First Lady Michelle Obama has her unwanted nose in the plates of American children. The British press has its nose in her lavish lingerie. Only satin and lace bloomers and such are good enough for Barry’s wife—$50,000 of it in just one shopping spree! It wouldn’t make much difference to loving parents that unschooled nutritionist Michelle gets to dictate what their little ones eat just because she wears satin bras from an overseas shop called ironically enough, Agent Provocateur.
“The First Lady—better known for shopping at more modestly-priced High Street stores—along with the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah, closed off part of Madison Avenue to spend time in the luxury lingerie shop. Their purchases contributed to a market-spanking 12.5pc lift in sales.” (The Telegraph, Jan. 29, 2012).
“Agent Provocateur, which is styled on vintage Hollywood glamour, sells handmade Calais lace corsets that sell for up to £900, which could ruffle the feathers of more than just President Barack Obama in an election year.”
Perhaps The Telegraph doesn’t know that the last time Obama got his feathers ruffled over anything British was right after election when he shipped a long-standing Oval Office bust of the great Winston Churchill back to England.
$50,000 smackeroos for laced up corsets and such would be excessive even if it weren’t that mainstreet Americans are struggling to hold onto their jobs and mortgages in a deepening Recession.
Now hear this: While the First Lady’s hubby is sending American jobs overseas, his spouse is doing her bit for America: “Gary Hogarth, Agent Provocateur’s chief executive, refused to be drawn on the store’s closely kept “secret client list”. But he admitted the brand had attracted a high number of “unexpected famous names”—especially in the U.S. where sales have overtaken the UK.”
Global citizens Barack and Michelle would approve of Agent Provocateur’s global branding: “On the back of this growth, Agent Provocateur, which is owned by listedprivate equity firm 3i, is launching an aggressive expansion strategy with more than 20 new shops opening globally in 2012.
“Last-minute purchases of lace corsetry and satin bras pushed Christmas trading across the eight weeks from November 27 up 8.1 pc on a like-for-like basis and 15.2pc overall. In the last 43 weeks, trading has been up 12.5pc on a like-for-like basis and 21.6pc overall, outstripping most of its retail rivals. The company’s lack of competition, celebrity status and up-market clientele have insulated it from problems endured by most rival retailers. In October the company said that half-year sales were up a third to £26.6m with earnings of £3.3m.”
Nice to know that the Brits of King George III’s day now back contemporary American patriots by keeping them in-the-know with a mainstream American media looking the other way, giving Michelle a panty pass.
Perhaps talk show radio king Rush Limbaugh’s celebrated songster Paul Shanklin can immortalize Michelle’s lingerie in a knockoff rendition of Al Hirt’s Fancy Pants.
Meanwhile in that strange gone-Marxist, party-it-up DC world, not only are some animals more equal than others, so are some people’s underwear.
SOURCE: Canada Free Press
Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
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