Sunday, September 14, 2008

News flash: Cindy McCain and Laura Bush wear expensive clothes

while the poor run around in rags, no doubt.

Laura Bush's ensemble

Oscar de la Renta suit: $2,500
Stuart Weitzman heels: $325
Pearl stud earrings: $600–$1,500
Total: Between $3,425 and $4,325

Cindy McCain's wardrobe

Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000
Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500
Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000
Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000–$25,000
Shoes, designer unknown: $600

Total: Between $299,100 and $313,100.

How contemptible this stirring up of class envy is, especially in a fashion reporter!

News flash to Elizabeth Snead: Oscar de la Renta is an American company. Stuart Weitzman is an American company. It provides jobs to American workers. The fashion industry is very important to the economy of New York City (hence NYC hosts fashion week and not Elizabeth Snead week)) and Los Angeles.

Wealthy women wear expensive clothes--deal with it. At least these two are buying American, unlike Jacqueline Kennedy, who bought French clothes, at least until she was in the White House.

Laura and Cindy are criticized for being wealthy women who dress nicely when they are on national tv. Sarah Palin, on the other hand, is considered white trash who probably goes around in the skins of the moose she kills.


airforcewife said...

What? Nothing about Michelle Obama, who complained that the 600$ tax rebate was barely enough for a pair of earrings or something?

miriam said...

To my anonymous commenters--keep on being anonymous, and I'll keep up not printing your comments.

Anonymous said...

AFW: when Michelle Obama finds out her budget for clothes can't compete with the level she found herself in, her employer suddenly ups her salary...200%. You know, what one is to do, when the price of arugula being what it is?!?

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dick stanley said...

Michelle doesn't look too shabby (tasteless, maybe), but, of course, they wouldn't report on her.

miriam said...

I think Michelle O is very attractive and suitably dressed. I don't expect her to go around in a pair of overalls from Sears.

miriam said...

By the way--Barbara Bush was unfashionable, and they said she looked like George H W Bush's mother.