Style Icon: Michelle Obama

The fashion world is going crazy for America’s newest First lady. She epitomised class and calm during the whole election campaign for her husband Barack Obama, the president elect of the United States. Whilst the rest of the world goes mad for him, the fact that there is a black man in office and the welcome change from having Bush in charge, fashionistas are all over Michelle Obama. She stands at 5’11”, yet isn’t scared of sticking a pair of designer heels on and strutting out in front of the world. She has been praised for mixing high street with the lesser-known designers, such as Maria Pinto, Isabel Toledo and Thakoon and breaking away from the First Lady mould – away from Hilary Clinton’s skirt suits! Michelle wore a dress from H&M to one event and was even praised with a party in her honour thrown by none other than Anna Wintour herself! We look forward to what she brings out of her wardrobe next! There is even talk of her gracing the cover of Vogue. It seems that with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in France and our very own Sarah Brown, women no longer feel the need to hide behind their politician husbands in dowdy suits. The modern world of politics has a new breed of modern, fashionable women and Michelle Obama just stepped up as leader of the pack. 

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