Couch tomato

The last two times I posted about something Mrs. Obama was wearing, I picked up more than fifty comments, so I figure I may as well work this trend. And this time it’s something I actually sort of like, from her March Vogue cover story:

In J.Crew, from 3-09 Vogue

Yeah, yeah, I know: J.Crew. She plugs them a lot. Then again, despite the oh-so-serious facial expression, she seems more comfortable here than she does in some of those pricey designer duds.

(Seen at Suzette’s, alongside a note to the effect that Jackie would never have sprawled like that.)


  1. Lisa Paul »

    7 April 2009 · 10:36 am

    Charles, you’re really working it. Now if you could find or Photoshop a picture of Mrs. O AND Angie Harmon, you’d really have something.

  2. Tatyana »

    7 April 2009 · 10:50 am

    She can write!
    Or at least pretend she can.

  3. fillyjonk »

    7 April 2009 · 11:24 am

    *sits back with the popcorn and a soda*

    this should be good.

  4. Lisa Paul »

    7 April 2009 · 11:52 am

    Sorry fillyjonk. I’m just concentrating on getting Chaz to post more Angie Harmon pics. It would dovetail with my grassroots efforts to get her back on Law & Order as Assistant DA Abbie Carmichael.

  5. McGehee »

    7 April 2009 · 1:46 pm

    Of course Charles is only doing this because Kay and I have stopped sniping back and forth whenever he posts about Sarah Palin.

  6. Lisa Paul »

    7 April 2009 · 2:11 pm

    That Chaz, he’s a sly one. He plays the nicest guy online, but he’s secretly inciting riots in the blogosphere.

  7. CGHill »

    7 April 2009 · 3:11 pm

    For the moment, John Salmon is your go-to guy for Angie Harmon pix.

  8. Kay Dennison »

    7 April 2009 · 4:21 pm

    Why wouldn’t she be comfortable? J. Crew clothing IS comfortable. I wear it a lot. AND I don’t know who is her fashion consultant but I think someone is making some bad choices for her. I can say that because I. too, am very tall albeit somewhat thinner. I think she should go for more of a simple classic style a la Jackie Kennedy Onassis. It would suit her better. When you’re a tall woman you don’t need loud prints to stand out — you just do whether you want to or not. ‘Sides, solids make you look thinner — and we gals all know that we’re all trying to look thinner. The late Duchess of Windsor said, “One can never be too rich or too thin.” I figure she she should know.

  9. Lisa Paul »

    7 April 2009 · 5:57 pm

    Sigh. Being a short woman, I’ve heard all my life “don’t wear prints, you can’t carry them off. Wear solids, very simple, very classic.” So if I can’t wear them, and tall women can’t wear them, who gets to wear all the fun prints? Years ago my Barbies used to have fun wild printed clothes. Do you have to have that kind of non-realistic body to carry it off?

  10. Suzette »

    7 April 2009 · 6:49 pm

    The most remarkable thing about this photo is that someone has relieved her of the giant plastic brooch that was surely there.

  11. CGHill »

    7 April 2009 · 7:04 pm

    This is why God gave us Photoshop. (And if it wasn’t God, Adobe is in need of some severe attitude adjustment.)

  12. Kay Dennison »

    7 April 2009 · 10:27 pm

    Lisa — Big prints are for sofas & bedspreads. They don’t look good on anybody. Just the take of an old broad who did some time in the rag business and learned a lot from people who know their stuff.

  13. Lisa Paul »

    7 April 2009 · 11:08 pm

    Sigh. But they always look so fun. But maybe that’s the outsider perspective of one who was told she should never wear them.

  14. Sarah »

    8 April 2009 · 9:41 am

    Lisa – if you want to wear big, fun prints, wear them. With all due respect to Ms. Dennison, who cares what the fashion people think?

    I, for one, regret all the years I wasted letting other people shame me and mold me into something I didn’t even necessarily want to be. No mas!

  15. Lisa Paul »

    9 April 2009 · 9:57 pm

    Yes, I could buck conventional wisdom and wear large prints. At 5’2″, I don’t think I’d look like a sofa. But maybe a small love seat.

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