So the White House did not release the pictures from ‘Bamster’s big 5-0 celebrations — because the optics are bad. Judging by queries that brought people to my blog, the MO is rumored to have worn a read dress to the Chicago bash. I would very much like to see that dress, as well as the one she wore to the Rose Garden BBQ ball. Assuming that a designer gown fetches a hefty $10,000 by conservative estimates, between the two galas FLOTUS probably dropped 25K on herself. I am curious about the results. Mobamaheads are also left hanging; maybe this should be a clue.
Since I can’t let my readers down, I’m going to critique the outfit worn at one of the rare FLOTUS appearances last week. A photographic record of which was made available to American public:
Sigh. V-neck shrinks her upper body and the boob belt in combination with the light blouse fabric makes her breasts look floppy. Personally I don’t like the top, not my aesthetic, but there has to be a way to make it look decent. However, the busy print clashes with the boob belt ornamentation, and the skirt is shiny. So we are witnessing MoBama’s signature busy-busy-shiny styling. Besides, a boob belt on a hot day? Hmmm… Perhaps this particular boob belt is thoroughly ventilated.
Since I couldn’t find the dresses with which the First Lady of Excess surprised hubby at Birthday balls, I’m posting some old party pics:
Here we have FLOTUS in a pastel sundress with a frayed hemline and a busy cat print. The uneven tan probably has something to do with allowing the news media to worship her oh-so-toned arms. The fabric is gathered around her stomach, drawing attention to it. From there the viewer’s eyes follow the fold lines pointing to her ample hips. She’s accessorizing with a long string of pearls.
Oh yes! Can a lady toddle across ballroom wearing copious amounts of pearls over a glittery dress? Only if the bodice squishes her breasts and slices into her stomach.
If you need to cleanse your palate here is Aubry Hepburn:
And here is Coco Chanel:
For a lesson on how a political woman wears a string of pearls, turn to Jackie:
Or even Margaret Thatcher who, mind you, never sold herself as a fashion icon:
Googling FLOTUS pictures and pointing out her fashion faux pas is depressing enterprise. To think: the wife of the most powerful man on Earth wears a gold dress and then a silver dress to claim the most prestigious humanitarian award, which, by the way, everyone knows he didn’t deserve. Seriously world, this is your moral leadership?
MoBama’s get ups won’t decide the 2012 election, which is probably already decided. However, Michelle the fashion icon myth was an important component of the Obama cult in 08 because it referenced the Kennedys and built up Barack’s “alpha” creds (if he is the One, he has to be paired up with somebody fabulous). Once Michelle is established as a fashion icon, she can from time to time don a garment from an affordable retailer, like H&M or J Crew, which makes her easy to relate to and helps turn out the flaky young women vote. But now that the O magic is gone, no amount of fawning Lady O editorials and focus-grouped every woman dresses will help. Considering the horrible state of our economy, Barack is unlikely to be re-elected. He must run, though: Michelle is having too much fun.