I dig Michelle Obama’s sense of style. It’s chic, strong, sensible and unexpected. America’s First Lady has put a sense of fashion back into politics, and it’s a breath of fresh air for style crazed people like me. When I think of Mrs. O’s style, I think of a statuesque, fit woman wearing a flawless designer sheath dress with dazzling jewelry, OR, a pair of casual slacks, flats and J. Crew cardigan.
Andrew Bolton, the curator of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute puts it well:
“What is compelling about Mrs. Obama’s style is how she wears both high fashion and low fashion – it’s modern, democratic and above all, American”.
We were kindly sent a copy of Mary Tomer’s great coffee table book, Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy, and we’d love you to review it. All you need to do is share your views on Mrs O’s style in the comments below. If you win we will send you the book and ask you to write a review on the YLF forum.
Note that you need to be a signed up YLF member (with a profile picture) in order to participate. We will pick the winner using a random number generator. Entries to the competition close Wednesday 13th January at midnight, Pacific Standard Time.
To recap, here are the things you need to do to be eligible for the giveaway:
- Sign up as a YLF member if you haven’t done so already
- Ensure that you have a profile picture
- Write a comment below (while logged in!) on Mrs. O’s style
- Do this all by midnight on Wednesday, and…
- Be prepared to write a short review on the book for the YLF forum
Can’t wait to hear your comments.