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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-10 07:10 PM
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First Lady of Fabulous - Michelle Obama cushions by Delhi-based designer Arpita Kalra - pics

An Indian shopkeeper shows a cushion with a painting of U.S. first lady Michelle Obama designed by Arpita Kalra, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. Obama kicked off a 10-day, four-country Asia trip on Saturday.


Cushions with painting of U.S. first lady Michelle Obama designed by Arpita Kalra are displayed at a shop in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. Obama kicked off a 10-day, four-country Asia trip on Saturday.


Bring Michelle Obama home with designer pillow covers!

By Radhika Bhirani, New Delhi, Nov 4:

Imagine Michelle Obama sitting pretty on your sofa or bedroom. Well, not literally, but it is possible through Delhi-based designer Arpita Kalra's latest range of pillow covers that have the US first lady - in a red dress and a pearl necklace - on them.

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"I had made the line of cushion covers for my new range called Mela, the tagline for which is Fun At Home. Since the Obamas are coming to visit India, I felt it is the right time to launch them in the market," Kalra, who has her own store in Lado Sarai in the capital, told IANS.

The designer is selling a pack of five pillow cases - a set of two cushions, two vertical pillows and a small pocket cushion at Rs.6,500. While the big cushion covers have an imprint of Michelle Obama and reads "First Lady of Fabulous", the pocket cushion reads "We love her".

Kalra explains why she chose to represent only Michelle, and not any Indian political icon.

"I chose Michelle Obama because she is not just a style icon, but also a very progressive and inspirational icon. The range with her picture is a part of the conversation cushions I am offering. These are cushions that will be talked about once someone sets them up at their place.

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http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-77361.html


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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-10 07:11 PM
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1. Damn. Tacky knows no borders. nt
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vanlassie Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-10 07:16 PM
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4. And yet, if I came upon one in an Indian bazzar, I just might have to buy it!
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-10 09:15 PM
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9. This is true.
Sometimes tacky is a kind of awesome all its own.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-10 07:16 PM
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5. +1 n/t
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-10 07:14 PM
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2. One wouldn't expect to come upon work of this level outside of a booth at the county fair. n/t
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-10 07:14 PM
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3. Kewl. Michelle's got to be the coolest AND hottest First Lady since Jackie O.
;)
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-10 07:22 PM
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7. I don't know, Barbara Bush was pretty fucking hot ...
in a bug-eyed lush, Quaker Oats advertising kind of way.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-10 07:21 PM
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6. Way more flattering than
Edited on Sat Nov-06-10 07:25 PM by SoCalDem
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-10 08:10 PM
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8. K & R
:thumbsup:
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