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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:25 PM
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Can you believe this crap? Battleaxe Barbara's designer rags on Michelle's style
Arnold Scaasi, Barbara Bush's Favorite Designer, On Michelle Obama's Style: "Something Is Amiss" (SLIDESHOW)

Designer Arnold Scaasi has dressed first ladies Mamie Eisenhower, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Barbara Bush (who he says he still dresses), Hillary Clinton, and Laura Bush (*see some of his famous gowns below*). But he hasn't yet dressed Michelle Obama, and, in his opinion, she could use a little help in the style department.

"She's great-looking, she has a great personality and she's obviously very bright," he stressed. "But..." Scaasi finished the dreaded qualifier with, "something is amiss."

Scaasi agrees with Oscar de la Renta, who recently ignited a firestorm of controversy when he criticized the outfit Mrs. Obama wore to meet the Queen. (De La Renta later appeared on "The View" to clarify his comments.)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/22/arnold-scaasi-barbara-bus_n_189731.html
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:28 PM
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1. personally I find Michele's style
a breath of fresh air! The outdated dowdy look needed to go.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:29 PM
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3. know what?
I'm starting to see more and more young ladies imitating her style.

I noticed it the last couple times I was at the mall :)
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:29 PM
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4. Pretty much everybody does.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:30 PM
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5. *smooches*
:hi:
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:52 PM
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16. Hiya hon!
muah!
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:59 PM
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35. (Hmph!)
:(
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:14 PM
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36. I was saving a great big one for you
:)

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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:17 PM
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37. !
:blush:


:loveya:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:54 PM
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32. I'm no fan of fashion at all ... and I LIKE the way Michelle looks and dresses.
All the rest, from Barbara Bush and Laura Bush to Hillary Clinton ... YECHHH! The clothes wear them instead of vice versa.

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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:13 PM
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47. I agree
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 07:14 PM by Skittles
I think perhaps it's because Ms. Obama is one of those lucky gals who seem to look good in ALL COLORS but she's the first First Lady I really noticed fashion-wise - I think she is simply stunning
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:28 PM
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2. You mean somebody actually DESIGNED Laura Bush's outfits
and she didn't buy them off the rack at an Alfred Dunner's closeout sale, or have somebody stitch them up from leftover drapery and upholstery fabric?

If this guy doesn't like Michelle's clothes, then she's doing it right.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:35 PM
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8. This guy is such a faker. Did you know that he simply spelled his name backwards
so he would sound "Italian"? Yep, his name was Arnold Isaacs!

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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:54 PM
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18. Bingo -
and if those two old queens, Arnie Isaacs and Oscar "Put The Young Boy In The Back Seat With Me" de la Renta, are criticizing Michelle, she's definitely on the right track.

It would appear that there are bad losers all over the place. And tired, over-the-hill designers who haven't yet figured out that not all our First Ladies want to look like loveseats .......................
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:47 PM
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14. I know! I could have done better with a bedspread and a safety pin.
:rofl:
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MarjorieG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:34 PM
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6. Some things are amiss, but Michaelle's playfulness, lack of seriousness about it all, more important
The mix 'n match stuff sometimes needs an editor's eye, but I like her everywoman appeal.
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lostnotforgotten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:35 PM
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7. My - o - My What Ugly Clothes - Guess I Don't Get The Fashion Thing
eom
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:38 PM
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9. Arnie Isaacs is a meshugana
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 04:39 PM by tishaLA
for God's sake he put Streisand in THIS when she won her first Oscar:



Tell me he knows about appropriateness.
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virgdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:44 PM
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12. This guy's a real putz...
I love Streisand, but that thing's a real shmata. And Battleax Babs certainly has no room to criticize, that dowdy frump.
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:39 PM
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10. Michelle's clothes are far more fashionable than those bridesmaids dresses he designs.
Nobody in their right mind would want to look like Babs or Pickles.

:puke:

Go away, hoity toity designer. We don't need or want you.

There are people HURTING out there and you're carping about clothes.

Go away.

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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:42 PM
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11. Isn't he about a million years old? Michelle is not the First Grandma, after all.
It isn't like Bar and Pickles were fashion plates that anybody copied, either.

Sounds a lot like sour grapes from a high busted queen if you want the truth.


Laura
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:46 PM
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13. these guys have`t design anything new in a thousand years
they are desperately trying to be relevant while the world of fashion passes them by .
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:50 PM
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15. Mamie Eisenhower??? The little head-hugging hats and
plastic clutch handbags are so . . . 1950's. It must be designer envy.
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960 Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:53 PM
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17. Eh, Michelle tends to be a little too casual for my taste, and her choices are hit and miss
but she is light years ahead of that shit Laura wore.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:55 PM
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19. The drapes and tablecloths that Laura called clothes?
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:01 PM
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20. Talk about sour grapes. Sorry, Scaasi, but Michelle
isn't into your (rich) matronly styles.
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Tutankhamun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:04 PM
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21. Michelle Obama should ignore this Isaacs/Scaasi designer.
She dresses well, and looks good. She can pull off a wide range of looks to suit her personality. Part of her appeal is that she doesn't need a fancy designer's help to dress well. She's attractive and savvy enough to dress herself when she feels like it. That's part of her charm, part of what makes her seem so genuine.
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Retrograde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:07 PM
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22. If he dressed Mamie Eisenhower as First Lady
He's got to be in his late 70s, at least. And I'm surprised anyone would want to take credit for Laura Bush's wardrobe.
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:34 PM
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24. Ya -- somebody actually ADMITTED he designed Laura Bush's clothes?
After how many hours without sleep and how many dousings with ice-water?
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:31 PM
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23. Michelle Obama Dresses Like the First First Lady With an Active Sex Life
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 05:33 PM by NashVegas
And boobs. And hips.

Beyond that, many of MO's dresses seem to be designed by people who are inspired by 1980s underground fashion; a little punk, a little 50's bombshell. Very much the look when she was (and many more of us were) in college, only a little more grown up and toned down in her 40s.

She'd have to lose 30 pounds to wear the Oleg's and the Lauren's and the Calvin's, and the Oscar's and look like *their* vision. Instead, she chooses her own vision and picks what works for her, not what works for Oscar.

That she does this and also manages with clothes that are sometimes straight off the rack, and look hip and sexy without looking slutty is a benefit to all US women, especially young women. Boo-hoo, Oscar

http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Silvian+Heach+Spring+Summer+2009+Fashion+Show+WhhOwgKYcM4l.jpg

http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Silvian+Heach+Spring+Summer+2009+Fashion+Show+kc4D7O-lG6ol.jpg
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:38 PM
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26. I like MO just the way she is....I like her choices and defend her
as for Oscar...he really shouldn't have admitted to being Lauras designer....for 8 years he gave us curtains and wall paper
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:47 PM
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28. She's Had a Couple I Didn't Care For
The dress she wore to that NATO function everyone raved about, I didn't care for the bodice at. All. Looks like something for a tennis match. And the overcoat for the France trip was awful.

I think most of her picks are just fine, though, even when they don't particularly appeal to me.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 04:09 AM
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57. Everybody has a few outfits that don't look spectacular
Especially when you get dressed up as much as she has to.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 02:30 AM
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52. those are "designed"? jeez.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:35 PM
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25. yea, babs was a fashion queen
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 05:37 PM by spanone
:sarcasm:
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:45 PM
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27. I can't imagine anyone more irrelevant to anything of any importance
Than the opinion of fashion designers.

TlalocW
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:50 PM
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29. delete
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 05:50 PM by liberal N proud
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:50 PM
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30. Curtains
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:52 PM
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31. A coupla old farts being left behind. . .of course they've got objections.
time to move on. . .
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:10 PM
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45. That's what it boils down to
The first lady is forward-thinking in her fashion and has chosen a host of newer designers to make he mark.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:55 PM
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33. omg this whole thread is so MEOW LOL
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:56 PM
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34. I know what's "amiss"
Michelle Obama decides for herself what to wear instead of overpaying
some guy with a "foreign" name a fortune to wear stuff she is perfectly
capable of picking out herself. What REALLY scares these guys to death:
she is inspiring millions of young (and not so young) women to do the
same thing. Who will pay these guys a zillion dollars to be "Massimo
von Gonzales?*"

*a character satirization of Oscar de la Renta in the hilarious
novel "Someone Else's Money" by Michael Thomas: http://www.amazon.com/Someone-Elses-Money-Michael-Thomas/dp/0451126009
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:20 PM
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38. Of course they're upset
New designers are getting the money. They assume that they own the right to dress the first lady.
Scaasi should be embarrassed to admit he outfits that battleaxe.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:23 PM
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39. This is, without a doubt, one of the most HORRID arrays of CRAP I've ever seen.


A selection of gowns made by Arnold Scaasi for Barbara and Laura Bush were displayed at the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2002.


:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:24 PM
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40. Michelle doesn't need to wear curtains


A selection of gowns made by Arnold Scaasi for Barbara and Laura Bush were displayed at the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2002.

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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:31 PM
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41. Hey Scaasi, the 70's called, they want their dresses back.
Your clothes are atrocious and dated. Move aside, Arnold, this generation isn't interested in your over-the-top frou frou frump gowns. I'm sorry, Hillary has never looked worse. Your reign should have ended with Babs the Elder - at least you used a lot of fabric to distract from the flaws in her character.









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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:50 PM
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42. Somehow he manages to make women look older. nt
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DoctorMyEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:01 PM
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43. OMG, what's he got against Hillary?
That dress is AWFUL, fits terribly and accentuates negative features. She could have done much better with something off the rack at TJ Maxx!
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:33 PM
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49. You missed one


:D
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:04 PM
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44. I really like Michelle's style and would wear what she wears if I could
afford to. Is this the guy who developed the drapes and upholstery "look" for the Bush women? I don't think he should be crowing.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 04:07 AM
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56. Michelle's clothing is often pretty modestly priced
Of course in hard economic times even modestly priced clothing isn't really affordable. But still I would imagine that her entire wardrobe costs 5% or less of what the RNC spent on Palin's clothing.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:12 PM
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46. luckily, Michello Obama doesn't listen to these snobs
they can fuck themselves
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:24 PM
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48. Hmm, Scaasi. Is that pronounced "Scuzzy"?
Just curious.
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:45 AM
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50. Arnie is horrible.
He doesn't know anything about line, proportion, and accenting good features of the figure and covering up flaws, obviously.

Dressing women in heavy, beaded bodices makes them look a lot heavier and dumpier, just for one example. The thing on Hillary is too fussy and has too many weird structures. She needed something that would accent the neckline and take the focus away from her hips.
:wtf:



Bob Mackie could do much better!!! Oprah once wore a Bob Mackie dress to the Oscars that was gorgeous. It was black knit jersey and fitted. Floor length. Long fitted sleeves with no cuffs. The neckline was a V with silver and blue buglebeads around it and on the shoulders, and down the arms, to bring the attention to the neckline. That was the most flattering formal dress I've ever seen on a plump (normal sized) woman.



Michelle knows a lot about flattering her figure. I loved the bright red sheath dress she wore to the White House with the gathers at the neck. That was very sharp looking. And I liked the mustard yellow dress with coat she wore for the Inauguration.

She has a great figure and is tall and slim. Most anything would look good on her. I don't like some of the things she wears, but overall, she is doing fabulously well in the clothing department.


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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 01:03 AM
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51. high fashion looks ugly to me
I guess I'm just ignorant. :shrug:
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 02:44 AM
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53. What has me whomper-jawed is the claim that he "designed" Laura Bush's ensemble...
... which had to have been uniquely unflattering on her any day of the week.

If I were Michelle I wouldn't touch that wrinkly geezer (he made dresses for Mamie Eisenhower?!) with a 10 foot pole. Or a 9 foot Greek. Whatever. I'd just keep him far away from me.

Hekate


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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 02:47 AM
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54. That shirt and tie combo he's wearing is hideous, btw
You never wear a shirt and tie of the same color/pattern and you don't mix a vertical striped shirt pattern with a diagonal striped tie pattern. Michelle Obama, for the most part, is very well dressed. Nobody is perfect.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:02 AM
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55. Arnie's shirt and tie combo is hideous in that picture
For one, you NEVER wear the same pattern/color shirt and tie. It looks like the curtains blending in with the wallpaper. Secondly, you don't wear a vertical stripted shirt with a diagonal/horizontal striped tie.

If Arnie wants to have any credibility in the fashion realm, he should start dressing like he knows what he's talking about.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 04:10 AM
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58. They're just jealous. Michelle Obama looks good, has her own style
and doesn't need anyone telling her how to dress. She's already a sharp, stylish dresser.
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