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Portraits Of Barack And Michelle Obama Unveiled At The National Portrait Gallery

Last Updated on 19th April 2018 Yesterday marked an important moment in history. At the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC., the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were finally revealed to an audience which included ex U.S vice president Joe Biden, director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks. The occasion saw the addition of the first African-American couple to the gallery’s presidential collection which began in 1994, as well as the first time African-American artists have been commission to do the job. Immortalizing Obama in a vibrant garden filled with flowers each possessing sentimental value, New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley said, “The ability to be the first African-American painter to paint the first African-American president of the United States was absolutely overwhelming”. Wearing Peter Pilotto to the ceremony, Michelle Obama opted for Baltimore artist Amy Sherald whom captured the former U.S first lady’s beauty in a stunning Milly gown. Acknowledging the importance of the moment, Michelle highlighted, “I’m thinking of all the girls of colour who will come and see someone who looks like them hanging on the wall of this great American Institution”. She continued, “and I know the kind of impact that will have on their lives, because I was one of those girls.” We think both artists produced fabulous work. Much like the Obama’s relationship, each painting complements the other beautifully. [Image]

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Michelle Obama Dazzles In Atelier Versace At Her Final State Dinner

Last Updated on 20th October 2016 A style icon in her own right, Michelle Obama knows how to use fashion to make a statement and her choice of outfit  for her final state dinner yesterday night, was no exception. To welcome the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Mrs. Agnese Landini, FLOTUS wore a stunning Atelier Versace, rose gold chainmail gown that spoke volumes in so many ways. Not least because she was championing an Italian designer in honour of her guests but also because the dress was “unforgettable” which in truth, is how so many feel about Michelle’s time as first lady. Made especially for her by Donatella Versace, the draped detail accentuated Michelle’s curves beautifully. Donatella did a great job and said she was, “humbled and honored to have the opportunity to dress the First Lady of the United States”. Thoughts? Did FLOTUS make the right choice for her final state dinner?

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Michelle Obama On The Cover Of Variety Wearing Jonathan Simkhai Is Perfection

Last Updated on 8th September 2016 Cementing her status as one of the best dressed first ladies of all time, Michelle Obama one hundred percent slayed on the cover of Variety Magazine and made designer Jonathan Simkhai a household name while at it. Already a celeb favourite, the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner ‘s dreams literally came true when Michelle decided to wear his custom-made black-and-white dress. Speaking to WWD about working with the first lady, Simkhai said, “It was a huge honor and brand milestone to work with Michelle Obama’s team on a custom dress for the cover of Variety. Michelle represents the definition of a strong, fearless, inspiring, and truly elegant First Lady, and seeing her in one of my dresses was a dream come true.” Meanwhile the Variety interview in which Michelle Obama opens up about the importance of pop-culture and it’s positive impact on promoting her worthwhile causes is a must-read. Not one to take herself too seriously she says, “What I have never been afraid of is to be a little silly, and you can engage people that way. My view is, first you get them to laugh, then you get them to listen .So I’m always game for a good joke, and I’m not so formal in this role. There’s very little that we can’t do that people wouldn’t appreciate,” We certainly appreciated her getting down with Missy Elliott and James Corden on Carpool Karaoke. It was a legendary episode that’ll never be forgotten and in our opinion propelled her to new heights of “woman crush” status.” Oh Michelle, we’re going to miss you when you’re gone! Truly.

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Michelle Obama’s red Jason Wu Inauguration gown goes on display

Last Updated on 15th January 2014 We gushed about her wearing it at the start of the year, and also ended the year by naming her one of the best-dressed ladies of 2013 because of it… so it’s safe to say that Michelle Obama’s Jason Wu gown that she wore to the second Inauguration Ball is something pretty special. We aren’t the only ones to gush about the First Lady in the red hot dress though, so it comes as no surprise to learn that it’s going on display at the National Museum of American History for the 100th anniversary of its popular The First Ladies exhibition. Michelle Obama’s dress – along with the red Jimmy Choos – is only going to be there for a year though, so plan your trip to the States carefully if you want to check it out with your very own eyes. [Racked] 

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Michelle Obama is magical in Marchesa

Last Updated on 11th December 2013 When Michelle Obama gets dressed up for a big event, she leaves no stone unturned. She ticks all of our sartorial boxes, and her appearance at the 36th Kennedy Center Honors Gala in Washington D.C was no exception. The First Lady looked chic, regal, sophisticated and a little bit daring in a gorgeous turquoise floor-length off-the-shoulder ball gown by Marchesa. She accessorised with a simple but oh so sparkly necklace, and added even more wow factor to her look with some big voluminous curls in her hair. We can’t see her choice of footwear, but we have every faith that she made a good decision. Look at that smile – that’s the smile of a lady who feels as fabulous as she looks!

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Miley Cyrus loses her eyebrows, Anna Wintour goes to a Kanye West concert, and Michelle Obama’s fashion regret

Don’t be scared, that’s just Miley Cyrus on the left, showing off her newly bleached eyebrows. [Daily Mail] Another reason to visit the Isabella Blow Exhibition at Somerset House this weekend, courtesy of a fabulous new video. [Vogue] FLOTUS Michelle Obama reveals her biggest fashion regret. Can you guess what it is? [Telegraph] Mary Katrantzou has made history by becoming the first designer to join the NEWGEN committee. [Marie Claire] Cara Delevingne headed into the recording studio; is she finally making her dreams come true by recording an album? [Styleite] Yes, that is Anna Wintour you saw in the audience at Kanye West’s concert… [Fashion Foie Gras] Love false lashes but not the false lash look? Watch how to make them look real… [Refinery 29]

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Michelle Obama rocks Jimmy Choo’s over-the-knee boots

Last Updated on 30th October 2013 We’re major lovers of over the knee boots; why else would we have dedicated an entire feature to them? (Click here to check out some of our favourites that we selected a few months ago.) Over the knee boots are the hottest footwear trend right now; you know it, we know it, and First Lady Michelle Obama knows it too. Three cheers for the trendy FLOTUS! Michelle Obama decided to rock the black Jimmy Choo Esther boots at the Sunday Service at Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Washington DC at the weekend, looking chic and fashion-forward with the rest of the Obama clan. MObama wore her stunning boots with a burgundy ensemble that consisted of a dress and a matching cardigan, as well as a black clutch which offset the burgundy hues of the outfit perfectly. And how cute do the First Lady and her daughter look in matching outfit colours? Are the Obamas one of the most stylish families to live at the White House? Let us know your thoughts!

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Michelle Obama sunshine bright in Michael Kors

Last Updated on 10th July 2013 No one can say Michelle Obama doesn’t dress for an occasion, or indeed, the weather. The First Lady looked sunshine bright in a gorgeous Michael Kors yellow dress while attending the second annual White House Kids State Dinner in Washington yesterday, commanding attention in a subtle but effective way. It was the perfect dress for the occasion; the oversized bow at the waist was a great addition, as it gave the dress some much needed definition and made MObama’s look more playful; plus we think it might have given the kids (and their parents) something to talk about on their way home. She accessorised with some lime green shoes which no doubt brightened up the entire room, as well as her outfit. Another flawless appearance from the First Lady of the United States. [Image] 

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Michelle Obama wears Prabal Gurung for Easter Service

Last Updated on 1st April 2013 For tip-top Church inspiration, look no further than First Lady Michelle Obama. President Obama’s beautiful wife was a prime example of effortlessly chic Easter Sunday dressing, as she and the family attended a special service at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington yesterday. She wore a very spring-appropriate Prabal Gurung number from the designer’s spring/summer 2010 collection, which she first stepped out in three years ago at the Smithsonian, and also wore last year (sans coat) while hosting former President George W Bush and Laura Bush at the White House. A hard-working dress, then! Mrs O’s coat is also from the same collection, and she accessorised with grey pumps which complemented the flower detailing of the dress perfectly. Top marks! [Image] 

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Top stories this week: Michelle Obama’s second Vogue cover, Dior’s Harrods takeover, and CFDA nominations revealed

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Michelle Obama gets her second Vogue Cover Anna Wintour has once again tapped First Lady Michelle Obama for a Vogue US cover. Read more here!  Christian Dior takes over Harrods Harrods has officially received a Christian Dior make-over, and has dedicated its fourth floor to the French brand. Read more here!  2013 CFDA Awards nominations are out The nominations for this year’s CFDA Awards are officially out, and Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, and Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler are all up for the prestigious Womenswear Designer of the Year award. Read more here!  Julien Macdonald creates Beyonce’s tour costumes Julien Macdonald has been give the honour of designing Beyonce’s outfits for her upcoming Mrs Carter world tour – no pressure, then! Read more here!  Alice Dellal returns for Boy Chanel Looks like Karl Lagerfeld was pleased with Alice Dellal’s debut Boy Chanel ad campaign, as she is once again the face of the gorgeous handbags.Read more here! Marc Jacobs for Diet Coke bottles revealed We’ve seen the cans, but now it’s time to check out the bottles that Marc Jacobs created for Diet Coke! Read more here!  Rihanna wears Givenchy on tour Riccardo Tisci has designed some bespoke outfits for Rihanna’s Diamonds world tour. Read more here! 

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Michelle Obama is American Vogue’s April cover star

Last Updated on 14th March 2013 Anna Wintour always saves the best ‘til last when it comes to releasing the Vogue US issues, and we can definitely see why she made us wait for the April one as it features none other than Michelle Obama on the cover! We guess those rumours were true all along! The First Lady was photographed by Annie Leibovitz in the Red Room of the White House, and is wearing a strikingly stunning blue Reed Krakoff dress on the cover. As well as the gorgeous pictures and candidly open interview, the best thing about this cover star is the fact that she is joined (in both pics and interview) by her hubby, who just so happens to be the President of the United States, Barack Obama! How can any other magazine compete with that?! “Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole,” said the First Lady. “You know, we have small kids; they’re growing every day. But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, ‘Our number-one priority is making sure that our family is whole.’” Click here to read the rest of this extraordinary interview and see more beautiful pictures.

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Adele and Beyonce to sing at Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday

Last Updated on 11th March 2013 We bet there are a lot of women out there who don’t want to advertise the fact that they are turning the big 5-0, but First Lady Michelle Obama is not one of them. We don’t blame her either – if we looked half as good as she does at 49, we would want to shout it from the rooftops too! So, while a lot of other women might be dreading their 50th birthday, we have a feeling Michelle will be counting down the days for her bday bash as she has some of the hottest singers lined up to serenade her on her big day – namely Beyonce and our home girl Adele! “America’s First Lady will be holding a huge celebrity-packed party for her birthday at the White House next year and, as she adores Adele and Beyonce, she has asked them both to sing,” a source reportedly told The Daily Mail. “Adele has graciously accepted and waived her usual fee for the high-profile private performance. She will sing a selection of her most-loved hits for the First Lady and her friends.” We wouldn’t be surprised if more singing sensations are added to the list at a later date – we’ll keep you posted with more deets as and when we get them. Who’s excited?

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Michelle Obama wore Jason Wu again to the Inauguration ball!

Last Updated on 22nd January 2013 Looks like Jason Wu has once again become the envy of the fashion world, as Michelle Obama gave him the honour of creating her dress for the prestigious Inauguration ball last night. And didn’t he do well? It’s obvious that the First Lady is a fan of the Taiwan-born designer’s work, as this isn’t the first time she has donned one of his pieces. She famously wore one of his designs for the Inauguration ball four years ago and catapulted him to fame more or less overnight. History does indeed repeat itself! While she wore a cream one shouldered floral applique gown back in 2009, Mrs O went for a much bolder creation this time round, opting for a vivid red halter neck chiffon and velvet dress which complemented her figure beautifully. And her newly-cut fringe definitely didn’t go unnoticed – neither did those stunning Kimberly McDonald jewels that were custom-made especially for the occasion. We cannot fault a single aspect of this look – the First Lady was radiant from top to toe!

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Asda re-creates Michelle Obama’s Michael Kors election dress

Last Updated on 22nd November 2012 First Lady Michelle Obama has captivated the world with her effortless, elegant style, and we all waited with baited breath to discover what she would be wearing on that all-important Election Night. We applauded the First Lady’s decision to wear a “recycled” red and black Michael Kors dress for the occasion, as it just goes to show that even the wife of the President can be thrifty too. With penny-saving in mind then, it’s now a good time to mention that George at Asda has made its very own version of the lucky dress in question. The metallic midi dress, also known as ‘the Michelle’, retails for just £20 and is part of Asda’s new  “Impress Dresses” range. Whether you want to channel the First Lady or just want a great frock to wow the crowds in this festive season, we think you could do a lot worse than “the Michelle”. And who knows, it might even bring you luck too… [Daily Mail] [Image]

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Michelle Obama’s DNC Tracy Reese dress to hit shelves soon!

Last Updated on 7th September 2012 So you loved the dress Michelle Obama wore for her speech at the DNC and you need it now?! Worry not. Tracy Reese (the designer behind the infamous dress which was actually custom made for the First Lady) – has officially confirmed it’ll be in stores very soon. The pink and grey brocade dress is expected to retail for around $500, however the power that is the “Michelle Obama effect” means the dress will probably already be sold out before it even hits the stores.   If you just can’t wait to get a piece of Mrs O’s DNC style then head over to J.Crew and you can snap up the pink Everly Suede Pumps she paired with the dress. Now we don’t know about you…while we loved Michelle’s outfit and we must admit we were nearly moved to tears by her speech, it was her nails we were obsessing over. Absolutely fabulous! Thumbs up all round to Michelle Obama! [Image]

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Rate or Slate: Rihanna in Givenchy, Michelle Obama in Wes Gordon and Tulisa in Topshop

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 This week’s Rate or Slate see’s a rather interestingly kitted out Rihanna, and the First Lady showing us why the fashion world sat up and took notice when she followed her husband into the White House. For the Battleship Japan photo call Rihanna went with a directional, all-black Givenchy Fall 2012 number – we can always trust RiRi to be a little different! Michelle Obama attended the 2012 Nickelodeon 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards in a Wes Gordon Spring 2012 tunic and metallic jeans (or jeggings, we suspect), whilst Tulisa was spotted leaving the BBC Radio One studios in a symmetrical, hyper print Topshop dress. We’re far too torn between these style choices, so it’s over to our Style Jury…. Fashion News Ed says: Rihanna: “Sorry Rihanna, you look like a bag lady here… love the hair though.” Michelle Obama: “Michelle is hands down the winner for me. I love how elegant and gorgeous the First Lady looked in what are possibly jeggings! Just goes to show that it doesn’t matter what you wear and where you wear it to – you can still exude class!” Tulisa: “I do also love Tulisa’s dress… always love a celeb in high street! It’s a bit ‘been there done that’ as I feel Tulisa lives in these types of dresses, but I don’t blame her, as they are perfect for her body shape. Thumbs up!” You say: “RiRi – no to the gloves, add colour pop shoes, 1st Lady – Fab and Tulisa – love the whole outfit except the bag.” – @ItsAyesh via Twitter “Miss O!” Crystal Simone Ferguson via Facebook Verdict: Rate to the power of one! With our Facebook followers giving Michelle Obama a whopping 80% of votes, and a rather approving Fashion News […]

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Michelle Obama wears ASOS Africa

Last Updated on 24th June 2011 Michelle Obama is known for her love of sporting British fashion – who could forget that stunning McQueen gown she wore to the State dinner – so it comes as no surprise America’s First Lady is all in favour of helping along ASOS’ Africa initiative.

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Get Michelle Obama’s Banana Republic bag!

Remember when Michelle Obama wore that Marc by Marc Jacobs dress back in March? Well, the bag she was wearing was significantly cheaper. Banana Republic’s Market tote – we can only assume that’s an intended reference to Jil Sander’s – was Ms. Obama’s bag of choice to escort her on her trip to Brazil, injecting a splash of sunshine into her colourful spring look (though, frankly, with Brazil and a rainbow striped dress, we wonder why she needed any more). The hold-all leather tote with its raw sheared edges is great choice of arm candy for the First Lady’s flight – and for the season in general – so you’ll be pleased to know you can snap yours up here for $120 (£73.30). And if you’re not keen on yellow, you can opt for the brown, orange, blue or green version. We suggest you hurry, though – Michelle’s selling power may not be quite as great as Kate‘s, but she can still shift a bag or two (hundred). Mustard Market bag, $120, available at Banana Republic.

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Michelle Obama switches stylists

Last Updated on 23rd February 2011 Ever wondered how America’s First Lady Michelle Obama has such impeccable fashion sense? Well it’s not thanks to her former-never-officially-confirmed stylist Ikram Goldman, oh no – there’s another candidate in the midst.

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Michelle Obama wears $35 H&M dress

Last Updated on 10th February 2011 It seems America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama, has more in common with our own leading lady, Kate Middleton, than you might think – both, it seems, love a good bargain when they see one, and Ms. Obama’s penchant is for none other than H&M,, if her latest look is anything to go by.

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Michelle Obama’s nude debate

Last Updated on 21st May 2010 Nudes are in this season, but be careful saying that in public – as one Associated Press journalist will tell you, when he described Michelle Obama‘s dress as ‘flesh’, it can cause more trouble than it’s worth.

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Jason Wu meets Michelle Obama

Last Updated on 10th March 2010 Yesterday at the Smithsonian National Museum, designer Jason Wu finally got to meet First Lady Michelle Obama as they enlisted the dress he designed for her , and she subsequently made famous , into the American First Ladies Collection.

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Michelle Obama’s fashion art

Last Updated on 16th June 2009 Michelle Obama praised fashion as an “American art form”. The US First Lady was honoured at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards in New York last night (15.06.09) and praised the industry in a pre-taped video message. She said: “Fashion is an American art form with ingenuity and craftsmanship that contribute so much to our economy and culture.” Noting her “meteoric rise as a fashion icon”, CFDA president Diane Von Furstenberg paid tribute to the wife of President Barack Obama, saying she had a unique look that balances the duality of her lives as an adviser and mother to Sasha, eight and Malia, 10.

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Oscar de la Renta blasts Michelle Obama’s style choices

Last Updated on 9th April 2009 You can never please everyone. I thought Michelle Obama’s style choices were perfect. She understands the occasion and dresses to suit, whilst still looking stylish and elegant. She has created her own look, in a Jackie O vein, she looks timeless yet fashionable. I’ve also enjoyed watching her loyalty to designers such as Thakoon and Jason Wu. But some people are not so happy with her choices. One in particular is Oscar de la Renta: “American fashion right now is struggling. I think I understand what [Obama and her advisors] are doing, but I don’t think that is the right message at the particular point… I don’t object to the fact that Mrs Obama is wearing J. Crew to whatever because the diversity of America is what makes this country great. But there are a lot of great designers out there. I think it’s wrong to go in one direction only.

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Michelle Obama wows again!

Ok, so the Michelle Obama style tracking really needs to calm itself. But then I saw her dressed in Azzedine Alaia and knew I had to write about it. In my personal opinion she has never looked this stunning. Yes, she always looked well groomed and chic, but in this black Alaia number she literally steals the show. Looking her most svelte and her most sexy to date. It just works in every way; from the body fitting top with a flattering neckline, to the full skirt and her hair looks fabulous. Truly feminine.

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Michelle Obama brings style to London

Last Updated on 6th November 2009 The G20 Summit has begun, chaos broke out on the streets of London, and whilst I cowered at home, too afraid to travel in to work, I decided not to stare at images of hooligans kicking windows in. But instead I watched the news eager to get a first glimpse of Barack and Michelle Obama as they landed in London. Yes, all I was really interested in was what Michelle would be wearing. And I have to say, she really didn’t disappoint, continuing her Jackie O style. She looked flawless, particularly as she boarded Air Force One, in a gorgeous Thakoon coat. The ivory tulle tweed was offset perfectly with the black trim and a simple shift dress.

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Michelle Obama wears Jason Wu again for the cover of Vogue

Last Updated on 11th February 2009 In contrast to the Pixie Geldof for Vogue Italia debate, Vogue US has chosen a very worthy woman to grace their cover. The First Lady, Jason Wu, Mrs. Obama was shot by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz. Inside we’re treated to an interview written by editor-at-large. Andre Leon Talley who comments: “She doesn’t need any help [choosing outfits]. She loves fashion and knows what works for her. Mrs. Obama picked the outfits for the shoot herself, and chose a Narcisco Rodriguez black dress as one of her pieces. She’s pictured in a number of ‘hard at work’ poses and in the interview discusses everything from the press interest in her wardrobe to trying to take her children to school. On the First Lady, Anna Wintour remarked: “Change was the clarion call of Barack Obama’s election campaign, though I don’t think any of us at Vogue initially realized that would include the difference that was going to be made by First Lady Michelle Obama’s wardrobe…. It’s inspiring to see our First Lady so serene and secure in her personal style. Mrs. Obama is an inspiration to many and it’s great to see her at the forefront of the media. Appearing in Vogue gives her a personal touch…a feeling of familiarity. [Source,source, source]

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eBay Style Director, Constance White on Michelle Obama

Last Updated on 26th January 2009 Much has been said about Michelle Obama’s outfits for Inauguration Day. She’s been applauded, criticized and seriously scrutinized. We thought we’d catch up with one of our favourite fashion critics, eBay Style Director, First Lady of Style. What were your thoughts on Michelle Obama’s decision to wear Isabel Toledo for Inauguration Day and Jason Wu for the ball? She was obviously going for a fairy tale day. They are our American royalty and she wanted to step out royally. Which outfit in particular was your favourite? They were both beautifully imagined and created and I loved Toledo’s choice of colour on the First lady. But I would have liked to see her in something sleeker on both counts.

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Michelle Obama: The first lady of style

Last Updated on 21st January 2009 Yesterday was a historic moment, a moment you will tell your children about, they day the world changed. But how on earth do you do decide what to wear on such a day? Well, this was of course the unenviable task for Michelle Obama, at the centre of history in the making, she knew whatever she wore would be analysed and picked to pieces. But you know what? She got it right. With designers such as Thakoon and Christian Dior offering designs for the inauguration, it was Cuban born designer Isabel Toledo who was Michelle’s designer of choice. The gold lace shift with matching dress was beautifully cut, skimming Michelle’s figure and creating a flattering, sophisticated line. With a matching cardigan and that stunning Tom Binns crystal necklace Michelle Obama earned her style stripes. We already know from her previous choices, that she is not afraid to take risks and accessorising with muted green leather gloves and green Jason Wu that we’ve really all been talking about. Wu hadn’t even been told that Michelle would be wearing his dress to the ball. The Tapei-born designer told WWD “I found out with everyone else – which was pretty fabulous, when you think about it.” But what a dress… Like a dream, Michelle, stood in crystal encrusted chiffon one-shouldered gown. It flattered every inch of her figure and for a moment she was closer to a Hollywood star than a President’s wife. If the speech made you cry, it was this dress that did it for me. True glamour, real beauty and optimism for the future of fashion. Politics just got interesting. [images]

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Michelle Obama: Bringing style to the white house

Last Updated on 8th November 2008 This morning we woke up to the news that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America marking the end of what has been the most exciting election to watch unfold. We’re elated, proud and so happy (not to mention relieved) to witness this groundbreaking moment in history. Naturally we have to celebrate! And we’re doing so in the only way a fashion blog knows how…by paying a stylish tribute to the next first lady-in-waiting, Michelle Obama.

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Inside The Obama’s New House: Get Ready For Major Home Envy

Last Updated on 24th January 2017 It hasn’t been up to a week since Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama departed the White House and we’re already missing the former first family. But those who live in Washington D.C won’t have to worry as The Obama’s won’t be leaving the capital for another 2 years at the very least, until Sasha completes high school. While it may not be up to the standards of their old residence (let’s be real, nothing will ever compare to the White House), their new 8,200 square foot home in the luxurious Kalorama neighbourhood (also home to Ivanka Trump and her family) isn’t too shabby. According to reports The Obama’s will be renting a stunning $6.4m pad owned by Bill Clinton’s ex press secretary. The nine bedroom home which also comes with ten outdoor car parking spaces, formal gardens, a courtyard and two garages will set them back a cool $22,000 per month. The move will take place after their much needed holiday in Palm Springs. The house is currently being renovated but here’s a sneak peek. Be warned. The following images are guaranteed to induce serious home envy. [Images]

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Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery for Harper’s Bazaar UK August

Last Updated on 3rd July 2013 Michelle Dockery has finally got her Harper’s Bazaar moment, posing for the August issue with attitude and confidence. She’s a long way from Downton Abbey, but she looks right at home on the cover! Michelle was shot by David Slijper, and is rocking some seriously stylish threads on the cover and in the editorial from the likes of Miu Miu, Prada, Sportmax, Louis Vuitton and Bottega Veneta. You work those stripes, girl! Her interview is not to be missed either, as she opens up about dinner with Barack Obama, the Bet Gala, and of course, Downton Abbey. “It’s like this love affair that I have with my job,” she said. “There’s a part of me that doesn’t want it to end, because I love it so much… and once it’s all over, I’m sure there will be a period when I feel slightly at a loss.” She isn’t the only one who’s going to feel slightly at a loss when it ends. Sad face! Michelle Dockery’s Harper’s Bazaar UK August issue is on sale on July 4th. Head on over to the website to check out all the behind-the-scenes action and see more pics and interview snippets from what we think is going to be an instant best-selling issue.

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Call Gok, Barack Obama needs some fashion tips

Last Updated on 23rd March 2009 Poor Michelle Obama, we all know that feeling when we run down the stairs in our brand new fabulous creation and you find yourself faced with a disapproving stare from your beloved. Yes men just don’t get fashion and it turns out the President doesn’t either. Talking exclusively to the New York Times, the First Lady let us into an insight into her home life and the not uncommon wardrobe debate. So what’s her most offending item? Turns out it is a grey metallic belt, which her husband has titled the ‘Star Trek’ belt. Then of course there is that conversation we’ve all had: “He’s always asking: ‘Is that new? I haven’t seen that before.’ It’s like, why don’t you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet.

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Ropes and Ropes of Pearls: How Our Grandmas’ Jewelry is Our New Obsession

Last Updated on 25th July 2016 You have probably heard a dozen times that pearls are making a huge comeback. Thrown in a corner of shade and oblivion for a few years by diamonds and statement bling, pearls waited patiently to return in the spotlight and regain their former glory. If you ask some specialists, pearls never went out of fashion, not even for a second. However, they were left aside as ceremonial jewelry for weddings and sweet sixteen celebrations – demure staples of femininity but too quiet to shine as bright as modern accessories. But everything changed in 2014 and since then, pearls are the new diamonds in town, proving once again that Coco Chanel was a visionary and a woman way ahead of her times. The famous designer once said that women needed “ropes and ropes of pearls” and her words were repeated throughout history. But are we still living the Jackie O. times, or are we wearing pearls in big, bold designs to match our contemporary jewelry frenzy? Taking a look back, we can clearly see that pearls overcame their “demure” reputation and turned into veritable statement pieces all women are dying to wear. How Did Pearls Become So Popular? The answer to this question can be easily found on runways and last years’ fashion shows. As per usual, Chanel set the tone, the music and the scene for one of the boldest and most original comebacks in history. Chanel’s spring 2014 fashion show brought larger pearls in chunky, massive and high-end contemporary designs and the world followed. Soon, Karl Lagerfeld displayed massive pearls as well on the catwalk. Oscar de la Renta placed the pearls on booties, while Simone Rocha adorned everything with pearls, including knee socks. A year later, Honor and Lanvin sent a cascade […]

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