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The winning outfit

You voted… I rented! The off-white floral couture dress won out by a big margin. I wore the pink ombre Bacall earrings. Those sneaks belong to our beloved Bob Madigan

Photos by Manny Fantis and Daniel Swartz,

Political (Girl) Power reigns Newsbabes 2011

Washington newswomen (and Bob!) come together for one night to make an impact in the community.

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DJ Flounder from DC101 kept the pink party going at the 3rd Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer. Held at the Fairmont on M Street, the reception was hosted by more than a dozen DC newswomen.

MORE: Newsbabes Bash WUSA9 Gallery

WATCH: 2011 Newsbabes Bash

WTOP’s Bob Madigan was an honorary host this year- helping us spread the word that men- you too can get breast cancer.The bash helps kick-off DC’s Komen Race for the Cure June 4th.
Guest speakers included Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and DC First Lady Jonice Gray Tucker. Breast cancer survivors DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and FOX News Channel’s Jennifer Griffin wowed the crowd with their inspiring stories. Pictures by Neshan Naltchayan and Manny Fantis.

Party Photos by Metromix DC

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First Lady's Designer Gets 'All Doll'd Up'

See the full story as aired on the WUSA9 Morning Show

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)– Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff on Isabel Toldeo of First Lady fashion fame, named Designer of the Year.

The designer made famous by Michelle Obama was honored by Marymount University at the college’s Portfolio in Motion ‘All Doll’d Up’ show. Virtually unknown before fashion risk-taker Obama chose her to design an Inauguration Day ensemble, Isabel Toledo was named ‘Designer of the Year.’ She praised the young designers presenting their collections that night for their use of textured fabrics and creativity. She also urged them to stay inspired and true to their art, “and success will find you.”  Past recipients of the award include Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta. Photo above by Moshe Zusman.

Related: 2010 Washington’s Fashion for Paws

First Lady Donates Inaugural Gown

Michelle Obama in Jason Wu

Thanks to all who voted for my Oscar night gown– it continues til noon Saturday. In other dress news we’ve learned Michelle Obama will donate that one-shoulder Jason Wu she wowed the world with Inauguration night to- The Smithsonian.  Come on Michelle.. go the Oprah Winfrey way- she put in on ebay! I can only imagine how much it would go for. Go ahead take a guess.

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First Lady's State of the Union Guest List

Michelle Obama

Who can you expect to see alongside Michelle Obama  tonight? OMG has the official guest list with names of those who will join the First Lady in her box at the State of the Union address.

  • Mrs. Michelle Obama
  • Dr. Jill Biden                                              
  • Clayton Armstrong (Washington, DC) Ballou HS graduate and former WH intern and DC Scholar.
  • Li Boynton (Bellaire, TX) 18 year old who has done groundbreaking work with testing the quality of drinking water.
  • Jeffrey Brown (Philadelphia, PA) CEO of Brown’s Super Stores, a growing ten store supermakert chain under the ShopRite banner 
  • Mayor Mick Cornett (Oklahoma City, OK) The national President of the organization representing Republican Mayors &  Local Officials.
  •  Tina Dixon (Allentown, PA) Tina is currently employed by Lehigh Valley Health Network as a Technical Partner Trainee, a job that she was able to secure through a employment retention program.
  • Gabriela Farfan (Madison, WI) In 2009, as a senior in high school she won a scholarship for her study of gemstones and their change of color and affects the gemstone industry. Gabriela is also a National Hispanic Scholar awardee.
  • Julia Frost (Jacksonville, NC) Julia is a former Marine bandsman trumpeter, a wife of an active duty Marine, and current student at Coastal Carolina Community College.  
  • Ping Fu (Chapel Hill, NC) Ping Fu co-founded Geomagic, a company which pioneers technologies that fundamentally change the way products are designed, engineered and manufactured around the world from automobiles to medical devices. 
  • Janell Holloway (Washington, DC) Janell was a DC Scholar with the White House Domestic Policy Council during the summer of 2009.  Currently at Harvard she’s  interested in the connection between child abuse and youth violence and has served as a volunteer at Safe Shores: DC Children’s Advocacy Center for more than three years. Holloway graduated from Benjamin Banneker Academic High School.
  • Ambassador Raymond Joseph In 1990 Raymond Joseph was called to be Haiti’s Chargé d’Affaires in Washington and his country’s representative at the Organization of American States.  After helping with the first democratic elections in December 1990, he returned to the Haiti Observateur where he remained until he was called back to Washington in March 2004, where he is currently the Ambassador.
  • Don Karner (Phoenix, AZ) Don Karner is the President, CEO, and Co-Founder of eTec (Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation).  As President of eTec, Don provides strategic direction, conducts research and leads the company’s development of new products and services.  
  • Janell Kellett (Sun Prairie, WI)  Janell has served as a lead volunteer within the Wisconsin Army National Guard for approximately six years, including during her husband’s fifteen  month deployment from 2005-2006 and recent twelve month deployment from 2009-2010.  Janell was honored for her service with a 2009 Wisconsin National Guard Volunteer of the Year award by the Wisconsin State Family Program. 
  • Rebecca Knerr (Chantilly, VA) Rebecca is representing her husband, Captain II Joseph Knerr, the Task Force Leader of Fairfax County’s Virginia Task Force 1 serving in Haiti.  Having worked as a Fairfax County Firefighter for 15 years, Joe currently serves as Station Commander at Fairfax Fire and Rescue Station 18.  A former Fairfax County Firefighter and Paramedic herself, Rebecca works as an Emergency Physician’s Assistant in a Northern Virginia Hospital and for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department developing and delivering emergency medical services  education to uniformed personnel. 
  • Chris Lardner (Albuquerque, NM) Chris Lardner is a patient service manager at the New Mexico Heart Institute and her husband, Scott, owns a small family business.
  • Anita Maltbia (Kansas City, MO) Anita Maltbia is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, and has over 30 years experience in city government, and community activism. In August 2009, at the request of Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, Anita assumed the director position of the Green Impact Zone.  This initiative works with the residents of a 150 square-block area in the urban core of Kansas City to raise the quality of life environmentally, economically and socially.  
  • Kimberly Munley (Killeen, TX) Kimberly was born and raised in North Carolina. In 1999, she completed Basic Law Enforcement Training and began her career in law enforcement.  
  • Cindy Parker-Martinez (Belle Isle, FL) Cindy is a mother of two young children, who shared her story of the problems her family faces with the current health care system at a Health Care Community Discussion held at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, one of thousands of discussions held nationwide in December 2008.  
  • Deborah Powell (Hugo, OK) Deborah Powell is a Native American Development Specialist for the Housing Authority of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.  A member of the Choctaw Nation, she is currently helping to track budgets and ensure bids for independent elderly homes. 
  • Sergeant First Class Andrew Rubin (Savannah, GA) Sergeant First Class Andrew Rubin entered the Army in 1997 from Boston, Massachusetts and completed One Station Unit Training, Airborne Training and Ranger Assessment and Selection at Fort Benning, Georgia before becoming a Ranger assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment.
  • Mark Todd (Killeen, TX) Mark Todd was born and raised in San Diego, California.  Todd enlisted in the United States Army as a Military Policeman in 1985.  He was selected to attend Military Working Dog Handlers Course and later assigned as a K-9 handler at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, Fort Polk, Louisiana, and Wurezburg, Germany.  Later he was assigned as a K-9 Trainer and Instructor at Lackland Air Force Base Texas.
  • Army Specialist (ret.) Scott Vycital (Ft. Collins, CO) On February 15, 2004, while on patrol of suspected mortar sites, his fire team was engaged by enemy fire and he sustained gunshot wounds on the right side of the face, neck, and shoulder.  As a result of his injuries, the right side of SPC Vycital’s face has been paralyzed and he lost the hearing in his right ear.  
  • Trevor Yager (Indianapolis, IN) Trevor Yager began his career in 1995 while in college by founding TrendyMinds, a full-service advertising/public relations firm. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Anderson University and went on to work with various motor sports sponsors, team owners and sanctioning bodies.
  • Juan Yépez (Lawrence, MA) Juan Yépez, and his brother Luis, are Ecuadorian-natives, who in ten short years, have built a successful and growing commercial real estate company in addition to growing Mainstream Global, a worldwide distributor of computer products, consumer electronics, and electronic components, in mills once inhabited by earlier generations of immigrants.


PETA uses Michelle's Pic w/out Permission

Fur Free & Fabulous

I’m all about protecting animals.. but would be IRRATE if for any reason a campaign of any kind used a pic of me for their agenda. It’s called common courtesy– just ask.  PETA included the first lady in its DC campaign based on White House confirmation that she doesn’t do fur. Mrs. Obama appears with the likes of Oprah, Carrie Underwood and Tyra Banks. The ads are appearing in Washington’s Metro stations, magazines and PETA’s Web site. Read the entire article at right now at

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