Skip to comments.What War? What Recession? Michelle Obama's Imelda Marcos Shoe Fetish Runs to Thousands of Dollars
Posted on 12/29/2009 1:16:36 PM PST by kristinn
First Lady Michelle Obama's obsession with very expensive designer shoes is starting to bring up the specter of Imelda Marcos, the shoe-hording former First Lady of the Philippines.
Marcos, who was the wife of Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos, became a global laughingstock when news spread of the more than one thousand pairs of shoes in her closets when the Marcos regime was overthrown by the People Power revolution led by Corazon Aquino in 1986.
The mainstream media has pretty much ignored Michell Obama's designer shoe collection, save for when she visited a soup kitchen wearing garish $540 silver colored sneakers.
A few bloggers have paid attention in recent months to Obama's flaunting of her growing collection designer shoes. Maggief at Free Republic and Jersey Nut have been among the few to keep up with Obama's royal indulgences.
Both posters highlighted Obama's recent extravagant purchase of custom-made French designer thigh-high boots by Robert Clergerie that retail for $850 off the shelf. The story was only reported by foreign news outlets ANI and AFP right before Thanksgiving. According to the articles, Obama also ordered a pair of Clergerie calf-length buckskin boots that retail for about $750.
Obama was photographed wearing the $850 boots as she and her family departed the White House for their $4000 per night Hawaii vacation on Christmas Eve.
While in Hawaii, Obama was photographed wearing $635 designer shoes from Maison Martin Margiela.
Maison Martin Margiela appears to be one of Obama's favorite shoe designers as she was photographed earlier this year wearing a pair of their $725 sandals.
That's about $3500 for five pairs of footwear, or an average of $700 per pair. And those are the ones that are easily found doing quick research. Who knows what's piling up in the White House residence closets.
When Barack and Michelle Obama campaigned for the White House last year, they lectured the American people on how they need to sacrifice their standard of living for the common good.
Byron York reported on Michelle Obama's remarks in Zanesville, Ohio in February 2008 urging people to forego making money in 'corporate America', even though she warned them they would suffer financially:
"Dont go into corporate America. You know, become teachers. Work for the community. Be social workers. Be a nurse. Those are the careers that we need, and were encouraging our young people to do that. But if you make that choice, as we did, to move out of the money-making industry into the helping industry, then your salaries respond."
After becoming first lady and enjoying as much of a royal lifestyle as America allows, the wealth-obsessed Michelle Obama warned a schoolgirl who said she wanted be first lady when she grew up that "it doesn't pay much."
With the nation at war and still mired in the worst economic calamity since the Great Depression, the Obamas are living high on the hog with a sanctimonious 'do as I say, not as I do attitude' that is starting to wear thin.
First Lady Nancy Reagan was rippied by the media in the last deep recession for wearing American designers and for obtaining new china for the White House.
There has not been a similar outcry from the press over Michelle Obama's self-indulgent extravagance. We all know why, of course. Michelle Obama is a Democrat.
Remember the campaign, when she wore clothes from WalMart and Target?
“First Lady Nancy Reagan was rippied by the media in the last deep recession for wearing American designers and for obtaining new china for the White House.
There has not been a similar outcry from the press over Michelle Obama’s self-indulgent extravagance. We all know why, of course. Michelle Obama is a Democrat.”
Nancy Reagan is also a lady, something michelle isn’t
And not to forget the bru-ha-ha over Sarah Palin’s wardrobe. Which did NOT come out of taxpayer money.
I’m guessing around 13EEE. War canoes.
Are We The People paying for the Muslim Messiah Royal Pair to live like Hitler has come back to power?
You will see no outcry in the media about her shoe collection when the rebel forces are throwing them into a big bonfire after the revolution.
Her ladies in waiting are making a mad dash to GAP as we type.
If I had a face like hers I’d be drawing attention toward my feet too. Seriously....
Hey, do these $850 boots make my butt look big?
Hubris. It’s a killer. Just ask the Ceaucescus.
Nancy Reagan probably did, too and she still had to endure a lot of left wing venom over her wardrobe.
Just your run-of-the-mill Communist Dictator and Wife. After the Ceausescus were excecuted in Roumania, Elena’s closets were found stuffed with furs, gowns, and hundreds of pairs of expensive shoes. Also, perhaps Queen Caldonia has to have hers custom made for size.
And the fact that she is married to God and nobody can criticize God's wife.
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