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1 Way Michelle Obama Shows Her Love for Latinos

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Even before she lived in the White House, Michelle Obama has been showing her love to Latino designers by constantly wearing their designs. FLOTUS is loyal. She especially likes to wear Cuban designer Narciso Rodriguez, Chilean designer Maria Cornejo and Cuban-born Isabel Toledo — and note, she’s worn their labels to some of the most historical moments of the Obama administration.

Narciso Rodriguez

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Most recently, and for the last State of the Union address of the Obama presidency, Michelle chose a sleeveless, banded-bodice bright marigold dress in wool with a high neckline. The dress came from the ready-to-wear Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2015 collection. And just to prove the influence of the First Lady, the dress sold out even before Obama finished his speech.

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The First Lady wore another Narciso Rodriguez for yet another historical event. She chose a body-flattering dress in black with a fiery red design on election day 2008, the day Obama won the presidency for the first time.

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FLOTUS doesn’t just support Latino designers, she supports the entire Latino community. At a Latino Broadway celebration at the White House, she wore another red-colored Narciso Rodriguez to get her groove on.

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Maria Cornejo

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Michelle Obama also loves the designs of Maria Cornejo. Her designs are both sophisticated and fun. And we all know the First Lady loves bright colors.

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At a school event, the First Lady wore a bright lime-green asymmetrical shirt, matched with purple and silver accessories to have fun with the kids.

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For a family trip with her two daughters and husband, the First Lady wore a sophisticated black and white dress by Cornejo, accessorized with a thin, beaded belt.

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Isabel Toledo

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For one of the most historic events of the Obama presidency, the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, FLOTUS wore a lime-green lace design by Isabel Toledo. The dress was a midi bodycon dress with a matching coat of the same length. She matched the ensemble with green leather gloves and green pumps.

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But it wasn’t the first time she wore an original from Toledo. The First Lady used to wear her designs even before she moved to the White House. Isabel Toledo sold her designs at Ikram, a Chicago boutique.

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Michelle Obama Said She Checks For Drugs, Guns And Brothers In Houses Before Letting Her Girls Do Sleepovers And Same

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Michelle Obama Said She Checks For Drugs, Guns And Brothers In Houses Before Letting Her Girls Do Sleepovers And Same

Many of us can relate to the experiences that come from having overprotective parents. There’s no such thing as privacy. Essentially: your business is their business. You better be ready to tell your papa where you’re going, your mama who with, at what time you’re doing what you’re doing and what for before you even think of making those plans. As tough as this parental interference seems, it’s nothing compared to what our former First Daughters had to go through while living in the White House.

In a recent interview, former First Lady Michelle Obama shared the intense security measures that had to be followed whenever daughters Sasha and Malia ventured outside their Washington DC home.

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Over the 4th of July weekend, Gayle King interviewed the former First Lady at this year’s Essence Festival in New Orleans where she talked about the ever-present security. With both of her daughters officially adults, Obama explained that she and her husband, Barack, are now empty-nesters but they still remember what life was like in the White House. She shared in the interview that the strict Secret Service details weren’t just an everyday occurrence in her girls’ lives. They were also more than a little intimidating for the parents of Sasha and Malia’s friends.

“Imagine having Malia and Sasha come to your house for a sleepover,” Obama said during the interview. “It’s like, ‘Hello. OK, we’re going to need your Social Security number, we’re going to need your date of birth. There are going to be men coming to sweep your house. If you have guns and drugs, just tell them yes because they are going to find them anyway. Don’t lie. They’re not going to take them, they just need to know where they are. And, uh, thank you for having Malia and Sasha over. Oh and by the way, there is going to be a man with a gun sitting outside all night. If you let him use the bathroom, that would be nice.’”

This little peek into their White House lives wasn’t the only topic of interest in her interview. Obama talked a bit about the current political climate as well.

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During the 2016 Presidential Election, Obama famously shared her philosophy of “going high” when your opponents go for low blows. Considering the atrocities that the current administration is responsible for, some question the validity of that philosophy now.

“I get asked: ‘In this climate, how do you find it in yourself to go high?'” Obama explained. “Going high is a long-term strategy. The truth is, going high is about trying to get to the real answer. Because a lot of the times the low answer is just our immediate instinct.”

Both Barack and Michelle have been careful about criticizing Donald Trump and his presidency. However, during this interview, she shared how she felt at the 2017 Inauguration when the Obamas turned the country over to the controversy-filled Trump administration.

“To sit at that inauguration and to look around at a crowd that was not reflective of the country, and I had to sit in that audience as one of the handfuls of people of color, all that I had to hold on to,” the former First Lady confessed. “It was a lot emotionally.”

Obama’s stunning new look was also the talk of the festival.

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The former First Lady appeared at the festival in a sparkling midnight blue jumpsuit by American designer Sergio Hudson. Hudson is a favorite designer of such celebrities as Cardi B, Rihanna, and Amal Clooney. Meredith Koop, Obama’s stylist, shared with Page Six Style that the 55-year-old “wanted something less formal but still with the disco edge of the [Hudson’s most recent] collection.” The result is a classy, fun ensemble that made Obama look every bit as dazzling as ever.

The look was finished with oversized Djula white gold and diamond hoops and a new curly hairstyle with blonde highlights. During her days in the White House, Obama’s personal style was harshly criticized and she was expected to keep a more conservative look. To see her now living her best life and embracing her natural hair texture is a thing of beauty.

Her look received rave reviews from Twitter as well.

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As this Twitter user reminds us, beauty is diverse. For Obama to proudly show the diversity of her hair is to tell girls and women with similar textures that their hair is also beautiful. This is an important reminder in an age when Black beauty is still often whitewashed.

This Twitter user was all of us when we saw that sparkly jumpsuit.

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Obama gave us some Disco Diva feels with this ensemble. We can only hope we look half as good in our 50’s as the former First Lady did at the Essence Festival. Post-White House living is definitely working for her.

Fans Are Praising Michelle Obama For Rocking This Selena-Inspired Bustier Outfit, And This Is Just One Of Her Best Outfits

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Fans Are Praising Michelle Obama For Rocking This Selena-Inspired Bustier Outfit, And This Is Just One Of Her Best Outfits

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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.

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She’s been serving some amazing looks.

She’s always been stylish, but this year she is taking it to another level.

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On May 11, Michelle Obama showed up at her book event in Atlanta wearing this incredible bustier, and we were beside ourselves.

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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.

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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.

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