I am totally in love with World Famous Fashion Icon and Busy Mom ™ Michelle Obama’s new stylist. Out is the icky influence of the bizarre In Your Face fashion influence of Ikram with her boob belts and upholstery fabrics and In is the younger, more tasteful Meredith Koop who also seems to have more common sense. Koop’s influence has been subtle but cumulative and now we see the full fruit of that influence. No more greasy-legged butt bubbles and flaunting of obvious body defects – now the focus is on the boobs as a distraction device. First, the oldest trick in the book to draw the eye: jewelry as focal point. Hello, Wilma Flintstone. Second, cleavage:
Not only does she -mercifully and at at long last -wear an outfit that disguises instead of empathizes her odd waistline location and hip girth but she’s got that cross your heart thing going on to lift and separate. (Could use a little more lift, in my opinion.) If you disagree that the fashion strategy is not to emphasize the boobs, look at what the make-up artist has done to create the illusion of cleavage.
This is an unaltered press photo, completely unretouched. This is how she went out in public. Still, it’s a major improvement from the goings-on before. Kudos, Meredith Koop. Long may you wave. Looking forward to seeing more of your taming of the wild fashionista.