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Wednesday
Mar142012

An Official Welcome 

This morning the President and First Lady hosted an official welcome ceremony for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron in the garden of the White House. On the style front: Mrs. O wore a pale blue dress and jacket paired with metallic heels, while Samantha Cameron opted for a colorblock dress. Perhaps the ladies coordinated their palettes?

Update #1: Designer Zac Posen has confirmed that the First Lady's suit is his creation. The New York based designer has ties to London. He studied at Central Saint Martins, and created a dress that is part of the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Update #2: Samantha Cameron wears the Spring 2012 Beatrice dress by Roksanda Ilincic.

Reader Comments (16)

Mrs. O's outfit is by Zac Posen and Mrs. Cameron's is by Roksanda Illincic - lovely!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterRory

I am a fan of that colorblock dress. But I am underwhelmed by Mrs.O's suit jacket. It is trying to be fashion forward I know, but I find it dated. Well at least her hair looks fab. I guess she's allowed one off day. Usually she wows me...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 2:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterKahalia

They both look nice, although I can almost always guess what Mrs. Cameron is going to wear. I really do wonder if Mrs. Obama does discuss her outfit choices with other leader's wives, I remember in 2009 her and Carla Bruni were almost always similarly dressed on several occasions!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 2:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterShawn

Watched the ceremony for a short while; I enjoyed the few minutes I was able to see of it. I hope this link works: http://youtu.be/mRgBzz-YhGY

Ms. T, you've got to post that picture of the VP and Jill! They are too cute! Loved HIlary's coat/jacket.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

Welcome to the USA, Mrs. Cameron.
I love the color-block look she choose for this event.
Mrs. O looks very nice in this light blue.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 2:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterChar

mrs obama, you are one stunning beutiful lady. i will always teach my children especially my daughter using ur pictures and guess who else, i equate u to. the late princess diana. i have a collection of her videos and what she did in this world. i compare ur attitude with hers and the way you dress up. every dress suits every ocassion u attend! stunning.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM | Registered Commenterjoyce mugun

Love both ladies outfits!

@SoccerNana I had the same reaction when I saw that picture of Jill, she's looking hot in those aviators!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 3:49 PM | Registered Commentermincey

Wow - a great suit and Mrs. O looks great in another shade of blue.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 4:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterMrs 2S

FLOTUS looks lovely -- very sleek and understated and and the metallic heels are perfect. Would love to hear more about the suit, Mrs. T. The construction of the jacket really makes it. I thought it was dove gray or white from the photos, but I guess it really is pale blue.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 4:03 PM | Unregistered Commentera MI Mom

Usually Mrs. looks modern and chic, and I LOVE that look. But here she looks like the "traditional" first lady. And I think she looks GREAT! I think other first ladies have worn similiar suits, but Mrs. O is one of the better models of this look! She looks GREAT.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 4:59 PM | Unregistered Commentervik

Both ladies look lovely for a warm spring day. I'm surprised to see Mrs. O in a suit. Even in pale blue she stands out. She would in a potato sack - just who she is. Looking forward to this evening.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM | Registered Commenterladywatcher

Both ladies look gorgeous. FLOTUS knocked it out of the park once again. I do also love what she changed into later this afternoon to speak to a group of American and British students about the State Dinner happening later tonight. You can see the dress here. The brooch just sparkles.

http://obamadiary.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/p.jpg?w=655

Plus an early heads up: For those who want to watch the arrivals ceremony for the State Dinner and catch the first glimpse of FLOTUS's gown you can go to www.c-span.org Live coverage begins at 6:30PM ET / 5:30PM CT

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 5:33 PM | Registered Commenterutaustinliberal

Both ladies look lovely. Mrs. Cameron chose a very up-to-the-minute colorblock dress, although she could kick it up a bit by wearing some jewelry. Mrs. Obama's outfit is perfect for a Spring day. Love the shoes!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 6:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterPinda

Both ladies look lovely. When I saw Mrs. Cameron dress, I said, "that looks like something Mrs. O would wear!" That suit is fitting Mrs. O to the t!! I mean she is wearing that thang!

Dr. Biden looked sharp too. And SOS Clinton looked nice.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM | Registered CommenterNyon

I am so glad that we got to see the jacket that went over the Zac Posen dress. The jacket is gorgeous and I love the detail. I was wondering why Mrs. O. wasn't wearing one of her fabulous brooches on the jacket, and then realized it was underneath...on the dress!

Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 4:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterChristen

Again, how can Samantha Cameron take such a nice dress and make it look dull? It beats me... Where is the jewellery, the great shoes, a nice bag, something ANYTHING????

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 4:55 PM | Registered CommenterPosh Tater

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