Michelle Obama’s book on fashion choices
Titled Michelle Style: Celebrating the First Lady of Fashion, it is authored by former fashion magazine editor-in-chief Mandi Norwood and chronicles Mrs Obama’s signature looks.books Updated: May 05, 2009 21:21 IST
Michelle Obama is certainly one of the biggest fashion icons of recent times, and now a new book describing her fabulous fashion choices is set for release in the US tomorrow.
The book, Titled Michelle Style: Celebrating the First Lady of Fashion, is authored by former fashion magazine editor-in-chief Mandi Norwood and chronicles Mrs Obama’s signature looks.
It will talk about the First Lady’s varied fashion sense, right from the belted purple sheath dress she wore on the night her husband got the nomination.
And the tome will also detail the148 dollars White House Black Market black-and-white print dress she bought off the rack.
“It’s her journey to the White House through the filter of her style,” The New York Daily News quoted Norwood as saying.
Recalling the yellow J.Crew ensemble the First Lady wore on Jay Leno, which she purchased online for under 340 dollars, Norwood said: “Each outfit has a story around it.”
She added: “Suddenly we had this vision of the next First Lady sitting in bed, next to Barack, shopping online.”
And one of the biggest reasons behind her growing appeal is that her fashion sense reveals her to be one of us.
Norwood said: “In the past, First Ladies have always been slightly aloof. You’ve never really been able to emulate their style, even if you wanted to.”
However, with Michelle Obama’s love of pencil skirts, button down cardigans, simple sheath dresses and her liberal use of a thick black belt, her style is approachable.
In fact, when she wears off-rack-pieces from J.Crew or H &M, one can easily get the exact looks. “I think she will reignite what America is known for in fashion and that is classic American sportswear. Bright separates, really comfortable clothes, clothes you don’t have to be a millionaire to look good in,” said Norwood.
First Published: May 05, 2009 21:13 IST