Friday, August 21, 2009
[Editor's Note: Don't slam Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan for her comments during the segment above. She's simply playing Devil's Advocate.]
One thing that continually pisses me off is how those in the media always seem to tag DC is as some stodgy, uncool city. Anyone who's lived here knows it ain't exactly Ocean & Collins, but dang, DC ain't exactly Topeka either. Giving the whole city some lame "buttoned-up" image, mainly based on the cultural and fashion sense of a few hundred folks on The Hill is tantamount to saying everyone in LA is a waiter who's working on a screenplay. How silly does that sound? Probably just as silly as branding a diverse city of nearly 600,000 by looking at a handful of folks who don't even technically live there.
Enough already, there's Federal Washington, and then there's DC. They ain't the same.
Anyways, the real nonsense here is why folks are frothing at the mouth because Michelle O is wearing shorts. On vacation. In the Summer. Did I mention the vacation and Summer parts?
They ain't Daisy Dukes or Coochie Cutters, they more or less look like the same thing I saw hundreds of middle aged women wearing at the shore in Delaware last weekend. Why is this even news? Can you say "manufactured controversy"?
Question: Were Michelle Obama's short shorts Ashy Or Classy? Is this much ado about nothing, or does the title of First Lady demand a certain level of decorum?
Who, Exactly, Is Outraged At Michelle Obama's Shorts? [Newsweek]
Michelle Obama 101: How much weight has Michelle Obama gained since the election? [Examiner]