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 »

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Talk about a power couple! Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama find plenty to discuss at Time’s 100 Most Influential People gala Tuesday at New York’s Lincoln Center. Both women were named to the magazine’s annual list.

First Lady Obama steals Rihanna’s style

She’s as at ease rubbing shoulders with the homeless as she is with the world’s most powerful statesmen.

But last night Michelle Obama had an arguably more daunting task – holding her own among some of Hollywood’s hottest stars.

The First Lady presented a flawless face to the celebrity-studded crowd – with her glamorous new look apparently taking inspiration from pop star Rihanna.

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Inspiration? Michelle Obama appeared to have taken style tips from pop star Rihanna as she addressed the Time 100 gala in New York last night Read the rest of this entry »

Michelle Obama Says New Pooch Bo Is a ‘Crazy’ Dog

The White House’s newest resident is a bit of a liability, but he is just a puppy afterall.

“He likes to play a lot,” Michelle Obama said of Bo, the First Family’s 6-month-old Portuguese Water Dog, during a meet-and-greet for “Take Your Child to Work Day.”

Michelle Obama walks Bo Photo by: Chip Somodevilla / Getty; Fabrizio Bensch / Landov

Michelle Obama walks Bo Photo by: Chip Somodevilla / Getty; Fabrizio Bensch / Landov

“He’s kind of crazy, but he’s still a puppy,” she confided in the East Room to about 100 children of White House staffers. “He loves to chew on people’s feet.”

She added that curfew is also not something Bo understands yet.

“It was like 10 o’clock. Everybody was asleep and we hear all this barking and jumping around,” Mrs. Obama said. “The president and I came out and we thought somebody was out there. And it was just Bo. He was playing with his ball. And it was like there was another person in the house.” 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

How good-looking is my wife? Suave Obama and stunning Michelle dance the night away with galaxy of stars

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First dance: Barack and Michelle Obama take to the floor at the Neighbourhood Ball, their first stop of the evening

It was the day he was sworn in as the first black president of the United States.

But despite being the man at the centre of an extraordinary day which made history, there was only one thing on Barack Obama
’s mind.

As the new President and his wife sashayed onstage for the first of no less than ten inaugural balls, he turned to the crowd to ask: ‘First of all, how good-looking is my wife?’

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Signed, sealed, delivered: The couple at the Commander-in-Chief Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington

Guests at the Neighbourhood Ball responded with a huge cheer while Michelle, who stood shimmering in an off-white, one-shouldered floor-length couture gown, only smiled.

Her dress was embellished from top to bottom with white floral details and was made by designer Jason Wu, 26, who has only been working in fashion for three years.

She appeared as effortlessly elegant as always and stood patiently to one side while her husband, dressed in a black tuxedo with white tie, spoke to the people who had made him President.

Today the new Commander-in-Chief will get down to the business of remaking America.  source