Tag Archives: Michelle Obama

“I Wouldn’t Trade Her For Gold”.

20 Jan

Personally, I loved the gold-colored Isabel Toledo brocade sheath dress with matching coat. It had a less-traditional cut and feel to the bodice, but isn’t that what Michelle is all about anyhow? Less traditional? I’m okay with it!

As soon as I saw it this morning, I started humming “I wouldn’t trade her for gold”, a line from the song “Gold” by the band Interference from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Once“.

The color, dubbed as “lemongrass” by Toledo herself, the dress and coat were both made of lace layered over wool, for warmth. I saw it as a throwback to the 1950s, where many outfits were layered with lace and eyelet for a dimensional, elegant appeal. For more about the ensemble, click for the Wall Street Journal’s coverage.


Jackie of Camelot Would Approve!

28 Aug

Is it only me, or does our (potential) First Lady have the greatest wardrobe ever?!

Everyone keeps saying, “Oh, it’s the handlers that are dressing the Obama family.” But it’s not true! Michelle Obama insists on using the same Illinois-based designer she’s always used, Maria Pinto. And let me just tell you, that white flower pin on Sasha Obama is not a mistake, nor is the fact that the blue on Malia Ann‘s dress is the same as her mom’s.

And apparently the Michelle did her (Fashion) History homework and endeavoured to channel America’s favorite first lady’s iconic style by pairing a classic sheath with some chunky pearls. Yum.

I love the balloon sleeves, and the drape of fabric…I bet this red jacket rustles ever so slightly when she moves.

The elegance of this pale green suit, with a mod-looking cut and slight sheen really puts her in a league of her own.

It reminds me of the iconic green suit that Tippi Hedren wore in Hitchcock‘s The Birds.

Dare I say it? Can we elect Barack just so we can see what the First Lady would wear?