Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Michelle Obama ~ The Presumptive First Lady

Michelle Obama

People often compare Michelle Obama to Jackie Kennedy, take the blog Jezebel photo comparisons in the post Michelle and Jackie O: Twins Separated at Birth?. I've even done it myself, First Lady Fashion Statements. There is a reason why The New Yorker featured a 10 page profile of Michelle Obama in their style issue, The Other Obama. Michelle Obama is glamorous. But this is a new century and Michelle Obama is a new kind of presumptive First Lady. Tonya Lee Lewis, writer and wife of filmmaker Spike Lee, wrote in her interview with Michelle Obama in Glamour Magazine, "I have to admit I was a little intimidated by Michelle Obama when I first saw her. She was standing on the far side of a hotel conference room, and I got the impression of a regal woman who has a model’s height (she’s 5’11”) and a classic, understated chic. But then she came forward, extended an endless arm and broke out her famous million-watt smile. She gave me a big hug—as if we were old girlfriends—and I felt as though I’d known her forever." Michelle Obama has her elegant pumps firmly grounded on the earth. Michelle has a working feminine style with her puffy sleeves, peplums and pearls, her mod flip and headbands. She also has the stature of an Amazon queen. Her style is glamorous yet she walks more like an Olympic athlete than a fashion plate. And there is one more thing that I think separates her from former first ladies including Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton. I can not even imagine Barack Obama EVER cheating on her.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with ya there, PSue! I absolutely LOVED the purple dress, last night! She's so Vogue...