Princess Catherine: 1 – Michelle Obama: 0

By Adele

For this year’s European tour before the G8 summit, Michelle Obama gave more thought to her packing.

Remember when Michelle dropped in on the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2009 wearing that frumpy black cardigan over a white blouse and black skirt — and touched the Queen?

Michelle's total "no-no" moment. (Photo - Daniel Hanbury/AP)

Well, this time, Michelle also got to meet the Duchess of Cambridge a.k.a. Princess Catherine a.k.a. the former Kate Middleton, a young woman whose sense of style has been wowing the world.

Michelle was all aglow. Literally. Every stitch she wore, including her shoes, had a sheen. And she wore a huge jeweled brooch. Before 5.

At least she didn’t try to add her “signature touch” by throwing some of her studded leather gladiator gear around her waist.

Here they are…

Kate meets Barbie

They say Kate’s off-the-rack dress cost roughly $340.

Michelle’s designer frock, estimated at $2,000+, was straight from daughter Sasha’s Barbie Doll collection — with its kicky poof skirt and undersized bubble-gum jacket.

Kate wore classic black closed pumps. Michelle let her gnarly bare heels hang out in metallic gray slingbacks whose pointy witch toes extended her feet, which nobody can accuse of being dainty, by another inch.

I will give the point to Michelle for her hair, and they say her makeup was nicely done.

You can’t look at those two without thinking someone must have switched their closets — that is if Kate, post-age 12, would ever let herself be caught dead in Michelle’s get-up.

It would have made America proud to see our first lady at Buckingham Palace in that classic beige sheath, holding an elegant little black clutch, instead of looking like the tart at the tea party.

If Kate could ever be coaxed into Michelle’s dress (whose flowery print resembled that worn by Kate’s 85-year-old grandmother-in-law), I feel sure Kate would at least lose the pink jacket.

Now I can’t get the voice of Countess LuAnn from The Real Housewives of New York out of my head, screeching, “Money can’t buy you claa-ass!”

6 Responses to Princess Catherine: 1 – Michelle Obama: 0

  1. MorganLF says:

    I wondered when you were going to comment on those crusty nasty heels. There is also a shot of her wearing a huge studded iron maiden belt that went up to her armpits at some day event in England, I was mortified.

    Mrs. Obama please get a stylist!! Those belts that pull your waist up to your chest make you look slavish and those shoes!! Someone else said it better, “yo feets too big!!”

  2. catsworking says:

    Morgan, you have no idea how much time I spend licking my heels to keep them pink and supple, and I don’t hang with royalty. I haven’t seen many other pictures of her wardrobe yet this trip, but I’m not surprised to hear she couldn’t leave home without her gladiator accessories. I’m beginning to think that look turns her husband on.

    I’m sure there must be pics somewhere of her with Carla Bruni, since the G8 is in Deauville. I envision another drubbing for Michelle there — even if Carla is showing a baby bump.

    After 3 years of this, you’d think Michelle would have caught on by now. In comments on one of the sites I read, the Brits were guffawing heartily at the notion of Mrs. O. as a “fashion icon.”

  3. zappa says:

    I loathe those shrunken jacket shoulder shrugs-why,why,why? They don’t belong on an adult woman’s body.Give them back to the matadors.

    Zappa’s mom

  4. catsworking says:

    ZM, Michelle has a unique talent for accentuating the wrong body parts. A cardigan that’s too tight and straining the buttons makes her look fat, when she’s really not. The little jacket makes her boobs look bigger (OK, maybe she’s doing that deliberately, but she’s got no problems there, and she shouldn’t be wanting her husband’s counterparts ogling her chest) and accentuate her wide, manly shoulders. If she wasn’t Obama’s wife, she could be his bodyguard. The wide belts pulled tight make her stomach look big. And those ultra-pointy shoes make anybody’s feet look like gunboats.

  5. MorganLF says:

    The shrunken jackets, awful what with that? In DC I saw her dress & inaugural shoes on display compared to all the other first ladies gowns and shoes, she is one big gal. Them are some size 13 gunboats!

  6. catsworking says:

    Morgan, I was just reading Bazaar and they said that short little cardigans are OUT. Maybe that’s why Michelle has switched to Barbie clothes.

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