The Jewelry Insider

November 5, 2008


Well, he did it. In case you’ve been living in a cave, Barack Obama is the next President of the United States. The fabulous Michelle Obama is not only as smart and capable as our 44th President, we love her new take on significant other fashion. Her down-to-earth style and mixed use of designer and ‘off the rack’ is a far cry from Jackie-O’s fashion plate model and nowhere near Cindy McCain’s $70,000 outfit gold standard.

We’ve tracked Mrs. O’s jewelry fashion choices throughout the campaign, and last night she wowed us again with a diamond look worthy of the paradigm shift heard round the world. Her black and red Narciso Rodriguez dress was a fashion risk, but one that paid off in our book. Although the country is likely divided on the subject. Just a hunch.

And while the dazzling diamond drop earrings and blinged out bangles were a surprise choice for the jewelry-conservative Obama, we noticed one thing was missing. Where’s the brooch?

From her speech at the Democratic National Convention to her lauded appearance on the Tonight Show, brooch bling has been the jewelry of choice for the First Lady Elect. It’s, of course, good to keep the jewelry hounds guessing, but we hope she hasn’t put the brooch out to pasture along with Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and the neocons.

In the meantime, if Oprah has already picked out her Inauguration party frock, we can only imagine what the Divine Mrs. O will wow us with. One thing is for sure.

J Crew ain’t gonna cut it.

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  1. Susan

    I think that the Obamas’ older daughter was wearing her mother’s brooch at the waist of red dress! I hope I’m right. What a nice gesture!

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  3. Hedda Schupak

    Love the jewelry, don’t love the dress. You can’t pin a brooch to a cardigan sweater, and the dress had too much going on already, so I see why she passed on it. But as for the dress itself, I’m sure it looked great in person but red’s a really, really tough color to wear on camera.

  4. Jewelry Insider

    And Cisco, we learned that the earrings are by chic jewelry label, Loree Rodkin. The 18K white gold triple dangle earrings include pear, oval and marquee shapes covered with small diamonds. Fashion reporter Hitha Prabhakar prices them out at $10,275. Could it be a one-time splurge for the special occasion or a sign of bling to come?

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