Mrs. Obama was gaining a lot of traction as the fashion icon for the everywoman when all of a sudden she stepped out of the Michellemobile – reportedly Monday – grasping a $1,000 tote bag.
Take a look-see!
It’s a Reed Krakoff two-tone ribboned large tote, and you can get it at Mr. Krakoff’s website for $990, plus shipping I guess. But we don’t worry about shipping. Fedex it, in fact.
No wait a second, you can’t get it, because it’s already sold out, at least in the teal color she got.
Love it with the blue slippers, BTW. It just WORKS, okay?
I don’t know, go ahead Mrs. Obama, tote around anything you want. If you’ve got the spare cash, be my guest. C’mon now, what’s she supposed to walk around with, a plastic shopping bag from the Giant?
Just, please – please please please please please – don’t put on any more cheapskate clothes and allow press coverage anointing you the Fashionista of Affordability.
A year ago Mrs. Obama appeared on the Today show in a $35 dress. You would have thought she eliminated poverty in Bombay.
Rina Raphael, writing for the Today Show, was barely able to control herself.
Just how approachable is the first lady’s style? Michelle Obama once again made her mark as ambassador for affordable fashion when she appeared Wednesday on TODAY in a $34.95 H&M polka-dot frock from the Swedish clothing company’s current collection.
Known for her fun, casual style, Michelle accessorized her dress with a red leather belt and bright yellow shoes — an ensemble that had fashionistas and fans alike praising her coordination. When questioned by TODAY’s Matt Lauer about being called a fashion icon, the first lady responded that while’s she complimented, it’s not something she prefers to give too much attention to.
“Everybody’s got to get dressed in the morning and put on something,” she said. “I hope people find it nice, but it’s not something I focus on.”
The first lady made waves in the past by choosing outfits from popular retail companies. In 2008, she wore a $148 black-and-white, high-waisted print dress designed by Ricco — sold at White House, Black Market — on “The View.”
Yeah, you know, because you gotta throw something on in the morning. Everyone has to get dressed, right?
A big Reed Krakoff thank you to White House Dossier reader Granny Jan, who first alerted me to this and who blogs at Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty.
And for those who can’t afford such a bag during these times – or other times – you can Do the Hopey Copey.
And how about a nice White House Dossier bag for $970 less? Guaranteed to hold your stuff equally as well.