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The Jewelry Insider

March 15, 2012

 

It’s been a while since I’ve felt compelled to write about a Michelle Obama jewelry moment. Sadly, the heady early days of the Mrs. O fashion zeitgeist have faded,  and I’ve frankly stopped my White House-related treasure hunting altogether.

Until last night.

Michelle Obama “brought out the Binns” to light up the State Dinner honoring British Prime Minister, David Cameron and his wife Samantha, and I literally stopped in my tracks when I saw her on the news.

Hallelujah! The Fashionista-in-Chief is back!

 

The Divine Mrs. O set off her stunning teal Marchesa dress with a Tom Binns statement necklace made from a bonanza of teal, blue, silver and white pearls layered over a giant rhinestone piece, according to USMagazine.com.

“I love the addition of texture with the Tom Binns necklace,” Roksanda Ilincic, who dressed Obama for the evening, told reporters.

AND – she topped off the look with geode stud earrings by none other than Kimberly McDonald (another one of my favorites)!!!

 

Big. Deep. Breath.

Tom Binns, for the uninitiated is one of my all time favorite jewelry designers, known for his over-the-top statement pieces that are at once sculptural and whimsical, fashion-forward yet wearable. He designed an entire line around Alice In Wonderland, if that gives you any indication.

The last time Michelle Obama wore a Binns piece, she was on the other side of the pond at a black-tie dinner honoring the British royals.

 

Stunning, right? Perhaps the only thing that could keep my eyes off this exciting new addition to the Mrs. O jewelry hall of fame was this particular name on the guest list…

 

Maybe I’ll gate crash the next State Dinner…Who’s with me?

Michelle Obama Jewelry Update

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It’s been a while since Michelle Obama’s jewelry dominated the posts of this blingy chronical of all things shiny, but I’m happy to report that our Fashionista-In-Chief is back with some serious jaw-droppers for your gawking pleasure.

(A tip of the hat to the Mrs. O blog for their diligent chronicling of our First Lady’s fashion.)

The Brooch Is Back!

 

Michelle Obama met Kate Middleton and her in-laws in her signature brooch bling – this one a 1940s Hobe brooch from the House of Lavande.

And this sparkler a pink vintage Henry Schreiner brooch – also from House of Lavande.

 

Tom Binns Goes to Washington

 

I’ve always been a fan of Tom Binns’ wild and whimsical designs, but I was surprised to see our First Lady embrace his eccentric stylings not just for this dinner she and the Pres. hosted for the Queen of England – but on other occasions as well.

Pearl strands are fine and all – -but THIS is Jewelry! (Her ring is a jade and diamond lattice piece by Yewn)

Mrs. O Channels Jackie O!

 

Our Commander in Chic wore this classic Tom Ford gown with dangling diamond earrings (designer unknown) to Buckingham Palace for a formal state dinner. Elegance personified. Somewhere Jackie O is smiling.

 

While the pearl strand will forever by synomymous with First Lady Fashion, I’m thrilled to see such variety in her jewelry selections.

What are your favorite looks?