Greetings my little pr0n pudding cups! It’s an exciting day here in Washington, DC for we are preparing for a SNOWPOCALYPSE. We may get 5 or more inches of snow – unheard of! Your dear blogger is very excited if you can’t tell. In other Nation’s Capitol news, the official White House Portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama has been unveiled. Let’s have a look.
All due respect, that is one smokin’ First Lady. I mean, she’s like the anti-Barbara Bush (just sayin’!). Okay, time to put on our fashionista caps and give it a critical eye. Good hair? Check. Natural smile? Check. Now this is interesting, she’s wearing a sleeveless dress, but instead of the arm seams going straight up and down, they curve like a capital C and backwards capital C. It’s an interesting detail, and a flattering one. Any other experienced fashionistas out there know about this style?
Apparently the dress was designed by American designer Michael Kors, so maybe we’ll get details later. I’d guess it’s a black wool of some sort. I’m seeing a drop waist seam below her hips, are you? Of course we can’t see the length of the dress, but we’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and assume it ends at the knee.
This is an A+ portrait, and had it been a photograph, it would have been a Home Run, too. Her week in fashion overall has been more uneven.
Here she is at the President’s Congressional Address in plum Narcisso Rodriguez. She apparently caused quite a kerfuffle by showing up to this event sleeveless.
What can I say, DC is a little stuffy fashion wise. Does that matter to you, my pr0n pineapples? What say you, is sleeveless in this situation inappropriate or modern?
There’s a lot to like about this outfit. The color is perfect, and I love the contrast in textures. But, is it me or is this fitting her poorly?
I’m seeing that the blouse part seems to be er…blousing strangely, and the skirt looks too big. Not that I expect what she wears to be skin tight, but you’d think the White House has tailors, no?
On the other hand I love the emerald trapeze dress designed by Stevie Wonder’s wife, Kai Milla. She wore this to the dinner and Stevie Wonder concert at the White House.
I know I said in White House Pr0n that I don’t like true jewel tones on the First Lady, but every rule has an exception, right?
Pr0ners, this is how you do a “young” style, and not look ridiculous. It’s all too easy when wearing a trapeze or baby doll style to look like you’ve just stepped out of kindergarten, or are a shapeless lump. Here though, Mrs. Obama looks fresh and young without being age inappropriate.
The dress is accentuated with a wide black ribbon at the empire waistline, which breaks up the dress nicely, and breaks up her torso nicely. Her jewelry is lusciously simple: a diamond cuff bracelet, and earrings.
I’ll give it an A. It’s not my most favorite style on her, but it works and it’s charming. I can’t complain.
I have several complaints about this Jason Wu dress, and with the exception of her Inaugural Ballgown, this seems to be a theme with me and him. Next time on Shopping Pr0n: Grudgematch, Dinsquared vs. Jason Wu! :D
I don’t hate all of this dress; in fact, I love the style. I like the neckline, I like the bodice pleating detail, and I don’t even mind that it’s below the knee; I think it works here.
My problem is with the color and pattern. Bright purple with dark purple polka dots? Really, Jason Wu? Jason Wu, really?
Is this flattering to you, peanuts? I don’t think the color does anything for her skin; it’s too bright and the dots are just distracting.
Grudgingly, I’m giving this outfit a B+. I really do like the style and the concept. As I like to say: right style, wrong execution.
Here she is on the cover of this week’s People Magazine with a new hairdo. Cute! Sadly, Dinsquared does not approve of the dress she’s chosen.
Remember how I said I liked the Kai Milla dress because it had that big black band to break it up? That’s the first reason I don’t like this dress.
When she wears an empire waist with nothing else to break up the outfit, she looks disproportionately long (I’ve said this before. Nobody listens to me.)
Look at the Jason Wu – it’s probably a natural waist, which breaks her up into equal sections. The Narcisso Rodriguez is a high waist, but not as high as this, and it has the difference in textures to break up the line, and the black Michael Kors has a barely perceivable drop waist, which again breaks her into equal sections.
Third, and throw things if you must, I just don’t like the dress. I usually love Tracy Reese, but this does nothing for me. Final Grade: B.
I’m pleased to tell you all that I’ve saved the best for last. I hope you’re sitting down for this (Of course you’re sitting down. Who stands up at a computer?) because she’s wearing sleeves.
I kid! I kid! She’s got great arms; if she can stay warm going sleeveless in DC in February, more power to her.
Sadly, I have no designer information here. I can only say that she is wearing a grey and black houndstooth suit with a black mock turtleneck, and a large pearl brooch. I’m lovin’ it!
Never fear, for according to my sources her hair is merely pinned back, not cut. What’s really interesting to me is how little makeup she’s wearing. It’s not that she ever wears lots of makeup, but she’s wearing remarkably little here. Thumbs up for a natural, professional look.
I don’t have any full length photos, but there’s nothing that would lead me to believe there’s a thing wrong with this outfit, except maybe her usual dumpy shoes (I said don’t throw things!)
Keeping that in mind, I’m going to knock off a few points and give this a Final Grade of A, rather than A+.
I hope you enjoyed this second, no – third! post on Michelle Obama. My first was Inaugural Pr0n. I enjoy bringing you these posts because the First Lady has so much spectacular fashion pr0n potential. Don’t you think?
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Until next time. It was good for me; tell me, was it good for you?