First Lady Style Watch
Word has gotten out from publicists and fashion news authority Women’s Wear Daily that first lady Michelle Obama has endorsed yet another one of Barbara Tfank’s ladylike designs for a heavily monitored public appearance. It is said to be the fifth time that the first lady has donned a Barbara Tfank frock. She wore the ravishing outfit at a meet-and-greet in Gainesville, Fla., for a young girls’ after-school program called Girls’ Place on September 17.
“A friend, who Tfank had shown the unusual fabric to, spotted the dress on C-SPAN and called the designer to tell her the news,” reported WWD.
According to our perhaps inaccurate tally, this means that Ms. Obama has worn Tfank to more public appearances than any other high-end American fashion designer, which leads us to ask: Is Barbara Tfank Ms. Obama’s new designer of choice? Has Ms. Tfank overtaken the feminine and playful aesthetic of Jason Wu?
BETTER KNOW A COMMENTS SECTION
Yesterday, we wrote an innocent item about lightning striking The New York Times building the day after the company’s new CEO was announced. It was our own fun little way of checking in on the narrative of the Times‘s new leadership, just a little honey to make the media news medicine of recent bureaucratic shifts at the Times go down easier (not that the drama at the top of the Times really even needs that).
Somehow, it ended up on the Drudge Report. As is wont to happen whenever one gets ordained with a link from Matt Drudge, an influx of viewers came shooting our way. As did, of course, some new commenters.
Today, Kalev Leetaru of the University of Illinois published the results of an extensive study of the Drudge Report‘s tens of thousands of page updates between January 2002 and December 2008.
Among his findings, Mr. Leetaru reports that over the past seven Read More