Okay, so now that the election is over, on to the important stuff. Like: what, oh what, should Mrs. Obama wear to the inaugural festivities? I would sooooo adore being her stylist because I think she is a beautiful woman with a knockout figure and a great sense of what looks good on it. Only, I'd be all: "Michelle, hon'? No more chartreuse silk shantung outfits, 'kay?"
Designers keep trotting this shade out year after year like it was the faithful Labrador Retriever of the color palatte when, in fact, it's more like a Jack Russell Terrier: loud, obnoxious, completely unbiddable, and meant only for those select few who know exactly what they're doing with it.
So, no. No silk shantung – of any color – for La Michelle. Instead, I'd scoot her toot suite no protests allowed right on over to Oscar de la Renta's showroom. 'Cause while I love the way she can bust some brilliant budget fashionista moves, now is not the time to go all populist on our asses with a strapless from Chicos.
Instead, I've scouted out Oscar's Spring 2009 collection and, in the spirit of Democracy, am asking you, Moi's blob homies, to vote for the one you'd most like to see her wear come the big day in January.
Because I like the slightly offbeat vibe and do not in fact believe that a touch of chartreuse is the fashion world's equivalent of an attack by Satan's minions.
Because in the middle of winter? Among all those stuffed D.C. shirts for whom fashion is all about pin stripes and sensible shoes? You should of course outfit yourself like one great big glorious walking and talking botanical garden.
Because this is just about the prettiest ding dang evening gown ever created in the history of the universe.