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Michelle Obama's New Hairdo 'Bangtastic'

First lady's new look called youthful, chic

(Newser) - Michelle Obama kicked off her new Twitter account ( @FLOTUS ) and her 49th birthday with a new hairdo yesterday, sending the Internet into a tizzy over her bangs. It's a departure for the first lady, who usually sports a loose semi-bob or pulls her hair back tightly. But... More »

Michelle Obama Wraps Euphoric Africa Tour

First lady was warmly received

(Newser) - Michelle Obama today wrapped up her weeklong tour of Africa, a whirlwind trek in which she hobnobbed with schoolkids, celebs, and dignitaries, and was hailed as American royalty by enthusiastic crowds. As Nelson Mandela's wife, Graca Machel, said: "We welcome you as a daughter of African heritage and... More »

Racist Image of Michelle Obama Taken Down

Blog site removes it, not Google, then issues apology

(Newser) - It's finally gone. The image of Michelle Obama altered to look like a monkey is no longer showing up under a Google image search. The blog site that posted it, "Hot Girls," removed it and issued an apology in Chinese and English, reports the LA Times . The photo... More »

India, DC, Hollywood Mix at Obama Shindig

GOP, Dems rub elbows with movie stars, media types

(Newser) - Swaths of green and purple surrounded guests tonight as the White House paid tribute to Indian PM Manmohan Singh at the first state dinner given by President Obama. The company was top-notch, with Washington’s elite (from both parties) rubbing elbows with Hollywood stars and media elites. For the guest... More »

Obama Women Hit Moscow in Style

(Newser) - Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Obama didn't let an 11-hour flight stop them from looking stylish as they arrived in Moscow yesterday, the New York Daily News reports. Michelle, who boarded Air Force One in a floral frock by Talbots, arrived in a peach-colored dress by Narcisco Rodriguez, while the girls... More »

Michelle's Cover Dress: $126.75

First lady moves from J.Crew to Talbots

(Newser) - Michelle Obama continues to rock recession chic, this time by appearing on the cover of Essence clad in a $126.75 dress from Talbots, E! reports. A Talbots exec said the company sent clothes to Michelle’s stylist after the inauguration, but her appearance on the cover was a surprise—... More »

Michelle Takes Style Diplomacy to Prague

(Newser) - From sequins to argyle to matching coat-and-dress sets, Michelle Obama's unpretentious but chic style has European tongues wagging, ABC News reports. In her most-watched moment, the first lady outdid former model Carla Bruni, glowing in a black-and-poppy-printed Thakoon Panichgul coat over a stunning pink dress. The French first lady looked... More »

Michelle Breaks Out Killer Accessories: Her Arms

Once again, first lady opts for a summery look in winter

(Newser) - Washington is freezing cold, but last night Michelle Obama strode into Congress wearing a sleeveless dress, her bare arms on display. It's hardly the first time recently she's gone sleeveless, notes Jodi Kantor of the New York Times: from a photo op in the White House kitchen to the... More »

Michelle Obama Sparkles in Isabel Toledo

Cuban-American outfits Mrs. O; first lady adds green shoes, gloves

(Newser) - The fashion world has been breathlessly waiting to see what Michelle Obama would wear to the inauguration, and the new first lady didn’t disappoint, donning a sparkling lemongrass sheath dress (no traditional suit here) from Isabel Toledo. To ward off cold, parts of the coat and sleeves were pashmina... More »

Obamas Head to Church

Prez-elect follows presidential tradition

(Newser) - As massive crowds swarmed the National Mall to witness Barack Obama's inauguration as president, the man at the center of the maelstrom began the day with his wife at a private service at St. John’s Episcopal Church across the street from the White House, a tradition for those about... More »

Spotlight on Michelle's Style

Critics debate adapted designer dress, look fwd to four years of Obama style

(Newser) - The Narciso Rodriguez sheath Michelle Obama chose for election night has set the fashion world abuzz. The black-and-red dress—a less revealing adaptation of a frock from the American designer’s spring 2009 runway collection—was "a breath of chic air," LA Times fashion critic Booth Moore writes.... More »

For Political Wives, It's All in the Dress

McCain, Obama make statements with style

(Newser) - First lady fashions are more than trivial concerns: Their choices reflect on presidential campaigns and hold the power to spark new trends, writes Robin Givhan in the Washington Post. Cindy McCain "has endorsed the status quo" by turning to White House veteran Oscar de la Renta, while Michelle Obama... More »

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