20. Michelle wants to be known as the First Lady who invented the cardigan, but she can lay an equal claim to Pierrot. I posted a couple of those before, but here is more:
19. Like many other observers I found it difficult to establish the underling aesthetic of MoBama’s wardrobe, until it dawned on me: Her thing is overkill. Below are some examples of MoBama’s inability to live with a simple design.
A simple grey jacket is never enough for our First Lady, so she has to get one with an outsized collar, which of course, won’t do either. So she dresses it up with bold diagonal pin stripe blouse, adding a teal cardigan. Because single color is not sufficient, she brings in a shiny blue belt. Thankfully, the belt is not used to accentuate her boobs. And what, no pin?
There are many necklines to chose from: scoop neck, boat neck, jewel. But MO has to do one better:
It takes a woman of courage to wear this. A black top with an asymmetrical neckline and a zipper — OK, maybe when you are going to see a band… but I don’t get boob-cross folds.
A green jacket has to have short sleeves, wide collar, weird hem and then a stripy tee. Don’t forget your trademark too tight bottom, in this case a pair of pants with pockets showing:
And if you think she looks ridiculous today, can you imagine what people will think of this little look 15 years from now?
Oversize earrings pick up the shape of the Presidential seal:
She was on her way to Spain for a vacay, but they took her off the plane and put in front of the podium.
18. Somebody told Michelle Obama that she has to shine, and she took it literally:
17. This is one of my all-time favorites. The First Lady of the United States modeling a shiny yellow tent, with a multicolor blouse of a strange cut and black trimming, and a matching boob belt:
16. One obvious problem with this decadent opulence is that we are in a recession.
White pants are presumptuous to begin with. But simple white pants are not going to do it for the White House mermaid, even though she’s layering all sorts of scarves, and blouses, and coats. If she’s going to get herself white pants, they’d better have a print, and not just any print, but a gold print. And what’s it a print of? Why, fleur-de-lis, the symbol of French monarchy. Don’t know much about history.
15. Madama Butterfly inspecting the ruins of the American space program:
14. America, America, you are about to elect a President who’s married to this:
13. MoBama is always out of place with the royalty. Not because we are Americans and we don’t bow to royalty, of course, but because she tries to out-peacock them, which is an easy task.
With Danish Crown Prince and Princess. Princess Mary: elegant, MoBama: not so much. I can see FLOTUS’s outfit starting a trend — in maternity. The bow frames her protruding belly in such a loving manner. By the way, there was MoBama pregnancy gossip.
12. Speaking of internet untruths, fake but accurate:
Dear Lady’s wrinkled shiny big skirt look odd in the authentic shot:
Note an oversized bow and asymmetrical neckline.
I don’t think it’s to Obama’s advantage to enter into any competitions with former models like the First Lady of France or the Dutches of Cambridge. But, psss, don’t tell her that.
11. It’s easy to be Princess Catherine, she can wear anything she wants… and then she goes out and gets herself a dress with understated silhouette, flattering simple color, but interesting cut.
Michelle’s colors would match the rug perfectly, if not for the shine.
Princess Catherine’s style is anti-Diana. When Diana wore exuberant decadent dresses, especially in the 80s, Catherine is going for modest and simple. Michelle, on the other hand, is anti-Jackie. Jackie’s elegant and powerful style set the standard for political women in the West… until now.
UPDATE: Linked by Political Junkie Mom — Thanks!