May 24, 2011

"The tanned Duchess of Cambridge blew Michelle Obama out of the water."

Insane Daily Mail headline. It's supposed to relate to the fashion:
For their first meeting yesterday, Kate wore a simple but stylish £175 bandage dress in fashionable ‘nude’ from Reiss, one of the few truly British fashion brands left on the planet....

Michelle Obama, on the other hand, looked like a little girl in a too short pink bolero (I hate boleros – and only six-year-olds should wear pink!) that my fashion spies tell me is not even vintage, it’s just old. Ouch.
Fashionable nude and impossible pink... apparently.

115 comments:

lewsar said...

ok, so i don't like the first lady's dress all that much either. i'm sure the world will keep turning and such.

fashion statements or critiques, in general, leave me cold.

lewsar said...

speaking of fashion, i have started watching project runway recently, and i do find it strangely compelling. there is a lot of hard work going on, which tends to pique my interest.

that said, my fashion sense boils down to "hot" or "not".

PaulV said...

The duchess would look good in burlap. Rather reasonable dress for a royal. For the advertising she should get it free

edutcher said...

Glad to see somebody's finally said it. That's payback for ya.

PS President Moron blew the toast to the Queen, too.

Somebody tell His Majesty he might want to cut short the junket and come back to the USA before Sunday. Last count was 1500 missing in Joplin.

How do you say, "Heckuva job, Big Sis." in Alinsky?

David said...

Meeeeeow.

Actually Michelle Obama looks very pretty and quite happy in several of the photos. She's nearly 20 years older than the Duchess, and the wife of a Chief of State, not a fashion model or a pretty princess type. She wasn't exactly born and bred to this type of display, and she does not have the perfect body for fashionable clothes. She's too big overall, has a womanly butt, wide shoulders and strong non girly arms.

Dutchess Kate has the perfect model's body, and has been groomed for this role. The dress is extremely flattering to her, and she wears it well.

The people who help Mrs. Obama with wardrobe are not doing her great favors, but overall she looks damn good. I chuckle every time I see a photo of Michelle next to some foreign dignitary, male or female, who look to be about half her size. I wonder what they must think when this bronze amazon first approaches them.

bagoh20 said...

The competition weighs about 90 lbs, so pretty easy to look fashionable. I know nothing of fashion, but to me The Queen was the hottie.

traditionalguy said...

The British media are racists.

MayBee said...

Dutchess Kate has the perfect model's body, and has been groomed for this role.

How, moreso than Michelle Obama?

Dead Julius said...

What's "insane" about that, Althouse?

Kate looks great in a dress whose price is appropriate for the tough economic times in which we lives.

The First Lady looks hideous. And out of touch.

deborah said...

She doesn't have the right body style for the frou-frou bolero.

I'd get rid of it and lengthen the sleeves to 3/4 length, and give her a gauzy stoll.

Troop?

deborah said...

"Kate looks great in a dress whose price is appropriate for the tough economic times in which we lives."

It's pretty good, but puts me in mind of a mummy or old-fashioned zombie.

rcocean said...

1) Insane to you, but very obvious to the Brits. Translation: Classy Brits still superior to vulgar yanks.

2) Of course, some "Yanks" don't really -deep down - think of Michelle as a first lady, to them she's really the Affirmative action First Lady.

IOW, racists.

PS - I think Michelle blew the Limey out of the water.

KitaIkki said...

I don't recall the same fashion obsession when Laura Bush was FLOTUS.

Laura Bush was much more dignified and classy.

Skippy said...

Not so fond of the bolero jacket, but the dress looks nice. Listen, if you've got somewhat wide hips, you may need dresses like those Mrs. Obama wears, with a waist and whatever you call that skirt style. Not everyone can wear your basic sheath. Let's hear what Trooper York says about the body type. Let's see him dress the lady.

deborah said...

What's fugly is the black and white print dress.

MayBee said...

I don't recall the same fashion obsession when Laura Bush was FLOTUS.

Somewhere along the line, Obama's people decided to use Michelle's fashion as one more political tool. It's why we always hear about her less expensive choices when she does a US tv interview/talk show.

d-day said...

Ugh. The bridesmaid dress doesn't even fit Mrs. O. Plus, it's only like 10 times more expensive then Kate's. Typical nouveau riche dress overkill.

The empress wears ugly clothes.

Erica Sloane said...

Kate is hot. Pure and simple.

MadisonMan said...

I like the purple dress better, but either looks fine. Let's see what the Duchess is wearing when she is middle-aged.

garage mahal said...

No doubt insane. So let's start a thread on Michelle Obama.....thoughts?

MayBee said...

They could have compared Michelle to Camilla.

I'd be crushed to have to sit through a State Dinner watching all the other girls get to wear tiaras.

rcocean said...

BTW, can you imagine a liberal defending Laura Bush against a British attack? Of course not. Lefties don't even think of themselves as Americans.

Isn't that right George?

rcocean said...

I feel funny defending Michelle "Goddamn America" Obama. Maybe, I'm too patriotic.

Carol_Herman said...

Oh, maybe it sounds different when said with a british accent?

They also said the Duchess was wearing nude. (And, almost disappeared because she didn't put on any weight during her honeymoon.)

Deliciously pretty woman. Glad she passed the queen's inspection. And, yes. Glad she's willing to go through so much to become a Duchess. And, one day, to wear the crown of England.

What got to me, though, is that Catherine was carrying her purse. Sure. I guess she didn't want to "shake hands." But who carries a purse around the house?

garage mahal said...

Get it out of your system rcocean...

Palladian said...

Hmmm...

Ann Althouse said...

The headline is "insane" to me because of the violent phrase "blew... out of the water" and the assumption that these women are there to be in a vicious competition with each other.

By the way, I don't find the Duchess very attractive. She's emaciated and lipless.

Ann Althouse said...

"But who carries a purse around the house?"

It's all about tampons and lipstick, I presume. Maybe glasses or eyedrops. Eyeliner pencil.

Luther said...

It is not fair to compare Kate to Michelle. Clothes do not make the woman. As in these pictures are clearly biased, not intentionally, toward youth.

Though, looking at both purely as as example, I'm tending to think I'd much prefer Kate to Michelle. Based on so little as a certain warmth, or sincerity, in the smile.

Really though, I'd take Pippa.

I could also be full of shit, of course. Lured by great legs, etc.

Carol_Herman said...

Catherine's dress is from a British designer: Reiss.

It costs $375 off the rack. And, the designer's site crashed because of the traffic.

Chase said...

Oh.

My.

Gosh!


The President blew the toast to the Queen! Big Time!!

To all the people who tell us how smart Barack Obama is and have to insert how dumb W was . . .

Watch this: Self Important Obama blowing it before the world (again)!

First the Israel speech disaster and now THIS!

Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha


DELICIOUS! What a maroon!

Luther said...

"She's emaciated and lipless."

That's a bit harsh, I think. Besides, you're not a man. We'll decide that part, right.

Chase said...

Seriously..
Just pause 10 seconds and imagine if the very same mistake/stupidity was done in the very same situation bu George W Bush.

Would it be all over the news? Ridiculed by the Main Stream Media?

You KNOW it wouod be.

And yet, from the Main Stream Media (read "liberal lackeys") on this:






(crickets)

Palladian said...

"It's all about tampons and lipstick, I presume. Maybe glasses or eyedrops. Eyeliner pencil."

Hand sanitizer. Mace. Brass knuckles. Klonopin. St Swithin's finger bone. Anusol. 1066 fairies dancing on the head of a pin. Tinned pilchards. Cocaine. A rosary.

shiloh said...

Speaking of trolls er changing the subject lol

Oh.

My.

Gosh!


The President blew the toast to the Queen! Big Time!!

To all the people who tell us how smart Barack Obama is and have to insert how dumb W was . . .

Watch this: Self Important Obama blowing it before the world (again)!

First the Israel speech disaster and now THIS!

Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha


DELICIOUS! What a maroon!
~~~~~


Indeed AA, your conservative lemmings are damn impressive!

Ralph L said...

I wish Michelle would let Kate get to the tamales before she faints.

Barry wrote "24 May 2008" in the Westminster Abbey guestbook.
Bet that will make the network news.

Conserve Liberty said...

Michelle is no lady, First or otherwise.

shiloh said...

Seriously AA, is Chase off his medication.

MayBee said...

Michelle and Carla had a "Fashion Face-off". Violent femmes!

Palladian said...

I think Barack will warm up to the English a bit when he realizes the advantages of a society based upon completely merit-less elevation, social control and Jew-hating.

Ralph L said...

A rosary.
Horrors! A Papist!
In the Royal Family!

Luther said...

Chase. Thanks.

The man is clueless and hired bad help.

James said...

"the assumption that these women are there to be in a vicious competition with each other."

I think that is the case in Michelle Obama's case. She has put herself out there as a style maven and is constantly wearing high fashion clothing that is extremely expensive and often rather unflattering to her figure.

On the other hand Kate has the appearance of someone who is far more comfortable with her appearance and does not need to wear a dress costing thousands to make an impression on the people she meets.

Michelle wears a very expensive and extremely exclusive dress to emphasize that she is someone important and special compared to everyone else. She was shown up by a pretty girl in a department store frock.

deborah said...

omg, why can't the state department prep him properly?

shiloh said...

completely merit-less elevation, social control and Jew-hating.

Indeed, that's why they maintain their pointless monarchy. What's not to like about being born a queen lol.

If Kate and William go bust, so too will the uppity/pompous royal family.

>

ok, ok, the royal family is good for tourism and comics ...

deborah said...

lol Palladian...(purse contents)

Nate Whilk said...

"Bridesmaid dress" is exactly what I thought of when I saw MO's pink jacket.

And doesn't the pink kind of clash with the light blue dress?

I wouldn't care at all about anything she wears but for the fact that the liberal fashionistas have been rhapsodizing over her supposedly wonderful fashion sense.

Conserve Liberty said...

@Carole_Hermann @Althouse:

What got to me, though, is that Catherine was carrying her purse. Sure. I guess she didn't want to "shake hands." But who carries a purse around the house?

To my eye the Duchess is generally attractive, but then I've always been drawn to tall and thin.

When entertaining --

A lady carries a small handbag.

A gentleman carries a thin billfold in the breast pocket of his jacket.

The Queen hangs a larger bag off her elbow. She's allowed.

Carol_Herman said...

Breitbart provides a link to the toast. (I blame the Mossad for cuing the band to start playing too early.) While Queen Elizabeth looks rather disengaged while Obama was actually toasting. (She seemed to be looking for something to eat, around her plate, there.)

This is how Breitbart describes the faux pas:



President Obama gave this toast to Queen Elizabeth II and guests at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace Tuesday. After the president took a long pause, the orchestra starting playing "God Save the Queen" presumably too soon. The President continued speaking over the anthem, causing an awkward moment at the elegant dinner.

Kevin Walsh said...

Kate Middleton looks like she could use a few eel pies. She looks skeletal.

www.forgotten-ny.com

Carol_Herman said...

Women carry purses indoors? REALLY?

News to me. And, I'm 72.

Maybe, Catherine just wants to keep her cell phone near?

Maybe, there will be a new trend at cocktail parties?

Maybe, the purse holds a tampon? Most in that royal household are menopausal.

And, the "good news" is that Barry used index cards ... which he mismanaged ... Which made me miss Ronald Reagan all the more.

I have no idea what the queen was searching for around her plate. Buckingham Palace actually looks like a grand hotel. Living there must have its drawbacks.

I wonder, too, if a rental company comes in with the tables and chairs. And, I bet actually eating there had most people too worried about food falling on their clothes.

While what if tiaras pinch your head?

Lots of pomp. Not so much "meaning."

JAL said...

omg, why can't the state department prep him properly?

They fired all the protocol people in the State Department so the President could hire his "Director of Progressive Media & Online Response."

AKA the blogger shutter upper. (Not to mention Jake Tapper will be reassigned.)

"According to The Huffington Post, Lee will essentially be responsible for building up Obama’s online presence as he prepares for his reelection bid, and squashing any negative stories." <-- See. No more he doesn't know what year it is stories, no he offended the Brits by screwing up the toast stories, no 1967 throw the Israelis under the bus stories, no iPod speech stories, no unplayable my favorite DVD gift stories, no 57 states stories, no corpseman stories, no counting the I, me, my stories ....

That's why. Besides he's the smartest man in any room, and who is Emily Post and why should I care? ("I'll bow to the Saudi prince if I darned well want to!!!")

wv cimychi - ? said Al Gore to the massage therapist.

shiloh said...

From tanned Kate to Al Gore's massage therapist ...

A certain symmetry.

kimsch said...

He should have stopped talking when God Save the Queen started up, then continued when it was done. But perhaps he thought they were playing My Country, 'Tis of Thee...

Palladian: LOL at the photos.

Maybe if they keep telling us how fashionable Michelle is we'll believe it. Like they keep telling how brilliant and wonderful a speaker Barry is. Nah...

wv: watoliti

deborah said...

thx JAL.

Titus said...

Kate Middleton is fucking hot.

Michelle is not.

Any woman standing next to Kate Middleton is going to look like shit.

pbAndj said...

I'm guessing that the big problem associated w/ owning gold furniture is that it's hard to throw out. Doing so would seem wasteful. And, it's probably especially hard to toss this stuff if it's been in the fam for a bit, as this stuff probably has.

Or, maybe these folks keep this furniture because they actually like it. Maybe that new gal is all, "I'm royalty, so of course I need a gold chair." And, "Look at me, my chairs are gold, that means I'm classy."

It all seems a little too Trumped.

Different folks for different folks.

andinista said...

Insane? The panic level is rising. BarryO wrote " May 24, 2008" in the guestbook. Nobody makes mistakes like that. Nobody.

He's either Chauncy Gardner, or a stoner and back on the ganga, or he's being a deliberate a-hole. And McCain/Palin would have been worse!

Hey rubes, great choice for a President! BarryO makes a speech, everybody yawns, the President of little tiny Israel shows up the next day and takes him to the woodshed and gets standing ovations in Congress. And now, his wife's ambitions have fallen so far as to just be the chocolate JackieO. Jeez, this is gonna get worse.

Valentine Smith said...

Obama married his fther.

Valentine Smith said...

That's fther as in daddy.

Chase said...

And in other news,

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel delivered an inspiring speech to Congress that was , again, a lesson to the young, inexperienced President of the United States. The speech was interrupted by 29 full bipartisan standing ovations (Let's see, that's at ;east 4 more partial standing O's the Pres got in the last State of the Union).

And - all done without once disparaging or ambushing the President.


So - it's clear. after this week of Obama faux pas:

- poorly thought out and poorly received Middle East speech

- major social faux pas (2!) so far in England

- and that's just in 6 days(!)

The answer is plain.

Obama needs to be regularly schooled by Bibi.


Any chance Netanyahu was actually born in the USA?



PS to Shiloh,

Call me a troll if you like, but I've been here for 6 years. How about you, sweetheart?

So happy to see your buns burned and you lose it so radically when your President makes a fool of himself.

Get ready - more Obamaisms coming down the pike . . .

Delicious!

Chip Ahoy said...

The Duchess is a very practical woman. Purse contents:

* Ronco pocket fisherman
* Magnalight flashlight
* Bicycle tire pump
* Swiss Army knife
* Allen wrench set
* Jaffa cakes
* Battenberg
* Lee press-on nails
* L'eggs hose
* scrunchy
* Neco candy necklace
* Transformer watch
* tube socks.
* dog biscuits for the queens corgis
* box of Pop Rocks

Dead Julius said...

Kate is lovely. Totally classy in meeting the First Lady of America, and totally in-touch with what's appropriate attire in light of the current economic climate.

Did you know she was out doing her own grocery shopping earlier this month? And she looking brilliantly happy doing it.

Why does Michelle Obama always look so dour?

PatCA said...

Michelle's fashion style is that new anti-fashion style, like mixing up weird colors and accentuating your body even if it's not shaped in the classic sense. I don't like it but that's me.

At least she didn't wear the belt.

shiloh said...

Call me a troll if you like, but I've been here for 6 years. How about you, sweetheart?

One of the unique troll qualities is they never leave. lol

Congrats!

And the only recent "buns burned" were Corwin losing in heavily Rep NY-26 as the Rep hierarchy spin machine spun into action ...

btw, nice hat.

BenJCarter said...

At least she didn't vomit on the Prime Minister of Japan.


This our First Lady. We Elected her husband, and she represents us.


I thought fashion stopped at the border.


There are MANY things of more substance upon which to be spending precious thinking.


I think this is superfluous.

ic said...

Fashion could be expensively ugly, or tastefully chic. In other words, money cannot buy elegance.

Fortunately, Mrs. C's more expensive dress is even uglier than Mrs. O's.

I still think Condi's fashion was the best. Her long black coat, knee high black boots, contrasted with the troops in desert fatigues and a red-blue-white flag in the background.

Chase said...

Shiloh Dearest,

Certainly you are not congenitally dishonest like the Democrats who ran a Democrat as the Tea Party Candidate - someone who previously ran as a D3emocrat until this year and was not even endorsed by the Tea Party?

In other words - a typical dishonest Democrat dirty trick.

There was no referendum on anything here. Just typical everyday dishonest Democrat politics.


But the question Shiloh - before I turn in for the night out here in the beautiful West being-turned-into-a-third-world-country by Democrats (again, congenitally dishonest Democrats) - is:

Do you believe in winning at any cost - even dishonesty? Out and Out lying?

Thanks for the compliment about the hat. I wear it always. Mrs. Chase likes it when I wear it in the shower.

el polacko said...

we're constantly told that michelle is the second coming of the fashionable jackie O ... but every time i see a pic of her, i bust out in laughter at how ridiculous she looks in her sleeveless, gaudily patterned sundresses, bag lady sweaters (worn two or three at a time), plastic belts, plastic jewelry, and sandals. what a classless embarrassment she is as first lady! of course, her 'brilliant' husband doesn't even know what year it is so i guess it's a match made in heaven.

Jennifer said...

Well, it's tough to compete with a model thin 20 year old. But, the first lady does have a tendency to gravitate toward little kids clothes. I'd think you'd hate that, Althouse, given your aversion to childishly dressed men in shorts.

My five year old would LOVE the shiny, pink bolero. When Mrs. Obama wears simple, chic sheathes, she looks quite fashionable. When she wears pretty princess frocks, she looks a bit ridiculous.

alppuccino said...

FWIW Chase, I don't think you're really hearing what shiloh is telling you.

It's a good bet that when Michelle was crowned "Most Beautiful First Lady in the History of First Ladies and Classiest Too", shiloh's comments tended toward "God! It's so refreshing to have a FLOTUS with a young progressive sense of style! Finally!"

But a flowery print with traffic cone orange spike heels to a posthumous MOH ceremony, golden sneakers and bedazzeled baseball cap to feed the homeless, and a collection of 8-inch-wide plastic brelts later, shiloh's mode d'comment becomes "Seriously? Can we not find something more important to talk about than Michelle's wardrobe? Seriously? Can we not?"

So with shiloh's 180 degree turnaround (or as Barack would say 'a 360 degree turnaround), shiloh tells you that Michelle is indeed an embarrassment and the subject needs to be changed immediately. Fixing what happened in the 8 years prior to the last 3 is too important to be distracted by what's happening this week. Every golf hole could provide the much-needed relaxation that will free Obama's cluttered-with-complexity mind so that he can come up with another slogan and save our land.

Steve Koch said...

Catherine weighed about 100 pounds on her wedding day and is 5'10". That is way, way too thin.

The first lady is big and horsey but is pretty fit (especially for a 47 year old woman). I feel sorry for her that everybody judges her on her appearance.

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Don't Tread 2012 said...

@shiloh

"And the only recent "buns burned" were Corwin losing in heavily Rep NY-26 as the Rep hierarchy spin machine spun into action ..."

I live in the 26th and followed the proceedings all along. Here are my observations:

Jack Davis, former Democrat, and, by many accounts, confirmed nut job, successfully played the spoiler in this one. It was his 4th attempt to buy his way into a seat. He garnered about 9000 votes, Corwin lost by some 5000 in a district whose rolls indicate about +35K in terms of Repub registration. Corwin hurt herself by not immediately firing a lackey that tried to embarrass Davis, goading him on camera into a 'fight' (wasn't a fight but a staged stunt).

Kathy Hochul, the Democrat, really had the better resume' in my opinion. She has some conservative blood in her, which ultimately got her the nod, not her dem label. She's done a great job standing up for citizens in the face of heavy regulation and additional fees and taxes at the DMV.

I think alot of my neighbors, primarily conservatives and not repubs/rinos, took this into consideration which I don't disagree with.

I think Kathy was the best choice here. And I generally do not vote democrat.

As far as your 'spin machine' reference, dems are the master spinners so I guess you would know. Suffice it to say I am not surprised by the results. If repubs expect to retain seats/make gains moving forward, they need stronger candidates if they want to compete with the democrat machine that has a death grip on the fiscal death-spiralling New York State.

TWM said...

Like her husband, Michelle is the exact opposite of what the media claims she is. The truth is Barry is not particularly smooth or bright and she is not particularly attractive and has crappy fashion sense.

Milwaukee said...

Michelle was put into a talented in gifted program in the 5th grade because of her minority status and her father being a Democratic party hack, which also explains his well paid job. No doubt she got into Princeton on Affirmative Action. No wonder she disliked the students who got there on talent and resented those there by Affirmative Action. She has been touted for her brilliance, but we haven't really seen much. She does have well toned arms. She was promoted by the fawning press as a style plate to rival Jackie. (As Caroline Kennedy is but 5 months older than me, I don't remember Jackie's style. But the press fawned over her too.) Since the press has pumped up MO's fashion, it is only fitting she receive criticisms for it.

Michelle went to a food bank in $600 shoes. Really? One time food bank appearances are all about the photo-op. Show up weekly and then I'll be impressed. She, like her husband, is an empty suit. Law school grad? I'm not impressed. Most law schools let the admissions department do the hard work. Professors figure you got in, they'll see that you get out, especially the Affirmative Action students. Professors aren't there to "weed" people out.

Milwaukee said...

Ann Althouse said...

The headline is "insane" to me because of the violent phrase "blew... out of the water" and the assumption that these women are there to be in a vicious competition with each other.

By the way, I don't find the Duchess very attractive. She's emaciated and lipless.


Yeah. More of that "violent" rhetoric you liberals despise. See above comment: Michelle has been trumpeted as being a fashion leader, and she was thumped by a younger woman. Women of a certain age find it much easier to be attractive than those who are older. Look at our movie stars: men hang around for ever, and the window of opportunity for women is much smaller.

Ann: that was pretty catty. Audrey Hepburn had the same lips and body shape. And she was hot. Michelle has a large bottom.

I don't remember any other first lady being promoted for her looks, except Jackie. But then Jackie used to wear a dress once and then sell it. She had very expensive taste, which really isn't the same thing as style.

Milwaukee said...

Did anybody else sit up and notice when President Obama said of his wife "You don't want to get between her and a tamale."? The poor woman must be bored out of her gourd in the White House, trapped by adoring fans. What sort of husband would say something like that in the presence of others? Or even aloud?

A standard of rotten to be compared only with Bill Clinton. Cheating on your spouse is much more insulting, but might be easier to ignore.

I figure BHO plays so much golf to get away from MO.

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AllenS said...

I just returned from my morning chores. I wore my usual early day clothes, which is sweats. Army sweatpants, 82nd Abn. Div. sweatshirt. It's cool out this morning, and when I start my work day, I'll wear coveralls. While I'm certainly not a fashion expert, I wear what I do because of the work that I do. My clothes are practical. If I need to dress nice, I'll wear some slacks, knit shirt and a sport jacket. I was thinking about Michelle, and her clothes make no sense. They're just not practical. Look at that stupid short arm lengthed jacket. It has no purpose. No functionality.

Kimberly said...

Normally, I would be the last person to defend Michelle Obama. But my body type is not that much different from hers, so I feel her pain when it comes to finding sophisticated dresses. The article's insulting line, "but does the First Lady not realise that volume (ie, a puffed-out skirt) has become as unfashionable as snow-washed denim" is just an example of typical British press bitchery. When you have a real booty, you can't wear a bandage dress without looking like you're on the stroll. Full skirts are the best friend of a woman with an hourglass figure.

The bolero's got to go, though.

alppuccino said...

Look at that stupid short arm lengthed jacket. It has no purpose. No functionality.

It does if you want to make your huge butt look much farther away from your shoulders.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... . She's too big overall, has a womanly butt, wide shoulders and strong non girly arms...."

All that was missing was Austin Powers saying: She's a man baby!

Sorry but Michelle is not the least bit attractive. The ones who insist she is probably also think President Teutonic Shift is brilliant.

God save the Queen indeed. Christ, Disney park employees get better diplomatic training than this guy.

Martha said...

Kate is way too thin. She looks almost anorexic yet the commenters here extoll that look as HOT.

That look may be HOT but that weight is not healthy. Without adequate subcutaneous fat women do not ovulate.
Please, Kate, eat a meal or two---fashion be damned!

Hoosier Daddy said...

..well, it's tough to compete with a model thin 20 year old...'

Nonsense. Jen Aniston, Diane Lane, Linda Fiorantino 2 in their 40s and one over 50 and all three smoking hot.

Paco Wové said...

They both look awful. Kate's a broomstick wrapped in beige sofa fabric, and Michelle -- well, what the hell is that thing she's wearing? Surely she could have picked up something more flattering at a Wal-Mart or Target somewhere.

DaveW said...

I agree with the professor that Catherine is too thin. She looks anorexic to me. I don't think that looks good on women and I think it's a shame they think they need to look like that.

I don't think there's much you could do to make MO's 56" butt look good. She's just a big woman. But I think it would be a lot smarter to dress her down a good bit, lose those enormous heels for example, and put her in a less pretentious outfit. That might help. Her thighs are bigger around than my waist.

I've seen her look a lot better than she does in those photos, but that isn't saying much.

FUBAR said...

My understanding is that Michelle tried to eat Kate because she mistook Kate for an appetizer.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...Did anybody else sit up and notice when President Obama said of his wife "You don't want to get between her and a tamale."...'

Didn't Michelle say once that Obama was stinky? Maybe the tamale comment was payback.

Yes Kate could add a few pounds but shes still hot.

rdkraus said...

Kate = hot, despite being on the thin side. Plus, she has the kind of looks that don't fade much with age.

Women's clothes - not my area of expertise, just glad I don't have to wear them. I thought they both looked fine, clothes-wise; just some home town cheering by the Daily Mail.

Milwaukee said...


Nonsense. Jen Aniston, Diane Lane, Linda Fiorantino 2 in their 40s and one over 50 and all three smoking hot.


Are these exceptions which prove the rule?

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...Are these exceptions which prove the rule?..."

No, just examples. I see 40+ year old hotties in the gym every day. One trainer is 47 and is drop dead gorgeous with a killer body. One can compete with the 20 somethings but it just may take more effort.

TWM said...

"Full skirts are the best friend of a woman with an hourglass figure."

It's not her figure, it's her fashion sense. It's no doubt difficult for a typical woman to find clothes that flatter a hard to flatter body on a budget, but this woman has plenty of money. You're telling me she can't find someone to make flattering clothes for her?

Sure she can. She just has horrible taste and no amount of money can fix that.

TWM said...

"All that was missing was Austin Powers saying: She's a man baby!"

Well, she's certainly the more manly of the two of them.

Old RPM Daddy said...

Oh for Pete's sake! I'm no fashion maven, but I thought they both looked alright. Of course, if they were holding a "who looks skinny and young" contest, I'd guess the skinnier and younger woman would win every time.

But as previous commenters have noted, that Katie really needs to go for seconds on the pie, or flan, or whatever the hell it is they call it over there.

Hoosier Daddy said...

As for Kate's weight, is it possible our view is skewed based on being a supersized country? I mean Michelle thinks we are to fat hence her "fight against obesity".

Shanna said...

Michelle is always dressing too young! I think that's my chief fashion complaint with her. That and the grandma's couch patterns. When she doesn't make either of those missteps she tends to look great.

Shanna said...

Although now that I can see the picture I actually think I like that dress (although it may have something to do with my love of the color green!). The pink shawl thing was stupid, though. And the other pink dress was paired with navy? Blech.

sepepp said...

I must say, I definitely prefer the fashion choices of the Duchess of Cambridge over that of Michelle Obama, but as they say, to each his/her own....

On the (attempted) toast by Obama to HRM-- that could very well be the product of his genetically programmed hatred for "Brittania" in general, documented from his grandfather's participation in the Kenyan rebellions against British involvement there-- if Obama were attempting to cash in on the "Anglophilia" popularity generated from the recent marriage festivities there, then he failed, miserably.....

madAsHell said...

The contents of her purse?

.38

Phil 3:14 said...

There's something very odd about Americans conservatives writing snark about a US president and 1st lady committing fashion and etiquette faux pas around British royalty. T. Coddington Van Voorhees would be so proud of us.

Lombardi Chick said...

At least she didn't vomit on the Prime Minister of Japan.

I was about to defend Mrs. Obama (a little - I do think the fawning American press praises anything she puts on, no matter how ugly or unflattering), but now I think I'll pass.

If she'd vomited on someone, I could forgive her that - as rarely do people publicly vomit on purpose.

That said: I think the Duchess is a beautiful woman, and I love her dress.

Phil 3:14 said...

This is why we should never elect Chris Christie to the high, important and fashionable office of President of the United States

FUBAR said...

Phil 3:14 said...

This is why we should never elect Chris Christie to the high, important and fashionable office of President of the United States


Or is it why we shouldn't let you vote?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Michelle Obama could be much nicer looking even with her unfortunate physical shape.

She can't help her ginormous butt and thighs. Those are genetic. She is a very tall and athletically built woman. Dressed strategically she could look very nice. Her skin tone is great for certain colors......pastels are NOT those colors.

However, she can dress more appropriately. Unfortunately....she doesn't.

The ugly bride's maid dress and a bolero that is too small and not flattering at all. Doesn't she have ANYONE who can advise her? Maybe she does but won't listen.

The woman is an embarrassment to our country as First Lady.

The President is even worse. Obama and his entire administration is an embarrassment. Do we not have an office of Protocol????? Someone to tell them what to do. How to act when in a foreign country. What words mean in other languages (reset button).

What a bunch of maroons. Can we please get these people to exit stage left? And soon.

AllenS said...

I just took the coveralls off and put on a pair of Dickies bibs. I'm working up a sweat.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I just took the coveralls off and put on a pair of Dickies bibs. I'm working up a sweat

Too much information.

LordSomber said...

I suggest Michelle and her Kmart Jaclyn Smith Collection outfit... stay the hell away from Derek Zoolander.

Matt said...

Headline not so "insane" when taken in the context of the overwrought "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" tone of the whole article. And also considering the mention in the first paragraph of nuclear submarine funding cutbacks, which are apparently a very current, very contentious subject of discussion in England at the moment...
It's a fashion press celebrity media article. Not political commentary.

Joe said...

Michelle Obama tends to look frumpy. She has poor taste in clothes and fashion and hasn't found someone who does have taste (or she has and doesn't listen to them.)

I find Kate too thin and rather average looking, but have been quite impressed with her subdued fashion sense. Yes, she has advisors, but she also clearly understands what works on her.

Joe said...

And to be fair, I thought Michelle Obama looked great in her blue and purple outfit (and much better than Samantha Cameron.)

bourgjm said...

What I thought was funny is that the Duchess even met with Michelle Obama since they were totally snubbed from the wedding. You know Michelle is still urning up about that.

Christy said...

Lipless!! Disdain for liplessness is probably the most racist thing I have ever read on this blog. Just imagine the converse declaration.

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