Everyone Must Sacrifice… Michelle Obama Wears $42,000 in Bling to DNC Fundraiser

The economy may have had its first downgrade.
But not the Obamas.

In January 2009, before the president signed his failed $787 billion stimulus bill into law, Barack Obama lectured America saying,

“Everyone must sacrifice for the greater good… Everyone must have some skin in the game.”

Everyone but Barack and Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama wore $42,000 in bling to a DNC fundraiser this week.
Houston Culture Map reported:

That was no ordinary bling on the wrist of First Lady Michelle Obama at the DNC fundraiser in New York Tuesday night. Those fancy diamond cuffs were the creation of 23-year-old Katie Decker, whose namesake jewelry line has been making a serious splash since her graduation from Texas A&M two years ago.

The native Houstonian is over the moon with the fab pub that photos of the first lady in Katie Decker are already providing. Michelle Obama’s stylist picked up the bracelets at Katie’s showroom in Fragments in Soho. The bracelets were on loan for the evening; a common practice in the fashion industry. You can see more photos of the Obamas from the evening here by checking out the Gotham Hall event.

If you’ve been saving your nickels and dimes, the cuffs are available locally at Judith Ann Jewels. The First Lady wore Katie’s Lotus cuff priced at $15,000 with 2.9 carats of diamonds, her Gothic cuff at $15,350 with 2.17 carats in diamonds and the Quatrefoil bracelet at $11,800 with 1.73 carats in diamonds.

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  • 8 My Foot

    I wish the word “bling” would just go away. It’s so…stupid.

  • lol

    the ruling class is above “putting some skin in the game”. only the serf’s must sacrifice. this multi-carat display is a “let them eat cake” moment. once again the classless flotus flaunts her riches in the faces of the millions of unemployed, underemployed and food stamp recipients her husbands policies created.

  • GotFreedom

    We’re surmising that these were on “loan” to MO but regardless if they are actually hers or on loan, wearing them is definitely an “in your face America” gesture!

  • Ipso Facto

    What a perfect couple. The Obama’s are all about themselves.

    Service to the nation – eh.
    Patriotism – eh.
    Pride in America – nah.
    Dignity – no.
    Class – never.

  • Sasja

    No amount of “bling” can help Mooshill. You all know the old adage, “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.” This is one prime example.

  • Cee

    “stylist” …. “on loan for the evening” ….

    I am too disgusted for words.

  • JDF

    “The leadership of the Democrat and Republican Parties has ordered every member of Congress to lie to the American people.

    Barack Obama was never eligible to be President because his father was Kenyan, which made Obama a British subject at birth with dual allegiance and not a natural born citizen as required by the Constitution.

    Congress knows that Obama is an illegal President, has a stolen Social Security Number and has forged his birth documents and Selective Service registration.

    Nevertheless, all members of Congress have been instructed to feed their constituents misinformation until Obama’s crimes are overtaken by events, namely the 2012 election.

    Our permanent political establishment hopes that, with the help of an obsequious mainstream media, the public will forget the politicians’ complicity in the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.”

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/40576

  • donh
  • Mark1957

    8 My Foot commented:

    I wish the word “bling” would just go away. It’s so…stupid.

    Just change the word “Bling” and insert the name “Obama”

  • dwd

    DOJ $16 muffins… now there’s a sacrifice for the greater good

  • Tru

    The Obama’s are in politics for the perks.

  • patman

    blood diamonds… get it?

  • Rachelle

    I think that in 5 years after this odious couple leaves the White House they will be bankrupt.

    They have a ghetto sense of money management.

    I am only hoping the rest of us won’t be as well.

  • JimmyT

    WHY is everyone not clamoring for terms limits? Who cares what “it” wears or eats? Since the unions and Soros made bulk purchases of bambi’s books and threw them in warehouses, the bambi’s are rich. Who cares if she wears a $250 T-shirt or continues to eat until her junk finally bust the trunk? More important matters exist out there.

  • donh

    Whitey white diamonds in white gold taken from whitey’s slave stash. Bling Bling Cha ching….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXDoxxlgNG0

  • Betsy Ross

    I completely understand VIPs promoting designers. That’s a terrific idea.
    The problem comes with the timing and appearance of being out of touch with Americans who are struggling to make ends meet.

  • retire05

    I find it odd that while Obama fancies himself the second coming of FDR, he and the Moose with a Caboose don’t seem to follow the Roosevelts in their public actions. Look at any photographs of FDR, and his wife, during the Depression and you will get quite different visuals.

    FDR wore a worn crunched hat that gave the impression it was not new. His wife dressed in the same manner as the average working woman of the day. During the war, Mrs. Roosevelt adopted a uniform styled dress, showing that she was working for the war effort like every other wife in America. As it was one of the hardest economic times in America, no one wrote, or talked about, what designer Mrs. Roosevelt was mooching off of this week.

    The Obamas seem to have no problem flaunting their status, living high off the hog, while 14 million Americans are unemployed and the rest of us pick up the tab.

  • StrangernFiction

    Ho hum, Meeechelle is scum.

  • #1AMERICAN

    wonder if she got the diamonds all sticky as she was munching at the buffett table…moooooo-shell

  • KornKing

    Lapdogs celebrate Mooch(Ain’t she cool) but seems to me Gingrich buying jewelry on credit was presented a little differently….

  • Bunni

    The mooching cow should have bought it from the dollar store. No amount of Money spent on real Jewels could make this hag look good! Nice try, moochie, but you still look like a low rent ho.

  • Mikhail Silo

    If you listen to the whole speech over at Real Clear Politics you will hear Obama say: It is true that we don’t get to date much but I intend to fix that in 14 months.

    To my ears he is acknowledging that he will not win in 2012.

  • I doubt if she payed for any of this bling…………..just saying

  • Patty

    Eloquence is not what you wear, it is within a person’s character. It is how a person carries themselves. It is their actions and what they have done to help without publicity.

    Princess Di, she could have worn a trash bag but her eloquent and unselfish ways made her a true beauty.

    Laura Bush was also like this and she was eloquent.

    as for what Michelle wears and how much it is worth….SHE HASN’T ELOQUENCE THAT IN SOMETHING WITHIN AND SHE JUST CAN SEEM TO PULL IT OFF WITHOUT ME LAUGHING.

  • Patty

    Correction:
    She cannot pull of eloquence. Wear what she will and for whatever it cost. NOTHING SHE HAS SAID OR DONE MATTERS WITHOUT ELOQUENCE, TRUSTWORTHINESS, TRUE LOVE FOR COUNTRY AND PEOPLE.

    She will never be able to pull that off. Because she is no Laura or Di.

  • Stan

    Yes, but I think you’re missing the sheer lovliness of the photo. Obama, Michelle and the teleprompter – all about to kiss each other – so romantic!

  • listingstarboard

    Has anyone been able to access the article in the Houton paper? I have tried a zillion times and it doesn’t load. Just wondering if it is the magic of Google to block the article.

  • mg4us

    Here is Senator McConnell

    “So I would suggest, Mr. President, that you think about ways to actually help the people of Kentucky and Ohio, instead of how you can use their roads and bridges as a backdrop for making a political point.

    “If you’re truly interested in helping our state — if you really want to help our state — then come back to Washington and work with Republicans on legislation that will actually do something to revive our economy and create jobs. And forget the political theater.”

  • I saw some pictures of those bracelets individually and they were absolutely exquisite. Worn individually anyone could appreciate the qualities of classically-based design and the quality of the diamonds, which would have been especially enhanced against dark skin. But Michelle can never resist layering on the bling pimp-style, so she destroyed the effect by just being a pig with them. Why sport $18K worth of beauty when you can show the world that Daddy spent $42K on you? The other commenters reference to Eleanor Roosevelt’s restraint (when she had more money at her disposal than the Obamas could imagine) is most appropriate. It’s called CLASS, and Moochelle has NONE. Nor does she have taste, as she blows endless dough on wear-them-once fashion horrors. Please send these thugs and thuggesses back to Chi-town where their madness will be less noticeable.

  • Sparky

    Everything you wanted to know about Moochelle, but were afraid to ask:

    http://www.michellesmirror.com/

    Pointed and comical commentary!

  • mcc

    Well, it looks like putting a Dem in office means they’ll steal from you no matter what. A few, like Michelle, will flaunt it right before your eyes; others will try a little harder to hide it:

    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/weird/Long-Lost-Moon-Rock-Turns-Up-In-Clinton-Papers-130339863.html

    And I thought Hillary was bad with what she piled into those moving vans.

  • Jaimo

    If they were just on loan, who gives a rats behind. I thought I read somewhere that her stylist bought them with her credit card.

    There’s a lot of stuff we can pick on Moochelle about, but this isn’t one of them. Why shouldn’t she wear jewelry on loan, men wear rented tuxes.

    This is just a big whoop.

  • Fionnagh

    Palin’s wardrobe during the 2008 campaign was also on loan. What’s the big deal that Mrs. Obama’s jewelry was on loan as well? And who cares anyway?

  • davidt

    You could put fancy $42,000 diamond cuffs on a pig, but it would still be a pig.

  • AuntieMadder

    #13 September 22, 2011 at 9:45 am
    Rachelle commented:

    I think that in 5 years after this odious couple leaves the White House they will be bankrupt.

    They have a ghetto sense of money management.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I don’t know. It’ll take more than five years to spend the trillions the band of thieves have stolen from the Treasury Dept and via the 2009 Stimulus package. I suppose it all depends on their share of the take.

  • xiphos

    Just tryin’ to make a silk purse, don’t ya know.

  • These two have never payed for anything in their lives,why would being in the White House stop these two. Handcluffs would have been more appropriate with orange-jump-suit.

  • Maybe King Putt Could buy Seabiscuit a gold plated saddle, and a diamond studded bridle so he can walk her around and keep her in control.

    Or is he just worried he will be playing another basketball game and she will come out on the court and bust his lip again.

    I think somebody is putting steroids in her oats.

  • Molon Labe

    All the jewelry in the world can’t make a donkey into a horse.

  • Earthmover

    Thats it, ghetto! They should put bars on the windows of the White House so
    they feel at home! It still amazes me that there is little to no background on this
    farce.

  • usamopatriot

    Like they say….you can put bling on a pig but it’s still a pig…..

  • Diamond Girl

    Idiots. They were on loan. It’s a way to give publicity to the designer/creator. An American graduate from Texas A&M. WTF is wrong with you???

  • Purple

    I do hope that the First Lady invite you to a White House function, Mr. Hoft, so she can kill you with kind words and hospitality.

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  • Susan

    Get the facts straight!! The “bling” was borrowed from an American designer and worn to help promote the designer. Lies are not patriotic!

  • BT

    Whining about borrowed jewelry. Well at least you got to call her ugly and assorted other names. The great thing is not one of you will feel ashamed that you were complaining about nothing.

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  • Gerry

    Ghetto? Truly idiotic comments by extremely petty individuals. You wonder why you are painted as racists? Look at what your fellow citizens say…and you fail to call them out. Sickening.

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