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Wednesday
Apr142010

Hola Mexico

AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo

Eliana Aponte / Reuters

First Lady Mrs. O arrived at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City last evening for her three-day visit to Mexico. Stepping off the plane, Mrs. O debuted a fabulous blue floral dress, accessorized with a stack of bangles and red ballet flats.

Update: Mrs. O wears the Indigo Floral Jersey Dressby Tracy Reese, available at Nordstrom, here. (Thank you Jill C. for the fantastic tip!)

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Wow. The red, white and blue theme is great.

Mrs. O's interview that is posted on the WhiteHouse.gov site gives a synopsis of her schedule while in Mexico.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 8:41 AM | Registered CommenterBevi

WHOO-HOO here is a video clip that shows the lovely movement of that dress. I think that it is lovely and celebrates the colorful culture of the Mexican people. Note the children are wearing pretty much the same color. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/04/13/VI2010041302000.html?sid=ST2010041201558

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 8:41 AM | Registered Commenterdenisegirl

I love this dress! It is so pretty, airy and flowy. Can't wait to see who designed it.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 8:45 AM | Unregistered Commentermimij

she just looks scrumptious. i love how she accesorizes her outfits. her stack of bangles + bracelets are to die for.even her earrings are something!

God! President Obama truly marry up.

way to represent Mrs.O and her true character shines when she greets all the children who were there to welcome her. whatta Woman!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 8:58 AM | Registered Commenterchrystelle

now the guessing game about the designer. i'm betting on isabel toledo cuz it looks familiar to the one she wears for the Lincoln birthday celebration.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 9:11 AM | Registered Commenterchrystelle

GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS!

Mrs. Obama, our First Lady is MUY BONITA in the gorgeous dress! The bangles, WOW! Really, really accentuate her.

Hopefully, on this trip, there will be 'professional' photographers who don't act like they work for 'Star mag' or the LIKE! Just looking for an opportunity to portray our First Lady in her outfits as if she lacks style and panache.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 9:17 AM | Unregistered CommenterMs. M

I literally lost my breath when I saw these picutures! Amazing, just absolutely amazing.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 9:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterPJ

MS. INDIGO BLUE

I am so lovin Mrs.O in this dress. Yum!

It's almost electric, and while blue and white is a classic combination, this print and the touch of red makes it theatrical, contemporary and very chic. Mexican colors and style are dramatic; earthy based tones are often used with deep blue and accent colors that are bright, vibrant and reflect a bold love of life. Clever, very clever indeed...

I will anxiously be waiting to see what other fashion treats unfold for the rest of this trip.

Cheers!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 9:20 AM | Registered CommenterRocky

She looks fabulous as always this dress is divine!!!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 9:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterLMMM

Ohhhh! I forgot about the bangles and the earrings! The multi bangle look in different widths adds just the right touch of classy balance to this ensemble. The ivory and gold accentuate the back-drop of ivory in her beautiful 'Mood Indigo' dress. The bow and solid border near the hem offset each other and creates an alluring richness to this dress. Making it command APPLAUSE! The earrings style is really cute from what I can see. Can't tell if they are ivory and gold or just gold.

Looking forward to seeing what she's wearing next while in Mexico!

Thank You, Mrs. T!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 9:51 AM | Unregistered CommenterMs. M

She always makes my day.......caliente!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 9:53 AM | Unregistered Commenterne

I love this look. Her dress is perfect and floaty for an evening arrival in a hot country such as Mexico. It also shows how hard she has been working in the gym because her arms are solid. I need to step up my game.

The colours ? Perfect !!! She is representing the USA with red, white and blue. The stack of bracelets compliments the look nicely. I saw a video of her arrival and was touched at her kissing all the children. They must have been stagestruck, I would be.

What more can I say that hasn't been said before ?

FLOTUS is the most hardworking first lady that have ever known in my lifetime. I am incredibly proud of her and America should be proud of her as well.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 9:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterJestina (England)

The best accessory, as always, is Michelle's smile. She is so genuine.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

I am in love........ Love the dress! love the bracelets, and the red shoes
Way to go Mrs O.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Oh my gosh!! I am loving this dress. Please somebody find out who is the designer. Fabulous! The fit, the flow, the colours. The accessories!! Oh my Gosh! Stunning!!! Breathtaking!!
Bravo Mrs. O.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:41 AM | Unregistered Commentermarcelle

Lovin' the red, white, and blue themed attire. Very vacationy and a nod to the style of Mexican dress. I love how she's already gotten color from her stop in Haiti and no doubt from the sunny weather DC has had of late.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:42 AM | Registered CommenterIVA

These photos brought a huge and instantaneous smile to my face! Mrs. O looks glorious! So energetic and vibrant and engaged, a perfect "I'm in Mexico" dress!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 11:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterOuapiti

Wow Mrs. O is going to take Mexico by storm, I wonder if she speaks Spanish? I know she is pretty good with French?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 11:13 AM | Registered CommenterAshley Williams

I like the colors...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 11:16 AM | Unregistered CommenterMidori

I've been reading this blog for a while but never posted comments. Words simply fail to describe how much I love this woman, our first lady. But I couldn't withhold anymore. When I saw these images on Today show this morning, I suddenly woke up and felt groggy no more. She looked breath-taking! She not only dresses nicely, but she really owns her looks!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 11:28 AM | Unregistered Commenterpipsqueak

Aww, So pretty! If this is how she's starting her trip, I can't wait to see what's coming next. She's going to charm Mexico with her great personality and style. I know it.

My guess is that the dress is Sophie Theallet. Something about the swing of the bottom of the dress and bright colors/print makes me think of her designs.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 11:45 AM | Registered CommenterAri

I love her dress and shoes but hate her hairstyle . It makes her face big and masculine . What happen to her new bob cut?
I wish she always styled her hair like on this link photo: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j4/cnrward/Ethnic/610x-54.jpg

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 12:11 PM | Registered CommenterNic John

Love it. She looks fantastic.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 12:17 PM | Unregistered Commenterkatel

Nic John,

It is a bob haircut. It's styled, swept back off her face. Attention is what you duly seek with that crass comment, so sit back and bask in the swift and eloquently typed back-handed slaps heading your way. You deserve it.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 12:25 PM | Registered CommenterMcKinley

oh Nic John or whatever you call yourself STFU.you always come here to make disparaging comment about her hair, her face.give us a break.

the day you will look as nearly as good as Mrs, i will be impress. don't come here and project the warped and twisted sense you have of what is beautiful or not.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 12:26 PM | Registered Commenterchrystelle

LOVES IT!!!!!!! <3

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 12:31 PM | Registered CommenterNyon

stunning!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 12:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterRubes

Beautiful. Love the pattern and the color.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 12:41 PM | Unregistered Commenterlisa

Oooooo, she looks so festive and inviting! Bravo Mrs. O...bravo!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 12:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterGlenda Harrison

Its very nice to see a hard working, smart, saavy and chic first lady representing our nation. Can you imagine the alternative had November 2008 turned out differently?! We would have been further aloof from other nations and probably starting even more wars while making new enemies. Mrs. O looks fabulous here, even more important is that her agenda in in direct correlation to the presidents and is more business than fluff. United we stand!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 12:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterSilver Pearls

She obviously put some thought into how the colors and style of this dress represents Mexico, as well as the USA.

Wonderful, Mrs. O!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 12:54 PM | Registered Commenteravo

@ nic john. People who live in glass houses......who don't know or understand women.....but was born of a woman.....maybe has a sister or two....or are you just that jealous! tsk tsk tsk Tsk TSk TSK!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 1:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterMs. M

Is her dress DVF?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 1:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterKate

I think her hair looks just fine this way. This is just the casual pulled back version of her bob and she saves pulling her bangs to the front of her face for other occasions.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 1:33 PM | Registered CommenterAri

Fabulous! I love this dress on Mrs. O! She radiates joy and will be a much-needed ambassador to Mexico.

McKinley, you reply to nic john was perfect. I will attempt to practice your gracious restraint.

To those of you who follow the White House as well as fashion, check out the White House Press Corps website. Great close-up photos of the President and Mrs. O. Very cool to see what the prez sees when he's speaking to the press. Check out all the tabs: there are photos on each one.

http://whca.net/index.htm

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 1:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterWord Girl

Welcome to Mexico Mrs. O ! I think it´s great to have you here in this beautiful country, you look wonderful on this dress, i saw the news last night when you arrived, i hope you like our people and enjoy your stay!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 1:59 PM | Unregistered Commenterkarla lg

I like the nod to American with the red white & blue color scheme.

There are new pics of the Mexican First Lady & Michelle has on bright yellow flats.

These two most recent appearances combined with the green flats on vacation in NYC & meetinh children at the white house make me think that colorful flats are her new thing (similar to broaches).

Neat but in the newer pics I think it downgrades the outfit a notch and comes across as a tad too casual, even if everything else about the outfit is great.

There's something about even a kitten heel that screams "appropriate".

I know she is doing alot of walking about the museum and perhaps it is a nod to being taller than everyone but I guess I'm not the most massive fan.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 2:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterMica

Here are a few pics of Mrs.O and the First Lady of Mexico visiting the National Museum of Anthropology. Both ladies look great. I like the floral dress and pop of color with the bright canary yellow flats. I see she's really bringing out the color for Mexico, which is very apropos considering the culture and the climate.

Mrs.O's dress reminds me of a vintage DVF wrap dress I saw on model Natalia Vodianova about a year ago. There's footage of it here at about the 6:54 mark and onward. Could it be vintage DVF?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERlqYgEpo3k

Why does the Huffington Post have to pit these 2 ladies against one another in a silly "Fashion Face-Off". These ladies have a lot more in common than pretty dresses. From what I hear First Lady Margarita Zavala was also an accomplished lawyer before her husband ran for President. It just seems kind of lame and sexist.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/14/michelle-obama-vs-margari_n_537331.html#s80973

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 2:01 PM | Registered CommenterAri

Love the dress......the color is amazing on her......I would love to have this dress.....need to know the designer or if I can afford it.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 2:46 PM | Registered CommenterTsetse Johnson

I wonder if her dress is a Tracy Feith ? That dress is so versatile, throw a shawl on for an evening look with some strappy heels, a jacket for a day look or flip flops for a stroll along the beach look. I love it.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 2:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterJestina (England)

Ravishing!
i love the pattern of this blue dress but i dont understand the red shoes.
HUm! the bangles looks so nice on her !!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 3:15 PM | Unregistered Commenterginger

Yes!

Ravishing is the word!!!!!!

Designer? Please!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 3:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterMichelleToo

LOVE HER DRESS LOVE HER SHOES THEY ARE BORTH NEW SHE NEVER WEAR THEM BEFORE AM SURE SHE WILL BE WEARRING THIS DRESS AGIAN VERY NICE.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 3:45 PM | Unregistered Commentermichelle

My fav color blue ... and she looks wonderful.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 3:49 PM | Registered CommenterPatient

Beautiful, I am just not a fan of flats for these occasions, ditto for the pic with Mexico's First Lady.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 4:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterTHC

designer?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 4:38 PM | Unregistered Commenterpeggy

LOVE IT, LOVE HER, she just gets better and better. And she looks so happy!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 5:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

I think the dress may be Tracy Reese. I was just at Nordstrom on-line and a very pretty blue dress caught my eye. I'm sure this is it:)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 5:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterJill C

Love the playful skirt of the dress.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 5:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia

This is a wonderful dress and a fantastic color! Wish Mrs. O. would wear more bright blues...they are so uplifting and the color would look great on her.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 6:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterChristen

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