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Last week, political commentator Tammy Bruce–who is openly gay, pro-choice, a former chapter president of NOW, and bills herself as an “independent conservative”–filled in on Laura Ingraham’s radio show and called the Obamas “trash.” Bruce made fun of Michelle Obama’s “weird, fake accent” and compared it to Hillary Clinton’s accent “when talkin’ to black people.” She maintained that trash “is a thing that is colorblind” and that it crosses “all eco-socionomic kinda categories.”
Oh Tammy. If you’re going to call someone “trash,” maybe you should start by not talking like trash. Just a thought.
Jason Wu, the 26 year-old designer who created Michelle Obama’s inauguration ball gown, told the Fashion Week Daily last week that he is currently working on a “significant fur collection, and the message will be all about luxury.”
Honey, have you picked up a newspaper lately? (Of course you haven’t. They’re all going out of business.) But haven’t you heard of those pesky little nuisances called “global warming” and “the global financial crisis” that are signaling the end of the world as we know it?
Listen. I love a fur as much as the next animal-murderer. But since you’re suddenly all that, you might want to think before you blab to the press. And though people say wackjob animal activism is on the wane, I would hate for you to get a tofu pie to that sweet, sweet face of yours.
Intern Jasmine tells me that, according to some highly reliable sources, the First Lady has infected our favorite tarty celebrities with an epidemic of YELLOW FEVER!!!
And here I thought the only people at risk were skinny indie rock guys, media moguls, ballers, icky MySpace sploogers, DISGRASIAN stalkers, and Nic Cage.
As many of you have heard by now, First Lady Michelle Obama’s inauguration ballgown was designed by Jason Wu, a 26 year-old born in Taiwan, trained at Parsons, and based in New York. Welcome to the Smithsonian, dude!
The ivory-colored, one-shoulder dress looked bridal, and I mean that in the best way. Because Barack and Michelle are embarking on a new journey together, as they were when they got married. The gown also conjured this fantasy that we had all been invited to their wedding, that we were not only witnesses to this extraordinary event that had taken place, we were also their friends, which, let’s face it, is what we Obama supporters have believed all along anyway.
What can we say?
When you want to exude excellence, always bet on yellow. Rowr!
Name: Konrad Ng
Hails from: Canada
Occupation: University of Hawaii professor
Why He’s a Babe: For one thing, Konrad Ng is married to a babe, Maya Soetoro-Ng, President Obama’s younger sister, and it takes one to know one. For another, he, like his lovely wife, has a Ph.D (in Poli Sci), and y’all know how we swoon for higher educasian. And judging by the rapport he had with his nieces at the swearing-in ceremony, we’re guessing he’s also a pretty rad uncle.
Did you ever think we’d see a day when someone in the First Family looks like one of us? When the First Family would reflect the reality that we live in–multiracial, multicultural, educated, acculturated, and youthful? We didn’t really believe it until today. Now, anything seems possible. And that, friends, is beautiful.