Monday, January 26, 2009

Style File: First Lady Fashion

Welcome to this week's Style File! Last week was a phenomenal week for the United States of America as we witnessed the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, our country's first Black President. The overwhelming show of support and love for not only President Obama, but his entire family was a sign that perhaps there really is change happening in the U.S.

Even more exciting than watching how Mr. Obama in less than one week is changing the way the President relates to media and leaders around the world, is watching and waiting to see how our new First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama, will handle her new title and role within the White House.

I believe that Mrs. Obama is exactly what Black Women in the U.S. need right now! Some have made comparisons to the ficitonal character of Claire Huxtable from "The Cosby Show" fame, and I cannot disagree. The perfect combination of brains and beauty, Claire Huxtable was the "Superwoman" that Alicia Keys sings about. She was equally successful as both a careerwoman and as a mother. And she did it with style! I am hoping that young ladies of all races will look up to Mrs. Obama and will strive to emulate her.

Mrs. Obama has a classic style. She always dresses appropriate for the occassion. Whether it is a simple ringer tee and jeans while at a summer cookout while on the campaign trail or the coveted $148 White House Black Market dress that she wore on The View, she is a vision of class and grace.

Now while Mrs. Obama is not a plus size woman, we can still copy her look, ladies! Check out some of these options below and let me know what you think. Are they in true Michelle Obama Style?

First Lady Style

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