CHARLOTTE, N.C. Critical mystery revealed
It’s Artistic Colour Gloss Soak Off Color Gel in “Vogue.”
What’s that? You don’t recognize the answer to the single mystery raised by the FLOTUS’s speech? To wit: “What color is that nail polish?”
If you Googled “Obama nail polish” at one point Wednesday, you got 3,740,000 hits. It was called greige, silver, gray, blue, gray-blue, blue-grey, and “steel blue with a tint of lavender.” U.S. News & World Report’s managing editor for opinion had an opinion on this manicure. (He liked it.) But it took MSNBC to break the story.
As for the Tracy Reese dress: Belk fashion director Arlene Goldstein says her stores will carry that designer’s line in the spring. The FDOTUS was described as “rose-hued” (WashPo), “pink” (WSJ) and having “a shimmering effect, like wet paint in a blast of unreadable pastels, but in close-ups, viewers could practically study the pattern of the gold brocade” (NYT fashion writer).
Call us matchmaker...
... because we’re giving the New York Post’s Cindy Adams’ contact info to Gawker.com’s John Cook. They’ll make a lovely, horrible, embittered, cranky old couple. Here’s Cook on the QC: “Charlotte is the armpit of the south, a glorified half-dead exurb with some tall buildings planted in the middle. There are skeezy-looking tattoo shops everywhere, and none of the stores are open past midnight.”
Good luck together, you crazy kids!
Souvenir of day/yr/life?
Hollow Barack Obama heads, suitable for placing over a trailer hitch – position so that he stares at the drivers behind you; no, wait! Forward, not back! – were handed out in front of the Convention Center. For free.
Call us Buzz4Life!
Colleague Tim Funk ran into former D.C. mayor Marion Barry, he of the ... let’s say “colorful” political background, Wednesday. The flack with Barry (now on D.C.’s city council) encouraged us to refer to Barry, if need be, as Mayor For Life. Done! Is there a reward? Perhaps a spare trailer-hitch head?
Breakfast with Rahm Emanuel produced one highlight (well, Politico’s muffins were OK, too): That “tunafish” Ann Romney recalled noshing with Mitt in the Poor Ol’ Days? “I think that was bluefin,” opined the ChiTown mayor. (We’re guessing you should recall a bluefin sold for $736,000 this year: Just $1,238 a pound!)