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.
That goes without saying as she was a Republican and a lady. Republicans suffer attacks that the left never will.
Must reading for a lazy Tuesday afternoon.
I lived with an ex-gf that was a shoe horder.
Hundreds of pairs stacked up everwhere, Most with the price tags still on them.
A whole room full of outfits, most with the price tags still on them.
Don’t even get me going about the pocketbooks.
Of course she never bought me anything and i was paying for almost everything, And she made almost TWICE the $$ than i did!
Glad i’m out of that nightmare.
She’s wearing the boob belt wrong.
It’s not the shoes as much as it is the whole anti-capitalist mentality. “cut back on consumption. Drive around in a piece of crap tin can rollerskate. Turn the heat down and put on a sweater. Put your ambitions aside and work for nothing.” The real truth is, these people are the ultimate snobs and look down on anyone who follows their mandates while they’re out eating Kobe beef, drinking Dom every night and skipping around in $700 shoes.
I also believe that family should be off limits.
Does it bother you that the President said we all had to sacrifice? We all had to have some skin in the game? Does that exclude him and his family?
Petty bickering. Welfare queens have 1000’s of dollars worth of shoes these days...oh, wait... ;-)
No, really. Petty bickering. There are more deserving issues to criticise.
I’m wondering who is paying for those shoes?
No Michelle. Your butt looks big regardless of what you’re wearing.
Scum of the earth trailor trash. Pimping on the American dollar. Does a reporter have enough guts to go to black voters who voted for Obama and ask their thoughts?...I would love to see Michael Moore do that kind of documentary....in mt dreams.
Before she had our money at her disposal...
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Oh, and don’t forget her $100-$200 cashmere sweaters for CASUAL wear.
Oh, and I even saw a picture of hear wearing TWO together in London.
Imelda Marcos had a slew of expensive classy, top of the line shoes. The first wookie owns $1000 tennis shoes.... and 700 dollar boob belts which are hideous... unless of course... you be livin in da hood, or in the neither world of the MSM...in which case she is a fashion icon. roflmao. Our country has gone completely insane.
,”Remember the campaign, when she wore clothes from WalMart and Target?”
I don’t remember her wearing clothes from Wal-Mart or Target during the campaign, although it’s possible it escaped my notice. What I do remember (from the campaign), was her being dressed more elegantly (in most cases), with her clothing being strongly copied off of Jackie Kennedy’s clothing. I also remember that Godzilla-looking-beotch being endlessly compared to Jackie-O. All that seemed to fall by the wayside after the election. I guess because Zero was tired of playing “John Kennedy” and wanted to play “Abraham Lincoln”. I guess ol’ Michelle couldn’t see herself dressing like Mary Todd Lincoln so now she does what she wants and we see the results.
I bought one pair of shoes for myself that cost over $100 a few years ago & I felt guilty as heck.
I actually have about 6 pairs that I really wear, all bought under $50 and almost all bought on sale.
Guess I was never much of an expensive shoe person.
I also don’t care for expensive jewelry. I never got my ears pierced and I hate the feeling of things on my fingers or wrists. I do admit to liking cheap, funky necklaces, but that’s an affordable vice. :-)
Could very well be a JCrew Sweater.
If I remember correctly, it looks like their colors they had this past fall.
Original price: $178
Of course it does, but that does not make the wife and children fair game. If you want to criticize the President, I am with you, but we need to grow up and leave the family alone.
Probably JCrew (or similar). One of her favorites (and mine).
Those pants look like JCrew (or similar) to me.
JCrew’s cropped wool pants start at $118.
And that's her CASUAL wear.
You have not told any of us about the size of her A$$ and her line backer size!
This Wookie should have been a first round draft choice of the Raiders and who knows what their record would be!
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