Written by Nadia
Michelle’s Style Profile
The 44th President of the United States is currently in Australia for an exclusive event covering trade, economic policy and innovation – the Shop You team will be joining him for dinner tomorrow night.
In celebration of his visit we’ve taken the opportunity to profile Michelle and her renowned style. Since Shop You was founded, Michelle Obama has been a #WomanWeLove for her bold empowering attitude and humble take on life.
Fierce, fancy, cool and polished.
All words that describe Michelle Obama’s style. Her wardrobe is packed with bold looks and statement pieces from emerging brands and international designers.
“Fashion is really about passion and creativity, just like music or dance or poetry,” Obama said during her welcome to students. “For so many people across the country, it is a calling; it is a career. It’s the way they feed their families.”
“First and foremost, I wear what I love. That’s what women have to focus on: what makes them happy and what makes them feel comfortable and beautiful. If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion.” — Michelle Obama, Vogue, February 2009
“Style helps distinguish you . . . It’s a great potential opportunity that people tend to leave by the wayside” — Michelle Obama, Harper’s Bazaar, February 2011
“The detail of each gown …. is a visual reminder that we each come from such different backgrounds, from different generations, and from different walks of life.” — Michelle Obama, September 2010
“Everything in my closet is something that I love, so that I can make choices based on what makes sense, knowing that I’m going to love whatever it is. I think that tends to be my philosophy.” — Michelle Obama, White House Roundtable, October 2011
“People are always going to have opinions, and people have a right to their opinions, particularly when you’re the first lady; you’re representing the nation. So I can’t be surprised that people are interested. But I’ve tried to be at peace with the choices that I make first, and then be open to everyone else’s reflection.” — Michelle Obama, Glamour, 2009