Sluts. Or maybe Posh Sluts for wearing great clothes while doing it (or nothing at all), new word for women being watched by the government, SLUTS or Prospective SLUTS…I guess that’s what we are for demanding privacy in our homes. According to Rush Limbaugh we should just take our birth control pills and give free porn to the government, after all, it’s a free country and they deserve to watch.
Isn’t that what security clearance is for? We should all turn our lives into the True-woman show and allow the government to watch with popcorn and scream via closed circuit when they don’t like what we are doing.
Welcome to the future. The government is always looking for a reason to get some free puss puss and apparently the Secret Service is already paying for it. Why pay for what you can get for free. If we don’t take back our civil liberties now, we won’t continue to have them for long. So enjoy the lights off, but remember, the camera is on.
Someone ask Barack Obama how many times he’s seen me naked.
We’ve watched enough CSI, Criminal Minds, and spy films to set off a sense of heightened, albeit sometimes irrational paranoia about whom we’re sending messages to and what it is we’re saying, but when life starts to imitate art in this respect we have to draw the line. The Obama Administration wants to further develop the government’s ability to conduct invasive surveillance, and to say that we’re not too fond of this idea is a gross understatement. According to recent news the Obama administration wants to do a full back-door overhaul of the internet to allow the FBI and whatever other government agencies exist that we’re being kept in the dark of to violate our civil rights and spy on our personal conversations. From BlackBerrys to Twitter and Skype no corner of the internet will be safe for real freedom of expression if they go ahead with this proposal. We’ve had enough censorship to last a lifetime and this bright idea is going to wreck what little we have left of our right to freedom of speech. This whole threat of constant surveillance thing might have worked in prisons to keep inmates in line for decades but the fact remains we’re not in prison, we’re not criminals, and we’ve done nothing to warrant being spied on. Instigating this surveillance program is akin to slapping us all with ankle bracelets and microphones, accessories we’re none too fond of. Didn’t the Obama administration promise to rectify the civil rights violations of the Bush era? It seems we fooled ourselves into believing that things would ever change. We’d like to keep on being posh and glamorous without the threat of the FBI hanging over our shoulder, so thanks Obama Admin, but no thanks. The American Civil Liberties Union has started a petition to have this ridiculous idea buried in the dirt where it belongs. Click here to sign it.
Monday morning’s inauguration festivities were not short on stars or style. From the performers to the guests, everyone was in their Monday best. Katy Perry, who attended the event with boyfriend John Mayer, looked subdued and artsy in Rodarte. The songstress, who performed at Saturday’s Kids’ Inaugural Concert, wore an orange and black striped coat and a matching dress underneath from the designers Fall/Winter 2012 collection. She topped off the outfit with black boots, black sunglasses, and a black fedora. Although the colors are typically Halloween-y, this outfit is most definitely not. It’s so good, in fact, that I’m almost positive Taylor Swift will soon write a song bashing it.
Beyonce, who performed the National Anthem for the occasion, wore a beautiful black velvet and chiffon beaded gown from Emilio Pucci’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection. Accompanied by the U.S. Marine Band, Beyonce blew the crowd (and TV veiwers worldwide) away with her voice and dazzled them with her dress, which she paired with emerald green (the color of the year) earrings. The chiffon cutouts gave the gown some added sexiness while the beading lent some glamorous sparkle. When not performing, she topped off the outfit with a luxurious black Dior fur coat and accessorized with her husband, Jay-Z (do I smell a best dressed couple competition?). If you want Beyonce’s look but don’t exactly have a Pucci budget, Maggy London has a beautiful take on the dress. Their version is shorter (mid-thigh) with three-quarter length sleeves, but at $158 it’s an unbeatable way to get Beyonce’s look for less.
In other Pucci news, the Italian design house has just released the ad campaign for their Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Set to debut in February, the campaign, which features Pucci girl Amber Velletta, showcases some of the most amazing pieces from the collection. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, who photographed the Fall campaign as well, shot the photos on location at the Villa D’Este in Rome. The background in the photos is so quintessentially Italian that it looks like it’s straight out of Romeo and Juliet. Complete with old fountains covered in moss, crumbling stone stairways, and lush greenery, it’s the perfect compliment to the classic sexiness that the line exudes. The only way you know you’re not in medieval Italy is because the clothes have a definitively modern look.
Amber Velletta, the star of the campaign, looks stunning in a white tunic worn over white pants with white shoes in one shot. In another, she leans against a pillar in a black long-sleeved mini dress, complete with a turtleneck collar, bell sleeves, and gold detailing. Lastly, she lounges next to a fountain wearing a floor length dress in black, white, and varying shades of pink. Her red lips, slicked back blonde hair, and flawless makeup add to her clearly natural beauty. The Revenge star was the model for the Fall 2012 campaign as well, and clearly she is everything that the Pucci girl represents: graceful, sensual, and beautiful.
We were experiencing a slight case of déjà vu last night as Michelle Obama dazzled us in yet another Jason Wu stunner. For the evening portion of the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, Mrs. Obama wore a red chiffon and velvet gown by the designer, who also designed her white inauguration gown four years ago. Obama paired the gown with red Jimmy Choo heels and a Kimberly McDonald diamond ring.
President and First Lady Obama attended the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball at the beginning of the evening, where they shared their first dance together this term. “Ladies and gentlemen, my better half, and my dance partner, Michelle Obama,” President Obama said as he brought his wife on stage. The two danced to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” performed by singer Jennifer Hudson.
The second Ball of the night was the Inaugural Ball held at the Convention Center. Here, more than 30,000 guests watched as the Obamas danced again to Jennifer Hudson. This ball, which first took place in 2009, is open to the public with tickets that cost as low as $60. Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, and Stevie Wonder performed, among others.
Thanks to his white gown that he designed for Michelle Obama for the 2008 Inaugural Ball, housewives and soccer moms all over America know Wu's name and are fans of his designs. André Leon Talley, editor-at-large of Vogue, introduced Wu to Mrs. Obama and she is said to be a career-launcher for him. While some designers submitted multiple designs for consideration, the red gown was the only one submitted by Wu. Just like the rest of us, he had no idea Michelle chose his dress for the event until she appeared on stage Monday night.
The red gown from Monday night’s festivities was decorated around the neckline by real diamonds. The added glitz not only added some glamour to the ensemble, but also lent an air of maturity and confidence to Michelle, who has become a fixture in fashion magazines and blogs worldwide. This is definitely an appropriate look for the night. It’s vibrant and classy, but at the same time subdued, and the way it flowed behind her as she walked down the stairs onto stage for she and her husband’s first dance was breathtaking. Ahhhhh!
Cut to the chase: One thing we couldn’t help but notice about the First Lady’s overall appearance was her bangin’ bangs. Mrs. Obama, who has had basically the same shoulder length haircut throughout her husband’s presidency, recently had a little style makeover in the form of fringe. Everyone’s completely obsessed with it and it’s easy to see why: she looks younger and her face looks slimmer. Who doesn’t want that? Many women, especially those who are middle-aged like Michelle might be a bit weary of chopping off some of their hair like that, but Mrs. Obama is clearly a bossy, no-nonsense lady who knows what she wants and knows what will look good on her. And now if you or a friend wants to rock some Michelle Obama bangs for a day or a night, you can. With Hairdo by HairUWear Clip-In Bangs, you can go from long bangs to short bangs with the click of a clip. Remember when Samantha Jones wore a different wig everyday? This is kind of like that, but much less shocking. For the bossy girl who has everything and isn’t afraid to change her hair like she changes her shoes, this is the perfect gift for Valentines Day, a Birthday, or just any day.
Although it can almost go without saying that Michelle Obama is one smokin’ hot mama with an awesome sense of style, there are some things that require further explanation. Like FLOTUS. Who the hell is FLOTUS? What exactly does that mean? Who made it up? Upon further investigation, we found out that FLOTUS is actually Mrs. Obama’s Twitter handle. The First Lady’s staff manages her second twitter account, which was launched on her 49th birthday last week. The twitter handle is obviously an acronym for “First Lady of the United States,” but what were confused about is why everyone keeps using this as a synonym for Michelle Obama. Like, we get it, she’s the first lady, and it kind of rolls off the tongue, but you don’t see people going around calling Anna Wintour ‘EICOV’ (Editor-in-Chief of Vogue) or calling President Obama ‘POTUS.’ When did it become cool to use acronyms instead of actual names? Are these the people who go around saying LOL out loud instead of actually laughing? Stop using acronyms, people. STOP TRYING TO MAKE FLOTUS HAPPEN. IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
By now, we’re all fairly certain that Michelle Obama’s style will go down in the annals of fashion (and U.S.) history as that of one of America’s most glamorous and fashion forward First Ladies. From Alexander McQueen to Jason Wu, the First Lady really knows how to pick ‘em when it comes to gowns, day dresses, and basically anything else. At the second inauguration, and as the First African American First Lady, Michelle was decked out in Thom Browne, J Crew, and layers of pearls. Very (first) lady like and very chic.
The Thom Browne dress coat, from the designer’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection, was a gray-blue color with a delicate navy blue pattern. The pale gray J Crew Valentina heels were a good compliment, while the purple J Crew gloves added a pop of contrasting color. I love how she didn’t go for the obvious red, white, and blue color choices. Her grayish blue coat and purple gloves were a great take on the typically patriotic colors, but still allowed her to wear some very stylish and in-season shades.
Daughters Malia and Sasha were styling as well for the occasion. Malia wore a bright plum colored J Crew day coat paired with red tights and red patent leather flats. Sasha was wearing a beautiful purple Kate Spade coat paired with black tights and metallic blue flats. These girls’ fashion choices are becoming more mature and sophisticated and we do have to say that we’re totally digging their classy, teen trendy style.
After the inauguration ceremony, Michelle changed into some more comfortable (and warmer) Reed Krakoff leather and suede boots. Nothing says fashion-forward diva like a quick outfit change. In a good way, of course