(Her official White House portrait)
Vanessa Friedman, did a terrific analysis of Michelle Obama's tremendous fashion influence over the last 8 years in the New York Times this past Sunday.
I for one, think Mrs. Obama represented us on the world stage with grace and eloquence over the last 8 years, and for that I am proud and grateful. She loves fashion, and wears color beautifully. She's quite fond of bold prints, which can be fabulous, as long as the wearer is still more evident then the dress.
Her statuesque figure is tricky and in reviewing many photographs, I ultimately preferred the silhouettes that highlighted her assets best; great arms, decollete and a small waist, usually best emphasized in A-line silhouettes, strapless, V-neck, one shouldered, criss cross and cut in necklines. Some of my favorites are below.
I believe her real star turn, was in the photo below. She broke with her original stylist and under new guidance, was dressed for the first official state dinner for India's Prime Minister and his wife in Naeem Khan. I think she looks breath taking!
|In Vera Wang|
|In Azzedine Alaia|
|In Maria Pinto|
|In Doo-Ri Chung|
|In Cushnie et Ochs|
|In Tracy Reese|
As a fashion stylist and Co-Owner of Mary Jane Denzer in White Plains,
every day we have the pleasure of helping women find clothing that best fit and flatters them. I always say, "the body dictates". Translation? Highlight your assets, minimize your challenging zones. And only wear colors that flatter your complexion.
One of the biggest misconception is that thinner women can wear anything. It simply isn't so! Everybody has flaws, but there is no need to dwell on them. Let's just accentuate the positive, as Michelle Obama so beautifully does above.
If you live in the tri-state area, please come visit us. We and our team of brilliant seamstresses, will do everything in our power to help you look your best day or night. Please call us at 914-328-0330.
I would love to think that fashion can remain in the neutral zone as we transition into the Trump presidency, with Melania Trump as First Lady. She is a stunner and designers who boycott dressing her based on politics are missing an opportunity to both shine and minimize some of the divisiveness we are experiencing right now.
Thank you so, Michele Obama. You have done us proud. I am looking forward to seeing a continuation of style and grace over the next four years. All the best Melania...