... a couple of you (ok, ok a lot of you) have written in re: my post on Michelle Obama's Loree Rodkin earrings. I do realize the Obamas probably have some money and therefore CAN afford $10,000 + accessories- but that's not the point. What I was trying to bring to everyone's attention is that she has been positioned as the "first lady of the people" wearing all those middle priced outfits (instead of Oscar de la Renta she rocked J Crew and H&M). So many fashion writers, editors and critics (including me) have been talking about Michelle Obama's foray into fashion, but why did't we talk about it when she was wearing the stuff everyone else could afford? Aren't we overstating it a little when we call her a fashion icon (for the record, I DON'T) and compare her to Jackie O? Do you only achieve "fashion plate" status when you start upgrading your wardrobe $$$ wise, AND if that's the case, why is everyone giving Sarah Palin so much flack? Just sayin'... PS thank you for all of your comments. The discussion is GREAT!