OK, that’s not a real quote from the First Lady. But it is what Michelle Obama‘s character on “The Simpsons” said when she stopped by Springfield to assure Lisa Simpson that it’s OK to be smart. Damn, why couldn’t she have stopped by our elementary school to defend us from social ostracism? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
It was only a matter of time before someone wanted to capitalize on the First Lady fashion effect, and when it comes to doing it accessibly, K-Mart has turned out to be that retailer. If your wardrobe aspirations include looking just like Mobama, head to K-Mart and pick up either a copy of her J.Crew blue skirt or a close replica of Thakoon’s prints, at a price — $13 and $6, respectively — that is extremely affordable. [NYC Recessionista] Keep reading »
Nearly a year ago, we blogged about designer LaQuan Smith and his chain mail stockings. Now, none other than Vogue‘s editor-at-large, Andre Leon Talley, says First Lady Michelle Obama needs to go out and buy herself some LaQuan fashions. So, who’s this designer you may have never heard of? Well, he’s 21, African-American, and his grandmother taught him how to sew when he was 13. “She gave him a sewing machine and he made his whole collection in his grandma’s apartment in Queens,” reports Talley. Seeing as Lady Gaga and Rihanna have already jumped on the LaQuan bandwagon, it’s only fitting the First Lady should follow suit, no? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
When asked how he and First Lady Michelle Obama handle educating Malia and Sasha, President Barack Obama responded: “Malia will tell you, my attitude was, if she came home with a B, that’s not good enough because there’s no reason why she can’t get an ‘A’…” Obviously, they take grades very seriously, but as a former honor student, who sucked at chemistry, I can tell you that sometimes the effort is more important than the grade. You can read the rest of their interview in the March issue. [The Young, Black & Fabulous] Keep reading »
We think it’s hard enough to pick out something to wear to go to work, so we can’t even imagine what it would be like to be the First Lady and really have to think all
of your outfits through. Apparently, Michelle Obama
doesn’t do it all on her own, she tells the “Today” show. She has help (which she only refers to as “people,” but we imagine they are stylists), and they often pick out a week or even two
weeks of outfits. If we could plan that far ahead … we’d have so much more time for other things. Check out her interview with Matt Lauer—the fashion goodies start at 2:26. [Today Show
] Keep reading »
I bet Scott Baio wishes he’d left Charles in charge of his Twitter account. When he posted this nasty pic of Michelle Obama along with the punctuationally challenged sentence, “WOW He wakes up to this every morning,” the Twitterverse did not take this slight so kindly, and people instantly jumped down the former sitcom star’s throat. “People need to relax and laugh a bit,” he later wrote. Cue the death threats. One person wrote, “Easy to find your house Scottie boy and finish YOU. I am a republican and I love Mrs O.’” Another said, “A GRAND WIZARD like YOU Scott Baio should be PUT DOWN and someone will PUT YOU DOWN. YOU, your WIFE and KID.” Now, I hardly think MObama would be cool with that. [E!] Keep reading »
Ooooh … looks like somebody’s in trou-ble! Although, to be honest, it seems like PETA was asking for it when they decided to go ahead about put celeb faces on their latest ad with no one’s consent. The poster, which features the slogan “Fur-Free and Fabulous!,” photoshops together a handful of stylish stars who have spoken out against fur in the past—Oprah, Carrie Underwood, Tyra Banks, and the First Lady, Michelle Obama.
It’s unclear how the other ladies in the ad feel about this, but the White House is very upset about the surprise endorsement. PETA’s rationalization? “The fact is that Michelle Obama has issued a statement indicating that she doesn’t wear fur, and the world should know that in PETA’s eyes, that makes her pretty fabulous.”
A good cause? Perhaps. But we’re not too sure we’d want our faces associated with an ad whose copy sounds like a ladymag coverline, either. Besides, some of us around here like harem pants, but the last thing we want is to inadvertently end up their spokesmodel. [NBC Chicago] Keep reading »
Kristy Lee Roshia is not in the Christmas spirit. Last month, she called the Boston Secret Service and told some poor receptionist she had plans to “blow away” Michelle Obama. “I will kill Michelle Obama,” she said. “I will kill Marines.” This weekend, Roshia took things further and was arrested two miles away from the Hawaii vacation home where the Obamas will spend the holidays this week. She is being charged with threatening a family member of the president—and with assaulting a federal agent, since she struck one in the arms and face when they caught her.
Roshia, it turns out, is a woman with a dark past. Keep reading »