Seems like everybody’s trying to make a dollar on Obama.
If you’re into what’s trendy you probably don’t shop there (the store is better known as sister store to White House | Black Market).
According to a statement released today, Chico’s is celebrating the inauguration with the introduction of the Hope and Change Necklace.
It’s “a limited edition handcrafted necklace exclusively,” retailing at $24.
And it’s only available in 13 stores surrounding the DC, MD, and VA area beginning Jan. 11th – go figure.
While designers are clamouring to design her mom’s Inauguration Ball outfit, Sasha Obama is turning heads at Juicy Couture.
The site now features the Prez-elect’s daughter on Election Day outfitted in her Juicy hoodie.
I sense a fashionista in the making.
Let’s stay tuned!
America’s new celebrity president is also becoming a fashion icon.
SARAJEVO (AFP) – Barack Obama’s elegance and fashion sense has inspired a Bosnian company to name a new line of men’s business suits after the US president-elect.
“We chose the name Obama” for the suits, which were already selling well in Bosnia and neighbouring Croatia, said Ahmet Curic, a manager at Borac, the company that produces the outfits.
“It’s a line of top quality business suits, and naming it Obama was an obvious choice because the president-elect is clearly a very elegant man and one of a few who knows how to wear a suit,” he told AFP.
Curic added Borac also wanted to “pay respect” to the United States for providing the company with funds to help restart production after Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war.
Based in the central town of Travnik, Borac is Bosnia’s oldest clothing factory. It cooperates with several leading European fashion houses including Hugo Boss.
Tracey Reese, Vera Wang, Juicy Couture, Zac Posen, Albertus Swanepoel, Proenza Schouler, Diane von Furstenberg — ALL IN ONE PLACE!
This is beyond awesome!
Show your support for Obama.
Visit his Runway to Change and make a purchase today.
P.S. To McCain’s supporters: if anything this awesome or remotely fashionable pops out of his camp, I’ll be sure to post that, too.
Presidential Hopeful Inspires Donatella Versace
You should’ve guessed we’re not talking about Senator John McCain.
The Associated Press reports.
MILAN, Italy – The latest “first” for Barack Obama comes off the Milan runway.Calling the U.S. presidential hopeful “the man of the moment,” Donatella Versace dedicated her Spring-Summer 2009 collection presented Saturday evening to Obama, creating a style she said was designed for “a relaxed man who doesn’t need to flex muscles to show he has power.”
Chatting with reporters in the cool of the garden of her private palazzo in downtown Milan at an after-show dinner party, the designer also had some fashion tips for the campaign trail. “I would get rid of the tie and jazz up the shirt,” she said.
In fact, there were no ties in Donatella’s latest show, and shirts under jackets were either super easy with rolled up sleeves or replaced by a silk T-shirt.
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Bonnie Fuller, columnist for http://www.thehuffingtonpost.com, has written article that’s got our attention.
Headlined “Michelle Obama’s War against The W(B)itchhunters takes a look at how critics have been labeling Obama’s baby mama. It’s a must read.
Celebrity stylist Robert Verdi thinks that her 1950s power style — refreshing bright colors, knee-length skirts and strands of beads around her neck hit the perfect note of approachability and stylishness, and he tells her to stick with it. “Together the Obamas convey a youthfulness that restores the idea that we’re still a nation that is growing, progressing, and full of hope.”
However, Houston Chronicle newspaper columnist Whitney Casey believes that in the south, Michelle Obama’s bold upright stance and choice of bold colors may turn off voters, who could be frightened by her directness.
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The wife of presidential candidate, Barack Obama, continues to get a thumbs up for her fashion sense.
Guy Trebay for International Herald Tribune takes a look at Michelle’s style.
When Obama and his wife triumphantly took the stage in St. Paul Tuesday to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, the candidate, dressed in one of the crisp, neutral suits that have made him a GQ darling, was momentarily upstaged by his wife, and not just because she knuckle-bumped him in front of the world.
What grabbed the eye was the sleeveless purple silk crepe sheath made for Obama by Maria Pinto, the former Geoffrey Beene assistant who has long been an Obama favorite. Simple in silhouette and, at about $900 retail, not the kind of garment most working-class voters can reasonably aspire to, the dress was immediately subject to water cooler dissection.
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