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The First Lady will grace the October 2011 cover of Essence magazine, where she is named one of the world’s most influential Black women on the publications’s annual ‘2011 Power List.' For the cover, Mrs. O wears a fabulous floral frock -- a 1950s Silk Brocade Dress from New York Vintage.

More on the Essence story can be found here.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful and restful Labor Day weekend!

Update: On the jewelry front, Mrs. Obama is wearing Cathy Waterman 22k recycled gold and ethically sourced fire opal leaftop arabesque earrings.

Reader Comments (13)

Is this a permanent hair style on Mrs. O? I love it but hope it's just a temporary do. As for the dress, WOW! I love it! The colors are beautiful and she looks absolutely radiant! I hope I see more of this dress!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 12:44 AM | Unregistered CommenterEve

Yes! Power! Class! Beauty! Style!

Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 12:49 AM | Registered Commenterladywatcher

Couldn't agree more, ladywatcher! That was almost the exact same post that came into my mind when the picture loaded, and then I saw your comment!

Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 9:18 AM | Registered CommenterEnglish Observer

Royal colors - fitting!

Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 6:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterMrs 2S

Love it when she wears vintage clothes! The cut suits her figure so well!

Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 7:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterKathie

WOW, she looks absolutely stunning and she will of course go down in history as one of the most influential women of the world!

Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 7:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlisa



Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 9:22 PM | Registered CommenterTerri Austin-Randolph Mrs sTAR

Mrs. Obama is the ideal depiction of a well-poised and classy first lady. She is beautiful and combines style and substance well. GO First lady and MOM-in-CHIEF!

Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 10:43 PM | Registered Commenterchristy white

This blog has been painfully quiet these last few weeks. Oh Lord please let Mrs. O's social calendar get back into full swing! when is the next state dinner lol

Monday, September 5, 2011 at 11:14 AM | Unregistered CommenterRory

Wow! What a great look. Her joy and radiance, coupled with the cut, color, and fit of the dress makes for a superb cover. I understand ordering dresses from current designers who custom tailor clothes, but finding vintage that fits that well?! I hope she is able to get out of her bubble to actually shop in what looks like a fabulous store.

Monday, September 5, 2011 at 8:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterPinda

Her hands are beautiful.

Monday, September 5, 2011 at 8:38 PM | Registered CommenterJoan

@English Observer This lady inspires me even when I don't like what she is wearing!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 1:55 AM | Registered Commenterladywatcher

The colors and styling of the magazine cover really does present her so well. I like the overall look!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 10:22 AM | Unregistered Commenteradear

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