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No, Michelle Obama Topless On A Magazine Cover Is Not “Artsy”

Plenty of absurd things are “artsy,” like crafting Jesus on the cross out of elephant feces or giving birth inside an art gallery as a live action installation. But a…

Jessica Wakeman | August 27, 2012 - 4:20 pm

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…

Rachel Krause | August 6, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Oh My, It’s First Lady Cookie Bake-Off Time

The cookie bake-off between the First Lady and her husband’s opponent’s wife is afoot. You can’t see me rolling my eyes, but trust me, it is happening. Please, please,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 2, 2012 - 5:50 pm

The First Lady Joins Pinterest

Michelle Obama is now on Pinterest! But in all honesty, Ann Romney’s got the better Pinterest account — the First Lady has a couple pics of her family, but…

Jessica Wakeman | June 13, 2012 - 10:40 am

Michelle Obama Talks Race, Her Girls & Being Tucked Into Bed On “The View”

Michelle Obama kept it classy on “The View” this morning, as always. The First Lady gamely fielded questions about the president tucking her into bed at night and whether she would…

Jessica Wakeman | May 29, 2012 - 3:40 pm

What Does François Hollande’s Election Mean For French First Lady Fashion?

It grieves me to see Nicolas Sarkozy leave French office, and why? Because I am positively enraptured by his wife (okay, fine, I’m also really worried about what this means…

Rachel Krause | May 9, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Read Beyoncé’s Letter To Michelle Obama

Apropos of … nothing, apparently? … Beyoncé penned an open letter to Michelle Obama on her website in which she lauds the First Lady as “a caring mother, a loving…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Michelle Obama Resents “Angry Black Woman” Portrayal

“It’s more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here and a strong woman and — you know? But that’s been an image that people have tried to paint of me…

Jessica Wakeman | January 11, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Barack Obama Calls Michelle “Cute”

Today President Barack Obama and FLOTUS Michelle visited with troops in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After listening to a rousing introduction from the First Lady, President Obama noted that Michelle…

Julie Gerstein | December 14, 2011 - 4:00 pm

5 Things To Know About Betty Ford, “Stealth Feminist” And First Lady

Betty Ford is not a First Lady most of us think about regularly (unless, I suppose, one is an addict). She lacked the glitz and glamour of Michelle Obama or…

Jessica Wakeman | July 11, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Michelle Obama Shows Desmond Tutu How A Push-Up’s Done

Michelle Obama was in South Africa this week with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, promoting fitness and HIV/AIDS awareness. Also, they were apparently showing off their guns in a push-up contest. [LA

Julie Gerstein | June 24, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Michelle Obama Is Now An Action Figure

What with those sculpted arms and supermom credentials, it was only a matter of time before someone would turn the First Lady into some type of cartoon-y character. Behold the…

Leonora Epstein | October 14, 2009 - 2:40 pm

The First Lady Beauty Contest—It’s Alive And Documented!

Watch out Internets! The First Lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, has just arrived at the party, and man, has she got a few things to say! Just yesterday, Bruni-Sarkozy made…

Nina Carbone | October 6, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Michelle Obama: One Expensive First Lady

This week the White House released its “Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff,” which includes the salary of every White House employee. And if I’ve learned anything from…

Justine Fields | July 2, 2009 - 6:10 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | June 8, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Michelle Obama Is The First Lady Of The World

While Americans have been focused on Michelle Obama’s wardrobe choices and how she’s advancing the careers of younger designers, women in other countries are more concerned with how she’s boosting…

Catherine Strawn | April 28, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Should Michelle Obama Get A Salary As First Lady?

America is going to expect a lot from Barack Obama over his next four to eight years as president. And a lot will also be expected of his wife, who…

Meghan Keane | January 22, 2009 - 1:00 pm

What The Critics Are Saying About Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Fashions

At last! We finally know what Michelle Obama, our new First Lady, chose to wear on Inauguration Day. Starting the day in a sparkly “lemongrass” colored shift dress and matching…

Wendy Atterberry | January 21, 2009 - 12:30 pm

Quick Pic: The Almost-President And First Lady

Don’t they look spiffy? Michelle Obama is wearing Isabel Toledo. [Washington, D.C., 1/20/2009] …

Catherine Strawn | January 20, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Michelle Obama But Were Afraid To Ask

Michelle Obama’s inauguration gown may still be a safely guarded secret, but in her new book, Michelle Obama: First Lady of Hope, author Elizabeth Lightfoot reveals some interesting facts about…

Wendy Atterberry | January 19, 2009 - 12:30 pm