We were experiencing a slight case of déjà vu last night as Michelle Obama dazzled us in yet another Jason Wu stunner. For the evening portion of the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, Mrs. Obama wore a red chiffon and velvet gown by the designer, who also designed her white inauguration gown four years ago. Obama paired the gown with red Jimmy Choo heels and a Kimberly McDonald diamond ring.
President and First Lady Obama attended the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball at the beginning of the evening, where they shared their first dance together this term. “Ladies and gentlemen, my better half, and my dance partner, Michelle Obama,” President Obama said as he brought his wife on stage. The two danced to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” performed by singer Jennifer Hudson.
The second Ball of the night was the Inaugural Ball held at the Convention Center. Here, more than 30,000 guests watched as the Obamas danced again to Jennifer Hudson. This ball, which first took place in 2009, is open to the public with tickets that cost as low as $60. Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, and Stevie Wonder performed, among others.
Thanks to his white gown that he designed for Michelle Obama for the 2008 Inaugural Ball, housewives and soccer moms all over America know Wu's name and are fans of his designs. André Leon Talley, editor-at-large of Vogue, introduced Wu to Mrs. Obama and she is said to be a career-launcher for him. While some designers submitted multiple designs for consideration, the red gown was the only one submitted by Wu. Just like the rest of us, he had no idea Michelle chose his dress for the event until she appeared on stage Monday night.
The red gown from Monday night’s festivities was decorated around the neckline by real diamonds. The added glitz not only added some glamour to the ensemble, but also lent an air of maturity and confidence to Michelle, who has become a fixture in fashion magazines and blogs worldwide. This is definitely an appropriate look for the night. It’s vibrant and classy, but at the same time subdued, and the way it flowed behind her as she walked down the stairs onto stage for she and her husband’s first dance was breathtaking. Ahhhhh!
Cut to the chase: One thing we couldn’t help but notice about the First Lady’s overall appearance was her bangin’ bangs. Mrs. Obama, who has had basically the same shoulder length haircut throughout her husband’s presidency, recently had a little style makeover in the form of fringe. Everyone’s completely obsessed with it and it’s easy to see why: she looks younger and her face looks slimmer. Who doesn’t want that? Many women, especially those who are middle-aged like Michelle might be a bit weary of chopping off some of their hair like that, but Mrs. Obama is clearly a bossy, no-nonsense lady who knows what she wants and knows what will look good on her. And now if you or a friend wants to rock some Michelle Obama bangs for a day or a night, you can. With Hairdo by HairUWear Clip-In Bangs, you can go from long bangs to short bangs with the click of a clip. Remember when Samantha Jones wore a different wig everyday? This is kind of like that, but much less shocking. For the bossy girl who has everything and isn’t afraid to change her hair like she changes her shoes, this is the perfect gift for Valentines Day, a Birthday, or just any day.
Although it can almost go without saying that Michelle Obama is one smokin’ hot mama with an awesome sense of style, there are some things that require further explanation. Like FLOTUS. Who the hell is FLOTUS? What exactly does that mean? Who made it up? Upon further investigation, we found out that FLOTUS is actually Mrs. Obama’s Twitter handle. The First Lady’s staff manages her second twitter account, which was launched on her 49th birthday last week. The twitter handle is obviously an acronym for “First Lady of the United States,” but what were confused about is why everyone keeps using this as a synonym for Michelle Obama. Like, we get it, she’s the first lady, and it kind of rolls off the tongue, but you don’t see people going around calling Anna Wintour ‘EICOV’ (Editor-in-Chief of Vogue) or calling President Obama ‘POTUS.’ When did it become cool to use acronyms instead of actual names? Are these the people who go around saying LOL out loud instead of actually laughing? Stop using acronyms, people. STOP TRYING TO MAKE FLOTUS HAPPEN. IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.