Mrs. O And Me: Getting To Know The First Lady Through Her Style - Page 2
I follow this blog religiously. Seeing photos of the first African American First Lady of the United States wearing fashion forward dresses, cardigans and broaches from young, hip designers, makes me, an African American mom of two, admire her even more.
The March 2011 issue of Vogue features Mrs. O in an Alexander McQueen dress at the White House State Dinner for the Chinese president. Alexander McQueen is a bold, edgy choice for a First Lady. Michelle Obama skillfully mixes high and low fashion as if that was the norm. Whenever women discover she wore a J. Crew item, it’s sold out in minutes Well, she gets it. Mixing fashion price points is the norm for many of us.
No frumpy frocks and dowdy gowns for Mrs. O, a multi-tasking mom on the go. She’s too modern to hide behind dumpy old lady frocks. She’s also great at accentuating her best assets, namely her height and toned arms. Fashion editors toast her style and regular women like me marvel at her in the magazines.
I’ve learned a lot about Mrs. O through her fashion choices. Bold and unafraid. Always appropriate for every occasion. That’s how I describe her style and her role as First Lady. That’s why I find her uniquely awe inspiring.