I have a new obsession … Michelle Obama.Â I could watch her being interviewed all day.Â 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, opennessÂ and sincerity to the world.Â 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?Â 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.Â Although I know she is honoured and humbled to be in the position that she is, but still shared girlie giggles areÂ in ourÂ female job descriptions 🙂
So everyone is talking about Michelle and she is gracing the cover ofÂ US Vogue’s March issueÂ wearing PINK (okay, okay fuschia)!
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 Michelleâ€”she maintains a normal life in an extraordinary time.[&]Â Michelle Obama\’s intention is to open up the White House again in a spirit of diversity and inclusion.[&]Â
“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.[&]Â
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.Â
How down to earth is this comment when they were on the ‘Obama Express’ train?Â 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:Â
‘They’ve got to clean up! We can’t leave this mess for Amtrak.’
Â Â 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:Â style.com)