Friday, November 7, 2008

In Spotlight: Michelle Obama's fashion style

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Michelle Obama on Election Night/A model wears the same Narciso Rodriguez gown at NY Fashion Week.[Agencies]

(China Daily) As the eulogies wash over Barack Obama, he can at least rely on his wife Michelle Obama - America's next First Lady - to bring him down to earth.

Others may gush over her husband but Michelle Obama, not only the first black First Lady but one of the youngest presidential wives since Jackie Kennedy, likes to be brutally honest about him.

Unlike some First Ladies, the 44-year-old Princeton and Harvard Law School graduate, and working mother of two, is certainly her own woman. In her words, she doesn't want to be "so tied to all that (Barack) is that I don't have anything for me".

Of course, all eyes were on Michelle Obama, who has had a nearly perfect track record setting trends on the campaign trail. But her black and red Narciso Rodriguez dress from his Spring 2009 collection is getting mixed reviews.

"Michelle missed the mark a little bit. I'm not going to lie," says "What Not to Wear's" Stacy London. "I felt it was a little fashion forward for her."

Stacy also thought the dress would have looked better without the cardigan that Michelle paired with it.

"With the cardigan, it was very hard to understand the way the dress was wrapped. And it would have been nice to see her waistline."

President-elect Senator Barack Obama stands with his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia (2nd R) and Sasha as they face supporters at his election night rally after being declared the winner of the 2008 presidential election in Chicago, November 4, 2008.[Agencies]

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