The Red Carpet meets the White House

November 24, 2009

As the White House prepares for POTUS’ first State Dinner, it’s not international relations with India and guest of honor Dr. Manmohan Singh that are of utmost concern.  The media is abuzz about who will show up and what FLOTUS is gonna wear:  Will she sport a new hairdo?  Show off her blazing guns?  Looks like the First Lady has always been a fashion plate, even as a wee lass at her 1984 senior prom. 

Va va voom! FLOTUS is scandalous with that thigh high slit! (Splash News)

Word on the street is that Jennifer Hudson will provide some American Idol-style entertainment at the gala event.  Other rumored guests: Deepak Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Bobby Jindal, and Kal Penn.  BoL can’t wait to see who else will grace the “red carpet” tonight! 

Be sure to catch the live streaming of the State Dinner tonight at 8:15 pm.

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What a doll!

October 19, 2009

Jailbreak Toys recently announced their new line of Michelle dolls, which add to their already burgeoning line of POTUS dolls.  For a mere $12.99, you too can have one of these three “life-like” renditions of our FLOTUS.   In US Weekly tradition, who did it best?

The likeness is...surreal? (Jailbreak Toys)

Where are Michelle's guns? (Jailbreak Toys)

Michelle did it best! (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Michelle did it best! (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

The infamous Election Night dress (Jailbreak Toys)

The infamous Election Night dress (Jailbreak Toys)

We love ya, FLOTUS, but the doll may pull this dress off better (Getty Images)

We love ya, FLOTUS, but the doll gets our vote (Getty Images)

Michelle's appearance on The View in this dress was a fashion do! (Jailbreak Toys)

Michelle's appearance on The View in this dress was a fashion do! (Jailbreak Toys)

Michelle did it best! (Steve Fenn/ABC)

Michelle did it best! (Steve Fenn/ABC)


Isn’t she lovely?

August 6, 2009

Vanity Fair totally jumped on the lovefest bandwagon and included our FLOTUS on their 2009 Best Dressed List.  BoL totally concurs!

Smokin'! (From U.P.I. Photo/Landov)

Smokin'! (From U.P.I. Photo/Landov)

VF included the following info on the First Lady:

Residences: Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Occupation: First Lady of the United States. Age: 45. Notable Ensembles of 2009: Inauguration wardrobe; black Moschino organza top, skirt, and silk veil worn when meeting Pope Benedict XVI. Favorite Boutique: Ikram, in Chicago. Signature Wardrobe Item: Cardigan sweaters. Jewelry: Double-strand pearls. Shoe Designers: Jimmy Choo, Puma, Lanvin. Favorite Bargain-Hunting Locale: J. Crew. Causes: Education, health, and veterans’ affairs.  They somehow forgot to add “Favorite Blog: Barack of Love.”

It's only a matter of time until FLOTUS hits the "Hall of Fame" (Courtesy of Vanity Fair)

It's only a matter of time until FLOTUS becomes a Hall of Famer (Courtesy of Vanity Fair)


FLOTUS goes fierce(r)

July 22, 2009

Michelle busted out quite the fashion move at yesterday’s White House workshop on country music. This woman CANNOT miss, y’all!

FLOTUS unveils her First Do (Photo by Getty Images)

FLOTUS unveils her First Do (Photo by Getty Images)

Does POTUS approve?  He better! (Photo by Reuters)

Does POTUS approve? He better! (Photo by Reuters)


I’ve got the blue jean blues

July 21, 2009

Our POTUS is getting a bit of heat for his performance at the aforementioned first pitch.  Not because he couldn’t clear the plate, though.  Because of his fashion choice, particularly the jeans he wore.  Some have gone so far as to label them “mom jeans.”  Ouch!

Was Twain right?  Do clothes make the man? (Photo by Getty Images)

Was Twain right? Do clothes make the man? (Photo by Getty Images)

In an interview with Good Morning America’s Meredith Veira, Obama defended his outfit, saying the jeans were comfortable, and admitting that until a few years ago, he only owned four suits.  According to Barry, “I’m a little frumpy…  For those of you who want your president to look great in his tight jeans, I’m sorry.  I’m not the guy.”  He sweetly added that the FLOTUS looks fabulous.  Heck ya she does!

While POTUS rocks the shirtless look or formal wear, he has had his low moments.  Haven’t we all?

Safety is no accident!  (Photo by Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

Ahem, Mr. President, are those blacks socks with sneakers? (Photo by Alex Brandon/Associated Press)


Roman Holiday, POTUS Style

July 11, 2009

The Obamas hit Rome on Friday, although from their stylin’ duds, you would’ve thought they were in Milan.

The Obama family escorts Sasha to her Top Model interview (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

The First Family cuts a striking picture on the tarmac (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

The main intent of the trip was to visit the Vatican and Pope Benedict XVI.  Michelle gave a nod to Italy by donning Italian designer Moschino duds, including a black veil.  Respectful?  Yes.  Our FLOTUS?  No.  (Where’s the color?)

BoL is on the fence regarding the veil... (AP Photo/Chris Helgren/pool)

BoL is on the fence regarding the veil... (AP Photo/Chris Helgren/pool)

The gift exchange was less “frivolous” than usual. The pope gave Obama a “Vatican document on bioethics that hardened the church’s opposition to using embryos for stem cell research, cloning and in-vitro fertilization.”  Obama gave a much thought over St. John Neumann’s stole and a hand written letter from Sen Edward Kennedy.

Maybe the pope would have preferred an Ipod... (Photo by St. Jude Liturgical Arts Studio)

Maybe the Pope would have preferred an Ipod... (Photo by St. Jude Liturgical Arts Studio)


I Love the 80s

May 28, 2009

Turns out our POTUS wasn’t always the picture of cool he is today.  No, turns out that when he was a freshman, he still sported some baby fat, featured a demi-fro (we pray that look will come back), and thought cigarettes were cool. 

Even in 1980, though, Barry caught the ladies’ eyes.  While a freshman at Occidental College (before transferring to Columbia), classmate Lisa Jack asked if she could take a few photos of him for her portfolio.  Ever the public servant, Obama agreed.  Thankfully for POTUS’ adoring fans, Ms. Jack was able to find the old roll of film in her basement.

(Lisa Jack / Contour by Getty Images)

(Lisa Jack / Contour by Getty Images)

(Lisa Jack / Contour by Getty Images)

(Lisa Jack / Contour by Getty Images)

(Lisa Jack / Contour by Getty Images)

(Lisa Jack / Contour by Getty Images)