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Monday, 3 May 2010

Great Outfits: Michelle Obama

Michael Kors belted sheath, a black and red ombre Narciso Rodriguez dress with a criss cross black satin detail cross her waist – which is very much a Narciso Rodriguez trademark- and a Michael Kors silk shantung suit. Mrs. Obama added diamond bangles and stud earrings with the two-piece. The best, in my opinion, is the first- the lipstick red Michael Kors sheath with the mod belt.

This hue is as warm and bright as the First Lady herself! Whether greeting dignitaries or dropping by the Met, Mrs. Obama projects her personality in glowing shades of saffron and tangerine.

Mrs. O in yellow isn't the end of the world. It's fine really, but these three looks are so frumpy it makes me want to sigh and turn my head away in denial.

Jason Wu spotted sheath, a cobalt sheath from Proenza Schouler and yet another cardi-sheath look. Meh.
Bright shades of green vibrate onscreen, thanks to their skin tone-enhancing superpowers. The First Lady makes sure she gets the best take in gorgeous tones of kelly green (center) and jade (left). You're welcome, photographers!

The purple suit in the middle is so frumpy it's tragic Michelle.

Feminine and strong, violet is the perfect shade to show off Mrs. Obama's ultra-fit shape. Who can forget her workout-inspiring campaign entrance in a sleeveless Mario Pinto sheath (center) or her ultra-glamorous appearance in Peter Sorenen at this year's Kennedy Center Honors (left)?

Our First Lady has no fear when it comes to the color wheel! Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet—she has worn them all in her trademark self-assured style.

Michelle Obama wore an emerald green silk-chiffon dress designed by Wonder’s wife, Kai Milla, and accessorized the flirty look with a black sash belt and Loree Rodkin jewelry.
A+ from me personally Mrs. O!

Ms. O wears a pleated linen dress from Rodarte. Mrs. Obama accented the feather-embellished design with three multi-hued strands of glass pearls from Erickson Beamon. This dress is pretty but it ages her. There is other colorful Rodarte for you to wear Mrs. O.

Mrs. Obama chose a cheery floral cardigan from Liz Claiborne when departing the White House for Camp David. She layered the Isaac Mizrahi designed piece over a high-waist dress in neutral khaki and accessorized with silver flats and a white tote. I love this picture because it is so paparazzi like and they are so Florida-ready happy.

Mrs. Obama added a Sonia Rykiel belt to her floral Talbots design and Dear Cashmere sweater. Michelle proves genes aren't the only things you pass on to your children: CARDIGANS.

The First Lady wore a tri-tone colorblock Jason Wu sheath with an embroidered bodice and a red chiffon cummerbund. Chic but I'm bored. Michelle- where are your eyebrows?

The First Family looked uber-stylish as they deplaned Air Force One in Moscow. Mrs. Obama layered a peach coat from Michael Kors over a coral Narciso Rodriguez sheath, while her daughters wore trench coats from J. Crew. Mr O. please wear something for once in your life OTHER than a suit. You almost always wear blue suits and red ties. Fashion up Mr. O.

The First Lady glowed in a deep saffron sheath from Nina Ricci with a beaded trompe l'oeil bow at the waist. She finished the look with a stack of gold bangles, fan-shaped earrings and bronze pumps. This is a fresh surprise because Nina Ricci was certainly not the designer I was expecting her to wear. Wear more European designers!

The First Lady wore a peasant-style polka-dot design from Diane von Furstenberg. She added sleek silver flats to the teal and taupe shirtdress. I love how the dress blows in the wind. Michelle should wear more DVF because her wrap-dresses would flatter Mrs. O's curves.

Mrs. Obama chose an anything-but-fussy Thakoon suit. She belted the blue floral two-piece with a navy velvet sash and added a strand of pearls and silver kitten heels. Again, the cliche pearls are annoying.

Jason Wu was again the First Lady's designer of choice! She topped her custom sheath from the designer with a glass pearl necklace from Erickson Beamon.

Mrs. O looks like a Prom Queen here and I am loving the styling of this look. Thw ay she is folding ehr hands actually helps the silouette of the dress!

Ms. O goes sexy for a night on the town. The First Couple celebrated their seventeenth wedding anniversary at the Blueduck Tavern in Washington D.C. Mrs. Obama accessorized a little black halter dress from Narciso Rodriguez with an electric-blue clutch, Jimmy Choo sandals and a sleek updo. I am thankful she added a pop of much-needed color to her outfit.

The First Lady joked with her daughter in a characteristically tone-on-tone outfit. She topped cobalt jeans and a blue mixed-pattern top with a teal cardigan and added patent accessories.
So Momsy yet put together.

Ms. O accented her corseted strapless Peter Soronen gown with a multi-colored statement necklace and a wrist of bangles. I LOVE Michelle in purple. Take the cue Mrs. O.

Michelle wears a lavender dress from Anne Klein New York. The sheath dress featured a grosgrain waistband and a floral-print bodice. I love that she is wearing an accessable brand.

Mr. O is unaware that is fashionista wife and daughters are upping the fashion stakes for HIM.

Michelle wears an origami-inspired Moschino sheath. She added a floral brooch to the dress's fabric rosette detail and finished the look with silver pumps. Frumpy yet chic.

Mrs. Obama was a picture in periwinkle as she deplaned alongside her husband. She accessorized her Narciso Rodriguez wool and cashmere coat with an artfully folded scarf and purple leather gloves. Flashback to the 1950's.

The First Lady enjoyed a night out on the town in a multi-hued print dress. She added black and open-toe flats from Maison Martin Margiela. Hot and fiesty. That's more like it Mrs. O.

Mrs. Obama wore a white tiered Narciso Rodriguez sundress with gold bracelets and hoop earrings. Sexy babe.

Michelle is simple chic in Isaac Mizrahi. Could pearls be any more cliche?

The First Lady wore various shades of teal for a meeting with her husband and members of his cabinet. She added an Erickson Beamon brooch to a ruffled top, cardigan and a slim pencil skirt. I love the way she blends different shades of green!

Mrs. Obama played up her famous arms in a little black dress with sheer sleeves.

She highlighted the drape of her Lanvin dress with a dazzling brooch and finished the look with silver kitten heels. Wear more Lanvin Michelle......puh puh please?

Mrs. Obama got sporty and ran soccer drills alongside young participants in the U.S. Soccer Foundation's free clinics. She wore a ruched shirt over a jersey tank and yoga pants, accenting the all-black look with black and pink kicks. This is unintentionally sexy in an athletic way. No fair.

Michelle wears a cobalt jersey sheath by Narciso Rodriguez. She added a stack of oversize gold cuffs and bronze kitten heels to the brilliant blue dress. Yes! Purple and hold are stunning on you!

Mrs. Obama hosted a reception for the Prime Minister and First Lady of Ireland in a kelly green dress from Jason Wu. The custom sheath was embroidered in black French knots.
Mrs. O boost the hemline up just a little so it's less frumpy.

She layered a cheerful canary J. Crew cardigan over an inventively patterned dress. The multi-hued design featured a floral print with an ombre border. The cardigan ACTUALLY works here.

She paired a pleated skirt with a Talbots floral-print top and a L'Wren Scott lace applique cardigan. Frumpy yet chic.

Hola! Ms. O arrives as fabulous as ever in Mexico in a cerulean V-neck Tracy Reese dress in a floral pattern. She accessorized with Monica Pean jewelry, including dangling earrings, and bright red flats. This works so well for you, Mrs. O. Keep it up. You know I am watching you.

Michelle is fab in a tapestry-print Rachel Roy dress with a draped fuchsia bodice. She accented the colorful design with sparkling drop earrings. Cheers for you Mrs. O.

Did you swoon? I did when I saw Michelle Obama in this turquoise 50s style sheath dress. Her look was very chic, and understated.
Her Erickson Beamon brooch really pulls this whole look together, and her hair and make-up was flawless.
I am SO glad she did not wear a dreaded suit. I dislike women in suits, because Michelle instantly feels warm and approachable.

There was lots of talk about who would now be dressing Michelle, since she is now very much considered a fashionista.

Oscar de la Renta or Carolina Herrera would have been my best bets, but Michelle stuck with the same designer she has worked with since the beginning of her husbands campaign trail, Maria Pinto.

Is it just me or does Michelle Obama (in a Maria Pinto dress) make Laura Bush look like a frumpy choir teacher?

Mr. O and Mrs. Wedding Cake O. Not a flattering gown, but it is pretty.

Michelle Obama can go from frumpy (in Thakoon coat and Michael Kors sheath) to sexy in her chartreuse silk crepe Jason Wu dress topped with a black Michael Kors coat and a studded Azzedine Alaia belt to accent the outfit's Empire waistline.

Ms. O wears a strapless sequined crystal gown from Peter Soronen topped with a pearl and crystal necklace by Tom Binns.
I like the gown, hate the necklace. Please do strapless for once in your life. A heavily embellished gown isn't working for Michelle, I think, because it makes her already-curvy body look clumpy. She also looks a bit stuffed in the gown knees up.

Ms. O wears a pixilated floral jacquard silk Thakoon sheath dress with a sheer black trim. No cardigan! Victory. Well, the dress has sleeves already so she doesn't need a cardi...

Mrs. O is summer casual chic in this printed top that actually is a bit sexy, fun and flatters her torso. I love her Maison Martin Margiela white capri pants and gold coin earrings.

Is that a bit of cleavage Ms. O? I'm not complaining but recently someone said that Michelle Obama needs to start dressing like a First Lady, because her style is too casual. Well quiet up, because Michelle looks fab.

Mrs. Obama awaited the Indian Prime Minister and his wife in a sterling silver sequin abstract floral nude strapless silk-chiffon column gown by Naeem Khan. She played up the dress's sterling-silver sequins with diamond bangles and bejeweled custom earrings from Bochic. There were no cardigans in sight when the First Lady Michelle Obama attended the first State Dinner at the White House held in honour of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur. I think she looks absolutely breath-taking.
I loved that she wore an Indian designer.
Whilst some may frown that she didn’t wear a traditional sari, I would imagine she would have been heavily criticized if she had.

Both fashion icons wore belted white dresses, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in Dior and Mrs. Obama in a Narciso Rodriguez dress, Michael Kors coat, Givenchy belt and Jimmy Choo shoes.
Michelle could kick Carla's prissy butt.

Ms. O looks like a chic supervillian in a ruched and pleated evening jacket by Azzedine Alaia.

The First Lady chose an ice-blue Azzedine Alaia gown for the formal event, emphasizing the design's beaded tiers with shoulder-dusting diamond earrings. I think Michelle can do better than this. Really. She can do modest-sexy well and this gown isn't that. It's like a tank-top dress with a skirt.

The whole point of this look is to give Ms. O some color and show off her Obama Arms.

Michelle wears a chic L'Wren Scott pink and white striped tie-neck top with a bow paired with paired with a L’Wren Scott Spring 2010 jacquard raspberry pink high-waisted pencil skirt.
Great look Mrs. O.

Michelle Obama's ivory silk chiffon and embellished with organza rosettes, Swarovski crystal rhinestones and silver thread embroidery. The new First Lady accessorized with diamond chandelier earrings, a white gold and diamond ring, and a stack of diamond bangles by jeweler Loree Rodkin.

But here Michelle wears a black and white sleeveless Prabal Gurung dress with brush painted roses. The dress looks better on the model and I wish the First Lady went with the blue version rather than to white. Many people have said that Michelle should’ve worn Jason Wu, but that would’ve been too obvious and I’m glad she used the moment to promote another talented young designer.

1 comment:

  1. You can put a pig in the finest of silks but it still will remain an ugly pig.