Posts tagged "inauguration"

Cutest Ever: Katy Perry Brought A Tiny Aretha Franklin Hat Replica To The Inauguration

Remember four years ago when Aretha Franklin wore a crazy grey church hat to the Obama inauguration? Wasn't that great? Well, Katy Perry got to go to the inauguration this time, and she paid homage to the great Miss Aretha with a version of her hat that's small enough to fit in the palm of…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 22, 2013

Thom Browne Is Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Fave — And Ours Too

We've long been a fan of quirky, sort of out-there American designer Thom Browne, so it's pretty great to see him get pop culture recognition -- on the presidential inauguration stage, no less. The outrageous sportswear designer has been a fan of putting models dressed as lobsters on the runway in the past, but i…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 21, 2013

Myrlie Evers-Williams Is The First Woman To Deliver Presidential Inaugural Invocation

Myrlie Evers-Williams is the widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Myrlie recounts meeting her husband and how he brought racial empowerment into her life. She also spoke about how they lived in constant fear because what they were doing at the the time – fighting for equality – could cost them their live…

By: College Candy / January 21, 2013

Here Is James Franco’s Blithering, Awful, Embarrassing Poem About Obama

After a brief respite, James Franco is back to being The Worst, today unleashing his new poem, "Obama in Asheville," which was supposedly written for the president's inauguration or something. The poem reads like a boring Wiki of all the things James learned in English 101, and then veers off to talk about getting a…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 21, 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr.: “I Have A Dream”

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, readers! Hopefully you have the day off to (sleep in and) do some sort of public service, but regardless, here is the full version of MLK's legendary "I Have A Dream" speech.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 17, 2011

And The Obama Copycats Begin…

Michelle Obama's two Inauguration Day outfits are already getting copied. Faviana, known for "reinterpreting" gowns worn by celebrities, drew up sketches immediately after Obama appeared on Tuesday. The knock-off of Isabel Toledo's lemongrass dress and jacket will retail for $450 and the copy of Jason Wu's white gown will cost $400, and they, along with…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 23, 2009

Quickies!: White House Sex, Aretha’s Inaugural Hat, Unabomber Role Play

A lot has gone on behind the closed doors of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., including a few love affairs and sex scandals. Check out how our presidents' secret love lives shaped our values regarding sex and relationships as a nation. Just a heads up, the article doesn't mention James Buchanan's suspected homosexuality. [Your Tango] Fighting for…

By: Annika Harris / January 21, 2009

Inauguration Day Missed Connections

After the day's festivities, which included dancing until the early morning hours, the president and first lady were probably too worn out to have sex last night, but that doesn't mean other people didn't have fun! While there weren't as many Inauguration Day Craigslist missed connections in Washington, D.C., as there were on election night,…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 21, 2009

Five Things You Should Know About Jason Wu

The name Jason Wu is hot on everyone's lips right now, as it should be. The 26-year-old designed Michelle Obama's inaugural ball gown and, let's not forget, the shift dress she wore for a Barbara Walters interview in November. After the jump, a brief introduction to the cherubic-faced designer, whose dress for the new First…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 21, 2009

How Michelle Obama’s Fashion Choices Reflect Her Husband’s Politics

Michelle Obama looked stunning at last night's inaugural balls in a white one-shoulder full-length gown by 26-year-old Tapei-born, New York-based designer Jason Wu. But her choices might not only be based on what looks good on her. In fact, if you read into yesterday's outfits, Barack and Michelle are very much on the same page…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 21, 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

At Last: The Obama’s First Dance

Originally, I was a little bit mocking of the fact that Beyonce got the honor of singing the song for President and First Lady Obama's first dance at the Inaugural Ball last night -- but that woman brought it. Above, the first couple dances to Etta James' "At Last" and Barack even throws in a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 21, 2009

The Moment You’ve All Been Waiting For: Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Night Gown

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama just made their first appearance of the night at the Neighborhood Ball. The President started off by saying, "First of all, how good lookin' is my wife!" And Michelle does look lovely in a white full-length, one-shoulder gown by young American designer Jason Wu. Did Barack wear…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 20, 2009

Show Your O-Face For Obama

If you didn't make it to D.C. for any of the real inaugural balls, head to Dr. Suzy's Speakeasy in LA on Jan. 24 for Dr. Susan Block's Eros Day "Orgy for Obama." From the looks of the invite, the event is actually an orgy, rather than merely an Obama love-fest. And -- bonus! --…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 20, 2009

Poll: What Color Dress Will Michelle Obama Wear On Inauguration Night?

Michelle Obama is wearing a gold-infused yellow dress and coat set by Isabel Toledo for the Inauguration Day events, but what about Inauguration Night? Of course, we're dying to know what designer she's chosen, but we're even more curious about the color of it after today's surprising pale lemon (with green shoes).

By: Catherine Strawn / January 20, 2009

Make Your Own Obamicon

Paste Magazine has a genius way to help you celebrate Inauguration Day. Obamicon.Me allows you to create an image of your own inspired by Shephard Fairey's iconic Obama posters. Not only can you use your personalized Obamicon as your IM buddy icon of Facebook profile picturre, but you also can slap your face on postage…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 20, 2009
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