Ever since I got a glimpse of Michelle Obama’s delightfully funky workout playlist, I’ve been curious to know what’s queued up on the iPods of everybody at the gym. And since most people I know are always in the market for new workout music, I thought it would be good to share our favorite songs to sweat to. Please share your gym playlist in the comments, and after the jump, check out the Frisky staff’s go-to workout tunes… Keep reading »
Once upon a time, a young college student named Barry transferred from Occidental College in California to Columbia University. The year was 1981. The fashion styles were perhaps regrettable. And the young man was Barack Obama, who later went on to become the first African-American president of the United States. In a new cover story in Vanity Fair, two of the president’s ex-girlfriends from that time — Alex McNear and Genevieve Cook — opened up about Obama as a young man. That includes what everyone wants to know — how he wooed women. Keep reading »
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! Keep reading »
The White House knows that the public looooooves it when Barack Obama talks about his children — and we should, those kids are adorable — so it doesn’t surprise me his campaign released a video of POTUS recounting this one time he tried to do Malia’s hair when she was four. And he really sucked at it. Eh, the president can’t be good at everything. [Buzzfeed]
Reason #3,091 that Michelle Obama is awesome: she kicks ass in a potato sack race! The First Lady invited Jimmy Fallon to the White House to film a “Late Night” segment about her Let’s Move campaign, which in addition to inspiring kids to exercise also gets celebs doing cute things while breaking a sweat. Jimmy needs some help in the push-up department, but at least Bo still gave him some congratulatory licks on the face. [Hulu]
There’s a report going around that FLOTUS Michelle Obama spent $50,000 recently at high-end fancy lady lingerie shop Agent Provacateur. Annnnd that thanks to Mrs. Obama’s splurge, the store is enjoying increased sales all around. The shopping spree supposedly happened last year at the store’s Madison Avenue location, when the First Lady took the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah, on a shopping trip.
But! Michelle Obama is better known for splurging at Target — not at luxury lingerie shops. She puts forth the image of being thrifty and down-to-earth, not egregiously spendy. And! Agent Provacateur doesn’t typically ever release their famous client list. So this seems overblown. It does , however, fit with our collective fantasy of the FLOTUS and POTUS having really sexy sex. [Telegraph U.K.]
Michelle Obama has brought bright colors and pretty prints to the style forefront this year, and with Barack’s reelection campaign underway, there’s sure to be plenty more MObama fashion moments in 2012. Peruse her outfits from 2008 to 2009, 2010, and 2011, then click through the slideshow to see our growing collection of the First Lady’s looks. Read more…