The First Lady hosted a state dinner preview this afternoon, wearing a sleeveless pale blue Zac Posen dress with a blue belt at the waist. A bejeweled Saloni bird brooch completed the look. As we've come to expect from Mrs. O, the pin represents a clever nod to the state dinner. Saloni is a jewelry brand created by London based, Indian fashion designer Saloni Lodha.
The press preview was open not only to press, but also local students and 12 young women from the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in the United Kingdom. The First Lady has developed a special connection with the school since her first visit in 2009, seen here.