Friday, September 25, 2009

America's Supermodel at the G-20 Summit

If I were mean I'd say that woman on the right looked like Patrick Ewing in a dress. But hey, that's not my style.

If I were really mean, I'd say that woman on the right looks like a wookiee, but that would be raaaaacist, according to certain delicate types (you know who you are).

If I were mean I'd suggest there are NFL teams with linebackers on injured reserve that ought to sign that hulking woman just to add depth.

But hey, that's not my style.

Oddly enough, some suggest she looks better than the actual model to her right, if you can believe it. Check out how hot Carla Bruni looks and consider this insanity.
Michelle's was a bold, bare choice for the G20 crowd. The Times carefully noted in its recap of the event that she wore "straps" and "no stockings" (as if anyone wears stockings these days). But when Carla arrived, they wrote, "Carla Bruni!!!!" adding that she wore "a stunning black silk sheath dress, stops just below the knee." She didn't have on stockings either, but they didn't call her out on it. After last night, the Daily Mail is comparing Carla to Jackie O. So is Carla back on top in the arbitrary battle the press wages between her and Michelle to determine who is the world's most glamorous presidential spouse? Perhaps because she wore sleeves and black? Michelle took a risk, and Carla did what Carla always does. Maybe it's her breathy accent that has the press beside itself? Or maybe if we fawn over Carla for a while, she and Michelle will be forced into the true fashion showdown we're all waiting for. Because in a world with Gossip Girl, they can't be anything other than frenemies.
Most of you had your stomachs churning this morning after we posted this fawning tribute from the NY Daily News, but this may actually be worse.

When I visited the Reagan Library in Simi Valley last year I noticed the display of dresses worn by Nancy Reagan over the years. Mrs. Obama may want to call some of the designers Mrs. Reagan used, if only to save herself further ridicule.

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