Skip to comments.#FLOTUSFriday – We Do Patriotism Right
Posted on 07/06/2018 5:08:28 AM PDT by NOBO2012
#FLOTUSFriday, and this weeks sighting was exceptional: red, white and blue, worn right.
Or, as InStyle put it: First Lady Melania Trump opted for a Fourth of July outfit that was dripping in patriotic symbolism. [annotation mine]
While attending a picnic for military families at the White House, Melania stepped out in a blue and white gingham floor-length dress which she cinched at the waist with a bold, fire-engine red bow belt. The high-slit, which was only visible when the First Lady descended the stairs, gave us a peek at color-coordinated cherry pumps. The lookby Melania's favorite American designer, Ralph Laurenis about as patriotic as you can get, save for literally wearing the American flag and accessorizing with a Bald Eagle. [and we all know the only time the Left wraps itelf in the American flag is to demand we respect the rights they would deny to those who disagree with them].
Or to burn itThough gingham print has European origins [see? were all immigrants!], it has widely been associated with mid-century Americanathink Norman Rockwell images of the '50s, perhaps a picture-perfect family gathered on red-and-white checkered picnic blanket. Even the style of the shirt dresswith its tall collar and traditional fit-and-flare silhouetteseems like a nod to something old, something classic. Something of idyllic America.
We aren't surprised to see the First Lady in Ralph Lauren, either The designer has long been synonymous with an "All-American" look, however, like the Trumps' stylewhich worships the old guard and wealthLauren's yacht-chic aesthetic has been called "exasperatingly hollow" by some critics in recent seasons.[you know, after he continued to dress FLOTUS despite demands from the smug establishment creatives that all self-respecting designers refuse to do so].
"[Lauren]'s goal has always been to exploit a particularly American notion of exceptionalism, aspiration and successthe kind of success that begets wealth," [need I point out this is a bad thing according to our betters?] wrote critic Robin Givhan of the designer's spring 2018 collection She added that this "glossy" look of Lauren's collection was both "ill-timed" and suspicious in this particular political and social climate. "It leaves one feeling unsettled. It leaves one asking: What fresh lie is this?"
It leaves me asking what is wrong with you people? Only our political, spiritual and cultural betters could make patriotic symbolism seem like a bad thing.
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
MELANIA looks like FIRST LADY Liberty.
Melania has class! God bless her.
She is exquisite!
If possible, she is even more beautiful and he is looking younger!
To the First Lady's List.
Only our beautiful FLOTUS can pull off wearing a flowing gingham checked, long dress!
She is our Lady Liberty!
That’s just beautiful, KC. I can’t believe people were criticizing this gorgeous dress yesterday - just look at the lines and look at the way Melania and her helpers (if she has any) tied the belt and arranged the bustline. A wonderful mix of elegance and simplicity.
Best FLOTUS EVER!
Melania has now edged out my former favorite Dolly Madison.
Sorry, but Melania is going to have to start selling her brand of snack cakes before I'll give up Dolly Madison ...
“Sorry, but Melania is going to have to start selling her brand of snack cakes before I’ll give up Dolly Madison ...”
I’ll take Melania and Little Debbie snacks, cause Little Debbie has a treat for me.
I bet you miss Moochelle. :) :) :)
I just love these threads!
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