Does Michelle Obama champagne-colour dress highlight racial bias in fashion?

First Lady Michelle Obama arrive to welcome Indian Prime Minister

Michelle Obama has once more sent the fashion world into a flurry, but this time it’s not about her super-toned arms or her penchant for American brand J crew.

At a recent state dinner to honour the indian Prime Minister, the First lady stepped out in a sequin-encrusted, strapless dress in a delicate shade of peachy-pink. Read the rest of this entry »

First lady Michelle Obama hula hoops it up for healthy kids fair and dishes ‘good for ya’ lessons

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First lady Michelle Obama hooped it up for health — hula hooped, that is — managing to get in an impressive 142 swivels before her hula hoop hit the ground. Jumping rope double dutch? Not so much.

It was all for a good cause — encouraging kids to get more physical activity and eat better.

The first lady hosted a “healthy kids fair” on the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday and invited about 100 children and parents from local elementary schools.

Chefs demonstrated how to make healthy-but-yummy snacks. And the first lady delivered a pep talk about eating right. Read the rest of this entry »

Michelle Obama graces cover of Vogue in clothes she chose for the shoot herself

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Cover girl: Michelle Obama becomes the second First Lady to ever appear on the cover of Vogue

It’s official: Michelle Obama is the first lady of American fashion, appearing on the cover of the March issue of Vogue.

Every first lady since Lou Hoover – save Bess Truman – has been featured in the high-fashion magazine, but Mrs Obama is only the second to grace the cover.

The only other First Lady to do so was Hillary Clinton.

Mrs Obama appears wearing a magenta silk sheath dress by Jason Wu that she herself chose for the shoot. Wu also designed her inaugural gown.

Much of the eight-page feature inside is devoted to Mrs. Obama’s self-described role as ‘mom in chief’ to 10-year-old Malia and seven-year-old Sasha.

‘I’m going to try to take them to school every morning, as much as I can,’ she said.  source