Archive: August, 2012
Ann Romney wore an amazing, clear red Oscar de la Renta dress last night during her speech touting her husband's loving traits at the Republican National Convention.
The dress, with its belted waist, cuffed sleeves and mini V-neck was a cute, and totally safe choice. By wearing American flag red, Romney visually pledged her affiliation to her Republican brothers and sisters. There was no vibrant, in between shades produced by the mixing of primary colors like say the turquoise Maria Pinto knit Michelle Obama wore when she gave a speech supporting her husband at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. I'm guessing Ann Romney will go primary all the way through this election cycle. I really thought she'd wear a suit, but the cutsy dress - with her slightly popped collar - showed Mrs. Romney wasn't afraid to be feminine and a little fashion forward, too. Her choice was a classic, bordering on fantastic. She's not stodgy, she's every woman.
Oscar de la Renta was a super safe designer choice. After all de la Renta is the premier American designer of First Ladies - Nancy Regan, Hilary Clinton, Laura Bush. Ladies who lunch (and cinched waists) are his forte. He is the classic of American classic. Mrs. Romney's choice of Oscar de la Renta clearly said: "Yes, I've had breast cancer, and yes, I've had MS and yes, I shop at Costco, but I'm still high class as they get," But most importantly, her choice says, I'm no Michelle Obama. (De la Renta has spent most of the Obama presidency knocking Mrs. Obama for not choosing his gowns for major events.)
Olympic fashion continues to water cooler chit chat.
Anyway, I'm obsessed with the grill, but not because I'm a fan of blinged out teeth. Actually it's not my favorite look at all, especially on a date - they reminded me too much of the Wu Tang's Old Dirty Bastard.