Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Groundbreaking and Very Modern

Secrets revealed about the official Obama Portraits:

First: It was an unfortunate coincidence that the portraits were revealed the same week as the Westminster Dog Show.

Second: They were not the first portraits done of the former First POTUS and FLOTUS. Initially Amy Sherald did a magical portrait of Barack. It was very groundbreaking. And modern.

amy sherald mostly in her headIt was titled “It made sense…mostly in zer mind.” 

And Kahinde Wylie plied his talents on the portrait of Michelle, working title, “The Beard.” Also groundbreaking.


However upon review it was determined that switching the artists out with each other would produce a better final product for the National Portrait Gallery, even thought they wouldn’t be quite as modern, or groundbreaking.

Third: That hot air balloon MO is wearing in her official portrait was actually a made to order designer gown.

[Michelle Obama] is captured in a halter gown printed with geometric shapes. The dress was a bespoke creation from American designer Michelle Smith of the label Milly, based on a look from her Spring 2017 collection.

00-story-MO-Dress-final“The dress also reveals her arms, which I believe is groundbreaking and very modern for a portrait of the First Lady.”

Fourth: Much to my surprise, Michelle Obama still has a stylist on staff!

[Smith] worked on the project alongside Obama’s stylist Meredith Koop. Smith says it was meant to be “a dress that Mrs. Obama could wear in her everyday life, as well as in this iconic portrait.” “It’s made of a stretch cotton poplin print in a clean, minimal, geometric print without a reference to anything past or nostalgic, which gives the dress a very forward-thinking sensibility—this is very Michelle Obama.” [and very modern]

Very Michelle” - I would say so. Butt you don’t think this sense of style comes naturally do you?

michelle-obama4MO and BO, stylin’ in Tuscany, May 2017

Fifth: - and this is important - it could have been worse.

kehinde5Barack, as envisioned by Kehinde Wiley as our #1 savior. And he did it all “according to the book.” Although I doubt we’re talking about the Good Book.

So I hope everyone enjoys Fat Tuesday, or as it’s known in Detroit, paczkis (poonch keys) day.  You will have 6 long weeks of Lent to do penance.


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