Happy Thursday to everyone! We are more than pleased to see the weekend approaching. For some reason The Princess finds herself more than a little weary this week and the thought of relaxation is appealing. Is it just us, or are you also feeling a bit sluggish?
We will update our recent posts on election night fashions momentarily, but first, an online site is reporting they know who is doing Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown!
According to theYBF (Young, Black and Fabulous) blog, an Atlanta designer has already been asked to create the dress.
“We’ve also learned from Atlanta Gossip that Mrs. O got a jump start on her Inauguration dress plans last week. She already tapped famed African American NY designer Cassandra Bromfield to custom make her Inauguration dress.”
We visited the Bromfeld site, and share one of the gowns featured online:
From the designer’s bio:
“Bromfield’s wedding dress and bridal designs range from African American wedding dress designs… like patchwork detail couture, an elegant silk taffeta halter dress topped with a satin faced organza duster with delicate French cuffs, to a sophisticated matte-jersey creation that gracefully drapes the body.”
Ms. Bromfield also writes a popular wedding blog. We will await confirmation of the news on the gown’s designer and share it with you as soon as we know the information.
The dress has been widely criticized, near and far. Here is a snippet from one of the Obamas’ hometown newspapers, the Trib:
“Unfortunately, two key tweaks to the runway version of the dress, presumably made to take it from cocktail-sexy to first-ladylike, disrupted its intentions and architecture.
First, the lengthened bodice. Second, the cardigan that Obama layered on top.”
And that is some of the milder criticism. Ouch!
Next, the navy suit worn by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Tuesday evening.
Amid much speculation about the suit’s designer, several blogs discovered it is an Elie Tahari creation. However, it is not available at every location carrying the Tahari line, as the navy colorway shown above is exclusive to Neiman Marcus. Below, a composite from New York magazine showing the suit in the Neiman’s catalog and Ms. Palin on Tuesday night in Phoenix.
An individual appearing to be in the know left comments on fashion blog Trendbites in response to posts about the attire worn by Ms. Palin at the vice presidential debate:
“On behalf of my company…Tahari Arthur S. Levine (a division of Elie Tahari)… Dawn is CORRECT… the black skirt suit that Sarah Palin was wearing at the RNC VP Debate was in fact a Tahari Suit. In addition, she has also been seen wearing the same suit (which was made for Neiman Marcus as a special cut in blue) where she wore the blue jacket over the black skirt, getting more mileage for her money. Lastly, she has also worn numerous suits from our many divisions: Tahari Arthur S. Levine suits which are priced on average at 179.99 – 199.99 and which have been bought at either Macys, Lord and Taylor department stores…”
Below, a photo of Ms. Palin at the vice-presidential debate.
But here is the really big mystery: who did the dresses worn by Malia and Sasha Obama? We have received multiple inquiries here at Princess InterGalactic HQ about those darling dresses. Below, Malia in a red bubble-hem dress with center bow at waist and a cropped cardigan, both in red.
Many think Malia Obama is wearing this Biscotti dress, although with a different belt than the one sold with the dress. We show it at Nordstrom; it is available at $110. There is a matching/coordinating cropped cardigan Biscotti offers as well, but that does not look to us like the one Malia was wearing.
Here is a better shot of both girls with their father, the President-elect.
Now to avoid any controversy, we do want to share that we have also confirmed who the President-elect was wearing Tuesday night: