02/09/2011 02:00 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michelle Obama: 'I Don't Buy A Designer, I Buy A Dress'

Fashion was on the menu at the White House lunch for reporters on Tuesday, Politico writes. Michelle Obama told reporters "I like to patronize American designers, and the vast majority of the clothes that I wear are [designed by Americans.] But there are a lot of other designers that have cute stuff, too," adding, "I don't buy a designer, I buy a dress. I buy the thing that looks good. And then it's like, oh, who is this?"

She also shared her pretty reasonable approach to picking what she'll put on in the morning:

"It's really just sort of, how cold is it? Do I have to stand outside, and what am I going to use to cover my arms if I'm freezing so I'm not shivering while I have to give a speech? It's really stuff like that. And I know people are sort of thinking that it's different, but it's real practical stuff like that."

And one final First Lady wardrobe update -- last week, we wondered if White House Aide Meredith Koop was Michelle's new unofficial stylist, but as Mrs. O points out, tucked away in a Washington Post article on Wednesday was the following sentence:

She denied reports that she has changed her stylist, Ikram Goldman.

...the "she" being Michelle Obama, but the context is pretty unclear.

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