My President is Black, Michelle’s Coat is Blue: 5 Thoughts on the Inauguration

I was supposed to have published this post yesterday but I was running the streets all day so I wasn’t able. I did write one post though, about what the election meant to me. Did you read that? Aight go read it and come back.

Anywho, here are some of the thoughts I took away from the Inauguration.

1. Michelle Obama’s jacket was LIFE. Listen. Shellie O’s Thom Browne coat stole the show! It was the fiercest and it fit her like YES GAWD! The texture? The color? The silhouette? I was here for it ALL. That woman’s stylist be having her LAID like an oath! She looked amazing today, and even the bangs looked right. I might be finally warming up to them. But yes. I kept looking at this coat.

Michelle Obama Inauguration coat

Oh and those raspberry gloves she rocked with it? iLIVE. You better be every gahtdamb thing, FLOTUS!

2. President Barack Obama’s barber and makeup artists needs all the props. Barack’s barber had his lining looking SHARP! Dude’s hairline and shapeup was ultra legit. Black men everywhere, please try to achieve this level of crisp cut. And then let’s talk about his skin. His visage looked like it was moisturized with unicorn tears and dusted lightly with phoenix feathers. It was just smooth and just silky. ‘Rack was GLOWING! I need to know his secrets. His black was NOT e’em wrinkling, let alone cracking.

My president looked like a tall glass of chocolate milk, authority and second chances. Yes. I approved.

3. I’m here for Myrlie Evers-Williams. Medgar Evers’ widow, Myrlie gave the invocation at the Inauguration and I loved it. That fierce piece of history got up there in her salt and pepper mini fro (TWA) and spoke truths and life! “150 yrs after the Emancipation Proclamation and 50 yrs after the march on Washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors.” *throws handkerchief* SPEAK. SPOKE. SPOKEN. Yes. Talk about being proud. I was beaming. History stood on that elevated stage today and I hope we appreciated it.

4. Sasha and Malia were over it all. Seriously. These girls were NOT feeling the swearing in and all that. Sasha, especially. Her facial expressions had me CACKLING! She couldn’t e’em hide the fact that this was not where she wanted to be.

Sasha Obama Face

I don’t blame them though. It was cold and I can see how it could be boring for kids. Listen, the First Kids deserve so many props for their great behavior. Those girls show grace under pressure. If I was 11 or 14, and having to sit through all these 3-hour ceremonies, I’d be sliding out my chair and constantly asking to go to the bathroom. Sasha and Malia are troopers. A lot of that could also be because Grandma Robinson looks like she does NOT play. Like she’d pinch you on the sly if you start even thinking about acting up.

5. Beyonce sang the house DOWN. Admit it. Beyonce SANG that National Anthem. I was clapping for her like a drunk seal and saying SANG, MAMA BEY!!! She got on that stage and said “I’m bout to sang for freedom!” and that she did. I’m no Beyhive member or stan and I was giving her ALL the props, so I know her stans were laid out on the altar after she belted the anthem. Chile…

But yeah, awesomeness. I’m still in DC. I owe you 1 more post related to my street-running and hoodrat things and ratchet Inauguration shenanigans so I shall be back with that.

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  1. Miss Hope
    January 22, 2013 at 7:24 am

    “His visage looked like it was moisturized with unicorn tears and dusted lightly with phoenix feathers.”

    :'( Seriously I was howling…but it’s true #doe

  2. mochazina
    January 22, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Luvvie!! I was right there with ya on that line the POTUS was sporting!! LOL http://twitter.com/mochazina/status/293402186761785345

  3. Sandra
    January 22, 2013 at 8:19 am

    @FirstLadysBangs – Twitter Page 😀

    • Serenity
      January 22, 2013 at 9:02 am

      I don’t normally like bangs but on her….AMAZING!!!!

  4. January 22, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Dammit, I have mascara running all down my face at that picture of Sasha!! And yes at sliding down out of the chair, and wanting something to color on and seeing how far you can push it before you get in trouble. Basically me at church every Sunday from birth til age 15.

  5. Serenity
    January 22, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Luvvie, You sure the coat was brown??? It looks blue in all the pics I saw. But you were there and I’ll take your word for it. I am, among other things, a seamstress and I am soooooooooo making that coat!!!!

    The president choose MLK Day for his inauguration and he choose so many different topics to build on with his speech. I’m thinking this term he will become more ethnic. My psychic friends tell me he is going to grow a goatee and start locing his hair.

    I am so proud of him and his family. Just beautiful.

    • Stephanie
      January 22, 2013 at 9:23 am

      Thom Brown is the name of the designer. The dress is blue.

      • Tarah
        January 22, 2013 at 11:03 am

        LOL!! I’m glad you clarified that for her Serenity!! I was like when did Luvvie say the coat was brown!! LMAO!!

  6. Kandra
    January 22, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Did anyone else read that Beyonce lip-synced the National Anthem? http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/earshot/beyonce-inauguration-lip-sync-national-414260

  7. Terri
    January 22, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    “Clapping like a drunk seal”

    I. Am. Done.

  8. Khalia Fawnes
    January 22, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Yeah. Queen Yawnce LIP SYNCED for her life! I can’t believe that was fake though.

  9. missy
    April 17, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    oh my lawd…….i dont usualy comment on blogs….came across yours and this post…..

    ……. And then let’s talk about his skin. His visage looked like it was moisturized with unicorn tears and dusted lightly with phoenix feathers……

    its 1am in engerland…..and oooooh. it took me a good minute to get myself up off the floor after i fell off my chair laughing….trust me having gymed my glutus maximasssss yesterday and my thighs feeling like chef ramsey done tried to tenderise them in a hissy fit….CHALE…..ive never laughed so hard over a blog before……

    luvvie….bless you. you have a new fan O.

    peace, love, made up words and prosperity!!!

    • April 17, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      Eh heh! Correct person. Welcome to my madness o! 😀