Skip to comments.Beauty expert dubs first lady Michelle Obama the ‘commander in chic’
Posted on 12/07/2011 6:21:02 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
A fashion and beauty maven says women should look to the first lady for inspiration on how to stock their own closets with style.
Mikki Taylor, the editor at large for Essence magazine, even bestows a new title on Michelle Obama in her new book, Commander in Chic: Every Womans Guide to Managing her Style Like a First Lady.
Taylor, who first became attracted to Obamas fashion sense while working with her on a 2006 magazine story, says that unlike other presidents wives, Michelle Obama effectively dresses for Michelle Obama. She dresses to delight herself. Shes not so influenced by the trends.
Even when that means rebelling against one of the most blatant fashion faux pas around: wearing the same outfit again and again. Obama, 47, has been known to rock the same frock twice (or sometimes three times). She donned the same Thakoon floral dress at an October event that she had worn two times before in 2009.
But Taylor calls it making a repeat performance, and says, Youve never seen that before, and you really dont see it from women in the public eye. A great dress is a great dress. A great look is a great look. Why not wear it again?
And the author, who has worked with countless models and celebs, has some tricks of the trade that shes picked up from studying the first ladys style to help Washington women become their own Capitol Hill fashionistas.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Its the great pumpkin
What a way to end the night!! What a laugh this thread has been. I will add one more comment,
“LIPSTICK ON A PIG” or something like that!
Meh. With an arse as big as hers, the title REAR ADMIRAL would be more appropriate.
Next time you have a freepathon, don’t ask for my support.
Helen of Troy had a face that launched a thousand ships.
At least she was proud of her country.
With Moochelle, the Italian Navy just...oh, why get the comment pulled.
Hey 60G, when are we going to find out if Baby ever survived all that gagging dust on the reservation!
Pumpkin in Chief.
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Former First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush gather for a photograph at the opening of the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. (1991)
Rosalynn Carter, Barbara Bush, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, and Hillary Clinton
Nancy Reagan and Laura Bush
Commander in Chic
I just had to get my mind right. ;o)
Wonder if they cover the mirrors in the WH so they don’t break.
Good grief. I wonder if the flower squirts water?
10-4... do we need to take it easy on Jane Fonda as well?..
Mrs. Obama makes her look work for her no matter whats in or out...
Moochelle the pinata...
Fashion plate BTTT
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