Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Michelle Obama on the December 2018 Cover of ELLE Magazine

Michelle Obama has hit the road to promote her book 'Becoming' and you can catch her on the December 2018 cover of ELLE magazine. On the cover which was shot by Miller Mobley, Michelle is wearing CHRISTIAN DIOR RESORT 2019, JENNIFER FISHER earrings and GIANVITO ROSSI heels. For the issue, she is being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in which she talks her life now, couples counseling, and President Trump. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more on her feature, visit Elle.com and pick up a copy on newsstand. 

Stretch-satin shirt, pleated culottes, both, Sally LaPointe. Tulle bodysuit, Ann Demeulemeester. Diamond earrings, Djula. Silver cuff, Jennifer Fisher. Diamond ring, Kallati. Leather and strass sandals, Gianvito Rossi.

On if it was scary writing the book about her personal life:
Actually, no, because here’s the thing that I realized: People always ask me, 'Why is it that you’re so authentic?' 'How is it that people connect to you?' And I think it starts because I like me. I like my story and all the bumps and bruises. That’s what makes me uniquely me. So I’ve always been open with my staff, with young people, with my friends. And the other thing, Oprah: I know that whether we like it or not, Barack and I are role models.

On going to counseling:
Well, you go because you think the counselor is going to help you make your case against the other person. 'Would you tell him about himself?!' And lo and behold, counseling wasn’t that at all. It was about me exploring my sense of happiness. What clicked in me was that I need support and I need some from him. But I needed to figure out how to build my life in a way that works for me.

On if she felt pressure being the first black family in office:
We felt the pressure from the minute we started to run. First of all, we had to convince our base that a black man could win. It wasn’t even winning over Iowa. We first had to win over black people. Because black people like my grandparents—they never believed this could happen. They wanted it for us. But their lives had told them, “No. Never.” Hillary was the safer bet for them, because she was known. Opening hearts up to the hope that America would put down its racism for a black man—I think that hurt too much. It wasn’t until Barack won Iowa that people thought, Okay. Maybe so.

Stretch-cady dress, Cushnie. Rhodium- plated brass earrings, Jenny Bird. Resin and silver ring (right hand), Dinosaur Designs

Credit: ELLE magazine

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