The diamond divas came out to shine at the Washington Correspondents Dinner this weekend, but no one glam-ed it up more than the Divine Mrs. O in a shock of color and a hunk of jewels.
Gone are the pearls and pant suits of First Ladies past. Obama is bringing in bright colors, brooch bling and bare arms that have the fashion world buzzing – including her own husband, who poked fun at his wife’s toned appendages during his side-splitting dinner speech.
“She’s even begun to bridge the differences that have divided us for so long, because no matter which party you belong to we can all agree that Michelle has the right to bare arms.”
Who doesn’t love a Presidential pun, right?
While I know that Michael Kors is responsible for Michelle’s pretty-in-pink floor-length dress, I’m still on the look-out for the designer of her flowery statement necklace (Twitterers, any hints?).
There are two jewelry designers the First Lady has often leaned on to make her look pop: Loree Rodkin, who supplied the diamonds for the Inauguration Festivities, and the eccentric California artist, Tom Binns, who designed the huge pearl and crystal look she dazzled us with at the first formal White House dinner in February.
What do you guys think of her sense of style? Shiny and bright? Or too over-the-top?
Daffodil, Mango, Blue Lagoon and Daiquiri Green – and we don’t mean flowers, fruit, sea and a cocktail – these are the colors for spring/summer 2008.
Forget the dusty shades or subdued pastels, color this summer means bright, bold and blaring.
The fashion world is showering springtime shoppers with two distinct color palettes this season: juicy, fruity brights that are eye-popping and peppy, or natural neutrals that aim to tap into our eco-consciousness and worldly tastes. There’s no room in the middle Mary.
According to designer Michael Kors, this rush to color-up is a reflection of the nightly news. He explained to reporters at his candy-colored Spring/Summer 2008 show, that his prescription for a population fretting over the war, the economy and the election was to put them in something ‘delicious.’
Most of us though, aren’t going to be too confident leaving the house dressed head-to-toe in daffodil yellow or hot-pink and according to the experts, we shouldn’t run to buy neon green burqa any time soon. Mixing colors with neutrals is the way to go, adding strong splashes of the neon lights to tan-hued prints.
For fail-safe splash of color, simply dress up a print or floral blocked shift dress or skirt with a colorful necklace and ring.
Now that’s what we call delicious.