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Entries in New York Vintage (8)


Congressional Black Caucus Gala

The first lady attended the Congressional Black Caucus Gala in Washington, D.C. last evening, speaking with a strong message on voter rights: 

"We cannot let anyone discourage us from casting our ballots.  We cannot let anyone make us feel unwelcome in the voting booth.  It is up to us to make sure that in every election, every voice is heard and every vote is counted."

For the occasion, Mrs. O wore a Michael Kors black georgette pleated one shoulder gown paired with a sparkly vintage rhinestone belt from New York Vintage at the waist. Of note, Mrs. O wore the same gown for the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony in June, here. This is the first time in memory that Mrs. O has repeated a formal ensemble.

"At Black Caucus dinner, Michelle Obama urges members to get out the vote" [Washington Post]

"FLOTUS goes Old Hollywood glam" [Huffington Post]


Sunday Best

The Obamas attended church at St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. yesterday. For the occasion, Mrs. O rewore a circa 1950s Blue Ribbon Lace Dress from New York Vintage paired with a cropped white cardigan.


City Style

The President and First Lady were in New York City yesterday, where they visited the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's World Trade Center site, followed by a series of campaign fundraisers, including a dinner co-hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour. Can you imagine all of that style under one roof?

The above photos show the President and First Lady coming and going as they arrived in NYC and returned to Washington. To begin the day's events, Mrs. O wore a floral DVF wrap dress paired with a pink cardigan and yellow flats. For the evening, Mrs. O chose a navy cocktail dress paired with a sparkly wide belt from New York Vintage and a cropped cardigan. Gold and turquoise jewelry completed the look. 


Bold Shoulder

The President and First Lady are hosting a White House ceremony to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Israeli President Shimon Peres this evening. The medal is the highest civilian honor in the United States.

For the occasion, Mrs. O wears a black one shoulder gown with pleated detailing through the bodice and skirt. A gold belt accents the waist, while pointed toe heels and statement earrings complete the look. Stunning!

Update #1: Mrs. O wears House of Lavande Vintage Black & Gold Drop Earrings. (No word just yet on that gorgeous gown!) Update #2: Mrs. O wears a Michael Kors black georgette pleated one shoulder gown. Update #3: Mrs. O wears a vintage Dior belt from New York Vintage.



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.