Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Inauguration Day 2009
One of the most anticipated days of the year has finally arrived. The winds of change moved briskly into our nation's capital breathing new life into the hopes and aspirations of people all over the world. It's as if there was a collective exhale. It goes without saying that witnessing President Barack Obama take the oath of office was no less than soul stirring. It will remain one of the most memorable days of my life indeed.
But for me, seeing what our new First Lady Michelle Obama would wear to the swearing in ceremony and the nearly dozen inaugural balls throughout the evening was just as inspiring. Michie O (as I've dubbed her with a nod to the equally fashionable Jackie O) was a vision in gold. The vibrant Isabel Toledo designed dress and matching coat clearly signaled the dawning of a new day, while her one-shouldered ball gown created by Jason Wu was a fashion-forward choice befitting a modern fairytale princess.
Michie O has impeccable style. Style, unlike fashion, is no victim of whim or fancy. True style is a creative expression. It communicates one's confidence and individuality. And at its very best, inspires others to put their most stylish stilettos forward. We look forward to following in your footsteps Michie O.