First Lady Michelle Obama's fashion sense--with its intuitive mix of high-end designers and off-the-rack selections--has captivated onlookers around the world and is now the subject of this gorgeous tribute, written by a veteran fashion journalist.
In April 2009, the Wall Street Journal reported that Michelle Obama topped the President's favorability rating--no small feat, considering his rock-star approvals numbers. That appeal is thanks in part to her athletic grace and in part to her seemingly effortless, and singular, sense of style.
For one TV appearance, Mrs. Obama wore an off-the-rack dress, proving you can look fabulous in ready-to-wear designs. To meet the Prime Minister of England, she wore a sparkling cardigan from J. Crew, and the sweater sold out across America that afternoon. And on the night her husband was inaugurated, she wore a young, unproven designer--a fashion risk that had the national media (and veteran designers!) buzzing for weeks.
Written by fashion editor and writer Susan Swimmer and filled with more than 200 stunning photographs, this elegant chronicle paints a compelling fashion portrait of America's beloved first lady.
Excerpts from Michelle Obama: First Lady of Fashion and Style
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Michelle had already established a taste for bold colors in the early days of Barack’s political career
Michelle’s penchant for sleeveless silhouettes
Michelle stands tall with other accomplished women
Michelle masters the art of layering
Michelle’s ability to mix colors is a trademark of her fashion flair
Everything about Michelle’s look is just right: casual attire and little makeup
About the Author
Susan Swimmer is the fashion features editor at More Magazine.
A 20 year veteran of the magazine industry, she has previously been a writer or editor at Marie Claire, Self, Seventeen, YM,
and Ladies' Home Journal
. Considered an expert on women's lifestyles, Susan has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America,
and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
More About the Author
Susan Swimmer is a 15-year veteran of the magazine industry. She's been a writer or editor at Marie Claire, Self, Seventeen, YM, and Ladies' Home Journal. Considered an expert on teenagers and women's lifestyles, Susan has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
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