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Ga Ga: The Next Fashion Icons

michelle_barack_fashion Not only has Michelle Obama caused her own fashion frenzy with the White House/Black Market dress she wore on The View, but her husband spawned fashion headlines of his own when Donatella Versace dedicated her 2009 Spring-Summer collection to the presidential hopeful, reports the Canadian Press. The creative force behind Versace said she designed for "a relaxed man who doesn't need to flex muscles to show he has power." But Donatella's homage to Barack didn't stop her from giving him a piece of her mind, fashion-wise: "I would get rid of the tie and jazz up the shirt." PHOTO: AP
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Black Is The New Italian

Italian Vogue painted their entire issue black: devoting their July issue to black models and issues showing up American Vogue who dared ask the question “Is Fashion Racist?” in their July issue, then dedicated a paltry spread to a mere three models—Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa. “Mine is not a magazine that can be accused of not using black girls,” editor Franca Sozzani, who has put Naomi Campbell, Liya Kebede and Alek Wek on her covers, told the New York Times. “Franca doesn’t realize what she’s done for people of color,” Naomi Campbell said. “It reminds me of Yves [Saint Laurent] using all the black models.”
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Ga Ga: People Mag Agrees…James Blake is Hot!

james_blake_sexy Our hearts went pitter-patter when tennis stud and comeback kid James Blake (it was only in 2004 that he was nearly paralyzed, broke his neck and lost his beloved father) made PEOPLE's Hottest Bachelors List!!! Revealing to the magazine that he tailors his hairstyle according to the woman he wants, the ninth-seeded playerfor Wimbledon says:

"Now I've grown up and tend to date girls who have figured out what they like in a guy. Hopefully they are more interested in a clean-cut guy who will treat them right."
PHOTO: Walter Chin for Men's Vogue
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Fashionistas For Obama! Vogue & Calvin Klein Head Fundraiser

Vogue's Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley and designer Calvin Klein chaired "An Evening with Michelle Obama," a $1,000-a-head-fundraiser at the Sikkema Jenkins art gallery in New York last night, Fashion Week Daily reports. For $2,300, guests got their photo taken with the prospective First Lady, while $10,000 got them an invite to a dinner at the home of Calvin Klein. The 44-year-old beauty wore Isabel Toledo. "We almost fainted," the designer's husband Ruben Toldeo said. But it was designer Zac Posen who wore his support on his sleeve, sporting a "Yes We Can, Obama 08" T-shirt under his blazer. "I think it's always great for someone who represents our country to look good," Posen said. PHOTO: Wireimage
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Chinese Is The New Black

A court ruled that Chinese South Africans are black, according to the AFP. Challenged by the Chinese Association of South Africa (CASA), Chinese South Africans (who are less than 10,000 of the country's 47 million population) can now benefit—with people of black, Indian and mixed-race ancestry—from laws aimed at correcting injustice stemmed from the former apartheid regime.
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ObamaNation: Black Repub May Choose Race Over Party

armstrong_williams Conservative political commentator Armstrong Williams, who has never voted for a Democrat for president and was hailed as "one of the most recognizable conservative voices in America” by the Washington Post, may vote for Barack Obama—gasp! a democrat. "For the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it," Williams told the AP. "I can honestly say I have no idea who I'm going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that's incredible."
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ObamaNation: Obama Mama Drama

The right-bent Fox News Channel is under fire (yet, again) for referring to Michelle Obama as "Obama's baby mama" in an on-air graphic. In a statement, Senior VP of programming credits the misstep to a producer who "exercised poor judgment" during the infamous segment. However, the producer was not fired and no other disciplinary action was announced (go figure!), according to the AP. This "poor judgement" isn't surprising (remember, we're talking about the same station that called the Obamas' victory pound a "terrorist fist jab"). It's disappointing because the network's apology won't reach enough of its core audience to correct the ignorance caused by undermining the accomplishments of the prospective First Lady of the free world. Imagine Fox News calling John McCain's wife his baby mama!
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Ga Ga: The Next Fashion Icons

michelle_barack_fashion Not only has Michelle Obama caused her own fashion frenzy with the White House/Black Market dress she wore on The View, but her husband spawned fashion headlines of his own when Donatella Versace dedicated her 2009 Spring-Summer collection to the presidential hopeful, reports the Canadian Press. The creative force behind Versace said she designed for "a relaxed man who doesn't need to flex muscles to show he has power." But Donatella's homage to Barack didn't stop her from giving him a piece of her mind, fashion-wise: "I would get rid of the tie and jazz up the shirt." PHOTO: AP
Read More

Black Is The New Italian

Italian Vogue painted their entire issue black: devoting their July issue to black models and issues showing up American Vogue who dared ask the question “Is Fashion Racist?” in their July issue, then dedicated a paltry spread to a mere three models—Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa. “Mine is not a magazine that can be accused of not using black girls,” editor Franca Sozzani, who has put Naomi Campbell, Liya Kebede and Alek Wek on her covers, told the New York Times. “Franca doesn’t realize what she’s done for people of color,” Naomi Campbell said. “It reminds me of Yves [Saint Laurent] using all the black models.”
Read More

Ga Ga: People Mag Agrees…James Blake is Hot!

james_blake_sexy Our hearts went pitter-patter when tennis stud and comeback kid James Blake (it was only in 2004 that he was nearly paralyzed, broke his neck and lost his beloved father) made PEOPLE's Hottest Bachelors List!!! Revealing to the magazine that he tailors his hairstyle according to the woman he wants, the ninth-seeded playerfor Wimbledon says:

"Now I've grown up and tend to date girls who have figured out what they like in a guy. Hopefully they are more interested in a clean-cut guy who will treat them right."
PHOTO: Walter Chin for Men's Vogue
Read More

Fashionistas For Obama! Vogue & Calvin Klein Head Fundraiser

Vogue's Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley and designer Calvin Klein chaired "An Evening with Michelle Obama," a $1,000-a-head-fundraiser at the Sikkema Jenkins art gallery in New York last night, Fashion Week Daily reports. For $2,300, guests got their photo taken with the prospective First Lady, while $10,000 got them an invite to a dinner at the home of Calvin Klein. The 44-year-old beauty wore Isabel Toledo. "We almost fainted," the designer's husband Ruben Toldeo said. But it was designer Zac Posen who wore his support on his sleeve, sporting a "Yes We Can, Obama 08" T-shirt under his blazer. "I think it's always great for someone who represents our country to look good," Posen said. PHOTO: Wireimage
Read More

Chinese Is The New Black

A court ruled that Chinese South Africans are black, according to the AFP. Challenged by the Chinese Association of South Africa (CASA), Chinese South Africans (who are less than 10,000 of the country's 47 million population) can now benefit—with people of black, Indian and mixed-race ancestry—from laws aimed at correcting injustice stemmed from the former apartheid regime.
Read More

ObamaNation: Black Repub May Choose Race Over Party

armstrong_williams Conservative political commentator Armstrong Williams, who has never voted for a Democrat for president and was hailed as "one of the most recognizable conservative voices in America” by the Washington Post, may vote for Barack Obama—gasp! a democrat. "For the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it," Williams told the AP. "I can honestly say I have no idea who I'm going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that's incredible."
Read More

ObamaNation: Obama Mama Drama

The right-bent Fox News Channel is under fire (yet, again) for referring to Michelle Obama as "Obama's baby mama" in an on-air graphic. In a statement, Senior VP of programming credits the misstep to a producer who "exercised poor judgment" during the infamous segment. However, the producer was not fired and no other disciplinary action was announced (go figure!), according to the AP. This "poor judgement" isn't surprising (remember, we're talking about the same station that called the Obamas' victory pound a "terrorist fist jab"). It's disappointing because the network's apology won't reach enough of its core audience to correct the ignorance caused by undermining the accomplishments of the prospective First Lady of the free world. Imagine Fox News calling John McCain's wife his baby mama!
Read More