Media

Scott Baker's 'lingerie' story barely coffee shop-friendly

The first featured story on THE BLAZE's front page this morning is an in-depth, investigative look at whether Michelle Obama spent $50,000 on lingerie in a single shopping spree, as a report in The Telegraph recently suggested. It was written with diligence by our editor in chief Scott Baker (and posted at 2:15 a.m).

A sample:

Here’s what we know.  The Telegraph claims Michelle Obama and {Queen of Qatar] Sheikha Mozah spent $50,000 on lingerie.  Here’s what we do not yet know — how much they each spent.

The Queen might have spent $49,950.  I’m not sure what $50 buys you at Agent Provocateur, but maybe the First Lady walked out with just that!

Check that — I just reviewed the most recent Agent Provocateur collection.  You cannot buy anything for $50.

There is a $90 thong.  There’s also a $190 thong.  And a top that seems pretty intricate for $590.

Baker ran into a lot of interesting things in his research. For example, something called a "playsuit" which Agent Provocateur sells for $24,000. There's no photo in the post of said garment, but there's a link to it and that's the case for many of the things Baker mentions in his story.

I really want to click the link because I really want to know what a "playsuit" is. But I can't. Like much of THE BLAZE's staff, I don't work in an office. I work wherever I take my computer, which is usually a cafe of some sort in Washington, D.C.

And I can't bring myself to click a link to a "playsuit" when there's a chance a stranger might see my screen and wonder any number of things.

Baker assured me through instant message, however, that the link is SFC (suitable for cafes). And yet... I think I'll save the story for when I'm home. Even if it means spending the rest of my evening with images of the first lady purchasing a "playsuit" running through my head.

Follow me on Twitter at @eScarry.

One last thing…
Watch TheBlaze live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.
try premium
Exclusive video
All Videos
Watch BlazeTV on your favorite device, anytime, anywhere.
Try BlazeTV for Free
Sponsored content
Daily News Highlights

Get the news that matters most delivered directly to your inbox.