Deep thoughts about clothing

@taface412 (3175)
United States
April 5, 2009 7:39pm CST
I have not posted anything in this section in awhile...but today when I woke up and heard all about Michelle Obama's wardrobe and how she appeals to everyone from the next door neighbor to the Queen Mum. Well I could not help but think of the homeless couple I saw the other day. On the show they focused on how she changes her wardrobe in flight, and how people are trying to mimick her wardrobe by purchasing the same items of clothing, etc. And I am sure the wardrobe was not cheap.... So here's my thoughts. I don't care what they gave the Queen or what the gave gordon brown....but I think it is awfully hypocritcal that here in the US people are losing jobs, homes, hope (recent violent activites increasing) and we are talking about how lovely ALL her outfits are....expecially when (and I was a McCain/Palin supporter) less than six months ago the press and Obama supporters attacked Sarah Palin for her wardrobe?
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@sid556 (30989)
• United States
7 Apr 09
That is the media for you and it really doesn't matter who you are. They always for whatever reason will make an issue out of how the person is dressed....especially the first lady. I personally don't care about what anyone wears or where they got it etc. This is nothing new. Even when court cases hit the news...you get the rundown on the person's attire in the courtroom as if it matters.
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• United States
7 Apr 09
Don't you just love the double standard. Who cares what she is wearing, it just goes to show you how shallow those people are.
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• Canada
6 Apr 09
Actually, quite surprisingly for someone in her position, Michelle Obama doesn't seem to always wear expensive clothing. In fact, I just saw a photo spread the other night of some of her choices and there was a dress she had on (that I thought was really flattering on her) and it was a $34.95 dress from H&M (I believe that's the retailer that was sourced). I think it would actually be great of someone in her high-profile position to show financial restraint and successfully present a nice appearance. She could be setting a good example.
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• United States
6 Apr 09
ladylovebug101 First of all you only live once and you should wear whatever you want to wear regardless of who you are. And second of all turn off your TV if you don't like the topic. And above and beyond all things give to others, don't just think do something! when it comes to the TV your going to hear about everything it's gossip it's News good or bad. I prefer to listen to music . I would much rather start out my day that way then listen to how someone dresses or how badly the economy is getting everyone already knows how bad it is its just better to concentrate on more positive things in life.
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@austere (2814)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
i do get your point. i cant seem to understand why people are making a big deal about what she wears too. it only make her feel conscious about herself and about what she wears and it will make her make sure she doesnt fail the worlds expectations. And thats not suppose to be, people should care more and give more attention to making jobs, earning more, making the economy better that what her fashion sense is...
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
6 Apr 09
You do have very valid points. However, she does represent us and has to dress accordingly. Yet, I'm not sure she needs to change clothes that often as she is (maybe she sweats a lot, lol;) Anyhow, traditionally a lot of those clothes will be donated or auctioned off for charity. At least that's what I heard. So some good will come out of it. I sure hope she doesn't keep them all. And yes, I thought it to be very interesting that people were upset about Palin's wardrobe but nobody really inquired about the costs of Michelle's wardrobe, not even during the campaign. I guess, if you have $2 Billion to spend, it doesn't matter. They claim she paid for it herself. But they didn't even pay for their own house back in Chicago, if reports are correct... so who knows... Palin needed a good wardrobe quickly. Unlike the wife of a presidential hopeful, she didn't have the time to go shopping. Obviously staffers messed up. But people didn't care and attacked her anyway.
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Good point. Honestly I don't think about the cloths, however I do remember back during the election how little I discovered the Obama's and Biden's contributed to Charity and helping others as compared to the Charity of the McCain's and even Palin's who made significitly less. I don't know if they have changed their ways or not now. But now that you brought it up... To tell you the truth I don't like the way Michelle Obama dresses. I wish she dressed more like Jackie Kennedy but she doesn't have that class. I feel it's inappropriate to wear sleeveless outfits in an important position as first lady. But you know that's just my personal opinion. I don't appreciate the way Obama tries to look all cool wearing sun glasses and taking his jacket and throwing it over one shoulder when the camera is on him and he's out representing the United States. Just seems unprofessional to me.
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