Posts Tagged vogue
It is so sweet and reassuring, really, that Michelle Obama is such a down to earth kinda woman spending her time as the First Lady working on important issues such as cutting the ribbon on the newly redesigned Costume Institute wing dedicated to fashion maven and tastemaker Anna Wintour.
Public service at its best.
I guess there is a sincere logic in the notion that if you, as the First Lady and representative of your country, look great wearing expensive designer couture and hair-dos, going to talk shows and hanging out with the elite Hollywood crowd and sport things like $800 a pair of Jimmy Choos while posing on the cover of Vogue magazine a mere week after your husband unleashed a devastating Sequester onto the neediest of the American people, you inspire these very people to aspire to be something more, thus working oh so hard to pull themselves up by their bootstraps – or in this case – their Jimmy Choo strappy sandal straps.
Just like she were one of us. A true woman of the people.
Here is a brilliant idea:
Let us take a couple of $10,000 pictures by some high end photographer of the first couple in an opulent, 1%er setting. Make them wear ridiculous outfits you know – and they know – they would never wear on a Sunday – or ever for that matter – at home with the kids. Photoshop them to death so they look like shiny, plastic aliens from the latest J.J. Abrams version of Star Dreck and then pose the question “How can these two inspire america?” (read the 99%).
Well, I don’t know, maybe if they didn’t walk around looking, dressing and behaving like shiny, life-like plastic dolls from Versailles and maybe if the first lady looked like a normal human being instead of the black version of June Cleaver getting ready for afternoon tea in a taffeta mermaid gown that cost a Wal-mart employee’s half a year salary, then maybe – just maybe – those Americans who are struggling thinking that if they are not part of the 1% then they are worth nothing, would be inspired to want to be something else beside rich or dying trying.
I still find it amazing we are looking at the 1% (Obama, Congress, politicians, fuck even to Hollywood) to make it so that things improve for the 99% at the cost of taking something away from the 1%.