Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Yahoo! News - Badgley Mischka to Dress First Daughters

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Yahoo! News - Badgley Mischka to Dress First Daughters

Barbara (L) and Jenna Bush at the first inauguration - APForget the red carpet for the People's Choice Awards, Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) Awards, Golden Globes, and other awards shows culminating in the Academy Awards (Oscars) show! The Style Page is eager to see how Barbara (L) and Jenna Bush, the (fraternal) twin daughters of President George W. and First Lady Laura Bush, will look in the gowns that the Badgley Mischka design team created for inauguration festivities. I love looking at Badgley Mischka dresses and gowns in the fashion magazines and find them glamorous and sexy, but never tacky. This is not to suggest that I support lavish festivities for a second term, especially after the tsunami disaster in Southeastern Asia and while terrorist attacks take place and American soldiers die almost daily in Iraq.

Barbara's gown - APJenna's gown - APBarbara Bush's gown is described as a "pale aquamarine silk chiffon gown with a plunging neckline, a ruffle seam skirt and jeweled straps." Barbara, being thin and not well endowed, should be able to carry this gown off nicely. Jenna Bush's gown (R) is an emerald green silk crepe column gown with metallic green banding and jeweled insets at the hip, no doubt to "carve" a waist for her. Green is a difficult color to wear, and the plunging neckline will keep the green away from Jenna' face. The plunging neckline should be more flattering to Jenna than the strapless gown she wore to inauguration festivities for her father's first term (see photo above), which made her look busty.

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