Thursday, January 22, 2009


Not that it's really any of my business, but what did Michelle Obama's Inauguration ballgown rejects look like? The one she wore is a lovely dress. Still, Mrs. O seemingly had a difficult time moving the train from under her feet. It didn't hamper her moves for long, though. It looked like she and President Obama enjoyed all the dancing and parties.

There will be many who deride Mrs. O for her fashion sense. Hey, we all can't be Jackie Kennedy, and thank goodness. From the many photos of Mrs. O taken during the campaign, she has solid middle-class sense of fashion. She probably heard my mother's fashion advice: Wear clothes tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady. Horizontal stripes will make anyone look fat. More than one pattern or texture look busy and detract from the wearer. Wear colors that minimize either a sallow or ruddy complexion.

The last time I dressed up for an event was Cybil and Ryan's wedding, a year ago October. The dressy pantsuit that I wore was comfortable, but the pretty shoes were not. I haven't worn heels higher than 1" since about 1990. It's suprising how much difference a half-inch makes.

The word of the day for January 22, 2009 is "fashionista" Pronunciation:
Function: noun
Etymology: 1

fashion + -ista (as in Sandinista)
Date: 1993
: a designer, promoter, or follower of the latest

Our quote for the day is from Gilda Radner (1946 - 1989):

I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.


1 comment:

  1. Everyone is complaining about her clothes but if she was wear Gucci or Dior they would be complaining how much money she was spending. People just like to complain.


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