Skip to comments.What Recession? Michelle Obama Wears $635 Shoes on $4000 Per Night Hawaii Vacation
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.
No tax...remember Demoncrats don’t pay taxes.
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.
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.
Whats a few K out of billions? Besides, nobody will notice until the year 2034.
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?
635 BUCKS FOR THOSE??
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?
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?
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!!!!!!!!!!
"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". ;)
They’re fugly. But of course, I wouldn’t pay $635 for an entire outfit, so what do I know?
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.
I wonder if Michelle has one of these?
Maison Martin Margiela Christmas Decoration Coat
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 Margielas 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 designers 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.
“...would protect her work for three years from knock-offs.”
seems like she has no worries in that department...
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.
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.
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