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Nov192012

Geometric Gem

The first lady hosted an award ceremony for the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities in the East Room of the White House today. The ceremony recognized arts and humanities education programs that benefit underserved youth. 

For the occasion, Mrs. O wore a geometric print dress from Zero + Maria Cornejo, first seen in 2009, here. The dress features Maria Cornejo's signature Shapes print in silk charmeuse fabric, in hues of amethyst, charcoal and cream. The print is inspired by the three basic shapes that Maria Cornejo's designs are derived from – the circle, square and triangle. On a shoe note: Check out Mrs. O's ankle strap pumps!

Update (11/22): With so much enthusiasm for the first lady's shoes, I thought it was only appropriate to provide a close up view. Several readers (and blogs) have credited Zara, which has a look-alike ankle strap style available here. The catch: Mrs. O's version has a criss-cross open heel.

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Reader Comments (44)

Wow...sexy shoes! Hmm....I dont know if I am feeling the shoes with this dress. Does anyone recall her wearing dark nail polish in the past

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

Love the dress. Could have done without the belt. The shoes are banning. Got to find out where they are from.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM | Unregistered Commenternjmrso

Wow...sexy shoes! Although, I am not feeling the shoes with this dress.
Does anyone recall her wearing dark nail polish in the past?

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

the shoes are zara. i have them, only $49! love that michelle is wearing them.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:26 PM | Unregistered Commenterayearinrome

here is a closeup picture of here shoes I saw on some blog for you ladies...
http://obamadiary.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/shoes.jpg

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:41 PM | Unregistered Commenterkanerane2001

Love the pumps! Nice change! Love the dark nail polish with this dress. Wish her favorite belt was a little lower--could be the picture. But the pumps look very nice on her!

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterAuntie Mom

here is a better picture of Mrs. Obama's shoes from a site I saw them on earlier today for you interested ladies http://obamadiary.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/shoes.jpg

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:10 PM | Registered Commenterkanerane2001

I love the shoes. They look like Zara vamp heels.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 12:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterPumps and Gloss

Thumbs down on the shoes...this is a style few can wear and Mrs O is going to incite many who shouldn't to try it...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 12:55 AM | Unregistered Commenterann50ann50

Omg.....she is just straight the bomb......I LUVVVVVV shoes......so now I'AM looking for those okkkkkk.....MRS. OBAMA YOU ARE MY SHERO!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 1:34 AM | Registered CommenterDeborah Williams

The belt is not doing the dress any favors. The print is uninspiring and cut evocative of 1970s polyester. I know Mrs. O can do better.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterMrs. M

Absolutely love the shoes !

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 5:13 AM | Registered CommenterJestina ( London, England)

Love the look but belt appears too high...her figure or ???? Still love the Obamas, YES!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 9:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterMary White

I love this dress and remember it well. The shoes look fantastic on FLOTUS. I also read the article on the Daily Beast regarding Mrs. O's fashion etc. I am really upset. I am boycotting the Daily Beast because the author of the article was very negative on how popular FLOTUS is, and what a wonderful taste level she has. She totally dismissed the impact FLOTUS has had on the US Fashion Industry and what a joy it is to see Mrs. O representing this country with such intelligence and elegance. No more Daily Beast for me!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM | Registered CommenterGeorgina

I am not sure I like this dress with the famous belt placed where it is. Regardless it is still a pretty dress and the colours compliment her very well. The pumps look cute on her.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlma

I love the look!
@ Debra Williams and Jestina (London, England), I love those shoes too!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 12:19 PM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

Boo to The Daily Beast! Love the shoes.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 12:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterTHC1

The black ankle straps are perfect. A departure from the usual kitten heels. Love them.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterLisaRM

I have NEVER seen Mrs. O look inappropriate. Always stunning, always beautiful, always comfortable and always perfect for the occasion! A real, confident, intelligent woman and First Lady to look up to!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM | Registered CommenterRandall Connell

As an unabashed FLOTUS-phile and a self-proclaimed shoe-nista ... this look is a double-shot of Oh-My-My! I'll be on the sewing maching this weekend knocking off that dress and in the mall getting the shoes REAL soon! You rock, Mrs. O!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterBSewingLady

FLOTUS has turned Fashion.... who wears jackets these days? No one. The must-be is cardigan... says who? FLOTUS. Look at the anchors on all stations, they are all working had for Michele's shoulders. Its now the shift, the cardigan, sleeveless dresses and tops... Lets hear it for FLOTUS.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM | Unregistered Commenterdalejamaica

mrs. o's dnc tracey reese dress is available at anthropologie's right now
http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-dresses/26637728.jsp

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 4:39 PM | Unregistered Commenterlisam

Loving this casual yet edgy look from Mrs. O! I can't recall her ever wearing an ankle strap pump before so this is an unexpected, yet nice change. I also see that she's still rocking her dark mani!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 5:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterVeronica

Are the shoes from Zara?
http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-W2012/269191/982006/BASIC%20ANKLE%20STRAP%20HEELS

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 6:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterEmily

ooh, great shoes!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 7:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterMrs 2S

Simple, casual elegance. A lady through and through. There is no wondering why President Obama loves this woman. (As my grandfather used to say: "You lucky rascal, you!") She glows confidence and style, and strikes me as someone who is utterly comfortable in her own skin and clothing. (And that's not easy to pull off all the time.)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 7:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterMarcus Perry

Pls share detail on the black shoe.
Thanks for doing such a wonderful job. I have visited your site for the last 4 yrs and I have enjoyed every minute.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterK

Shoe is fun, fashionable, looks comfy - day to evening and very very good to
have for the holiday season. I can visualize that shoe with many different gowns during the festive season.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 9:33 PM | Registered CommenterFern Gullie

I have been following your blot from day one and I have enjoyed every minutes. Thank u! Love the dress and I am on the web searching for the shoe.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterK

Love,love those shoes.. I could literally steal them off her feet.
I just love her style

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11:17 PM | Unregistered Commenteruserm1837

Found the shoes she's wearing! They are Zara pumps and they only cost $49! This First Lady ROCKS! Seriously!
She makes a pair of $49 shoes look a million dollars. Wow.

http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-W2012/269191/982006/BASIC%20ANKLE%20STRAP%20HEELS

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 2:11 PM | Registered CommenterC.

Love the look, simply fab.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 5:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterMz Maize

That does it! That belt again-oh noooo! Put it on the dog and let it be freed from our fashion consciousness.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterThumper

The shoes were dead on!!! However, stop with the aline attention. No belts high up.

Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 6:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterLydia M. McCray

I love Michelle Obama, and I love the shoes, her hair and make-up, but I think this dress is really unflattering. It makes her look pregnant, and the pattern on the fabric is tasteless. This one's a mistake, in my opinion.

Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 11:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterNena Peltin

The shoes are a nice change, I like the look. I agree with many others who have commented on the dress regarding the ill-placed belt. The high placement of the belt is not flattering.

Friday, November 23, 2012 at 7:32 AM | Unregistered Commentergaylev

don't be ridiculous Mrs Obama is not wearing a pair of $49.00 cheap shoes
actually I have shoes like the ones she's wearing in the photo
FYI..mine are by Valentino they cost $1,000 to
$1,500..beautiful shoes..they are a nod to ballerina.. look
great on sleek and tone legs..FLOTUS wears the shoes well.

Friday, November 23, 2012 at 8:15 AM | Unregistered CommenterSamaria

Thanks Mrs. T for posting the close up of these terrific shoes!
I am putting this stlye on my shoe list when I go shopping.

Friday, November 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

Mrs. O. usually dresses much more tastefully than this. The belt makes her look as if she's expecting, and ankle-strap shoes should not be worn by any woman who has more than very thin calves. These shoes cut women off at the ankles and make them appear much shorter than they are.

Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 5:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterChristen

Whoa, easy Thumper! You don't like the belt, we get it. But "put it on the dog"..... really?
The shoes are snazzy, that's for sure. Good looking out for the fashionistas that spotted these. You ladies rock!

Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 4:57 PM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

They cant be the same shoes. The back of Mrs. O's is different from the Zara one.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterMrs, A

Mrs. A the UPDATE says Zara has "look-alike" anke strap version. That does not mean its the same shoe.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

@Adear - I am referring to comments in the post suggesting it is the same shoes. Not Mrs. T's post. I totally agree with Mrs. T's post and even she made the same comment that I made. Thank you.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 12:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterMrs, A

@Mrs, A ,
Ok, point taken. Thank you.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 9:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

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