Michelle Obama is in Ireland this week and we can’t wait to see what she’ll be wearing. On State visits, such as her trip to Ireland in 2011, she nods to the host country by incorporating one of their fashion designers or country’s colours into her ensemble.
The weather isn’t exactly sunny so we expect to see tailored dress or pencil skirt layered up with a cropped cardigan or summer coat and some accessories, hopefully by an Irish designer.
The first lady has an enviable wardrobe.
She has an elegant approach to fashion, wearing a mixture of high/low labels such as Gap, Banana Republic and J. Crew teamed with high-end designers.
When at home she patriotically wears US designers such as Jason Wu, Michael Kors and Narciso Rodriguez.
Look 1 (pictured): Landing in Dublin in 2011, Michelle Obama wore a lace shift dress, with an embellished belt, adding a green touch to her outfit. What a subtle way to champion the luck of the Irish!
Look 2: For her trip to Monegall Co. Offaly, Michelle changed into some Irish-weather appropriate attire; a silk nude coloured trench coat which suited her colouring to a tee, but for most pale Irish ladies, a more vibrant coloured Mac would be more fitting.
The First Lady wore a Tom Binns gold necklace. You can buy from the Belfast-born jewellery designer’s current collection on Net-a-porter.
The first lady’s toned arms don’t just happen overnight or genetically, they come the hard earned way. Michelle rises at 5.30am every day to exercise in the White House gym. Thus explaining her penchant for sleeveless and one shouldered dresses.
WSW recommends: Michael Kors asymmetrical dress, Yoox, €590
Michelle Obama’s Hair
Always groomed to within an inch of her life, Mrs. Obama opted for a sleek up do for her Irish visit, which faltered at the mercy of high winds in Monegall.
Michelle Obama’s Hotel of Choice
Ash cloud prevented Michelle and Barack Obama from over-nighting in Dublin’s Merrion Hotel, but they did have lunch in the presidential suite (chicken and brown rice no less – no wonder Mrs. O is so in shape).
WSW recommends: Art Tea in the Merrion Hotel’s drawing rooms – a sumptuous champagne afternoon tea (with Tattinger bubbly no less) including miniature sweet creations inspired by the work of J.B Yeats and Louis Le Brocquy. Daily, 3-6pm, €49.
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