Monday, November 3, 2008

Rock the Vote

Note to Readers:
A historic election day is just hours away. I wanted to do an election inspired post, to remind everyone to vote, if you haven't already. I voted with an absentee ballot, and love this method, because I don't have to wait in lines at the polls. Anyway, in honor of the election, I want to examine the fashion and style of Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain. One of them is going to be our next First Lady, so let's see who looks the part!

Note to Michelle Obama:
I like that you are brave enough to incorporate horizontal stripes in your Narciso Rodriguez look. I think the black and white color selection is a classic choice, and will almost always look sophisticated. However, your jacket is too big for you, and you will be surprised to see how much a little tailoring will dramatically improve your look. Its all the about the fit Michelle.

Note to Cindy McCain:
I love this camel jacket. From the buttons, to the collar, to the perfect fit, this jacket looks like it was made for you (and maybe it was). This jacket is sophisticated without looking matronly or stuffy. I can't say enough good things about it. My one complaint about this look is the pants. Did you have to wear a matchy-matchy suit? Maybe I just have a personal aversion to completely coordinating separates, but I wish you chose to pair this jacket with something a different color, and a little more interesting.

Note to Michelle:
I admire that you wear "budget-friendly" J-Crew and Gap ensembles to things, and you still look polished and stylish. Sometimes you turn to designers, like wearing Narciso Rodriguez or in this dress you turned to Thakoon. The colors of this floral dress look amazing with your skin, and I love the interesting print. I wish the skirt was less of an a-line, if it fit a little bit closer to the body it would be more flattering on your figure. Minor fit issues aside, I think this is a beautiful dress, and an excellent choice.

Note to Cindy:

(Apparently I am on a first name basis with the women now) You really understand color. This Oscar de la Renta dress is a gorgeous, unique color and I am loving it. The silhouette of the dress is a wonderful play on a shirt-dress, and the full skirt is a wise design choice, and the pleats in the skirt are perfectly executed. Mr. de la Renta has done amazing gowns for the current First Lady, and he did an immaculate job with this dress. Maybe he should run for president?

Reminder to Readers:
Vote. You have the freedom to choose whom and what you are going to vote for, enact that freedom.


suzanne campbell said...

Definitely Cindy McCain and I promise that I am not being biased she always looks great. I saw your pics on Bens blog unbelievable tell me those shoes you were wearing aren't my moms they look just like a pair she wears love you Suzanne

Barbie said...

Lisa, I really enjoyed this post. Luckily, both of these women are fairly refined and have good taste. What do you think about Cindy's hair? She's a pretty lady and has good taste, but don't you think it looks a little thin and like a 20-something when she wears it down?

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