Monday, January 21, 2013

Obama on first lady's haircut: 'I love her bangs'

President Obama offered his appreciation Sunday to supporters and urged them to enjoy the weekend's inaugural festivities, but also got serious.
"I love Michelle Obama," the president said at the start of brief remarks at a candlelight reception at the National Building Museum. "And to address the most significant event of this weekend: I love her bangs."
"She looks good, she always looks good," he added.
The first images of the first lady's new haircut emerged on Thursday, her 49th birthday, and the new style has garnered mixed reviews.

Michelle Obama goes sparkling, sophisticated for inauguration

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The Washington Post's Robin Givhan says that Michelle Obama's fashion reflects her personal interests and taste rather than traditional first lady attire, and that she's done a good job of not attaching her name to just one designer.
Michelle Obama wasted no time showing off her signature style on inauguration weekend, rolling out a series of polished outfits for events from the Kids' Inaugural Concert to the president's swearing-in ceremony on Monday.
The first lady stepped out in a sophisticated blue Thom Browne coat and J. Crew shoes for a visit to St. John's Church on the morning of Inauguration Day, accessorizing with a Cathy Waterman necklace. Browne, an American designer better known for his menswear, designed the coat based on the style of a man's silk tie.

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Michelle Obama arrived at the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday morning.

She then arrived at the inauguration ceremony sporting a bejeweled J. Crew belt, J.Crew gloves, Cathy Waterman earrings and Reed Krakoff boots. She offered a slight peek at her Thom Browne dress on the way into the inaugural luncheon, as well as a sweater by Reed Krakoff.
Experts said her style choices, particularly the fact that she sought out Thom Browne, show the first lady is a fan of fashion. "This is not a designer that you would wander into your local mall and find," fashion critic Robin Givhan said on TODAY Monday. "He's hard to find; he's very unique."
According to the White House, at the end of the inaugural events, the outfit and accessories will be donated to the National Archives.

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia arrive at St. John's Church on Monday morning.
Her outfit was carefully coordinated with the first daughters, who dressed in similar hues. Malia Obama wore J.Crew, while Sasha donned a Kate Spade coat and dress.
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President Obama takes the oath of office as Michelle holds the bible in the Blue Room of the White House on Sunday.
For President Obama's first swearing-in on Sunday (he will be sworn in again on Monday in a public ceremony), the first lady wore a navy blue Reed Krakoff Dress in the Blue Room at the White House.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive to speak to supporters and donors at an inaugural reception for the 57th Presidential Inauguration at The National Building Museum in Washington on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
Later that night, she sparkled in a black sequined Michael Kors boat neck dress for an inaugural reception at the National Building Museum.

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The first lady takes the stage with daughters Sasha and Malia at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families on January 19.
The first lady is known for mixing designer looks with low-key fashions, often alternating between high-end pieces and more casual clothes from J. Crew or H&M.
On Friday she opted for a more relaxed look at the Kids' Inaugural Concert for the children of military families, wearing a white Alexander McQueen shirt and black pants. The event was emceed by Nick Cannon and featured performances by Katy Perry and Usher.
All eyes have also been on Michelle Obama's most striking style choice this weekend: her bangs.
The president even addressed them at a reception to thank donors, saying, "I love her bangs. She looks good. She always looks good."

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New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor and Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles talk to TODAY's Erica Hill about how Michelle Obama's style (did you see those bangs?) and substance have shaped the first term of a remarkable first lady.

The first lady's signature style, from designer dresses to J. Crew.
New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor tells TODAY's Savannah Guthrie that White House insiders have told her they are surprised how disciplined the Obama girls have been in the public eye and that she feels the first lady will use her popularity to her advantage.

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