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?
Plus, see more presidential style coverage!
The second presidential debate took place last night with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney facing off at Hofstra University. Their wives were there to offer support to what many are calling an Alpha Male battle, with both Michelle Obama and Ann Romney wearing hot fuchsia pink ensembles—perhaps an homage to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The First Lady wore a Michael Kors crepe sheath and matching jacket, while Romney paired her short-sleeved dress with a turquoise statement necklace. Just this week, Kors told InStyle.com how he feels about dressing women in the spotlight: “I’m only as good as the people I dress,” he said at the Golden Hearts Gala in New York. “They are the ones who bring it to life.” So, which look did you prefer? Tell us by voting in the poll below!
Plus, see our favorite Breast Cancer Awareness products!
Awww! President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary today, and the President sent out this adorable tweet earlier today: “Twenty years ago today, I married the love of my life and my best friend. Happy anniversary, Michelle. -bo.” The pair met at a law firm in Chicago in 1989 when Michelle (neé Robinson), then 25, was assigned to mentor Obama, a 27-year-old law associate still studying at Harvard. This sweet video will give you all the details you can handle about the First Couple’s history together. “I figured out pretty quick that I wanted to ask her out,” the President says in the clip, and we can understand why: Not only has Michelle become one of the most powerful women in the world, she’s stylish to boot. Here’s wishing the President and his wife a happy anniversary!
Plus, see 100 of our favorite wedding moments ever!
Not everyone was at the VMAs last night: Kerry Washington, Scarlett Johansson, and Eva Longoria spoke last night prior to Barack Obama‘s big moment at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC! How does a red-carpet regular dress for a political soiree? Washington wore a Bird dress and Roger Vivier’s Belle de Nuit pumps. Johansson dressed it down a little bit, opting for a patriotic American flag T-shirt, and Stella McCartney maroon slacks and blazer, while Longoria went for traditional democratic blue, with a gorgeous Victoria Beckham dress and Christian Louboutin heels. Tell us in the comments, which celebrity endorsement was your fave?
But if you caught any of the DNC’s speeches, you’ll know that the stand-outs were Michelle and Barack. If you’re a fan, try on their hairstyles below and post them to your Facebook wall to show your support:
The stars are really aligning at the Democratic National Convention tonight! According to CNN, Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington are slated to speak prior to President Barack Obama’s keynote, which is scheduled to start around 10 p.m. EDT on all major networks. (Natalie Portman was also reported to appear, but her rep has since denied.) With the presidential election fast approaching on November 6, more and more celebrities have spoken out in support of their favored candidates. Ashley Judd is also appearing at the DNC this week, and Nicki Minaj just yesterday rapped her support for Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Tune in tonight to see what Johansson, Washington, and Obama have to say!
Plus, try on the Obamas’ hairstyles below!
There’s probably only one man who could cause MTV to completely reschedule the Video Music Awards: President Barack Obama. In order to prevent airing the awards at the same time as his Democratic National Convention speech this Thursday, MTV has bumped the start up to 8 p.m. EDT, an hour before its original 9 p.m. slot. Obama’s speech is slated to start around 10 p.m. EDT on all the major networks. Performers expected to appear at this year’s VMAs include Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, and P!nk. It’s a busy night for the U.S. of A!
Plus, see who’s performing!