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Cover Girls: Michelle Obama Covers VOGUE April

Our beautiful first lady Michelle Obama graces the cover of next month’s VOGUE Magazine. On the cover, she sports her beautiful new bangs in a gorgeous Reed Krakoff dress. In a candid exclusive interview entitled “Leading by Example”, VOGUE captures quotables from both First Lady Michelle and President Barack Obama, who both look stunning. My favorite couple! You guys already know from 5 Reasons She’s My Style Icon that I’m obsessed with Michelle O’s style. Take a peek at some of the looks she sported for the cover story:

They ask her about everything under the sun from her relationship with the President to how she deals with stress and the pressures of being part of the First Family. “I think we are accountable to each other for being who we are,” says First Lady Michelle Obama.

About dealing with unexpected and unwanted changes in life, the First Lady remarks “Oftentimes, it’s the way we react to change that is the thing that determines the overall experience. So I’ve learned to let go and enjoy it and take it in and not take things too personally.”

Is she not stunning in that Michael Kors sweater and ball gown above? I’m gagging. Just the epitome of class. Love me some Michelle O.

What do you guys think of the cover? Will you be snatching this one off the newsstand?

Source: Vogue.com

LBS Fashion: Michelle Obama Wears Thom Browne For Inauguration

The moment all fashionistas have been waiting for! Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama look glorious in navy blue for the 2013 Inaugural ceremonies this morning. Michelle O is rocking a tailored Thom Browne suit for the occasion. I’m here for all of it – from the tailored suit to her new bangs. Amaze!

The entire family looks tailored yet chic. Sasha and Malia are said to be wearing Kate Spade and J. Crew respectively. I love that they adorned the girls in jewel-toned looks, while the First Couple rock navy blue. Great contrast!

Stay tuned for updates on what the First Family rocks to the Presidential Inaugural Ball tonight.
Thoughts on these looks?

Source: Huffington Post

Happy Birthday Michelle Obama: 5 Reasons She’s My Style Icon

First Lady Michelle Obama is 49 today! And thought I don’t normally do birthday shout-outs (except my own, of course #vainmoment) I had to highlight her as a woman I truly look up to.

Michelle O is just….everything. She’s a role model, a philanthropist, a loving wife & mother, and everything I ever want to be “when I grow up”. Aside from that, she’s a fashion girl after my own heart.

Here are five reasons she’s one of my style icons:

1. She Plays With Color (Tastefully)

No colors are off-limits for First Lady. I’ve seen her in everything from cobalt blue to lime green, and she always looks absolutely flawless. In 2009, she rocked the President’s first inauguration in a lime green Isabel Toledo dress.

She’s definitely has inspired me to take some risks and embrace color, because her bright frocks always look great with her skin tone. Love this Peter Soronen cobalt blue gown on her.

2. She Dresses For Her Body Type

First Lady Michelle has hips for days. She has a beautiful shape and she flatters it well, with lots of A-line silhouettes and cuts that play up her assets – her amazing arms and her long modelesque legs.

3. She Mixes High & Low (And Does It Well)

Michelle Obama has been known to mix high-end designers with low on the regular. She keeps a pair of J.Crew heels and cardigan in rotation, along with her higher-end shift dresses and fine jewels. Considering the economic shape the US is in at the moment, it feels good knowing that someone as high up as our First Lady is as comfortable in Target as she is in Michael Kors.

4. She Dresses for the Occasion

Even when Michelle O is straight chilling, she looks amazing. We’ve seen her doing everything from gardening in the Presidential garden to kicking it on the red carpet of the Kid’s Choice Awards. She always looks flawless, and appropriately dressed.

5. She Supports New Designers

First Lady has been known to be up and coming designers on the map. She can single-handedly take an under-the-radar designer mainstream with just a single appearance and I love that she’s not afraid to do that. She famously wore Jason Wu, then an aspiring 26-year-old designer, to the presidential Inaugural Ball of 2009. Definitely a defining moment.

Can’t wait to see what she wears to the Inaugural Ball this time. Second time’s a charm! I’m heading down to DC this weekend for the festivities. I’ll keep you guys updated in any Michelle O sightings.

What’s YOUR favorite Michelle Obama look? Is she a style icon of yours?
Image Source: Celebuzz

LBS Beauty: How To Style Blunt Bangs


Sources: labellesblock.com, beautyriot.com

Ever since Michelle Obama emerged on the scene with her beautiful blunt bangs pre-inauguration, I’ve been secretly obsessed. Since I’m a curly/kinky girl, bangs are not really an option for me unless I decided to rock extensions.


Source: Youbeauty.com via White House Photostream


I think bangs are such a fun way to update your hair look without having to go all the way by cutting your hair off all around. They also frame the face nicely and bring attention to the eyes. I actually used to rock them all the time! Check me out:


Anyway, for those of you brave enough to try bangs on for size, here’s a cool video tutorial I found on how to style blunt bangs via BlogHer TV.

Check it out below:
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