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Mrs Obama goes vintage
Hindustan Times ^ | November 07, 2010 | Aaron George

Posted on 11/08/2010 4:32:49 PM PST by Indy Pendance

Since her arrival in India on Saturday, US First Lady Michelle Obama’s 1960s look has become the talk of the town. On Sunday morning, Michelle visited a school in Mumbai with husband, President Barack Obama, wearing an outfit reminiscent of 1960s style icon, former first lady, Jackie Kennedy. On her arrival in India, she wore a grey silk tunic, which was akin to the 1960s styles of designer labels Chanel, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.

“She has been dressing right on trend with these 60s- inspired looks. Like the floral printed skirt she wore as she played hopscotch. The thin belt with it was also vintage,” says designer Jenjum Gadi.

It’s not just her clothes, even her hairdo is toeing the vintage line. “The slight bouffant type volume on top is undoubtedly a modern interpretation of the big hairdos from the 60s,” says hair stylist Rod Anker.

“Her style in India has been a mix of old world charm and comfort. It’s her own original interpretation of it,” says designer Suneet Varma. He points that while her outfits are not as sharply tailored as Jackie O’s, they are equally glamorous.

“So, if Jackie wore pencil skirts and Chanel jackets, Mrs O has gone in for easier silhouettes like skirts, and day dresses. This has also helped make the Indian public be at ease with her,” adds Varma.

And, like every other true-blue fashionista, Michelle also mixes designer pieces with affordable labels. One of her outfits on Saturday, included a moss olive lace top from pret label J Crew, which costs approximately Rs 5,000.

“The fact that she doesn’t always wear designer labels is why she has become such a style icon,” says jewellery designer Pieter Erasmus.

What stars have to say about President Barack Obama

Can’t I just invite Obama home? I’m a great chef, I’d cook some great Indian food for him Kareena Kapoor

It’s wonderful to have Obama come and speak to the youth...His Taj speech was dignified and sensitive Rahul Bose

I’d like to ask him about recession, it affects everyone — the man in New York to a dacoit in Meerut Neha Dhupia


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KEYWORDS: clinton; dumpy; fishoutofwater; frumpy; lumpy; stacey
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1 posted on 11/08/2010 4:32:54 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

This the Nero fiddles while Rome burns syndrome.


2 posted on 11/08/2010 4:34:23 PM PST by Melchior
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To: Indy Pendance

Vintage? Is that code for Salvation Army trash bin?


3 posted on 11/08/2010 4:35:07 PM PST by altura
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To: Indy Pendance
Guess what...I have a floral skirt almost identical and it isn't from the 60's.....maybe 5/6/7 years old. And it's a size 5.......not a tent like hers....

In fact, i don't remember any of that stuff being "60's.

4 posted on 11/08/2010 4:36:15 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Indy Pendance

““The fact that she doesn’t always wear designer labels is why she has become such a style icon,” says jewelry designer Pieter Erasmus.”

What are you smoking, Pieter? I want some of that....


5 posted on 11/08/2010 4:36:57 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Indy Pendance
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6 posted on 11/08/2010 4:37:11 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: Melchior

Fawning over the wookie and the halfro while both countries need serious work to done.


7 posted on 11/08/2010 4:37:24 PM PST by soycd
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To: Fu-fu2

You answered your own question, and I don’t think you do, lol.


8 posted on 11/08/2010 4:38:13 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Indy Pendance

It’s not ugly. It’s vintage. Why, she’s probably pining for the fjords!


9 posted on 11/08/2010 4:39:11 PM PST by ari-freedom (Ding dong the Pelosi is gone!)
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To: Indy Pendance

Michelle Obama is the most perfect woman that has ever existed on earth.

(Sarcasm disclaimer unnecessary I’m sure.)


10 posted on 11/08/2010 4:39:24 PM PST by Mears
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To: maggief

ping


11 posted on 11/08/2010 4:39:49 PM PST by ColdOne (Who Knew? MSNBC has ethics? Fired Keif!!!!!!)
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To: Indy Pendance; maggief
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12 posted on 11/08/2010 4:40:13 PM PST by lonevoice (This space for sale on eBay)
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To: altura

I’ll say it a rummage sale find to save money for their vacation.


13 posted on 11/08/2010 4:40:18 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

What a couple of deplorable humans that are living in our White House: a Kenyan-born illegal alien who despises America and an overweight wife who likes to lecture us about how fat our kids are and who dresses like Whoopie Goldberg.


14 posted on 11/08/2010 4:40:18 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Indy Pendance

They look like something our of a horror film, like “Children of the Corn.”

Children of the Hood?


15 posted on 11/08/2010 4:40:32 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: Indy Pendance

Michelle Obama when she's feeling stylish
16 posted on 11/08/2010 4:41:24 PM PST by ari-freedom (Ding dong the Pelosi is gone!)
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To: Indy Pendance
Hey, Michelle has the "By Grapthar's hammer, I will avenge you" look.


17 posted on 11/08/2010 4:41:27 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Indy Pendance

Most of the time what she wears looks like it came from Yves St. Dumpster or off the rack at Old Ghetto.

Or from the horse blanket department at the farm store.


18 posted on 11/08/2010 4:42:01 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Indy Pendance

Vintage what?


19 posted on 11/08/2010 4:43:12 PM PST by jersey117
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To: Mears

I can’t decide what’s more perfect, her arms, her garden, or her war on food.


20 posted on 11/08/2010 4:43:16 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance
“Her style in India has been a mix of old world charm and comfort. It’s her own original interpretation of it"

Well that explains the bare feet. She has seen old world pictures of wenches in mismatched clothes without shoes.

21 posted on 11/08/2010 4:43:45 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: Indy Pendance
"...wearing an outfit reminiscent of 1960s style icon, former first lady, Jackie Kennedy..."

Man, the MSM keeps hammerin' at, and seems determined to pass MO off as another Jackie O.

NO WAY this mutt is ever going to be another Jackie Kennedy.

22 posted on 11/08/2010 4:44:20 PM PST by skimbell
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To: maggief

I think this is your kind of thread!


23 posted on 11/08/2010 4:45:21 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: soycd

I don’t do photoshop, but it would be great, if it wasn’t already done, to do her as a wookie. If it was done, please post it.


24 posted on 11/08/2010 4:45:32 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: aruanan

O.M. GOSH!!! I was thinking of that!


25 posted on 11/08/2010 4:46:06 PM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: whitedog57
It looks like something Carrie's mom would wear.

Begone, Satan!
26 posted on 11/08/2010 4:46:41 PM PST by ari-freedom (Ding dong the Pelosi is gone!)
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To: aruanan

She’s got the mouth down. At least she’s more interesting than Hillary’s pantsuits.


27 posted on 11/08/2010 4:47:15 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance
olive lace top from pret label J Crew, which costs approximately Rs 5,000.

That's about $113.00. $226 in another month or so.

28 posted on 11/08/2010 4:48:07 PM PST by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: Indy Pendance

That’s funny, because this week’s Time Magazine (the one with the John Boehner cover) had an article on JFK and what Obama can learn from him. How pitiful. Their only response to the Democrat shellacking is to retreat into the past and pine for the days when there was a young, glamorous First Family in the White House. The mainstream media thought they had a new JFK and Jackie in the Obamas, but they didn’t.

Michael Savage did a quite amusing show once on all the First Ladys going back to Mamie Eisenhower and how for all their best efforts, the media can’t turn Michelle into Jackie Kennedy.


29 posted on 11/08/2010 4:48:38 PM PST by Strk321
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To: Mears
"Michelle Obama is the most perfect woman that has ever existed on earth."

I know! I looked at the pictures of her at the link & yep - she looks just like Jackie O. Same elegant clothes & gorgeous hair-do!!

The media & whoever wrote this blurb are not blind - they just need their glasses cleaned.

30 posted on 11/08/2010 4:48:52 PM PST by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: Indy Pendance

It takes a big wOman to wear big hair!
She’s scary big. Seein them make love would
be like watching an ant make love to an elephant.


31 posted on 11/08/2010 4:48:51 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Indy Pendance

dear Lord. Did someone compare her to Jackie O? That hair and that dress!! The sixties? HA! she looks like she is straight out of a a northern home during the revolutionary war or a house or lady maid in the south.


32 posted on 11/08/2010 4:49:02 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Fu-fu2

Perhaps the reason she doesn’t were designer labels is because her last “designer” went bankrupt.


33 posted on 11/08/2010 4:49:06 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Indy Pendance

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such a dowdy interpretation of Queen Elizabeth.


34 posted on 11/08/2010 4:49:22 PM PST by blueplum
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To: socal_parrot

That’s $112.50 too much.


35 posted on 11/08/2010 4:50:09 PM PST by madison10
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To: Calvin Locke

were=>wear.


36 posted on 11/08/2010 4:51:18 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Indy Pendance

37 posted on 11/08/2010 4:51:58 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Indy Pendance
Looks like a lot further back than the 60s. 1890s perhaps?
38 posted on 11/08/2010 4:52:24 PM PST by BuckyKat (Green is the new red.)
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To: Strk321

Mamie. That is a name for her in this picture. Mamie Obama as in “Mamie please fetch my little parasol over there.” There is nothing hip, modern, or even retro in that entire hair and outfit dreary, old combination.


39 posted on 11/08/2010 4:52:37 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Indy Pendance

Just another bag on the Wookie.


40 posted on 11/08/2010 4:52:45 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Indy Pendance

I'm not seein' it . . . .

41 posted on 11/08/2010 4:52:50 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Indy Pendance
There's a reason why you hardly ever see Hillary wear a dress


42 posted on 11/08/2010 4:52:50 PM PST by ari-freedom (Ding dong the Pelosi is gone!)
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To: Indy Pendance
Oh dear Lord, here we go with the totally false and brain dead "the new Jackie Kennedy" meme. Don't these idiot journalists have one shred of imagination or the ability to write anything original. Furthermore, when has the First Linebacker looked even remotely this elegant and well-groomed:
43 posted on 11/08/2010 4:53:01 PM PST by Cecily
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To: ari-freedom

Excellent!


44 posted on 11/08/2010 4:53:16 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: BuckyKat

yup. I was thinking maybe even earlier.


45 posted on 11/08/2010 4:53:33 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Cecily

Jackie doesn’t look like no MAMIE Obama there! The media are completely delusional.


46 posted on 11/08/2010 4:54:37 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: bigbob
what she wears looks like it came from Yves St. Dumpster or off the rack at Old Ghetto.

Now that's funny. Good job !!

47 posted on 11/08/2010 4:55:45 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Dallas59

Caption: Mamie Obama seen on the way to hair and makeup in India.


48 posted on 11/08/2010 4:57:42 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Indy Pendance

My God. She looks like she could take a razor to her wrist at any moment. Oh how well she represents out country when traveling overseas . . . NOT!!!!!!!!


49 posted on 11/08/2010 4:59:00 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: ari-freedom
I was going to go with "pioneer woman" too.

Followed by "Amish chick" or "institutional straight-jacket" or "amorphous raincoat."

Not Jackie O.

50 posted on 11/08/2010 4:59:59 PM PST by x
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