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What Recession? Michelle Obama Wears $635 Shoes on $4000 Per Night Hawaii Vacation
Monday, December 28, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on 12/28/2009 7:16:00 PM PST by kristinn

Photo: Huffington Post.

Photo: New York Magazine.

Barack Obama enjoys living like a king, so why shouldn't Michelle Obama live like a queen?

The First Lady was photographed last night in Hawaii wearing $635 per pair designer shoes by Maison Martin Margiela.

The shoe style is called "Leather open toe flat pumps." It features a "thin nude leather strap across the top of the toe."

A woman lucky enough to have a job in this economy and working for the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour would have to work 88 hours (without taxes taken out) to make enough to pay for Michelle Obama's shoes. If she can get them on sale, they would only set her back $445 for 62 hours work.

The Obamas are staying at an $8.9 million estate for an estimated $4000 per night. To cover the Obama's ten night stay, the minimum wage worker would have to work two-and-a-half years (before taxes) to come up with the $40,000 Obama is reportedly laying out.

Obama has lectured Americans about how they can not expect to live their lives as indulgently as they have in the past. He has lectured businesses about their travel and pay. Yet Obama and his wife live like kings and queens.

The news media has yet to call him out on his extravagance when there is 10% unemployment with no sign of the employment picture improving this coming year.

H/T maggief

TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: americanmugabe; bhochristmas; boobbelt; caption; elitists; fashion; fashionpolice; flotusmichelle; fuglyfashions; glitteratti; letthemeatcake; michelleobama; wookie
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To: Faith

No tax...remember Demoncrats don’t pay taxes.

41 posted on 12/28/2009 7:45:11 PM PST by Merlinator (Take them all czar at a time FUBO)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I didn’t know they made womens shoes that big.

I think these are reineforced for heavy horses like the the first Wookie.

42 posted on 12/28/2009 7:45:50 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Well, we didn't get dressed up for nothin')
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To: kristinn


43 posted on 12/28/2009 7:47:05 PM PST by hummingbird (hummingbird. Conservative hummingbird.)
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To: mystery-ak

My husband can vouch for the fact that “I looove shoes”. I would not put those shoes on my doggie. They are heinous and the designer should be slapped and sterilized.

44 posted on 12/28/2009 7:48:03 PM PST by brwnsuga (Not a Slave!)
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To: OldSmaj; kristinn; maggief

Another thread where I am ROFLMAO!

Do these people have any idea what a joke they are to sane Americans?

Sick joke, but a joke nonetheless.

45 posted on 12/28/2009 7:48:05 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,then we'll be a nation gone under.")
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To: kristinn
If I was going to pay $635 for a pair of shoes, they'd be more like these.
46 posted on 12/28/2009 7:48:39 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Sunshine Sister

Whats a few K out of billions? Besides, nobody will notice until the year 2034.

47 posted on 12/28/2009 7:48:51 PM PST by MaxMax (Lets get a sense)
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To: kristinn

I would never have thought to bind my shoes with a Band-Aid, but I will have to remember such a clever trick!

This designer, the same one who made the “half shoes” earlier in the year, must be on some really good drugs.

Ick. Who the crap gives this woman fashion advice, Elmo?

48 posted on 12/28/2009 7:49:03 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: kristinn


These people not only classless, they’re idiots.

Why does the phrase “Let them eat cake” and visions of guillotines keep running through my head?

49 posted on 12/28/2009 7:49:53 PM PST by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: kristinn

They are hideous. Can someone help this woman? She's really got a lot going for her, her height and athleticism. Why does she appear in public in such garish, ugly regalia?

50 posted on 12/28/2009 7:50:51 PM PST by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: Faith

Amazing how she has the gall to wear these expensive shoes in face of US recession,they have the gall to stay in an $8.9 million mansion for 2 WEEKS (very few Americans are taking lavish vacations over Xmas—especially for 2 weeks.) Can I just add that the shoes are hideous!!!!!!!!!!

51 posted on 12/28/2009 7:51:06 PM PST by Freedom56v2 ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: nutmeg
Despicable. Those shoes are truly UGLY, by the way... I wouldn’t pay 99 cents for ‘em.

I believe the technical term is "ugly ass shoes," as in the following quotation:

"Hell, no, I don't own any of those ugly ass shoes."

--O. J. Simpson, 1995
52 posted on 12/28/2009 7:51:11 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: maggief
...and whatever happened to Michelle Belle in simple, understated JCrew? quickly she changed her taste in fashion.

"When Michelle Obama visited 10 Downing Street in London on Wednesday morning, she wore a sparkly cream cardigan and mint green pencil skirt by J. Crew."

"No $150,000 wardrobe malfunctions for Michelle Obama", the fashion hyenas reported.

..Al Sharpton has connections to "designers". ;)

53 posted on 12/28/2009 7:51:31 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: kristinn

They’re fugly. But of course, I wouldn’t pay $635 for an entire outfit, so what do I know?

54 posted on 12/28/2009 7:51:39 PM PST by dubyagee (Thrilled to be here...)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

This is absolutely no different from any communist who takes over by getting power from telling the people how the rich have screwed them and then the new “king” proceeds to do the same but worse. All these people live like royalty while telling the people how ruined they are by the rich and of course say we have to keep them in power to rectify this. A very old scam.

Besides which, the shoes don’t look so great to me and I am someone who knows about these things.

55 posted on 12/28/2009 7:55:10 PM PST by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: kristinn

I wonder if Michelle has one of these?

Maison Martin Margiela Christmas Decoration Coat

Or this?


His new furniture line...


Hip Hop superstar Jay-Z cites his affinity for Margiela’s work on his 2009 hit single “Run This Town.”

Martin Margiela (born April 9, 1957 in Genk, Belgium) is a Belgian fashion designer.

Martin Margiela has maintained an extremely low profile. He has never had his picture taken and remains backstage after his shows. All media contact is dealt with via fax. Maison Martin Margiela’s ultradiscreet trademark consists of a piece of cloth with the numbers 0-23

Margiela’s brand was acquired by the Diesel brand in 2002 and industry insiders quoted in the article suggested that Martin Margiela may desire to leave due to creative differences, or simply, “... a desire to enjoy his life outside the insistent glare of the fashion world.”

Martin Margiela to Leave Fashion House He Founded

PARIS — The avant-garde Belgian designer Martin Margiela has quietly left the fashion house he built — and he will not be replaced at the company, which has been majority owned by the Italian group Diesel since 2002.

Insiders had known for months that Mr. Margiela had left the company in all but name. The designer’s particular vision, which had focused on the authenticity of the vintage artisan fused with modern photo prints depicting wrinkles or handwork, was missing from recent shows.

56 posted on 12/28/2009 7:55:44 PM PST by kcvl
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To: fight_truth_decay

“...would protect her work for three years from knock-offs.”

seems like she has no worries in that department...

57 posted on 12/28/2009 7:55:51 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you're aiming!)
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To: kristinn
It's not like she has a real husband, ya know?

He's so self-centered that it's likely he's incapable of showing her any measurable degree of attention.

She has her shoes and "fashion" and he has his arrogance and teleprompter.

58 posted on 12/28/2009 7:57:27 PM PST by onyx
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To: Mamzelle
Now Mamzelle, one woman's ugly shoe is another woman's little glass slipper.
59 posted on 12/28/2009 7:57:34 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: kristinn

You better get all you can now, Michelle. When your husband is shown to be the fraud he really is; no more POTUS or WH for you.

Go back to Kenya.

60 posted on 12/28/2009 7:58:20 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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