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A First Lady with a unique style

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Michelle Obama turned heads at the inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2009.


The new First Lady, Michelle Obama, really showcased her modern sophisticated style during inauguration week. Mrs. Obama got high marks from many fashion observers including Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, in an article on the high fashion magazine’s website.  

I’m not an expert, but I thought Michelle was “styling” all week long. My favorite outfit, that striking yellow Isabel Toledo dress and matching coat. The new First Lady sparkled at the swearing-in ceremony. “Yellow is the color of optimism and confidence and hope … The whole ensemble radiated hope and optimism,”said Mandi Norwood, a former editor at Mademoiselle magazine who is writing a book on Michelle Obama’s style. It was a brave departure from the usual red, white, and blue colors worn by most on Inauguration Day. Also, Michelle added her own style touches with green patent leather Jimmy Choo pumps and olive green gloves by J. Crew.

You may not love everything Michelle wears, but you’ve got to give her credit for being independent and adventurous enough to select clothes that display her own personal style.

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