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Entries in Nina Ricci (5)


Dance, Dance, Dance!

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Image by Jason Reed / Reuters

The president and first lady started their Sunday with a celebration of Diwali at the Holy Name High School in Mumbai, India. There, Mrs. O, wearing a black and white dress, hot pink cardigan, and an embellished necklace by Erickson Beamon (available here, thanks reader Bibi!), got in on the action, dancing with local children. This is becoming the trip of dance, and it's fabulous! 

P.S. Even better in video! 

Update (11/27): Hats off to reader pbw, who helped to identify this suit as Nina Ricci, from the Spring 2011 collection, seen here.


A Vision in Gold

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At the Royal Castle in Oslo, Norway, just before the president will accept the Nobel Peace Prize, the first lady is an absolute vision in gold. Mrs. O paired her vibrant chartreuse dress and coat with a soft yellow cardigan by Nina Ricci. The same cardigan was also worn for the inauguration.

Update: Mrs. O wears a Calvin Klein Collection dress and coat. The sulfite laser cut velvet dress and jacket are from the Fall 2009 Calvin Klein Collection designed by Francisco Costa, the Women's Creative Director.  


Ushering in the New Season

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama With World Leaders at the Metropolitan Museum in New York

Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson / Creative Commons

As part of the ongoing G-20 events, the Os hosted world leaders last evening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. First Lady Mrs. O embraced an autumnal palette in a burnt orange cocktail dress, featuring a draped neckline, gathered waist and beaded bow embellishment. Mrs. O accessorized the look with bronze heels, a stack of gold bangles and gold deco inspired earrings. 

Sidenote: a peek at the Department of State Flickr set reveals the vast number of photo ops the Os endured last evening. We can't even begin to imagine!

Update: Thanks to Karen, who has has identified this dress as Nina Ricci. Click here to see the dress on the runway from the Nina Ricci Fall 2008 collection. (We wonder if Mrs. O has been waiting for the right occasion to debut this one?)


Serving on St. Patrick's Day

Photo credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Mrs. O will don a new look today: construction gear (or a Nina Ricci mohair sweater set). The First Lady is helping to build an affordable, energy-efficient home on the National Mall in a service effort led by YouthBuild - a youth and community development program. Per the AP, the home will help a Texas family that recently lost their home to a hurricane. Mrs. O continued to champion public service in her remarks today:

"Community service is an integral part of empowering our people and making our communities stronger. And service must become a part of each of our lives. It has to be an integral part of each of our lives if we're going to create a more unified nation that we all want and that our President talks so much about."

"...I too found my life enriched when I left my job at a corporate law firm. I thought that was the best thing I'd ever do, making a lot of money in a corporate firm in Chicago. But it wasn't until I stepped away from the corporate track and worked in city government and eventually helped to found the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program, a national service program, that I realized how important public service and community service was to my own development."

Not wearing exactly the type of dungarees we had envisioned, Mrs. O chose a pale yellow mohair sweater set by Nina Ricci. InStyle first revealed the cardigan's origin when it was worn for the Inauguration, paired with Mrs. O's lemongrass Isabel Toledo ensemble. Here Mrs. O wears the sweater set with cropped gray pants and blue hiking boots - a chic new take on construction gear we suppose. Update: While not everyone is loving today's look, Bluefly's blog, Flypaper, features a stunning profile image of Mrs. O from the event. Tonight the Obamas will also host a St. Patrick's Day celebration at the White House. Early signs indicate it will be a festive evening indeed. The fountains on the north and south lawns of the White House have been dyed green. The idea was Mrs. O's very own, borrowing a tradition from the city of Chicago, where the river is dyed green every St. Patrick's Day. An image and further detail follows at the Huffington Post.


A Hidden Layer of Nina Ricci

look at me looking at youImage via Flickr user oceandesetoiles / Creative Commons While we thought every last detail of Mrs. O's Inaugural wardrobe had been catalogued and commented on, it seems at least one additional designer name has surfaced. InStyle informs us that underneath her Isabel Toledo coat, Mrs. O wore a yellow mohair cardigan from French design house Nina Ricci on Inauguration Day. Above we get just a peek of the cardigan, pinned closed at the neckline by Mrs. O's vintage brooch from Carole Tanenbaum (plus an adorable shot of the ever playful Sasha Obama). For a better view of the cardigan, check out this beautiful behind-the-scenes photo essay from Callie Shell for Time magazine. Of note, Mrs. O wore at least two pieces from French designers through the course of the Inauguration (the cardigan above, as well as her black wool swing coat from Sonia Rykiel). If anything, this serves as yet another testament to Mrs. O's incredibly fine-tuned style acumen.