As an example, our own first lady is there. Prince William and Kate are official ambassadors for the British team. The other night, paths crossed and Michelle ran into the Cambridges.
Okay, isn’t that nice. But then I had to go and read the propaganda about it.
Turns out, Michelle put dozens of stuffy royals and heads of state to fashion shame, making the queen look dowdy in her bulging aquamarine dress and tired-looking crown — and even showing up Kate Middleton in her belted, fitted satin coat-dress.
Now. I know that the media love Michelle Obama (and her husband), but come on. She was putting the royals to shame? In the first place, how old is Queen Elizabeth? 86, I see. Let’s hope that 48-year-old Michelle can look better than a woman almost twice her age.
You’ll have to form your own opinion as to whether she “shows up” Kate. I have my own idea :).
The white top Michelle is wearing has inspired a lot of controversy. I know it must be a burden to find clothing that adequately showcases her perfectly toned arms, but it seems this particular top retails for $6800. I’m assuming Michelle paid for this with her own money, and if so, it’s certainly her prerogative to buy and wear it. However, is it fair for the press to quote a stylist saying that she is “supporting the commerce of a nation,” further gushing, “It’s not wasteful; it’s inspiring.”
Okay, then. Was it inspiring when Sarah Palin wore a new wardrobe (not provided by taxpayers) when she was named VP candidate just four years ago? Doesn’t seem that way, if I remember correctly. Seems like she faced a lot of flack for it.
And what about the criticism heaped on Ann Romney for wearing a $990 shirt (I’ve gotta admit that, if Ann and I ever did lunch, I’d get a serious case of the creeps with that … bird eye? staring at me)?