Jan 23, 2013

#FLOTUS and #POTUS. Fringes and J Crew.

Until yesterday, I had no idea what or who #FLOTUS was and why they were trending on twitter.  My first thought was that perhaps it was a breed of lotus named after the sixth letter of the alphabet.  The part of my mind closer to the gutter wondered if it was a new way the youngsters had of dropping the 'F' bomb.  After a bit of lateral thinking, all was revealed.  It was of course a hashtag for Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States.  #FLOTUS is the pigeon pair of #POTUS (President of the United States).
Michelle looked stunning in this Jason Wu gown in a shade of red that the press are calling Victory Red.  I also love that new fringe and shorter hair.  First it was the Duchess of Cambridge and now the First Lady, fringes are clearly going to be huge in 2013.  I might give one a go when I'm next at the hairdresser.

Beyonce sang The Star Spangled Banner to close the inauguration ceremony and her performance was so perfect and seemingly effortless that I'm sure I wasn't the only non American citizen who had a tear in my eyes as I listened.

This photograph of Michelle and Beyonce reminds me of why I need to shop J Crew online ASAP.  According to the interwebs, Michelle's outfit is by Thom Browne and most of her accessories - the gloves and belt are by J Crew.

I've just had a chance to read a transcript of Obama's inauguration speech and have come away from it with even more respect and admiration for the man.  It was a speech that was progressive, defiant and full of hope.  I got the sense that as #POTUS and in his last term as such, the speech was Obama's chance to decisively state what he stood for and that he really didn't care where his opponents or detractors stood on such issues as gay rights and the priority areas in rebuilding the US economy.

And after a foray into political commentary, it's now time for me to sign off and hit the J Crew website, I think!

Happy hump day!


  1. Lisa
    I know!! About that Beyonce thing....

    SSG xxx

  2. Absolutely agree with you re Obama, to be honest I have a huge crush on him and have to apologise to hubby when he's on TV. x

  3. I completellllly missed the inauguration. For a person interested in politics, how bad of me! I definitely want to catch up with his transcript though. I'm in two minds about Barack, but my god I love Michelle. She is just so stunning and put together and so SMART as well. What an inspiration!!

    Anyway - I also bought some of that Moccona coffee hahaha. omg delicious. thank you for bringing this into my life.

  4. I still can't believe I've seen POTUS speak live at an event!!

    I love that you're not missing a beat with your shopping x

  5. Leanne Shea LangdownJanuary 25, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    FLOTUS and POTUS! Excellent. I would NEVER have worked that out.
    I adore the American Pres and his lady. ADORE. Never adored someone in politics before ...
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit


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