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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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To: Cvengr
She reminds me of an industrial drill-bit look.

LOL. you NAILED it! :-D

101 posted on 11/08/2010 11:41:13 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Iron Munro

Too be fair who here wants their high school yearbook pictures published online? At the same time did she REALLY have to go with the WWE belt?


102 posted on 11/08/2010 11:45:58 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Indy Pendance; 007girl; 1_Rain_Drop; 2nd amendment mama; 6323cd; AbolishCSEU; abner; ...
reminiscent of 1960s style icon, former first lady, Jackie Kennedy.

Separated at birth? UNCANNY! :)

REUTERS

Off to Barry Soetoro's adopted homeland ...

REUTERS

Reuters Pictures 51 minutes ago U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) walks with Kristiani Herawati, wife of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, at Istana Merdeka in Jakarta, November 9, 2010.

Reuters Pictures 1 hour ago U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono alongside first ladies Michelle Obama (L) and Kristiani Herawati at an arrival ceremony at the State Palace-Istana Merdeka in Jakarta November 9, 2010.

Michelle Fashion Police Alert Ping!

FReepmail maggief if you want on or off this ping list

103 posted on 11/09/2010 5:00:04 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
The beige number with the ties down the back just screams uncomfortable. I can't bear any lumps down my spine and that would be one lumpy dress. From the front it doesn't look too bad on her.

The red/black ensemble fits her body type better; not really what I would think of as day wear, but it is fitted properly unlike most stuff she wears. It appears to be made from synthetics which would drive me bonkers as I would be one gigantic static electricity discharge waiting to happen; maybe they've grounded her some how.

Comparing her to Jackie O is just ludicrous.

104 posted on 11/09/2010 5:15:57 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: maggief

Happy, happy, joy, joy!!!

The Green (Teal, err...???) Jimmy Choo Immaculation shoes are on the trip!!!

Anyone else think there are ‘hash’ marks on the box to represent how many times they have been worn?


105 posted on 11/09/2010 5:18:18 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom ('We are coming out of our trance, we are coming out of our nightmare...' <3Michele Bachmann)
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To: NorwegianViking
I wonder what the President of India's wife is thinking?

She was thinking...."That's a man, baby!"

106 posted on 11/09/2010 5:21:23 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Palin 2012...YOU BETCHA!.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

The GREEN shoes!! From the inauguration!! I spotted them, too!! Methinks when Moochelle wears them, she is signaling secretly to someone, somewhere. In the past, my guess has been that she’s signaling, “Bring me a triple martini, STAT!!” but your guess is as good as mine because these shoes never MATCH anything!!


107 posted on 11/09/2010 5:28:33 AM PST by browniexyz
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

And that dress that ties at the back of the neck—it looks like a hospital gown!!!


108 posted on 11/09/2010 5:29:58 AM PST by browniexyz
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
Yep, first thing I noticed were the odd colored Jimmy Choo's.

I guess she couldn't get them in a universal color or we wouldn't know when she wears them!

109 posted on 11/09/2010 5:30:42 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Palin 2012...YOU BETCHA!.)
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To: maggief

Well, she’s lost it again. I thought that she looked outstanding in the grey & silver silk in India, but WHAT is that uglly redbrocade with flowing (baggy) black pants number all about? And the grey day dress is just ugly.


110 posted on 11/09/2010 5:31:32 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Indy Pendance
"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."

No need for photoshop. moochelle is doing it all on her own. Give her a few more days and the transformation will be complete.


111 posted on 11/09/2010 5:32:51 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Vor Lady

The red/back ensemble looks better than most of what she wears. Waiting to see how long before we see the red worn as a dress.


112 posted on 11/09/2010 5:34:19 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

The Jimmy Choo’s!!!

Reminds me of this Will & Grace clip ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tco05Dw7Ys&feature=related

:D


113 posted on 11/09/2010 5:38:53 AM PST by maggief
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To: aruanan

Zero seems to have 3 facial expressions: Supercilious, Angry, and Befuddled.


114 posted on 11/09/2010 5:45:08 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

My back hurts just looking at her posture.


115 posted on 11/09/2010 5:47:47 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

As always, she over accessorizes. And, don’t get me started on that lace fringe hanging from the hem. She is too old and big of a woman to wear stuff like that. ;)


116 posted on 11/09/2010 5:52:01 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Gunny sacks are in - who knew :P


117 posted on 11/09/2010 6:11:57 AM PST by WestCoastGal
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To: Indy Pendance

They used to actually hide knives, dope and who knows what else in those Afro do’s.


118 posted on 11/09/2010 6:16:57 AM PST by Iron Munro (Buy Ammo, Food and TP - You cannot consume what no one has produced.)
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To: maggief
Off to Barry Soetoro's adopted homeland ...

They're cutting the trip short and coming back to America already?


119 posted on 11/09/2010 6:18:34 AM PST by Iron Munro (Buy Ammo, Food and TP - You cannot consume what no one has produced.)
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To: WestCoastGal
Gunny sacks are in - who knew :P

VINTAGE! Reminiscent of Lucy Ricardo. :D


120 posted on 11/09/2010 6:30:43 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
Damn, did they lose the wig suitcase again?

I wonder if those are the pants she wore with the Elvis velvet jacket the other night?

I was really worried the ugly green shoes couldn't make the trip /sarc

121 posted on 11/09/2010 6:30:55 AM PST by Neverforget01 (It Could Have Been Worse Is Not A Defense For Bad Policy)
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To: maggief
LOL I think I'd rather be "timeless" like Jackie, than "vintage" just sayin...

"Separated at Birth" will keep me laughing all day!

122 posted on 11/09/2010 6:33:51 AM PST by Neverforget01 (It Could Have Been Worse Is Not A Defense For Bad Policy)
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To: altura

Vintage also could mean: characteristic, typical, pure, prime, trademark.

In a sentence, “She wore vintage Michelle.” Which, if you think about it, might be the method the adoring media uses to hold their noses.


123 posted on 11/09/2010 6:35:31 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: two23

If the designer had just continued the same fabric on bottom as on the top, that would have been a flattering dress - fish scales? Oh and I see this WIG finally got to go out on the town! Whohoo


124 posted on 11/09/2010 6:45:00 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("The View" is the new Maury Povich inspired "Fight Club in Heels")
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

She has no sense of when to wear day wear and when to wear evening clothes. This might be okay if she took the pants off.


125 posted on 11/09/2010 6:55:03 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: McLynnan
Never mind the pants looks at her miserable face. She wants to go home and eat lobster.
126 posted on 11/09/2010 7:44:17 AM PST by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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To: Neverforget01
REUTERS

Reuters Pictures 1 hour ago U.S. first lady Michelle Obama winks at another guest at the head table as she participates in a state dinner for her husband President Barack Obama at Istana Merdeka in Jakarta, November 9, 2010.

127 posted on 11/09/2010 7:55:34 AM PST by maggief
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To: aruanan

I LOLed


128 posted on 11/09/2010 8:11:11 AM PST by StrictTime (I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused.)
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To: maggief
Good grief...that dress with all the seams is what we used to call a "muslin"--a fitted design put together on a dressmaker's form in order to take apart and use as pattern for another garment with real fabric.

Any sewers here, old-school dressmakers who know their way with a french curve and a sewing machine?

This is like a joke that a designer is playing on MO.

129 posted on 11/09/2010 8:14:46 AM PST by Mamzelle (donate to O'Donnell--even a dollar is plenty! She has paypal!)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

“Though shalt not covet ...”

http://www.daylife.com/photo/03fT39peX2dmS?q=michelle+obama
(FR restricted)


130 posted on 11/09/2010 8:16:00 AM PST by maggief
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To: LADY J

Indians are far too polite to publicly criticize the FLOTUS. You know the Indian Head Bobble? The one that usually means “no, but I’m too polite or too deferential to say so”? I’m guessing there was a lot of that going on.


131 posted on 11/09/2010 9:17:29 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Melchior

IT DOESN’T GO! THE TOP AND BOTTOM DON’T GO!!!


132 posted on 11/09/2010 9:19:12 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: maggief

Jackie Kennedy’s style was timeless. Michelle doesn’t even understand the concept.


133 posted on 11/09/2010 9:59:13 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: maggief
So, if Jackie wore pencil skirts . . . Mrs O has gone in for easier silhouettes like skirts

LOL! I don't think Michelle could pull off a pencil skirt.

Thanks for the ping, maggief! I guess it's catty but I love these threads. :)

134 posted on 11/09/2010 10:00:54 AM PST by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: maggief

Reuters

I really shouldn't be drinking, since I am about 5 months along..oh wait....

135 posted on 11/09/2010 10:22:01 AM PST by Neverforget01 (It Could Have Been Worse Is Not A Defense For Bad Policy)
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To: Neverforget01

LOL!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2624308/posts?page=11

On Xmas shopping spree at crafts village, Michelle runs out of cash

The Times of India ^ | November 9, 2010 | Indrani Basu


136 posted on 11/09/2010 10:39:27 AM PST by maggief
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To: skimbell

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


More like Jackie OMG!


137 posted on 11/09/2010 11:15:26 AM PST by boycott (CAL)
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To: maggief

That’s a signal to the waiter that says: “Refill the water glass with vodka.”


138 posted on 11/09/2010 12:41:32 PM PST by Palladin (PA. Goes Republican! Gloating feels good!!)
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To: maggief

MO will never come close to JK’s class. my father did not like their politics. I was to young at the time. But a socialist obamas are, democrats they are NOT


139 posted on 11/09/2010 12:46:01 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: skimbell

Like Jackie O - in what alternative universe?


140 posted on 11/09/2010 3:01:10 PM PST by austingirl
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To: two23

Channeling Diana Ross?


141 posted on 11/09/2010 3:03:10 PM PST by austingirl
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To: maggief

Those pics have it all - a sweatshirt dress AND a boob belt - what a fashion icon!


142 posted on 11/09/2010 3:06:08 PM PST by austingirl
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To: Cecily

The idiot journalists are too young to know what Jackie looked like and too dumb to look up old pictures, they are trying to convince the other dummies that M looks like Jackie, they think just because they say so it MUST BE SO.
yikes


143 posted on 11/09/2010 3:09:33 PM PST by okokie (Obama's not my mama)
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To: libertarian27

I figured it was, I just haven’t seen it. :)


144 posted on 11/09/2010 5:41:10 PM PST by Indy Pendance (Blue Star Mom)
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To: WestCoastGal

I wore a gunny sack dress in 1976 for my junior year homingcoming dance. They were the rage 34 years ago.


145 posted on 11/09/2010 5:47:24 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

I could say something but it wouldn’t be nice so I will use extreme self control and keep my thoughts to myself.


146 posted on 11/09/2010 5:50:00 PM PST by Bellflower (All meaning is in The LORD.)
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To: Mamzelle

I’m from the old school. That gray dress would have failed my junior high home ec class. PS, I know french curves AND seams.


147 posted on 11/09/2010 5:53:39 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: two23

This is a brilliant costume for Halloween. Our First Mermaid.

148 posted on 11/09/2010 5:57:20 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: maggief

What’s with the macrame on the back of her cream colored dress? It actually doesn’t look bad from the front, but it looks like she could hitch a few horses with the ropes all down the back. Can’t she wear anything NORMAL???

Also, the pantsuit — she should have worn a solid color on top, and the dress part should have only been knee length. Not a bad idea, but the patterned, too-tight, too-long dress doesn’t work.


149 posted on 11/09/2010 6:02:38 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: BenLurkin
Ever see two people less comfortable saluting our flag?

He looks like somebody stuck a rod up his spine.

150 posted on 11/09/2010 6:03:47 PM PST by Bellflower (All meaning is in The LORD.)
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