Last night at the Democratic National Convention, Michelle Obama electrified the crowd with her speech and her presence. Her glowing skin, flawless hair, and perfect makeup only magnified the design perfection of THAT DRESS!!!
The custom Tracy Reese pink-and-gold-patterned frock had a perfect ombre fade to bluish gray at the bottom, which fell just below her knees. Tracy Reese is an African-American New York fashion success story who has been tapped to dress the first lady several times before. Mrs. Obama’s J. Crew rhubarb-colored shoes went perfect with the piece. Who says you have to go to Italy to look dazzling?
Michelle Obama is consistent in her selection of American designer pieces for large appearances (and for daily outfitting). This alone helps to prove that she and her husband truly do believe in and support the business growth and innovation of this country.
She walked out to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder and the crowd and social networks went wild! My Twitter feed exploded with tweets like:
“#FLOTUS is a Bad watch-you-mouth”
“Flotus Flower Bomb! Fireflies! When I’m low … She takes me High!”
“I stopped breathing about 18 minutes ago. I’m surviving on #FLOTUS vapors alone. #DNC2012”
“Oh I just fainted. #SignedSealedDelivered @MichelleObama FLOTUS with the most-est!”
“I just paid for a gym membership today. Looking at FLOTUS’ arms confirms my decision.”
To say the least, her appearance was flawless. And her speech would prove that so is her sense of empathy and understanding for the needs of this country. Michelle Obama has brains, class, poise and style, and in my opinion, is President Obama’s greatest political and personal asset. She has the charismatic ability to walk into a room and completely command it- I mean, our FLOTUS has just as many supporters as our President! And with a simple hand gesture throughout her speech, she’s able to calm the crowd as she continues with her points. She is truly an exemplary woman of integrity and good intentions, who may be the best FLOTUS to ever do it. Some of my favorite quotes from her speech last night include:
“Being President does not change who you are; it REVEALS who you are.”
“Doing the impossible is the history of this nation.”
“For Barack, success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”
And my absolute fav:
“When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity … you do not slam it shut behind you! You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.”
This mantra is what we all should live by as we climb our respective ladders toward “success.” A well-deserved standing ovation for Digital Runway’s Woman of the Week: Michelle Obama!