Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Vintage for Mrs. Obama

Since I first saw Michelle Obama, she and her style have given me her own brand of hope. Here is an extremely intelligent, capable, articulate and interesting woman in her 40s, and she has undeniable style too!

In my mind, I always dress people in vintage clothing, and the more I like the person's style, the more I play this game.

Well my game is being taken up by members of the Vintage Fashion Guild this week, where we are featuring Dress the First Lady on our Fashion Parade, with items from our currently available vintage inventories.

Here are some things I chose for Michelle from my racks. Her inimitable style can carry so many looks and colors, and I know she looks stunning in blues and purples. One of my dresses for her is 1950s vintage by R & K, with a little bow tie at the neck and a flaring skirt.

I know she knows how to wear a full-skirt dress, so I found a cool 50s dress I think would look very sophisticated on Mrs. Obama.

I don't think anyone handles shades of yellow better than Michelle, and I have a 50s dress and coat set that would definitely light up a room, along with a silk blouse by Bernhard Altmann:

I love, and am inspired by Michelle's accessories, from a big patent handbag to a (gasp!) vintage brooch she wore for the inauguration.

I have a scarf for Mrs. Obama, in a veritable U.N. of colors in silk:

Finally, I know she loves cardigans and I have a 50s beaded beauty in pink, along with one that would be so right for Michelle!

All these items are in my eBay store, except the yellow blouse and silk scarf, which are in my Etsy store.

I follow Mrs. Obama's style on Mrs. O* and you might like to too!

*All the photos of Michelle are from the Mrs. O blog.


Glamoursurf said...

I vote for Denise to be the first lady!

denisebrain said...

Oooo! I had better tell my husband! :)