Michelle Obama showed up at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, shocking everyone when she took to the stage wearing $4,000 dollar glittery thigh-high Balenciaga boots. The former first lady appeared to be trying too hard to upstage Melania Trump, and now, she is at it again. She just released a video of her dancing, wearing her designer duds, and boy, was she made to regret it. Don’t miss this.
Michelle Obama has been touted as reaching icon status by all the fashion magazines. They tell us she is flawless with her choices and always the most stylish woman in the room. No one seemed to grab more attention, that is until Melania Trump became the first lady.
Even though the leftist fashion industry refuses to pay attention to what our first lady wears, there is no doubt Michelle Obama has been checking it out. And, when Melania finally got kudos from Glamour Magazine for the gorgeous white sequin dress she wore to the White House Christmas party a few days ago, Michelle seemed to try her best to outdo her.
The former first lady’s attempt at wearing a style that only a model-thin woman can get away with went all wrong. Social media lit up over the bright yellow wrap dress Mrs. Obama kept fidgeting with as she danced, aware that one wrong move could open it up like a bathrobe.
But, what really got people talking were the $4,000 glittery thigh-high boots. Even a few Obama fans had to admit it was totally unflattering. “Then we have the thigh-high Balenciaga glittery boots that hug Michelle’s every lump and bump on the way up. It’s like Dorothy’s glitter meets the Wicked Witch and her pointy shoes,” wrote one critic.
Instead of just letting all the negative remarks go, Michelle appears to have decided to double down. Taking to Instagram, she posted a video of herself and host Sarah Jessica Parker dancing at the end of the event in Brooklyn. But, that’s not all.
That’s a wrap! When I think about all the people who have come out to our events over these past few weeks, I think about a little working-class kid named Michelle LaVaughn Robinson—an ordinary girl who had some tales to tell, some failures and some successes, too.
She had a lot to learn, a lot to experience, a lot to give—more than she ever could have imagined. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my story lately, and what I keep coming back to is that no matter where we came from, we all share so much. People of all backgrounds, skin colors, and political persuasions can relate to feeling uncertain or overwhelmed.
We’ve all been a little frustrated by the slow, frustrating growth necessary to get where we want to go. We’ve all struggled with the balancing act that can take over days, years, or decades of our lives. And I want us all to remember that these are the moments and lessons that make us who we are — every little twist and turn, every little bump and bruise, and ultimately every joys and every triumph, no matter how large or small.
So I hope all of you believe in your story. I hope you recognize that what you see as a weakness might actually be a strength. I hope you recognize the power of your voice. And I hope you remind yourself that there isn’t one right way to be an American. There isn’t one way to make your contribution in this country. So thank you all for your part of our story. Thank you for being who you are.
And to everyone who’s read my memoir, or come to one of our events, or posted something online, thank you for being on this journey with me. Thank you for helping me continue to become. I hope my story can serve as a boost in your own process of becoming, too. I love you all. #IAmBecoming
A post shared by Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Dec 20, 2018 at 12:48pm PST
Strangely, while Michelle was wearing this horrendous get-up, she started talking about how she is a fashion icon. “I did know that my clothes were making a statement, I knew that was the case,” she said on stage at the Barclays Center. The irony here is the statement the bright yellow dress and glittery boots made. Most people decided she looked like Big Bird.
As one critic put it, “Big Bird comes to mind with the yellow Balenciaga full-length wrap dress. Let’s face it, she’s a big woman so the head-to-toe bright yellow is ‘Big-Birdish’…No?”
After she put out her dance video, people still weren’t amused, but it wasn’t just how she looked that was the problem. Twitter user “Fleurde” tweeted, “$4000 boots on someone who routinely blasts upper middle class Americans for their greed. #hypocrisyoftheleft.”
$4000 boots on someone who routinely blasts upper middle class Americans for their greed. #hypocrisyoftheleft
— Fleurde (@leighchaux) December 20, 2018
“Morgan’s America” weighed in on the politics behind those who refuse to acknowledge First Lady Melania Trump. He posted, “Let’s see…..Melania Trump is ridiculed from sunrise to sunset for every decoration, dress, and fashion statement she makes. No exceptions. So what do we get here that the Left thinks is stunning? Big Bird in boots.”
Let’s see…..Melania Trump is ridiculed from sunrise to sunset for every decoration, dress, and fashion statement she makes. No exceptions. So what do we get here that the Left thinks is stunning? Big Bird in boots.
— Morgan’s America (@MorgansAmerica) December 21, 2018
Jennifer Jean commented on the Cosmopolitan Magazine thread, making sure the fashion magazine knew it is missing the mark. “She looks terrible. She’s never dressed nice & she was the FLOTUS for 8 years which says something. Not to mention this looks like she’s wearing a bright yellow garbage bag. Hideous. Our current FLOTUS is classy, beautiful, & refreshing. Please do a story on her and her style!”
She looks terrible. She’s never dressed nice & she was the FLOTUS for 8 years which says something. Not to mention this looks like she’s wearing a bright yellow garbage bag. Hideous. Our current FLOTUS is classy, beautiful, & refreshing. Please do a story on her and her style!
— Jennifer Jean (@jjricany) December 21, 2018
There is little doubt Michelle Obama reacted to the initial flood of negative comments by posting the dance video. It was her way of telling her critics that she doesn’t care at all about what the public thinks. But, is that really the truth?
No. If she really didn’t care, she wouldn’t feel the need to push her fashion faux pas back in the public’s face. She wants to be seen as this hip 54-year-old Beyonce type, but she just can’t pull it off. Instead, this Big Bird ensemble will be haunting the former first lady for years to come.