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A Look Back At Eleanor Roosevelt’s First Lady Fashion

While we’ve been eclipsed by Mobama as the “first” First Lady in fashion, WWD reminds us that presidential wives have a long history of maintaining appearances. Here, an old sketch of choices for Eleanor Roosevelt’s inauguration dress. Classy! [WWD] Keep reading »

Carla Bruni Sells Out Michelle Obama

French first lady Carla Bruni was supposedly extremely unhappy with the unauthorized biography Carla: A Secret Life, which claimed that she had extensive plastic surgery and was a man eater who still flirts to make hubby Nicolas Sarkozy jealous. So she decided to participate in another biography, Carla and the Ambitious, by Michael Darmon and Yves Derai. But it seems to me that many of the claims in this new book are just as inflammatory. It claims that her husband would be happy to serve just one term—which should go over well with voters?—and similarly describes Carla as a “femme fatale.”

But perhaps the most interesting tidbit in the book? When she totally sells out Michelle Obama. Keep reading »

Quotable: Ashley Olsen Reveals Her Dream Client For The Row

“I’d love to get Michelle Obama in The Row. The simple suits and things. It’s all made in America, so why not?”

Ashley Olsen isn’t satisfied with just Charlize Theron and Jessica Biel wearing her fashions on their backs. Ashley has her sights set on a bigger fish — the first lady! Michelle Obama isn’t above wearing an emerging designer, so Ashley just might get her wish. [StyleWatch] Keep reading »

Michelle And Sasha Obama’s Trip To Spain Becomes A Big To-Do

Michelle and Sasha Obama arrived back from their trip to Spain yesterday afternoon, and the whole trip has turned into a media circus. A columnist from The New York Daily News called Michelle the “modern-day Marie Antoinette” for going on a “glitzy Spanish vacation” while the country is in a recession. A Washington Times editor seconded that emotion, saying, “Obamas live the high life while America suffers.” And Rush Limbaugh made the truly bizarre accusation that the media was ignoring the lavish trip as reparations for “our slave past.”

So what’s the deal? Keep reading »

Quotable: Michelle Obama Doesn’t Talk Weight With Her Girls

“We have conversations around health, food, and activity. I tell them sports are something I want them to engage in because it’s good for them. It’s good to practice teamwork, to understand what it means to suffer a loss, to win with grace. It has nothing to do with weight, it has everything to do with being a well-rounded person…I never talk about weight with my girls. I try not to even talk about my weight. Because you’re right, it is a sensitive issue. My girls are preteens and they’re seeing their bodies in a whole different way.”

– First Lady (and First Mom!) Michelle Obama on how she and the president approach the topic of health, nutrition, and fitness with their children, Malia and Sasha, in the September issue of Ladies Home Journal [Cover Awards] Keep reading »

Quickies: Is Michelle Obama The Modern Day Marie Antoinette & Michaele Salahi Claims “Media Torture”

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Michelle Obama Shines At White House State Dinner

We can’t get over Michelle‘s curly bob, which is such a departure from her normally straight hair. And she’s almost convinced us that matching eyeshadow is a “do.” Oh, and the President looks good, too! [Washington, D.C., 5/19/10] Keep reading »

When It Comes To Colors, What’s A Better Word Than “Nude”?

When it comes to pale beige colors, such as Michelle Obama's gown, should we stop using the words "nude" or "flesh" to describe them?

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Carla Bruni And Nicolas Sarkozy Kept The Queen Waiting While They Were Gettin’ It On

Randy, across the pond rumor alert! A new tell-all book alleges that French First Lady Carla Bruni told Michelle Obama that she and French President Nicolas Sarkozy once kept a “senior Head of State”waiting because they were busy shagging. Many people suspect that super important person was actually the Queen of England. Oh no, she didn’t! But that makes us wonder — if Bruni only told MObama this sexy tidbit, how did writer Jonathan Alter find out? Has Michelle been gossiping?! [The Sun] Keep reading »

Mobama Is, Like, Obsessed With Monique Pean

With Earth Day quickly approaching, it’s time to devote your attention to nature. Whether you’re one of the smart few who regularly works to keep our planet healthy, or you’ve just become inspired as of late, it’s important to recognize those who marry their talents with their passion to save the world. One jewelry designer who’s always given her attention to Mother Nature is Monique Pean. And she has some major support, in the form of Michelle Obama. The designer started her career in finance, but realized her passion for jewelry and launched her own line in 2005, with a major focus on staying socially responsible and eco-friendly by using conflict-free stones only. Monique won the 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and the 2009 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award for Accessories, partnered with Charity:Water, and supports the No Dirty Gold campaign — proving that her talent is one to watch, for both her message and gems. In the time she’s been creating, she quickly she gained the love of MObama. Recently, the First Lady was spotted in Mexico City, practically dripping in jewelry by Monique Pean. Check her stuff out here. Keep reading »

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