Thursday, December 18, 2014

Barack Obama to Look Fly in Custom Made Suit Tonight

Barack Obama will accept the Democratic nomination for President and deliver his history making speech in a custom made $1,500 Hart Schaffner Marx suit. The suit is dark navy wool. And according to a Washington Post snippet, its 40-inches long with a 33-inch waist. We called Chicago-based designer Maria Pinto to get a bead on what Michelle Obama will be wearing tonight - Pinto designed Obama's purple sheath as well as the teal dress she wore Monday night - but spokeswoman Laura Verdugo didn't know. Verdugo did say that Obama had quite a few Maria Pinto dresses and every time she wears one the they are happy about it. I bet! In other news, we heard Oprah will take the podium tonight rocking oversized sunglasses that say, "Obama." Nice touch!

Barack Obama to Look Fly in Custom Made Suit Tonight

Barack Obama will accept the Democratic nomination for President and deliver his history making speech in a custom made $1,500 Hart Schaffner Marx suit. The suit is dark navy wool. And according to a Washington Post snippet, its 40-inches long with a 33-inch waist. We called Chicago-based designer Maria Pinto to get a bead on what Michelle Obama will be wearing tonight - Pinto designed Obama's purple sheath as well as the teal dress she wore Monday night - but spokeswoman Laura Verdugo didn't know. Verdugo did say that Obama had quite a few Maria Pinto dresses and every time she wears one the they are happy about it. I bet! In other news, we heard Oprah will take the podium tonight  rocking oversized sunglasses that say, "Obama." Nice touch!

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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