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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Style File: Michelle Obama

Hey Guys!

So while my Style Files typically focus on salacious celebrities whose bevy of stylists and unlimited amount of funds help them to look their hottest, today I thought I'd switch it up and take a look at potential future first lady...
....Michelle Obama. With all that's going on in politics, I'd figure what better time to take a look at this impressive half of the Obama team? And celebs aren't the only ones with style!
Michelle received a degree in Sociology and African-American studies from Princeton before moving on to attain a law degree from Harvard in 1988. She met Barack while working at Chicago Law Firm Sidley and Austin as an attorney. Barack showed up as a summer associate, and Michelle was tapped as his mentor. When Barack showed interest, she was reluctant to date the only other African-American at the firm (and her mentee!), but with persistence, the two started dating.
Three years later they were married, and in a matter of years gave birth to their children Malia, 9, and Sasha, 6. Being a part of a hot duo didn't stop her professional drive, as she quickly became a high six figure earner working in public service. At 43, this 5-foot-11 stunner is currently the Vice President of Community Affairs for University of Chicago Hospitals.
Michelle's Style can best be described as conservative chic. On most occasions, she favors knee length sheath dresses...
....and classic tailored suits...
...with the occasional Chanel inspired nubby tweed accents thrown in...
...for good measure.
While her position calls her to cover it up, Michelle isn't always buttoned to the hilt! When she goes glam, she does so in floor length strapless gowns in colors that favor her skin tone...
And on more casual stumping days, you can catch her in anything from a simple black tee and cotton skirt...
....to more colorful, almost hippie-esque dresses...
...almost always accented with a row of pearls.
Have aspirations to help rule the White House? Want a few ideas for a conservatively chic work look? Try these Michelle inspired pieces:

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Left to Right: French Connection Colorblocked Silk Mini Dress, on sale for $100 (from $168), www.bloomingdales.com; Tufi Duek Colorblock Silk Shift Dress, on sale for $138 (from $465), www.nordstrom.com.

10 comments:

Angelyn said...

NIce blog you have here! :D

the muse said...

i am so glad that you picked her...love her style!...'08!

Anonymous said...

I love that last image the best, where she's casual. Fingers crossed for New Hampshire (one down, 49 to go...)

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your Blog...You are awesome. And Michelle Obama looks so elegant. I am glad that you blogged her.

TeniB said...

Michelle is just the best! She is so cute and classy. I think she has that Jackie-O factor going on. OBAMA O8! Michelle-2016? Just joking. But I love the Obamas!

J'elle said...

Great post. Michelle is such a lady. I love the Obama's and hope to see them in the White House.

VOD said...

Mrs. Obama is my new she-ro - fashion-wise, physique-wise, and otherwise.

Anonymous said...

love the site, but disappointed to see that there aren't any suits in your take on the Michelle look.

Anonymous said...

Yes we can!!!

Anonymous said...

This may be what's "chic" in LA, but she looks just like a black widow spider. First order of business when you get in the White House, Michelle: Fire your stylist.