Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Yellow Coat That Rocked the World

Yellow is the color of the year!

This morning, First Lady Michelle Obama donned a lemongrass-yellow jacket and dress designed by the Cuban-born Isabel Toledo. The look definitely had a retro feeling, similar to many of the outfits worn by Jackie Kennedy, and was more becoming than most of the other looks that we've seen Michelle don this year. With her dark skin tone, Michelle is able to pull off bolder colors and made a smart decision to wear something distinctive and unique rather than a red or black jacket, similar to the rest of the people standing on Capitol Hill.

Her daughters Sasha and Malia also donned blue and pink jackets from J. Crew, with Michelle also accessorizing by wearing green gloves from the same store.

Plus, Michelle was easily able to garner good public relations for wearing an outfit that was "the color of sunshine" and tailored by a bunch of struggling immigrants. But I bet her bare legs were cold in the 35 degree weather. Brrr.....

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