Oprah's Obama Inauguration Dress Plan: It's All About the "Vision Boards"

11/04/2008 at 01:58 PM ET

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Oprah Winfrey has been one of Barack Obama’s most outspoken supporters over the course of his campaign, and she’s already planning the next step — what to wear to his inauguration ball! Winfrey called into N.Y.C.’s Power 105.1 Radio Station this morning to talk with host Ed Lover, and revealed her sartorial plan for the big night. Turns out that she not only already has the dress, but she’s been planning it since February with “vision boards”! Winfrey explained, “So help me God, I am looking at it right now…. Actually I started in February. I was speaking with Michelle [Obama] and Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver — we were all doing a big rally out in California. At the end of the rally Michelle Obama said something powerful, ‘and I want you to leave here and envision Barack Obama taking the oath of office’…. I created a vision board. I had never had a vision board before. I came home, I got me a board and put Barack Obama’s picture on it and I put a picture of my dress I want to wear to the inauguration.” And with votes still being cast around the country, the dress has already made its debut out of the closet! “Last week I said to the stylist, ‘Take it out of the closet. Let’s take it out. Let’s hang it up, and let it air out.'” Check out more political fashion choices by clicking here.


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Faye on

Saying that my comparing Bush to McCain is the same as comparing Malcom X with Obama is beyond ignorant. McCain proudly voted with Bush 90% of the time. The only think Obama has in common with Malcom X is race. I really can’t think of a applicable word and am sure the person who posted that stupidity can’t help. I am beginning to hate the internet and am looking for a candidate who will push for restrictions on the use of the internet by the stupid.

Apryl on

WOW is what i say to all of the commentary. It saddens me we are so judgmental to the point we are disrespectful. I personally do not know either candidate and I doubt any of you do who have left your POVs here. At some point we all have to put the negativity aside and respect the differences. I’m sure their are commonalities amongst all of us regardless of race, party affiliation, gender etc…. Let me first say I did not vote for McCain and my main reason is b/c he represents an era that I long to see this country move away from. It is 2008 folks, we have a diverse country which that diversity makes us such a great place but we also have so much disrespect for those who do not fit into what we deem to be ‘right’, somehow we always seem to know what is best for someone else…i.e. abortion(we assume if we bring God into it, it validates our POV) I ask what about those who do not believe in God?? We always seem to approach things as if every American shares the same religious belief…we must begin to be inclusive of those who are different whether it be diff in race, opinion, physical ailments etc.. No two people think exactly alike and we must govern with an ability embrace ALL people. Regardless of who you vote for, just vote b/c you can and in some places across the world people do not have this right/privilege.
Although I voted for Obama, I can also respect someone’s decision for voting for McCain. Its called choice and it is your choice to make.

AS for his race being a topic of discussion. It was his white family members who shaped and instilled in him what he stands for today. His father played a very small role in his life which was he basically provided the sperm. So I salute his family (his mom, grandpa and grandmother) b/c they seem to have done an awesome job. To categorize him as African American or Black, discredits those who molded and shaped him into who he is today.

I will pose the question to those who say Obama is not qualified. What has McCain accomplished in his 20+ years in the senate? What has he done to demonstrate he brings new ideas, new vision and an ability to embrace ALL people in those 20+ years? What has he done to show he can be innovative with the times, b/c times have changed since he was a POW!! Length of time serving does not equate to quality and effectiveness, please keep that in mind.

Ant on

Mary- How does Palin care about babies when she kicked her daughter out to go live with her sister when she found out her daughter was pregnant.

How can Palin care about babies when she is traveling the world and her mentally retarded child is not seeing her around because is being taken care of by a nanny because the child can’t take traveling around so much?

Gramma FE on

As a 78 year old Black Woman. I have ridden in the back of the bus, drunk “colored water”, and have been denied access to restaurants and theaters.

I want our BABIES, men and women, who happen to be black, white, black/white back from Iraq and Afganistan and all the other places where they are in harms way. No one complained about their racial background when they were sent into an illegal war. I commend Senator McCain for his heroics in the war, however, he wants to remain in a war that is bleeding us dry. To add insult to injury, he chose a woman who would set womankind back 50 years, I have to question his judgement.

I’ve seen WWII, Korea, Vietnam and now this. Enough already, stop killing our children for imagined slights and affronts.

I think that Barak Obama will move us in the right direction.

However, whatever your choice. VOTE and then prepare to close ranks, behind whomever wins, and bring our great country back to greatness.

Thanks for reading this, waitng for comments.

Remember, be good to yourselves, at least once a day.

justine baker on

I’ll be wearing a huge smile on my face when he wins.

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