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Happy Birthday Mrs. O

On her 48th birthday, the First Lady attended a White House event to celebrate the 2011 World Series champions, the St. Louis Cardinals.

On the fashion front: A L'Wren Scott lace cardigan, the famed Alaia belt and an Erickson Beamon pin from the 2008 Democratic National Convention. 

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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    Michelle Obama respects her husband without losing herself. Regis Philbin sked her if Obama lies in bed at night complaining about the country’s problems. “He knows better than to talk about it in bed,” she answered.

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I would also like to celebrate Michelle Obama's birthday with this video documentary I made about her life. She is truly an inspiration to young women such as myself.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterSarah Rutherford

She looks great! : )

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10:36 PM | Unregistered Commenterkitcat

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Obama. Your beauty is evident no matter what you wear. Many many more birthdays and be so blessed!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 12:08 AM | Registered CommenterJoan

Hope Mrs. O had a BEAUTIFUL B-Day and those a-holes throwing smokebombs at the White House didn't ruin it!!

The bit with PBO and Mrs. O regarding the bat was SUPER CUTE!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 1:01 AM | Registered CommenterNyon

happy 48th. the pin was an anniversary gift from the president mrs.o firsrt wore the matching necklace during Oprah's x-mas interview 2years ago.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 1:29 AM | Registered Commenterwinnie jeans

I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Mrs. O.! I am very much enamored of the beautiful sweater and the lovely silver pin.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 5:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterChristen

@ Sarah Rutherford Thanks for the video.I hope everyone else checks it out.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 10:10 AM | Unregistered Commenterphilly

Happy Birthday Mrs Obama. You are an inspiration to women everywhere. Thank you for all you do to inspire and movtivate our young girls. Everytime I see you, I SMILE. God Bless you.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM | Unregistered CommenterTerrye Williams

Just stunning. I really love this....I'm not a cardy person myself but Mrs. O always makes them look great and this one is particularly lovely. Love that she loves her Alaia belt. She is one radiant and youthful woman. I sent birthday wishes on the White House page....I hope she has a wonderful day.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

I love the black, white, and silver combo!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 10:58 AM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y !

I hope we get another 4 years of First Lady Fashion.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 1:29 PM | Unregistered Commenterriver rush

Looks like FLOTUS is shifting into campaign mode, strategically re-introducing signature accessories from the 2008 campaign trail, such as the Alaia belt, Beamon pin and (I think) the pin she wore at the MLK concert. Love it! I'm IN!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 1:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterYvonne

I'm really liking the coral-colored lipstick.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 4:43 PM | Unregistered Commentervik

Say, Winnie jeans--I don't think that is the same pin. Seems like the one he gave her was all diamondy (made up a word). This one is beautiful too, I may be wrong, but this one is more black and white--maybe? It sure is a beautifully put together outfit.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 6:57 PM | Unregistered Commenterauni

@Sarah Rutherford
Excellent video! Aim for the best colleges! You deserve them and those schools need students like you. I will be happy to move in order to have the opportunity to vote for you someday. If you are the future, the future is shining brightly.
Thank you.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 8:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterDr. Cheryl

Radiant smile, nice pix. Happy "boothday" madame!

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 7:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterLifeboat65

They really are a delicious pair! She was so playful with The POTUS when so took her bat. I've looked at that clip a couple of times and it warms my heart. I hope our Michelle had a wonderful birthday!

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 8:35 AM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

Happy Birthday Mrs. Obama. I hope we can share four more with you as our Nation's First Lady.
BYW, on a fashion note--funny how the Alaia belt used to look sooo big, and now the width is commonplace--the rest of the fashion world has caught up to Mrs. O!

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 12:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterPinda


Thanks so much for this film - it's great, and you, like Michelle and Barack, have a lovely looking family (parents, spouse, children). Your love for each other shines through!

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 2:17 PM | Unregistered Commenterlong-distance fan

Happy Birthday Mrs. O!

If ever her wardrobe reaches the auction block, her "famed Alaia belt" will be the item I raise my paddle/nod for.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 2:39 PM | Registered CommenterMcKinley

Happy Birth-Day Mrs. O! You're an awesome First Lady and an amazing person as well!

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM | Registered CommenterStrong Foru

The rest of the world has not really caught up with Mrs O with regard to belts - wide belts were everywhere for at least three years before she started doing it. It was only on here that we heard a lot of shock horror oh-lordy-a-wide-belt-how-could-she opinions. Maybe it just hadn't hit some parts of America.

This is the first time I've liked this cardigan, and it looks very pretty here.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 5:32 PM | Registered CommenterPosh Tater

Gorgeous sweater! Seeing it up close is a treat

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 6:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

There are some wonderful shots of the President and Mrs O in the current Time magazine http://lightbox.time.com/2012/01/19/inside-barack-obamas-world/?iid=lb-gal-viewagn#1

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 7:28 PM | Registered CommenterAnagrom

Again, I wish our lovely First Lady a very Happy Birthday.

I can't get over our handsome President wowing. wooing, and singing to the crowd on Thursday night at the historic Apollo Theatre in NYC! How cool was that!

Can anybody tell me about the beautiful grey tie he was wearing? I would love to purchase that tie for my handsome husband.


Friday, January 20, 2012 at 3:29 PM | Registered CommenterTerri Austin-Randolph Mrs sTAR

Oh My Goodness... Have you seen the cover of
Feb / 2012 "More Magazine"
Mrs. O looks FLAWLESS !!!
Gorgeous hair & Perfect makeup...
My favorite Cover of Mrs. O ever!
Obama 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 1:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterCynthia Kettle

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