Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

From $2,000 dress to $1,000 skirt, Michelle Obama's lavish Hawaii wardrobe revealed
U.K. Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2011

Posted on 12/29/2011 5:29:51 AM PST by Zakeet

Complete title: Well what else would one wear on a $4m break? From $2,000 dress to $1,000 skirt, Michelle Obama's lavish Hawaii wardrobe revealed


Michelle Obama successfully managed to rile U.S. taxpayers with her lavish $4m family jaunt to Hawaii this Christmas.

But it seems her expensive taste has not stopped there, as her vacation wardrobe has proved to be equally lavish.

Though the First Lady has only been spotted on a couple of occasions since arriving in Kailua, Oahu, some sartorial analysis of her fashion choices has revealed that her outfits have been consistently high-end.

A classic example, as spotted by the blog Naked DC, was the seemingly simple sundress she chose for a church service at the Kaneohe Bay Marine Base on Christmas Day.

The white frock with red and yellow stripes was certainly pretty and occasion-appropriate, but cheap, it most certainly was not.

A design by French-born, U.S.-based designer Sophie Theallet, who is a favourite with fashion insiders, it would have set Mrs Obama back almost $2,000 when she bought it in 2009.

More recent creations by Theallet sell for even higher figures, a mark-up likely triggered by demand following the First Lady's endorsement of the label.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clothes; esmit; expenses; fashion; michelleobama
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-65 next last
Can't post the photos in the article due to Getty and AP copyright restrictions.

They show the First Moo Moo in two outfits. One is the pricy sun dress mentioned in the article. It features a red and white boob belt reining in a white flour sack that tastefully accentuates the Royal Caboose. The second is a green print dress, blue blouse, and yellow sleeved vest, that together can best be described as Contemporary Cabbage Patch.

As usual, she is a sight to behold ...

1 posted on 12/29/2011 5:29:56 AM PST by Zakeet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

Anyone else remember the ration of excrement Nancy Reagan used to get from the American MSM about her wardrobe?


2 posted on 12/29/2011 5:32:34 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

“it would have set Mrs Obama back almost $2,000 when she bought it in 2009”

...BZZZZ! WRONG! Set American taxpayers back $2,000. Tries to sell the idea that Madam Fatass is opening her own purse.


3 posted on 12/29/2011 5:34:58 AM PST by albie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mewzilla
Case in point from 1989, and the typo ain't mine....

Gigts and Loans to Nancy Reagan Stir I.R.S. Interest in High Fashion

4 posted on 12/29/2011 5:36:02 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

“Contemporary Cabbage Patch” made me laugh. Your description is spot on!


5 posted on 12/29/2011 5:36:44 AM PST by Nickname
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: albie

Which brings up questions about gifts and freebies.....


6 posted on 12/29/2011 5:37:16 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: mewzilla

Sarah Palin caught more than a load of flak about her wardrobe, too .... and she was just running for office.


7 posted on 12/29/2011 5:37:25 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You can't fix stupid but you can vote it out.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

IMO, I think all the coverage of the Hawaii trip are really starting to ‘tick’ people off.


8 posted on 12/29/2011 5:38:08 AM PST by duckman (Herman 2012 was Zero's worst night mare.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mewzilla

......violations of ethics regs and tax laws.....


9 posted on 12/29/2011 5:38:14 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: mewzilla

For all the money she spends on clothes, you would think she could find something NICE, although the white dress is nicer than most of her outfits. She seems to stay far away from anything tasteful - no class, no elegance.


10 posted on 12/29/2011 5:39:27 AM PST by JudyinCanada
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: MissMagnolia

But I notice nobody from the MSM cares about the same things when it comes to Moochelle. Go figger.


11 posted on 12/29/2011 5:39:42 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

I’m guessing the price is due to the amount of fabric required...


12 posted on 12/29/2011 5:39:42 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: albie

Mr O didn’t even know if his credit card still worked last week when he was in a book store, and he never seems to have any cash either. That tells us how often they pick up
the tab for anything themselves.


13 posted on 12/29/2011 5:39:42 AM PST by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

I’m guessing the price is due to the amount of fabric required...


14 posted on 12/29/2011 5:40:02 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MissMagnolia

Their home is Chicago. Hope the girls are enjoying their “no friends” years. What a shame. Couple of very selfish parents.


15 posted on 12/29/2011 5:40:38 AM PST by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

Believe that’s just a red belly belt and not a red and white boob belt.

Otherwise your observations are spot on.

(Shame to have an emperor with no clothes accompanied by an empress with such extremely poor taste in hers.)


16 posted on 12/29/2011 5:40:38 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mewzilla

I remember the national scandal that was talked about endlessly by the lame stream media when she ordered new china to replace the old, mis-matched patterns for the WH dining room. Since I never watch the news or daily talk shows, can anyone tell me if there’s been any outrage voiced about Moochie’s wardrobe or their $4 Mil Hawaiian vacation?


17 posted on 12/29/2011 5:41:45 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: JudyinCanada

FWIW, I don’t give a rat’s hairy hind end about how she looks. But I find her hypocrisy breathtaking, and I darn well would like to know how they’re affording all this stuff. And if they’re violating any ethics regs and/or tax laws while acquiring it.


18 posted on 12/29/2011 5:45:54 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

And yet she manages to make them look street cheap.


19 posted on 12/29/2011 5:46:45 AM PST by formosa (Formosa)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

Is Michelle Antoinette proud of her country now??? Or are they just scoping out a new dasha?


20 posted on 12/29/2011 5:48:41 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

are you kidding? They bring all the friends along...probably also on our dime.


21 posted on 12/29/2011 5:52:57 AM PST by Josephat (The old claim your evengelizing people who haven't heard the gospel, but go to a Catholic country tr)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

I’m mostly shocked that anyone would pay a couple of grand for something that looks like it came off discount rack at the local K-Mart, designer label or not.


22 posted on 12/29/2011 5:53:58 AM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

I think I saw a skirt like hers at my favorite consignment store for about $20.


23 posted on 12/29/2011 5:55:02 AM PST by Mercat (It's Christmas until Jan. 6th)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chrisser

You could dress this COW in $100,000 Bearer Bonds and she would still look like - ______________ !! (you fill in the blank)


24 posted on 12/29/2011 5:57:32 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

I vehemently disagree with those who insult the First Lady’s body.

It is childish and something a liberal would do.

WE ARE CONSERVATIVES!!!! GROW UP!

Spending is the issue here!

Extravagant spending (even if they use their own money) during the most severe recession since the 1930s would be lambasted by the MSM under a Republican administration.....an excellent illustration of media bias for your liberal friends who do not believe it exists.


25 posted on 12/29/2011 5:58:08 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Josephat

..probably also on our dime...

Why don’t we know? The kind of money they are spending has to come from either a gov fund (our money) or are gifts (not reported contributions?). I think enough is enough, now they are flouting this in our faces


26 posted on 12/29/2011 6:06:50 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: mewzilla

I believe they are following the example of any dictatorship over the proletariat.


27 posted on 12/29/2011 6:09:24 AM PST by huldah1776
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

I’m used to Michelle dressing like and her husband acting like clowns but the comments on the article are incredible.

The class warfare game is really working on a number of our population. They’ve been told so often by this particular clown that some have so much and others have so little, they actually believe it. All the while defending the amount of taxpayer $$$’s spent on getting that family to and from HI.

Calling GWB names because he was at his ranch in TX on vacations and “several others going to CA” sure shows a lot of ignorance. As tho’ going to their own homes MUST have been as costly as going on vacations in HI and around the world! Besides - “the president is still the president no matter where he vacations!” That was a sentiment that wasn’t very popular when GWB went to TX.

I have no idea why I think these people can be reasoned with as they are just too far gone to see the forest for the trees.


28 posted on 12/29/2011 6:15:24 AM PST by Thank You Rush
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

LOL, you have a future writing copy for Vogue. It’s her money to spend as she sees fit but she should use some of it to buy some taste and sensitivity lessons. I think it’s an incredibly insensitive use of personal dollars when so many people can’t afford groceries. Not to mention her clothes are almost always butt ugly. The vacation is an entirely different issue. That they get away with such wholesale over the top personal spending on our dime makes me see red.


29 posted on 12/29/2011 6:16:51 AM PST by McLynnan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

Funny stuff!!! Maybe a career writing fashion articles is on the horizon??


30 posted on 12/29/2011 6:21:26 AM PST by Toespi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mewzilla

“She gets red dresses, we get pink slips”
I remember.


31 posted on 12/29/2011 6:23:09 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: King Moonracer

Let them eat spam!


32 posted on 12/29/2011 6:23:34 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

The kids have PLENTY of kids in their ENTOURAGE!! Didn’t you see the pics of all of them??? There must be 15 people in their ENTOURAGE....PROBABLY on OUR dime.


33 posted on 12/29/2011 6:23:48 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: JudyinCanada
no class, no elegance

I've posted this a couple of times before, so stop me if you've heard it....

I'm guessing that the WH has entire legions of people who handle protocol. What to wear, how to walk, formal methods of address....right down to which spoon to use at the WH dinners. I don't know this for a fact, but I think it's a pretty good guess. At the very least, it would most certainly be instantly there for the asking.

The fact Moochelle dresses like a frump, has all the decorum of a teenager in full sneer, and walks like a Russian hod carrier tells me one of two things:

1. She thinks that she knows better than people who do this sort of thing for a living.

2. She doesn't care what people - who do this sort of thing for a living - think.

Or, it could easily be 1 and 2, both. Either way, it tells me a whole lot about her.

34 posted on 12/29/2011 6:24:24 AM PST by wbill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau
Couple of very selfish parents.

BO (the man, not the dog) isn't the only narcissist in the family.

35 posted on 12/29/2011 6:32:43 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You can't fix stupid but you can vote it out.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

Those shoes are big enough to use as lifeboats.


36 posted on 12/29/2011 6:38:14 AM PST by dforest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

She could make a $10,000 dress look frumpy.


37 posted on 12/29/2011 6:41:15 AM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Ursus
Let them eat spam!

...and shop at Hilo Hatties.
38 posted on 12/29/2011 6:42:06 AM PST by sasquatch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: duckman

“IMO, I think all the coverage of the Hawaii trip are really starting to ‘tick’ people off.”

IMO, I think all Americans should be ticked off by his routine Christmastime(Kwanzaatime as he would call it) Hawaii trips. He is the only American President to routinely leave the capital during the holidays. Presidents Reagan, Bush I and II never did. Clinton went to NC one year and Kosovo another. Before President Reagan, I think you would have to go all the way to Nixon to find a President that had the audacity to do this even one time. It forces all the White House staff to give up their holiday plans, and it is extremely expensive. Behaving like a ruler.

George W. Bush, bought his ranch in Texas with his own money, and it doesnt even come to half as much as this vacation will cost the taxpayers. He made sure he can work out of it, and it doesn’t interupt the locals.

The media gives him a pass, because they say, well he is from Hawaii. Well no, he was a Illinois Senator when he was elected. He does not have a single relative there. He is just trying to cement in the lie that he was even born there.


39 posted on 12/29/2011 6:43:10 AM PST by castlegreyskull
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: FrdmLvr

“I remember the national scandal that was talked about endlessly by the lame stream media when she ordered new china to replace the old, mis-matched patterns for the WH dining room. Since I never watch the news or daily talk shows, can anyone tell me if there’s been any outrage voiced about Moochie’s wardrobe or their $4 Mil Hawaiian vacation?”

If they replaced old WH china, then they replaced the china that many Americans including President Bush donated to the WH upon his exit. Him and Laura Bush donated a very expensive set. Other Presidents have as well.


40 posted on 12/29/2011 6:48:42 AM PST by castlegreyskull
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: MissMagnolia
"Sarah Palin caught more than a load of flak about her wardrobe, too"

Ah, but it's not wrong when they do it.

41 posted on 12/29/2011 6:53:29 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

I’ve never been rich, but I can’t imagine spending $2k on a dress even if I was. The most expensive thing I’ve ever purchased to wear was a pair of Ugg boots, and they’re functional and have lasted for years.

I don’t understand buying clothes or purses for thousands of dollars. I don’t begrudge people spending their own money for whatever they want, but to spend so much needlessly borders on sin (imo).


42 posted on 12/29/2011 6:59:13 AM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Common Sense 101

“I’m guessing the price is due to the amount of fabric required...”

Thanks for making me snort coffee in the morning, LOL ;)


43 posted on 12/29/2011 7:00:30 AM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: wbill

“”how to walk””

If anyone in that family had lessons on “how to walk”, they weren’t very successful. I wouldn’t let the girls out in public until they mastered the proper way to walk. The arrogance of the parents shows up in how the girls walk.


44 posted on 12/29/2011 7:01:14 AM PST by Thank You Rush
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet
"Watch it suckaaa....!"

Every time I see Moochelle-ma-Belle, I can't help but think that she reminds me of "Aunt Esther" on Sanford and Son"

michelle_fugly13327

45 posted on 12/29/2011 7:05:49 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JudyinCanada

The dress and the skirt in the photos are nice. But those silver shoes have got to go. Silver shoes seem to be a favorite of hers or it’s what she puts on when she doesn’t know what else to do. Her stylist should suggest some sandals. I mean, they are in Hawaii.


46 posted on 12/29/2011 7:08:15 AM PST by Shannon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

We need to crack down on the money Rich People spend on clothing. There must be some sort of law preventing this misuse of personal capital.


47 posted on 12/29/2011 7:11:43 AM PST by Doe Eyes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Common Sense 101
To: Zakeet

I’m guessing the price is due to the amount of fabric required...

Spot on!

Moochelle's personal tailor is none other than....ta da:

50335_93668850906_4185596_n

PS: I have it under very good authority that this was one of Dear Leader's Kwanza presents for his "significant" (pun absolutley intended...lol) other.

Baggy%20Underwear

48 posted on 12/29/2011 7:15:27 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet
You would think for that kind of coin she could at least look nice.

So, epic fail for the designers, or just working with a hopeless subject?

I could go either way on that - I've seen some designer stuff that I'd rather see the model wearing the box/bag that it came in. Then again, Mrs. hussein is not an attractive woman to start with, not sure there is much she can do to change that...

49 posted on 12/29/2011 7:24:18 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Erik Latranyi

Erik, stop being vehement and take a breath! You’re wrong. Had she never opened her smarmy mouth about the ‘shape’ of the American citizen (obese, fat, overweight, out of shape) I’d let you skate. But her ‘shape’ does matter. She’s a beast with a evil mouth to match.


50 posted on 12/29/2011 7:25:36 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-65 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson