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Monday, November 10, 2008

Mrs. O

posted by on November 10 at 14:52 PM

Posted with Mark Mitchell in mind (and with suspicions that he already knows about this)… A newish blog devoted to the fashion choices of Michelle Obama.


The review of today’s White House appearance:

The coral-red silk crepe sheath features three-quarter sleeves, an empire waist and a high neckline with a burst of sunray pleats emanating from the collar. Purchased several months ago, but not yet worn to a major event, [Maria] Pinto thought Mrs. O might debut it for election night. Mrs. O accessorized the look with simple gold hoop earrings and patent leather red heels.

We have to say, Mrs. O looked fresh-faced and well-rested today. The mini break post-election has really done her well. And the dress. The clean lines flatter her figure, while the pleating at the neckline adds just the right touch of detail. If this isnít Jackie-esque, we donít know what is.

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Sorry, it's just been so long since I could say that about a First Lady ...

Actually, I can't even remember being able to say that. Ever.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 10, 2008 3:21 PM

Thanks Eli, I hadn't seen that.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | November 10, 2008 3:31 PM

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I'm thinking this could have been filed under "homo".

Posted by Mike in Renton | November 10, 2008 3:32 PM

I was reading my gossip magazines on the plane, and Michelle was voted as wearing some dress better than one of the celebrities. I can't remember which one, though.

Posted by Abby | November 10, 2008 3:35 PM

I definitely see another Jackie O in the making. Michelle is a pretty woman, and she dresses well (with the exception of the blood-splatter dress on the night of the election). She has the real potential to be a White House trend setter, for sure. She sure made Laura Bush look frumpy today.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | November 10, 2008 4:14 PM

Well, that wasn't exactly hard, RP.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 10, 2008 4:27 PM

@5 yes, I thought the dress was a little too much.
a little too mcuh black widow spider(esque)

Posted by 4f...sake | November 10, 2008 5:22 PM

I'll take a president in a cheap suit, and a first lady who looks like a school librarian, if it means that stuff gets done in Congress. All this stuff is a crutch for weak-minded Americans who need a royal family to ogle.

Posted by Greg | November 10, 2008 6:02 PM

I've known about this site for a week or so (I won! I won!) and I love this sort of shit. Sweet.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | November 10, 2008 6:05 PM

Negative! Poor Michelle Obama, if she's going to be judged like this for the next 100 years! How can anyone accomplish anything, if they're going to be rated about whether they look "tired'?!

Posted by Amelia | November 10, 2008 7:48 PM

Hmm. Jackie K-O simply aped Paris fashion with a half-decade lag. Michelle O is much more doing her own thing. But fashion itself has come along way since then to, so in all fairness she has a lot more to chose from. Plus she's more interesting because she's not just some tarted up bit of old money tail.

Posted by kinaidos | November 10, 2008 9:16 PM

@8 Lighten up.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | November 10, 2008 10:24 PM

I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw the black widow spider dress! Now we know the liberal media is cowtowing to the obamas if they let that one slide.

Posted by idaho | November 10, 2008 10:26 PM

I hated this dress. Two reasons: the color and the pleats.

Just awful. It was like watchign a fire engine.

She's gorgeous. But this dress was a catastrophe.

Posted by Jonathan Fine | November 11, 2008 8:39 AM

Laura Bush looked like she was wearing burlap.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | November 11, 2008 9:18 AM

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