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August 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr President One Year Later

Filed under: fashion, politics — Tags: , , , , — edge of the sandbox @ 10:24 am

A year ago we celebrated the President’s 50th Birthday with the top 50 get-ups of Michelle Obama.  Since Barack Obama held yet another Birthday fundraiser yesterday, I feel obliged to review the last 366 days of wardrobe of our First Lady of Fashion.  It’s a lot of outfits to parse through, and I’m lazy.  So since I blogged about MO’s style through the end of 2011, I’m going to chose Michelle’s most eye-popping outfit of 2012.

In March FLOTUS went on a children’s TV channel wearing nothing but a see-through top and shiny tight pants.  Eye-popping indeed.  Still, I want to find another look because the pictures of her Nickelodeon appearance had been around the internet and back.

Michelle Obama Nickelodeon

Doesn’t shock anymore

A few days ago Michelle attended a British royal Olympic function in a 7K J. Mendel jacket, which is by now as ubiquitous as her Nickelodeon look.

London Olympics

I give her points for covering her shoulders, but the sleeves cut her oh-so-fabulous arms where they are the widest

Can’t say I like it, but looking at the picture of the model I see what the designer had in mind.  It’s the slopping white line across the chest that makes the garment.  On Michelle, however, the sleeves point upward, and the line is broken.  I never understood why she doesn’t get her clothes custom fitted.

Obama wore

The model wore it better

Considering that the majority of Americans still think that we are in a recession, and that the occasion is the Olympics, she could have recycled the gold medal in a cardigan look she spotted for hubby’s Nobel “Peace” Prize ceremony.

Then there is a boob belt siting in May:

Michelle Obama style

Not sure why this dress need a belt, let along a boob belt, and what this belt has to do with the string of pearls. And why she wore those pearls to begin with.  The First Lady has the unfortunate tendency to over-accessorize

In my opinion Michelle wore her most eye-popping look on David Letterman’s show in March.  She chose a sharp outfit by Preen:

Preen 2012

Nice proportions, bold color

Unfortunately, the dress was hard to wear, and this is what we saw on TV:

Obama Letterman

Michelle’s body viciously sliced into rectangles, with rear end and thighs most prominent

So, OK, they didn’t quite think it through, although somebody on Michelle’s massive stuff should be thinking about what looks good when seated in nighttime TV chairs.  And, again, what’s with the accessory?  The Preen design was all about clean lines.

Michelle Obama style

Why did she need to ruin it with the glittery pin?

In case you are wondering, MO chatted with Letterman about raising her daughters with South Chicago values.  I wonder if those are the same as “the Chicago values” her pal Rahm lauded when he expressed his desire to banish Chick-fil-A from the Windy City but embraced the race-monger Louis Farrakhan.  Of course, at the time of the airing of the Letterman show, BO was officially against gay marriage.  Presumably he was (and still is) pro-Farrakhan.

UPDATE: Linked by Temple of Mut — thank you!



  1. I’ve never seen more commitment to unflattering, ill-fitting garments than the First Lady has shown. Amazing. Maybe it’s like being tone deaf: either you can see the proportions are off, or you can’t.

    Comment by nooneofanyimport — August 5, 2012 @ 10:53 am

  2. […] reports from the deep blue abyss of the Bay Area : Happy Birthday Mr President One Year Later — with a look at Michelle Obama […]

    Pingback by Egypt on the Beach « Temple of Mut — August 6, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

  3. here’s my favorite picture of her:

    Comment by Harrison — August 7, 2012 @ 12:21 am

  4. I. May. Never. Be. Physically. Aroused. Again. Ugg.

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — August 8, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

  5. […] look seems more flattering than many.  Still, is that another boob belt? Rate this:Share […]

    Pingback by Disturbing Report « NoOneOfAnyImport — August 13, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

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