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    The new first lady of style?

    BBC NEWS | Americas | The new first lady of style?

    "I'd like to see her bring a sense of fashion back to the White House, just like Jacqueline Kennedy did in the 60s," says Mary, who is visiting the museum [of first ladies inaugural dresses] from Pittsburgh.
    Style magazine Women’s Wear Daily believes Mrs Obama is an icon in the making.


    Maybe I'm hopelessly out of chic but I've never been impressed with Michelle Obama's fashion sense. I think her hair is kind of scary looking and her clothes are boring.

    I've also never been super impressed with Jacky O either (the gay community has threatened to excommunicate me if I don't recant).

    First wives always look like ladies in their 40s and 50s that wear...what ladies in their 40s and 50s wear.

    I'd be way more impressed if she wore designer jeans, chucks and a designer t-shirt. That'd be a genuine first lady fashion fiat.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: The new first lady of style?

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    BBC NEWS | Americas | The new first lady of style?

    "I'd like to see her bring a sense of fashion back to the White House, just like Jacqueline Kennedy did in the 60s," says Mary, who is visiting the museum [of first ladies inaugural dresses] from Pittsburgh.
    Style magazine Women’s Wear Daily believes Mrs Obama is an icon in the making.


    Maybe I'm hopelessly out of chic but I've never been impressed with Michelle Obama's fashion sense. I think her hair is kind of scary looking and her clothes are boring.

    I've also never been super impressed with Jacky O either (the gay community has threatened to excommunicate me if I don't recant).

    First wives always look like ladies in their 40s and 50s that wear...what ladies in their 40s and 50s wear.

    I'd be way more impressed if she wore designer jeans, chucks and a designer t-shirt. That'd be a genuine first lady fashion fiat.


    People are going to be impressed when the first lady is young (comparatively) and halfway attractive, and they're going to admire her "fashion sense" when she's tall and statuesque and therefore able to wear clothes well.

    It's like the Palin thing; I couldn't understand why people found Palin "hot", but obviously it's a relative comparison. "Hot" compared to other presidential candidates. "Stylish" compared to other first ladies (such as Barbara Bush, god help us).
    It's not like if Palin and Michelle Obama and Jackie O were walking down the street, we'd all go panting after them because they're so "hot".
    It's just that they're hot for politicians (or politicians wives). They're attractive as far as that goes. Considering the competition.

    You are so young, NCFY, that you probably can't even see how anyone in their 40s could possibly be considered attractive.
    I was that way too, in my early 20s. They all just looked equally old and boring to me.
    You'll probably begin to view middle-aged people differently as you approach middle age yourself. I did.
    Weirdly, I now think young people are boring. Even to look at. No character, no experience. Dull and pie-faced, most of them. And fat, too. They all pretty much look like TOT, to me, young men in their 20s.
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    Re: The new first lady of style?

    I don't think everyone in the 40s is unattractive at all. When I was in high school I had a real thing for older guys.

    I do, however, think that the older you get the uglier your clothes get.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: The new first lady of style?

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    I don't think everyone in the 40s is unattractive at all. When I was in high school I had a real thing for older guys.

    I do, however, think that the older you get the uglier your clothes get.
    Well, that's true.
    I once had a closet full of 90s hipster clothes: Betsey Johnson minidresses, Kenneth Coles and Docs, and drawers full of expensive lingerie.
    Now I've got work uniforms, ratty teeshirts, torn-up jeans, and one pair of shoes: chucks.

    Maybe the older you get, the less you care about clothes.
    I gave all of mine away when I no longer needed them, and I've gotten more pleasure out of seeing other people wear them than I ever got out of wearing them myself.

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    Re: The new first lady of style?

    Yeah exactly, your priorities change. And your money becomes needed elsewhere. You can't go out and buy the new season (if you even have the time to know about it) if your kids need school tuition and you have a mortgage.

    I'm not saying this is bad, I'm pretty happy my parents bought me food instead of buying themselves shoes, however it is a reality.
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    Re: The new first lady of style?

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    Yeah exactly, your priorities change. And your money becomes needed elsewhere. You can't go out and buy the new season (if you even have the time to know about it) if your kids need school tuition and you have a mortgage.
    I think First Ladies can still afford cool clothes, though.
    If they're unstylish, it's probably not because they can't afford clothes.
    I'm sure designers would happily outfit them for free, just for the publicity.

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    Re: The new first lady of style?

    What I'm saying is that clothing made for women of that age is made with the assumption that their market has fallen out of (or at least behind the curve of) the fashion game.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: The new first lady of style?

    Maybe it is just me.. But.. I always find Michelle looking awkward in a dress and she seems uncomfy

    Do not get me wrong she is a lovely women but she appears awkward and I always think a pantsuit would be better for her. She looks good no matter what though

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    Re: The new first lady of style?

    Didn't Laura already have a tasteful air of fashion?


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    Re: The new first lady of style?

    1069 said, quote (People are going to be impressed when the first lady is young (comparatively) and halfway attractive, and they're going to admire her "fashion sense" when she's tall and statuesque and therefore able to wear clothes well.)

    As you so correctly said, WHEN.

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