White House Black Market has created The White House Inaugural Collection.
The fashion retailer says it’s “in celebration of the Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20 and inspired by the style and grace of future First Lady Michelle Obama.”
The collection includes four one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gowns available through a special charity auction in partnership with The Clothes Off Our Back Foundation.
From Jan. 5 to Jan. 15, with the starting bid at $400, you can vie for the couture gowns at ClothesOffOurBack.org (if you can afford it).
The auction benefits Clothes Off Our Back’s charities including Feeding America (formerly named America’s Second Harvest), The Art of Elysium, Hope North and H.E.L.P. Malawi.
That means whatever you spend should be tax deductible, so go bid! 😀
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You’ve got to check out Bluefly’s Fashion Decision ’08.
With the election only two weeks away, Bluefly customers are already casting their votes in the five-week online election.
Every Thursday, Bluefly asks voters to decide which candidate – one representing red, the other blue – “rocked it better.”
From the First Wives-to-be, to the candidates and their surrogates, visitors can riff on, for example, who rocked the Sarah Palin look best – SNL’s Tina Fey or the aspiring Veep herself?
Or who wore the other party’s color better: Michelle Obama in Republican red or Cindy McCain in Democratic blue?
Check it out!
The list of all best-dressed lists has been issued.
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First Lady Laura Bush, Cindy McCain, Michelle Obama, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, and Senators Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton all have something in common.
Pearls seem to be the fashion accessory of choice for prominent females in politics.
- Michelle Obama wore South Sea pearls at the Democratic National Convention.
- Mrs. Bush sported pearl stud earrings at the Republican Convention.
- Governor Palin took to the podium wearing golden South Sea pearls at the same event.
- Mrs. McCain modeled a four-stranded pearl necklace that seemed to be made of large akoya pearls.
To boot, the world’s largest online pearl company, PearlParadise.com, says they’ve seen sales increase over the past few months as the Presidential Election takes center stage in the media.
You should know better than to think that we’d actually get carried away with political chit chat!
However, we have picked up an interesting article comparing how each potential First Lady dresses.
With Michelle recently being named to Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed list, she’s my favorite in the fashion department.
However, Samantha Critchell has a fabulous take on both ladies’ sense of style.
Check it out in this post carried on The Republican-American web site.
Tyra covers the current issue of Bazaar and is featured in the cover story dubbed, “American Dream.”
From the runway to the Oval Office, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE for Tyra Banks.
Bazaar casts her as First Lady while she reflects on being a model citizen and the politics of fashion.
View the lookbook.
Read the full article.
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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