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Michelle Obama’s First Blindie Style Don’t: The Rainbow Brite Frilly Skirt in London

michelleobama-dont-skirt Wearing a skirt that resembles something little Sasha could've made in her arts and crafts class, Michelle Obama sabotaged her fashion resume with a Rainbow Brite/Wedding cake skirt on a trip to Westminster Abbey. The First Lady, who is on summer vacation in the UK with daughters Sasha and Malia, "brightened up London's grey skies," according to The Sun, with her yellow and lavender layered cardigan and crazy skirt, which The Times says, "As a stack, they look like one of those modern, fancy wedding cakes that brides’ co-ordinate with their flowers." Also, what's going on with her hair? She's looking a little coneheadish. Obviously, you can all see that Blindie is not happy with this style mishap!
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GIMME FIVE: The Stylish Women of the Barack Obama White House via Vogue

barack-obama-mensvogue-june-2008 The Obamas have covered hundreds of magazines, but the one publication that has stuck by Barack Obama throughout his political rise is Vogue. And while we love our President and the saturated coverage surrounding his claim to power, it's the women behind his White House that we're really intrigued with. Here are the Top 5 Vogue features on the stylish and strong women of the Obama administration: michelle-obama-vogue-sept-2007 1. Michelle Obama in September 2007: In its first feature on the would-be First Lady, Vogue dubbed the "truth-telling," outspoken Michelle Obama "The Natural." Unlike most campaign wives, Michelle didn't shy away from her independence as a person: "Work is rewarding. I love losing myself in a set of problems that have nothing to do with my husband and children. Once you've tasted that, it's hard to walk away." valerie-jarrett-vogue-oct-2008 2. Valerie Jarrett in October 2008: As senior adviser to Obama, Jarrett took center stage in Vogue, being dubbed "Barack's Rock". The Chicago businesswoman said of the couple: "Barack's mom was on food stamps for a while...Michelle's father was a blue-collar worker...And yet Barack and Michelle went to the best schools in the country! And instead of pursuing the corner office at a big law firm, they both devoted their lives to public service!" jill-biden-vogue-nov-2008 3. Jill Biden in November 2008: The mother of three, college professor and dedicated politician's wife posed with the women of the Biden family. "When I first gave her a hug," Michelle Obama said of the now-VP's wife, "I could feel that she was, like, real people. You know? You can sort of tell. She was sweet, down-to-earth and very open and honest, and I liked her right away. And now I just love her to death." desiree-rogers-in-vogue-feb-2009 4. Desiree Rogers in February 2009: Ringing a new era to the White House, the President's new Social Secretary made headlines for her impeccable taste: "[My purpose] is helping people visualize what the Obama presidency is about, the feelings Americans voted for—inclusion, transparency, embracing people you might never otherwise learn about—and also translating the splendor, that sweetness, that comfort of the White House to everyone." michele-obama-in-vogue-march-20091 5. Michelle Obama in March 2009: The cover read "The First Lady The World's Been Waiting For" but she rather be called "mom in chief." But no mom could deny her fashion icon status: "I'm not going to pretend that I don't care about it. But I also have to be very practical. In the end, someone will always not like what you wear - people just have different tastes."
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Color on the Cover: The New Yorker Gives Michelle Obama Sleeves

michelle-obama-new-yorker-cover-sleeves.jpgmichelle-obama-sleeveless Satirical magazine The New Yorker has given First Lady Michelle Obama sleeves for their Style Issue. The illustration by Floc'h, titled "Michelle O.", depicts the First Lady on a runaway in a colorful array of full-length sleeved frocks. New York Times columnist David Brooks, who criticized Obama's much-debated sleeveless frocks to fellow columnist Maureen Dowd on Sunday, will certainly be elated to see that Obama's "thunder and and lightning" have been "put away" to his liking.
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Ga Ga: NYLON Mag Declares Rudy Huxtable Their Style Icon!

Surfing the web, Blindie found that Rudy Huxtable of The Cosby Show is being declared a style icon by NYLON magazine. Yes, Keshia Knight Pulliam may have grown up (she recently played a prostitute in Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail), but we're loving that not only does NYLON Mag name check Denise (Lisa Bonet) but also Rudy's little hubby BUD! "Denise may have been the 'cool' one," the mag writes, "but growing up in the '90s, we always wanted some of Rudy Huxtable's style. Her penchant for big sweaters over party dresses became a college campus inspiration for millions of American girls, and those striped leggings she wore to dance class?"
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Two of Style.com’s 20 Reasons to Love Fashion in 2008 Include Pretty Black Girls

Style.com released their annual fashion list, "2008: The Year in Style," where they counted down the 20 reasons to celebrate fashion. At No. 1 was our incoming First Lady Michelle Obama "because symbols mean something," especially in risk-taking attire. "We chose to see Mrs. O's fashion risk-taking as a small but potent sign that the next four (eight?) years won't be politics—or pantsuits—as usual," the site writes. "And if nothing else, Obama—who sparked a run on yellow J.Crew pencil skirts and cardigans after an appearance on The Tonight Show—could be a one-woman bailout package for one of the nation's key consumer sectors." At No. 5 is "runways and magazines finally got (a little) more diverse," with the rising of newly minted It girls Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman, and their appearances in Vogue Italia's "A Black Issue" in July. PHOTO CREDIT: Style.com
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Michelle Obama’s First Blindie Style Don’t: The Rainbow Brite Frilly Skirt in London

michelleobama-dont-skirt Wearing a skirt that resembles something little Sasha could've made in her arts and crafts class, Michelle Obama sabotaged her fashion resume with a Rainbow Brite/Wedding cake skirt on a trip to Westminster Abbey. The First Lady, who is on summer vacation in the UK with daughters Sasha and Malia, "brightened up London's grey skies," according to The Sun, with her yellow and lavender layered cardigan and crazy skirt, which The Times says, "As a stack, they look like one of those modern, fancy wedding cakes that brides’ co-ordinate with their flowers." Also, what's going on with her hair? She's looking a little coneheadish. Obviously, you can all see that Blindie is not happy with this style mishap!
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GIMME FIVE: The Stylish Women of the Barack Obama White House via Vogue

barack-obama-mensvogue-june-2008 The Obamas have covered hundreds of magazines, but the one publication that has stuck by Barack Obama throughout his political rise is Vogue. And while we love our President and the saturated coverage surrounding his claim to power, it's the women behind his White House that we're really intrigued with. Here are the Top 5 Vogue features on the stylish and strong women of the Obama administration: michelle-obama-vogue-sept-2007 1. Michelle Obama in September 2007: In its first feature on the would-be First Lady, Vogue dubbed the "truth-telling," outspoken Michelle Obama "The Natural." Unlike most campaign wives, Michelle didn't shy away from her independence as a person: "Work is rewarding. I love losing myself in a set of problems that have nothing to do with my husband and children. Once you've tasted that, it's hard to walk away." valerie-jarrett-vogue-oct-2008 2. Valerie Jarrett in October 2008: As senior adviser to Obama, Jarrett took center stage in Vogue, being dubbed "Barack's Rock". The Chicago businesswoman said of the couple: "Barack's mom was on food stamps for a while...Michelle's father was a blue-collar worker...And yet Barack and Michelle went to the best schools in the country! And instead of pursuing the corner office at a big law firm, they both devoted their lives to public service!" jill-biden-vogue-nov-2008 3. Jill Biden in November 2008: The mother of three, college professor and dedicated politician's wife posed with the women of the Biden family. "When I first gave her a hug," Michelle Obama said of the now-VP's wife, "I could feel that she was, like, real people. You know? You can sort of tell. She was sweet, down-to-earth and very open and honest, and I liked her right away. And now I just love her to death." desiree-rogers-in-vogue-feb-2009 4. Desiree Rogers in February 2009: Ringing a new era to the White House, the President's new Social Secretary made headlines for her impeccable taste: "[My purpose] is helping people visualize what the Obama presidency is about, the feelings Americans voted for—inclusion, transparency, embracing people you might never otherwise learn about—and also translating the splendor, that sweetness, that comfort of the White House to everyone." michele-obama-in-vogue-march-20091 5. Michelle Obama in March 2009: The cover read "The First Lady The World's Been Waiting For" but she rather be called "mom in chief." But no mom could deny her fashion icon status: "I'm not going to pretend that I don't care about it. But I also have to be very practical. In the end, someone will always not like what you wear - people just have different tastes."
Read More

Color on the Cover: The New Yorker Gives Michelle Obama Sleeves

michelle-obama-new-yorker-cover-sleeves.jpgmichelle-obama-sleeveless Satirical magazine The New Yorker has given First Lady Michelle Obama sleeves for their Style Issue. The illustration by Floc'h, titled "Michelle O.", depicts the First Lady on a runaway in a colorful array of full-length sleeved frocks. New York Times columnist David Brooks, who criticized Obama's much-debated sleeveless frocks to fellow columnist Maureen Dowd on Sunday, will certainly be elated to see that Obama's "thunder and and lightning" have been "put away" to his liking.
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Ga Ga: NYLON Mag Declares Rudy Huxtable Their Style Icon!

Surfing the web, Blindie found that Rudy Huxtable of The Cosby Show is being declared a style icon by NYLON magazine. Yes, Keshia Knight Pulliam may have grown up (she recently played a prostitute in Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail), but we're loving that not only does NYLON Mag name check Denise (Lisa Bonet) but also Rudy's little hubby BUD! "Denise may have been the 'cool' one," the mag writes, "but growing up in the '90s, we always wanted some of Rudy Huxtable's style. Her penchant for big sweaters over party dresses became a college campus inspiration for millions of American girls, and those striped leggings she wore to dance class?"
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Two of Style.com’s 20 Reasons to Love Fashion in 2008 Include Pretty Black Girls

Style.com released their annual fashion list, "2008: The Year in Style," where they counted down the 20 reasons to celebrate fashion. At No. 1 was our incoming First Lady Michelle Obama "because symbols mean something," especially in risk-taking attire. "We chose to see Mrs. O's fashion risk-taking as a small but potent sign that the next four (eight?) years won't be politics—or pantsuits—as usual," the site writes. "And if nothing else, Obama—who sparked a run on yellow J.Crew pencil skirts and cardigans after an appearance on The Tonight Show—could be a one-woman bailout package for one of the nation's key consumer sectors." At No. 5 is "runways and magazines finally got (a little) more diverse," with the rising of newly minted It girls Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman, and their appearances in Vogue Italia's "A Black Issue" in July. PHOTO CREDIT: Style.com
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