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Shelley O in Isaac M

First lady Michelle Obama at the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially re-open the Charles Engelhard Court, centerpiece of the newly renovated American Wing, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in Isaac Mizrahi.







Isaac Mizrahi Pre-Fall 2009 Collection
Model: Rachel Clark





Since Michael Kors is the only other name designer she deigns to wear, the message is clear: Shelly is a fashion reality show addict just like you and me. Just don't wear Heidi's jewelry, Michelle. Trust us, it's tacky.

As for this look, it's okay. The color's nice and it plays to her whole "my entire outfit must be all one color" schtick, which we don't tend to agree with, but to each their own. We also don't tend to like bows on women over the age of 16, but again, that's just us. It's not the most flattering garment she's worn but to be honest, she's been knocking it out of the park, sartorially speaking, so much lately that even though this outfit leaves us a little flat, we'll give her a pass.

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She needs to pull her sleeves down, she looks ridiculous.


She's got a wonky boob in this dress. She should have put on a better bra if she's going to wear something lower cut than normal for her.


Looks better on her than the model, who makes it look like a bathrobe.


I like it. The color is rich and bright which compliments her skin.

She's showing off her gams, which is nice. I'm sure somebody will get the vapors over wearing no stockings.:0p

The suit shows off a little bit of clevage, which is a little more daring than the Queen Mother/Isabel Toledo getups that she's used to.

And I could also do without the bow, but since it isn't overpowering, I'll give her a pass.

IN.


Anonymous said...
She needs to pull her sleeves down, she looks ridiculous.

5/19/09 10:26 AM


Oh please...:0p


I dont know. There's something about the fabric and color that comes off a little cheap. I think it's a good color for her to use but it feels underwhelming

Frank


I can't say I am crazy about the outfit. The coat doesn't fit right, but the color is beautiful on her, though I'm not a big fan of the "monotone" look, except in neutral colors like black, beige or gray.
All in all, though, I give her a qualified "IN", because her hair and makeup look great.


i think this might be the perfect color for her. she really is a beautiful first lady.


more IN than OUT. it is a nice colour, especially in the natural lighting.


Hmm... I agree, not the best look she's ever had. But I love the color, and her legs are fab!


I started to write that I like it, but I find I have too many bitchy thoughts.

Is this off-the-rack Heather Mizari for Target? Should have had another fitting for the First Lady. And what's with the skooching the sleeves on every damn thing she wears? And no jewelry at all? really?

On the plus side, it's a beautiful color, I like this simple, highwaisted cut on her, the knee length is just right, and the shoes are good. Overall she still makes it look elegant.


Hey Hey Hey get off her back she's trying to please the a-holes that think she shouldn't show her shoulders or arms by wearing something a little more conservative look...it's a little boring for someone with such style as her, but it's classy.

IN!


Good point about the sleeves-- it's habitual with her, the "rolled up" shirtsleeves thing.

Okay with a casual cardigan, but not with a coat, Shelley!


The color is wonderful! What I love the most about Mrs.O is that no matter what opinions the rest of us may have about what she is wearing she always looks as if she is completely confident and secure in her choices. She shows us that is is possible to be a serious person and enjoy fashion too. I love that!


Love it


another laura
5/19/09 10:38 AM
Is this off-the-rack Heather Mizari for Target? Should have had another fitting for the First Lady. And what's with the skooching the sleeves on every damn thing she wears? And no jewelry at all? really?



As a fellow sleeve skoocher, sometimes you happen to do it just because you don't want to get stained. Other times, you feel the fabric impedes your activity. Its much more a matter of finding your comfort zone, rather than making a fashion statement.


Gorgeous color on her and I love the way she has the sleeves pushed up. And it is very Upper East Side (which is where she was).

And fitting too because of all the comparisons to Jackie O - she was right across the street from Jackie's old apartment - so how right to wear a silhouette so reminiscent.

--GothamTomato


It's those coat pockets that bother me. Too far back on her, it looks right on the model. I'd lose them.

Otherwise she looks great.

BrianB


"We also don't tend to like bows on women over the age of 16, but again, that's just us."

No, that's not just you. An I think the cut-off should be 10 years old instead of 16.

If she loses the bow, she could incorporate a colorful scarf to break up the monotony. She should have discussed the art of scarves when she was with Mme Sarkozy.

but her legs - wow!


I like the picture of her hugging that little girl. How cute!


I like it! I think she looks much better in streamlined outfits rather than the wide skirts she's been a fan of lately. Plus, I think she looks SO much better in it than the model!!


This is more of a traditional 1st lady look for her. I agree with C.C. that it looks a bit bathrobish on the model.
As to the neckline, it is a bit low for her. I bet that the Mizrahi team do the fit testing on the smallest size and grade up from there. It is better in my opinon to perfect your middle size and grade down to smallest, and up to largest.
Another Laura, I don't think Isaac has a line with Target anymore. This is probably from his own label, which I think is under the Liz Claiborne umbrella now.


I think she looks better in that dress than the model does!


Thanks, Sewing Siren. You are clearly much more in the know than I am on who's designing for whom!


C.C. nailed it. She looks way better than the model. That outfit was meant for a woman with real curves.

But looking at the outfit on the model, two things spring to mind immediately. 1) The sleeves seem too loose and long. No wonder Michele scrunched them up. I would have. Because she did, the outfit looked less bathrobe-like on her.

2) The shoulders could use a little construction. This would balance the hip area and create more of an hourglass shape.


The fit is so-so that I wonder if HeatherMiz should be in this business.


I kind of love it. I agree with the person who said it looks better on her than the model - by about 1000 X. Love the color, don't mind the skootching.


Looking at the photo of her hugging the kid, is it possible that the sleeves were actually a tad too short on her? in which case, skooched up is better than hanging there, 3/4 of an inch shy of the wrist bone.

I think she looked nice in this, though these photos emphasize the look she sometimes has to my eye of "an athlete in dress up clothes." It's not quite awkwardness - but it's as if the body confidence is calibrated to a different style of dress or context than the one she's dressed for.

Anybody else see this in her sometimes, or is it all my imagination?


Something about the color is off for me- it should look great but it's just a tad off, it should be more vibrant. Her chest area looks kind of weird.

It's not my favorite, but she certainly doesn't look awful!


I didn't read all of the post, but needed to comment on the "skooshing" of her sleeves.

She is a tall woman. It is possible that her arms are proportionaly longer than most fashion tolerates. She may not want things to be tailor made for her (because you know people would go nuts at the expense) and most sleeves probably are too short for her. Therefore, push 'em up. I personally can't stand the feel of 3/4 sleeves, but thats me.

She should spend a bit on alterations, but other than that, a big IN.

SisterZip


Except for the bow and pockets, I love it. It's a great color for her. I don't even mind the sleeve scrunching.


The bust line is a big WTF! Looks like something that walked down the Project Runway runway ... and not in a good way.


The coat looks very different on model and Mrs. O. On Mrs. O. it does not fit, she cannot wrap it around her and pockets are in the wrong places. On the model it is too large, but pockets do not stick out for that reason.
Just a thought.

-Ju


"And what's with the skooching the sleeves on every damn thing she wears? "

Ugh, long sleeves drive me crazy. So do watches and bracelets.
I have a feeling that she may have the same annoyance with long sleeves and pushes them up (or goes sleeveless) all the time except when she's really cold.
It is just a comfort thing and one thing I think we are finding out about the first lady is that she dresses for herself in what she is happy in.
Does she wear a watch or bracelets often?

I agree with the other comments that she looks much better in the outfit then the model does.


She looks like a purple jellybean. That color looks chip. And I hate the bow, but am grateful that she didn't belt the damned thing. Also, the cut of the coat makes it look a bit like she has her wings folded back under her elytra (shout out to entymology geeks!).

She still looks gorgeous, of course, b/c she is. But she's done MUCH better. This one's kind of Queen Mum-Gone-Wild.


I like the color on her, but I don't like the cut of the coat (can't see the dress). It's apparent from seeing it on the model as well that it is designed to look oversized, which I don't care for.


Agree w/other poster who said that this looked like something from Mizrahi's Target line. I realize that the line is no longer available - and I think that poster did too - it was more of a comparison than an attribution.

While I generally liked Mizrahi's Target pieces on the hanger, when I tried them on, I often found something 'off' about both the fit and the fabric. I'm seeing both of those things here, hence the comparison. With this dress, the color's gorgeous and the silhouette shows promise, but the fit is off in the bust, the sleeves are too short for full-length and too long for 3/4 (I have long arms and get this too), the bow is wonky, and the fabric texture looks like the double-knit pantsuits my grandma wore.

Assessment: I'm wondering if some of the weaknesses of Mizrahi's Target line are carrying over into his higher-end pieces.


Confession: While I think Heather Mizrahi is fun for TV, I think he has no understanding of the female body. His clothes are sometimes cute, but they always look ill-fitting. Case in point - that coat doesn't even look good on the model. I think the color is lovely on Shelley, but the shoulder/sleeve area looks a mess. And while I normally dont mind the monochrome look, I think this outfit would have been better with a different colored dress than the coat.
I did love the thought of Michelle telling Barry Obama to pipe down, as she is trying to watch PR or The Fashion Show...


Are there NO straight men or lesbian women (other than me) who read this blog?

The first lady's legs are sooo hot looking in that dress I would love to see her "accidently" open her legs so I can see what it looks like.

I mean honestly, She looks good in a fairly basic garment in a good color, but for me, the fact that she went bare legged and knowing she has a hot body under a basic suit is doing things to me.


Anonymous
5/19/09 12:36 PM
I mean honestly, She looks good in a fairly basic garment in a good color, but for me, the fact that she went bare legged and knowing she has a hot body under a basic suit is doing things to me.



Wanda Sykes, is that you?


The only thing I'm not crazy about is the cut of the dress' neckline. It makes her sternum look bony and it isn't that attractive on her. Love the rest of it though.


I love it, and I'll bet the color was even more glorious in person.
Can't help it, I love that bow ...


as for the sleeve skootch ..she is a tall woman. Most RTW has sleeves has sleeves made too short for those of us with long arms.You learn to skootch sleeves so you can do things like bend your arms, or hold them straight. When you are tall too often long sleeves fall in a really unattractive place, one skootches to fudge the wonky length.

After a while it just becomes habit. After thirty years of pushing up my sleeves.. I can't NOT do it.


The color is pretty. the fit of the dress is off.

is this part of his line for Target?

I don't love it - she's making it look better than it is.


With this lady it is a step forward, a step back. The flat boobs would have been a secret had they not been shown here. Looks bad. The bow is ugly. The bare legs is TOO MUCH. She looks like a temp at the office not a first lady. The skootching of the sleeves says I am a slob. She is really a trip.


I laughed when I saw her sleeves pushed up because that's where mine end up, too! I often buy a size up just so the damn things will be long enough (HATE 3/4 length by design) but then they start to bug me so up they go.


Not loving it. I hate the same color head to toe.


She looks great!


I think it looks better on the model, too snug on her.


She looks FANTASTIC!


Not my fave. It's all a bit bulky & matchy matchy.

But, I love the pushed up sleeves, which adds a cool, natural vibe to what could otherwise be a bit of a precious & stuffy look.

Such a sweetie with the children.

TLo, gonna do a post on the fab Alaia she wore to the ballet in the evening?


I LOVE it and totally appropriate. Rocks it better than the model.


"BarbH
5/19/09 2:11 PM With this lady it is a step forward, a step back. The flat boobs would have been a secret had they not been shown here. Looks bad. The bow is ugly. The bare legs is TOO MUCH. She looks like a temp at the office not a first lady. The skootching of the sleeves says I am a slob. She is really a trip."



Love it. If she ain't dressed like Abigail Filmore...


To all of you saying it's ok for her to push her sleeves up, you are wrong.

She is no longer a lawyer rolling up her sleeves to get down to business; she is cutting a ribbon at the top art institute in this country, and she is representing all of us. For her to present herself in this sloppy manner is inappropriate. She needs to put a bra on, and stop ruining her garments because she's too self conscious to wear it properly!!


3:08, you need to pull that giant stick out of your ass. Sitting will be more comfortable. I promise.


I normally love all shades of purple but this one's not doing it for me. The overall look is okay but not quite right.

Agree that the bow is too juvenile. And bows and frilly things usually don't look good on very tall, broad-shouldered women of any age. I get that she's youngish for a first lady but she continually dresses either too young or too matronly. She hasn't quite found a consistent look that is age and position appropriate. I know that fashonistas don't wear stockings but I'm not sure that the bare-legged look really cuts it for the first lady. And I don't need to see her cleavage - especially when she really doesn't have any and the low cut only emphasizes her flatness and droopiness. Not something she should be emphasizing.


I don't know if you're secret Republican agents or what, but the picture you selected for the front page seems a little mean. It seems like the shot where the neck of the dress is the most wonky, the bow the most age-inappropriately perky, and her breasts at their worst. I just think you could do better justice to our (frequently) hot and fashion adventurous first lady. How about a crossed leg/hem shot ?


3:33, this isn't about me, this is about dressing in a classy, not-fucked-up way. There are international standards for this, and I HIGHLY doubt you would see any other first lady Goblin Obama's age with sleeves pushed up so far she looks like she's wearing a space suit.

Sorry if you don't get it.


Anonymous
5/19/09 4:07 PM 3:33, this isn't about me, this is about dressing in a classy, not-fucked-up way. There are international standards for this, and I HIGHLY doubt you would see any other first lady Goblin Obama's age with sleeves pushed up so far she looks like she's wearing a space suit.

Sorry if you don't get it.



Ridiculous. Since your agenda is clear, take it back over to the Faux News message boards.


4:12
I don't have an agenda, I'm not even an American! I am comparing her to women like Princess Caroline of Monaco or Carla Bruni; if she can't dress to their standards, then she needs better gays, no questions asked.


Anonymous said...
Sorry if you don't get it.
Oh, I do "get it". The word you used to replace Mrs. Obama's given name, made "it" crystal clear.
And it has nothing to do with what she is wearing.


You don't think she looks like a goblin? If she just re-did her eyebrows she'd look fine I think, but right now she always has a creepy evil look on her face.


Ugh. Some people are just assholes, aren't they? Whatever the hell their motive is and whatever hell rock (foreign or domestic) they crawled out from under.

They absolutely cannot get over the fact that people are THRILLED to be in her presence (and not just because she's first lady & wife of Barack Obama). She's warm hearted and happy to be wherever she is. with whoever she is, doing whatever she is doing. People love her and THAT just kills them.

(Well, that and the fact that they're losers and we're winners. Ha ha! Take that!)

PS -- No need to stay Anonymous. Just choose an identity by clicking Name/URL. Put in a name. URL is optional & not required. I finally figured this out about six months ago and I'm much the happier for it!


desertwind, it's not about politics or personality, this is a discussion purely about the superficial. anonymous's comments haven't addressed anything but that, so I don't see why you're getting so agitated. it doesn't mean he/she is a republican or a Miss O hater just because he/she doesn't like what she's wearing, and even republicans are welcome here.


"desertwind said: Ugh. Some people are just assholes, aren't they? Whatever the hell their motive is and whatever hell rock (foreign or domestic) they crawled out from under.

They absolutely cannot get over the fact that people are THRILLED to be in her presence (and not just because she's first lady & wife of Barack Obama)."



Yep. It's quite obvious what they can't get over.

--GothamTomato


Can we stay a little focused here, people?


That color is so Queen Mum! Extremely unsexy.


I think I would like that outfit a lot better without those HUGE pockets slapped on the sides.
The color is gorgeous.
You're right, though, she can do much better.


I've been debating whether this is a truly flattering outfit.

The color is smashing. But I agree that the neckline could have been better.

Actually, I think this is one of those colors that looks good on her but shouldn't be worn right next to the face and also needs some contrast to make it truly flatter and pop. For example, if this had been a suit, and she had worn it with a white blouse or top plus a black patent leather belt, it would have really wowed.

This is definitely a color I'd like to see on her again, just as not the only color in the outfit.

A qualified IN, plus major points for fearless fashion.


Sorry TLo, it's just that I read quite a few political blogs and news blogs and I've got to where I recognize some of the key talking points & phrases used by trolls re Shelley O: "goblin"; "slob"; "inappropriate"; "out of her league", ad nauseum.

We know what they're really thinking and it's got very little to do with fashion or style.


"International" standards of dress for the first ladies?

Who issued this, the United Nation?


Anonymous, geez wow, you quoted me, that's a first. I am very open minded about stuff. Shelly O isn't like other people or models. She can afford the best, including who styles her. Flobby dumpy boobs and a low cut dress for day wear at a well covered photo op? No stockings (it was an office temp who looks a lot like Michelle who I first saw showing this bare leg, leg leggy look at the law office I was working at about 8 years ago)? My boyfriend wouldn't have let me leave the house like that, why did her advisers? Her "off" days are always like this -- a mess and she has done it a lot just when I thought she was making some progress. I give up, these comments give me heart burn, so do you, and so does she. Where is the self-respect here? WTF? Over and out. She makes us all look worse. It's fashion. She does it and others will too. Yuk.


BarbH said...
Anonymous, geez wow, you quoted me, that's a first. I am very open minded about stuff. Shelly O isn't like other people or models. She can afford the best, including who styles her. Flobby dumpy boobs and a low cut dress for day wear at a well covered photo op? No stockings (it was an office temp who looks a lot like Michelle who I first saw showing this bare leg, leg leggy look at the law office I was working at about 8 years ago)? My boyfriend wouldn't have let me leave the house like that, why did her advisers? Her "off" days are always like this -- a mess and she has done it a lot just when I thought she was making some progress. I give up, these comments give me heart burn, so do you, and so does she. Where is the self-respect here? WTF? Over and out. She makes us all look worse. It's fashion. She does it and others will too. Yuk.

5/19/09 6:28 PM




Guess what? It's 2009, not 1949. I know, not the "good ole days" when Michelle would've had to sit in the back of the bus, and when you had to keep your legs covered for fear of looking too "fresh".


"I am comparing her to women like Princess Caroline of Monaco or Carla Bruni; if she can't dress to their standards, then she needs better gays, no questions asked."

I agree with this completely. I don't think women like that would dress like this, and mizzO is supposed to be one of those women now (and she is when she dresses the part especially!).


She looks nice. A little conservative for her, but nice. Good color on her. It looks ridiculous on the model.

Bloomberg, ecch.


This garment is the essence of Isaac. Vibrant color, playful details such as the immense patch pockets and bow, and a fun silhouette. On paper, Isaac and Michelle match up very well.

Yes, it could have fit better, but if it was ready-to-wear, there is only so much one can do. Before another person suggests "better alterations," you should know that sleeve hems can only be let out so much, and then there is no fabric left. Making a garment shorter or smaller is possible; making a garment bigger and longer isn't.

I agree with all of the tall women who suggested that the sleeves were too short, that's why Michelle pushed them up. Force of habit. I do it too.

Is it possible no one remembers Isaac's wonderful collections pre-Target days? Has no one seen his special order garments from Bergdorf's? I can imagine a younger Michelle in his dress made from cut-up 7-Up cans, and she looks fantastic!

Lastly, quit complaining about her not wearing hose. It is 2009. The only people who wear hose are forced to by archaic company dress codes. What could possibly be more unfashionable than nude pantyhose? Imagine what Laura Bush or Hilary Clinton would have worn to this event, and then count your blessings.


I am really not a fan of the sheath dress/coat combo-it looks very Butterick #139.


itsjustme, also remember that Hilary is 61, and Laura is 62. MizzO is only 45, but isn't she the youngest first lady in a while?

Hell, maybe MizzO isn't as fashionable as we all think, it's just that we're so used to seeing Laura Bush and Nancy Reagan and even Hilary Clinton in ugly... ugly suits, is what we are used to. Seeing a first lady's shoulders is such a breath of fresh air that maybe we're giving MizzO too much credit....


That color is disgustingly cheap. It makes me sad. And nauseated.


She looks amazing. I love the color, the dress, the hair, the makeup...


Maybe if Americans had wanted a brainless slut like Carla Bruni or Princess Caroline as First Lady, then we would be up to so-called "International Standards." Personally, I'd be ashamed to have either one represent my country.


Brainless?? Princess Caroline graduated from the Sorbonne! Your slut shaming them is really dispicable. This is about FASHION, and both of them totally beat Michelle there.


Hah! You fell for it, Anonymous.

Quit calling names and I will, too.

I find calling Michelle Obama a "goblin" and a "slob" offensive as well. Maybe it's acceptable in "international" circles, but I think it is out of line.


Hey Liz, by my calculations, that means Hilary was 44 when she became First Lady, and Laura was 54. Even on their very best days, neither ever approached the stylish Miss O. Remember Hilary's first inaugural gown? The dark purple Miss Kitty costume with the spangles? I wept -- it was that hideous.

Of course, neither Hilary nor Laura ever cared about fashion. It's obvious that our current first lady enjoys clothes, and thinks of fashion as an artform, as she mentioned in her speech at the Metropolitan Museum.


If she's going to go purple, it might need to be a darkened down and lushly rich royal purple. Like the deep cobalt blue, it could be a real stunner on her. But some colors can look flattering on a person yet not look the best next to the face. Perhaps a true sunny lemon yellow blouse with the royal purple would really wow, or a pattern that combines it with cobalt blue and emerald green.

Purple is a notoriously difficult color to wear well. She's almost there, but not quite.


Hate to say it, not really feeling this. Like the color, but I think I hate the coat. I think if it was just the shealth dress I may like it more. Also not a big fan of the bows.


To quote the Duchess of Orange, "It looks a little Mother of the Bride." :)


it's not too great on her but it's plain HORRIBLE on the model.. that girl looks like a four year old wearing her fathers bathrobe


I like it. Great colour.


Love it on her, hate it on the model.


A better fit on Mrs. O than on the runway model.


She is a beautiful lady, but I’ve seen more of her bare knees and thighs than I’ve needed to.


She looks very pretty and appropriate. Love the shoes too.


Isaac M. on Michelle O.:

"What do you think she's going to do for American fashion?
I think she's going to be an unbelievable ambassador for fashion. I love her -- especially because she loves clothes. She has such a young take on the whole thing. Young, yet proprietary. She's kind of like the Carrie Bradshaw of the next 10 years."



Oh please.


I hate the dress and coat combo. This is the second time she does that. Who needs everything to match?


"Bettie said...
Isaac M. on Michelle O.:

"What do you think she's going to do for American fashion?
I think she's going to be an unbelievable ambassador for fashion. I love her -- especially because she loves clothes. She has such a young take on the whole thing. Young, yet proprietary. She's kind of like the Carrie Bradshaw of the next 10 years."



Oh please."





Gosh, enough with the Sex and the City compaprison. That is so 10 years ago.


The bow is weird. I wish it was a belt.


"another laura said...
I started to write that I like it, but I find I have too many bitchy thoughts.

Is this off-the-rack Heather Mizari for Target? Should have had another fitting for the First Lady. "



I read somewhere that the designers just send the dresses, no fitting, hence, some of the issues we see.


" Lisa said...
Good point about the sleeves-- it's habitual with her, the "rolled up" shirtsleeves thing. "



I agree. It's awful.


The idea that people are getting pissed off at what the First Lady is wearing is just aDORable. It's a fashion blog, so ripping it is totally appropriate, but it's gotten so...personal. You'd think she was SJP, all the ire that's floating around here.


Anonymous on 5/20/09 at 6:21 AM said: "another laura said...I started to write that I like it, but I find I have too many bitchy thoughts.

Is this off-the-rack Heather Mizari for Target? Should have had another fitting for the First Lady. "

I read somewhere that the designers just send the dresses, no fitting, hence, some of the issues we see.

Shelly O needs to get in touch with Nancy Reagan's tailor. Nancy's clothes always fit to perfection.

TampaBay


Anonymous
5/19/09 10:26 PM Brainless?? Princess Caroline graduated from the Sorbonne! Your slut shaming them is really dispicable. This is about FASHION, and both of them totally beat Michelle there.



Now the woman's a slut? This idiocy is reaching monumental levels.

Let's get something straight: Michelle is a well-educated, successful woman with a devoted husband, two beautiful children, and a mother who worked hard all of her life to ensure that her children could have the type of life that she was denied (and in many reasons, because of her skin color.)

Wearing a purple suit without stockings dosen't constitute a "slut".

A slut is someone who needs to have sex with countless partners without regard to themselves or others around them.

A slut is someone who eventually has no respect for themselves. Michelle Obama is certainly far from that.

I would normally say that if you have a negative opinion about her, its certainly your right. But I've been on message boards long enough to tell what the REAL problem is that they have with Michelle. You are not clever enough to conceal it.

An Afircan-American woman is the first lady.

An African-American man is currently our Commander In Chief.

Deal with it.


Hm. I'm not a fan of that particular shade of purple, either. A more plummy shade would have been nice, I think.

As for the sleeves debate--I'm also a chronic sleeve skootcher. I don't even realize when I do it, I just look down and realize I've magically scrunched my sleeves up again. :P It just happens sometimes. Although, it does stretch out your sleeves, sometimes, which is very unattractive when you let them back down again.

Maybe I'm too young to give a crap about the hose vs. bare legs issue, but as this isn't a formal event, I would think no hose is acceptable in this day and age?


A slut is not someone who needs to have sex with countless partners.
A slut is someone who has sex with a partner for $$$. Use the term right!


Anonymous@8:48: No one called Mrs. Obama a slut. Try carefully reading before you decide to go off on someone.


Anonymous
5/20/09 9:02 AM Anonymous@8:48: No one called Mrs. Obama a slut. Try carefully reading before you decide to go off on someone.


I read it, and YOU just right. Touched a nerve, didn't I?


Uh, no you didn't read it right. Someone called Princess Caroline a slut, not Mrs. Obama.

And the only nerve you touched was the one that has no patience for self-righteous people who can't be bothered to read what they're responding to.


Anonymous
5/20/09 9:21 AM Uh, no you didn't read it right. Someone called Princess Caroline a slut, not Mrs. Obama.

And the only nerve you touched was the one that has no patience for self-righteous people who can't be bothered to read what they're responding to.




Try posting right before you pass judgment on me, okay?

And yes, the jerk did refer to Michelle a slut after it was set up. But no matter, I already know the problem.

If calling out someone's racism makes me "self-righteous", then I'll take it as a compliment.


The wacko this Anonymous keeps trashing Michelle Obama in order to stir up a controversy is just revolting. Her comments are disgusting. And, when everybody starts ignoring her, she posts as multiple Anonymouses trying to keep an argument going and drag others back into it.

It's deeply disturbing to me to see her trashing the First Lady in such a filthy way.

I'm revolted with her hostility and sick need to keep provoking others into arguing with her. She's evidently some kind of lonely wacko. TLo, can't you PLEASE just dump all those comments and block her IP address?

These discussions are just getting too distressing to read any more.


Anon, you truly ARE an idiot.

Ellen M said...

Maybe if Americans had wanted a brainless slut like Carla Bruni or Princess Caroline as First Lady, then we would be up to so-called "International Standards." Personally, I'd be ashamed to have either one represent my country
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Here you will note that Ellen M called Carla Bruni and Princess Caroline "brainless sluts."

Anonymous said...

Brainless?? Princess Caroline graduated from the Sorbonne! Your slut shaming them is really dispicable. This is about FASHION, and both of them totally beat Michelle there
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Here you will see someone defended Princess Caroline, saying she is not brainless (she graduated from the Sorbonne) and that Ellen M "slut-shamed" Princess Caroline and Carla Bruni (which she did, by calling them "brainless sluts"). All they said about Michelle Obama was that she wasn't as stylish as Carla Bruni or Princess Caroline.

See how that works now? It was really quite obvious. Your reading comprehension skills are really pretty execrable for someone who wants to write 9-paragraph screeds about shit nobody even said. Buh-bye now, hon.


As you can see, I'm so upset I can't even write straight.

This person, whomever she or he is, is ruining a lot of these discussions by inserting nastiness, hostility, and now, racism. She's like malware, perverting discussions to what she wants to do - here, argue nastily. She keeps getting nastier and nastier until others react in outrage, then she's got what she wants - an argument where she can just talk and talk and talk and spew more nastiness to keep the talk going. Since this particular Anon just won't shut the fuck up, please ban it permanently.

There has to be a way you can do it. I thought this would be a peaceful, pleasant place to read and comment, but it's getting to be anything but.

I'm outta here.


1) AS to the dress and matching coat ensemble: a hardworking Flotus needs to look put together instantaneously, and unruffled. A cotton skirt and cardigan are fun, but don't hold up well. We'll probably see her use this tried and true combo again, because it works for what is her life now. Albeit with her own spin, thank god.
2) Something all previous posters missed about that color choice: I first saw the photo on the front page of the NYT. There she was, against the dark red doors, and the dappled white facade of the newly reopened wing of the Met. My eye went directly to her tiny figure at the podium, in her PURPLE ensemble. Extremely effective color choice, both as a wide angle photo op and close-up against her skin. I said, wow, I need to go to Rungay (sorry guys) to see what she is wearing.
3) Do not feed the energy trolls. May the show(s) never go on hiatus again. Such flotsam; Tlo, it pains me that you have to deal with them.


People, get a grip. It's possible for someone to not like the clothes Mrs. Obama wears without being a racist or a "secret Republican agent," an accusation against us that ranks us one of the most absurd we've ever encountered.

If you can't handle someone criticizing Mrs. Obama's clothing choices, then you should probably stay out of the comments section.

And for the record, no one called her a slut.


SHe could go out in bathrobe and some of you would praise her - as evidenced by the fat that...she went out in an ugly plain bathrobe and ..tada.. the praise rolls in.


Aw, TLo. I guess we're all getting a bit testy, but --

FWIW, I think the "secret republican agent" was a joke.


"Tlo said: And for the record, no one called her a slut."




No one has ever called me a slut either, though I've often wished that someone would.

--GothamTomato


Gotham, gee, I wondered how you picked your name! :)


I agree with whoever said the dress seems off. The color is nice but that fabric is bothering me. I guess it just looks too plain for me. Is she trying to dress down so that those in a bad economic situation will feel better? I appreciate the effort if this is what she wants to do, but just because you don't have much money to spend on clothes doesn't mean you have to look so.. just so.





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