PHOTO: Malia And Sasha Obama Are SO Grown Up
Malia and Sasha Obama have grown up in front of the entire world. Last night the first daughters attended their first-ever White House State Dinner and we can't believe how much they have transformed! They both looked elegant and mature. https://twitter.com/DarlingNiki821/status/708280295498358785?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw During his opening remarks, President Obama said, "When I was first elected to this office, Malia was just 10 and Sasha was 7. And they grow up too fast. Now Malia is going off to college … And I’m starting to choke up." Even Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave the girls props. "I admire you very much, both of you, for your extraordinary strength and your grace, through what is a remarkable childhood and young adulthood that will give you extraordinary strength and wisdom beyond your years for the rest of your life," the honoree stated. Malia and Sasha have truly grown into beautiful women! Don't miss how to wear a denim skirt and find out what your hairline says about you! [Photo: Splash News]
Michelle Obama’s SOTU Dress May Be Sold Out, But Here Are Similar Styles
Last night marked the very last State of the Union address for the Obama administration. Which we read as: last time Michelle Obama will redirect all SOTU attention to her headline-worthy outfit. FLOTUS was the talk of the nation in this stunning marigold dress by designer Narciso Rodriguez. Her look set Twitter ablaze with encouraging tweets, among them: https://twitter.com/cthagod/status/687094564226756609 https://twitter.com/widestance/status/687142692518793216 We'd totally buy that coffee table book! We'd also totally buy her dress, but it's already sold out. Here are some other marigold gowns that echo the look of our fashionable First Lady: Versace Collection Cutout Cap Sleeve Sheath Dress ($725.00) Oscar de la Renta Sleeveless V-Neck Flounce-Hem Dress, Marigold ($1,490) Laundry by Shelli Segal Dress - Sleeveless Crepe Cutout Back Sheath ($191) Jason Wu Belted crepe dress ($1,895) Relive the glamour of Michelle's SOTU entrance below. https://twitter.com/politico/status/687092457260068865?lang=en Check out Michelle's greatest SOTU hits: Michelle Obama Wore Michael Kors To The 2015 State Of The Union and Michelle Obama Channels Cher Horowitz And Wears Alaia To The 2014 #SOTU [Photo: Getty]
VIDEO: Michelle Obama Persuades Kids To Go To College With A Rap
Let's get right to the point. Michelle Obama teamed up with Saturday Night Live's Jay Pharoah to persuade kids to go to college in a new video for College Humor. This isn't any ordinary video, though. FLOTUS and Pharoah rap off a list of reasons why kids should go to college. Watch it below to check out Mrs. Obama's rapping skills. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1yAOK0nSb0[/youtube] Don't miss what it really takes to be an Instagram Husband and watch Taraji P. Henson and Terrance Howard spoof Kim Kardashian and Kanye West! [Photo: Splash News]
Everyone Is Freaking Out About Michelle Obama’s New Hair
Michelle Obama appeared on Tuesday night's episode of Jeopardy in a pre-tapped segment. While she was asking questions about health eating, everyone else was wondering why FLOTUS looked bald. Apparently, bad lighting mixed with a strongly pulled back ponytail could be to blame, but there's been no official word yet from The White House. Stay tuned. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw72ayu7V1I[/youtube] [Photo: Splash News]
8 Michelle Obama Outfits You Can Get On eBay
If you watched the State of the Union last week, then you know that the most exciting thing that happened was Michelle Obama's Michael Kors suit--it completely sold out the next day. But that's not the first time Michelle wore something we all wanted. Ever since she became FLOTUS back in 09, MObama has been a total style icon on the level of Jackie O. And now, it's easier than ever to dress like her. The ladies over at Fashionista found some of Michelle's best looks on eBay. That's right: you can bid on Michelle's greatest fashion hits, like this embellished Tory Burch top. It's not the exact items she wore (those would go for a lot more), but they are the same designs. I imagine these dresses, tops and jackets will go very quick, and all's fair in love and bidding anonymously on eBay. Click through our slideshow to see what MObama looks you can score. For more Michelle Obama fashion, check out: her Tracy Reese dress and this app that identifies her outfits [Photo: Splash News]
Michelle Obama Wore Michael Kors To The 2015 State Of The Union
Last night, President Obama gave one of his last State of the Union addresses. While this was certainly a big moment for him, our attention was focused on Michelle Obama and her Michael Kors skirt suit. She killed it! The matching off-the-shoulder jacket and skirt appear to be a version of this look from MK's fall 2013 collection. You can buy the jacket below, which is the best part of her ensemble. (Hello, zipper detailing!) Michael Kors Zip-Front Tweed Jacket ($797) If this jacket looks familiar, it's because you watch The Good Wife. Julianna Marguiles' character, Alicia Florrick, wore the exact same jacket in a recent episode, and the Twitterverse went crazy last night over this moment. This isn't the first time we've seen FLOTUS in Michael Kors. She wore one of the designer's dresses to a holiday event at the White House back in 2009, a Medal of Honor ceremony in 2010 and again on election night in 2012. What do you think of MObama's 2015 #SOTU look? Let us know in the comments below! UPDATE: It looks like the jacket has sold out, but you can shop more Michael Kors here. [Photo: Getty Images]
A PSA On Michelle Obama’s Easter Dress: There’s Only A Few Sizes Left!
On Easter Sunday, Michelle Obama proved she wasn't afraid to wear white before Memorial Day. She attened church services with her fam in this gorgeous embroidered Tracy Reese Lace Fit and Flare Dress ($378). Obvi we have been looking EVERYWHERE to find where you can buy it, and we were sure that it had to be sold out. But, dreams do come true, and you can buy it now at Nordstrom. But you better hurry,there are only a few sizes left! Go, go, go!!! And don't forget to check out: Kate Middleton's DVF Dress, Kristin Cavallari's White Booties, and Zooey Deschanel’s dress.
Michelle Obama Channels Cher Horowitz And Wears Alaia To The 2014 #SOTU
Earlier tonight, President Barack Obama addressed the nation for another State of the Union address. We'll let the political bloggers give you the recap on his speech so we can focus on what we're good at--namely, Michelle Obama's dress! The First Lady wore a forest green Azzedine Alaia dress and matching cardigan and the first thing we thought when we heard who the designer was was Cher Horwitz's famous Clueless line: "Uh no, you don't understand, this is an Alaia." (Watch the classic scene here.) Of course, this isn't the first time MObama has shown Alaia love. She wore the designer three times in 2009: first for the NATO dinner in France, then again for the American Ballet Theatre Opening Night Spring Gala in New York and again for the Christmas at the White House special with Oprah. In 2013, Michelle recycled one of her past Alaia dresses for a service at Saint John's Church in Washington D.C. Unfamiliar with Alaia? The Tunisian-born designer has been in the game for over 30 years and his famous fans include both Madonna and Lady Gaga. Despite winning the First Lady's heart, the same can't be said for fashion icon Anna Wintour. In 2011, Alaia was quoted as saying, "She runs the business very well, but not the fashion part. When I see how she is dressed, I don't believe in her tastes one second.. Anyway, who will remember Anna Wintour in the history of fashion? No one." Ouch. Want to add some Alaia to your closet now that he's a bonafide fave of the First Lady's? Shop the brand at Net-A-Porter below. GET YOUR HANDS ON SOME ALAIA NOW Be sure to check out how to make your closet Pinterest-worthy, 19 celebs who were teen moms and Gwyneth Paltrow's jeans.
Michelle Obama Wore A Tracy Reese Dress And Looked Really Good #StoryOfHerLife
Surprising no one, Michelle Obama looked lovely in a Tracy Reese dress at a White House meeting yesterday. Story of her life! FLOTUS always wears Tracy Reese, always looks good while doing it, and - good news for you - her outfit is always shoppable. The Tracy Reese Cowl Frock in Black Magenta ($328) that MObama wore to meet Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai is available online if you want one. And we're not just inspired by Michelle's fashion choices; Malala is the incredible young woman who was shot by the Taliban for standing up for girls' education in her home country, and was on the short list to receive the Nobel Peace Prize this year. Girl power!
Michelle Obama’s Tracy Reese Dress From The MLK Tribute Is Still In Stock!
Michelle Obama loves her some Tracy Reese. And whether she is dressing it up for the Democratic National Convention or playing it cool, balancing family activities and official state visits, FLOTUS always looks good in the designer's full silhouettes and eye-catching patterns. So, for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, a day on which the country tuned in to see the first African-American First Family pay tribute to the peaceful protesters and the "I Have A Dream" speech that so changed American history, Mobama went for a tried and true staple: a classic Tracy Reese embellished flared frock ($498). Lucky for us, that end-of-summer and beginning-of-fall patterned piece is still in stock, though most likely not for long! What is even better is that FLOTUS remained true to her more budgeted roots – the designer dress comes in at just under a cool $500. SHOP THE TRACY REESE DRESS NOW Want more of Michelle Obama's attainable style? Check out her fashionable finds under $100 like this ASOS patterned dress or this Talbots rose-print frock.
Michelle Obama’s Embellished Tory Burch Top Is Still In Stock–But Not For Long
It's no secret that Michelle Obama is beloved for her impeccable style, so some might call it a mistake for her to wear such an amazing top while promoting her new book. Yesterday, the First Lady was spotted signing copies of her new book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, in Washington, D.C. and all anyone is really talking about is that Tory Burch embellished top she's wearing. The short sleeve sweater, which features floral beaded detailing along the neckline, perfectly showed off MObama's famous arms. Fans of FLOTUS, prepare yourselves--you can get the exact same Tory Burch Marygrace Sweater ($350) in every size except XL at toryburch.com. And if you are a size small through large, you are in luck because the Marygrace Sweater ($210, down from $350) is on sale at Saks Fifth Avenue. If navy isn't your color, you can also get the embellished top in yellow ($350) at Nordstrom. This shirt is all over the place, but we guarantee now that MObama has worn it, it won't stay in stock long. Snag it before it's gone. You can get Mrs. Obama's new book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America ($19.95), here. If you are a fan of FLOTUS, you need this app. Also, check out some of her other attainable looks, like her inexpensive ASOS dress and her J. Crew shoes.
There’s An App Dedicated To Identifying Michelle Obama’s Outfits
There's already a blog and twitter dedicated to Michelle Obama's wardrobe, so why not an app? Michelle's Style List ($0.99) breaks down MObama's outfits and provides direct links to purchase the pieces themselves. Users can search Michelle's outfits, find specific items and browse all her favorite designers . The app isn't completely uncalled for, considering that almost every time FLOTUS wears something, it sells out immediately. Since MObama is famous for mixing high and low fashion, we kind of love the idea. You probably can't afford her Jason Wu Inaugural Ball gown, but the app might be useful for when she wears something like this $75 ASOS dress. And for those of you who prefer the Duchess of Cambridge's wardrobe, there's also Kate's Style List ($0.99). What do you think of the Style List Apps--completely unnecessary or totally awesome? For more fun finds, check out these crazy beauty tools, CK One’s scented nail polish and MAC’s baking beauties collection. [Images: iTunes Store]
Vivenne Westwood Bashes MObama’s Style; Releases New Line Of Jellie Shoes
Vivienne Westwood recently called the Michelle Obama's style "dreadful" and too "conservative." The outspoken British designer, who also criticized the Duchess of Cambridge, told the New York Times that MObama's style doesn't suit her. The public certainly seems to disagree; whenever Michelle Obama wears something, it tends to fly off the racks (her $93 ASOS dress sold out...twice). In fact, Vivienne Westwood's new line of Melissa jellies makes us doubt her style. The collection features bright heels and flats with giant hearts, bows and orbs on them. Considering there was practically a national panic over Michelle Obama's bangs, we can't imagine what would happen if the First Lady wore these jelly pumps. We are growing concerned that jellies are the new "it" shoes. First, Jason Wu created a line for Melissa and now Karl Lagerfeld is designing a 4 part collection for the shoe brand. Click below to see all of Vivienne Westwood's Melissa jellies and let us know what you think. Is the trend high-fashion or beachwear for toddlers? SHOP VIVIENNE WESTWOOD x MELISSA For more celebrity fashion news, check out Kristin Cavallari's leather dress, Hilary Duff's camo print shirt and Hayden Panettiere’s Isabel Marant sweater.
Michelle Obama’s $93 ASOS Dress Is Back
Last week we told you that Michelle Obama's $93 ASOS dress was going to be re-released and as promised, ASOS just listed the red and checkered dress that Michelle famously wore the night of Barack's re-election, on their website. Believe it or not, we've heard people criticize the First Lady's choice saying she shouldn't wear a dress by a British brand being that she is First Lady of the United States and all. We happen to totally disagree. Not only is the checked dress ridiculously cute, it's also affordable. What's not to love? If you agree, shop Michelle Obama's ASOS dress now because the dress is guaranteed to go fast. The FLOTUS effect is powerful. Whenever Mobama wear something, it usually sells out right away. Learn from the past and get her ASOS dress now before its gone! SHOP MICHELLE OBAMA'S ASOS DRESS NOW For more fashion, check out the Sigerson Morrison ‘Bachelor’ Pump, PVC pumps for spring, and subscribe to our newsletter.
Michelle Obama’s $75 ASOS Dress Is Being Re-Released
Mark your calendars: Michelle Obama's much loved ASOS dress is being re-released this Monday. The red and whited checkered dress will probably seem familiar to you: the First Lady wore it while on the campaign trail back in 2011, and then again more famously right after Barack won the election. The first couple Tweeted an adorable photos of themselves with the caption "Four more years," and as you can imagine, the $75 ASOS dress immediately sold out. The pleated 50s style dress features a classic cut that is sure to look good on just about any body shape. We aren't sure what exact time the dress will be released on Monday, but we recommend stalking the ASOS dress page. Anything worn by Michelle is guaranteed to sell out fast, especially if it is this cute and affordable. Fore more fashion news, check out 10 sales to shop now, Lulu Guinness x J.C. Penney, and Sephora x OPI nail wraps. [Photo: Facebook]
Michelle Obama Wore Jason Wu And Alexis Bittar To The State Of The Union
Michelle Obama gave us a couple weeks off from stalking her fashion choices after the Inauguration, but now she's back. At last night's State of the Union address, the First Lady supported her husband from her seat, but don't think we weren't still trying to identify the ensemble. Of course, she went with her mainstay Jason Wu in a red organza tweed dress from his Pre-Fall 2013 collection, accessorized with an Alexis Bittar lucite flower pin. Said Bittar about being chosen by FLOTUS: I'm so honored that the first lady Michelle Obama chose to wear one of my creations, for the second time, during the state of the union address. It is especially meaningful, as my company helps make up the last 5% of the fashion industry that still produce in America. Though the exact dress has not yet been made available, we did track down some other Jason Wu sheath dresses and a similar Alexis Bittar pin. Now get to shoppin' below! Jason Wu Tilly Color-Block Dress ($609, down from $1,522) Jason Wu Paneled Leather Sheath Dress ($2,995) Alexis Bittar 'Ophelia' Pansy Pin ($275) For more FLOTUS style, check out her Inaugural Ball jewels, check out her fav Tracy Reese's fall 2013 collection and learn more about the JCrew sash she wore for the Inauguration. [Photo: Facebook]
Take A Peek At Tracy Reese’s Fall 2013 Collection–Before Michelle Obama Wears It!
It's no secret that Michelle Obama is a huge Tracy Reese fan and it's easy to understand why. Reese's designs are colorful, feminine and flattering--basically everything a woman wants in her closet. So when our friends over at Tracy Reese offered up a sneak peek of Tracy Reese's upcoming Fall 2013 collection, we jumped at the opportunity for a first look. Who wouldn't want to see what the First Lady is bound to wear this autumn? Reese shared the sketch above and explained, "the Fall 2013 collection is very much inspired by New York with all its harshness and beauty... With a strong dress presence in this season's collection, the classic and flattering Floral Frock in Scarlet is embellished with delicate beading and paired with a flat closed-toe bootie to create a timeless and modern, yet easy-to-wear look." What else can you expect from Reese's Fall 2013 collection? She'll be combining rich textures, creating hourglass dresses and longer slim skirts and using lots of black highlighted by reds, teal, and tan. We can't wait! New York Fashion Week kicks of on February 7, 2013, so stay tuned for more exclusive first looks and our favorites from the runways. Want more Tracy Reese? Check out her DNC wallpaper dress and her Anthropologie collection.
Get A Closer Look At All Of Michelle Obama’s Jewelry From The Inaugural Ball
Finally, a closer look at those Inaugural Ball jewels! Just this morning, jewelry designer Kimberly McDonald posted images of all the jewelry pieces worn by Michelle Obama for last night's festivities. Not only did McDonald design the encrusted ring in the Jason Wu gown, she also designed MObama's earrings and bangles - featuring all Forevermark diamonds. Though none of the pieces are currently available online, Forevermark has listed one of the bangles as $20,000+ in select Kimberly McDonald stores. For those of us that don't have that sort of cash right now, we can at least click through to admire them up close and personal. SHOP MORE KIMBERLY MCDONALD HERE Let us know what you think. Which was your favorite piece of Kimberly's? Did they outshine the dress? For more Inauguration coverage, check out Beyonce's neon polish from yesterday, shop a similar diamond encrusted sash to Michelle's and learn about chosen designer Thom Browne.
Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Belt Was Actually A Sash
Well, why didn't we think of that? The bedazzled J.Crew belt that Michelle Obama wore over her Thom Browne ensemble at yesterday's Presidential Inauguration was actually a sash. Of course, the exact sash sold out almost immediately, but this is a great styling tip for all of us mere mortals. If you recently got hitched, you can reuse your bridal sash or belt to dress up a drab or dark outfit. Still a bachelorette? You can still beeline to the bridal department to find an assortment of jewel-encrusted options to cure your winter outfit woes. Though the First Lady's exact sash is not currently available, we've rounded up a couple similar options still available below. Get Michelle's Look: J.Crew Medallion Jeweled Sash ($250) J.Crew Jeweled Sash ($275) For more Inauguration coverage, check out MObama’s Jason Wu Inaugural Ball dress from last night, Beyonce’s stunning Pucci gown and Malia Obama’s J.Crew coat.
First Look! Jason Wu’s Sketch Of Michelle Obama’s Red Inaugural Ball Gown
By now, you're probably in awe of Michelle Obama's gorgeous red inaugural ball gown and the fact that she opted for Jason Wu again. We love the choice--everything from the color to the silhouette was just perfect for MObama. As for Jason Wu, he is likely in heaven right now and he totally deserves this moment. The dress he designed for the First Lady was a custom creation - including a gold embellished Kimberly McDonald-designed ring in the halter. After seeing this glimpse of the sketch Jason Wu sent over for consideration it's easy to see why Michelle Obama couldn't resist choosing his design again. Now that we've had some time to think on it, we actually think this red design is more amazing than his white design she wore back in 2009. The color just looks so good against her skin and the fabric is stunning. What do you think--do you prefer the red Jason Wu dress from 2013 or the white Jason Wu dress from 2009? Share in the comments. For more from the Inauguration festivities, check out Michelle Obama's Reed Krakoff boots, Malia Obama's J. Crew coat and Beyonce's Pucci dress.
And Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Ball Dress Designer Is … Jason Wu!
Well, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. We've speculated for weeks about which designer would be lucky enough to dress Michelle Obama for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Ball, and it finally has been revealed as her long-time favorite Jason Wu! MObama chose a custom ruby red velvet and chiffon halter gown from the designer with a hand-made diamond Kimberly McDonald ring embellishment and Jimmy Choo shoes for tonight's festivities. Four years ago, FLOTUS went with then little-known designer Jason Wu for her husband's first Inauguration, making a statement in a custom floor-length white chiffon gown. It was a career-making move for the young designer, who has since become a household name with a Target collaboration and, most recently, a lower-priced Miss Wu line with Nordstrom. It was an interesting twist, as most were predicting a relative unknown. But Michelle and Jason have proven to be a winning equation in the past so we can't blame her. Shop Michelle Obama's Look: Similar red pumps: Jimmy Choo Anouk Patent Leather Pumps ($575) Shop more Kimberly McDonald HERE and Jimmy Choo HERE. What do you think of Michelle Obama's red Jason Wu dress? Share in the comments. For more Inauguration coverage, check out MObama's entire Thom Browne look from earlier today, Beyonce's stunning Pucci gown and Malia Obama's J.Crew coat. [Photo: AP]
Get Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Reed Krakoff Boots, J.Crew Gloves & Belt
Wardrobe change! Likely to accomodate for the cold temperatures, Michelle Obama changed out of her J.Crew blue pumps she wore earlier in the day into more seasonally-appropriate knee-high Reed Krakoff leather suede boots and J.Crew cashmere-lined leather gloves. She also adorned her Thom Browne jacket with an embellished J.Crew belt: Though the Reed Krakoff Leather-Suede Thin-Strap Knee Boot ($1,095) are currently sold out, we have a feeling they may restock soon after FLOTUS' endorsement in the heeled boots. More good news: though the exact color is sold out, her J.Crew cashmere-lined leather gloves ($39.99, down from $118) are a steal right now. Her J.Crew belt is actually a sash from the bridal department: Collection rhinestone-encrusted sash. Call J.Crew at 800-261-7422 to locate the belt at a store near you. [Photo: AP] For more Inauguration news, check out Michelle's Thom Browne outfit, learn more about the chosen designer and copy the First Lady's new bangs.
Who’s Thom Browne? Learn More About Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Designer
By now, you've seen that Michelle Obama chose a Thom Browne pre-fall 2013 coat and dress for her Inauguration look. The First Lady has shown herself to be a fan of Browne in the past, wearing dresses by the designer to the DNC and the presidential debate last fall. Though he was previously most-known for his menswear designs - particularly his distinctive well-tailored suits - Browne's recent womenswear designs are making a name for themselves. To get to know Browne a little bit more, we've rounded up all the need-to-know details about the designer. Name: Thom Browne Age: 48 Nationality: American Training: Giorgio Armani showroom and several years leading the Club Monaco creative development team Aesthetic: Well-proportioned and menswear-inspired tailoring with feminine details Debut Collection: Menswear in 2001, womenswear in 2010 Client List: Michelle Obama (of course), Cameron Diaz, Leighton Meester Recent Collabs: A jacket in the Neiman Marcus x Target collection Fun Fact: He only started his design career after a brief, failed attempt at acting in LA [Photo: AP] For more Inauguration news, check out our predictions for Beyonce's dress, check out Michelle's new bangs and FLOTUS' J.Crew shoes.
Order Michelle Obama’s J.Crew Inauguration Shoes Before They Sell Out
Michelle Obama went with brands that she knows and loves for her husband's second presidential inauguration, wearing J.Crew pumps and Thom Browne coat and dress. And while her J.Crew Valentina Pumps ($238) are only available in the "Mirror Metallic" shade online, we found a way to get them in her exact "Aluminum" grey shade (pictured above). Give J.Crew a call at 800.562.0258 and they'll do their best to track down your size in-store and then ship them to your house. It's an easy as pie process, so it's worth a try! UPDATE: MObama's Valentina pumps are now back in stock at jcrew.com in the exact aluminum color she wore earlier today. Get yourself a pair for just $$238 before they sell out! [Photo: AP] For more inauguration news, read about Michelle Obama's entire outfit, her bangs, and what Beyonce might wear tonight.
Michelle Obama Wears Thom Browne Dress & Coat, J.Crew Heels To Inauguration
Michelle Obama chose a Thom Browne coat and dress from his pre-fall 2013 collection, J.Crew Valentina pumps ($238), and a multistrand pearl necklace by Cathy Waterman ($17,300) for her husband's second inauguration. The coat's fabric was developed based on the style of a man's silk tie, which is fitting since Thom Browne is known primarily for his menswear. Her dress, also Thom Browne, appears to be a grey herringbone sheath. The designer is a favorite of Michelle Obama, as she wore a grey and black lace dress by him to both the DNC and the presidential debate. The first daughters are following in their mother's footsteps, with Sasha wearing a Kate Spade coat and dress and Malia wearing a J.Crew coat. Shop Michelle's Look: J.Crew Valentina Pumps ($238) Cathy Waterman Japanese Akoya Pearl Necklace ($17,300) Thom Browne Pre-Fall 2013 For more inauguration news, see what people are thinking Beyonce might wear to the ball, Tory Burch's inauguration collaboration, and Michelle Obama's bangs. [Photo: AP]
Kate Middleton, Kim K. And Now MObama–Everybody Awesome Is Getting Bangs!
Okay, maybe not Kim Kardashian, but Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama are definitely awesome. And yes, they're both now rocking bangs! Kate Middleton debuted her new cut back in November and earlier today the First Lady showed off her new bangs in this pic on Twitter. Thoughts? We like! It's a new year, her man's getting ready to be sworn in for a new term so it's only fitting she switch things up a bit. Michelle Obama's bangs got you feeling inspired to jump on the bangs bandwagon? Before you book an appointment with your stylist--or chop them yourself--we found an awesome, temporary way to give bangs a try: clip-on bangs by Jessica Simpson's famed hairstylist Ken Paves. Sure, they're so absurd they're hilarious, but they're also the perfect way to test out a new 'do without going all the way. Love the fake bangs idea? Check out 5 more commitment-free makeover tips, plus give your closet a makeover at the Rebecca Taylor sale and with these arm party updates. Photos: Splash; Twitter
Michelle Obama’s Three-Peat Election Dress: Fiscally Responsible Or Bad For The Economy?
Last night, Barack Obama was officially re-elected for a second term, and just like any milestone presidential event, his FLOTUS (and her sartorial decisions) were on display. Michelle Obama, who can't walk in to a Target without getting her outfit picked apart, chose a brocade Michael Kors shift dress for the momentous occasion. But it wasn't the dress itself (a magenta silk chine pintucked number) or the choice of designer (an American!) that has the blogs, including ourselves, buzzing this morning. It's the fact that this is the third time Michelle has worn the dress publicly: She first wore it for a holiday event at the White House in 2009 (paired with kitten heels and bare arms), and then again in November 2010 to a Medal of Honor ceremony (with a cardigan and Alexis Bittar brooch). Well, the Republicans have said that we need to cut back government spending (does that include the first lady's clothing budget?). But, shouldn't she/we be putting money in to the economy -- aka, by buying a new dress for the big night? So, what do you think: was Michelle's choice to re-wear her election night dress a display of fiscal responsibility, or bad for the economy? [Photo: Splash News]
The Best Couple Costume Of 2012? Hint: It’s An Election Year.
If you and your guy like to dress up as a pair for Halloween, we have this year's most patriotic couple costume: a Michelle & Barack Obama. To start, Michelle is the perfect costume for ladies who like to go a classier direction with their costumes. The best-dressed First Lady is always decked out in pretty printed Tracy Reese dresses and pearls -- so if you own either, you're already half way there. Add some gray nail polish like the one she wore to the DNC, and you're ready to wave your well-manicured hand like a true politician's wife. And for your guy, what could be more masculine than the leader of the free world? He'll just need a sharp suit, red and blue tie, and of course, the infamous Obama mask. Now, you're good to go. Don't forget to shop more Halloween costume ideas such as Lana Del Rey, HBO's Girls group costume, and Mrs. Megan Draper from Mad Men. [Photo Credit: Splash News]
Everything You Need To Know About Laura Smalls, Michelle Obama’s New Go-To Designer
The venerable Tracy Reese has certainly enjoyed her time in the spotlight thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama, and even though it'd be awfully difficult to usurp her, newbie designer Laura Smalls is putting in her best effort. Mrs. Obama wore two of Laura's designs at last week's Democratic National Convention — first, a soft turquoise watercolor print shift and second, an eggplant-and-white dress — providing the under-the-radar designer a shot at serious fame. And considering Laura Smalls will be showing her collection at New York Fashion Week any minute now (seriously — she's on the calendar for tonight!), it's probably about time you get to know her. Find out more about the up-and-comer (and get your hands on her designs) before she becomes too hot a commodity to handle. Name: Laura Smalls Age: Late 50s Profession: Designer, day and nightwear; mother of three Training: Parsons The New School for Design grad; designed outerwear for Amerex; has sold her namesake collection to Henri Bendel and Bloomingdales Aesthetic: Boldly feminine yet practical with a hint of uptown tenacity Debut Collection: Spring 2010 Client List: Michelle Obama (and soon enough, everyone from Beyonce to Anna Kendrick) How She Got Her Start: Smalls wore her own design to a gala that André Leon Talley, Vogue's editor-at-large happened to attend, and after he saw her sketches, he suggested carve out a spot for herself on New York Fashion Week's calendar. She'll be showing tonight at the Andaz hotel. Fun Fact: Her godmother was the legendary Billie Holiday! Want to know more about Michelle Obama's style? Find out what else she wore to the Democratic National Convention, shop her blueish-gray nail polish, or find out what the First Lady says she'd never be caught wearing!
Tracy Reese Confirms: Michelle Obama’s DNC Dress Will Be Sold In Stores!
Michelle Obama sent us into a tizzy Tuesday night when she made an appearance at the Democratic National Convention with her ahh-mazing blueish-gray nails, but that doesn't mean we've stopped dreaming about her dip-dyed rose-and-gold brocade custom Tracy Reese dress. Apparently, Reese felt the wave of excitement over it--the venerable designer has confirmed it will be in stores. Even better? It'll retail for less than $500 — a stark contrast with the $1,990 Oscar de la Renta number that Ann Romney wore the Republican National Convention just days earlier. (Just sayin'.) Tracy Reese confirmed on the Today show this morning that she's trying to get the dress in stores as quickly as she can: "It was something that we are planning for later--we are trying to rush it through the cycle so more people can get their hands on it sooner." Isn't she the best? The reason for the delay is that Reese, who's been a First Lady favorite, didn't know if Michelle Obama would wear her dress until the last minute, as other labels provided options as well. If I had to guess, I'd bet it was the racerback style that won over Mrs. Obama, who arguably has the best arms and shoulders in all of America. Though there's no release date confirmed, we'll keep you posted as soon as the famed dress hits stores! Want to get more Michelle Obama style? Find out what she says she wouldn't be caught dead in, shop the Tracy Reese dress she wore to the Olympics, or find out exactly which shade of nail polish she wore to the DNC.
Michelle Obama’s Blueish-Gray Polish Stole The Show At The DNC Last Night
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention last night, and while politicos might have been hanging on her every word, my eyes were glued to that incredible blue-grey nail polish she so boldly wore. Paired with her Tracy Reese dress and J.Crew heels, the polish was a friendly reminder of how on-trend our First Lady really is. Can you imagine Nancy Reagan or Barbara Bush rocking blue nails? Not so much. The exact polish color has yet to be confirmed by the White House (an amazing sentence), but in the meantime, here are some exact polishes to get her look: Update: the polish is Artistic Colour Gloss Soak Off Color Gel in "Vogue" according to MSNBC. Thank you, 24-hour news cycle! Shop similar polishes here: Butter London Lady Muck ($14) Shop: Essie's Chinchilly ($8) and Maybelline Impeccable Greys ($4.99). For more beauty news, check out Liv Tyler's new Givenchy lip gloss, the best products for dealing with transitional weather, and Chanel's Fashion Night Out polish.
The Tracy Reese Dress Mobama Wore To The Olympics Is (Somehow!) Still In Stock
We love that she shops off the rack, but Michelle Obama is like Kate Middleton: everything she wears sells out immediately. So it's sort of an Olympic miracle that the Tracy Reese dress she wore to cheer on Serena Williams in London this weekend is still in stock. If you love the combination of a heart print bodice and gingham skirt on this ladylike dress, you better act fast. We can't guarantee it will be available for much longer: Get it: Tracy Reese Black Parchment Combo Frock ($388). For more Olympics fashion, check out Stella McCartney x Adidas, Opening Ceremony x Topshop, and the best Olympics designer collaborations.
The One Thing Michelle Obama Says She Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead In
Hint: she's not wearing it in this photo shoot for Vogue, above The First Lady, who is known for having a gorgeous figure, including some pretty famously muscular arms absolutely refuses to wear one thing. Can you guess what Michelle Obama won't wear? A bathing suit. Yep, not even a bikini. She told People she would never want to be photographed in one, saying, 'That's been my one goal: I don't want to be caught dead in a bathing suit.' Michelle, if you're reading, you just might change your mind after you see how cute one piece swimsuits have gotten! SEE SIX SUPER COOL ONE PIECES HERE I'm surprised, but I can totally sympathize. Why do you think I've been writing about 10 Ways To Hide a Food Baby and where to find the best Spanx swimwear and shapewear? It's no coincidence. (Ed Note: For the record, here.) It's that time of year where we start bearing a lot of skin, but you can still look sexy. Just check out our favorite one-piece swimsuits that are WAY cooler than their predecessors. Check out more - we've got this year's best sunglasses, summer hats, the best flat sandals and all of this week's best sales and deals.
August. Love, SHEfinds.
August is the only month without an official holiday, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to celebrate - see what's happening this month. August 1: Couturier Yves Saint Laurent would be turning 75 today. (more…)
Michelle Obama Wears A $30 Gap Dress, Get One For Yourself (On Sale) Right Now
First Lady Michelle Obama and the President, and the Gap dress This weekend, Michelle Obama stepped out en route to Camp David on June 10th looking chic in a Gap dress, worn as a tunic and paired with white jeans. The first lady has been known to constantly look put together, while still mixing affordable pieces in with her more high-end items. And as of publication time, Gap's $59.95 Impressionist Print Draped Dress is on sale for $29.95, and still available in sizes small and medium (small sizes? Probably all the better if you're going for MObama's tunic look). Shop Michelle Obama's Gap Dress on sale here now. Check out more of our favorite celebrity styles or shop our guides to the best floral dresses and the best maxi dresses.
Week In Review: Herve Leger’s $1050 Swimsuit That’s Allergic To Water, Help Tsunami Victims By Shopping Online, More
Must Reads: The camel toe just got worse, introducing camel toe shoes by Maison Martin Margiela that are actually best-sellers. Or slip into this Herve Leger swimsuit for $1,005 that can't get wet. See how you can do your part to help Japan just by shopping at your favorite stores online. New neon trends are so bright, we're going to have to start wearing sunglasses indoors. Floral Nikes hit stores thanks to the collaboration between Nike and Liberty of London - just in time for Spring. Come check out Payless' newest wedges by name brand designers like Christian Siriano, Lela Rose, and Isabel Toledo. If you're still carrying a little extra weight, be sure to grab a pair of Yummie Tummie shapewear-infused jeans or swimsuits. Celebrity Style: Chloe Sevigny shows off her Vegas hooker outfit and not even a denim jacket could help. Meanwhile, other celebrities like Leighton Meester and Gwyneth Paltrow show that cut-outs aren't just for strippers. We're not sure if Katie Holmes is borrowing Suri's outfit or what is going on with this fluffy princess number. January Jones shows off her favorite sunglasses, and unlike Lady Gaga, you can actually see out of them. As per usual, Michelle Obama shows off her style in a Tracy Reese tribal print dress. Sales and Deals: Save up to 60% off your favorite Tory Burch items, including the notorious Reva Flat. Get your over the knee boots now at 70% off from Shopbop for next year. Everybody's favorite pants, the skinny cargo pants, are not up to 50% off. Beyonce loves a great romper and we love a great sale. Good thing rompers are 40% off. (more…)
Michelle Obama Introduces Tribal Prints To The Flyover States: Get Her Tracy Reese Dress Now
Tribal prints are all the rage and the always fashionable Michelle Obama was right on trend. In her earthy Tracy Reese dress (which we dug up, below), the first lady exits the Air Force One jet, being effortlessly stylish, with her family. We have yet to see Michelle Obama commit a fashion no-no. Click below to shop the dresses directly. Check out more of our favorite celebrity styles. Shop our guides to the best floral dresses and the best maxi dresses. Join our e-mail list for exclusive SHEFinds updates.
Week In Review: Derek Lam Announces Winners, Kelly Cutrone Does Clothing, Paris Fashion Week Live Streams, More
Must Reads: Need to make a great first impression? Buy one at the Bloomingdale's career shop. You voted, now see which Derek Lam for eBay dresses won the competition. Then bid on them, of course. Watch Paris Fashion Week unfold right before your eyes (and computer screen) with all of their livestreams. Find out where Kelly Cutrone got inspiration for her new line, The Electric Love Army. You'll never believe it. Score a sneak peek at Manolo Blahnik's jewelry collaboration with Tous. Happy March (!) Make sure you know what's happening with our March fashion calendar. Celebrity Style: Hilary Duff shows us the right way to dress when traveling, especially with Spring Break right around the corner. Be sure to spritz this 'expensive hooker' perfume on your body, which contains Lady Gaga's blood. But actually, don't. Michelle Obama has a book written about her sense of style. Grab your copy of the book...and her outfits. Leather jackets, a la Drew Barrymore, are the perfect transition jacket from winter to Spring. Or go back in time with Nicole Richie's House of Harlow 1960 cat-eye sunglasses. Sales and Deals: On-sale wide leg pants, printed tops and dresses just in time for Spring. (more…)
Dress Like Style Icon Michelle Obama & Maybe Get A Book Written About You, Too
Michelle Obama is no ordinary First Lady. She wears green and blue nail polish and Alexader McQueen gowns, too. She's a fashion risk taker in every sense of the phrase and we love her for that. So we're more than excited to share this book, Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power Of Style by Kate Betts ($19.44), with you. In honor of Michelle's new achievement, let's take a look back and see what made her wardrobe so famous: (more…)
7 No-Fail Conversation Topics To Gossip About This Weekend
Once again, the weekend is here. And in case you're anticipating an awkward encounter or two, feel free to read up on our new roundup of the week. A little something to get the conversation ball rolling. Take a look: Looks like we're not the only ones busting our butts to drop a few pounds: Pepsi cans are getting a little liposuction lately with their slimmer physiques. Fashion entrepreneurs Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen have extended their couture line, The Row, to now include menswear. Maybe their brother got jealous. Move over J Brand and 7 For All Mankind, Ralph Lauren is taking a stab at high-end denim. Enter Ralph Lauren Collection Denim, coming to a closet near you. Michelle Obama lays down the law...when it comes to her two daughters. Malia and Sasha are not permitted to use Facebook or Twitter. Looks like no poking for the Obamas. Yikes - welcome to Splitsville, USA, Ashlee Simpson. And right before Valentine's Day too. We hope she still gets a little gift (or two). Tennessee lawmaker Julia Hurley gives credit to her old job for the woman she is today. Her old job? Hooters. Apparently, Hooters helps the government. Now that Net-A-Porter has their own print magazine, we were thrilled to find out Alexa Chung will be showing her face on the cover. Makes us want to read it. Get your fix with all of our fashion news. Shop our guides to the best clogs and the best celebrity denim. Subscribe to SHEFindsMail for exclusive updates.
8 Juicy News Items To Impress Your Girlriends With This Weekend
It's Friday - and you know that that means. It's time to freshen up on the week's past events. Whether your group of friends prefers the lowbrow (Jersey Shore goes to Italy!) to the somewhat high brow (Kate Middleton's Lifetime movie), we've rounded up the top news, so you'll always have something to gossip about: H&M's newest plus size line features a size 6 woman - makes sense. Oh, and you can shop H&M.com next year. Michelle Obama, the trendy first lady she is, wore a Rachel Roy dress to the State of the Union dinner. How regal. "Oh yeah, Rome, yeah" is the new motto of Jersey Shore 4, taking place in Italy. We hope that's where Snooki gets inspiration for her accessories line. Prince William and Kate Middleton are over the royalty scene - their story will become the newest Lifetime saga. Meet the newest Orange County housewife: a Brazilian lesbian fitness guru. We can't say we're not enticed. Funny man Will Farrell plans to guest star on The Office, probably causing us to pee our pants. Men treat skinny jeans with respect since they now have specifically made a line of tight pants for men. As if Gossip Girl isn't fashionable enough, W Magazine's Fashion Closet steps in for an appearance in a future episode. Read up on more fashion news and shop our guides to the best skinny jeans and the best celebrity style dresses. Subscribe to our e-mail list for exclusive updates.
Michelle Obama Wears Rachel Roy — And Her Sheath Dresses Are 60% Off Today
After taking some heat over wearing British designer Alexander McQueen to the last state dinner, Michelle Obama went American last night, wearing a putty-colored Rachel Roy sheath dress to the State of the Union Address. Well, this morning, the designer just happens to have such dresses on sale for up to 60% off. How it works is, take an additional 30% off sale items at check-out: For more Michelle Obama approved fashion, check out our Deal of the Day posts and our guides to cardigans, cheap bras, sheath dresses and cocktail dresses. Follow the author of this post on Twitter @bridefinds.
8 Stories To Break The Ice This Weekend, No Matter Where You Go Or Who You’re With
Forget the awkward silences this weekend, ladies - we've rounded up some of the week's juiciest stories for you to steal the convo. And whether you're talking to your high maintenance snobby friends or your relaxed, laid back hippie pals, we have your conversation starter below. So steal the spotlight and let your friends sit in awe while you inform them of the latest gossip. Let's begin: Brunch With The Celeb-Obsessed Mean Girls: Mila Kunis' $7000 Golden Globe Facial Mila Kunis dropped $7000 on a pre-Golden Globes facial. Looks like she had some spare change laying around from her Black Swan fortune. But, as she insists, she's all natural. Justin Bieber's New Clothing Store First we have his nail polish, then a movie, now he's opening a clothing store. Looks like Bieber Fever isn't just a joke anymore, it's a way of life. Jennifer Aniston Hates "The Rachel" Cut Jennifer Aniston that she hated her "Rachel" 'do - the bob that made her famous. Is she aware that for the next 10 years people have been copying that exact hairstyle? Movie With Your Not-So-Into-Fashion Friends: Michelle Obama Wears Alexander McQueen Michelle Obama might be making moves as the first lady, but she's also making moves in the world of couture. Bet your political friends didn't know that. H&M's New Swedish Shoe Collaboration H&M announces yet another new collaboration, this time with Swedish shoe designer Hasbeens. We wonder if this means more worldy collaborations, bringing us one step closer to world peace. $500 Wrinkle Remover Laser What better way to stimulate the economy than to invest half a grand into PaloVia, an at home wrinkle-fighting laser. Tighter skin and a better economic status - sounds like a win-win. Shopping With Your Closest BFFs: Couture Convertible Clothing Making the juice worth the squeeze, high end designers such as Donna Karan have been creating convertible clothes, allowing us to get 5 dresses for the price of one. Kind of like these Michael Kors convertible boots. The L-Cup (A Story Only A BFF Can Love) When KK cups don't quite cut it, lingerie guru Bravissimo has gone up a size and just launched the L-cup. Looks like Heidi has a new goal in life. Forget Sephora, Win QVC's 'Beautiful You' Makeup Bag This $500 cosmetic case, filled with Tarte, Kiehl's, and much more, can be yours and is just a click away. Hurry, you only have 24 hours to enter. But hey, who doesn't like free stuff? Read up on even more fashion news to report to your friends. Shop our guides to the best eye cream and the best moisturizers. Subscribe to our e-mail list for exclusive updates. http://www.hautelook.com/campaigns?sid=97183
January, Love SHEFinds.
Happy 2011! Now that all of the holiday hype is over, it's time to start fresh. Check out this January calendar to help time fly 'til your next vacation: January 1st: The Oprah Winfrey Network starts today - so settle into your couch, nurse that hangover with some TLC from Oprah. January 5th: Tonight at 9pm EST marks the 36th annual People's Choice Awards, hosted by Queen Latifah. Get your votes in now. January 6th: Jersey's here (!) for round three with the season premiere of Jersey Shore at 10pm EST. January 9th: Happy 29th birthday, Kate Middleton...you lucky, lucky girl. January 10th-14th: Get your jewelry and scarves ready to celebrate Accessories Fashion Week in New York City. January 11th: Teen Mom 2 begins tonight to highlight the craziness that ensues when children have children. Luckily, MOMFinds is here to help. January 12th: Bridezillas, rejoice. Today is the great Bridal Expo in New York, NY with fashion shows, sales, and tips. If you're not in the area, check out BRIDEFinds for all of your wedding needs. January 16th: The 68th Golden Globe Awards will take place tonight. Don't forget to check out the red carpet beforehand to see all of the best celebrity styles. January 17th: Michelle Obama blows out 47 birthday candles today. Stylishly, of course. January 18th-23rd: Berlin hosts its semi-annual fashion week featuring eco-friendly trends that are super chic. January 21st: The romantic comedy about the state of dating today, No Strings Attached, starring the oddly matched Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, hits theaters. January 23rd: The Kardashian girls are at it again, but this time on the East Coast. Tune in for Kourtney and Kim Take New York tonight. January 24th-27th: Keep an eye out for the latest Spring & Summer trends from the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, featuring Giorgio Armani and Christian Dior. Don't miss a thing with all of our fashion news. Shop our guides to the best eco-friendly shopping and the best vegan shoes. Join our e-mail list for exclusive updates.
Top 10 Of 2010: Best Dressed Celebrities
As the year comes to an end, we thought it would be perfect to remember our favorite parts of 2010. We begin with the top 10 best dressed celebrities of the year: 1. Jennifer Aniston: Still Got It Even without Brad, Jen shows us that she's cam and collected just like this classic outfit she rocked at the airport. 2. Zoe Saldana: Best Dressed When Zoe isn't too busy being an Avatar, she's showing off how good she looks...in everything. 3. Alexa Chung: It Girl Between clogs, denim cut offs, and boyfriend shirts, Alexa Chung proved to be one of the trendiest style icons of our time. 4. Jessica Biel: Most Improved As much as we loved Mary from 7th Heaven, we never realized what a fashion faux paux she was. Luckily, she has re-evaluated her closet (and got rid of that gold jumpsuit) and we're digging her new look. 5. Kim & Kourntey Kardashian: Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad (Sorry, Khloe) Since Kardashian seems to be another name for shopping, its not surprising that they're on our Best Dressed List. However, we only think Kim and Kourtney really kept it together this year... 6. Jennifer Hudson: Most Drastic Transformation One thousands awards go to Jennifer Hudson for losing over 50 pounds this year. And she did it the healthy way. We approve. 7. Jessica Alba: Most Shop-able Closet Between the Madewell picks and trendy summer dresses, we can copy Jessica Alba's style without going bankrupt (finally). 8. Michelle Obama: Most Likely To Succeed Michelle Obama not only fulfills her First Lady roles, but does so quite fashionably with her wide arrange of kitten heels and brooches. 9. Kate Hudson: Free Spirit Award Oh, Kate Hudson. Granted we envy every outfit she rocks, but we love how she wears what she wants when she wants, and looks awesome doing so. 10. Rachel Bilson: The Silent Wonder Rachel Bilson is a fashion idol on the rise so keep an eye out for her entrepreneurial ways and her leather shorts, of course. See more our favorite past celebrity styles. Shop our guides to the best black dresses, the best platforms, and the best skinny jeans. Join our e-mail list for exclusive SHEFinds updates.
November, Love SHEFinds.
November 2nd: Happy Election Day. Celebrate your right to vote by dressing like Michelle Obama, from her signature sheath dresses to cardigans and brooches. November 4th: The premiere of Anne Hathaway's newest flick, Love & Other Drugs, premieres tonight. We're pretty excited about the star studded red carpet -- and seeing Jake Gyllenhaal shirtless. November 4th-6th: Enjoy up to 70% off shoes, accessories, clothing and more at the annual Lucky Shops event at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC. Not in New York? Shop our Deal of the Day on SHEfinds. November 10th: Morning Glory, starring Rachel McAdams, hits theaters today. The movie star celebrates her 31st birthday later on this month (on the 17th). November 11th: Kate Walsh's perfume "Boyfriend" lands on beauty shelves today. We're pretty sure it's going to make our list of the 13 worst perfumes of all time. November 14th: Tonight is the first ever "Catwalk For A Cause" with the proceeds going to the Johns Hopkins Children's Medical Center. Find out other ways to support your favorite charities, like breast cancer research, through fashion. November 15th: Divas Christina Aguilera and Cher come together at the premiere for Burlesque. Think Moulin Rouge, but with much fewer clothes. (The movie hits nationwide on the 24th.) November 16th-19th: Get worldly with Nigerian Fashion Week, Bahrain Fashion Week, and Stockholm Fashion Week - all going on this week. November 20th: Lanvin for H&M hits stores today. Although we're wishing for an online store, this is a great reason to run to your nearest H&M. November 23rd: Miley Cyrus turns 18 and is no longer jailbait. The Disney princess can now do all the voting, gambling, and smoking she wants. November 24th: Katherine Heigl is 32 today. Hopefully, this year will bring more killer outfits, and fewer awful hairdos. November 25: Thanksgiving has arrived, and I plan to stuff my face, along with the rest of the country. Stock up on shirts to hide your tummy, shapewear, and slimming pants for the week after. November 26th: Hello, Black Friday. Ladies get your coupons ready, this is one Black Friday you won't want to miss with sales and deals both in-store and online. Protection against stampedes not on sale. November 30th: The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - every man's dream come true - airs tonight at 10pm EST on CBS. Celebrate in our favorite bras, sexy bras, and push up bras. November 30th: Michael Jackson's legend lives on with the new book, Michael Jackson: The Making Of Thriller, which hits stores today. Stay up to date by reading all of our fashion news. Shop our guides to the best sexy shapewear, the best cheap underwear, and the best cheap bras. Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter for exclusive updates.
This Michelle Obama Halloween Costume Will Have Your Friends Hailing To The Chief
Let's face it - we all aspire to be as cool and chic as Michelle Obama. She exudes this air of such femininity and pose but at the same time, can pull off blue nail polish. Her fashion highlights in 2010 have included a purple Toywatch, a mixed print Moschino dress, and this on-sale Banana Republic top. So, why not be FLOTUS this Halloween, grab your man an Obama mask, and have all your friends hail to the chiefs? Plus - her floral sheath dresses, J.Crew cardigans and pearls are totally wearable year round. Umm, hello perfect costume idea: First things first, you need Mobama's perfectly coiffed 'do. This First Lady Wig ($19.99) has it down pat. You need a floral shift dress to nail the look - start with this pretty Inviting You to Play Dress in Blue ($59.99) from ModCloth. You'll need Michelle Obama's signature J.Crew cardigan is a pretty blue or pink to get the outfit going. This J.Crew Merino cielo ruffle cardigan ($39.99, down from $88) is perfect - and cheap! Ms. Obama is a glamazon by nature and these Christian Siriano for Payless Pumps ($39.99) are totally her and just like the shift dress - perfect for Halloween and beyond. A first lady would not be complete without a decadent piece of jewelry. You can fake the regal-ness with this Faux Pearl Necklace ($7.95). Michelle is a big fan of sparkly broaches (how First Lady of her!) so you'll need one too. This Sequin Crown Pin ($48) will work if you don't have a family heirloom - use it to adorn a handbag after you're done with it! This is purely for pleasure, but if you really want to step it up - get Mobama's TOYWATCH ‘Plasteramic Collection’ Fluorescent Watch ($195). Now - just grab you hubby, boyfriend or even a female friend and get them to wear this President Obama mask ($14.99). Now you're good to go! Not into Michelle Obama? How about a Snooki halloween costume or maybe even a Ke$ha costume? We have awesome tips for dressing as Katy Perry, Rachel Zoe, and Mad Men’s Betty Draper and Joan Holloway, and Lady Gaga. Not in the Halloween state of mind? Shop our guides to the best military jackets, cashmere,and leather jackets. Subscribe now for exclusive SHEFinds e-mails.
Michelle Obama Continues Her Bold Streak, Mixes Prints In Moschino
At the Clinton Global Initiative this week, Michelle Obama switched things up and schooled America on how to mix prints like a pro--in a Moschino Cheap & Chic dress from the Fall/Winter 2010 collection. A wild combination that somehow looks pretty cool. What do you think? If you've got a big budget and a hankering to dress like the First Lady, today's your lucky day: here's the exact dress she wore - a 100% silk Moschino Cheap & Chic dress ($995.) Want the look but can't afford to spend nearly a grand? No problem: Don't be afraid to go for a vibrant blouse, like this Anne Klein version ($46.99 from $79) or this Lauren Ralph Lauren wrap blouse ($52.12, from $139) tucked demurely into a pencil skirt. Go really bold with this graphic ASOS skirt ($20.22, from $47.18) or mix and match with this Max Studio pencil skirt ($38, from $148). Pair it with cardigans or blazers that ties the whole thing together and a pair of seriously hot pumps, and you're good to go. Don't think you can swing it? Check out our guide to sheath dresses instead, plus more sales and deals and best find of the day picks. Follow the author of this post on Twitter @shefindseileen.
Prabal Gurung May Be Your New Favorite Target Designer
With Tucker for Target, Mulberry for Target and of course, Zac Posen for Target - some of our absolute favorite designer collaborations can be found in the aisles of the retail chain. And if the rumors are true (as they were with Lanvin for H&M), Prabal Gurung is the next Target guest designer. Prabal, who is a CFDA fashion fund finalist and favorite of Michelle Obama, is one of the biz's hottest designers. Needless to say, we are pretty pumped for this new affordable line to hit Target stores. If you can't wait for the line to launch, check out these gorgeous Prabal Gurung dresses we found for 70% off on Shopbop: Nothing is sexier than ruched, red dress - especially one that's marked down 70% like this hot Prabal Gurung Side Ruched dress ($390, down from $1,300). You cannot beat the intricate detail of this ladylike Prabal Gurung Dress with Horsehair Trim ($810, down from $2,700) - also marked down over 70%. Check out more of our favorite designer collaborations, like Christian Siriano for Payless and Oprah’s favorite CJ by Cookie Johnson jeans. Then head over to our guides of the best cheap workout gear, sports bras, and the best rain gear.
Get Michelle Obama’s ToyWatch Before It Sells Out Online In Every Color
Ever the lover of bold colors (remember those blue and green pedicures this summer?), Michelle Obama recently showed off her latest candy-colored accessory: a purple TOYWATCH timepiece. After she initially wore the watch, which was a gift from Barack, it sold out online. We tracked it down for you - don't miss it this time: We love the price tag on this First Lady-approved TOYWATCH 'Plasteramic Collection' Fluorescent Watch ($195). If you're less of a purple person, go for this pretty TOYWATCH 'Plasteramic Collection' Fluorescent watch in bright pink ($195). You will love this mint green version - TOYWATCH 'Disco Plasteramic' Chronograph watch ($275). Get a green pedicure to match, that's so Michelle O. Check out Michelle's other bold choices, then get more style advice for fall, from the best clogs, to over the knee boots and leather jackets.