February 23, 2009 |
Michelle Obama joined White House chefs Sunday afternoon for a public preview of the state dinner that night, praising the kitchen's huckleberry pie and confessing that, yes, she might even do the traditional duty of coming up with her own china. "I think that's part of the job," she said, sliding in a joke about the challenge the White House kitchen has in getting her daughters to eat anything green.
April 5, 2013 |
Michelle Obama is kicking herself. In proof that the mouth is faster than the brain, the first lady referred to herself as a "busy single mother" in a CBS interview. (Video below.) She then said, well, no, she's not single. But, she told a Vermont CBS affiliate, "sometimes when you've got the husband who's president, it can feel a little single -- but he's there. " She corrected her characterization to "busy working mom. " All things considered, it's a rather geniune slip-up from a mom who probably doesn't always have it easy. Like first ladies throughout history, she's unpaid and has no official duties but is constantly in the spotlight.
January 24, 2013 |
First Lady Michelle Obama stole the spotlight at the inaugural festivities this week as a sartorial knockout. Sporting a sleek new hairstyle, she proved with every outfit she is as much a style icon as her notably fashionable predecessors Jacqueline Kennedy and Nancy Reagan. At the Commander in Chief ball, Obama danced the night away in a red velvet chiffon halter gown by Jason Wu, who also designed the feathery white creation she wore during her husband's first inauguration.
September 6, 2012 |
After bringing down the house Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, First Lady Michelle Obama popped up Wednesday on “The Late Show” to deliver the Top 10 list, marking her fourth appearance on the show and her second time in just the past week. The list itself, “Top 10 reasons to watch the Democratic National Convention,” included a few good lines (No. 3: “It's got to be better than what you're watching now”) as well as some groaners (No. 10: Spoiler alert: The Democrats will nominate Barack Obama”)
February 11, 2011 |
Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign marked its one-year anniversary this week -- reason enough for one company to make a pop-culture lampoon of her anti-obesity message. Next Media Animation of Taiwan released an animated video with English subtitles -- Michelle Obama fights obesity in America -- that portrays the first lady as a healthy superhero taking on these fast-food villains: the Colonel, the King and the Clown. (We must say, Michelle doesn't quite look herself, and it's not just the green tights and cape.
May 30, 2012 |
Following her appearance Tuesday night on “The Daily Show,” a new Gallup poll shows First Lady Michelle Obama remains more popular than her husband by a sizable margin. The first lady, as part of a media blitz to promote her new book “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America,” addressed not only fruits and vegetables Tuesday, but also remarked on excerpts released from an upcoming biography of the president that detail his history with drugs.
January 21, 2013 |
Just hour s after finding out that First Lady Michelle Obama had chosen an outfit of his design to the presidential inauguration, fashion designer Thom Browne shared his reactions and inspirations. He said the inspiration for the coat in navy silk textured tie jacquard fabric with a fitted bodice and undulated skirt over a dress of navy, loden, gray, pink and white jacquard based on a men's silk tie jacquard fabric, was the first lady herself....
September 29, 2011 |
The first lady shops at Target -- just like us! An Associated Press photographer on Thursday snapped some choice photos of Michelle Obama in the checkout line of a Target store just outside Washington for what her office says was a "routine errand," the likes of which she does often. The first lady appears to have been trying to pick up some items incognito. She is seen sporting a Nike cap and large, dark sunglasses. Photos: Michelle Obama shops at Target "It is not uncommon for the first lady to slip out to run an errand, eat at a local restaurant or otherwise enjoy the city outside the White House gates," said Kristina Schake, communications director for the first lady.
January 22, 2013 |
Michelle Obama chose Jason Wu for an inaugural gown for a second time. At husband Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009, she wore a white, one-shoulder column gown to the round of evening balls. For his second inauguration Monday the first lady chose a ruby red chiffon and velvet halter gown. Times' Fashion Critic Booth Moore found it to be a more self-assured and powerful choice. [Los Angeles Times] Earlier in the day, Beyonce and Jay Z were among the style notables at the inauguration.
October 15, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- First Lady Michelle Obama cast her ballot for president Monday, presumably voting for her husband with the absentee form she dropped in the mail. After @MichelleObama tweeted that news in the afternoon, the president announced that he'll also be casting his ballot early in a tweet that includes a handy link for others who wish to follow suit. The tweet-retweet that followed shows the Obama social media strategy at work in his campaign's ground game. But it also points directly to the analysis that the Mitt Romney campaign offered up Monday morning, when it questioned whether the effectiveness of the Obama voter-turnout efforts are as good as they sound.