A new obsession

| 13 February , 2009 | Reply

I have a new obsession … Michelle Obama.  I could watch her being interviewed all day.  I think she is an inspiring woman in every way, she’s articulate and smart, she’s stylish, she’s an earth-mother, she’s graceful and I love the solid family values that she and her family represent … they offer so much hope, openness and sincerity to the world. They show the world the importance of mutual trust and respect within a solid and loving partnership – and they make it all look so easy and fluid.


They say she is poised to become the most transformative First Lady in history and she is one lady I would love to sit down and have lunch with – can you imagine?  I would so love to be served tea and cupcakes in the white house having a good girlie natter with her, legs curled up on the comfy sofas, giggling away at all the fuss.  Although I know she is honoured and humbled to be in the position that she is, but still shared girlie giggles are in our female job descriptions 🙂


So everyone is talking about Michelle and she is gracing the cover of US Vogue’s March issue wearing PINK (okay, okay fuschia)!

Written by André Leon Talley, portraits by Annie Leibovitz, fashion editor Tonne Goodman, sittings editor Alexandra Kotur, hair Johnny Wright and makeup Ingrid Grimes-Myles.


The interviewer admits having been a volunteer in the campaign and looks up to the First Lady in complete admiration, giving us a moving story about a woman, about a character, mother and wife but above all, the First Black Lady! (stylefrizz.com)

“&what\’s special about Michelle—she maintains a normal life in an extraordinary time.[&]  Michelle Obama\’s intention is to open up the White House again in a spirit of diversity and inclusion.[&] 

“We learned in our household that there was nothing you couldn\’t talk about and that you found humor in even some of the toughest times. I want to bring that spirit of warmth, openness, and stability to my task.”[&]

“We want entertaining in the White House to feel like America, that we are reminded of all the many facets of our culture.[&] 

If the great expectations weigh heavily on Michelle Obama\’s shoulders, it doesn\’t show; this is her enigma, this is her grace.[&]”

I found the interview mesmerising, how Michelle balances all the persona’s she has to be I have no idea. 

How down to earth is this comment when they were on the ‘Obama Express’ train?  Michelle celebrated her 45th birthday on that trip and her girls decorated a train carriage for her with balloons, streamers and banners and there was much fun and friviolity had by all but she turned to her husband and said: 

‘They’ve got to clean up! We can’t leave this mess for Amtrak.’

  You can’t get more down to earth than that and that is what I find so inspiring about Michelle.


The “Leading Lady” has been edited for Style.com; the complete story appears in the March 2009 issue of Vogue. (Source: style.com)

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