- The Cut | Fashion | Fri, Oct 5, 2012 5:22 PM EDT | Comments
With a few notable exceptions, Ann Romney usually avoids wearing recognizable designer items, making it nearly impossible to identify much of her wardrobe. So when we learned this morning that the cream skirt-suit she wore to last night's presidential debate was made by a New York-based designer named Alfred Fiandaca, we gave his office a call. Fiandaca himself was not immediately available for comment, but his rep told us that Ann has been buying his clothes off the rack for over a decade. In fact, the outfit she wore last night was from 2006. Fiandaca is also behind the lacy black leather she wore on Leno last week (also known as Ann's biker baby outfit), in addition to many other garments she's worn on the campaign trail....Read More »
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While Fiandaca doesn't currently sell his clothes online or in any department stores, he does have boutiques in Boston and Palm Beach as well as a Garment District at
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money | Thu, Oct 4, 2012 12:43 PM EDT | CommentsFormer governor Mitt Romney's advisers were feeling positive last night after their candidate faced President Barack Obama in the first of three presidential debates before the November election.
Former governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama shake hands before the debate in Denver on Wednesday, Oct. …
"If this debate had been a boxing match, it would have been called in the first hour," senior Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom told reporters in Denver. "I would imagine the heels on the president's shoes are worn down after having leaned back on them for 90 minutes."
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"I think you had millions of Americans watching Gov. Romney, seeing him, many of them for the first time, and a chance to look at him without 30-second attack ads and 12-second snippets on the news," Romney adviser Ed Gillespie said on NBC's "Today" show. "We didn't hear much, frankly, from President Obama about any second-term agenda, and he didn't have a very credible defense of his first term agenda. And I think the American people saw that last night."
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- Instyle.com | Fashion | Thu, Oct 4, 2012 11:21 AM EDT | CommentsWhile President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney fought with words at the first presidential debate last night, we took notice of a different match-up-the looks worn by wives First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney. Obama wore a geometric-print blouse under a bright blue dress-and-jacket combo from the Preen's fall 2011 collection-a label designed by Brits Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi-while Romney opted for a sleek white two-piece suit and classic two-strand pearls. Which look did you like better? Rock the vote by picking your favorite in the poll.
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex | Wed, Oct 3, 2012 6:39 PM EDT | CommentsWhen Barack and Michelle Obama's 20th anniversary conflicted with the President's first pre-election debate on Wednesday, work won out. The first couple sent congratulations to each other via public Twitter accounts, but pushed their private celebration from October 3rd to October 6th, so the President could focus on the debate. Not every marriage could survive those types of decisions, but not every marriage plays out in the White House.
"Inevitably, presidential marriages are different from all others," writes Kati Martin, author of Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped History. "To get elected to America's pinnacle of power requires absolute commitment not only from the candidate but from his spouse as well." That's particularly true once 1600 Pennsylvannia Avenue becomes home. How does married life change during presidencies and how do couples preserve their private moments together under a national microscope? It depends on who you ask......Read More »
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Shine Food | Tue, Oct 2, 2012 12:24 PM EDT | CommentsThe results are in, and the winner of Family Circle magazine's Presidential Cookie Bake-Off is: First Lady Michelle Obama. But just barely.
Michelle Obama's multi-chocolate chip cookies (left) narrowly beat out Ann Romney's M&M cookies. (Photos: David …
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Only 287 votes separated the two recipes -- the smallest margin ever, according to the magazine's editors. Out of the more than 9,000 readers who weighted in, 51.5 percent chose the first lady's White and Dark Chocolate Chip cookies over Ann Romney's M&M's cookies, which won 48.5 percent of the vote.
"If we want to splurge, these White and Dark Chocolate Chip cookies, created by the girls' godmother, are the perfect special treat," Obama said when she submitted her recipe in June.
But readers -- who baked, tasted, and voted from June 27 through August 15 -- also loved Romney's recipe, which she said is a family favorite.
"They smell delicious coming out of the oven," Romney told Family Circle. "Our grandkids can't resist them!"
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