Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Oh, Michelle

Michelle Obama is a gorgeous woman. But she really needs a visit from Tim Gunn. She never seems to get her style quite right. She's young(ish), tall, strong, beautiful, and confident. Her clothes, however, are too often a poor fit, both physically and figuratively.

You would have thought that she'd learn her lesson and hire a decent stylist after the critical drubbing she got for that awful dress she wore on election night:

She did better with her inauguration ceremony suit, although I'm not sure her attire was appropriate to her husband's speech, which emphasized the need for sacrifice and service during hard times. Not that she has to show up in drab, off-the-rack duds---she is the First Lady---but perhaps she could have gone with something a little more subdued than gold brocade.

But then there was the ball gown. Oh, Michelle. You are a tall, strong woman. You should be wearing a well-tailored gown with clean lines in a strong, bold color. Instead you chose this overwrought, frou-frou mess in boring off-white.

Boo. You can do better.

Happy Inauguration Day!

I'm bummed that I didn't go to DC for the actual event. I thought about it, but I would have missed the whole first week of classes. But I am skipping my morning class today to watch Obama's swearing in and speech.