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right place, wrong shoes
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Michelle Obama has taken casual to a haute new level.
While volunteering Wednesday at a D.C. food bank, the First Lady sported her usual J.Crew cardigan, a pair of utilitarian capri pants and, on her feet, a sneaky splurge: trainers that go for $540.
That's right: These sneakers - suede, with grosgrain ribbon laces and metallic pink toe caps - are made by French design house Lanvin, one of fashion's hottest labels. They come in denim and satin versions, and have been a brisk seller all spring.
They're out of stock at posh Meatpacking District boutique Jeffrey, and Barneys New York boasts a limited selection of the sneaks, which are a cult favorite among fashionistas.
It's likely Michelle got hers through Ikram, the Chicago retailer that often outfits her.
"They're shoes," the First Lady's reps sniffed when curious reporters inquired about the fancy footwear.
Michelle has stepped out in Lanvin before while getting down to business. A week ago, she shoveled dirt at a tree planting while wearing the line's chiffon tank.
Dresses and strappy pumps cost upward of $1,500, while tops go for $400 to $1,000.
Other celebrity fans of Lanvin's costly kicks include Ellen DeGeneres and Kanye West, who has blogged about his faves.
As the family's primary dog walker, Michelle clearly requires comfortable footwear.
"I got up at 5:15 in the morning to walk my puppy," she joked Thursday. "That's how my day starts. Even though the kids are supposed to do a lot of the work, I'm still up at 5:15 a.m. taking my dog out."
She'll be trodding on New York's sidewalks Tuesday for the first time as First Lady. Michelle will meet with staff at the U.S. mission to the United Nations. Later, she headlines Time magazine's "100 most influential people" gala
 
http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/fashion/2009/05/01/2009-05-01_first_lady_michelle_obama_kicks_in_own_foot_feat_for_fashionistas_lanvin.html

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Re: right place, wrong shoes
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 09:38:25 PM »
That's terrible. The first lady not only gets up at 5:15am each day to walk the dog. But she also puts on "fancy footwear"
"The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?"

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Re: right place, wrong shoes
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009, 06:04:25 PM »
My take on this article is that a person wearing a pair of $500 dollar shoes should have people in white coats following them. My biggest question is what makes this news worthy and why should anyone care what kind of shoes she was wearing. The majority of people attending food banks are not looking at what kind of shoes some folks are wearing. I guess there is something to be said for a good secret service, or in that neighborhood, those shoes might become a hostage.

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Re: right place, wrong shoes
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009, 10:35:23 PM »
LOL

Fashion matters now? 

Ask Palin!
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Re: right place, wrong shoes
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009, 11:22:00 PM »
Palin has nothing to do with this. Quite frankly it was not news worthy nor was it in good taste. People receiving this type of service really doesn't care how you are dressed. Style means nothing at a food bank regardless of who's working.

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Re: right place, wrong shoes
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2009, 01:06:18 AM »
Big Deal....if i had cash i would probably have nice tennis shoes too.     One of these days i might even be able to afford shoes at ricks place........  one of these days      Nikes aint cheap ya know

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Re: right place, wrong shoes
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2009, 02:41:40 AM »
I closed my store last year.
 
 
Big Deal....if i had cash i would probably have nice tennis shoes too.     One of these days i might even be able to afford shoes at ricks place........  one of these days      Nikes aint cheap ya know