http://www.sina.com.cn 2009年11月30日 11:45
First Lady's Fashion Gets Attention
Not everyone was thrilled with the gown first Lady Michelle Obama wore to the inaugural balls, but most fashioncritics have been enthusiastic about her flair for fashion, that mediaattention reminds Mary Tomer of another First Lady. " I think there isa certain way we feel about Michelle Obama that we haven't felt about aFirst Lady since Jackie Kennedy. "
That's what inspired Tomerto launch her blog, Mrs. O. It led to the publication of her book, Mrs.O: the Face of Fashion Democracy. The blog features an update nearly every day with what the first lady was last seen wearing. It averages10,000 hits a day, with visitors from more than 200 countries. " And I think they are inspired to see a very kind of modern fashion-forward normal woman in this fantastic role and platform. "
The First Lady's press secretary said she could not comment on Mrs. Obama's fashion, but the First Lady has used her platform to address a number of issues, from support for military families to women's health. " AndI don't think anyone here will be surprised to learn that a recentstudy found that 1/3 of all women have either used up savings, taken ondebt, or given up basic necessities just to pay their medical bills. "And from children's fitness to organic gardening。
" I've never come across anyone who is only interested in Michelle Obama's style. Weare interested in a composite woman in her accomplishments as a mother,wife, professional, and kind of captivated that she can pull it all off with such a fantastic sense of style."
That sense of style includes creations like the dress and coat by American designer Is abel To ledo that the First Lady wore on Inauguration Day. But she also wearsless expensive clothes. The outfit she wore to 10 Downing Street wasfrom J. Crew. " When Michelle Obama wears a J. Crew cardigan,sometimes you can see it sell out that same day. Everyday women, for the first time, have access to the same clothes that the First Lady is wearing and there is something very powerful and endearing about that. "
The First Lady hasn't been without her critics. Some said wearing acardigan to meet Queen Elizabeth was inappropriate. And her bare armsin winter at the President's first address to Congress wascontroversial. " Michelle Obama wore a sleeveless Narcisso Rodriguezdress, and some thought that was, you know, controversial for the season and the setting in particular. I think, though, a lot of womensee Michelle Obama's fabulously toned arms as a point of inspiration. "
Her toned arms are once again being shown, this time on the cover of Glamour Magazine. But she's being recognized not for her fashion sense,but for being a mentor to young women, something she did before when she was a practicing attorney。