Michelle Obama Archives

Exactly one year ago today, we’re still waiting for the release of the so-called “whitey tape.” Remember this? I now have it from two sources that there is video dynamite–Michelle Obama railing against “whitey” at Jeremiah Wright’s church. Republicans may have a lousy record when it comes to the economy and the management of the Read More

“Why would she concern herself with mainstream designers who don’t even put their clothes on women who look like her in ads or fashion shows?” —  Naomi Campbell on Michelle Obama’s sartorial choices. [via Newsweek via Megan]

Seven people used it to describe First Lady Michelle Obama in Pew’s Obama at 100 Days poll. From the poll: Many of the words people use to describe Michelle Obama are similar to peoples’ early impressions of Laura Bush. In fact, three words, Classy, Nice, and Intelligent are among the top four one-word descriptions for Read More

Seven people used it to describe First Lady Michelle Obama in Pew’s Obama at 100 Days poll. From the poll: Many of the words people use to describe Michelle Obama are similar to peoples’ early impressions of Laura Bush. In fact, three words, Classy, Nice, and Intelligent are among the top four one-word descriptions for Read More

The Field Negro, on Michelle Obama’s recent comments that she was teased for speaking like a white girl: First, there is no such thing. Either you speak clearly or you don’t. … people have accents, and we all speak in different ways.The important thing is that we speak well, and in a way that can Read More

Amnau Eele, credited as the co-founder of the Black Artists Association, has made headlines by criticizing Michelle Obama for not wearing any African-American designers during the inauguration in a report to Women’s Wear Daily. This does not mark the first time Eele, a “divination artist” has made headlines with unusual claims.In 2007, Amnau Eele and her Read More

Amid all the praise of First Lady Michelle Obama’s fashion choices for the inaugural festivities, the Black Artists Association is taking her to task for not wearing anything by an African American designer. Cofounder Amnau Eele said Wednesday she will make a formal appeal to the First Lady’s office on behalf of the BAA. “It’s Read More

The New Yorker has excerpts from an interview the Obamas participated in back in 1996 for a photo project about American marriages. T Barack has helped me loosen up and feel comfortable with taking risks, not doing things the traditional way and sort of testing it out, because that is how he grew up. I’m more Read More

WWD asks designers what Michelle Obama should wear to the inauguration ball. Brigitte at Make Fetch Happen rates the sketches and varying incarnations of Michelle and gives a pretty hilarious (and blistering) commentary.  Regarding a rather unfortunate Badgley Mischka creation, she writes: This Badgley Mishka dress seems like something that the 90s spit out. Their Read More

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