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  • Kennedy Center thanks Trump for 'gesture' of not attending annual honors

    08/19/2017 7:47:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 19, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    The chairman and president of the Kennedy Center said they were “grateful for this gesture” after it was announced President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump would not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December. “The Kennedy Center respects the decision made today by the office of the president of the United States,” chairman David M. Rubenstein and president Deborah F. Rutter said in a joint statement. “In choosing not to participate in this year’s Honors activities, the administration has graciously signaled its respect for the Kennedy Center and ensures the Honors gala remains a deservingly special moment for the...
  • Melania’s Redefining Fashion In Her First 200 Days As First Lady [SLIDESHOW]

    08/07/2017 9:29:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 6, 2017 | Katie Jerkovich
    Monday marks Melania Trump’s first 200 days as first lady, and in that time she’s been redefining fashion while in office. Trump has become a shining example of the greatness of the United States of America at home and around the world, stunning everywhere she goes with her elegant and classic style. The first lady has also brought name recognition to those designers who didn’t let Trump’s political views stop them from the honor of dressing her. French Designer Hervé Pierre has been responsible for numerous looks including the gorgeous red, white and blue dress she wore during her trip...
  • Melania Trump Has Begun Repeating Dresses

    08/01/2017 7:15:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    Vanity Fair ^ | August 1, 2017 | Erika Harwood
    Like nearly all the women who preceded her in the White House, First Lady Melania Trump has been on the receiving end of criticism for her appearance. Even before the inauguration, a chorus of top designers publicly refused to dress her. Then observers noticed the First Lady’s preference for foreign designers in spite of her husband’s “America First” rhetoric. And since then, she’s come under criticism for jaw-dropping sartorial decisions, including a $51,000 Dolce & Gabbana jacket that found unexpected fans at Breitbart. (Nothing says “economic nationalism” like a five-figure jacket made by Italians.) While Trump’s style has more often...
  • A tale of two first ladies and troubling media bias

    07/14/2017 8:26:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 13, 2017 | Tom Rogan
    Last night, Michelle Obama was the honored guest of the annual ESPY awards. Naturally, the media collective was head over heels with praise and admiration. At the Sacramento Bee, Brian Blomster had what can only be described as a literary orgasm. Obama, he said, "wowed attendees" with a "black Cushnie et Ochs dress that was all curves and slashes." According to Blomster's reporting, Obama "gave the evening a markedly high-fashion feel." In tune, USA Today remarked, "Civilian life looks good on Michelle Obama. If Barack Obama is America's ex-boyfriend, the former first lady is this country's one that got away."...
  • Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron Wear French Designers for a Pre-Bastille Day Dinner

    07/13/2017 3:02:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Vogue ^ | July 13, 2017 | Edward Barsamian
    After taking a tour of Les Invalides and a boat ride down the Seine, First Ladies Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron dined at the Eiffel Tower tonight—and celebrated the occasion in French labels. For Trump, that meant a custom Hervé Pierre frock, while Macron stuck with her tried-and-true formula: a mini-dress from Louis Vuitton. Both ensembles felt directional and new, with little details that stole the show. Trump’s red, white, and blue palette nodded toward both the American and French flags on the eve of Bastille Day, France’s national day of celebration. Also symbolic was a fabric adornment meant to...
  • Who Is The ‘Project Runway’ Winning Designer That Happily Promotes He Dresses a Trump?

    07/09/2017 2:44:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | July 9, 2017 | Georgia Makitalo
    At a time where many fashion designers have announced that they refuse to dress the First Lady, or any of the Trumps, Project Runway: Under The Gunn designer, Oscar Garcia-Lopez, has seemed to find his fashion muse in Lara Trump. The Under The Gunn winner suddenly found his name front and center, because he is dressing Lara, and is proud to be dressing a Trump. Over the past 10 months, the Cuban-born designer has been designing a lot of Eric Trump wife’s gorgeous clothing, including the colorful dresses she wore at two of the presidential debates, a stunning red party...
  • American Pravda: CNN Producer Says Russia Narrative (bleep)

    In the recent video footage obtained by Project Veritas, John Bonifield a Sr. Producer at CNN, admits to several beliefs that are in direct conflict with the official CNN narrative that Trump has colluded with Russia, and that Russia has interfered with the 2016 election. Bonifield expresses clear doubts that there is a fire behind the Russia smoke, stating, “I haven’t seen any good enough evidence to show that the President committed a crime.” He also confirms suspicions that CNN staff is ideologically biased against Trump, stating, “I know a lot of people don’t like him and they’d like to...
  • Sally Yates: The Facts Around The Trump Russia Case Fall Short Of Impeachment & Prosecution

    06/27/2017 10:37:26 AM PDT · by TXFAN12 · 27 replies
    Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said on Tuesday during the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival that the facts about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia don’t rise to the level of impeachment or prosecution. A member of the audience asked Yates if there is a tipping point for House and Senate Republicans to join Democrats in their calls to impeach President Trump. “Well, as a country, yes, I would assume there is a tipping point. I wouldn’t presume to know what that might be,” Yates told the audience member. Yates then expressed her belief that there needs to...
  • Nancy Pelosi Blames Democratic Members For Not Having A Message

    06/26/2017 9:21:55 AM PDT · by DTXER · 37 replies
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blamed the members of the Democratic Party for not having a clear message during an interview on CBS News’ “This Morning” on Monday. CBS News’ Charlie Rose pointed out to Pelosi that Democrats have gone 0 and 4 in special elections in 2017 because people say that the Democratic Party has no message, aside from being anti-Trump. Pelosi told Rose that this assertion was not true and that the special elections were elections that the Democrats were never going to win. “There are 70 races that are easier for us than any of those....
  • President Trump The Democrats Theme Of Resistance Is Not What The American People Want

    06/25/2017 9:17:02 AM PDT · by TXFAN12 · 6 replies
  • Dem Rep: Democrats Can’t Win House with Nancy Pelosi as Leader

    06/22/2017 1:48:56 PM PDT · by TXFAN12 · 23 replies
    Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) said on Fox News on Thursday that Democrats could not win back the House of Representatives with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as their leader. “In the context of winning in 2018, and taking the majority, I think it is pretty clear that Leader Pelosi does not help our candidates in those swing districts that are so necessary for us to win in 2018,” Vela said. Vela also stood by his previous comments in which he labeled anyone who thought the Democrats could take back the House under Pelosi’s leadership “an idiot.” “I think that if we...
  • MSNBC political analyst Elise Jordan just compared President Trump to a suicide bomber

    06/22/2017 12:26:31 PM PDT · by DTXER · 19 replies
    MSNBC political analyst Elise Jordan just compared President Trump to a suicide bomber
  • Melania Trump Wears On-Sale Dolce & Gabbana Dress

    06/21/2017 6:09:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Footwear News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Rachael Allen
    Melania Trump’s latest look is a departure from the bright look she wore earlier this week at the White House. After wearing a light blue Michael Kors dress and floral Christian Louboutin pumps to meet with the president of Panama and his wife, she was spotted on Tuesday night wearing a black, long-sleeve lace Dolce & Gabbana dress that hit at her knees. She paired the dress with what appeared to be Manolo Blahnik’s BB pumps, although that’s not confirmed. President Donald Trump and Melania were on their way to dinner at the Naval Observatory, where Vice President Mike Pence...
  • How Microsoft Is Stealing Apple’s Cool Factor

    06/20/2017 11:44:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | June 20, 2017 | Lisa Eadicicco
    "If we're going to be able to create magical experiences with software, then the hardware will be the thing that people buy to go experience that," Microsoft corporate VP of devices Panos Panay told TIME during a recent interview. We were discussing his company's decision to release its first true laptop after years of selling hybrid computers, namely the Surface Laptop, which began shipping on June 15. "And [when] those two things work perfectly together in a seamless way, that brings elegance out," he added. If that approach sounds familiar — using the sleek, shiny allure of new gadgetry as...
  • Cypress mom undergoes eight surgeries to look like first lady Melania Trump

    06/20/2017 10:01:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 20, 2017 | Amber Elliott
    Ivanka Trump, you're fired. According to plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose, first lady Melania Trump has eclipsed first daughter and former fashion designer Ivanka - as a plastic surgery muse, anyway. "I've have had many women visit my office wanting the 'Ivanka look,'" Rose said in a press release on Monday. "So it's not really surprising to see women now requesting to look more like Melania, who is simply gorgeous." One such request came from Cypress mom and cancer survivor Claudia Sierra. "I want to feel like the first lady that I know I am inside," Sierra explained in the...
  • What's Trending Under the Abaya? A Saudi Fashion Expert Weighs In

    06/19/2017 9:25:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 19, 2017 | Lesley McKenzie
    Saudi Arabia-based fashion authority Marriam Mossalli discusses the popularity of vintage abayas, Melania Trump and the Dior "Feminist" T-shirt. "The same way women love shoes and bags, we love abayas,” says Saudi Arabia-based fashion authority Marriam Mossalli, founder of luxury fashion consultancy Niche Arabia and the fashion blog Shoes and Drama. “That’s what you’re seeing everyday. It’s our national garment that we wear outside. We wear it [with pride] and it’s all about showing it off.” In conversation with The Hollywood Reporter’s senior fashion editor Booth Moore, Mossalli addressed a small crowd at Los Angeles' Mondrian Hotel on Thursday night...
  • The Trump family is stealing a brilliant political play out of Michelle Obama's book

    06/12/2017 11:40:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 12, 2017 | Dennis Green
    It seems the Trump family is making an effort to appear more approachable. After first lady Melania Trump caused a stir when she stepped out in a $51,500 coat during the G-7 summit last month, various members of the Trump family have been seen out in more approachable, everyday brands. Now it seems Dolce & Gabbana is out, while Target and J.Crew are in. Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter and one of his advisers, was photographed earlier this month leaving her house in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, DC, in a dress that was easily identified as a...
  • Hawaiian Pizza Inventor Sam Panopoulos Dies Aged 83

    06/10/2017 8:22:07 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 47 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 06/09/2017 | BBC NEWS
    Sam Panopoulos, who has died aged 83, leaves a legacy that has delighted, confused and appalled diners worldwide. Often at the same time. Panopoulos is the Canadian man who invented Hawaiian pizza, a dish so divisive it led to a presidential outburst this year. He passed away in hospital suddenly on Thursday. Panopoulos emigrated to Canada from Greece in 1954 when he was 20, eventually going on to own and operate several successful restaurants with his two brothers. It was in one of those restaurants in 1962 that Panopoulos was inspired to add canned pineapple to pizza.
  • Designer Thom Browne on Dressing Melania Trump: ‘It Shouldn’t Become a Political Thing’

    06/05/2017 6:05:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Footwear News ^ | June 5, 2017 | Rachael Allen
    Even before President Donald Trump took office in January, there was talk about which fashion designers would — and would not — be interested in dressing first lady Melania Trump. In November, designer Sophie Theallet wrote an open letter to fellow designers asking them to join her in refusing to dress or associate with the first lady. Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Phillip Lim and Derek Lam all said publicly that they would not dress Melania. Others including Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and Thom Browne said they would. In new interview with Surface magazine, Thom Browne shared more...
  • The "revenge" of Melania: The ladies loved her ... suddenly!

    05/31/2017 1:03:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Protothema ^ | May 31, 2017
    Boxing dresses arrive at the White House daily from fashion houses that have just been elected president to her husband, turned her back on the US First Lady. But now Melania takes her vengeance, as the famous fashion houses that had refused to dress her at her husband's swearing ceremony because of her policy suddenly want to approach her to make her "muse". The monkeys who had put it on the "red list" are quite big names like Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Christian Siriano, Sophie Theallet. However, on her husband's first international tour, Melania triumphed stylishly and without...