Michelle Bares Fashion Splurge: J. Crew—Online

Candidate's wife talks to Leno on Palin's wardrobe, husband's chances
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2008 4:02 AM CDT

(Newser) – With all the hoopla surrounding Sarah Palin's pricey wardrobe makeover, Michelle Obama has some fashion secrets of her own: she shops J. Crew—online. "Ladies, we know J. Crew. You get some good stuff online," she told Jay Leno last night. But she understands the pressure Palin is under. "It's like being shot out of a cannon," said Michelle. "You're at the center of attention, and you want to look good."

People who could "care less" about campaign controversy include her daughters, she admitted. When dad comes home, "they're like, ‘Let me show you my soccer trophy,’” she said. But the news of Barack Obama's upcoming blitz of half-hour ads did worry Malia, who had to be reassured that the ads wouldn't interfere with Disney channel programs. Michelle's not counting on victory yet. "Barack Obama is the underdog until he's sitting in the Oval Office,” she said.