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Odds and Ends

A few items of note this week:

(1) Mrs. O appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. 

"Michelle Obama Tunes Out RNC, Tells Voters to Tune In" [ABC News]

(2) The Obamas are interviewed in PARADE Magazine.

"A Conversation with the Obamas" [PARADE]

(3) RNC style. Relevant here, why? "If you look at Ann Romney and Janna Ryan, it's hard to look at any potential first lady and not think of the impact that Michelle Obama has had," said Kate Betts, fashion editor and author of "Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style."

"Ann Romney: tasteful, conservative, appropriate" [AP]

"Janna Ryan Wears $129 Talbots Dress as Ann Romney Sticks to four-digit Oscar de la Renta creations at DNC" [Daily Mail UK]

Of greatest importance:

(4) First Lady Michelle Obama will speak on the opening night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Tuesday, September 4. [2012 Democratic National Convention]

Until then, I hope everyone enjoys a happy Labor Day weekend!

Reader Comments (10)

Thanks for collecting these articles, Ms. T!

Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 9:12 AM | Registered CommenterBevi

Thanks for all of the links, Mrs. T. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 11:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterAttygirl

Ann Romney's outfit looks alot like Michelle Obama's style. Yes, i said it. I think Michelle Obama has become a trendsetter for many political wives. From sleeveless sheath to cropped sweaters, Michelle Obama has definitely set a high standard. Love Her! OBAMA 2012!

Monday, September 3, 2012 at 1:15 AM | Registered CommenterChristal B

I agree. It is nice to once again see looking fashionable is important. Can't wait to here Michelle speak at the convention.

Monday, September 3, 2012 at 8:36 AM | Unregistered CommenterJudy

@Christal B, I think so, too, and Mrs. Ryan's look also borrows much from our Mrs. O. Who would have thought of wearing off-the-rack dresses for a high-profile political event before? In any case, Michelle is still the best! Can't wait to see what she wears tomorrow.

Monday, September 3, 2012 at 11:43 AM | Unregistered Commentera MI Mom

I wonder what color our lovely Mrs. O will wear? I am thinking red or something blueish.

Monday, September 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Cincinnati Kid

Mrs. Romney is conservative and appropriate...she looked lovely at the convention, but I doubt she would be any kind of trendsetter. The Michelle Obamas of the world do not come along every day. She has a very keen sense of personal style that you either have or you don't have. No matter what happens, I will be watching the Obamas for many years to come, but I do hope and pray that we get four more years of fabulous White House dinners and events and date nights with the Obamas!

Monday, September 3, 2012 at 8:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

I just don't buy the idea that Mrs. Romney is borrowing fashion looks from Mrs. Obama! Ann Romney appears to have her own sense of classy style going back to her days of being the First Lady of Massachusetts - long before we even knew who Michelle Obama was.

Monday, September 3, 2012 at 11:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterLea

I don't know who the "long before 'we' even knew who Michelle Obama was" crowd is, but it certainly doesn't include me. I "knew" of the Obamas long before February 2007, when then U.S. Senator Obama announced his candidancy for President of the USA. I knew of them since before he took his brutal beating during his first run for political office in Illinois. Mrs. Obama has had her own sense of style since before the start of her professional career as an attorney. Ann Romney (like many others) is "borrowing" the fashion looks from Mrs. Obama, as they are the styles that Mrs. Obama set into place when she wears them. Hint: Mrs. O has caused quite a "financial-bump" in the fashion industry since becoming First Lady; ". . .the U.S. First Lady has boosted the economic value of the brands she chooses to wear by $2.7 billion. . ."

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 11:41 AM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

First of all - I like Mrs. Obama's style (for the most part) AND Mrs. Romney's style (for the most part). Again, all I'm saying is that I do not agree that Mrs. Romney borrowed her fashion look from the First Lady - 2 different women - 2 different fashion statements! Surely, both women established their clothing styles & fashion sense long before either was on the national scene. I thought both Mrs. Romney and Mrs. Obama looked wonderful during their convention speeches for their husbands.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 1:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterLea

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