Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Michelle Obama on the December 2016 Cover of Vogue Magazine

It was so good having Michelle Obama as first lady and not only because of her style but for her empowering words. I know that I am late but I still wanted to post her Vogue December 2016 cover. On the cover which was shot by Annie Leibovitz, Michelle is wearing a CAROLINA HERRERA FALL 2016 gown. In the issue, she talks her style evolution, life after the White House, her first date with President Obama and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview and to see images from her fashion spread. For more on her feature, visit and pick up a copy on newsstand.

Atelier Versace dress

On leaving the White House:
You know, there are little . . . moments. Even today I was looking out at this view here. Looking out on the South Lawn and the Washington Monument and it had just rained and the grass was really green and everything popped a little bit more. It’s soooo beautiful. And for that moment I thought, I’m going to miss waking up to this, having access to this anytime I want. But on the flip side . . . it’s time. I think our democracy has it exactly right: two terms, eight years. It’s enough. Because it’s important to have one foot in reality when you have access to this kind of power. The nature of living in the White House is isolating. And I think Barack and I—because we’re kind of stubborn—we’ve maintained some normalcy, mostly because of the age of our kids. I go out to dinner with my girlfriends; I go to Sasha’s games; Barack has coached a little basketball with Sasha’s team. But at the same time, when you can’t walk into CVS?

On not watching the debates from this past election:
I can’t. That’s part of staying hopeful and positive—be able to go high. . . . Sometimes that means just not engaging. And that’s not just with these debates. If I didn’t have to be at my husband’s debates, I wouldn’t have watched those, either.

On what she will do after leaving the White House:
I will take the same approach leaving as I did coming in. I won’t know until I’m there. I’ve never been the former First Lady of the United States of America before. But I will always be engaged in some way in public service and public life. The minute I left my corporate-law firm to work for the city, I never looked back. I’ve always felt very alive using my gifts and talents to help other people. I sleep better at night. I’m happier. So we’ll look at the issues that I’ve been working on. The question is: How do I engage in those issues from a new platform? I can’t say right now, because we can’t spend that much time really doing the hard work of vetting offers or ideas or options because we’re still closing things out here. We’re still in full implement mode. Doesn’t it feel that way? You’ve been with me for a month. Don’t feel like anyone’s lettin’ me slow down.

On touching people:
I always touch people because I know that there’s a level of anxiety, people are teary or they’re nervous, and I just try to physically hold them and bring them down and say: ‘We’re here. I’m just Michelle.’ I want them to be able to walk away from that moment feeling like it meant something to them. And if they’re too nervous, if it feels too . . . formal, people can’t breathe. So that’s what I try to do with my interactions: a hug, a touch. It’s like music. It’s like friendship.

Atelier Versace skirt suit and Jimmy Choo pumps.

Carolina Herrera dress and Monique Pean earrings.

Credit: Vogue

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  1. Gorgeous woman. Will be sorely missed.