Friday, April 3, 2009

Michelle Represents Us Well

There have been so many articles written about the fashion trends of Michelle Obama, I certainly didn't need to write anything about it.  Yet, I've decided to write about the more salient point - Michelle represents the US and her family well.  I measure my personal responsiveness to the pictures, the debates and the criticisms, by the feedback of my 9 year old daughter.  She looked at this picture and said that Michelle Rocks.  Rock On First Lady, Rock On. 

During an age where Hannah Montanna gets way too much attention in the world of my child, I'm pleased that her fashion sense gets a bit of guidance from an Ivy League trained Lawyer with good home training.  I am thankful for the ability to block out the debate about which designers she wears and the ethnicity of those who fuss that she isn't wearing their particular design.  She embodies confidence and comfort in her own skin, a mighty good place to be given the world of daggers directed her way.   

My little one has a wealth of role models right before her eyes, and I'm glad that Michelle adds to the overall mix of intelligent and poised women of substance.  In my mind I've got a dated soundtrack combination of India Arie and D'Angelo playing a medley of pride to these images of beauty.   

1 comment:

postpostracial said...

Agree 100%. I want to slap the major fashion designers for daring to suggest she is doing something wrong by not wearing their clothes or having them design for her. Can you imagine the uproar if, in this economy, she did something like that? Not to mention the fact that these designers do not make clothes for women with "realistic" builds anyway! (Nor do they often feature African AMerican models--whole other story...)

Her style is her own--and it is accessible. I'm glad my daughters will enter their teen years with her as a model of grace and style.