Wednesday, April 15, 2009

From Baby Mama To Fashion Icon

The U.S. president's wife, Michelle Obama, accompanied her husband on his first trip to Europe since taking office. But far from standing in the shadow of her husband, Mrs. Obama enchanted Europeans with her personal style. Wherever she went in Europe, cameras followed. Michelle Obama's fashion sense, from vibrant yellow dresses to chic black evening wear, made her a media darling. Though she may have captivated photographers with her style, it was her personal approach that won over much of the public. It is this mix of glamour and common touch that experts say appeals to the public. Style adviser Tazeen Ahmad says it is these traits that are drawing comparisons to the late Princess Diana. Becoming a global icon in a short space of time could unnerve anyone, it is seems Michelle Obama has taken it in her stride.


Michelle's rise from "baby mama" to "fashion icon" is almost as improbable as Barack Obama's campaign to become the 44th President of the United States. The cynic in me believes that the ignorant people who called her a "baby mama" in the first place are still calling her that today. Nevertheless, I am happy that most people are embracing The First Lady. I just hope the fashion icon tag doesn't overshadow the knowledge she drops during her speaking engagements. Ms. Obama probably smiles when she listens to "Back Then" by Mike Jones as she works out at the White House.

Back then they didn't want me, now I'm hot they all on me