Mrs. Obama celebrated her 49th birthday on January 17! In her honor we’d be remiss not to acknowledge not only the style savvy of this iconic first lady but also her work ethic, spirit and undeniable emotional intelligence. Our beloved mother excellence, is beyond ‘in-tune’ she is enlightened. WE LOVE YOU LADY O’!!!
“She teaches us that to be a commander-in-chic of your life you don’t have to spend a lot of money. It’s not about becoming someone else; it’s about becoming your best self.”
As a style icon, she has the ability to inspire the public in an accessible way that one-wear red carpet fashion doesn’t come close to approximating.
“When you look at red carpet you’re stargazing, but when you’re looking at Mrs. Obama you’re taking notes,” Taylor said. “We don’t have time to stress getting dressed any more than the first lady does so I think it’s really important to have wardrobe that you can count on that works for you.”
Her outfits emphasize fashion and function, reflecting her broader platform of healthy and active living, said decorative arts historian Carmela Spinelli, chair of the Savannah College of Art and Design’s fashion department. When she bares her arms for a gym class with schoolchildren, she makes headlines on the politics page and the style section, inspiring Americans to hit the floor for push-ups and reconsider sheaths under cardigans.