Happy Birthday Michelle Obama! Ok, now that we go that out of the way, let’s celebrate by oohing and aahing over some of her most Style Stamped moments; A fairly easy fete since she has many! Named one of the most fashionable first ladies since Jackie-O, Mrs. O is the first lady of fashion as well as the United States. She’s calling herself “50 and Fabulous,” and we couldn’t agree more!
What draws us to Mrs. O’s style the most is her originality and ability to be okay with wearing what she want’s to wear and feeling confident about it. She also has an approachable look; one that seems attainable, authentic, a look that the average women can relate to. She is a master of high-low fashion styling. She’s educated, classy, and poised and wears her title “FLOTUS” well!
Fashion writer Kate Betts, author of “Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style” states:
“This is the first time we’ve seen a first lady who did not dress to fit in with the style you see with so many Washington politician wives. She’s not dressing to somebody else’s ideal. She’s dressing for herself, not for the conservative Washington scene, and that’s a very bold statement coming from a first lady.”
Working in a Government environment for the past few years I can attest to the fact that the grey and black suiting is boring, but it’s the norm! Fashion in the Government is running on the same cycle as their approval process…slow. It is really something that is not talked about; you are expected to have a polished look in a private company while the dress code in the Government provides no expectations. Meaning, you are bound to see anything walking down the halls within most Departmental buildings. Anything meaning, nothing Style Stamp worthy!
Michelle Obama has brought a new face to Government and a sense of freedom as it relates to the often stuffy and bland political wardrobe. She gives the official “okay” that being classy and dressy while in the White House and other areas of Government is acceptable. She is at the head of the organizational chart, so hopefully others in the DC area will take heed!
Cheers to celebrating her birthday and her style!
She represents for fashion designers in the most sophisticated, classy and refined way.
Mrs. O is always polished and she carries herself like a tangible public figure at all times!
She’s raising two fashion conscious ladies too!
Since becoming first Lady of the President of the United States, Mrs. O has graced the cover of many magazines including fashion magazines. We love the way she has been portrayed and we celebrate all she has accomplished!
Happy Fabulous Fifty!!!! ♥ Style Stamped