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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 08:43 AM
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PHOTOS Michelle at the Opera (Updated)
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Some of the wives of G20 leaders and delegates pose for a group picture during their visit to the Royal Opera House, in London, on April 2, 2009. (From left) Ban Soon Taek, wife of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Chikako Aso, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, Laureen Harper, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Gursharan Kaur, wife of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Michelle Obama, first lady of the USA, Kim Yoon-ok, First Lady of Korea, Sarah Brown, wife of the British Prime Minister, Margarita Zavala, First Lady of Mexico, Svetlana Medvedeva, wife of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Emine Erdogan, wife of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan,Margarida Barroso, wife of Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Therese Rein, wife of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, and Dr Pimpen Vejjajiva, wife of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama talks with Gursharan Kaur, wife of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama stands with Gursharan Kaur, wife of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and Kim Yoon-ok,wife of South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak

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Pictured are Ban Soon Taek, wife of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L), Chikako Aso, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso (2nd L), Laureen Harper, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (3rd L) and Gursharan Kaur, wife of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 08:47 AM
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1. I really really really love Michelle...
but I find that dress peculiar. Perhaps I'm too old to assemble argyle and sequins in my brain...
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 08:51 AM
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2. It's a wonderful cardigan
Amazing! Very stylish!
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 10:13 AM
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17. not
i think it's hideous, especially the way it's buttoned. maybe if she was going out for pizza with the girls, but there's a time and place for everything.

that said, i find michele obama's free spirited way of dressing very refreshing compared to the past FL who wore drapes all the time, so i'm giving her a pass on the argyle cardi.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 10:59 AM
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24. I Love Her Cardigan's
I have many cardigan's. White T-shirt, a cardigan and jeans. my life
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 08:55 AM
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3. At 45, I must be also. I thought I couldn't get past the argyle
but after looking at it, the argyle is secondary. It's the asymetrical halfs. Makes her look like she missed a button when getting ready for school in the morning.

I can see that fashion on Bush - because most likely he DID miss a button thru his Jim Beam-o-vision (isn't there actually a photo of him being misbuttoned?) I think she's classy, but this particular style was not. Didn't do her beauty justice in my opinion, though I absolutely love the aqua/teal dress underneath.

I guess sequins needed to be added to make the statement that it was a women's sweater, not a guys.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 10:26 AM
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19. I'm thinking that was her way to pay homage to the UK
Argyle and all, dontcha know.
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Milspec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 10:55 AM
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23. Not crazy about the sweater
But what do I know, I'm a 57 year old guy and still have my sister go shopping with me so I don't look ridiculous.
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October Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 08:59 AM
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4. I like it, and I don't -- but I like that she tries new things! Very fresh!
She represents American women very well.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 09:01 AM
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5. Those are the shoes that Michelle wore to the Inauguration.
I love them now a much as I loved them then.

I like the rest of the outfit, though I do agree with some of the above posters that the long cardigan and a flared skirt are not an optimal pairing.

But THOSE SHOES!

:loveya:

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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 09:03 AM
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6. check out J Crew website.
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 09:09 AM
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7. OT question - does Angela Merkel's
husband travel with her? I keep seeing pictures of all the wives, but none of him.
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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 09:11 AM
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8. Apparently not, he's a Professor in Berlin, doesn't seem to travel with her at all.
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 09:43 AM
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12. Thanks Jackeens .
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SeaLyons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 09:14 AM
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9. wow, I'm sorry, but that is a bad outfit....
I don't get it. Michelle is beautiful, but this choice is really bad (just my humble opinion).

:shrug:
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 09:54 AM
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13. I don't like it either
The fabric of the dress is lovely though
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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 09:41 AM
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10. I'm so proud of our first lady.
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 11:50 AM
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25. So am I!
I am just beaming at these pictures!!!!!!
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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 09:43 AM
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11. I feel she is such an inspiration.
It is so wonderful to see her being herself. She is showing women that is a great thing to show your unique individuality with pride.
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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 09:57 AM
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14. It kinda looks like she hit it off with Gursharan Kaur.
I really like the First Lady. She seems to share the President's knack for diplomacy!
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 10:00 AM
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15. Thumbs way down on the cardigan, but who really cares?
She looks great anyway.
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JayMusgrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 10:04 AM
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16. These are all wonderful, too! The sweater is perhaps
a controversial choice, in the minds of some, but Michelle wears it well.
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mecherosegarden Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 10:25 AM
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18. Thanks Jackeens!
I like it. It is just different. Looking at the group picture, our First Lady looks the best... I am biased, but she does look the best !


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Raffi Ella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 10:36 AM
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20. wtf
that is just idiotic from head to toe.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 10:39 AM
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21. I think she deliberately dresses down sometimes so that she doesn't make
others a little uncomfortable. She could have really dressed up to go to the Opera,and would have been super stunningly beautiful, but that wouldn't necessarily have been conducive to being approachable.
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 10:45 AM
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22. I don't know what to say.
I've stayed away from commenting on Michelle's clothes so far because I think that she needs time to adapt. My mother, the fashion whiz, has been cringing a lot though. LOL!!!

:7
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Hope And Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 11:52 AM
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26. Wonderful pics.K & R!
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 12:40 PM
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27. Michelle's outfit is cute, but it's too casual.
She looks so great when she wears something structured and dramatic, like a great jacket. The outfit she wore getting off the plane yesterday (the yellow Jason Wu dress with black overcoat) was gorgeous.
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 12:42 PM
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28. Funny how so many don't like the cardigan. Could it be an age thing,maybe?
As I adore it.

And I want one.

I love the mixture of classic and cool.

And I love the dress, too.

It just goes to show from some of the comments upthread, that Mrs. Obama should ignore criticism and go with her own style, as you aren't going to please everyone all the time with what you wear. Not even a bunch of adoring Democrats!

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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 12:42 PM
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29. The sweater's pretty unusual, but she makes it work
Her height and carriage let her get away with bolder choices that might fail on other women.

I like the way the argyle pattern shows up on the opposite sleeve - it's like the designer said "Yes, it's SUPPOSED to look like this!"
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 03:13 PM
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30. ...
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