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Michelle Obama Not Opposed to Botox

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Health & Beauty,

Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama hasn't ruled out having Botox.

The 49-year-old First Lady isn't against having the cosmetic procedure to maintain her youthful looks because she believes women should have the power to feel confident in their own skin.

"Right now, I don't imagine that I would go that route, but I've also learned to never say 'never.' Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves," she explained.

Meanwhile, the brunette beauty turns 50 on Friday and has requested that Adele performs at her birthday bash alongside Beyonce. However, it was previously thought that Adele had also been asked to sing at Kate Moss' 40th birthday party, which falls the day before, and was in a dilemma over which invitation to accept. "Kate's 40th is on January 16 and Michelle's 50th is the day after. Moss asked her team first to find out how much it would cost to get Adele to perform. But Michelle then also invited her to sing alongside Beyonce at the White House. With Adele's fees she could make $4.8 million in 72 hours if she flies from Kate's to the States," a source said.


Items Du Jour: Westwood Blasts Michelle, Rihanna Surprises Shopper

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in 'Catching Fire'+ Fans of The Hunger Games and those with an affinity of couture gowns were excited to see the gorgeous dress Jennifer Lawrence sported in promotional images released for the film last week. Costume designer Trish Summerville spilled the beans on the designer of the dress, who is an Indonesian designer named Tex Saverio.

+ New Harvey Nichols ads for their "Love Thyself" campaign - which features females models appearing to kiss themselves - raised enough eyebrows to warrant 17 complaints to the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). Thankfully, they were quickly dismissed.

+ After recently verbally attacking Duchess Catherine over her lack of recycling clothes, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has now targeted First Lady Michelle Obama, calling her style "dreadful."

+ One lucky Rihanna fan was not only awarded the chance to be one of the first to see the singer's River Island collection but was also treated to a surprise appearance from the singer herself - at her changing room door!

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Erdem Rules Out High Street Collection

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers, News, Rumors,

Erdem MoraliogluErdem Moralioglu has ruled out launching a high street collection.

The designer gave a public talk with Colin McDowell at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London last night, as part of the Fashion Fringe Roadshow in which he said he will be working on his collections, rather than pieces for the high street.

"It's never been the right moment. If it works for some people, then that's wonderful - but it depends on where you're at. For me, it's really important to concentrate on your collection and your own work. Once you start looking at versions of your work, it can get a bit dangerous. One can do it really well and in an interesting way though," he said.

Erdem also played down his links to Dior, and was cagey about being touted as a possible successor for disgraced designer John Galliano: "Anything like that is a compliment. But you just have to concentrate on your job and what you're doing."

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Michelle Obama Repeats an Alexander McQueen Look

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, News,

Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama wore a chic Alexander McQueen dress to a Chambers of Commerce meeting yesterday. As most are already pointing out, she has previously -- gasp -- worn the number last year.

First, who wouldn't repeat an Alexander McQueen piece like that? Second, as I previously have made clear in defending Kate Middleton, what is so wrong with repeating an outfit? We praise Michelle for doing "normal" things like shopping at Target -- are we going to frown upon her for repeating outfits like the rest of us?

If the woman really wants to wear a dress that she loves again, let the woman wear it!

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Vintage Choice

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Celebrities, Dresses,

Michelle Obama in Norman Norell

Although First Lady Michelle Obama has already made names out of up-and-coming designers, the stylish figure did something quite unusual this past weekend.

For Sunday’s “Christmas in Washington” concert, Obama -- wait for it -- wore a vintage garment. Why is this worth noting?

"[This is] truly an historic event, as this may be the first time a First Lady has worn a vintage dress," New York Vintage boutique owner Jon Schneck said.

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Victoria Beckham Wants Tilda Swinton, Angelina Jolie

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Tilda Swinton at the OscarsVictoria Beckham wants to dress Tilda Swinton. The singer-turned-fashion designer has already seen a host of female celebrities wear her designs and admits it would be a dream come true if the Oscar-winning actress donned one of her creations at a prestigious event.

"I'd like to dress Tilda Swinton, I'm obsessed with her, and also Angelina Jolie, Kate Bosworth and Michelle Obama - she would look great in the dresses. I'm flattered whenever I see a woman wearing one of my dresses - they don't have to be famous - and it's always a great compliment," Victoria said when speaking about who she would like to dress.

Victoria says celebrities often ask to wear one of her dresses, but she is very careful about how many she gives out because she doesn't want anyone in the same outfit.

"There has been competition to wear the same dress but I deal with it in a diplomatic way. I know what it's like - you don't want to wear the same thing as someone else. All the requests come through me. I make sure I manage it well so there's no embarrassment of people wearing the same thing. I don't want people ending up in those 'who wore it better' features, unless it's me because I wear them first. It's been amazing. The response has been breathtaking."

Olsens Twins, Victoria Beckham Want to Dress Michelle Obama

Michelle ObamaTwin fashionistas want to dress Michelle Obama.

The 24-year-old sisters have three fashion lines - The Row, Elizabeth + James and Olsenboye - and say they would love to see the First Lady in some of their designs from their most upmarket range.

“I’d love to get in The Row. The simple suits and things. It’s all made in America, so why not?” Ashley said.

Mary-Kate also revealed how she and Ashley were taught to dress tastefully and elegantly from an early age: “When we were growing up, our mother taught us never to have your belly button exposed.”

The Olsen twins aren’t the only designers who have expressed a desire to work with Michelle. says she would love to create a dress for the First Lady because she’s such a “strong woman.”

“I would love to dress Mrs. Obama absolutely absolutely absolutely! I just think she’s incredible and she’s a very strong woman and she’s beautiful. I love women and I just want to make women feel good and beautiful and it’s just been a huge compliment that ladies have enjoyed wearing my dresses and they look great! It just goes to show they can flatter women of all different shapes and sizes, all different heights, and that’s what it’s about. It’s about creating an illusion and having a great cut.”

Lady Gaga Tops Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List

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Lady Gaga has been named one of the world’s best dressed women.

The “Bad Romance” singer and cover girl - famed for her eccentric fashion sense - was included on Vanity Fair magazine’s annual International Best Dressed List and joined the likes of First Lady Michelle Obama, Carey Mulligan and Diane Kruger.

Lady Gaga was a newcomer on the list and was praised for her outlandish headwear and over-the-top outfits. Michelle made the list for the fourth consecutive year and won approval for being a trendsetter. “ plays a very important role in fashion right now. People who make the list are individuals. They don’t look like everyone else. They tend to be fashion leaders, not followers,” said Vanity Fair’s special correspondent Amy Fine Collins.

Actress was noted for her “existential pixie” look and mixing high street with designers. Samantha Cameron - wife of British Prime Minister - also made the list, becoming the first visibly pregnant woman to make the poll. Others included on the prestigious list include France’s First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, soccer star David Beckham, siblings Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal and designer John Galliano.

Jason Wu Plans to Launch Leather Range, Dreams of Couture

Jason WuNew York-based fashion designer Jason Wu is to create a leather goods line.

The designer, who launched his eyewear range in March, is keen to expand his fashion empire with a new collection as he thinks it will be a great addition.

“My eyewear collection is only the beginning of my accessories range, stay tuned for later this year - there is more to come. Now that I have an established ready-to-wear business it seems to be the natural step to expand into the world of Jason Wu. There is so much more I would like to do to complete the vision.”

Jason - who counts Michelle Obama among his celebrity fans - has been spending a lot of time in Florence, Italy, researching his new range: “The beautifully ornate architecture has been very inspiring. I always find great inspiration while I travel.”

The 27 year-old designer also has an eye on couture: “I have always loved the art of couture and appreciate the rich history and awe inspiring craftsmanship. I loved many of the shows but my favorite experience was the YSL retrospective at the Petit Palais which really was so compelling.”

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Madonna’s Exercise Regime Revealed

Madonna with trainer Tracy AndersonMadonna trains for two hours a day, six days a week.

The “Material Girl” singer, famed for her sculptured body, works hard with personal trainer Tracy Anderson to maintain her physique but is careful she doesn’t look too muscular.

“We train for two hours six days a week. We do 45 minutes of dance aerobics, followed by work on muscle tone, flexibility and definition. There’s no running and no weights bigger than three pounds, because Madonna doesn’t want to bulk up.”

Although Madonna has drawn criticism for her toned arms in recent months, Tracy insists she has a “perfect” figure and looks better than American First Lady Michelle Obama.

“Madonna’s body is perfect. She has no fat, no cellulite, she is so toned, and her arms are amazing. Michelle Obama’s arms look beautiful, but I think I could get her into even better shape.”

Tracy also trains Madonna’s friend Gwyneth Paltrow and recently praised the actress’ dedication to her exercise regime: “In the past, she’d had times when she was very, very thin, but never this toned. Her definition is unreal.”