Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Couple go out for dinner on Saturday night

15 comments:

Patricia said...

Wow!

Completely Alienne said...

No bodyguards? How impressively normal. Like Denis getting the tube back to No 10 (only much more tasteful).

metscan said...

I am sure there are bodyguards all over,this pic just doesn´t show them. Just remember what happened to both Kennedys, M.King, Olof Palme,etc..Actually I´m very much worried about their safety.

Geraldine said...

It's the elephant in the room, isn't it? But don't they look great?

Anonymous said...

Regarding metscan's comment above, many times each day find myself thinking of the Obama family and I visualize them in a golden light of protection and pray for their safety. What symbols of Hope to the entire world!!!

Anonymous said...

No it's not the fricking elephant in the room. People mention it all the time.

miss cavendish said...

I think that is my favorite photo of the Obamas (sans children) that I've seen. If I didn't have a "couple crush" before, I sure do now!

Duchesse said...

A glamorous couple. If I did not know who they were I would still be struck by their beauty.

Arabella said...

Well, I hope they both had two puddings.

Anonymous said...

I am scared for their safety.

Geraldine said...

ANonymous we mix in different circles. I've never heard it mentioned on the media in the UK.

Duchesse said...

An acquaintance in the US security industry told me, "Multiply presidential security by a factor of six."

lagatta à montréal said...

Here is a commentary by Canadian columnist and essayist Heather Mallick, on the meaning of various dress choices during the recent US elections: http://tinyurl.com/56mfhz

"There's a universal language - clothing - and it's time to deconstruct what people have been mutely declaring on the world stage. These are leçons des choses, lessons from things.

Michelle Obama's dress on Election Night was stunning, a black satin Narciso Rodriguez dress blasted with two patches of crimson spatters, with black bands criss-crossing her torso to emphasize her tiny waist.

Ugh, said a woman named Elaine commenting on NYMag.com's fashion blog. "I thought the dress drew the eye to her breasts and stomach."

It did, Elaine. That's what made it alluring. Women have breasts; both they and men are pleased that it should be so. Bellies are where babies come from. There's the result: Sasha and Malia.

Here finally was a Democratic woman on a political stage not concealing her sexuality but happy to celebrate it. She has been rightly praised for her fashion sense - and true, there are very few clothes that don't flatter a tall, athletic woman like Michelle - but what's startling is that her clothes reflect her self-confidence in her femininity. She is a high-earning, Harvard-trained lawyer and she doesn't have to tone herself down for anyone."

Iheartfashion said...

Very chic!
I still can't believe they're our new First Family.

Ann O'Dyne said...

They must be SO weary after all the campaigning.
A great photo, worth a thousand words, and I truly hope everything goes well for them always.