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We don’t know about you, but we were so caught up in the excitement of Monday’s inaugural balls (and, of course, that inaugural gown) that we forgot that last night held even more excitement in the capital. President Obama honored thousands of White House and campaign staffers at one final celebration Tuesday night, and enlisted what he called a “couple of people who are pretty good musicians — Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.”
It was, in the words of President Obama, the “most significant event of this weekend.” No, we’re not talking about the POTUS being sworn in to office for a second term; we’re talking about Michelle Obama‘s rockin’ new haircut!
In the four years since President Obama took office, plenty of designers have benefitted from the Michelle Obama Effect, a surge in sales and a boost in name recognition after the First Lady steps out in one of their creations. But none perhaps more than Jason Wu, who became one of the hottest designers in the game after the FLOTUS wore his white one-shouldered gown to the inaugural ball in 2009.
It’s official: Sasha and Malia Obama are those teenagers you see in the airport and spend half your time at the gate sitting around and scoping out their outfits.
We’ve always envied Barbara Walters‘ job, and her latest interview with the Obamas just adds to that jealousy. On last night’s special edition of Nightline, Walters sat down with Barack and Michelle for their first joint post-election interview, and asked them all sorts of questions about the re-election, marriage, and yes, even that now-iconic photograph of them hugging during the campaign trail.
Making it home for the holidays can be a major headache, what with cancelled flights, hour-long airport lines, and icy, traffic-jammed roads. Of course, things get a little easier when you have Air Force One at your disposal.
If you thought the Obama ladies looked stylish while going to fetch their festive pines for the White House, just wait ’till you see what they wore to the lighting of the National Christmas Tree last night.
Snark all you want, pundits, but Anna Wintour does not want to be ambassador. To the United Kingdom, to France, or to anywhere else for that matter.
Will Anna Wintour exit her post as editor in chief of Vogue to take on an ambassador role in either the U.K. or France? President Obama is considering nominating her for one of the two positions, according to a report today from Bloomberg.
President Obama is many things, but one thing we wouldn’t have pegged him for is a trend-setter. However, as the ever-so-stylish Brian Williams points out, Obama is actually quite the fashion-forward leader of the first world.
Though the favored parlance this election season may be “swing” or “battleground,” another fitting name for the not-quite-red, not-quite-blue states is, of course, “purple.” Michelle Obama may have had this in mind last night when she dressed for a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, for which she paired her all-black ensemble with a lilac printed scarf and purple flower brooch.
Just in case her left-leaning nail art didn’t quite convince you of who she’ll be voting for this year, Katy Perry took to the stage at a campaign rally for President Barack Obama yesterday in Las Vegas, Nevada rocking a bandage dress resembling a giant ballot. Romney’s box was left blank while the the Obama/Biden ticket was filled in black. We guess including Paul Ryan would’ve required a longer hem.
If you watched last night’s presidential debate, you might’ve picked up that President Barack Obama‘s American flag pin was noticeably smaller than Mitt Romney‘s. Even if you had the television on “mute”, you could see that the pins were distractingly dissimilar in size, and that there might’ve been what seemed like dirt on Romney’s. So, what’s up with that?
Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive sat down with President Obama in July, and now, with the election just a few short weeks away, the interview is available online and in the pages of the November issue.
What did you do for dinner last night? Sushi and a Law & Order marathon? Date night at that new Italian restaurant? Whatever it was, unless you had $40,000 to spare for night on the town, you probably missed out on the fundraising dinner Jay Z and Beyoncé hosted for President Obama at J’s 40/40 in NYC. Which means you missed out on Barack waxing poetic on his relationship with the entertainment power duo.
After yesterday’s reportthat President Obama had sat down for an interview with Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive for the mag’s November issue, the consensus around the fashion blogosphere was pretty much “good for Glamour!” and, well, that’s about it. To the online political media, however, it was another story all together.
What a difference a day makes. One week after opting not to wear a Hawaiian shirt in Hawaii, President Obama decided it might be nice to wear an Indonesian shirt in Indonesia.