Yesterday the ladies dressed in their best to celebrate Barack Obama as he was sworn into office for a second term President of the United States. First Lady Michelle Obama looked radiant as she proudly stood beside her husband in a Thom Browne navy and light blue checked coat, which she accessorized with an embellished J.Crew belt, gloves, and Reed Krakoff boots. Vice President Joe Biden’s wife Jill Biden wore a little white dress with a gray coat, both by Lela Rose. Later that evening at the Inaugural Ball, Alicia Keys radiated in a patriotic red Michael Kors gown as she sang her hit girl-power anthem”Girl on Fire.” To see what all of the other famous guests and performers wore to yesterday’s festivities, click through the gallery!
Although he officially took the Oath of Office as the 45th President of the United States in a private ceremony yesterday, President Barack Obama’s public inauguration will take place today in Washington, D.C. Tune in to ABC, CBS, NBC, or CNN at any time today to catch the action—they are all doing all-day coverage—or you can stream the live video at Yahoo! or CNN.com. Plus, there’s plenty of other fun things to look forward to: Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Usher, and Alicia Keys are all on deck as performers, either during the ceremony or the inaugural balls that follow. And, of course, the important question on our minds: what will First Lady Michelle Obama wear to follow her 2009 Jason Wu dress? Click below to see 5 things you should know about the day’s events! More
First Lady Michelle Obama is really stepping out for her birthday! On her brand new Twitter account, the First Lady shared a photo of her meeting today with Inaugural citizen co-chair, David Hall—and the image reveals that Mrs. Obama got bangs! This is the first time since her husband took office in 2008 that she has made such a drastic change to her hair, after rocking a neat, side-parted look for most of the duration. What do you think of the birthday girl’s new look?
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He’s back! President Barack Obama secured himself another four years in our nation’s highest office last night, and when the First Family took the stage in Chicago, we were struck by how much they have grown. With the same results on Election Night four years ago—an Obama victory—Barack (then 47, now 51), Michelle (then 44, now 48), Malia (then 10, now 14), and Sasha (then 7, now 11) all coordinated in red outfits, most strikingly the new First Lady in a Narcisco Rodriguez red and black dress that will forever be etched in our memories. Fast forward four years to last night, when the family coordinated in a new way, not with color, but with high-shine, walking across the stage in glossy individualized looks, including Michelle in a magenta pintucked dress by Michael Kors. And there is no stopping the family’s growth now—by the time the president leaves office in 2016, Malia will even be eligible to vote and be dealing with college. This also means four more years of the First Lady style, and we can’t wait to see how she and her entire family continues to evolve over the next four years, within the walls of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and beyond.
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With Election Day officially upon us, the stars are holding nothing back when it comes to showing support for their favorite candidate, and all in a very fashionable way. Beyoncé has been sporting Erika Pena’s Barack Obama hoop earrings ($32; erikapenashop.com) out and about in New York City, while, last night, Katy Perry wore a second curve-hugging dress that boasted her choice in candidate—this time, with Obama’s slogan Forward—as she performed at the President’s campaign rally in Milwaukee. And Miley Cyrus took to Twitter (in a Barack T-shirt) to share that she would #ROCKTHEVOTE for Obama. Tells us: Do you like the stars’ politically themed style choices?
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After months of buildup, the day Americans get to exercise their most fundamental right is here: It’s Election Day 2012! Hopefully you took to the polls this morning to cast your ballot for either President Barack Obama or his opponent Mitt Romney, and if you haven’t yet, there’s still time! In honor of Election Day, we rounded up all of our coverage from this year’s presidential campaign.From Michelle Obama and Ann Romney’s debate looks to Katy Perry’s Obama ballot dress to painting our nails red, white, and blue to trying on the candidates’ hairstyles—we just can’t get enough. Click through to see it all! More
Heading to the polls tomorrow (Tuesday, November 6)? While you’re making your vote count, consider pairing your ballot with a patriotic manicure. Just in time for Election Day, we rounded up our favorite red, white and blue nail polishes, which flatter the digits of both Team Obama and Team Romney supporters alike. Click “See the Photos” to browse our lacquer picks now, and happy voting!
Last night was the third and final presidential debate between candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, so, as usual, we had our eyes glued to the television to see what the wives were wearing for the penultimate showdown. Michelle Obama chose to repeat a grey Thom Browne dress with black lace overlay—which she also wore during the Democratic National Convention last month—punctuated by an oversized bow-shaped brooch. Ann Romney opted for a green floral full-skirted Oscar de la Renta dress paired with a waist-cinching belt and another statement necklace. At the debate’s conclusion, Browne took to Twitter to express his excitement over dressing Mrs. O: “Honored to see First Lady Michelle Obama wearing our Spring 2013 dress at the final presidential debate!” After both women stepped out in matching hot pink for last week’s debate, and donned starkly contrasting looks at the first, it’s time to cast your vote once again: Who do you think pulled out all the fashion stops for her last debate look?
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