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Nov052009

Stylish Strokes

 

Photo by Tim Sloan / Getty Images

First Lady Mrs. O visited the Department of Energy today, hosting a practice session for young people participating in the National Science Bowl.

We are loving Mrs. O's black and white Moschino jacket with Chanel-inspired lines and painted accents. A black and silver diamante bow pin, seen here, accessorizes Mrs. O's left faux pocket. What a timely choice considering the Washington Post ran an article by Robin Givhan on Mrs. O's favor for Moschino just this morning.

The Moschino brush stroke wool-blend jacket is available on Net-A-Porter, here (thanks Posh, Ari and jestina).

Reader Comments (57)

Flash for the value hunters from this morning's Los AngelesTimes Image section"

Jimmy Choo -- on a shoestring
The luxury firm is rolling out a highly anticipated cheap chic line for H & M: flats, heels, even dresses.

http://www.latimes.com/features/image/la-ig-diary8-2009nov08,0,6791644.story

It seems that President and Founder Tamara Mellon (Jimmy Choo sold his name in 2001) has decided to widen Jimmy Choo's appeal. Recent magazines also had spreads on her clothing line, also bearing the Jimmy Choo label.

Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 3:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterBeeGee

Thanks Bee Gee. You are absolutely correct. We are not policing Mrs. O's wallet, just stating that we don't think that jacket is worth it's RETAIL price tag. And a handful of us plain don't like it. Period. This is a Fashion Blog and everyone has a right to express their opinion about a specific item or ensemble that is highlighted for us to see and examine. Anyone who doesn't get that is reading their own opinion into things.

Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 6:25 PM | Unregistered Commentercanyongal

FYI folks, Daylife (and Gettyimages, Yahoo!, etc) has pics the family O leaving and arriving back to the White House after a weekend at Camp David.

Monday, November 9, 2009 at 10:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterMica

Interesting conversation about the price of fashion. I wonder if we will ever know who pays for what and how much things actually cost for the First Lady.

I'm just thankful that her 10 months in office have been a fashion delight and we should expect nothing less for the next 7 years.

Jackie Kenenedy's father in law paid for all her clothes while in office, maybe Michelle has a "fashion contributor" who is paying for her clothing.

Sorry to bring up Jackie again

Monday, November 9, 2009 at 2:08 PM | Unregistered Commenterriver rush

Beautiful! Rock on my amazing first lady, rock on!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 2:29 AM | Registered CommenterLota

It's really funny reading through some of these posts. The idea that the first lady is wearing a jacket inspired by that worn on a t.v show is laughable.

For anyone who's been paying attention, this smart Lady shops way ahead. Most of the designers she's worn have publicly acknowledged that she's had the particular piece of clothing in her closet for aeons before she actually wears them.

Additionally, the idea that this very wearable, attractive and super quirky jacket isn't worth $1700 to those who do not like it is just fine. To continue to whinge on and on however is totally irritating. But then again sometimes many of us long timers get the sense that that's exactly the point for those who endlessly nitpick this very lovely, sensible and totally cool First Lady.

Here's hoping that Mrs Obama continues to buy and wear exactly what she loves, how she loves it and when and where she wants to!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 10:20 PM | Registered CommenterEleroy

What I like about this jacket is that it is such a witty sendup of the classic black-with-white-trim Chanel jacekt. It's a piece of clothing with a sense of humor, if that makes any sense...it makes me smile just to see it.

Would I pay $1700 for it? No, I can't pay that much for any item of clothing. Do I "get" the jacket and understand why someone else would like it? Yes.

Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 11:03 AM | Registered CommenterChristina

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