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Entries in Barbara Tfank (9)


A Holiday Frock

For those who missed it (including me!): Mrs. O was interviewed by Jenna Bush Hager for a Today Show segment mid-last week. For the occasion, Mrs. O wore a Barbara Tfank pink, rose and green floral silk jacquard box pleated, funnel neck dress from the designer's Fall 2009 collection. Mrs. O previously wore this dress to the Wounded Warrior Solider Ride at the White House in April 2010, here.


Mrs. O Monday

The First Lady traveled to Gainesville, Florida for campaign events today, visiting Girls Place, an after school program, as part of her stop. For the visit, Mrs. O wore a blue print dress belted at the waist. 

Update (9/19): Above, Mrs. O wears a dress by Barbara Tfank as reported by WWD this morning. The rolled-neck dress was made from Bianchini-Ferier silk twill in a mosaic tile motif. The designer is a collector of Bianchini-Ferier fabrics and bought the mosaic print at an auction.

Mrs. O also appeared on a pre-taped episode of Rachael Ray this morning. For the appearance, the first lady wore a Tracy Reese peasant blouse in black and ecru paired with orange trousers.


White House Kids State Dinner

The First Lady hosted the first ever White House Kids State Dinner today, re-wearing a Barbara Tfank dress previously seen here. A lovely frock for a fun occasion! The luncheon honored 54 children who are winners of a national recipe competition sponsored by Epicurious.com and the departments of Agriculture and Education. 


Bold Blue Barbara Tfank

Photo by Mandel Ngan / Getty Images

For tonight's State of the Union address, the First Lady wears a stunning sapphire blue twill dress by designer Barbara Tfank. The dress hails from the designer's Resort 2012 collection. On the accessories front: an elongated marquis pin from Alexis Bittar.

The radiant blue dress is somewhat of a departure from Mrs. O's more subdued dresses of SOTU past: plum Isaac Mizrahi in 2010 and grey Rachel Roy in 2011. It also represents a shining moment for Barbara Tfank, an artisanal, Los Angeles-based designer, who created standout dresses for the First Lady in 2010 and 2011.

Update: Directly following the State of the Union address, the president made a phone call from the Capitol to inform John Buchanan that his daughter Jessica was rescued by U.S. Special Operations Forces in Somalia. The moment is captured in an official photo released by the White House.


A Royal Affair 

Photos by Kevin Lamarque / Reuters, Charles Dharapak / Getty Images

Well, if reuniting First Lady Mrs. O and the Queen weren't exciting enough, let's throw Kate Middleton (make that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) into the mix! Oh my goodness!

For this historic occasion, Mrs. O has chosen a delightful dress. The mint hued floral frock is the gorgeous work of Barbara Tfank, from the designer's Resort 2011 collection, seen here. A pink cropped swing jacket also by Barbara Tfank and jeweled brooch complete the look.

A note on Catherine: Grazia UK reports that the Duchess wears the Shola Bandage Dress from high street retailer Reiss. More on the dress, here.

Update: On the jewelry front, Mrs. O wore Phillips Frankel amazonite and ruby earrings available at Fragments in New York. The pin is a 1940s Hobe brooch from House of Lavande.