Like so many others, we've been impressed by Michelle Obama's polished, classic and accessible fashion style. Phillip Bloch is also a huge fan, so much so that he and Forest Whitaker's wife devised a special nickname for her: "Blackie O."
Chatting with New York Magazine, the celebrity stylist shared that tidbit, and suggested that, in the event of an Democrat win, this new Mrs. O should consider wearing a gown by Carolina Herrera or Oscar de la Renta to the inauguration. He even offered to work with her free of charge, to which we say, "Go for it, Michelle!"
Bloch also touched on the furor over Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's $150k wardrobe, defending the candidate by pointing out that she didn't make up the prices or hire a stylist and demand the most expensive items. Of course, as he also points out, if she had hired a stylist, she probably could have gotten a discount on all those suits!