Michelle’s #Bowdown Dress an Overrated Rare Mis-step

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Regular readers know that while I generally wear rags, myself, I love fashion and sometimes write on it. When it comes to first ladies, I think Michelle Obama nails it more often than blows it, but I honestly am not getting all the media-gasping #bowdown fuss caused by this black and blue Carolina Herrera-designed gown she wore at last night's State Dinner. Bowdown-worthy? I don't think so. The gown is nice enough, I guess; it doesn't look comfortable, though. The skirt looks stiff and … [Read more...]

The Condescending French Fashionista and African American Style!

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Oh, pul-ease, honey! In what has been interpreted as an outdated and insulting move, a fashion blogger for the magazine's site posted a piece about Michelle Obama's sartorial prowess and the rise of a 'black-geoisie'. New York Daily News goes so far as to brand the magazine as 'racist'. . . To which one can only respond in one's best Bette Davis voice, "but ya are! Ya are..." From the Daily News: When it comes to commenting on the Obamas and African-Americans, French Elle … [Read more...]


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