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Posted on 12/29/2011 9:43:17 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Michelle Obamas 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 doesnt 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 ladys 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 Obamas dinner last night with the first lady and friends was similarly out of range for many Americans. The group dined at Alan Wongs Restaurant, an upscale eatery that specializes in Hawaiian Regional Cuisine and is a favorite of the first couple.
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She’s just being “practical” with her priorities
I’m still trying to figure out what a “bag waist” is on a skirt????
How about an emerging third-world banana republic?
I like that! (The phrase)
Lord but I miss her grace and elegance.
A class act.
Grateful they’re Getty images that can’t be posted here, but I had to look.
The woman is a fashion disaster.
Remember the s##tstorm they created about Sarah Palin's wardrobe during the 08 campaign?
I thought she shopped at Target. Must be some really special super Target with those labels and prices!
[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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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