Daily Archives: November 16, 2008

Michelle’s Diamond Earrings


On election night, the First Lady elect wore these $11,000 diamond encrusted earrings by Loree Rodkin to accessorize her red and black Narciso Rodriquez dress – that’s diamond encrusted, triple dangle, white gold, with pear, oval, and marquee shapes.  I would mention poor ole Auntie Zeit in the Boston housing project, but that wouldn’t be nice.  I’m sure dress and earrings will be auctioned, with the money going to one of the Obama’s many charities.  Uh-huh.

(Vogue UK:   http://www.vogue.co.uk/jewellery/news/081107-michelle-obama-in-loree-rodkin.aspx )

One thing about it, Ms. Loree has another notch in her belt.  In September ’08, she already claimed celebrity clients such as Cher, her friend of 30 years, Elizabeth Taylor, Rihanna, Madonna, Mary J. Blige, and  Elton John.  She is a native of Chicago, now based in L.A.  Loree Rodkin profile:  http://www.loreerodkin.com/profile.html

More of her designs here:


But I’m savin’ my money for this one –


Posted:  11.16.08


Filed under Human Interest, life, President Elect Barack Obama, Trivia, Uncategorized

The Emanuel Brothers: Zeke, Rahm, and Ari

From NPR Morning Edition, November 14, 2008 · Hollywood is buzzing about a documentary on Barack Obama. A film crew has been following Obama for two years. One of the talent agents involved with the project is Ari Emanuel. He’s the brother of Congressman Rahm Emanuel, who has been chosen as White House chief of staff to Barack Obama. So far, the third Emanuel brother has not been involved with the project. Zeke Emanuel is a doctor at the NIH Clinical Center.

The Emanuel brothers:  First son, Zeke, middle son, Rahm, youngest, Ari. 

From a Charlie Rose interview:

The strength in the brothers’ relationship (they speak several times a day) is the product of a tight-knit family upbringing. The three Emanuel brothers credit their parents with fostering fraternal closeness nurtured at the family dinner table, where the brothers were schooled in the art of argumentation. Keeping abreast of politics, culture and history was expected, and verbal aggression was not seen as harmful, or as Rahm told Rose, “Normally a swear word is associated with epithets — in our house, it’s a term of affection.”

More about the brothers:



The Emanuel brothers personality test from hell:


Posted:  11.15.08

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