion stakes by ordering a pair of thigh-high leather boots from France.

The American first lady could give Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and a former supermodel, a run for her money once she receives the flat black boots, which have been specially ordered from Robert Clergerie, the French designer based in Romans, in western France.

Mrs Obama has also ordered a pair of calf-length boots in beige buckskin, according to Mr Clergerie, whose boots sell for hundreds of pounds.

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Robert Clergerie said the first lady's order had been sent in by a retailer in her hometown Chicago after Mrs Obama could not find the exact style she wanted. One of the pairs was modified slightly from the catalogue model at her request, he said.

With her fashion-forward move, Mrs Obama has kicked aside controversy over the $540 (£362) Lanvin trainers she wore to volunteer at a charity food bank last spring.

Critics were quick to question the appropriateness of wearing such expensive shoes to a charity event for the poor - particularly given the troubled economy.

During her husband's presidential campaign, Mrs Obama was lauded by US women's magazines for sporting affordable cardigans from J.Crew and reasonably priced dresses by Anne Klein.

Clergerie is one of the few remaining great shoemakers in Romans-sur-Isere, a small town in south-west France that has been renowned for its shoes for centuries.

He has previously made footwear for Madonna, Bianca Jagger and Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy.

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1 posted on 11/24/2009 11:03:57 AM PST by traumer
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whoopty do.


2 posted on 11/24/2009 11:04:53 AM PST by Welcome2thejungle
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To: traumer
Michelle Obama wearing a pair of $540 (£362)Lanvin trainers at the Capital Area Foodbank in Washington
3 posted on 11/24/2009 11:05:48 AM PST by traumer
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To: Welcome2thejungle

She had to pay extra for the size 13’s.


4 posted on 11/24/2009 11:06:10 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: traumer
Ever since these clowns took office, these have come in handy.


5 posted on 11/24/2009 11:06:14 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: traumer

Imelda Marcos?


6 posted on 11/24/2009 11:07:06 AM PST by Suz in AZ
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To: traumer

The mind boggles ...


7 posted on 11/24/2009 11:07:11 AM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: traumer

Man, those suckers are going to have to have a five or six foot circumference at the top to fit around her thighs ...


8 posted on 11/24/2009 11:07:13 AM PST by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: Welcome2thejungle

VA - VA - VA - VOOM ...


9 posted on 11/24/2009 11:07:17 AM PST by traumer
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To: traumer
The American first lady could give Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and a former supermodel, a run for her money once she receives the flat black boots,

I don't think so.


10 posted on 11/24/2009 11:07:42 AM PST by kabar
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To: traumer
I like thigh highs...


11 posted on 11/24/2009 11:07:42 AM PST by IronKros (Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. ~Adam Smith, The Wealth)
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The American first lady could give Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and a former supermodel, a run for her money

Maybe if the venue is a 4-H gathering.

12 posted on 11/24/2009 11:07:50 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Tijeras_Slim
You are half right
13 posted on 11/24/2009 11:08:06 AM PST by sticker
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To: traumer
Robert Clergerie said the first lady's order had been sent in by a retailer in her hometown Chicago after Mrs Obama could not find the exact style she wanted.

I'm guessing the "exact style" had more to do with the top of the boot being able to fit her thighs...

14 posted on 11/24/2009 11:08:07 AM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: traumer
The American first lady could give Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and a former supermodel, a run for her money once she receives the flat black boots

It would take a lot more than a pair of boots for FLOTUS to give Bruni a run for her money.

15 posted on 11/24/2009 11:08:09 AM PST by kosciusko51
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To: traumer
During her husband's presidential campaign, Mrs Obama was lauded by US women's magazines for sporting affordable cardigans from J.Crew and reasonably priced dresses by Anne Klein.

Don't forget the belts by Caterpillar.

16 posted on 11/24/2009 11:08:53 AM PST by Sloth (Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8)
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The American first lady could give Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and a former supermodel, a run for her money once she receives the flat black boots

I refuse to make fun of a woman for her looks. And Michelle Obama is not a hideous monster. She is has nothing to be ashamed of (except for her odd belt obsession on outfits that don't need a belt).

But if a set of sexy boots will transform her into a type of woman that can give a former supermodel a run for her money, then those are magic boots and should be the most valuable piece of clothing in the world.

She isn't Chewbacca, but for crying out loud, she isn't a supermodel! The hyperbole is getting to be way, way too much.

17 posted on 11/24/2009 11:09:29 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: dirtboy

18 posted on 11/24/2009 11:09:31 AM PST by kabar
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To: traumer

DAMMIT! You can’t unthink what done been thunk!


19 posted on 11/24/2009 11:10:10 AM PST by Haiku Guy (If You have a Right / To the Service I provide / I must be Your Slave)
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To: traumer

If they gotta cover her thighs, they’ll need four cowhides....


20 posted on 11/24/2009 11:10:16 AM PST by traditional1 ("don't gots to worry 'bout no mo'gage. Don't gots to buy no gas...Obama, he gonna take care o' me")
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To: traumer
Movin'on up

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21 posted on 11/24/2009 11:10:28 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: traumer
These the deals...

Robert Clergerie Fissaw SKU #7560460

Wonder who's paying for 'em? At almost nine hundred bucks, they ain't cheap. If Mrs. O's getting a deal, is that against gift rules? Not to mention the tax implications...

22 posted on 11/24/2009 11:10:37 AM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: traumer

I would assume that you can only effectively wear thigh-high boots with mini-skirts.

Does this mean she plans to wear mini-skirts?


23 posted on 11/24/2009 11:10:47 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Senators for sale--cheap.)
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To: traumer

Kinky Michelle...


24 posted on 11/24/2009 11:10:49 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: traumer
Until someone teaches Michelle that her waist isn’t 1/2 inch under her boobs, she will continue to be a fashion nightmare.
25 posted on 11/24/2009 11:10:52 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: traumer

Yuck and is it me or do I see hairy legs?


26 posted on 11/24/2009 11:11:08 AM PST by hsmomx3 (HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO..........)
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To: traumer

My eyes are bracing for the sight of the garishly dressed wookie in her new outfit.


27 posted on 11/24/2009 11:11:41 AM PST by fso301
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To: traumer

You can put fancy boots on a gorilla but she still looks like an ape.


28 posted on 11/24/2009 11:11:43 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Freedom's Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Lead))
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To: IronKros

So she gets those and is she ordering whips and chains and garter belts as well?


29 posted on 11/24/2009 11:12:00 AM PST by hsmomx3 (HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO..........)
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To: traumer
Michelle Obama... a pair of thigh-high leather boots from France.

That will require the hides of two entire cows....

30 posted on 11/24/2009 11:12:00 AM PST by r9etb
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To: traumer

does she call Barry a fish-eyed fool while wearing them????


31 posted on 11/24/2009 11:12:43 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein))
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To: traumer
The American first lady could give Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and a former supermodel, a run for her money

Wow! Lips on butt-cheeks, nose in rectum, adapt to stench of feces. This author is a real trooper!

32 posted on 11/24/2009 11:12:46 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: traumer

Ah, I detect the proverbial “tin ear.” At a time when the rest of us are squeezing every nickle until the buffalo defecates, she’s buying very pricey boots. Maybe she’s just planning ahead as others have indicated — waders may be necessary before Dear Leader’s term comes to an end.


33 posted on 11/24/2009 11:13:46 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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Maybe MichelleMyBelle is planning to go salmon fishing with Sarah Palin.

Leni

34 posted on 11/24/2009 11:14:03 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
I hope she got the matching spurs. Hold on Obama Michelle is going for a ride. YEE HAA!
35 posted on 11/24/2009 11:14:11 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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36 posted on 11/24/2009 11:14:16 AM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

Ugh.


37 posted on 11/24/2009 11:14:20 AM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

Michelle Antoinette...


38 posted on 11/24/2009 11:14:39 AM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: IronKros
My wife has three pairs of these. One black pair, one white and one in maroon. She is 5'10" and still has the same athletic body she had in college when I met her. I love to see her wear them. RRRAAAWWWWWRR!

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39 posted on 11/24/2009 11:15:21 AM PST by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: traumer


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

40 posted on 11/24/2009 11:15:37 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: wac3rd
:o)
41 posted on 11/24/2009 11:16:03 AM PST by traumer
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To: Vaquero

13.00” circumference

http://www.zappos.com/robert-clergerie-fissaw-black-suede-stretch

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Oh my, how big will these have to be....


42 posted on 11/24/2009 11:16:11 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: traumer

They’ll need at least 2 cows worth of leather to make them.


43 posted on 11/24/2009 11:16:27 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: traumer

Wow, the media is beer-bonging the “Michelle Obama Media-Made Lie of Beauty” Kool-Aid!

These people are literally clinically insane.


44 posted on 11/24/2009 11:16:30 AM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: Bad Jack Bauer
My wife is the exact same. 5'10", tall blond nordic with an amazing body.
... and she has a pair. :)
45 posted on 11/24/2009 11:16:33 AM PST by IronKros (Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. ~Adam Smith, The Wealth)
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To: traumer

When’s the six-foot paper bag I ordered for her to put on coming in?


46 posted on 11/24/2009 11:16:36 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: traumer

Crickets are chirpin’ over at PETA.


47 posted on 11/24/2009 11:16:49 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: traumer

Sooo she’ll look like a very large ass woman in stupid looking boots.
With a scowell.


48 posted on 11/24/2009 11:17:01 AM PST by Joe Boucher (This marxist punk has got to go.)
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To: IronKros

The humanity, how many cows must die for this woman’s vanity.

Obama, will be ordering some assless chaps too.

Sorry it won’t look that good.


49 posted on 11/24/2009 11:17:16 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: kabar

Man, those are some high thighs...


50 posted on 11/24/2009 11:17:16 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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