Friday, November 7, 2008

secretaries of style

with all the fuss about sarah palin's recent wardrobe costs, i thought i'd mention michelle obama's abominable dress from election night. as a family, the obama's looked lovely together, but i really didnt like her choice of designer dress. its a modified rodriguez narciso dress from the spring 2009 collection (aka. not cheap).


i enjoy that michelle actively makes a statement with her fashion, and generally i like her sophisticated fashion sense. but this dress made my jaw drop, in a negative way. i was unpleasantly distracted by the frock-induced shock that interrupted the smile-glued-to-my-face moment. maybe her point was exactly to be as bold and unmistakable as the moment in history, in which case, she succeeded grandly. but still, i just didnt like it. it felt awkward. so i'd like to officially nominate a dynamic duo for the potential new positions of secretaries of style ;) haha!

4 comments:

Acleron said...

Perhaps it would be better to dwell on the effect she has on Obama's decisions. I doubt whether her dress sense matters much.

astropixie said...

yes indeed, plenty of time for that. feel free to comment on the effect you think she might have on obama's decisions....

Sarah said...

I thought she looked great! But tastes differ.... :-)

I doubt she paid anything for the dress, she almost certainly got it on loan or as a gift from the designer (Narciso Rodriguez) - any designer would have done that. But if she did pay a lot of (their own!) money for it that's no one else's business.

Oh and if ever there was an occasion to blow an extravagant amount of money on a frock, it would be (i) your wedding day, (ii) you become president of a large country, or (iii) your husband becomes president of a large country. But maybe that's just me....

astropixie said...

you make some excellent points, sarah!