After watching the Inauguration yesterday, I couldn't help myself but post about how lovely Michelle, Malia, Sasha, (and Barack!) looked.
During the Inauguration, Michelle was wearing a matching yellow lacy brocade and coat suit dress by Cuban-American Isabel Toledo. Usually choosing designers such as Anne Klein and dresses from White House/Black Market, the first lady took a different approach to her choice of designer. Toledo is a common name in the fashion world, but not a household name by any means. Although, as of yesterday, just became one!
Some fasionista's, not including myself, don't necessarily think that Michelle's choice of outfit was best suited for the time of the event. There is some general agreement that the color was appropriate, seeing that it was bright and sunny and a symbol of hope, but it was the rhinestones that threw some people. It made the look more 5:00 pm and less 11:00 am. I dont't agree with that at all! The Inauguration was a huge historic event and she couldnt have looked more amazing! Did you see the detail on the coat? Gorgeous. And I can't forget to mention her heels. Jimmy Choos the 'Glacier' patent leather pumps in a striking shade of green! You go Michelle: (I have no idea how she was able to walk in those all day. Although, I think she took them off while watching the parade.) And the different, yet cool, green gloves were by J. Crew.
Barack looked quite dapper as well...
Malia and Sasha wore coats from the J. Crew children's collection 'Crewcuts', Malia in periwinkle blue, and Sasha in strawberry-pink, both accessorized with warm scarves. I was relieved to see that there was no matching of the children's colors or outfits to Michelle. They looked so cute wearing their fun colors.
The white chiffon, one-shoulder gown covered in fluffy appliques and beading (that will now become part of fashion history) was designed by 26-year-old Jason Wu. It was surprising for its reserve given Michelle Obama's love of jewel tones and sleek silhouettes. Yet it was unconventional too, exposing her much-remarked-upon, well-toned arms. And Barack, looking dapper again of course...
I hope all you Americans enjoyed this beautiful day as we welcome our 44th president and milestone in U.S.A.'s and the worlds history. Only in America!
xoxo Emily Anne
Side Note: Rev. Lowery's Inauguration Benediction, after President Obama's speech, was one of my favorite moments of the entire day, especially when he said this:
"Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around -- (laughter) -- when yellow will be mellow -- (laughter) -- when the red man can get ahead, man -- (laughter) -- and when white will embrace what is right."