Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The first lady has arrived... and how!

If you are wired to the media in any way, it is hard to miss this one name lately... Mrs. Michelle Obama. She enjoys unprecedented popularity home and abroad, and awes people with everything from her looks, her brilliance, her aura, her personality... name it and she's got it. This woman is being loved by the media more than almost any other in public life in the recent past. And deservedly so.

She's powerful and a great role model. Her quote when she was speaking to a girl's school in London was very inspiring "Being smart is more cool than anything else in the world" and she's a living example of it.

The one thing that I seriously do not get is why the heck are people going ga-ga over her fashion sense? Her black-n-red dress at the inaguration was nothing short of a disaster. Her yellow dress at the swearing-in ceremony was just so wrong, it should have been banned. Her J. Crew cardigans in London and her oh-so-next-door black and white dress when she met the queen doesn't even deserve a mention. So why the A+? And her Vogue cover was certainly not worth the swooning. Let's just leave her fashion sense alone and focus on other attributes, shall we?

p.s. Isn't it a little too soon for a wax figure at Madam Tussauds?

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