Posts tagged "first lady"

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

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, please, can Hillary run for president in 2016 so the world can learn Bill Clinton’s Rice Krispy treats? [Slate]
We know all about the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 2, 2012

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 Romney shares recipes, crafts and books to read. [Pinterest]
Hottie Joseph Fiennes is joining the cast of “American Horror Story” season two. [PopBytes]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 13, 2012

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 ever consider running for office. (Answer: hell no!) She also discussed the continued prevalence of racism in this country. But I was most interested i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2012

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 for anti-Semitism in France). Her life (and Wikipedia page) reads like a dramatic novel: a nine-year-old heiress to a tire fortune moves to Paris to…

By: Rachel Krause / May 9, 2012

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 wife” and “the FIRST LADY!!!!”  By golly, it’s just the cutest thing ever. Read it, after the jump!

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2012

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 since the day Barack announced, that I’m some angry black woman. … You know, I just try to be me. And my hope is that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 11, 2012

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 was both a remarkable first lady and also “cute.” Aw! He then advised the male soldiers that “Gentlemen, that’s your goal, to marry up. Punch…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 14, 2011

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 Jackie O and was not necessarily a powerhouse in the White House like Eleanor Roosevelt. But when Betty Ford died on Friday at age 93,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2011

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 Times]…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 24, 2011

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 new Michelle Obama action figure, a product of Jailbreak Toys (which also produces the similar Barack Obama action figure). While the doll’s huge head and…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 14, 2009

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 her first foray into the online world—and promptly crashed her own site with all the juicy nuggets of inner thoughts and general self-promotion. (Could you…

By: Nina Carbone / October 6, 2009

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 looking over the report it’s that we should forget about Barack, because Michelle has one expensive entourage. She has a $90,000 Chief of Staff, with…

By: Justine Fields / July 2, 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

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 their lives and self-worth. In India, one woman says Michelle “shows women that it’s OK to have dark skin and to not have a son,”…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 28, 2009

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 will essentially be doing her job backwards. And in heels. Well, maybe not so much. But she won’t be getting paid.

Should we remedy…

By: Meghan Keane / January 22, 2009

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 coat by Cuban-American designer Isabel Toledo, Mrs. Obama received mixed reviews from fashion critics. Find out what the fashionistas had to say after the jump.

By: Wendy Atterberry / January 21, 2009

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]…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 20, 2009

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 our next first lady that we don’t have to wait until tomorrow to learn. From her issue with Princeton professors to the item of clothing…

By: Wendy Atterberry / January 19, 2009

Quickies!: John Edwards, You Are An Idiot

John and Elizabeth Edwards have officially separated. He continues to deny Rielle Hunter’s baby. [The Week]
Guys watch porn together, but they won’t admit to what actually happens during the viewing session. [Daily Bedpost]
It’s been at least a decade since our friends from Bayside High were the hotness on Saturday afternoons, but there are…

By: Annika Harris / November 10, 2008