Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Michelle Obama...First Lady of Fashion

First Lady Michelle Obama has definitely made her mark as a fashionista in the same ranks as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis did when JFK was President of The United States back in the 60's. Although she wears a variety of designer pieces she has a soft spot for Jason Wu the Manhattan based Taiwaneese American fashion designer who created the one-shouldered silk chiffon gown she chose to wear at the Presidential Inaugural Ball on January 20th 2009.

It's been said that out of all the presidential wives, Michelle most resembles the late Mrs. Kennedy in her overall demeanor of grace and poise alongside her fashion choices which mimmick the vintage styles of that era.  For many reasons other than their choice of fashion, the Obama's have been cited as being 'the contemporary version of camelot'...

Fashion journalist Kate Betts, contributing editor to Time magazine and a former editor-in-chief at Harper's Bazaar recently wrote a book titled 'Everyday Icon, Michelle Obama and the Power of Style' which explores not only Mrs. Obama's, but the style history of previous first wives from decades ago. 

Her passion has been consistent throughout this presidential term as she was seen wearing a 1950's Norman Norell vintage black lace cocktail dress on the TNT 'Christmas in Washington' special that aired December 17th 2010.  

I just recently found out that Obama was slammed by a public figure in the media for wearing too much yellow but since it wasn't Joan Rivers fashion police, does anyone really care? ha!  It's a given that everyone is going to have their own opinions good or bad, but I absolutely admire her for her exquisite vintage fashion taste.

As Ricky Nelson's song goes..."You can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself" 

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