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Shelley O on Date Night

Date night, ladies!
And if we don't get this post out, our inbox is going to explode!

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (in Azzedine Alaia) at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. , en route to New York where they will have a private dinner and attend a play.





Generally speaking, we like to stay away from judging people for outfits that are not being worn for a public event. This being the First Couple and all, that's a distinction that doesn't quite apply. Sure, it's date night, but it's in front of as many cameras as you'll see at the average film premiere.

As for the dress, it's cute. Maybe not the most lower-half-flattering design, but it's got some sass to it. Don't really love the clutch.

In other Shelley O news, Laura B is over at StyleStudio at MSN with a piece on how to capture that First Lady style. Check it out here.

That is a terrible screen cap and she's going to hate us for it but she can blame msn.com.

[Photos: GettyImages - Screencap: Projectrungay.blogspot.com]


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75 comments:

The dress is hot. She looks great.


Dress would've been way better about 4 inches shorter.


I also liked the dress and would have loved it a little shorter.


another laura

Agree with the above. Knee length would have been lovely. How hot does her arm candy look in that suit/shirt/no tie?


ShellyO is one of those very lucky (few) women who looks good in just about every style, every color, every length - just everything.

--GothamTomato


There seems to be an epidemic lately of skirts that hit at exactly the wrong point on the leg -- witness last night's TFS disaster. Making the skirt several inches too long does not mitigate wide hips or bubble butts in form-fitting skirts.

Loved Shelley's hair and makeup.


I'm kinda liking that she's showcasing her wide hips.

And yes, POTUS is smokin'.


Eh. Boring and not particularly flattering but mostly just - zzzzz. Not loving the hair either.

And please tell Laura to stop waving her arms around so much. She seems a little forced in that clip. Not her best effort - and I love me some Laura.


I'd have liked it shorter and in a dark blue (navy or a slightly brighter color) or maybe a plum/purple. I just don't think black is that great on her. It's so boring.


You're right about Bad Mommy. She's going to HATE you. That screen cap looks nothing like Laura. It looks like a bad drag queen trying to be Laura. ; )

As for Shelley O, the dress does not flatter her bottom half at all, but at least it's not boring and she carried her cardigan instead of wearing it. : )


Did she wear this same dress on the Europe trip? I seem to remember a similar Alaia, perhaps w/a cropped cardigan?

Her shoes are cute.


P.S.

Laura is on the phone with us right now and she hates us (laughs).

XO
TLo


Love the length.
Love the neckline.
Love the cha-cha ruffles.
Celebrate the hips.
Celebrate the butt.
Me dis-likey camouflage dressing.


La Laura looks like she's about to say "fuck you" in that picture.


Agree M's dress should have been shorter, but I love that she's wearing Alaia despite her big butt.
And I rarely disagree with you two but I also love the clutch. Took myself straight to eBay and bought a similar Armani purse.

And thrilled, thrilled to see Laura -- even in a bad screen shot.


Cute hair, I like it when she styles it that way.

Like the shoes, but the dress makes her look hippy. And the bad kind of hippy, ie not flattering.


Gotham said, "ShellyO is one of those very lucky (few) women who looks good in just about . . . everything."


Which is why I'm envious of long, tall people like her. I do think it should be a snitch shorter, though.


Sewing Siren, is that dress for Keith's model?


Boys,

I can't believe you didn't tell us that the divine Laura is writing a book and filming a new reality show for Bravo! Come on we need to be kept abreast of all things Laura.


" Anonymous said...
Boys,
I can't believe you didn't tell us that the divine Laura is writing a book and filming a new reality show for Bravo! Come on we need to be kept abreast of all things Laura."



Patience, my dear, patience. Everything at its right time. : )

XO
TLo


It's nice to have a First Couple that you can be proud of. Sigh.


She looks like vacuum cleaner hose in that dress.


She's carrying a cardigan.


Ha! Yes, it is Brooklyn Bomber.


Hush SuzQ, It might get cold in the theater ;). She's not wearing it, right?


SS: So that's how you add curves. Brill!


Oh Sewing Siren....gorgeous dress! I always adore your sketches.

Also, Carolina represent! I was born in NC before moving to Charleston, SC!


Laura looks and sounds drunk in that clip.

Let's not even go into the black bra hanging out of the armholes in the first dress, the added belt that doesn't actually sit at or cover the waist seam, and the cardigan that doesn't quite match the dress even though it's supposed to.

I know that everything Laura is supposed to be worth paying attention to, but let's get real. This is crap.


C'est moi, c'est moi Lola

Oh, my.

I like Laura for the way she tells it like it is, but as soon as she said her 'Yes, you can!' line I thought she was going to ask me to buy a bucket of OxyClean or a Sham-wow. And that thought made me laugh so hard, I have to watch the video again just see what she says after that.

It was just a tad too ebullient! Said with love! Said with love! :)


"Tlo said: P.S.

Laura is on the phone with us right now and she hates us (laughs).

XO
TLo"




Well, that's appropriate because with the way she is frozen in that screen cap, it looks like she's about to say, 'fuck you!'

--GothamTomato


"Let's not even go into the black bra hanging out of the armholes in the first dress"




That is not a bra hanging out of an armhole: That is an homage to 'the Real Housewives of New Jersey'.

--GothamTomato


U G L Y. Stop trying to defend something that hideous. It looks cheap, and she looks boobless.


Look at that fucking back, man!

She looks like she can rip you half! I'm jealous!


Love the curve-flattering of this silhouette. Very sexy, which is why I agree with others that it needs to be a smidge shorter to really kick ass.


PS -- Laura Bennett! What a trouper.


The dress is okay. I like that she is "normal sized" and not afraid to wear something that shows her hips. Good for her! (P.S. to "Casey": Her butt is NOT big!) But I'd like her to have a better bra; it would do wonders!

I'm not wild about the shoes, which should be more interesting and beautiful. And count me out on the hair - her bangs are not working as they should/could.

I'm sure he brought a tie to wear to dinner and the show. If so, he will be an okay escort for her!


The first thing out Mr. Goddess's mouth was:
"damn she's hot"

He is a guy who loves a woman with a bit of junk in the trunk who does not try to hide it.

I gotta say that I love that Shelly seems to love her curves.


Laura is doing her best Martha Stewart impersonation.


I'd take a cardigan, too. Those theaters can be cold.

I like it that she is wearing pretty heels now instead of flats.

That is one hot piece of Presidential beef!


She looks gorgeous and I LOVE anything designed by Azzedine Alaia.


CanIGetYouAnythint?

LOVE IT!!!!


She's rocking that dress. Hate the purse though.


Love the beautiful Obama's.
W/ my hips if I wore Alaia I'd look like a birthday balloon!
Love the beautiful Laura B.
The examples in the clip were gorgeous! Is there a buying guide for the pieces I may have missed?


The people who say that Ms. Obama's bottom half is not flattering HAVE to be either a gay male or old fashioned.

Ms. Obama has an TIGHT African FEMALE butt. This is not some gushy thing and most straight men are not into flat butts. This is a beautiful , full butt that a STRAIGHT man or a gay woman would LOVE to play with. (Especially if the man is WELL ENDOWED.)
"not the most lower-half flattering" please. Kiss her voluptuous lower half.


Dear Anonymous,
You crack me up! I truly love ya!


Anonymous
6/5/09 6:17 PM The people who say that Ms. Obama's bottom half is not flattering HAVE to be either a gay male or old fashioned.

Ms. Obama has an TIGHT African FEMALE butt. This is not some gushy thing and most straight men are not into flat butts. This is a beautiful , full butt that a STRAIGHT man or a gay woman would LOVE to play with. (Especially if the man is WELL ENDOWED.)
"not the most lower-half flattering" please. Kiss her voluptuous lower half.



Don't sweat it, dear.

I always hear the valley girl voice, "UH.MAH.GAD, Becky. Look at her BUTT. It is SOOWAH BIG!" when these hens crow about a little junk in the trunk.

They don't know alot, so don't let it bother you.:0)


TLo,

There is no time like the present. What is the subject of Ms. Bennett's new tome?


Such a death defying need to defend the ASS. Why are you bothering? It is where the good lord split you. Michelle has a big one and dresses like TOO MUCH ASS too much of the time. Not to mention her chronic poor fit issues, it is hard on the eye (shrunken sweaters and idiotic belts that ride her tummy and sit under her apparently droopy boobs). This is her taste, not mine. I do not like her outfit, bag or shoes with it. She, besides that, looked fine. She has no taste in clothes, it is hopeless. Big ass or not. She could have 57" hips and it would be find with me. It is not about her largesse. It is her ASSINESS. First Ladies JUST ARE they do not require kissing of the posterier. They have that position inheretly. Don't you get it? She is on top of the heap, no matter what. She is what she is. And we don't HAVE to like it. I don't care what she wears and her choices keep it that way.


actually, I like the dress, the ruffles or whatever they are and even the length. What I'm shocked that no one (at least that I noticed) said anything about is the HORRIBLE fit on the top! What's with the wrinkly flat weirdness that does nothing for her chest? Maybe she needs a better foundation garment? Hell, I don't care. She could wear a burlap sack (as my mama woulda said) and still look good. I love our first family and am thrilled to have such an intelligent vivacious couple representing the US. It certainly has taken long enough since Camelot.


Can I just say that I am shocked that TLo didn't mention Gwyneth Paltrow's greasy legs today. I thought for sure there would some witty comments made.


BarbH
6/6/09 2:22 AM Such a death defying need to defend the ASS. Why are you bothering? It is where the good lord split you. Michelle has a big one and dresses like TOO MUCH ASS too much of the time. Not to mention her chronic poor fit issues, it is hard on the eye (shrunken sweaters and idiotic belts that ride her tummy and sit under her apparently droopy boobs). This is her taste, not mine. I do not like her outfit, bag or shoes with it. She, besides that, looked fine. She has no taste in clothes, it is hopeless. Big ass or not. She could have 57" hips and it would be find with me. It is not about her largesse. It is her ASSINESS. First Ladies JUST ARE they do not require kissing of the posterier. They have that position inheretly. Don't you get it? She is on top of the heap, no matter what. She is what she is. And we don't HAVE to like it. I don't care what she wears and her choices keep it that way.


First her legs, then her ass, then her "sagging" breasts.

Let's post your picture dear to see how perfect you are.

You're taking alot of offense to those who are defending her while you go to great lengths to insult her.

It's the 21st century. First ladies don't all have to dress like Mary Todd Lincoln, nor do they need to walk around in sheets with slits for the eyes. I know, a shocker, right? Just wanted to bring you up to speed.


Anonymous said...

It's the 21st century. First ladies don't all have to dress like Mary Todd Lincoln, nor do they need to walk around in sheets with slits for the eyes. I know, a shocker, right? Just wanted to bring you up to speed.


3:47am,
It is interesting that you bring up the name of Mary Todd Lincoln.
Did you know that she was in her time lambasted by the press for not only her fashion sense, excessive spending on clothes, and her personal appearance,but her (Southern) background, as well?
I am in complete disagreement with BarbH's assesment of Mrs. Obama style (see post #13 if you want to know what I think). I only bring it up to prove nothing new is under the sun.


TLo Please put up the pics of SelleyO at the Eiffel Tower and give us your opinion


Mrs. O does not need defending, she needs functioning underwear and a better stylist. Then she needs to follow their advice. I simply do not like her taste in clothes. As the Top Man's Lady, she has the world as her oyster. I respect her and I could give a fig about her alleged body flaws, I just do not like her styling choices. Her clothes are a distraction, not an enhancement. She's fine besides fashion.


"BarbH said: I don't care what she wears and her choices keep it that way."




If you don't care, why are you commenting about it?

--GothamTomato


Hmm. Ruffles are a theme this week, aren't they?

Ok, so not the best look for Shelley O through the hips, but definitely a lovely cocktail dress. Good for her for fearlessly trying so many styles. I liked this look on her, and thought the length was surprisingly sexy on her.


BarbH said...
Mrs. O does not need defending, she needs functioning underwear and a better stylist.


So your insults are more useful?

Once again, put up a picture. Let's decide if you are so perfect to pass such judgment.


3:47am,
It is interesting that you bring up the name of Mary Todd Lincoln.
Did you know that she was in her time lambasted by the press for not only her fashion sense, excessive spending on clothes, and her personal appearance,but her (Southern) background, as well?
I am in complete disagreement with BarbH's assesment of Mrs. Obama style (see post #13 if you want to know what I think). I only bring it up to prove nothing new is under the sun.


Lets try this again....*pfft*


I only posted Mary Todd Lincoln because Abigail Filmore may be over the dedicated critic's head.


Gotham, you are right about my disinterest in blogging in the future about MO. I was all in but I'm already burned out. You are all fine with your views, go on.

Two mistakes - Anonymous 3:47. I am not a world stage public figure nor the wife of the most powerful man in the world. What I wear works great for me and is none of your beeswax. I also earn my own money, it doesn't come from yours and my tax dollars.

The purpose of a blog is opinion, and that is what I gave, not a JUDGEMENT. As said earlier, I respect her and am o.k. with her and her work but not o.k. about her fashions. Far too casual and too many blunders; for me -- no likee. That's my opinion, luvs and I'm entitled to it. I am not coming to take her away or expecting her to wear period costume get ups or burkas (sp?).


Shelley O has a real woman's body. What is one person's flaw is another person's preference. I have a big bootie, so I rather like seeing how our First Lady celebrates hers by not trying to cover it up all the time.

She makes me excited to see what she's wearing. Isn't that what fashion is all about? Did any of us ever bother to notice or comment on Laura Bush's 'tasteful' forgettable clothes? MO takes risks and when she fails, she fails spectacularly. I find even this satisfying.

Now, as for our pres...what a hottie. I am so PROUD of how this couple looks when they travel abroad. Sartorially, they get it.


She looks amazing. I love the dress!


BatbH
6/7/09 4:44 AM
Two mistakes - Anonymous 3:47. I am not a world stage public figure nor the wife of the most powerful man in the world. What I wear works great for me and is none of your beeswax. I also earn my own money, it doesn't come from yours and my tax dollars.



Two points-one, for someone who is so adamant about what people wear you sure are defensive about not admitting what YOU wear.

Nobody's critisizing honey. We just want to see how perfect you are, since you have so many issues with other people's bodies.

Let's go over all your critisms about MO, shall we?

-She shows too much leg
-She's not wearing stockings
-Saggy breasts
-Big behind
-She's showing her ARMS
-She has bad posture

All what's missing is that her cranial proportions suggests CRIMINAL or gypsy beggar.

So Pam Anderson, let's see what makes you so perfect.

Two-MO got her own career and made her own money all by her little bitty lonesome. So this little theory about using "tax dollars" to suit her wardrobe just screams Fox News propoganga, especially when she dosen't use tax money to suit her wardrobe.

She made more money than her husband, and probably more than you ever will, so that little argument is just straight up political bunk.


Sorry, anonymous. All you want is more off-subject argument. You are not entitled to any personal data about me. You are 100% incorrect about me. Mine or her body is not the topic. The topic is fashion, and how she does it. I know much about her previous work and income. I am only referring to what she has done since taking office & what is for public view from then on. I am not your personal fight club match up. What I said I meant. You have no call taking me personally, nothing personal about it. I have no more comments on this.


I think they both look fantastic.


she looks fab. polished, age appropriate but still very much her. Love also that she wears so much Alaia.


This is the anonymous who defends the Ass of Shelly O.

While I defend her fabulously luscious ass and how she looks in a fitted dress, I will say that Mrs. Obama still has not gotten the hair and the styling "together" and I wished that she had gotten her style together before she went into the White House.


JUST A THOUGHT-Maybe Shelly O dresses and stles her hair for her husband's taste???

I would much rather look at and Blog about Shelly O than Sarah Palin.


TLo, could you did up some recent pictures of Dr. Jill or we can compare with Shelly O? Dr. Jill seems to be keeping a very low profile.

TampaBay


An observation about a comment about MO's saggy boobs by BarbH:

Your taste is not my taste. The sight of a mature mother with naturally shaped breasts that are allowed to age as nature intended is not offensive to me or unappealing. (In fact such aging is celebrated by the European woman.) The knowledge that Shelly O is comfortable in her skin is actually quite pleasing. Her need for supportive underwear is your aesthetic, not mine.


The saggy boobs thing is bothering me. Shelley O is woman in her mid 40s with two kids who doesn't have a teenager's body, and doesn't dress like one either. Perhaps she could get breast implants? Big fake boobs that sit just under her collar bone? )


Gorgeous, as usual.


Not loving this one.


Anonymous
6/7/09 8:03 PM This is the anonymous who defends the Ass of Shelly O.

While I defend her fabulously luscious ass and how she looks in a fitted dress, I will say that Mrs. Obama still has not gotten the hair and the styling "together" and I wished that she had gotten her style together before she went into the White House.


If MO dosen't have anything else together, the hair and styling certainly isn't one of those things.

If anything her hair and makeup are always perfectly done, and appropriately done to look professional, yet sexy at the same time.

What kind of hairstyle and makeup are you looking for?


CPK said...
The saggy boobs thing is bothering me. Shelley O is woman in her mid 40s with two kids who doesn't have a teenager's body, and doesn't dress like one either. Perhaps she could get breast implants? Big fake boobs that sit just under her collar bone? )

6/8/09 9:57 AM



She looks comfortable enough in her skin to not go that route. She's the first lady, not Pam Anderson.


Anonymous said:


"She looks comfortable enough in her skin to not go that route. She's the first lady, not Pam Anderson."

Umm, I was being sarcastic.


CPK said...
Anonymous said:


"She looks comfortable enough in her skin to not go that route. She's the first lady, not Pam Anderson."

Umm, I was being sarcastic.

6/8/09 12:16 PM


Sorry, love. I haven't had my carnation instant bitch this morning.

(I know, it hasn't stopped me before.)

:0) xoxo


Anonymous: that's OK. I just wanted to make sure no one thinks I am advocating fake boobs for the lovely Shelley O! :)





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