Isabel Toledo for Target

by Lisa
One of Michelle Obama’s favorite designing duo Isabel and Ruben Toledo will be the latest in a long list of designers to design for Target. Toledo received world-wide recognition when the first lady opted to wear one of the designer’s ensembles on for the swearing in of the president.

Toledo’s latest design effort has been created exclusively for the first New York Target store which will be opening in East Harlem on July 25th and is primarily a beachwear collection.

In honor of the new store opening, Target has adorned the #6 train with ads.


First Lady Gives Inauguration Gown to Smithsonian

by Lisa
First Lady Michelle Obama donated her inauguration gown to the Smithsonian during a traditional ceremony which includes the donation of ‘debut” dresses to the museum.

The iconic Jason Wu design will be showcased in a new gallery called “First Lady Debut” along with inaugural gowns worn by other First Ladies.

The Divine Mrs. O said of her dress “When I look at my gown — which I, in fact, have not seen since the day that I took it off — memories of that moment truly come rushing back. I remember that it was freezing cold in Washington. I know we all remember that. Yet, despite the frigid temperatures, hundreds of thousands of people flooded the Mall. Nothing was going to stop them from being part of history”.


This is why you’re HAUTE-Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama is just too many things- elegant, graceful, intelligent, and incredibly stylish. The Ghetto Fashionista firmly believes that style is a state of mind, body and spirit- “Style” means you can mix your Maybelline mascara with Dior lip gloss, or you understand how to mix vintage couture with Payless shoes- seriously…

Michelle Obama simply has the “IT” factor- always making the right choices in everything from fashion, to her hair. The bob has always been a classic choice for women of all ages, and I can guarantee you that many women will be printing out pictures of Michelle’s new ‘do- and asking for a “Michelle Obama Bob”- and for me Mrs. O- this is exactly why you are haute…


Michelle Obama State Dinner

Michelle Obama looked absolutely stunning wearing a gown designed by Naeem Khan this past Tuesday at the White house state dinner. Not even the infamous gate crashers could overshadow the elegance and beauty of the divine Mrs. O…. now how the hell did those media whores make it into the party? I’m still shaking my head at that story!

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Michelle Obama- Flaunt it girl

Michelle Obama is most definitely a friend in my head. I truly think that if our paths ever crossed, we would share a sister-friendly smile, acknowledging each other for the dynamic women we are, and then walk away thinking- girlfriend is bad!!!

Because Mrs. O is my ‘friend’, I want folks to leave her alone!!! Recently, the first lady has been receiving an incredible amount of flack for wearing shorts during a recent vacation.

When the temperature in the Grand Canyon is likely damn near 100 degrees- what did we expect her to wear?!

I say to my friend, you got it, so flaunt it girl!

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"Mighty Michelle" does London

Michelle Obama is taking London by storm… The most powerful couple in the free world is in London for the G20 Summit, and thus far Michelle is getting it right on the fashion front. One London paper has even referred to the confirmed fashion icon as the ‘Mighty Michelle”.

I LOVE this woman!


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"Michelle A Biography"

You already know I am a serious Michelle Obama stan. I seriously believe she is a friend in my head… and now I KNOW why. Michelle was born the day before me –January 17th ( several years earlier of course!) but there is definitely a bit of the GF in the next first lady. She is somewhat of an enigma- yet you know she is a loving mother and wife, she seems fiercely intelligent, and her wit is quick and tongue sharp.
I also love it the way she keeps it ‘real’. Girlfriend can rock Narcisco Rodriguez, and then turn around and head to the polls with her hair pulled back in a pony tail, with a baseball hat on. Yup, she’s most definitely a Ghetto Fashionista! In any case, if you are interested in a glimpse into THE woman behind THE man, then check out the newly released biography aptly titled Michelle: A Biography; I am definitely adding this to my reading list.


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Michelle Obama- Designer Sketches

As you can imagine, designers are clamoring to dress the statuesque Michelle Obama for the upcoming inauguration ball. WWD has just released sketches of some of the potential designs. Check them out for yourself!

click here for designer sketches.

Christian Lacroix

Diane Von Furstenberg

Carolina Herrera

Monique Lhuillier

Issac Mizrahi

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Michelle Obama Rocks J. Crew

Michelle Obama has proven yet again that style is not something that you buy; The GF firmly believes that style is ultimately the result of mind, body and spirit. To that end, Michelle elegantly rocked a sunshine yellow ensemble courtesy of J. Crew during an appearance on Jay Leno earlier this week.

I simply adore this woman with her effortlessly chic self. She represents well for the black intelligentsia!

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Michelle Obama- DNC

The next first lady of the US has spoken, and girlfriend captivated millions as she opened the Democratic National Convention. I often say that Hillary Clinton has already been president… when Bill was in office. Now its Michelle’s turn to take the reigns. Believe me being the first lady to our Commander-in-Chief brings new meaning to the expression “pillow talk”.

The Kennedy’s have passed the baton to the Obama family and unlike many of our US relay teams during the 2008 Olympics, she did not fumble.

Michelle took hold of that baton seamlessly and she was absolutely flawless in a turquoise, 50’s-inspired, sheath dress reportedly by Chicago-based designer, Maria Pinto.

The next First lady was eloquent, inspiring, and even bought a tear to the GF’s eye.

Kudos to my beloved sorority- Alpha Kappa Alpha for selecting Michelle as an honorary AKA during our recent Centennial celebration.

And to all the naysayers that read this blog- Y’all ain’t ready for Michelle!!!

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