michelle obama: A 60 Second Image Analysis of the Obamas’ 60 Minutes Interview - 11/18/08 04:39 AM
On Sunday, Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes gave an exclusive interview with First-Couple-to-be Barack and Michelle Obama. Barack Obama looked very presidential in a black suit with crisp white shirt and deep red tie. This suit combination works well because it is a flattering and authoritative look for most men. I'm also glad to see he favors slim-cut suits which look better than traditional styles for men with his build. I would like to suggest though, that a more effective suit color would be navy blue. While black definitely denotes authority, it can also be perceived as austere and unapproachable. (So … (3 comments)

michelle obama: Michelle Obama's Narciso Rodriguez dress misses the mark - 11/07/08 01:06 AM

As an image consultant, I've been following First Ladies for many years.  Most of them are "adopted" by designers who educate them and dress them in the worldly and sophisticated manner deserving of the wife of the President of the United States.  Very few First Ladies came into the role with the look they left with, and Michelle Obama will probably be no exception.  Even Jackie Kennedy, known for her style, was taken under the wing of Oleg Cassini and groomed and shaped to become the fashion icon she was known to be.  She dressed in something close to a preppy style before becoming … (0 comments)

 

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