Michelle Obama's style evolution and the most motivating phrases from her book "Becoming"
For Michelle Obama, a style is a powerful form of non-verbal communication. Michelle Obama is better than all her predecessors in the White House, except, of course, Jackie Kennedy, understood that style is not just an aesthetic choice or a political tool. LookStyler has prepared some of her best exist.
Simple cardigans and feminine dresses reflected the life of Michelle Obama - a woman so confident in herself and her achievements that she no longer needed a “backup” in the form of business suits.
At the first inauguration, Obama came in a golden woolen coat with lace. And for the fashion industry, Michelle had a different message: choosing a coat at the time of the little-known Cuban Isabelle Toledo.
The main Michelle's rule - keep it real. She easily violated the protocols, remaining natural in any situation. With ease, she dressed like an ordinary American at Let’s Move events.
All the rules of Michelle Obama's style worked for a global goal - to show how absurd it may sound that the rules do not exist. For example, at a state dinner with Chinese partners, the first lady appeared in a British gown of Briton Alexander McQueen.
The best metaphor for Michelle Obama's tenure as the first lady was the sparkling bronze Atelier Versace dress, in which she appeared at a farewell state dinner at the White House.
Even during her time in the White House, she did not remain in the shadow of her husband-president, but actively implemented many projects and enjoyed great love and respect among ordinary Americans. With the release of her autobiographical book "Becoming. My Story", she was even recognized as the most inspiring woman of the year. Here are some quotes from the book:
“There’s still a lot I don’t know about America, about life, about what the future might bring. But I do know myself.”
“Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.”
“I’ve been lucky enough now in my life to meet all sorts of extraordinary and accomplished people. … What I’ve learned is this: All of them have had doubters.”
“There are simply other ways of being.”
“This may be the fundamental problem with caring a lot about what others think: It can put you on the established path.”
“It was one thing to get yourself out of a stuck place, I realized. It was another thing entirely to try and get the place itself unstuck.”
“I now tried out a new hypothesis: It was possible that I was more in charge of my happiness than I was allowing myself to be.”
“My job, I realized, was to be myself, to speak as myself. And so I did.”
"Even if we didn’t end up winning, we were making progress that mattered.”