Jan 20, 2009

Michelle Obama's Inaugural Suit

Designed by Isabel Toledo, wife of the famed illustrator (Nordstrom magazine ads) Rueben Toledo, and former head designer of Anne Klein.  (If you can get some old pieces, now is the time to do so) the dress was pure perfection.  The green gloves and matching shoes made for a seamlessly unexpected touch.  Michelle's style has shifted, from the days of her rise to the Vanity Fair best dressed list, but now, I think she is finding the perfect mix of her new style and her old. Style lesson to take away:  You can always bend your personal style rules to encompass what is going on around you, and do it  with panache!