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Michelle Obama’s Pricey Vacation Wardrobe
ABC News ^

Posted on 12/29/2011 9:43:17 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Michelle Obama’s Pricey Vacation Wardrobe

The Obamas have been drawing heat for their 17-day Hawaiian holiday, estimated by some media outlets to cost taxpayers $4 million.

But the criticism doesn’t stop there. Now first lady Michelle Obama is under scrutiny for her high-end fashion choices.

For the Christmas Day church service at the Kaneohe Bay Marine Base, Mrs. Obama was photographed in a seemingly simple white sundress with red and yellow stripes. The dress, however, was by French-born, U.S.-based designer Sophie Theallet, and would have cost the first lady almost $2,000 when she bought it in 2009. More recent designs by Theallet sell for even more.

For the meet-and-greet with service members and their families in a nearby mess hall later in the day, Mrs. Obama dressed down — in a printed green $950 Comme des Garcons skirt with bag waist.

Some see the first lady’s penchant for expensive labels at odds with her reputation as a bargain shopper who frequents J. Crew and Target.

One comment on the Naked DC website read: “She claims to be a champion of the poor and a fellow bargain shopper, but yet, here she is, sporting a dress that no unemployed American can afford.”

President Barack Obama’s dinner last night with the first lady and friends was similarly out of range for many Americans. The group dined at Alan Wong’s Restaurant, an upscale eatery that specializes in Hawaiian Regional Cuisine and is a favorite of the first couple.

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1 posted on 12/29/2011 9:43:19 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Its nice that ABC puts this on their website, but I bet it never makes the evening news.


2 posted on 12/29/2011 9:45:08 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: Sub-Driver

Stereotypes.
“In your face America...”


3 posted on 12/29/2011 9:47:27 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Sub-Driver

This wouldn’t be an issue if 0dumbo and moochelle didn’t try to pretend they understood what is going on in our country.
But as yet another ‘ optic” that she thinks she is queen this should reveal to some of her supporters how bitter she still is and if she can stick it to us she will( stick it to us by using taxpayer money to fly her separately time after time)

The other reality is spending thousands and she still looks fuguly


4 posted on 12/29/2011 9:50:36 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: Sub-Driver

As long as she is paying for it, who cares! Of course, there is that whole ill-gotten gains thing...


5 posted on 12/29/2011 9:50:47 AM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Sub-Driver
This couple comports themselves like the dictators of a third world banana republic "emerging nation", not the elected heads of a western democracy
6 posted on 12/29/2011 9:51:24 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Obama party ordered off a special 5-course tasting menu for $75 a person — $105 per person with wine pairings for each course. Highlights included "Sassey Salad" and bacon-wrapped pork loin, one appetizer and a sample of three butters from three local dairies.

EAT YOUR PEAS!!!...while I eat my bacon-wrapped pork and butter.


7 posted on 12/29/2011 9:52:18 AM PST by twister881
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To: vpintheak
"As long as she is paying for it."

I bet me You & I footed the bill.
We paid the $4M for the vacation.

8 posted on 12/29/2011 9:54:06 AM PST by DeaconRed (The $4M Vacation MUST be exposed everyday. It is outrageous)
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To: Sub-Driver

That unimaginative sack is worth $2000? Is it hand woven from hand spun cotton?
Moochelle, horizontal stripes are a no no. Always.

She has no idea how to dress or get value for her dollar.


9 posted on 12/29/2011 9:54:28 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Poor poor Michelle. Reduced to wearing two year old designer sundresses.


10 posted on 12/29/2011 9:55:31 AM PST by DManA
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To: twister881
Just curious, did Barry eat one of those?

bacon-wrapped pork loin,

11 posted on 12/29/2011 9:57:17 AM PST by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver
...Mrs. Obama was photographed in a seemingly simple white sundress with red and yellow stripes.

The woman still has no fashion sense. See article for pictures.

12 posted on 12/29/2011 10:02:31 AM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If it was any republican first lady the media hacks would be screaming from the rooftops, but we know that already. My natural dislike for this administration has evolved into utter disgust.


13 posted on 12/29/2011 10:07:18 AM PST by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: Clock King; Liz; STARWISE; maggief; onyx; penelopesire

Pictures .....NOOOOOO NOT pictures!


14 posted on 12/29/2011 10:09:01 AM PST by hoosiermama (We need more Jobs.....Steve Jobs....entrepreneurs and creators.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Related article, from UK

Is Michelle Obama's spending 'spiralling out of control'? First Lady 'insisted on $4m trip to Hawaii

15 posted on 12/29/2011 10:10:35 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Voter#537

Those two came into the White House dirt poor. They are ghetto and we pay for everything always have and will until we kick them out of our house.


16 posted on 12/29/2011 10:13:50 AM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Brings to mind her husbands ‘Lipstick on a pig comment’.


17 posted on 12/29/2011 10:15:08 AM PST by duckman (Herman 2012 was Zero's worst night mare.)
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To: vpintheak; Sub-Driver

Actually, she’s probably not paying for it, and nobody else is, either. The designer is actually the one paying.

Designers routinely “give” things (theoretically on loan) to the rich and famous so that they can be seen in public wearing them, thus providing free publicity.

Some of the rich and famous give these things back, and some don’t.


18 posted on 12/29/2011 10:21:13 AM PST by livius
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To: Sub-Driver

nouveau riche!! (newly wealthy, who flaunts her wealth)


19 posted on 12/29/2011 10:21:47 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: twister881

20 posted on 12/29/2011 10:24:43 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s just being “practical” with her priorities


21 posted on 12/29/2011 10:30:36 AM PST by fml
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m still trying to figure out what a “bag waist” is on a skirt????


22 posted on 12/29/2011 10:38:07 AM PST by goodnesswins (Happy New Year.....may it be better than the last!)
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To: ZULU

How about an emerging third-world banana republic?


23 posted on 12/29/2011 10:41:03 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1

I like that! (The phrase)


24 posted on 12/29/2011 10:43:54 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: fml
Michelle, the Scarlet O'Hara of 1600 Pennsylvania, has no taste in clothes. Therefore, it is incumbent as a good Muslim, husband. and father that Barry encase her (and the kids) in burqas. It will save money and certainly remove a fashion eyesore from a blighted landscape.
25 posted on 12/29/2011 10:53:09 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Lord but I miss her grace and elegance.
A class act.


26 posted on 12/29/2011 10:57:24 AM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: hoosiermama; Clock King

Grateful they’re Getty images that can’t be posted here, but I had to look.

The woman is a fashion disaster.


27 posted on 12/29/2011 10:57:55 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's good to be Queen.


28 posted on 12/29/2011 10:59:40 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: dainbramaged
If it was any republican first lady the media hacks would be screaming from the rooftops

Remember the s##tstorm they created about Sarah Palin's wardrobe during the 08 campaign?

29 posted on 12/29/2011 11:02:53 AM PST by Marathoner ("Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force." George Washington)
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To: Marathoner

I thought she shopped at Target. Must be some really special super Target with those labels and prices!


30 posted on 12/29/2011 11:12:46 AM PST by samanella ((I may not always be right, but I will never be left))
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To: ZULU

[This couple comports themselves like the dictators of a third world banana republic “emerging nation”, not the elected heads of a western democracy]

I read: This couple COMPOSTS themselves like the dictators of a third world banana republic

I like my version even better! Ha!


31 posted on 12/29/2011 11:20:06 AM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Some see the first lady’s penchant for expensive labels at odds with her reputation as a bargain shopper

My ass.

32 posted on 12/29/2011 11:25:45 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: MasterGunner01

The war left Scarlet O’Hara penniless. She worked her tail off to survive during the war, became a very hard-working, ruthless lumber baron after the war. No way you should compare the filthy, shiftless parasitic grifter in the white hut to Scarlet.


33 posted on 12/29/2011 11:28:17 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

love the arms.

I also recall all the HELLLLLLL raised by the MSM over Nancy Reagan purchasing new china for the WH.

And the MSM STILL raises Hellllll about Sarah Palin’s $100K wardrobe!


34 posted on 12/29/2011 11:28:27 AM PST by a real Sheila (Taylor/Fife 2012)
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To: Old Sarge

I would like to know how many times she went to Hawaii before Obama got elected. With her size, coach class would have been very uncomfortable for that length of trip.


35 posted on 12/29/2011 11:40:43 AM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: Wiser now
She has no idea how to dress or get value for her dollar. You made my point. It doesn't matter how much she spends for so-called designer garments - she still looks like a sloppy, stuffed pillow case. And furthermore, might it not be taxpayer dollars?
36 posted on 12/29/2011 11:43:40 AM PST by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Sub-Driver
It just goes to show you that you cannot “affirmative action” class and good taste.
37 posted on 12/29/2011 11:53:25 AM PST by ab01
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To: hoosiermama








What's wrong with a few pics?
38 posted on 12/29/2011 12:10:05 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: RummyChick
With her size, coach class would have been very uncomfortable for that length of trip.

Well, the real issue of course is the First Family's bloated personal spending habits. For her part, Michelle routinely spends corpulent sums on meals, clothing and various accoutrements that have made her the butt of many jokes.

And should it not carry considerable weight with the public that Michelle has repeatedly fed a ravenous appetite for conspicuous consumption, and in a manner that suggests that she takes a back seat to no one?

Perhaps we'll never get to the bottom of it all, but Michelle might do well to at least reflect upon the broad dimensions of the problem and at least make an effort to scale back all the booty. Otherwise, the public will never again be inclined to give her a wide berth.

39 posted on 12/29/2011 12:16:44 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Good point. Michelle would fit right in with Kim Jong-Un though.
40 posted on 12/29/2011 12:32:31 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Right Cal Gal
I miss her grace and elegance.

So do I, as you might have surmised.

I just had to decorate the thread a bit.

41 posted on 12/29/2011 12:44:35 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: quantim

LOL

Someone should catalog her wig collection......Just saying.


42 posted on 12/29/2011 2:21:48 PM PST by hoosiermama (We need more Jobs.....Steve Jobs....entrepreneurs and creators.)
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