Posts tagged "first ladies"

Ouch: France To Unveil A Statue Depicting Carla Bruni As … A Working Woman

Carla Bruni certainly made her mark as one of the more, uh, contentious first ladies ever to hit French office: the longtime singer and model, not to mention the heiress to an industrial dynasty, made ceaseless waves with her swank wardrobe, party-girl past, and dubious intentions when she wed recently divorced French president Nicolas Sarkozy…

By: Rachel Krause / August 6, 2012

Is Samantha Cameron The New Michelle Obama?

With Samantha Cameron's arrival on the scene, it looks like political fashion is a style subject that's going to remain relevant for years to come. The wife of new British Prime Minister David Cameron is in the debut stages of becoming a full-on fashion obsession who will likely join the design dialogue already put i…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 13, 2010

Japanese Harper’s Bazaar Turns Michelle Obama Into A Blond Doll

The latest Japanese edition of Harper's Bazaar presents an interesting take on first lady fashion by dressing up a blond-haired, blue-eyed Barbie-like doll in a number of outfits and plopping her into scenes with various presidents. The animal print-wearing Michelle Obama stand-in is especially curious (take a look at it after the jump). Is thi…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 24, 2009

Michelle Obama And Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Like To Coordinate Outfits

During the Obamas' weekend trip to France, Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the two most stylish first ladies we know, got to hang out for the second time. The two don't seem to want to outdo one another in the style department, and I have a hunch they coordinate their outfits when they make public…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 8, 2009

Laura Bush Gets A Book Deal

First lady Laura Bush, who, according to the Associated Press, is "among the most reserved and enigmatic public figures of recent times" just got a book deal! Bush will, with the help of a collaborator, "tell the stories of the extraordinary events and people I've met in my life, particularly during my years in the…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 5, 2009

Hooray For Hillary!: Clinton Nominated For Secretary Of State

Earlier today, President-elect Barack Obama announced his nomination of Sen. Hillary Clinton for the position of Secretary of State. Sadly, the first thing I thought when she stepped up to the podium was that someone should have lowered the microphones because they blocked her face. The second thing I thought was that it's pretty awesome…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 1, 2008

10 First Ladies’ Careers Before And After Living In The White House

We hear a lot about what First Ladies do when they live in the White House, but what did they do before they moved in and what do they do after? Below, a selection of the last 10 First Ladies' occupations, which include a lot of volunteering and creating foundations. Jacqueline Kennedy Before: "Inquiring Camera…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 4, 2008