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Michelle Obama’s Look at the State of the Union Address

January 28, 2010

Photo by Mark Wilson, Getty Images

The First Lady looked stunning at the State of the Union address last night.  She wore a 3/4 length sleeved sweater and bubble skirt in a delicious aubergine color that just makes her skin radiate.  Divine and so perfect for winter!

She added pearls and a side swept bang (more reminiscent of her old ‘do) to her perfect bob.  She must have had Ted Gibson in there working his magic – you know how I feel about Ted – because her hair hasn’t been this fabulous in months, I’m sad to say.

Her makeup look was pretty and polished.  She had a defined eye, highlighted brow bone, sculpted but natural cheeks with a respectable pop of color and of course, a glossy smile that went beautifully with her ensemble.  I do like that she didn’t go as bright pink with the lipstick and lip gloss this time around.

My only concern: assuming the skirt had a bubble hem, I definitely wouldn’t recommend it for someone so pear-shaped.  And I question its age-appropriateness.  For me, bubble skirts and dresses say “fun, party frock” not so much “State of the Union Serious.”  That said, I love that she doesn’t look over-wrought or worse still, wearing a pantsuit.  She takes fashion risks and challenges the status quo.  She makes 46 look good and for that alone, she’s exciting to watch.

What do you think about this look?

CORRECTION: The First Lady’s garment is an Isaac Mizrahi dress [Huffington Post].

2 Comments leave one →
  1. vivian permalink
    October 14, 2011 6:41 am

    love her!!! she is so elegant… from one african american woman to the other keep up the good work MICHELLE !!!!! we love you !!!

  2. January 28, 2010 9:56 am

    I thought the first lady looked flawless! Makeup, Hair and attire were elegant but fun. I appreciate her stylish risks and her ability to fashionably push the envelope.

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