Michelle Obama, Risk-Taker

Posted on November 22, 2011

The thing with Shelley is, she’s a risk-taker with her fashion. That means that she’s going to get more attention from the fashion press than any First Lady in recent memory. It also means that she’s going to go out in some highly questionable outfits.


President Barack Obama signs legislation into law that will provide business tax credits to help put veterans back to work during a ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.

Like so. Lorenzo thinks this is interesting to look at and that she deserves a lot of credit for not staying on the narrow style path forged by most of her forebears. Tom agrees on both points, but thinks that “interesting to look at” can often be a euphemism for something that’s not quite attractive to look at and that this awkward getup is exactly that. Kudos to her for not sticking to the sensible suits of previous First Ladies; that’ll always be something about her that we applaud. But the downside to that (and surely something she finds personally very upsetting) is that we won’t always be able to applaud her individual style choices. It’s called “taking a risk” for a reason.


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