It is Friday, and what a magnificent thing that is… sigh. “And visions of bubble-baths danced in her head…”
We start with more photos from Election Night in response to the ongoing inquiries we are receiving related to Cindy McCain’s dress (a suit), as well as Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin’s apparel.
There isn’t really loads more to report. However, we can share new information regarding the future First Lady’s earrings on Tuesday night, hopefully seen in the photographs that follow. (We do apologize in advance for their large size; clearly we are trying to show those beautiful earrings!)
They are by Loree Rodkin, crafted of white gold and diamonds. UPI spoke with Ms. Rodkin about Ms. Obama wearing her design election night:
“Loree Rodkin, a Los Angeles-based designer of expensive jewelry, said she was surprised and pleased to see Obama wearing her earrings. Rodkin said the design retails for $10,275 a pair — and were not a loan.”
The earrings look light and lacy, and very feminine, stunning on Ms. Obama. In the online bio at her website the designer is described:
“…known for her noncomformist visionary approach to jewelry making…. has designed jewelry for most of Hollywood’s brightest stars including Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Cher, Aerosmith…”
According to the Browns Fashion website, the earrings are available for ordering now, if one is so inclined:
If interested in purchasing the earrings, one must email Browns, they are not currently available on the site.
Here is a photo someone named Diablo Cody (?) in what is a similar style if the skull and crossbones are removed:
A Loree Rodkin ad from May, 2008:
For a good look at the designer’s work, try these items at Glimpse, or the selection at Blue Bee. It would seem from surveying a variety of retailers and other sites that a fair amount of Ms. Rodkin’s work is done using images of skulls, daggers, and other “goth” (?) motifs. (Is that the term…?) Here is the designer in a press photo:
Our journalism background requires us to point out that Cindy McCain received substantial criticism for wearing diamond earrings at the Republican Convention valued at $280,000. A popular magazine estimated them to be 3 carats in size; the report was not confirmed or denied.
Today the Obamas attended a parent-teacher conference in Chicago:
Otherwise, the onslaught of newsprint and airwaves devoted to the Narciso Rodriguez dress worn by Ms. Obama election night continues to grow.
Back to the continuing questions here at the Prepatorium regarding Cindy McCain and Sarah Palin and their election night dresses. Actually, neither wore a dress; they both were attired in what TP would call a “cocktail suit.” (Oh dear, that may reveal a bit too much information regarding our age, shall we say. There you have it.) And here we have the photo:
Ms. Palin’s dark navy suit is by Tahari, and we have lots more information on it as well as several more photos, here at Wednesday’s “extended election night fashions” post. That post reveals the only store where the navy color is available.
A reminder on the Michelle Obama book, the biography by WaPo reporter Lisa Mundy; reports indicate it is selling fast; why this would surprise anyone is beyond us.
Readers may remember hearing about Target’s upcoming collection by Thakoon Panichgul, a designer Michelle Obama has worn several times. We have early photos showing some of the designs thanks to the always on top of things people at Nylon magazine.