So, don’t tell me that having an in-house public relations staff doesn’t pay off! Look at the booty we just pulled in:
BEST DRESSED 2009, VOTEZ POUR VOTRE PRÉFÉRÉE !
The French couture Bible, Elle magazine, honored Lady M as the winner in the "political chic" category of their best dressed list. Wow! Once again, a well oiled campaign and staffers who are willing to do whatever it takes to win have paid off big. MO even edged out the home-town fav, France’s own first lady, Carla Bruni Sarkozy!!! Sweet! Or should I say “douceur de vivre “?
The magazine said it focused on bold style this year, noting, “Mrs. Obama resembles no one else. Her style is unique, and she encourages young designers.”
Elle also praised Obama for adding a new item to the classic first lady’s wardrobe: the cardigan sweater. “She has succeeded in imposing the waisted cardigan as official dress.”
How clever of the French fashionistas to find the two categories that Lady M positively OWNS: bold and “
wasted waisted” cardigans!
Here we see both “bold” and “unique” in one outfit.
Big Guy still has some matches from a campaign swing through Park City, UT back in ’08 (I think you all know by now that BO smokes, right? I’m not letting the cat out of the bag am I?). They’re from a little French Bistro called “Easy Street” ( BO’s theme song), and are imprinted with the bistro’s motto “We’re so French we hate ourselves." Well, I guess.
I hope Carla doesn’t feel too bad about the snub. At least she came in second. I, on the other hand didn’t even get an honorable mention. I rather thought the editors at Elle might have given a little nod to my trompe-l’oeil work.
Frogs: they’re just silly little people who think they’re better than everyone else. But you get used to it after awhile.
H/T Breeze, who has her own name now!