Fashion Designers' Opinions of Barack and Michelle Obama

By Alicia Dennis on
In yesterday's Women's Wear Daily, several top designers professed their love and admiration for our 44th President and his ultra-chic wife. Here's what they had to say: Diane Von Furstenberg: "I would be ready to cut my wrists [if Obama had lost the election], because everything that's going on would be so depressing."Isaac Mizrahi:"Oh my God, is there anything more glamorous than Michelle and Barack Obama? There's nobody more glamorous than them. Totally, no." Donna Karan:"When I look at...Read Full Story

Michelle Obama's Hairstylist to Become Reality Star

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Getty Images Johnny Wright, the man behind Michelle Obama's sleek coif, has signed a reality show deal with 44 Blue, which produces A&E's Split Ends.Mrs. Obama requested Wright's services during her husband's campaign after he styled her for an Ebony photo shoot. Originally from Chicago, Wright now works at Fekkai in Los Angeles.A spokesperson for 44 Blue said of Wright: There aren't many people of color doing makeover and beauty shows. We figured there's got to be somebody out there...Read Full Story

Michelle Obama Wears Jason Wu Inaugural Gown

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The news is out: First Lady Michelle Obama chose a white asymmetrical gown by 26-year-old designer Jason Wu for tonight's festivities. The decision was brilliant. Ms. Obama looks breathtaking in the creation, and she's also bound to get major fashion props for choosing a youthful up-and-comer like Wu, who debuted less than three years ago.Wu's site says of the designer: [Wu] combines modern lifestyle dressing with the spirit and detailing of haute couture in a way that is both innovative and...Read Full Story

Michelle Obama's Inauguration Dress by Isabel Toledo

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Michelle Obama arrives at the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America) In a much-anticipated decision, Michelle Obama chose a honey-colored ensemble designed by Isabel Toledo to wear to President Obama's...Read Full Story

Michelle Obama's Red Dress

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U.S. President George W. Bush (L) and Laura Bush (2nd-L) greet U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (R) and his wife Michelle Obama (2nd-R) on the South Portico of the White House November 10, 2008 in Washington, DC. Getty Images.Our future First Lady Michelle Obama is already making waves in the fashion world. Not since the days of the pillbox-hatted Jacqueline Kennedy have the American people been so interested in the sartorial efforts of our public figures--and it appears that Mrs. Obama will...Read Full Story

Democratic Convention, Michelle Obama Speech Transcript

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(Editor’s Note: Transcript provided before delivery, may have slight variations from the exact words used by Michelle Obama)Michelle Obama Convention Speech, August 25, 2008 As you might imagine, for Barack, running for president is nothing compared to that first game of basketball with my brother, Craig. I can’t tell you how much it means to have Craig and my mom here tonight. Like Craig, I can feel my dad looking down on us, just as I’ve felt his presence in every grace-filled moment of my...Read Full Story

Michelle Obama

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We don't see much of Michelle Obama in the national press.  Why is that? Michelle Obama , wife of presumed Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), addresses about 900 people at the National Partnership for Women and Families annual luncheon June 20, 2008 in Washington, DC. Obama expressed her support for the organization and talked about the challenges of being a working mother. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America)Read Full Story

Fox News Says Michelle's 'Obama's Baby Mama'

By Tatiana Guertin on
As if the whole 'terrorist fist bump' debacle wasn't enough, Fox News has managed to insult the Obamas yet again, with another offensive term.On Wednesday afternoon, during a Fox News segment discussing conservative attacks on Michelle Obama , a caption along the bottom of the screen read, "Outraged liberals: stop picking on Obama's baby mama!" as video of Barack Obama's wife played on the screen.The derogatory and offensive term appeared on the screen several times throughout the segment...Read Full Story

Michelle Obama Tape: Racist, Misunderstood or Non-Existent?

By John Newlin on
There’s a reason Hillary Clinton is still blazing the campaign trail despite having the odds mathematically stacked against her. It’s the same reason amateur gamblers keep betting on black over and over. Eventually (or hopefully) the tables will turn without really doing much at all. You have to wonder what the Clinton advisors were telling her. Surely they weren’t talking numbers. Here’s more likely what they’re saying: “Stay in the race. Because if you drop out now and a tape of Michelle...Read Full Story