I have been absolutely awful at posting, I know! I've had a couple of ideas, but they just didn't work out.
Anyways, a week ago Michelle Obama, the wife of the democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama, co-hosted The View. One of the topics that came up of coarse was how the wives of the Democratic and Republican nominees dressed. Mrs. Obama said she had gotten her dress at the chain-store "White House Black Market" and all of a sudden the stores were selling out of the dress incredibly quickly! It seems she really has quite an influence on women, especially since the dress was about $150, which is much more affordable than the Oscar de la Renta wardrobe of Mrs. McCain. And Michelle's accidental advertisement of the store brought attention to the designer of the affordable dress, Donna Ricco.
Here Michelle Obama is with the View women wearing her Black and White dress.
One of Michelle Obama's favorite designers is Maria Pinto. She is a Chicago-based designer.
While being interviewed by Katie Couric, Michelle Obama wore this purple dress by Maria Pinto.
More Maria Pinto.
I checked out her website and she really does seem like one talented desinger. Her designs are simple and sophisticated while still having quirky cuts.
Here Spring 2008 line:
Her clothes are very beautiful and they do have the classic first-lady look. I can see why Michelle Obama loves her designs!
As for me, I really like the way Mrs. Obama dresses, it's classic while still being fun.
x sara o
credits: latimesblogs, blacksnob, cbs2chicago, Maria Pinto, zimbio