First Lady Michelle Obama is covering the April 2013 issue of Vogue US magazine. On the cover shot by Annie Leibovitz, FLOTUS is wearing a midnight-blue REED KRAKOFF sleeveless dress with a burgundy panel and a leather band on one side.
KIMBERLY MCDONALD diamond drop earrings, flawless make-up and a medium cut with bangs finished up her gorgeous look. In the issue, the FLOTUS talks about being a parent, her marriage to President BARACK Obama, inspiring America, her relationship with fashion and more.
Continue to read some excerpts from her interview & to see more images from her spread or go to Vogue.com for more details. The issue hits newsstand on March 26th.
Michael Kors sweater and ball skirt
On being parents:
"The stresses and the pressures of this job are so real that when you get a minute, you want to give that extra energy to your fourteen- and eleven-year-old. . . .”
On her relationship with fashion:
“I always say that women should wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves. That’s what I always try to do. . . . I also believe that if you’re comfortable in your clothes it’s easy to connect with people and make them feel comfortable as well. In every interaction that I have with people, I always want to show them my most authentic self.”
On President Barack Obama:
“I’ve tried to explain this guy to people over the years, but there is a calmness to him that is just . . . it has been a consistent part of his character. Which is why I think he is uniquely suited for this challenge—because there is a steadiness. And maybe it’s because of his Hawaiian upbringing—you go to Hawaii and it’s Chillsville; maybe it was because his life growing up was a little less steady, so he had to create that steadiness for himself . . . but he is that person, in all situations, over the course of these last four years, from watching the highs and lows of health-care reform to dealing with two very contentious, challenging elections. . . . The most you get from him is ‘You know, that is gonna be tough. . . .’ There are a lot of times I can’t tell how his day went. Unless I really dig down. Because when he walks through that door, he can let go of it all. And it just doesn’t penetrate his soul. And that’s the beautiful thing for me to see as his wife. That was one of the things I was worried about: How would politics affect this very decent, genuine, noble individual? And there is just something about his spirit that allows all that stuff to stay on the outside.”