US First Lady Michelle Obama stayed loyal to Jason Wu on Monday, choosing the Taiwan-born, New York-based designer for her much-anticipated inaugural ball dress as she did four years ago.
She appeared before a cheering crowd of thousands in Washington’s cavernous convention center in the ruby-colored, halter-top chiffon and velvet gown by Wu, with Jimmy Choo shoes and a Kimberly McDonald diamond-embellished ring.
Wu, who dressed Obama in a one-shouldered white gown for her first inaugural balls in 2009, told the fashion trade journal Women’s Wear Daily that he was floored to see her pick one of his custom creations once again.
Earlier in the day, for Obama’s public oath-taking on the steps of the Capitol, the first lady bundled up against the near-freezing temperatures in a navy Thom Browne coat and dress with a J.Crew belt and gloves.
US First Lady Michelle Obama tops the list of ideal travel partners , according to a Hotels.com survey of 1,500 American hotel cutomers.
With 18 percent of the overall votes, Michelle Obama made first place among the celebrities, historical, fictional and political figures Americans would most want as roommates on their next vacation.
Barack Obama and his travelling delegation have book at least 800 rooms for the presidentâ€™s trip to Mumbai including the entire Taj Mahal hotel.
Barack Obama will make the hotel his home for two daysâ€”most likely November 5 and 6â€”during his brief visit to Mumbai.
At least 150 administration staff will accompany the President, the official said adding that they were also going to be accompanied by a special chef.
Lady Gaga, France’s First Lady Carla Bruni and Spanish actor Javier Bardem were chosen by Vanity Fair magazine as among the world’s best dressed people.
In its September edition released Tuesday, the monthly also mentioned actresses Diane Kruger, Carey Mulligan, Princess Maria of Denmark and US First Lady Michelle Obama in its list of 45 persons.
Samantha Cameron, wife of the British prime minister, also made the cut along with Martin Scorcese, NBC news anchor Brian Williams and the Duchess of Alba.
Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha have just arrived in Spain for a vacation at the luxurious Hotel Villa Padierna, a five-star Ritz-Carlton resort in Marbella.
The Obama ladies won’t be lost for luxury at the resort — it features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an on-site hair salon, a a 21,000-square-foot spa with eight themed baths, two saunas, three golf courses and two tennis courts.
For travelers that want to replicate the Obama’s vacation, Marbella offers a host of luxury options.
Posing for her official White House portrait, Michelle Obama wears the Cartier Steel Tank Francaise that is tasteful and luxurious without being showy.
The White House portrait of the first lady does not make the model of the watch clear, but the trained eye is easily able to pick up the recognizable timepiece (The watch comes in both male and female models with various levels of gilding).
According to Frederic de Narp, CEO of Cartier North America Mrs. Obama wearing the watch was a “most positive surprise” and he also stated that “maybe it was a gift from her husband.”