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  • Arianna Huffington Gives Michelle Obama “A Ten”

    04/05/2009 4:45:38 PM PDT · by melt · 64 replies · 3,050+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | 4/3/09 | Michelle Levi
    Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, told Bob Schieffer on CBSNews.com’s “Washington Unplugged” that she thinks highly of First Lady Michelle Obama’s decisions to move her mother to the White House, create a vegetable garden and develop an “approachable” personal style. “This is fantastic, an unqualified yes, there is nothing to complain about,” Huffington said. “Even if you don’t terribly like that particular outfit,” she said of Mrs. Obama’s fashion sense, “you know it is what she loves and what she looks good in.” As for the first lady’s protocol-breeching personal contact with the Queen in London, Huffington had...
  • A First Lady Style Showdown? Not Exactly

    04/04/2009 11:54:23 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 48 replies · 2,102+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 4, 2009 | CATHY HORYN
    Ever since Michelle Obama departed for Europe with her husband, taking along a wardrobe of designer clothes and revealing a new hairdo, her meeting with Carla Sarkozy, the wife of the French president, had been anticipated as a fashion face-off between two stylish first ladies. Their meeting on Friday, at the Palais Rohan in Strasbourg, France, was not quite that. Indeed, Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Sarkozy looked remarkably similar, suggesting that both women know fashion — and themselves — pretty well. Each wore a coat with a soft bow at the neck and low-heeled shoes."snip" Considering that both women have...
  • Michelle Obama charms queen away from protocol

    04/02/2009 3:50:57 PM PDT · by malkee · 58 replies · 2,974+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | April 2 2009 | Jennifer Quinn
    LONDON – Michelle Obama's meeting with Queen Elizabeth II began with a handshake and ended in a hug. The first lady arrived Wednesday with President Barack Obama. After separate meetings on the eve of the G-20 summit, the couple attended an evening reception for world leaders hosted by the queen. Mrs. Obama clearly made an impression with the 82-year-old monarch — so much that the smiling queen strayed slightly from protocol and briefly wrapped her arm around the first lady in a rare public show of affection. It was the first time Mrs. Obama — who is nearly a foot...
  • Protocol is abandoned as Michelle Obama cosies up to Queen

    04/01/2009 7:55:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies · 4,001+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | April 2, 2009 | Paula Dixon
    The US President and his wife appeared very relaxed in the company of the Queen Protocol seems to be dispensed with when the Obamas come to town. Michelle Obama and the Queen slipped their arms around each other towards the end of a reception at Buckingham Palace held in honour of the G20 leaders and their wives. The US President and his wife appeared very relaxed in the company of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh from the start. By the end of the evening, the two women were standing side by side and appeared to be chatting about...