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Jan262012

Business Chic

The First Lady appeared in Tampa, Florida today to help announce a commitment by Goya Foods to put resources behind the USDA MyPlate (or MiPlato in Spanish) food group symbol. The company is creating various materials such as brochures, posters, coupons and cookbooks for consumers, developing educations tools for elementary school children, and imprinting the MiPlato icon on some Goya Foods products. 

For the event, Mrs. O kept her look business chic, wearing a sleeveless black dress with exposed seam detailing.

Update: Mrs. O wears a dress by Jason Wu, confirmed via tweet.

Reader Comments (21)

Our beautiful First Lady exemplifies what she "preaches". Oh, and I love her dress! God bless our First Family. God bless the United States of America. May we truly become a united country once again!

Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 6:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterMary White

Love, love, LOVE that dress. Mrs. O looks great!

Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 6:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterBetty

I love the detailing on this dress! I am also glad to see her in heels, even kitten heels. I know she is tall but I think heels just add extra UMPH!, to an outfit especially a dress.

Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM | Unregistered Commenterrunnergirl

I love this look. She's speaking so passionately and expressively.

Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:20 PM | Unregistered CommenterRuth

Love this dress but looks much better from a distance. Probably great for speaking where she needs to stand out from busy backgrounds.

Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 10:53 PM | Unregistered Commenteralmablanca

Yep, I'm feeling it!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM | Registered CommenterNyon

Very nice! Black and white always look so good together. Wish I could see a more complete picture, though.

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:58 AM | Unregistered CommenterChristen

She seems more passionate than her husband. I think we must join hands with first lady to support this cause. On a side note; black suits on her.

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 5:26 AM | Unregistered Commentertravel mugs

Love it!

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM | Registered CommenterChristal B

Beautiful!

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 2:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterTHC1

I love this dress and it looks so great on her. The seams are done in a way that is super flattering to the body.

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM | Unregistered Commentervik

To Our Beautiful First Lady - Michelle Obama

You are absolutely beautiful. Your SOTU dress was breathtaking! You are so cute in your BTS outfit. And you are rocking the BC. Guess I’m going to have to step up my game when I go grocery shopping
:>)

To Our Dear Mrs. T and Fellow Mrs. O Lovers -

Can somebody please tell me about that beautiful tie President Obama wore in the January 17, 2012 (Happy Birthday Mrs. O) posting??? I really want to get that for my handsome hubby. Thanks!

Peace.

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 5:03 PM | Registered CommenterTerri Austin-Randolph Mrs sTAR

I wish I could tell you Terri, but I have no idea :-)

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM | Registered CommenterNyon

Hi All,

FYI. The First Lady and the President will attend the Alafa Club dinner tonight. I hope there will be photographs I am itching to see what the First Lady will wear.

Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 8:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterKim

Dear Mrs. T.,
Can't wait to see our FLOTUS on the MOST latest cover of Prevention Magazine where she is wearing what looks like a sleaveless Colbert blue top, broach and fushia pants, where the article is titled.. Michele Obama, FLOTUS...in the BEST Shape of her Life at 48 ! Can't wait to see it here.

Sincerely,
Debra Chaffin

Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 3:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterDebra Chaffin

Forget the dress--well, not totally. More than anything, for me, it's Mrs. O's fabulous body (Those damn arms. Look at them! Lean, toned and elegant.) and the cut of the dress, that makes this look work. Yet, the dress alone, with its exposed detailing has a weird, interesting effect: the seams seem illuminated...and remind me of a skeleton costume (a la' Halloween) from my long-gone childhood years.

That said, more power to our lovely First Lady in her efforts to promote healthier eating and tackling childhood obesity. (I wish she were tackling obesity in general, however. But too many of us adults would likely have an apoplectic fit--and want to kill the messenger, go ballistic, descend into full throttle "hate-eration.")

Oh! Since I'm "feelin'" the FLOTUS's physical beauty big-time in this commentary, let me say one more thing: How about some applause for those lovely hands and fingers of hers?!?! Woo!!! Somebody needs to call the folks at Palmolive and update the commercial! I'm sure Madge would be impressed!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 10:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterMarcus Perry

GORGOUS! And our First Lady is on the cover of Prevention Magazine. The article is titled "Michelle Obama in the Best Shape of her life at age 48".

Monday, January 30, 2012 at 12:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterDebra Chaffin

Obama Diary has a couple nice pics of the 1st family visiting the Corcoran Gallery this past weekend to see an African-American art exhibit. I think Mrs O. is sporting the coat and scarf she wore for the Christmas Tree lighting in December: http://obamadiary.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/610x65.jpg?w=655.

Also, Mrs. T., can you tell us anything fashionwise about the high-end lingerie designer, "Agent Provocateur, which the Daily Mail says was founded by the son of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood," that Mrs. O. is reported to have patronized along with the Queen of Qatar on Madison Av? There's a short piece about her shopping outing here: http://www.wtop.com/?sid=2727443&nid=681. She may have spent a lot, but POTUS is worth it! Love to see their vital, scintillating married love still burning strong after a decade and a half. Quite a contrast to other high profile pols running for Prez these days! Go POTUS! Go FLOTUS!

Monday, January 30, 2012 at 12:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterYvonne Lembo

great hair and dress !!!

Monday, January 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM | Unregistered Commenterriver rush

@ Nyon,

Thanks for trying. Much Luv2u

Peace.

Monday, January 30, 2012 at 7:51 PM | Registered CommenterTerri Austin-Randolph Mrs sTAR

Marcus Perry, I love the Madge comment!! How many of our younger folks know what you are talking about?!

Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 11:21 PM | Registered CommenterGroovy

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