"Tomer's is at least the third fashion-related book on the first lady, and so far, it's the most comprehensive, tracing Obama's style from that frigid day in Springfield, Ill., when her husband announced his candidacy to the first lady's springtime tour of Europe." - Politico.com
"[Tomer] spoke with more than 40 designers for the book, which includes two-page interviews with such Obama favorites as Jason Wu, Loree Rodkin, Isabel Toledo and Peter Soronen. It's also filled with fabric swatch close-ups, dress shots (both famous and less well known) and displays the thoroughness of a librarian in cataloging the origins of Obama's many brooches, pins and patent-leather heels." - Washington Post
"This is not the first book about Mrs. O's style, but in my opinion, it's the best. Tomer didn't rush it out. She took her time, did her research, gathered hundreds of pictures and interviewed dozens or designers and stylists who have dressed the first lady or have informed views about her style. It's lovely to look at and fascinating to read." - Orlando Sentinel
"From the campaign trail to the White House, Michelle's looks have been slowly more and more documented, and although a few books on her fashion have popped up already, the recently-released Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy is the best by far. After flipping through the first few pages, we already have a newfound appreciation for the First Lady's style; whoever knew she wore so much Moschino? ...We can't stress enough how impressed we are with the tome." - Racked.com
About the Author
Mary Tomer is the founder and contributing editor of Mrs-O.org. In the summer of 2008, captivated by Michelle Obama's arrival on the national stage, Mary realized the future first lady had the makings of a style icon - the genesis of Mrs-O.org. The site launched in September 2008, and has quickly grown to attract more than 2 million site visits, with traffic from 221 countries and territories. Mary has appeared on the Today Show
, MSNBC, Access Hollywood
and BBC Radio, speaking as an authority on the first lady's style. While not blogging, Mary works in advertising for Bartle Bogle Hegarty in New York. She is a graduate of Boston College, and native of Columbus, Ohio.