Yes, Michelle Obama is a style icon. Yes, she has been on the cover of Vogue twice. The best part about her? Not her dresses or shoes. It's what's on the inside.
Do you know much about Michelle's background? She grew up in the South Side of Chicago. Her "bedroom" was in the living room and was separated by her brother's "bedroom" by a sheet. Her family emphasized education, and she and her brother both skipped second grade. Michelle excelled in the gifted program, graduated as salutatorian, and went on to Princeton undergrad and Harvard law school.
What words would you use to describe the FLOTUS?
classy, role model, modern, admirable, regal, confident, respectable, respectful, strong, elegant, gracious, fresh, original, open, unapologetic, relatable, mom, authentic, compassionate, composed, leader, intelligent, character, sense of humor
Her loving husband recently said these things about her:
"you took on a role you didn't ask for, and you made it your own. With grace and with grit and with style and with humor." ---Barak Obama
"We all knew she was brilliant and cute and strong and a great mom, but I think the way in which she blended purpose and policy with fun so that she that she was able to reach beyond Washington......was masterful." ---Barak Obama
A quote from Michelle about herself:
"Let me live my life out loud so that people can then see and judge for themselves." --Michelle Obama
And a quote from my husband about Michelle:
"She made men proud of their wives. Not that I wasn't already, but she helped me see an even stronger view of women's perspective." ---Greg Mark
She stays humble as evidenced by her speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention:
"....I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters, and all our sons and daughters, now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States."
Michelle has a wonderful range. She is elegant and refined at a black tie gala, and she is silly and relatable dancing with Jimmy Fallon.
I really love her quote at the top of this post. Simple, even a 2nd grader can understand. A wonderful reminder to take the high road. Especially when someone else does not. When they go low, we go high. Thank you, Michelle, for taking us higher.