The Stylist to First Lady Michelle Obama Finally Opens Up[Harpers Bazaar]
To the readers, thank you again for your participation and dialogue over the years. What fun we had!
Ive been thinking a lot about Michelle Obama and this blog in recent weeks. There is a wonderfulretrospectiveon Mrs. Obamas shion influence written by Vanessa Friedman of The New York Times. It captures the cultural relevance and central themes of Mrs. Obamas discussed and debated here over the years sartorial diplomacy, championing the artisan designer, the high and low democratic mix, clothes that married strength and femininity, clothes that broke norms and created new ones.
UpdatePer theHuffington Post, Mrs. O wearsAlaia.
After much thought and consideration, I have made the difficult decision to end the Mrs. O blog. Over the past year, my personal and professional circumstances have changed such that I cannot devote the same time and attention to the blog that I once could. I continue to have the utmost admiration for Mrs. Obama for her and so much more.
In recent months, I have come to value the dignity and decency of the Obamas more than ever before. President Obama often speaks about the right and wrong side of history. The Obamas ll on the right side of our American history. And as Mrs. Obama ends her time as First Lady on the highest of high notes, there is shared gratitude for all she has given us.
In Versace, Mrs. Obama Sends a Powerful Message at her Final State Dinner[NYT]
This November, President Obama toldVogue, People see themselves in her. A dedicated mom, a good friend, and someone whos not afraid to poke a little fun at herself from time to time. I think women see who theywant tobein Mrs. Obama. Her clothes are those of a confident, smart, vibrant, active woman who manages the fine balance of taking care of herself and others and that has enduring, universal appeal.
Happy th Birthday to First Lady Michelle Obama!
The powerful, truthtelling speech in New Hampshire last week, and now this stunning, rose gold, chainmail Versace gown for her final state dinner in close sequence, the latter takes on even greater significance because of the former, together a potent mix of strength and femininity, substance and . The gown is book Mrs. O a sartorial nod to her visiting guests from Italy, delivered with a pure shot of glamour.
Michelle Obama didnt like to discuss her clothes, but they spoke volumes[Washington Post]
A First Lady at , Finding Her Own Path[New York Times]
In this ided world of ours, admiration for Mrs. Obamas became a great unifier, evidenced in part by the vast, erse audience of this blog at its peak. There was something about Mrs. Obama,the clothes she wore and the con of the times that scinated us all, that captured our attention and held it. That intrigue and its widereaching pull cant be fully explained by the ctors above.
The First Lady is attending President Obamas State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. this evening. For the occasion, Mrs. O is wearing an emerald green dress with stripe detailing and a cropped jacket. A black belt at the waist accessorizes the look.
In herfinal speechas first lady, Mrs. Obama told the audience and the American public, I hope Ive made you proud. More than shell ever know.
To the first lady, a million thankyous for being exactly who you are.
From the very beginning, I was intrigued by the tension of these qualities that in the seemingly superficial, there could be hidden meaning and depth. When we werent swooning overthe first ladys ensembles, decodingthem all was a thrill.
A Michelle Obama Blogger Looks Back at Years of FLOTUS Style[Racked]
What Michelle Obama Wore and Why It Mattered[New York Times]
From an idea sparked by Michelle Obamas presence at the Democratic National Convention, we grew into a vibrant, erse community with a common interest. The information sharing and exchange of opinions over the past / years has been fun, inspiring, sometimes a bit controversial but always in the spirit of good, open dialogue. Thank you all for your support and readership over the years.
Style will be just one constituent of Mrs. Obamas broader legacy, but its certainly more than a footnote, more than fluff. What captured my attention in and held it for years after was Mrs. Obamas knack for using clothing as a visual medium to communicate, the message democratic, diplomatic, and erse. The First Lady challenges convention and adds unexpected depth to the seemingly superficial her choice of this Versace gown being among the most resonant examples.
Turning , Michelle Obama focuses on final year stretch in the White House[Washington Post]
Ive been tempted to revisit this blog on occasion, but the ending was tied up neatly in a bow, best not to be disturbed. Yet this particular moment in time feels like a pinnacle of sorts, worth recording. Like many others, I imagine, I am feeling a renewed, profound sense of admiration for Mrs. Obama.Fashion Clothingtyle of First Lady Michelle Obama