Michelle Baryshnikov?

May 20, 2009

Everyone’s favorite FLOTUS hit the NY glamour-ground running Monday when she served as honorary co-chairwoman opening night at the American Ballet Theater, where she was introduced by Caroline Kennedy. 

Anyone got tickets to the gunshow? (Timothy A. Clary/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

Anyone got tickets to the gunshow? (Timothy A. Clary/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

Earlier in the day, Michelle served as ribbon cutter for the reopening of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she rubbed shoulders with the likes of Ralph Lauren, Iman, and Anna Wintour. 

(Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

(Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

(Mike Segar/Reuters)

(Mike Segar/Reuters)

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A Case of Brotherly Love

May 15, 2009

A self-professed White Sox fan, Obama met with underdog World Series winners the Philadelphia Phillies at the White House today.  Ever the appropriate sports team, the Phillies (and shortstop Jimmy Rollins, in particular) gifted our POTUS with a personalized Phillies jersey.  To this Obama joked, “Can I have your ring, too?”  When it came time for photo opps, he hammed “Everyone say cheesesteak.”  (BoL just rolled its collective eyes.)

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama compared himself to the Phillies, saying “Nobody thought I would win, either.”  We did!


Presidential Kicks

April 23, 2009

What do shoes really say about the man? On Monday, POTUS was spotted wearing dress shoes while planting trees in honor of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. POTUS was joined by FLOTUS and Former POTUS Bill Clinton at DC’s very own Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. “Somebody forgot my boots,” Obama joked.  So all this means is that POTUS doesn’t pack his own shoes (and that Reggie Love made a boo-boo).

Putting his Presidential stomp on it. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Putting his Presidential stomp on it. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

This is not the first time that the POTUS’ shoes have been the subject of interest. Last fall, this image appeared of POTUS’ humble campaign shoes, complete with holes in the sole. Do you think it will impede on his ability to walk on water?

Forest Gump has nothing on me; I've walked across the REAL America. (Photo by Callie Shell/Aurora for Time)

Forest Gump has nothing on me; I've walked across the REAL America. (Photo by Callie Shell/Aurora for Time)


Apparently J Crew isn’t “American” enough for de la Renta

April 21, 2009

Just goes to show, you can’t please everyone all the time.  Oscar de la Renta is unhappy with Michelle’s supposed “tendency” towards wearing European designers, as evidenced by the European designers she wore on her recent trip to Europe.  (This is after he complained about her wearing a sweater to Buckingham Palace.)   

Rocking the sweater (AP Photo/John Stillwell)

Rocking the sweater (AP Photo/John Stillwell)

According to WWD, de la Renta said: “Our industry right now is having a very difficult time. I think it would be great if the First Lady dressed in American styles. There are a lot of talented people here too.” 

de la Renta went on “The View” to backpeddle on his opinionated words.