The Washington Post reported today that First Lady Michelle Obama will be on the cover of the March issue of Vogue magazine. She will be only the second First Lady in the magazine's history to do so, the first being Hillary Clinton when her husband was president. Famed photographer Annie Liebovitz took the photos for the cover and for the article inside. Michelle will be wearing designs by Jason Wu, who designed her inaugural gown, and Narciso Rodgriguez.
Don't tell Etta James that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In spite of the fact that Beyonce portrayed the legendary singer in last year's film Cadillac Records, James is none too pleased with the younger singer performing Etta's classic "At Last" at President Obama's Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.
"She gonna get her ass whipped,” James told the audience at her Seattle concert eight days after Beyonce's presidential performance. “I can’t stand Beyonce, she had no business up there singing ... my song that I’ve been singing forever.”
Well now, who is really surprised that the Smithsonian Institution would request to add The Hat to its collection? It's only the best hat EVER! I don't know about you, but when I think of great artifacts of American History, that hat is the first thing I'd name off the top of my head <rimshot>.
Aretha Franklin's hat, designed by millinery genius Luke Song, will join Michelle Obama's gown and other pieces of inaugural fashion at the renowned institution. That is, if the Queen of Soul can bear to part with it. "I am considering it," she says. "It would be hard to part with my chapeau since it was such a crowning moment in history." Indeed. - Dr. FC