Time magazine: “Michelle Obama is one of the most stylish women ever to inhabit the White House”

by editor on February 16, 2011

Aaaarrrrrggggghhh! That’s the sound Howard Dean made when he lost the Iowa caucus and the sound we make every time we see Michelle Obama referred to as a fashion icon.

Last week’s Time magazine squeezed that horrid noise out of us again by publishing yet another article on the tres fashionable Michelle Obama. This one’s written by Kate Betts, who has, coincidentally, written a new book called Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style.

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Barack Obama pauses to consider the laughable thought that his wife is considered a fashion icon

Given her widespread reputation as one of the most stylish women ever to inhabit the White House, you might think Michelle Obama automatically belongs in the Madison-Kennedy lineage. But her background argues differently. No one can claim that Michelle Obama doesn’t know what it’s like to work or that she entered marriage because she didn’t get an education and lacked economic power of her own. It is plain that she has learned as much if not more from the example of Hillary Clinton as from the example of Jackie Kennedy.

What makes Obama exceptional is that she seems so at home in both camps. So at home that the whole debate about style and substance suddenly seems passé, an anachronism of the gender wars, a false dichotomy enforced by narrow-minded men and women at war with themselves. That Michelle Obama does not see style and substance as an either-or choice is a powerful statement that the underlying assumptions about women’s roles and images have changed. Embodying the confluence of substance and style, she has helped reconcile the long-standing antagonism between them. She has, in some sense, made them one and the same.

C’mon, Kate, any impartial observer would have to admit that Michelle Obama’s fashion sense is more akin to Teddy Kennedy’s than Jackie Kennedy’s.

We’ve looked through thousands of photos of Jackie Kennedy and we cannot find one – not one – in which she looks less stylish than Michelle Obama does in any of these photos.

We’ve chronicled the First Lady’s faux pas before, but Time and Kate force us to present this additional evidence.

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Source: Time

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bobbynorwich
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bobbynorwich

She’s not fat, she just has a pear-shaped body and wears all the wrong clothing that accentuate — rather than mask — her figure flaws. She wears light colored or flashy patterns below the waist which makes her bottom-half look bigger and skinny tops with boob belts that make her top-half look smaller. Somebody needs to teach her about spectator dressing, i.e. for the camera.

KimmyQueen
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ah! I just noticed that she likes blue colors a lot. She likes colors period but blue seem to be her thing. She cannot do blue, nor most of the colors she wears, she definetly cannot do orange. This is a woman that needs someone to tell her the truth about herself.

mark
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mark

Apparently, Fashion like beauty “is in the eye of the beholder.”
Hence the story says more about time magazine than the first lady.

Necron_99
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Necron_99

Yes… The people at TIME writing this pablum about Moo-shell reminds me of the parable about the blind men trying to describe an elephant.

sa_rose
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sa_rose

A number of thoughts here: “Breeding tells.” “Look in the mirror before you walk out the door and remove one piece of jewelry.” “Less is more” You can never be too thin or too rich.”
On that note, Jackie Kennedy was a fashion Icon. Nancy Reagan wore some of the top fashions of her time and looked great in all of them. Michelle-not so much. She is an embarrassment as a Representative of the United States. I would rather Barbara Bush’s pearls or Laura Bush’s tailored suits over this crap any day. Even Lady Bird, who was not a physically beautiful woman, wore her clothes well and her sweet personality made her beautiful to all those who knew her. Oh, and she needs to burn that damn ugly belt!

perlcat
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One more thought: “Ugly is as ugly does.”

especially the statism part.

anon
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anon

old saying; ”money, can’t buy you ‘class’.”

Necron_99
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Necron_99

The libtard media rags can print all the BS they want & try to paint this “Sasquatch with a wrist watch” in any “high fashion” they choose, and it still won’t change the fact that Moo-shell Obongo dresses like a “polyester nightmare” circa 1972. Nobody but the blind are buying it.

Mrs. P.
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Mrs. P.

I refuse to insult bag ladies by comparing their fashion sense to Moochelle’s.

Laura
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Laura

This “woman” fell out of the ugly tree and seems to have hit every branch on the way down. That belt slapped on way above her waist is the worst idea ever. She’s just a frump.

KimmyQueen
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EWww gross. I have said it and will say it again she just has no one to tell her that she is wrong for what she wears. She has no mirrors, no friends and no critical thinking skills and her lemmings are idiots.

deepthinker
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deepthinker

Thus the queen is naked and has no fashion sense or common sense.

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Maureen
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Maureen

Visible Panty Line on most of her clothes – not a fashion icon.

jukin
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jukin

Come on!!!

If you were a thong would you go ‘in’ there without being armed?

JPTravis
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I have a female coworker who regulary belly laughs at how Michelle Obama dresses. She’s a joke, as numerous Internet sites dedicated to her fashion mistakes atest.

Paden
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Paden

Remembering how the liberals treated our service personal BEFORE Obama was “elected”, that picture of him at the memorial day service makes my stomach flip.

OperaNerd1986
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OperaNerd1986

Reading that excerpt of the Time article makes me need a very stylish barf bag.

oilfield7550
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oilfield7550

The Time mag article starts out with a typo. They failed to put a space between “wide” and “spread”. Her humongous ass just doesn’t fit into anything fashionable.

rightinwa
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rightinwa

It’s like they stretch out a new color of taffy every morning for Michelle to wear.

perlcat
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No, it’s like she dresses in the dark.

youngsterz
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youngsterz

Barf. On so many fronts, and in so many ways, and in all things Obama, BARF.