Michelle Obama In Carolina Herrera – Charlottenburg Palace Berlin Dinner

Michelle Obama In Carolina Herrera - Charlottenburg Palace Dinner

First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended the dinner given in honour of the President at the Orangerie of Schloss Charlottenburg palace in Berlin, Germany this evening.

Obama is visiting Berlin for the first time during his presidency and his speech at the Brandenburg Gate is set to be the highlight. Obama will be speaking close to the 50th anniversary of the historic speech by then U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Berlin in 1963, during which he proclaimed the famous sentence: ‘Ich bin ein Berliner.’

Michelle wore a Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2013 dress for the occasion.

The sleeveless wave pattern jacquard party dress featuring grosgrain bow accented straps, a high squared neck, a drop waist; and pleating at the skirt was styled with black kitten heels.

I have loved a lot of Michelle red carpet choices; however, I’m on the fence with this one.

It’s the bows which given me a feeling that this dress may have been better suited to the likes of Camilla Belle, Emmy Rossum or Kiernan Shipka.

She would’ve looked better in the sheath version of this dress – sans bows.

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17.06.13

Michelle Obama In Burberry Prorsum – Aldergrove International Airport

Michelle Obama In Burberry - Belfast International Airport

The Obamas flew into Northern Ireland earlier today on Barack Obama’s first official visit to the country ahead of the G8 summit.

Clearly getting a heads up on our sunless summer, Michelle Obama disembarked Air Force One wearing a Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 trench coat.

The classic trench with heritage detailing shielded her against the elements in style; however, I’m not sure about corset detail around the waist – the mahogany belt which matched her straight-leg pants would have sufficed.

Glad to still see her rocking her bangs, which could’ve kick-started a celebrity trend.

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28.04.13

Michelle Obama In Monique Lhuillier – 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

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First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama showed us again that she’s also a first lady of style, as she shared a laugh with host, Conan O’Brien, at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington D.C. last night.

Even though we can only see the upper half of her Monique Lhuillier goddess-like confection, it’s not difficult to see she was one of the best-dressed of the evening.

The black fitted chiffon gown’s high neckline featured delicate Chantilly lace scattered with intricate jet-black stones that cascaded around her neck and shoulders.

So as not to compete with the embellishment of the dress, Michelle wore a classic updo, complete with her trendsetting bangs.

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01.04.13

Michelle Obama In Prabal Gurung – St. John’s Episcopal Church

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Dressed in their Easter Sunday best, President Obama, Michelle Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, attended an Easter service yesterday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.

The family were captured making the short walk from the White House across Lafayette Park to St. John’s, known as the “Church of the Presidents”.

Even though Barack wore a dapper grey suit, and Sasha caught my eye in her cute bi-colour dress and checked cardigan, my focus was on Mrs O.

The First Lady wore a Prabal Gurung Spring 2010 dress, which she first wore back in 2010 at the Smithsonian debut of her Jason Wu inaugural gown.

Her light-grey dress, which features a brush-painted rose print, was styled with a chic coat from the same collection, which also featured the same print on the back, and grey kitten heels.

You’ll remember that her bangs have made headline news, and after seeing her here I’m once again considering this hairstyle for myself.

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14.03.13

Michelle Obama For Vogue US April 2013

Michelle Obama Vogue April 2013

When rumours surfaced that Annie Leibovitz had shot First Lady, Michelle Obama, wearing a Reed Krakoff dress and Kimberly McDonald earrings for the cover of the April 2013 issue of American Vogue, I was excited to see the end result.

That disappeared, somewhat, when I saw the cover to find that she had been heavily airbrushed.

Her sleek black Michael Kors Pre-Fall look in the editorial managed to make up for my cover disappointment.

In the magazine, Michelle talks about being a parent, her marriage to Barack Obama, inspiring America, her relationship with fashion, and living their lives on their terms: not the First Family but family first.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On the importance of family: “Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they’re growing every day. But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, ‘Our No. 1 priority is making sure that our family is whole’.”

On her mother, Marian: “My mother doesn’t do interviews but let me tell you: she is not long on pretense. She’s the first one to remind us who we are. And it’s been very helpful having her living with us. . . We can check reality against her sensibilities.”

On what she’s learned from her husband, President Barack Obama: “Well, patience and calm I’m borrowing. Or trying to mirror. I’ve learned that from my husband, that sort of, you know, ability to not get too high or too low with changes and bumps in the road. . . to do more breathing in and just going with it. I’m learning that every day. And to the extent that I’ve made changes in my life, it’s just sort of stepping back and seeing a change not as something to guard against but as a wonderful addition. . . that can make life fun and unexpected.”

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25.02.13

Michelle Obama In Naeem Khan – 2013 Oscars

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The last person we were expecting to see at the 2013 Oscars was Michelle Obama.

Presenting the ‘Best Picture’ award live via satellite from the Governors’ dinner in Washington, D.C., the First Lady looked radiant wearing a gown by her go-to designer, Naeem Khan.

Much like Octavia Spencer and Tadashi Shoji, Mrs O and Naeem Khan are a match made in fashion heaven.

Her custom-made smoke-grey and silver art deco inspired beaded sleeveless tulle gown with a square neckline was styled with the most exquisite earrings and a matching ring.

Sporting the most famous bangs in the world, she completed her look with a glossy lip colour.

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Michelle Obama In Jason Wu – President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

Michelle Obama In Jason Wu - President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

President Barack Obama gave the annual State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

Michelle Obama was in attendance looking lovely as always wearing a Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2013 dress.

Originally presented as a leather halter quilted tweed dress, Jason Wu made a FLOTUS friendly version of look.

I love how it retains the edge with the leather detailing plus the A-line silhouette is so flattering on her gorgeous figure.

Sporting her ‘second term bangs‘, Michelle styled the look with a gold flower brooch and I’m guessing black Jimmy Choo or Manolo Blahnik kitten heels.

No wonder Jason Wu continues to be her go-to designer.

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