My Thoughts

WCE: First Lady Michelle Obama

Just so you know, ain’t no “former” here…

First Lady Michelle Obama has inspired not only me, but millions of other women from various backgrounds since we were first introduced to her over 10 years ago. Her poise, her grace, her intelligence. If you were a teen, you were inspired. If you were a young woman, you felt like you had some work to do. If you were a little older, you could easily feel like you were lacking somewhere. Either way, she has the power to motivate you to do better without even trying.

This past Sunday, she sat down with ABC’s Robin Roberts to discuss her new book (which came out yesterday, btw), Becoming. In the book, she discusses her life as a young girl in Chicago, what drew her to President Barack Obama, and what life was like as the first African-American First Lady. It’s the most intimate she has ever been by sharing personal, never before told details of her life. Watching it made me anxious for my copy of the book to come in the mail ASAP.  While I haven’t experienced even half of what she has gone through or what she has been able to accomplish, I still felt like I was able to relate to her in some way.


After such a great interview Sunday, the world was blessed with a gift from Nina Garcia, editor-in-chief of ELLE Magazine. Our first lady is the December cover star!

Dior skirt, shirt, and corset Jennifer Fisher earrings Gianvitto Rossi Shoes

To be quite honest, I almost shed a tear. Wearing Dior, Mrs. Obama looks as happy and free as ever, with her light radiating of the cover. Accompanied by an interview with Oprah Winfrey, she looks amazing in the photos for the article as well.

Cushnie dress; Jenny Bird earrings, Dinosaur Designs ring (right hand)
Sally LaPointe satin shirt and cullottes; Ann Demeulemeester bodysuit, Gianvito Rossi sandals; Djula earrings; Jennifer Fisher cuff; Kallati diamond ring


Styling: Meredith Koop; Photography: Miller Mobley; Hair: Yene Damtew; Makeup: Carl Ray

It may be much to say that “my” first lady is one of my examples to which I look up to as a Black woman, but whenever I see her or hear her speak, I feel energized and seen. And I haven’t even met her yet.

What do you love about Michelle Obama? Let me know in the comments!

Source: ELLE Magazine

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