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Entries in Alexis Bittar (33)


Viva Brazil


Visita do Presidente dos Estados Unidos, Barack Obama

Images by Jason Reed / Reuters, Pablo Martinez Monsivais and Silvia Izquierdo / AP Images

The first family has arrived in Brazil for a state visit. After landing, the Obamas were joined by Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff to participate in an arrival ceremony at Palacio do Planalto in Brasilia. Later, First Lady Mrs. O attended cultural performances at Oca da Tribo restaurant. 

Update: Landing in Brazil, Mrs. O wore a Tracy Reese Auburn Tribal Stripes Strapless dress, available here.

For the official arrival ceremony, the First Lady wore a Rachel Roy one-shoulder dress and jacket, both in "Wall Print". Rachel Roy is certainly becoming one of Mrs. O's go-to designers. On the accessory front, Mrs. O mixed gold and rose gold horn bracelets by Alexis Bittar.

Several readers have noted that Malia Obama wears the Glanz Dress from Anthropologie, available here, while Sasha wears the Girls' print Alessandra dress from J.Crew crewcuts, available here.


A Day of Basic Training

Images by Mary Chastain / Reuters

Today was a tour de force for Mrs. O and her support of the military. As the First Lady appeared on Oprah's "America's Bravest Families" episode, she was also at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina to speak at basic training graduation and promote "Let's Move." From CNN:

"Obama attended a briefing led by Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, the Army's Deputy Commanding General for training, on the poor state of physical fitness for today's youth, and the difficulty for the military to attract new recruits who can meet basic fitness standards. Of the 129,000 new recruits every year, approximately 40 percent are overweight."

On a style note, Mrs. O braved the chilly east coast weather in a grey wool coat with geometric seam detailing by Narciso Rodriguez. Inside, Mrs. O dressed in a gray pantsuit, accessorized with an Alexis Bittar Elongated Marquis pin, available here.

"First Lady takes healthy eating message to military" [CNN]


Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Image by Kevin Lamarque / Reuters Pictures

Image by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

The President and First Lady were at Harriet Tubman Elementary School this morning, as the President signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Per Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post:

"The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will expand the number of children in school lunch programs by 115,000, increase the reimbursement rate to school districts for meals by six cents and replace the junk food available outside the cafeteria, such as in vending machines, with more healthful options."

Speaking before the act was signed, Mrs. O added:

"While we may sometimes have our differences, we can all agree that in the United States of America, no child should go to school hungry. All children should have the basic nutrition they need to learn and grow. . . . Our hopes for their future should drive every decision we make."

On the style front, the first lady paired a scoop neck gray jersey dress with a lucite flower pin and knee-high camel-colored boots.

And what did the president get for signing the act? A smooch from the first lady of course!

Image by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Update: Mrs. O's pin is another gem from Alexis Bittar, while the dress is from the Derek Lam Spring 2011 collection, seen here. Thanks to reader Sandi for the tip!

Plus, a video from the event:


Sitting Pretty

Official White House Photos by Pete Souza

President Obama and First Lady Mrs. O will sit down with Barbara Walters for an exclusive interview tonight, scheduled to air on ABC at 10PM EST. A first glimpse of the interview reveals Mrs. O is wearing a gorgeous chocolate, pleated chiffon dress with black velvet trim and an Alexis Bittar brooch at the collar. Of the first lady's choice, the president said, "That's a nice looking dress." Love! For those who missed the interview, you can find it here.

Update: Mrs. O wears a Sophie Theallet Fall 2010 dress, seen on the runway here.


Honor and Elegance

Image by Charles Dharapak / AP Photos

The president and first lady honored Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta (pictured above) with the Medal of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House today. Giunta is the first living soldier since the Vietnam War to receive the honor. To read more about Staff Sergeant Giunta's bravery and brotherhood in Afghanistan, click here for a Vanity Fair profile.

For the ceremony, Mrs. O dressed in a red brocade dress, paired with a cropped black cardigan and purple Alexis Bittar gem flower pin. The first lady's dress looks familiar, and yet I can't quite place it. Does anyone recognize it from last holiday season? Update: Thanks to the always fabulous Ari who reminded me of this Time magazine photograph taken by Callie Shell during 2009. Now we just need to sort out who made the dress!

Update: The first lady wears a magenta multi-silk pintucked dress by Michael Kors.