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Michelle Obama believes her fashion choices are “very practical”

By Andrea Petrou on October 19th, 2011

Patricia wants to get her fashion claws into Michelle Obama (left)

Michelle Obama believes her fashion choices are “very practical”.

The US first lady – who posed for the cover of US Vogue when her husband Barack became President – admits she always has to “love” what she wears, but must consider the physical implications of whatever outfit she is wearing.

She said: “I have to wear what I love. I have to feel good in it. My day-to-day wardrobe choices are very practical. I’m like, ‘What’s the temperature? Am I going to be sitting in the grass? Will I be playing with kids? Can I sit on the floor?’ ”

The 47-year-old philanthropist also reveals she likes to think little about her clothes once she has them on.

She said: “If I’m comfortable in what I have on, that’s second nature, and then all my attention can go on the people in the room that I’m with at the time, and I don’t have to worry whether something is riding up or whether my feet hurt. I don’t want to waste anxiety on something as limited as clothes.”

Celebrity Style, Designer Fashions

First Lady fash-off: Michelle Obama meets Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

By Kimberley Foster on June 9th, 2009

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When the First Lady of America met the First Lady of France…

Two of the world’s leading style mavens have come together again in honor of the D-Day landing memorial in Normandy. Dressed in matching cream ensembles, Michelle Obama opted for a nylon crepe dress by Narciso Rodriguez matched with a metallic belt. While Carla Bruni-Sarkozy went with her old favourite, Christian Dior, in a similar ivory frock, accessorized with a black skinny belt. Sadly, both ladies were harshly criticized by the press for choosing to wear pale colours at such a sombre event. I think this is silly, but more importantly – who do you think has the fashionable edge?

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Michelle Obama-watch: Visiting the Queen in Isabel Toledo

By Kimberley Foster on April 2nd, 2009


From Catwalk Queen

Obama-watch continues with a special meeting with the Queen. Michelle Obama’s fashion tour of the British capital culminated with a royal visit to Buckingham Palace. To mark the occasion, the First Lady chose a black and white dress, with tulle underlay, by Isabel Toledo, black cardigan and pearls. Walking into the Palace, she chose a black A-line dress coat designed by Jason Wu, but decided against wearing a hat. Earlier in the day, she stopped by 10 Downing Street to visit Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife, Sarah, in a J.Crew ensemble.

[Photo: WENN]

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Breaking news: Michelle Obama’s Vogue cover hits the web

By Kimberley Foster on February 10th, 2009


Here it is folks! The much-anticipated March ’09 Vogue cover starring Michelle Obama. It seems it was accidentally posted on WSJ’s fashion blog ahead of its launch tomorrow, and quickly picked up by Jezebel for our viewing pleasure (thanks peeps!). Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, there has been plenty of chatter already on forums about the portrait and of course the choice of outfit – a sleeveless fuchsia dress by Jason Wu.

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Video: Jason Wu and Isabel Toledo appear on ‘Today’ to talk Michelle Obama

By Kimberley Foster on January 21st, 2009

Yesterday, designers Jason Wu and Isabel Toledo – two folks who have become household names overnight – appeared on the Today show to talk Michelle Obama. At one end of the spectrum we have Wu, who at 26-year-old designed the ivory one-shoulder gown that the new First Lady wore at the inaugural ball. While on the other hand, we have 48-year-old Cuban-born Toledo, who has 25 years of experience behind her, and whose lemongrass sparkly suit was also selected by Mrs Obama to wear to the swearing-in ceremony. Hear what their reactions were to seeing their creations be part of history, by clicking the video above.

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