Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inaguration Day Fashion

I thought Michelle's outfit was awful- color was really bad and the shimmer very gauche for daytime. Plus it didn't look like an outdoor jacket, but an evening coat. The olive shoes and gloves were bad also- but they were from J Crew (trying to balance out the enormous price tag for the rest of the outfit?) Will they claim the full value on their tax returns if it was gifted?Questions, questions.

Bottom line- it was too much next to the new President....it's his day and she was overshadowing him in that choice. She would have been gorgeous in deep taupe wool.

Now here was a gorgeous, perfect Inaugural Day ensemble:

I don't recall much media praise of it....Of course we only remember how sad we were supposed to be that day- how bad everything was....we could never think to praise the first lady's outfit. N

But Sasha and Malia were picture perfect today- absolutely adorable. These kids are political gold- you can't help but like them.

Now do you want to talk serious style and innate fashion sense?- look at the Bush twins+ hubby from today:

Funny- while I was googling to find a picture of Laura Bush- I came across this Vanity Fair piece run during the 2008 election criticizing the money spent on Cindy McCain's GOP Convention outfit (including the estimated cost of of her diamond earrings and watch into the pricetag). Will we see the same cost breakdowns for the new First Lady? I mean- she's the one living off the public dole now.

I also ran across a slide show from the Jan 22nd, 2005 Washington Post- lots of pictures of protesters at Bush's 2nd Inaugural- and lots of press coverage for them- Lady Liberty in chains, snowballs thrown at Cheney's Limo, people shouting protests during the parade. And Bush won against Kerry by 3 points, while Obama won over McCain by 7-not a huge difference is there? Aren't liberals funny people? And isn't it funny that we on the right choose to just turn the channel instead of flying to D.C. and acting like a bunch of freaks in order to ruin the day? I googled "protests 2009 inauguration"- not a one. Imagine that.


Princess Freckles said...

I am proud to be a part the party that, win or lose, keeps it classy and dignified.

Cool Gal said...

I thought the same thing about Michelle's outfit. The jacket was not suitable for a 30 degree day. I bet she was freezing her a$$ off. Fugly, too!

Cool Gal said...

Just noticed those horrid shoes.

They don't even go with the outfit. Color and style is all WRONG.

suburban prep said...

I was not impressed with the outfit Michelle wore.
It just wasn't my taste.

liz said...

Laura Bush looked radiant, beautiful, and always has a quiet elegance to her. I loved it. I thought Cindy McCain glowed in her wardrobe choices at the RNC. And the Obama girls in their matching coats in different colors was perfect.

But I just didn't get Michelle's outfit. The olive gloves and teal shoes? The sparkling necklace for daytime? The shimmer coat for daytime? And what is the purpose of a jacket that doesn't close properly when you know full well you're going to be in 20-degree weather in January in D.C. ? When I first saw the ensemble, I thought it was for the evening.

Bottom line: trying way too hard.

raisingmykidsright said...

Inappropriate & ugly is all I can say. The girls are adorable, but it's not difficult to dress those two cuties. I mean it is really hard to screw up children's coats.
The Bush twins, as always: CLASSY. It's just the difference between Republicans & Liberals. We understand fashion, they just don't.

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