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  • In the trenchcoats: Designer hopes to make a killing in New York with bulletproof fashion line

    09/20/2011 11:17:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 4:00 AM | Joanna Molloy
    A fashion designer may have found the answer to gun violence — stylish clothing for men and women that is completely bulletproof. God help us. Designer Miguel Caballero first developed his line in his native Colombia, where wealthy clients needed protection from Medellin drug cartel hit men, but didn't like the bulky look of bulletproof vests. After all, if you must run away from a shooter, why not do it in couture? … Celebrities were the first to wear his impermeable apparel. Caballero made Sean (Diddy) Combs a bulletproof white dinner jacket, tunics for the Wu Tang Clan and a...
  • Obama arrives in New York for UN talks

    09/19/2011 3:01:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 163 replies
    AFP ^ | September 19, 2011
    NEW YORK: US President Barack Obama arrived here Monday ahead of the UN General Assembly, this year overshadowed by a Palestinan bid for UN membership of a Palestinian state.
  • Design student creates coat for homeless people

    09/11/2011 4:00:53 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 67 replies
    SFGate ^ | September 11, 2011 | Kevin Fagan
    Kelvin Quinnine has shivered through more San Francisco nights than he can count, fog biting through whatever worn-out sleeping bag he pitched onto the sidewalk. He stood last week on Ellis Street with his latest bag wrapped around him. When a young woman wearing a bizarrely baggy coat walked up to him, he cocked his gray-bearded head sideways.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Visits US Open

    09/09/2011 10:19:27 AM PDT · by maggief · 75 replies
    AP ^ | September 9, 2011
    First lady Michelle Obama says she hopes to still be playing tennis when she's 90. Obama visited the U.S. Open for the first time Friday to promote her campaign against childhood obesity and praise the U.S. Tennis Association's initiative to build kid-sized courts. Obama played doubles against Serena Williams, clocked 55 mph on her serve and even did some hula-hooping ...
  • The fashion police are after the first lady…again!

    09/09/2011 7:53:04 AM PDT · by maggief · 102 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 9, 2011 | Laura Donovan
    German fashion powerhouse Karl Lagerfeld likes Michelle Obama, but, he says, her style just isn’t up to par. In a recent interview with USA Today, the Chanel designer echoed “Sex and the City” stylist Patricia Field in saying that Ms. Obama’s fashion picks could use some help. “I love Madame Obama, but not in terms of clothes,” Lagerfeld told the publication. Luckily for Ms. Obama, Lagerfeld complimented the first lady’s “strong” face. “I like her face, the cleverness of her face. Her face is stronger than the clothes,” Lagerfeld said. Lagerfeld is certainly not the first fashion big name to...
  • Coco Chanel - Top Designer and 'Nazi Spy' (New Book Claims)

    08/16/2011 10:21:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, August 16, 2011
    Legendary French designer Coco Chanel spied for the Nazis during the German occupation of France in World War II, according to a new book. Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War, by Hal Vaughan, expands on long-standing evidence that the iconic designer had a double life and was the lover of a spy, Baron Hans Gunther von Dincklage. "Sleeping with the Enemy pieces together how Coco Chanel became a German Intelligence operative; how and why she was enlisted in a number of spy missions; how she escaped arrest in France after the war," New York publishers Knopf said. Vaughan's...
  • Why Game (Meat) Is Fashionable

    07/31/2011 10:04:45 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 25 replies
    The Winston Review ^ | August 1, 2011 | -TWR-
    [Warning: Note the image above of dead birds may offend sensitive vegetarians.] “I don’t agree with people that say English food is no good. I like wild game….and I like the pub feel,” reveals Hollywood actor, Nicolas Cage. “I put it way up high on my list.” Of course, the pro-hunting Country Side Alliance, UK, has been promoting the joys of game, for years now. And, thanks to their Game-to-Eat campaign, wild foods are very much in fashion. Here is one argument to start with: your health. As the Country Side Alliance asserts, “Game is wild, natural and free range...
  • TV's Tim Gunn: Hillary Clinton dresses like she's 'confused about her gender'

    07/30/2011 8:28:34 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 41 replies
    Tim Gunn criticized Hillary Clinton's fashion choices During a recent appearance on "Lopez Tonight," the fashion guru criticized the Secretary of State's style choices. "Why must she dress that way? I think she's confused about her gender [with] all these big, baggy, menswear tailored pantsuits," Gunn told host George Lopez. "No I'm serious. [They're] unflattering," he added. And in another quip directed towards Clinton, Lopez asked Gunn how the Secretary of State could "hide her cankles." "Well, if her pants didn't stop an inch above her ankle, she could hide the cankle!" he answered.
  • Play the Right Suit

    07/25/2011 4:12:59 PM PDT · by Yankeedoodah
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    In their quest to prevail, politicians spar with strategic sound bites, then pray for good press. But what about their sartorial demeanor? Canny politicos should also be aware that a power suit renaissance is under way. The inspiration? We’re talking old school suits with vests, pleated pants, substantial tie and wide lapels once sported by the likes of Michael Douglas as he portrayed Gordon Gekko in the original “Wall Street,” movie. Yes, in 1987.
  • How picture perfect Michele Bachmann has stepped up her style game

    06/28/2011 5:10:38 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 27, 2011 | Tamara Abraham
    Michele Bachmann, looked polished and elegant as she announced her campaign to be the Republicans' Presidential candidate today. And while there is no denying that the Minnesota Congresswoman, 55, is an attractive woman, it appears she has stepped up her game when it comes to her style and beauty routine. As she launched her bid this morning, it was clear that her pale grey dress and matching jacket had been carefully considered. --snip-- Mr Mattie compared Mrs Bachmann to fellow Republican Sarah Palin, whose distinctive personal style came under heavy scrutiny in 2008 during her campaign for U.S. Vice President....

    06/27/2011 8:57:34 AM PDT · by kcvl · 95 replies
  • Caption these hats at the Royal Ascot race

    06/17/2011 2:34:29 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 32 replies
    Race goers wearing ornate hats arrive for the third day, traditionally known as Ladies Day, of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting at Ascot, England, Thursday, June, 16, 2011. Ascot is celebrating its 300 years of horse racing at the Royal Racecourse, that began with Britain's Queen Anne spotting an open heath suitable for racing, the first race run in August 1711, with a prize of some 100 guineas.
  • Grieving New Mexico safety hauled off plane, booked for baggy pants

    06/17/2011 7:59:33 AM PDT · by Conservative145 · 62 replies
    A college football player was pulled off a flight and arrested because he was wearing his pants too low. Deshon Marman, 20, a University of New Mexico player was boarding a flight back to college yesterday when he was stopped because his pants were ‘below his buttocks, but above the knees, and his boxer shorts were showing’. Police said the man who was flying back to Alberqurque from home in San Francisco, California, was told by a U.S. Airways employee to pull up his pants, but he refused. Read more:
  • From designer to mainstream: Michelle Obama steps out in a $30 Gap dress

    06/12/2011 10:59:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/12/11 | Staff
    Michelle Obama cannot seem to make her mind up if she likes expensive designers or cheap chains. Also known for wearing H&M and Target, the First Lady boarded a helicopter on Friday sporting a 'Impressionist Print Draped Dress' from Gap, retailing at $29.99. Her choice of cheaper chain clothing during times of recession makes endears her to a cash-strapped public. Not one to stick to a genre, she is also often spotted in very expensive attire from designers such as Alexander McQueen and Tracy Feith. Leaving the White House bound for presidential retreat Camp David, the style-queen wore the
  • In US Army, the beret is out and the cap is back

    06/13/2011 6:19:19 PM PDT · by cll · 138 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Army is abandoning the beret, after a failed 10-year experiment. The black beret, which proved deeply unpopular with American soldiers, will be replaced by a patrol cap for everyday wear, US Army spokesman Colonel Tom Collins said Monday. The move came after outgoing Army chief of staff, General Martin Dempsey, asked the army's sergeant major "to go out and talk to soldiers across the force and see what was on their minds," Collins told AFP. "One of the things that soldiers consistently brought up was the desire to wear the patrol cap as part of...
  • Old Navy selling 'gay' shirts - donates profits to activists

    06/10/2011 11:57:01 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 44 replies
    AFA ^ | 6/9/2011 | AFA
    Here is an AFA action alert Old Navy selling 'gay' shirts - donates profits to activists Old Navy selling 'gay' shirts - donates profits to activists How would you feel if you knew that 10% of your Old Navy purchase would be donated directly to a homosexual activist organization?
  • Fishing feathers set hair-extension trend

    06/06/2011 8:41:14 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies ^ | 6 June 2011 | AP story
    Jim Bernstein, the manager of a fishing supply shop, was warned that hair stylists would come banging on his door, but he didn't listen. Sure enough, less than 24 hours later, a woman walked into the Eldredge Bros. Fly Shop in the US and made a beeline towards a display of hackles - the long, skinny rooster feathers fishermen use to make lures. "She brought a bunch up to the counter and asked if I could get them in pink," he said. "That's when I knew." He learnt that fishing supply shops across the US were at the centre of...
  • The Duchess factor: How Catherine now shifts clothes faster than fashion's..(title truncated)

    06/01/2011 1:22:34 PM PDT · by Justaham · 10 replies ^ | 6-1-11 | Tamara Abraham
    Original title: The Duchess factor: How Catherine now shifts clothes faster than fashion's '$3billion woman' Michelle Obama ------------------------------- As if we needed any further proof that the new Duchess of Cambridge has serious fashion clout, it appears she has now surpassed Michelle Obama in selling power. Since her engagement to Prince William last year, everything Catherine wears now sells out in minutes, rivalling only the U.S. First Lady's impact on the industry. The Reiss Shola dress she wore to meet Mrs Obama last week was the strongest example to date. As soon as pictures of the Duchess appeared online, the...
  • Michelle Obama Wows Britain With her Style (HUH?)

    05/24/2011 3:54:11 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 164 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/24/2011 | Yahoo
    LONDON – There weren't any hugs, like last time, but U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama shared a warm handshake with the British queen and gained more fans during her state visit to the U.K. Mrs. Obama captured the nation's attention in 2009 when she affectionately put her arm on Queen Elizabeth II's back in a minor breach of protocol. On Tuesday, Mrs. Obama started the day off when she briefly shook the queen's hand at a Buckingham Palace ceremony. Her three dress changes throughout the day were closely watched by the British media — the BBC, among others, spent...
  • Caption Contest: President And Mrs. Obama Meet Prince William And Princess Kate

    05/24/2011 9:53:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/24/2011
    America's most powerful couple just met England's most popular. The British papers are already worried Princess Kate is looking too thin and Michelle Obama's floral dress was a bit too similar to the Queen's.
  • We didn't realise you were such a big Jedward fan, Michelle (MO arrives in a windswept Ireland)

    05/23/2011 10:39:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2011
    Ireland put on a traditional welcome for the Obamas today - a windy one. The President of the United States breezed in today on the first stop of his four-country, Six-day European tour. Yet America's First Lady still appeared taken by surprise by the weather which even her industrial-strength hairspray failed to counter. In fact, as she stepped on to the tarmac at Dublin airport, she looked briefly like one of the Jedward twins, who represented Ireland so boisterously at the Eurovision Song Contest.
  • Michelle Obama makes Ashley Olsen's dreams come true as she wears $1,170 . . . skirt

    04/27/2011 11:34:24 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 27, 2011 | Tamara Abraham
    In an interview last year, Ashley Olsen said that she would love to see Michelle Obama wear one of her designs. Now, it seems, her dream has come true. The U.S. First Lady wore a skirt from The Row, the label Miss Olsen, 24, designs with her twin sister Mary-Kate, on The View last week. Mrs Obama, who appeared on the show with Jill Biden, teamed the pale grey pleated Evelyn skirt, worth $1,170 with a cream V-neck and kitten-heel shoes. Though expensive, the President's wife's choice represents a support of American industry, as all of the Olsen twins' designs...
  • The many looks of Moammar Gadhafi, fashion icon

    04/27/2011 5:15:10 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies
    The Week ^ | April 26, 2011
    Even as NATO steps up airstrikes on his Tripoli compound, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi reportedly has bigger things on his mind... like fashion. A New York Times writer recently received a strange, possibly fake letter from a man claiming to be an aid to Libya's Minister for Culture and Ethnic Affairs. According to the letter, Libyan officials have been trying to arrange a 2013 retrospective of Gadhafi's best fashions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While it seems unlikely that will happen, there's no question that the African despot has a unique style, one that's been likened to "Lacroix, Liberace,...
  • Michelle Obama Is a Floral Beauty in a Tracy Reese Easter Dress

    04/26/2011 4:30:49 PM PDT · by Baladas · 56 replies · 1+ views
    StyleBistro ^ | Apr-26-11 | "Tanya"
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) gives encouragement to her daughter Malia Obama (3rd R) and other children during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. About 30,000 people are expected to attend the 133-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn.Michelle Obama was a floral beauty on Easter in a safflower print day dress. The Tracy Reese design was perfect for the lovely spring day. Michelle opted to wear flats. Her hair was styled back in a retro updo.
  • Who Will Design Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress? (romantic confection, twinkly vintage lace?)

    04/24/2011 5:45:21 AM PDT · by Liz · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Rumor has it that Kate Middleton has picked British designer-to-the-stars Phillipa Lepley to create her wedding gown. Romantic flowers, majestic ballgowns and twinkly vintage lace are the way a British magazine described Phillipa Lepley’s 2011 bridal collection. With British bookmakers betting on Lepley, what will the London-based haute couture designer create for Middleton when she marries Prince William? “Kate will want to look drop dead elegant yet not over the top,” a fashion source says. So far, Lepley have made no comment, but Brits are abuzz over the designer who may create the wedding gown for England’s future princess.
  • Michelle Obama: First Lady, fashion icon

    04/22/2011 7:20:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 120 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 21, 2011
    There's no question that Michelle Obama is a First Lady with style. Check out some of her memorable ensembles.
  • Worst Mens Fashion Ideas that Took Off

    04/21/2011 5:54:05 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 99 replies · 1+ views ^ | 08.11.09
    Fashion is a progressive industry that changes with the wind and the tolerance of the people. Though women continually stretch the boundaries in the name of style, men’s fashion trends commonly remain in the safe zone – most of the time. Occasionally, however, men become courageous en masse, and the end results were typically disastrous. Below are notable trends that came and went (some stayed longer than others), and we’re all wiser for having learned from them.
  • No 7-year-old girl needs a push-up bra; CNN columnist says parents need to say no

    04/20/2011 9:04:18 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Deseret News ^ | April 19, 2011 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley
    If 10-year-olds can't drive to the mall or earn a paycheck, how are they ending up clad in push-up bras, tube tops and low-riding jeans? It's parents' fault, says CNN contributor LZ Granderson, who chides moms and dads in his column "Parents, don't dress your girls like tramps."
  • Fashionable Burkas for Liberals?

    04/19/2011 6:23:03 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-19-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Too many creative types these days conduct themselves like toddlers without the diaper, unless wearing one is the new thing in fashion. Hey did I write that to segue into how fashion designers are starting to fetishize burkas? Why yes I did! How quaint is that, Europe starts moving to ban them and that turns it into the forbidden fruit of high fashion. Anyone who has even seen a glimpse of a fashion show knows modesty at any level is not exactly the goal of the runway. So this will present an interesting conundrum because making burkas sexy is...
  • 'It's slave labour, but it teaches you a lot': The harsh realities of working as an intern

    03/28/2011 1:14:02 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 8:00 PM on 26th March 2011 | By Jane Phillimore
    For increasing numbers of young college leavers, getting a foot on the career ladder means taking an unpaid internship, with no guarantee of a permanent job at the end. Is this all about opportunity or exploitation? Five graduates tell Jane Phillimore their experiences
  • Dressing Like Little Hookers

    03/25/2011 7:33:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 25, 2011 | Suzanne Fields
    Many Americans were disappointed when President Obama devoted a Saturday radio address to a celebration of the progress of women in society. Most of us were more interested to hear about the progress (or lack of it) in dealing with the crisis that threatens to become a new war in Libya. The president was excited about a new White House report on the status of women, the first such report in 48 years. John F. Kennedy assigned Eleanor Roosevelt to explore the subject on that occasion. Obama told us that women earn more high school diplomas and college degrees than...
  • POLITICO: Michelle Obama touts health law

    03/23/2011 12:02:55 PM PDT · by maggief · 140 replies
    Politico ^ | March 23, 2011 | AMIE PARNES
    Michelle Obama on Wednesday weighed in on the one-year anniversary of the health care law her husband signed into law, arguing that the changes will help parents raise a generation of “happy and healthy kids.” Sharing a “personal” story in an op-ed on Yahoo’s Shine website, Obama said that as a working mom in her pre-White House days, she had “the best intentions” to feed her daughters Malia and Sasha healthy food on a budget, but admitted that “sometimes pizza or the drive-thru were inevitable.”
  • Why Do We Let Them Dress Like That?

    03/22/2011 3:50:08 PM PDT · by iowamark · 121 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/19/2011 | JENNIFER MOSES
    Women of a liberated generation wrestle with their eager-to-grow-up daughters—and their own pasts ...In a few years, their attention will turn to the annual ritual of shopping for a prom dress, and by then their fashion tastes will have advanced still more. Having done this now for two years with my own daughter, I continue to be amazed by the plunging necklines, built-in push-up bras, spangles, feathers, slits and peek-a-boos. And try finding a pair of sufficiently "prommish" shoes designed with less than a 2-inch heel... A woman I know, with two mature daughters, said, "If I could do it...
  • Michelle Obama Sports a $1,000 Handbag

    03/10/2011 9:27:09 PM PST · by pissant · 81 replies
    WH Dossier ^ | 3/10/11 | staff
    Well heavens! Mrs. Obama was gaining a lot of traction as the fashion icon for the everywoman when all of a sudden she stepped out of the Michellemobile – reportedly Monday – grasping a $1,000 tote bag. Take a look-see!
  • Moammar Gadhafi: Fashion Plate

    03/05/2011 4:16:39 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 32 replies ^ | March 5, 2011 | Unknown to me
    Some say he's a ruthless dictator who’s behind the bombing of Pan Am 103. Some say he’s an unhinged madman with delusions of grandeur. Some say he’s unleashed mercenaries to mercilessly gun down protesters seeking freedom in the streets of Libya. Whatever else he is, Moammar Gadhafi has made some bold fashion choices through the years. Take a look back.
  • To the hater: First Lady Obama is bringing elegance back (Laff Riot)

    03/03/2011 12:58:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Madison Times ^ | March 2, 2011 | Gail Moore
    It shouldn’t surprise me the new levels of hatred that conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh finds each week for his radio show or that there is an audience out here who actually finds him credible. Like a bully last week, Limbaugh took aim at America’s First Lady Michelle Obama. The former-fat guy criticized the First Lady’s efforts to curb childhood obesity by pointing out her diet and criticized her “Lets Move” campaign which encourages youths to eat more fruit and vegetables and to include exercise in their daily lifestyles. How pathetic, Rush. Like many, I admire the First Lady...
  • The Emperor has some crazy clothes: The style of Muammar Gaddafi

    02/28/2011 4:46:32 PM PST · by nuconvert · 35 replies
    Over the years, the 'Brother Leader' has cultivated a collection of bizarre ensembles. But after four decades as a ruthless autocrat, the Libyan strongman probably does not get much push back from his tailor
  • John Galliano called me Jewish whore...with ugly eyebrows' (Fashion Crisis)

    02/27/2011 12:31:45 PM PST · by chickadee · 43 replies
    Mail online ^ | 2/27/2011 | Peter Allen
    It has been claimed Mr Galliano, 50, grabbed Ms Bloch, who is head of exhibitions at Paris’s Institute of the Arab World, by her hair and shouted: ‘Dirty Jew face, you should be dead,’ adding ‘shut your mouth, dirty bitch, I can’t stand your dirty whore voice.’ According to police documents, he then turned his anger on Mr Virgitti, and screamed: ‘******* Asian bastard, I’ll kill you!’ Ms Bloch continued to scream frantically, but Galliano allegedly told her: ‘You’re so ugly I can’t bear looking at you. You’re wearing cheap boots, cheap thigh boots. You’ve got no hair, your eyebrows...
  • Shakeup in First Lady's fashion shop (taxpayer funded)

    02/23/2011 8:29:33 PM PST · by opentalk · 38 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | February 22, 2011 | Rick Moran
    I'm sure you'll be glad to hear that your tax dollars are being spent wisely by Michele Obama. She has deep sixed her regular fashion expert and hired someone who is now drawing a government salary in the White House......Koop is employed by the White House. It may be "unfashionable" to ask, but why does the First Lady need a taxpayer funded fashion consultant?
  • $#*! My Daughters’ Dad Wears

    02/21/2011 10:17:42 AM PST · by John David Powell · 3 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Feb. 20, 2011 | John David Powell
    By John David Powell Capt. James T. Kirk showed a generation of dads-to-be and others how to go boldly where no man had not gone before. Splitting the infinitive with great conviction, as in “to boldly go” may not have been the best example to set for those of us who obsess compulsively over grammar, but we could look beyond that minor infraction to see the greater good of the Prime Directive. Now, William Shatner, who has provided us with lesser characters to emulate, such as T.J. Hooker and Denny Crane, gives a new role model to those of us...
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck: 'I love Michelle's style'

    02/17/2011 8:11:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | February 17, 2011 | Amie Parnes
    ... Hasselbeck still says she's a fan of the first lady’s fashion choices. "I love Michelle's style," she told Hollywood Life during Fashion Week in New York. "I've seen her on a number of occasions, and she knocks it out of the park." Hasselbeck called Obama "a fantastically strong, fortunate woman" who "dresses in a way I think many women like to dress." "She's confident, she feels comfortable in her clothing, she's feminine and beautiful," Hasselbeck said. "I think she really understands who she is."
  • Jessica Simpson's fashion empire to reach $1 BILLION

    02/13/2011 3:36:07 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 54 replies ^ | 02/13/2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Jessica Simpson may not know the difference between chicken and tuna, but she can distinguish what's in style and what's not. And it's earning her A LOT of money. The pop singer's fashion empire raked in $750 million dollars last year, and it's expected to push to a jaw-dropping $1 billion this year as she expands her collection, according to an article in New York Magazine that will hit shelves on Feb. 21.
  • Michelle Obama on What She Wears

    02/09/2011 1:50:04 PM PST · by 4BoysMom · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/8/11 | Amie Parnes & Karin Tanabe
    “Clothes are just the thing that you wear to do the stuff you need to do,” first lady Michelle Obama told reporters who lunched with her at the White House on Tuesday. The first lady — who was wearing a Marc Jacobs dress and silver pumps — was, not surprisingly, asked once again about her decision to wear a foreign label dress to the China state dinner in January. “I like to patronize American designers, and the vast majority of the clothes that I wear are [designed by Americans.] But there are a lot of other designers that have cute...
  • Michelle Obama on Valentine’s Day Gift-Giving: “Jewelry Always”

    02/09/2011 9:44:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 9, 2011 | Sunlen Miller
    What does First Lady Michelle Obama want for Valentine’s Day? “Jewelry always,” Mrs. Obama said, “you can’t go wrong.” During an interview with Live With Regis and Kelly the First Lady joked that she hoped her husband was watching her on TV so he’d get a few hints for Valentine’s Day on Monday. [Snip] Mrs. Obama said that her husband is “very romantic” though and remembers dates for special occasions even when she thinks he’s forgotten and she starts to “get a little attitude” with him. “You gotta keep the romance alive, even in the White House,” she added.
  • Michelle Obama Wears Foreign Designers Because They ‘Have Cute Stuff, Too’

    02/09/2011 7:48:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 9, 2011 | Amy Odell
    At the center of what many critics have called an overblown debate about the nationality of her wardrobe, Michelle Obama is making the rounds with the press this week to talk about that and the issues she really wants to talk about. At a lunch with reporters in the White House yesterday, the first lady — clad in a Marc Jacobs dress and silver pumps — said she wears what looks good, irrespective of label. “I like to patronize American designers, and the vast majority of the clothes that I wear are [designed by Americans.] But there are a...
  • Michelle Obama’s Understated Style

    01/26/2011 6:48:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 25, 2011 | Alexandra Cheney
    Although many observers said Michelle Obama looked radiant in her silk organza Alexander McQueen gown at a state dinner last week, she was criticized by some for not wearing an American designer. New York-based Oscar de la Renta told Women’s Wear Daily, “This is a big industry in this country. Mrs. Obama does look great. She should take that and do something. She could do a great good for our industry. We need to create jobs here, create jobs on Seventh Avenue, too.” Tonight at the State of the Union address, she’s wearing a more conservative silvery white three-quarter sleeve...
  • Oscar de la Renta: Why did Michelle Obama wear Alexander McQueen to state dinner with China?

    01/24/2011 9:19:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/24/11 | Lindsay Goldwert
    Not everyone was impressed with First Lady Michelle Obama's choice of gown for the state dinner with the Chinese president. Storied designer Oscar de la Renta was a vocal critic of her choice of a red Alexander McQueen by British designer Sarah Burton. "My understanding,” de la Renta told Women's Wear Daily, "is that the visit was to promote American-Chinese trade — American products in China and Chinese products in America. Why do you wear European clothes?” Many wondered why Obama didn't wear a creation by one of her favorite designers, Taiwanese-born Jason Wu.
  • Best Dressed Of The Day: Michelle Obama in Alexander McQueen

    01/22/2011 7:18:03 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 92 replies
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Thursday January 20, 2011 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    The Best Dressed Of The Day, who will it be? Who was was the most glamorous, stylish, fab looking celeb to light up the fashion stage and make a Wow impact? Michelle Obama hasn’t been seen THIS stunning for ages. The First Lady attended a state dinner given in honor of President Jintao of the People’s Republic of China, on the North Portico at the White House in Washington, D.C
  • "Dress Test" for Women Professing Godliness

    01/20/2011 11:54:02 AM PST · by hawkins · 74 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 01/20/2011 | Travis Main
    THE “DRESS TEST” FOR WOMEN PROFESSING GODLINESSBy Mary Martini Look at yourself in a full length mirror – front, back and sideways! Ask yourself the following: Will what I am wearing bring God glory (1 Corinthians 10:31; Exodus 28:40, 43; Isaiah 61:3) and portray me as a godly woman? (1 Timothy 2:9,10) Yes or no? Does what I am wearing meet or exceed God’s standard for being modest? (Genesis 3:21; Exodus 20:26; 28:40-43) Yes or no? You know! Is it appropriate and respectful? (Genesis 41:14; Matthew 22:11-14) When I dress, would someone think I was going to a picnic or...
  • Michelle Obama wows in Alexander McQueen gown

    01/19/2011 9:46:11 PM PST · by Zakeet · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2011 | Christina Wilkie
    First Lady Michelle Obama donned a stunning, one-shouldered, red gown on Wednesday night for the state dinner for visiting President Hu Jintao of China. Her color choice was a gracious nod to her Chinese guests: red, while the dominant color of the Chinese flag, also symbolizes prosperity and happiness in Chinese tradition. The dress was designed by the label of Alexander McQueen, a beloved British designer who committed suicide less than a year ago.