09.02.11

Michelle Obama In H&M – Today Show

Michelle Obama gave her first live morning show interview on the Today show.

She discussed many issues with Matt Lauer including the job performance of her husband, U.S. President Barack Obama and she was also asked if the President dyes his hair.

After wowing us recently in Alexander McQueen, she surprises us again here by wearing an H&M polka-dot dress which only costs $34.95.

She added her own personal twist to this dress by having her stylist add in custom sleeves.

A wide tan belt and mustard yellow pumps completed her look.

This dress is in stores now and also comes in melon.

I bet you never thought you’d ever see the First Lady of the United States of America wearing H&M.

She looks beautiful as always.

This is how the dress looks in store without the added sleeves.

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Who Wore Marc Jacobs Better? Victoria Beckham or Michelle Obama

Victoria Beckham has often been quoted as saying she’d loved to dress Michelle Obama, so it’s ironic to see them both wearing the same Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 tweed grey pencil dress.

Victoria wore this dress last year when she took to her runway at LAX debuting two taupe bags from her Spring 2011 collection.

VB added her favourite nude Brian Atwood and self designed shades to complete her look.

The First Lady wore the same dress when she arrived at the Wal-Mart announcement of a comprehensive effort to provide healthier and more affordable food choices to their customers in Washington, D.C. last week.

Whilst I love that Mrs O is wearing Marc Jacobs straight off the runway for a second time, I don’t love the brown boots with this look so VB wins for me.

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Best Dressed Of The Week – Michelle Obama In Alexander McQueen & Angelina Jolie In Atelier Versace

This week’s BDOTW was the hardest ever.

Many of us had 3 or 4 winners, but in the end the First Lady won your vote.

Michelle Obama continues to wow and impress us with her style choices.

She has long been a fan of Alexander McQueen, but no one would’ve dreamed she would wear such a dramatic look.

My first ever blog post on the First Lady featured her wearing a black Alexander McQueen Spring 2008 suit for her Ebony cover, so it’s exciting that she’s become more bolder with her style choices.

It was almost impossible for me to pick one winner, but in the end I had to go with Angelina Jolie.

Her stunning Atelier Versace green goddess dress still gives me chills.

Some of you weren’t that impressed with this look, but after her depressing run promoting “The Tourist” this was a sight for sore eyes.

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Michelle Obama In Alexander McQueen – President Jintao State Dinner

Later that same day President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greeted President Jintao of the People’s Republic of China, on the North Portico at the White House in Washington, D.C. for a state dinner given in his honor.

She floors me wearing an Alexander McQueen Resort 2011 gown which completed a double for her wearing British designers yesterday, as she also wore Roksanda Ilincic.

There are many of you who believe that there are certain style rules when it comes to being a First Lady, but Mrs O marches to the beat of her own drum which is why her style choices have become a world obsession.

Her red gown with a black brush-stroke print as been ever so slightly modified from the runway as the sleeves are less poufy.

Mrs O also wears the dress with one sleeve off-the-shoulder.

This is a great colour and I’m glad she styled the look with a chic updo.

She may have a huge glam squad behind her, but when she steps onto the red carpet she makes everything seem so effortless.

The sign of a true fashion icon.

Definitely a BDOTW contender. It gave me goosebumps.

Beautiful one-of-a-kind Kimberly McDonald earrings completed her look. The unique black geode and ruby earrings accentuated the red hue of her gown perfectly.

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Michelle Obama In Roksanda Ilincic – President Hu Jintao of China State Visit To Washington DC

Michelle Obama walked the red carpet with her husband for the Formal State visit arrival ceremony on the White House’s South Lawn yesterday looking very chic and sophisticated wearing Roksanda Ilincic.

She wore both a coat and a dress by the London based designer.

The Roksanda Ilincic Fall 2010 navy wool coat was worn over a dress from the same collection.

Even though Michelle’s navy beaded wool and duchess silk satin dress is heavily embellished, it has been toned down from the runway version plus the sleeves aren’t as voluminous.

I love the whole look including the complementary accessories which include burgundy gloves and black over-the-knee boots.

Upon seeing the First Lady wearing two looks from her collection Roksanda Ilincic commented, “I have long been an admirer of the classic yet incredibly modern style of Mrs/Michelle Obama. She has consistently chosen beautiful colours and patterns, whilst supporting many incredible designers. That pieces from my collection have been chosen for this prestigious event is both exciting and gratifying – I love her choice of my AW dress and coat, mixing simplicity with luxurious embellishments.”

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Michelle Obama In Marc Jacobs – White House Reception Room

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pretend to sing with an a cappella group in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House during a holiday reception recently.

The First Lady looked radiant as always.

I’m sure you’re just as surprised as I am to see her wearing her first Marc Jacobs dress from the Fall 2010 collection.

She added customary kitten heels to her chocolate brown sheath dress which is decorated with paillettes down the front but it’s plain on the back.

Despite Marc Jacobs being one of ‘the’ American designers, I wouldn’t have thought Michelle wear his designs but she picked a lady-like piece that suits her sense of style.

Would she be so bold as to pick a look from the Spring 2011 collection?

Credit: Style.com & Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton

Who Wore Rachel Roy Better? Iman or Michelle Obama

Despite many of you not sharing my enthusiasm for Iman’s Rachel Roy Fall 2010 look. It looks like Michelle Obama did.

The American First Lady wore the same Rachel Roy velvet skirt when she and her husband attended a glittering banquet held by Indian President Pratibha Patil at the presidential house Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday night.

Mrs O paired her skirt with a Rachel Roy Moroccan tunic and a bejeweled waistband.

This is a week after Iman wore the same skirt to the 2010 Ace Awards in New York City.

The supermodel teamed her skirt with a head-to-toe Rachel Roy look which included a rust jacket, a matching jersey bodysuit, Rachel Roy for Manolo Blahnik heels and RACHEL Rachel Roy and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

I think both women look fantastic but I have to give this to Iman as I love the colour of her look.

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