Fashion Icon and Busy Mom Michelle Obama joined a group of other political wives to pose for photos at a local food bank yesterday. Displaying once again her playful (translation: like a kindergartner who dressed herself) fashion sense, she went casual and wore her customary too-small sweater, hip-enhancing flood pants and a pair of sneakers that cost $540.00. To work at a food bank.
" ... on her feet, a sneaky splurge: trainers that go for $540. That's
right: These sneakers - suede, with grosgrain ribbon laces and metallic
pink toe caps - are made by French design house Lanvin, one of
fashion's hottest labels."
Are we still doing the Jackie O comparisons? Is that still a thing? Picture Jackie O in those.
The overlooked and underrated Jill Biden was there, too. There must be some kind of deal going on there where Dr. Jill is not allowed to outshine MO. Vivian Vance was contractually obliged to maintain her weight at a minimum of 20 pounds over Lucille Ball's to make Lucy look that much better. I have a feeling that a similar agreement must be going on here - Jill is obliged to hide her classic, tasteful and flattering fashion sense whenever MO is around. This time, though, it leaked out.
At first I felt a little sad that Jill's silver ballet flats made her delicate feet look a bit canoe-ish ... until I saw this shot of them standing near each other.
Man feet! If you didn't already know that was MO standing there, wouldn't you think that might be her brother?
Nope! His feet seem to be smaller than hers. Same big mouth, though.
UPDATE: The internet is abuzz with fascination over MO's shoes - and rightly so. Let's start a compendium:
WIZBANG "Remember when Michelle Obama poo poo'd the Bush stimulus of $600 as
nothing asking what could you buy with that, a pair of earrings?" link
BASEBALL CRANK - "Somehow, no matter what the state of the U.S. economy, the Michelle Obamas in and around the government will always manage to get their fancy French sneakers. I don't begrudge them that - but I do wish they acted as if they felt the same way about the rest of us." link
JAMMIEWEARINGFOOL - Wasn't her husband just saying something about buying American? link
BRUTALLY HONEST -"They're shoes," the First Lady's reps sniffed when curious reporters inquired about the fancy footwear." Yea... just shoes... worn by everyday people every.... er... day... while helping the poor. link
UPDATE 2: In case you forgot what's inside those sneakers: from Putting The Sass In Sasquatch