For anyone reading Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming” — you know that the former First Lady has been a boss since day one. If you’re not reading it, you should, like right now. The memoir is a touching and inspirational look at how this woman formed into a confident, sassy, incredible, and admirable leader of the world. As she continues on her record-selling memoir tour, Mrs. Obama is bringing show-stopping looks.
Obama’s book tour is a fashion runway for this former First Lady.
She’s been serving some amazing looks.
She’s always been stylish, but this year she is taking it to another level.
On May 11, Michelle Obama showed up at her book event in Atlanta wearing this incredible bustier, and we were beside ourselves.
The New York Post reports that Obama was wearing a Sergio Hudson-inspired “custom silk crepe two-piece” with a black sequin bustier top by Christy Rilling Studio, her “personal tailor since 2009.”
And we cannot deny how much she resembles Selena Quintanilla with her purple and black outfit.
Selena is the queen of bustier tops, after all.
We’re not the only ones who saw the resemblance.
Selena would be proud.
Yeah, we thought of Selena’s dad too.
She wears it with so much class too!
During her Q&A with Oprah’s BFF Gayle King, Obama talked to audiences about the importance of being president, which we took as some much welcomed shade toward President Donald Trump.
“Being president is hard and it’s dangerous because there are no easy answers to any of this stuff,” she said, according to Oprah magazine. “It requires intelligence and it requires understanding history. You’ve got to have the temperament and patience.” Umm, yes!!
She added, “As a mother what you do not understand if you’re asking me to run, is the toll it takes on the people around the president. It is a heavy ask. My children are graceful, wonderful, and they are champions to have made it through eight years alive on the other end of this. I am grateful.”
We are grateful to you, Michelle, and your amazing fashion sense.
It’s been 24 years since the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla, died. But, that doesn’t stop fans from continuing to honor the legacy of one of the most influential Latina singers in history. On Saturday, Selena’s widower Chris Pérez took to Facebook to share what looked to be a candid photo of Quintanilla dancing on stage with Los Dinos.
The photo shows La Reina de Tejano dancing on stage in full Selena regalia. Decked out in a sparkling green jumpsuit, her hands are raised in the air, clapping along to the beat of the music. In the background of the photo, Pérez is pictured playing his guitar in his signature 90s hairdo and leather pants.
This candid snapshot is one of many that fans continue to circulate long after the Latina music superstar has passed.
In an emotional caption, Pérez expressed his gratitude to the Selena fans who keep her memory alive through sharing memories like the aforementioned photo. Under the post, he waxes nostalgic, writing that “sometimes I come across some fan pics and it feels like this all happened a whole other lifetime ago…on a whole other planet”.
He goes on to praise the legion of Selena fans, saying that he is “grateful” to have shared “moments like this with her, the band, and especially her fans who continue to love her and pass that love on down to the younger generations.”
Pérez finished off his post by telling loyal Selena fans that they kick major ass!”
Pérez’s post obviously resonated with fans. The post racked up almost 30,000 likes and, as of Wednesday, has received over 900 comments. Lifelong fans of Selena’s took to the comments section to share memories of growing up listening to Selena. Some even shared pictures of their own children dancing to Selena’s music or celebrating Selena-themed birthday parties.
Pérez and Quintanilla’s relationship was complicated from the start, with Selena’s father Abraham famously disapproving of her choice in a boyfriend. Abraham believed that Chris’s bad-boy, hard rock image had the potential to damage Selena’s squeaky-clean image. He even kicked Pérez off of the Selena y Los Dinos tour bus when he found out they were secretly dating.
The comment section is full of people sharing touching stories about Selena, and the memories they made and continue to make thanks to her.
All the love in the comments section was further proof that the admiration for Selena Quintanilla is trans-generational. Fans shared all of the powerful ways Selena’s music has touched their lives. One fan wrote, “My younger Daughters requested on Thanksgiving to listen to Selena with their Dad. He played ‘I Could Fall In Love’ and ‘Dreaming Of You’ and they said, ‘I love Selena so much!’. And their Dad said, ‘Daddy does, too! If it wasn’t for Mommy, [we] wouldn’t know of or love Selena, we know of her because Mommy loves her.’”.
This isn’t the first time Chris Pérez has expressed his gratitude for Selena fans. In 2012, he published a book titled “To Selena With Love” that detailed “the touching and sometimes painful memories of their very private bond”. In the book, he wrote that he “knew on some level how popular Selena was, of course, but when she passed away, the outpour of love and support [they] got from the fans stunned [him]”. In “To Selena”, he wrote “Her fans have continued to keep Selena’s memory alive and I am grateful to them for that.”
Selena fans have never been shy about expressing their admiration for the strong and passionate relationship Chriz Pérez and Selena Quintanilla had.
You could even say there are two Selena fan groups: one for her music and another for her relationship with her husband.
This fan has some thoughts about Pérez’s undying devotion to his late wife:
chris perez will forever be in love with Selena man that typa luv never dies 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺
2019 is coming to a close, and you know what that means—we’re about to begin a whole new decade. Each decade has its ups and downs, its memorably bright moments and its tragically bad trends. The last ten years brought us some crazes that really, truly slayed…but there are so many fashion and beauty trends that we hope will NOT return in the 2020s.
The Guardian reported that the spray tan was the fastest growing area of cosmetics in 2010. Let’s just hope. Thankfully, that statistic didn’t hold up throughout the 2010s. Let’s hope it stays that way through the 2020s.
Okay, sometimes these can be pretty fly, if paired with the right outfit. And lots of celebs loved them—from Beyonce to Alicia Keys to Nicki Minaj, they were everywhere in the early-to-mid aughts. But they’re not the most functional, if you think about the fact that they’re a sneaker, and a lot of ladies complained that they (ironically) made their legs look shorter. They’re still around, though, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see them carry over into the next decade.
On a similar note…athleisure?! Athleisure is just glorified sweatpants. There, I said it. But much like its weird cousin, the Wedge Sneaker, it’s likely to grossly overstay its welcome.
Cold Shoulder Cut-Out Tops
This is just a matter of logic, people. When you wear long sleeves, it’s probably kind of cold out, right? Why would you expose your innocent shoulders to the elements? It makes no sense. Put a real shirt on.
Glitter is one of those polemic things that people either love or really, really hate. Even if you fall into the former, it’s safe to say that no one is trying to keep this trend alive…glitter is hard enough to clean up, so who wants that stuff embedded in their hair? It may look cute and whimsical, but no thanks.
Oh, the magic of contouring. No one can deny its wildly transformative powers. But in reality, contouring is something that works best when you’re in front of the camera—it’s not really for everyday life. Not only can it add unnecessary time to your morning routine, it can often have a masklike effect if not done well, and we ain’t got nothing to hide in 2020!
The single earring trend took hold in 2017 (though it started back in the 80s), and honestly—it’s tough to say whether it should stay or go. Asymmetry can be edgy and fierce, for sure, but leaving one ear completely empty? That sounds like something only Prince could pull off. Maybe it deserves a pass IF the wearer can really rock it.
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Heel-less heels are often used for cosplay, which makes sense—they’re cartoonish enough to work well for a costume. And if you’re dressing up as a person whose ankles may break at any moment, they are absolutely perfect!
Bubble nails—or “hump” nails—are essentially fingernails in 3D. The sculpted acrylic takes on the appearance of (you guessed it!) a bubble, and even though it first came on the scene in 2009 and got pretty popular in 2015, 2020 just may not be ready for this jelly.
Clear Plastic Boots
Speaking of jelly, the recent clear plastic boots trend hearkens back to the jelly sandals of the 90s. There’s definitely something nostalgic about this current iteration, but boots have a tendency to make feet hot and, well, damp. Not sure how much we want to show off our sweaty feet in the years to come.
Negative Space Eyeliner
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We all know the satisfaction of a perfect wing, but this negative space trend would be way too hard to master. Imagine all the time it would take to perfect that little triangle—and unlike a classic winged tip, it’s unlikely to flatter most eye shapes. Thank you, next.
Flared nails first emerged in the early aughts, but they regained traction in 2017. Why, though?
Animal activists argue that clothing made from real fur is unethical, as it unnecessarily puts animals in harm’s way and are likely to be mistreated at every level of fur and leather production. With this in mind, fur alternatives are a much better trend to pursue in 2020 and beyond—
—Or are they? The truth is, faux furs pose a major threat to the environment, as the methods and materials used to produce it are teeming with petrochemical poisons. Up-and-coming “bioleathers,” made from biodegradable and lab-grown compounds, are likely to be the best alternative that the upcoming decade will have to offer.
You either love them or you hate them. Either way, it might be okay for them to stay fossilized in the 2010s, at least for a while.
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