POLITICS TO THE FASHION
Small fuss is organized concerning Michelle Obama! In a few days she will be the first lady of the United States and I observe how the big fashionable creators are competing to offer him a design that could shine in the different acts of the capture of possession of his husband like president of the USA. Neither more nor less than Oscar de la Renta, Karl Lagerfeld, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Lacroix, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Isaac Mizrahi and Monique Lhullier, between others, have prepared sketches for she and his daughters. But it seems that his favorite one is a young Thai settled down in North America, Thakoon, which has a style minimalista, multiculturally but sophisticated. What a success, what promotion will be for any fashionable signature that missis Obama shows a model of his! In our country also similar cases were seen, with the designs that show our politics in weddings, soirées and official acts. The outfits of the vice-president, Mª Teresa Fernández of the Vega, they are always much mentioned, as well as the suits that there shows Hope Aguirre, the president of the Community of Madrid, or the style of our infantas. We all remember also that one of the ex-minister of Culture, Carmen Calvo, with a garment of bonds of colors of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, or that Vogue front with all the Shoemaker's ministers posing with expensive and exclusive models. And the fact is that the fashion and the power go more and more close.
Mila Blanco Martínez, Madrid
LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS
I liked very much the article about the last number of asmoda in which one was referring to the origin of the lights of Christmas. It seems that any of them have not found out yet that Christmas is a holiday in which Jesus's birth is commemorated 2008 years ago. It is possible to be an atheist, Buddhist or Islamist but the Christmas reminds to all that in the city of Bethlehem a singular Child was born. And it is a sorrow that in any cities, Madrid specifically, in the lights that adorn the streets one does not refer in the adornments to the significance of the holiday that we celebrate. Me parce that is a way of contributing to the politics descristianizadora of the current government that with the false excuse of not bothering to the atheists or to the believers of other religions (that in Spain are a number infinitely lower than that of the Catholics) wants to do without the symbols of the Christian faith. That's why I liked to read the origin of the Christmas lights although some of them want to conceal it.
Fátima Oak, Madrid