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Celebrating the Personal Style of FLOTUS – Michelle Obama

Happy Birthday to Michelle Obama!

Michelle Obama 2012 Correspondents DinnerBorn January 17, 1964

She has become a symbol of modern American style to the world and an inspiration for what African American women can do.   While living in a fish bowl she’s creating the most exciting fashion legacy the White House has seen since Jacqueline Kennedy during the age of Camelot.  The signature style of Lady O is uniquely Michelle – Sleeveless dresses that show off her guns, kitten heels, tailored dresses, flowing gowns,  cardigan sweaters, brilliant colors, prints and a modern bob hairdo.

First Lady Michelle Obama is a powerhouse of style.   Wearing the garments of unknown designers like Jason Wu, Tracey Reese, Isabel Toledo and many others launched their careers and turned them into household names.  She’s even made J Crew chic!  Harvard Business Review estimated she could boost a company’s stock 16 percent by wearing its clothes.  She’s the first African American female style icon outside of the entertainment industry.

What I admire most about her is who she has become – She is powerful yet gracious, well-educated yet unpretentious, chic yet  down to earth, she’s a genuine woman of substance and she appears to be a warm and loving wife and mother.  I can relate to that.

In-case you didn’t know it Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is the wife of the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the first African-American First Lady of the United States, mother of two daughters Sasha and Malia.  She was a practicing attorney and writer before her husband was elected President in 2008.

Here are some of my favorite FLOTUS memorable looks
Michelle Obama with daughters and dog Bo

Michelle Obama in J Crew in BerlinMichelle Obama in J. Crew

Michelle Obama with Eva Longoria in Tory Burch Michelle shines brighter than the star in Tory Burch

Michelle Obama with Jill BidenNo one rocks flat shoes like Michelle Obama with Jill Biden campaigning

Michelle Obama in Michael Kors gold dressMichelle is glowing in Michael Kors

Michelle-Obama-BarbaraTfankMichelle in ice blue by Barbara Tfank

Michelle Obama in floral dress Lady O commands the room in Thakoon

Michelle Obama in Preen colorblock dressLooking lovely in a Preen vibrant colorblock

Michelle Obama school girl style Lady O teaching us school girl style.

Michelle Obama in pink beaded skirt This beaded skirt is a favorite of mine

Michelle Obama in Jason Wu schoolgirl dressShe’s schooling us in this Jason Wu schoolgirl dress

Michelle Obama in Azzedine Alaïa black dressFlotus  having a date night with Potus in an Azzedine Alaïa dress

Michelle O in Rodarte Michelle O in brilliant blue Rodarte – Now, that’s the way to celebrate Hanukkah

Michelle Obama Alexander McQueen gownMichelle Obama in Alexander McQueen Chinese red

US President Barack Obama and First LadyMichelle sparkles in this Peter Soronen gown

DC: President Obama Hosts Kennedy Center Honorees At The White HouseAt the Kennedy Center Honors awards

President Obama Attends Kennedy Center Honors ReceptionAt the Kennedy Center Honors again in Michael Kors

Lady O in beaded Naeem KhanLady O in a beaded wonder by Naeem Khan

Michelle Obama,Maya AngelouMichelle is ravishing in this flowing gown by J. Mendel

Michelle O in pink gown with FlotusAn image of love and power in pink – Flotus with Potus

Lady O emblem

Tracey Reese sweater b-wAt a Let’s Move event in Tracey Reese

Michelle Obama lets moveLady O has great moves too!

Michelle O American Style IconMichelle O – You get my vote for American Style Icon Extraodinaire!

Michelle Obama success quoteLady O you are definitely making an impact on the world.

Michelle in Barak in Oval OfficeThanks Michelle Obama and Happy Birthday!

 If you’d like to see more of Michelle Obama’s style check out my

Lady Obama page on Pinterest by clicking the photo aboveEnjoy!