We are fortunate and so blessed to be part of a generation that is seeing history in the making. On this 45th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech we are witnesses to the very first African American man to be nominated as the Democratic nominee for the President of The United States. Barack is a man of such great influence. He definitely needs a woman of equal power beside him. Michelle Obama fits the bill totally! She is not only smart and accomplished, but also beautiful and stylish. I know we've said to ourselves that if an African American woman was to ever become the First Lady, she would be incredibly stylish. Michelle doesn't let us down in any form or fashion.
Michelle Obama's big speech at the Democratic convention was eagerly anticipated not just for what she'd say, but for what she'd wear. The would-be first lady's fashion flair is already grabbing the attention of fashion aficionados all around. She's being closely watched as a possible budding fashion icon. Now how exciting is that. :-)
Michelle and her daughters all sported hues of blues and purples. Michelle's blue dress was designed by Maria Pinto, a Chicago-native designer (formerly assistant to Geoffrey Beene). She chose to accent the dress with a large pendant that came straight from her very own jewelry box. The pendant was reminiscent of Barack's rising sun campaign logo. The pendant was placed over Michelle's heart, so it might have symbolized that her speech was coming straight from her heart.
On the last night of the convention the Obama family looked coordinated but not contrived. They were all wearing a variations of red.
I doubt it very seriously that Michelle will change her style if she makes it to the White House. She already looks like a first lady; her style is so clean and elegant, she will not need to change anything. Another thing to note is that Michelle has broken tradition by wearing a print dress on such a big occasion. Fashion is what you make of it. Forget about all of the myths about fashion take a chance on style. Incorporate fashion, style, and your personal touch; and you are guaranteed to have a winning combination each and every time. Michelle is truly a Fashionista who is not afraid to make a statement. Let her be an inspiration to us all.
I can't wait to see what she wears for the Inauguration!