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Michelle Obama Covers People Magazine

posted by Sista on February 25th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

6a00d83451b46269e2011168974281970c 800wi 150x150 Michelle Obama Covers People Magazine People magazine will feature stylish First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover of the next issue, which comes out Friday. While the mag is sure to fly off newsstands, something else is likely to fly out stores as well: the lovely pink dress she is wearing by Tracy Reese. Lady O’s style inspires many in the fashion industry, so we applaud her for using the opportunity to support Reese by wearing the designer’s “Guipure Lace Kimono Dress’” in a pretty shade dubbed “Dried Azalea.” With her new updo hairstyle, the cut, color and fabrication certainly reminds us that she is right on trend for a First Lady.

Hopefully, this will help squash the beef started last month by the Black Artists Association after Mrs. Obama chose a gown by Asian-American designer Jason Wu to wear to the Inaugural Balls. BAA co-founder Amnau Eele caused a major ruckus when she said Michelle could have worn dresses by black designers such as Kevan Hall, B. Michael, and Stephen Burrows instead. Never mind the fact that she wore looks by designers of color, period. With a minimum of four years of being in the Oval Office and continuous support of emerging designers, did Ms. Eele really think Lady O would never wear clothing from black designers?

Whatever. We suggest you snag the fabulous frock before it sells out of stock quickly like the J.Crew items she wore on Jay Leno and the floral dress by White House/Black Market on ‘The View.’ When it comes to gear worn by the first lady, demand is greater than supply, so go get yours now.

The Tracy Reese Guipure Lace Kimono Dress in Dried Azalea retails for $395 and is available at Tracy Reese boutique in New York City, 641 Hudson Street or at www.tracyreese.com.

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31 Comments

  1. Dang her arms toned!
    Love that dress on her.

  2. @Nne

    I know!

    I have vowed to start running everyday just like Michelle. Heck if she can do it with her schedule, so can I.

  3. Michelle is a great inspiration to everyone. It is not because she is the first lady, but because she is a respectable woman.

  4. Love the dress :brownsista: That’s a good look for Tracy too! She has some nice items! :brownsista:

  5. Lady O is toned! Not mad at her!!! Miss Eele needs to relax, we are ALL trying to send the rest of the world the message that we are trying to move into a post-race era, therefore, I think Lady O intentionally sent the message that PEOPLE OF COLOR are important equally and that we ain’t going nowhere.

    People like Eele are part of the problem, not the solution.

  6. Miss Andi K, what?!!!!

    you Americans are not even close to moving towards a post race era!!!!

    you are the same ones who ridicule black musicians who make music that crosses over to all races as sell outs, and white musicians who try to break into the black market as wanna bees!!!!!

    You are far from that…your president wont do that for you, it has to be done by each person in their life!!!!

    Michelle is looking beautiful and elegant.

  7. L'afrique c'est chic

    Nice pic.. :bowdown:

    Beautiful face…

    Lovely dress !!!

    Only thing I dont like is the pose with the arm which makes it looks like she is flexing her muscle..
    Subconsciously telling readers that she wears the trousers and is the muscle in the white house…

    Hence the title ‘life in the white house – MUSCLE (she got the power)

    We all know us black women are tough but a softer look would be nicer. :brownsista:

  8. I think she looks great…but another magazine cover? So soon?

  9. I like her dress. She’s so simple I like her.
    @ Nicole: I agree. And this the same country who don’t recognize bi-racial people and consider them as black. I read the Halle Berry’s inteview the other day and I was disgusted: She had to explain why she’s dating a White man! WTF? You will never see something like that in France.

  10. She’s so beautiful on the inside and out…and white women are especially jealous of her…she’s the woman who appears to have it all….a sexy, confident and bold husband, two beautiful children, she’s Harvard educated, tall and spider looking, and has the most beautiful skin… :brownsista: .

    It feels good being a black woman right about now…

  11. I love the fact that she a tall woman like me. She six foot and im six one. She inspire me to dress little better just look good on the outside and the inside. I love the fact that she work out with her husband too in the white house. :bowdown:

  12. The Obama’s are such an inspirational family. God bless them. I’m Proud to be an American. Always have been and always will be! :thumbsup:

  13. This pose is similar to the Vogue cover, guess she likes being shot from that angle.

  14. yeah, the idea of a post race era in america right now is ridiculous.

  15. THANK YOU AMNAU EELE OF BLACK ARTISTS ASSOCIATION FOR ALL OF YOUR EFFORTS IN TRYING TO HELP YOUNG BLACK DESIGN STUDENTS AND UN-SUNG BLACK DESIGNERS.
    THANKS TO MS. EELE’S EFFORTS THE FIRST LADY OF AMERICA FINALLY CHOSE TO WEAR A DRESS BY BLACK DESIGNER TRACY REESE ON THE COVER OF THIS WEEK’S PEOPLE MAGAZINE.
    MS.EELE IS THE ONLY PERSON WORLDWIDE THAT HAD THE INTELLIGENCE AND BRAVERY TO BRING THIS SAD ISSUE TO THE PUBLIC’S ATTENTION.
    MS. EELE IS A PIONEER ON THIS ISSUE AND SHE WAS A PIONEER WHEN SHE FIRST GRACED THE PAGES OF PARIS VOGUE AND THE COUTURE RUNWAYS OF EVERY MAJOR DESIGNERS WORLDWIDE.
    ACCORDING TO THE NY DAILY NEWS THURSDAY, FEB 26, 2009 PAGE 13
    “‘TRACY REESE IS THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN “TO FIND” HER WAY INTO THE WHITE HOUSE WARDROBE.”
    THIS IS SAD , BECAUSE SHE SHOULDN’T HAVE HAD TO FIND HER WAY , SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN INVITED.
    AFTER ALL IT ONLY TOOK MS. REESE 232 YEARS TO GET INTO A HOUSE BUILT BY HER SLAVE ANCESTORS.
    THANK YOU MS. EELE.
    YOU ARE TRUELY A BOLD FEARLESS PIONEER.

  16. I wish that some of these younger female artisist black, white, or brown can look at this pose and think damn I can look classy and don’t have to take just about all my clothes off. You can take a nice photo and you don’t have to look like a street walker all the time.

  17. Beautiful dress, very beautiful lady. :thumbsup: My wife says that she wants beautiful arms like Michelle’s. :thumbsup:

  18. Michelle is such a powerful force! :bowdown: I am galvanized as a black woman each time I see Lady Obama! She is so inspiring and each move she makes is a motivating factor in my life. Such a Shero! Beautiful dresss… I need to get more toned!

  19. No one can deny that we have a beautiful First Lady!

    I just think the whole “She must wear Black designers” thing is stupid. She has made more strides than any other First Lady with her diversity in fashion. And if Ms. Eele was gracing the runways in Paris, I’m pretty sure she was not only wearing “Black” designer’s fashions. Be apart of the solution, not the problem!

  20. Lord……….no matter what hairstyle or dress or angle..it seems this lady is just not photogenic..sigh! :stop:

  21. First Lady Michelle Obama walked along the banks of the River Nile in Ancient Kemet, head held high, shoulders stood above the rest of us, with a walk of soul, full of confidence, so elegant, stood along the Queen of Sheba, took her turn in line, and is at the right place at the right time. May the Creator and our African ancestors continue to bless you and your family. God bless America’

  22. I’m sorry but I’m not feeling that dress and I don’t think its worth $395, maybe if I see her stand up in it or something.

    None the less, she always looks good!

  23. Our First Lady is Fabulous! :brownsista:

  24. @Oliver

    There’s a hater in this house!

    If you see him point him out! **sing to favorite house music beat**

  25. :lol2: Talulazoeapple what you about that?

    Anyways, Michelle looks wonderful!

  26. I likes much better than the Vogue cover. I have never seen her look so comfortable and relaxed.

  27. Gracious , Classy, Beautiful, Just there
    :thumbsup: :brownsista:

  28. Pink is so beautiful on brown skin….i love this woman she is tall and lean like a kenyan queen,now i know why obama chose her it was his roots calling,she is poised,ellegent and graceful like a giraffe…kelly rowland can take a lesson from this woman.

  29. She is the epitome of a black women I see no competition :thumbsup: Michelle

  30. dummy, diversity means black, white, yellow, red, brown, gay, straight, old, young, full figured, slim etc…
    that’s the definition of diversity, “not the first black designer in the history of the white house.’
    that’s not diversity, that’s ignorance and racism!!!!!!
    of course “the black designer” thing is silly to you, because that’s not how you pay your bills moron.
    but to the millions of people that work in the fashion industry it’s not ‘silly”.

    you’re silly and you really should get off this blog and use your time in a more positive way .
    like helping poor people and children.
    Do we wonder why the world is in so much trouble these days with morons like you walking around.

  31. Mayette of the Philippines

    I am amused of all your comments…but just the same, she exudes a different kind of aura…beautiful!