Thursday, November 6, 2008

Michelle Obama and the Fashion Police

Women don't seem to like Michelle Obama's choice for an election night dress. I have to admit it was a tad bit disconcerting to see our next First Lady in a dress that was so... We'll, I have heard it called "The Lava Lamp Dress," "The beam me up Scotty dress," "the these are the mommy parts dress." but so far, my favorite comment came from Phillip in a brief unsolicited email last night. I liked his comment best: I thought it was fabulous. She was on fire! When the sweater thing fell down, shoulder appeared ... wow! I hope she doesn't change.

So here is a review from the American Press:


If you click the title of this post you will see the Brit's response.

13 comments:

D.K. Raed said...

I liked the red/black combo. Michelle can wear anything she wants as far as I'm concerned (as I sit here in my flannel PJs). She's about the only thing in the room that can take my eyes off Barack.

Utah Savage said...

DK I agree. I love the fact that she shops online and buys from J Crew. And when she and those gorgeous little girls are on stage with Barack, I think, "that's got to be the most gorgeous family in the world."

Nan said...

Michelle is so chic and poised she could appear dressed in a potato sack and still look good.

Randal Graves said...

In all the fashion talk, I find it comical that many had a cow about Hillary's pantsuit party, yet nary a peep was ever heard about Zombie Laura The Walking Pickle's pantsuit party.

I'm a pig, so if the first lady wants to highlight the mommy parts, go right ahead. At least we no longer run the risk of being zapped by a Death Stare.

Big Yellow Forehead said...

While I thought the dress was a bit tacky, I do have to admire the fact that Michelle was like "Hey! Check out my badonkadonk!" If you got it, flaunt it. I hope I look as good as she does in 20 years!

Utah Savage said...

BYF, I'm so glad you're back!!! Please we need your young hip voice. As I am sadly an old woman living in the podunk that is Utah, I need to hear word like "badonkadonk" more often. Here's to the new First Lady's Badonkadonk."

Randal, I'm glad you're "down" with the highlighting of mommy parts, you pig. I knew we could count on you.

Tengrain said...

Wait a minute. She was wearing a dress?

I never made it past her beautiful smile. She was radiant, elegant, and a lot of other ant-words. And after 8 years of the Velveteen Pickle fashion horror, to have a truly beautiful woman (inside and out) to be our Good Will Ambassador to the World, it is going to be both a refreshing and delightful change. One that I can believe in.

Regards,

Tengrain

Liberality said...

I didn't care what she was wearing frankly. Were the naughty bits covered? check. ok then, so what is the problem? She's a wife and mother and her own person--not a thing we can pick apart and criticize for no good purpose.

and now I step off my soapbox...:)

Utah Savage said...

Forgive me, but I used to be part of Salt Lake's Fashion Police. Early training dies hard.

Kulkuri said...

I agree with liberality, but now that I have learned that she was highlighting the "mommy parts" I'll have check it out again. I thought it was a little strange, but to me most fashion is strange and I don't really pay any attention to it. It's just another distraction from the talking heads.

anita said...

well, now that she's no longer a 'civilian' she's going to be forced to step up from j.crew on-line to designer duds. it's just the the way it works on the 'world stage', and i actually think it's perfectly fine that way. first ladies always seem to falter in the beginning and eventually settle into what's right for them. it was tough for hillary because she was kind of a plainjane to begin with, and i think it will be a little tricky for michele because she's so down to earth. but she'll do fine.

that being said, i think the dress was a very bad choice for her. she's not a small woman, and it made her look kind of huge in a way. i realize she wanted to to make a statement and be kind of 'wow' but this was truly a dud.

sorry, but i simply couldn't abide the dress. particularly since narciso rodriguez was the designer of choice of carolyn bessette (sp?) kennedy (JFK Jr.'s fashionista wife), and his work for her was very angular and simple ... and in fact his work still tends to be that way. which kind of made me lurch a bit when i saw michelle's dress.

not to worry though. michelle will grow into the part. and i'm really excited about that.

Stella said...

She looks wonderful in J. Crew: given the economic mess, I think keeping it simple is appropriate.

I just want to remind everyone of Killa's $150,000 two-month clothing budget for her entire family. Or how about Cindy McBotox's $313,000 outfit for the last night of the RNC. I hope she doesn't fall for that nonsense.

Sorry, for my ire, Utah. I find this focus on clothing shallow. What I love is Michelle Obama's magnificence, intelligence, and what I sense is great kindness.

Why do we care about women's garb anyway. Did anyone notice if Barack was wearing the right shoes? Or if Biden's suit was a designer outfit? I thought not.

Tengrain, I'm with you.

Vigilante said...

Well, I for one, didn't like Michelle's dress either. But I wouldn't have made such a big Big BIG deal out of it......