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 Post subject: What Will Michelle Obama Wear For Tea With the Queen?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:12 am 
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I love all things English, especially their tea customs. Tea with the Queen, I assume, is rather formal, and I wonder what Michelle will wear!

What Will Michelle Obama Wear For Tea With the Queen?

According to the White House schedule, Mrs. Obama will join the President for many of his European events, including tea with Queen Elizabeth II. While Mr. Obama is busy at the G-20 economic summit, his wife will join Sarah Brown, Britain's First Lady, and the other leaders' wives on a visit to a London health facility. In Strasbourg, France, Mrs. Obama will tour a cathedral and a hospital.

At all these events, the First Lady will be standing with Carla Bruni, the 40-year-old ex-supermodel who is the third wife of French President Nicholas Sarkozy. Bruni is the kind of dazzling, professional beauty who tends to blur everyone around her. Still, it is Jackie Kennedy who is perhaps Michelle's biggest competition on this trip.

No doubt, the press will be comparing Michelle's performance and appearance to Jackie's on her triumphant European trip with President Kennedy in the spring of 1961. That visit, at the height of the Cold War, reinforced Kennedy's popularity in the free world, but the French-speaking Jackie stole the show. Kennedy was staggered by the adoring crowds who greeted his wife wherever she went and introduced himself at a news conference in France by saying, "I am the man who accompanied Jackie Kennedy to Paris."


I have a copy of the book Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years. Jackie Kennedy is in a class all her own. What a beautiful and fashionably smart lady.

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And you still will not divulge your magical elixir. :P

Some of us ponder the takeover of the military/intelligence complex, the future of the dollar, false flag operations...yada, yada, yada.

I have been sick for a week now...this all seems surrealistic at times.

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And you still will not divulge your magical elixir.


Me..or Jackie? :wink:


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Some of us ponder the takeover of the military/intelligence complex, the future of the dollar, false flag operations...yada, yada, yada.



Indeed...and I have always believed that there was more to Jackie than just a pretty face. Apparently she had great influence on the entire world during the brief time JFK was President.

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Jacqueline Kennedy also sought to use the White House to "showcase" the arts. She became the most prominent proponent for the establishment of the National Cultural Center in the nation's capital, eventually to be named for her husband. At the White House she hosted performances of opera, ballet, Shakespeare and modern jazz, all performed by American companies. After her meeting with French Minister of Culture Andre Malraux in May of 1961, he made a loan to the U.S. from France of the Louvre Museum's famous Mona Lisa painting, and Jacqueline Kennedy presided over the unveiling. From Malraux, she developed ideas on the eventual creation of a U.S. Department of the Arts and Humanities, an undertaking she discussed with Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell and one that she anticipated would emerge with the creation of a presidential arts advisor and advisory board in 1961. The eventual creation of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Arts achieved her goal, she later reflected.

Contrary to the image of "lovely inconsequence" that her friend, historian Arthur Schlesinger characterized her as feigning, Jacqueline Kennedy had an intense interest in the substantive issues faced by the Administration; she kept this covert, however, believing that public knowledge of her views would distract from the uncontroversial historic and arts projects she adopted. Privately, she was known to provide the President with withering assessments of political figures with whom he was negotiating, whether it was Pentagon brass or the Soviet Politburo. After the Bay of Pigs, Jacqueline Kennedy made a speech in Spanish, in Miami, December 1962, to the brigade of Cuban fighters who had landed in Cuba to carry out the ill-considered operation. Throughout the days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, she remained at the President's side and he kept her informed of each top-secret move that the U.S. and Soviet Union were making; afterwards, in thanks for the emotional support she provided to him, he presented her with one of the same silver calendars commemorating the crisis that he gave to his military advisors who had helped him. As the fight for civil rights of African-Americans gained momentum, the First Lady illustrated a subtle support for it; when she created a kindergarten in the White House for her daughter and a few select youngsters, it was racially integrated and photographs of the group were publicly released. Jacqueline Kennedy made more international trips than any of her predecessors, both with the President and on her own: France, Austria, England, Greece, Venezuela and Colombia in 1961, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Italy and Mexico in 1962, Morocco, Italy, Turkey, Greece, France in 1963. On many of these trips, she forged personal friendship with world leaders, including France's Charles DeGaulle, India's Jawaharlal Nehru, Pakistan's Ayub Kahn, England's Edward McMillan, subtly furthering the interests of the President and the U.S. In South American nations, for example, she made speeches in Spanish hailing the promise of the Administration's Peace Corps. Believing that Kennedy's most important accomplishment was his 1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, days after his assassination she penned a remarkable letter to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, calling on him to remain committed to nuclear arms reduction and urge smaller nations to do likewise.

Jacqueline Kennedy also sought to use the White House to "showcase" the arts. She became the most prominent proponent for the establishment of the National Cultural Center in the nation's capital, eventually to be named for her husband. At the White House she hosted performances of opera, ballet, Shakespeare and modern jazz, all performed by American companies. After her meeting with French Minister of Culture Andre Malraux in May of 1961, he made a loan to the U.S. from France of the Louvre Museum's famous Mona Lisa painting, and Jacqueline Kennedy presided over the unveiling. From Malraux, she developed ideas on the eventual creation of a U.S. Department of the Arts and Humanities, an undertaking she discussed with Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell and one that she anticipated would emerge with the creation of a presidential arts advisor and advisory board in 1961. The eventual creation of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Arts achieved her goal, she later reflected.

Contrary to the image of "lovely inconsequence" that her friend, historian Arthur Schlesinger characterized her as feigning, Jacqueline Kennedy had an intense interest in the substantive issues faced by the Administration; she kept this covert, however, believing that public knowledge of her views would distract from the uncontroversial historic and arts projects she adopted. Privately, she was known to provide the President with withering assessments of political figures with whom he was negotiating, whether it was Pentagon brass or the Soviet Politburo. After the Bay of Pigs, Jacqueline Kennedy made a speech in Spanish, in Miami, December 1962, to the brigade of Cuban fighters who had landed in Cuba to carry out the ill-considered operation. Throughout the days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, she remained at the President's side and he kept her informed of each top-secret move that the U.S. and Soviet Union were making; afterwards, in thanks for the emotional support she provided to him, he presented her with one of the same silver calendars commemorating the crisis that he gave to his military advisors who had helped him. As the fight for civil rights of African-Americans gained momentum, the First Lady illustrated a subtle support for it; when she created a kindergarten in the White House for her daughter and a few select youngsters, it was racially integrated and photographs of the group were publicly released. Jacqueline Kennedy made more international trips than any of her predecessors, both with the President and on her own: France, Austria, England, Greece, Venezuela and Colombia in 1961, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Italy and Mexico in 1962, Morocco, Italy, Turkey, Greece, France in 1963. On many of these trips, she forged personal friendship with world leaders, including France's Charles DeGaulle, India's Jawaharlal Nehru, Pakistan's Ayub Kahn, England's Edward McMillan, subtly furthering the interests of the President and the U.S. In South American nations, for example, she made speeches in Spanish hailing the promise of the Administration's Peace Corps. Believing that Kennedy's most important accomplishment was his 1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, days after his assassination she penned a remarkable letter to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, calling on him to remain committed to nuclear arms reduction and urge smaller nations to do likewise.


If Michelle Obama wishes to do so, she can have even more positive influence...and I believe she will. (AND I don't remember anybody saying anything negative about Jackie Kennedy's bare shoulders and/or arms at the time!)

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 Post subject: Re: What Will Michelle Obama Wear For Tea With the Queen?
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Well, it looks like Michelle has made a few fashion gaffes during the European trip...and I can't say that I disagree with the fashion opinion given in this report. NOBODY wears a cardigan to meet the Queen of England! Where is that beautiful red dress Michelle wore when she went to meet the Bush's? I don't know who is advising Michelle on her outfit selections right now, but whoever it is, that person or those persons have made some major mistakes for our beautiful First Lady.

Michelle Obama's Lost Her Mind! 3 Reasons She's Suddenly A Fashion Disaster

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...the black and white silk satin crepe Isabel Toledo sleeveless dress worn with a shapeless black Azzedine Alaia cardigan, was just WRONG,WRONG,WRONG!

WRONG because it looked too casual for a momentous royal visit. One does not meet the Queen every day. The Toledo dress LOOKED like a skirt and top worn with a casual cardigan -- an outfit more appropriate for a fundraising cocktail night at her daughters' school than for meeting the woman whose profile still appears on the coins of numerous countries. Why the First Lady bothered to spend big bucks on an Alaia cardigan, I have no idea. It could have been any old cheap schmatte, it appeared so shapeless.


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AND THIS OUTFIT LOOKS LIKE SHE'S AT A SQUARE DANCE IN ALABAMA!

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AND YES, IT'S SILLY TO THINK ABOUT OUTFITS, BUT IT'S A FACT OF POLITICAL LIFE...THE FIRST AND SECOND LADIES ARE UNDER MICROSCOPES WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT THEY'RE WEARING...SO THEY SHOULD GET IT RIGHT AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.

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We should be measuring her success not in what she wears, but in the potential she has to be a role model


...AGREED...AND THAT ROLE MODEL MUST BE FASHIONABLE AND KNOWLEDGABLE, ESPECIALLY IF SHE'S MICHELLE OBAMA!

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