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Entries in Schreiner (3)


Rendezvous in DVF

First Lady Michelle Obama was in New York City today to attend the United Nations General Assembly, where President Obama gave an address. On the style front, Mrs. O chose the Rendezvous dress from DVF Fall 2012, paired with a blue double wool crepe coat from Narciso Rodriguez, previously seen here. A vintage pink Schreiner pin completed the look.


Easter Sunday Best

The First Family attended Easter service at St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. this morning. On the fashion front, Mrs. O re-wore a dress that might look familiar to some. The Thakoon pixelated floral jacquard dress was paired with a coordinating coat for the famous "fashion face-off" with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in April 2009, here. For today's outing, the First Lady updated the look with a cropped black cardigan and pink Schreiner pin. This is the second year in a row that Mrs. O has worn a Thakoon dress for Easter Sunday.


Tickled Pink

Image by Saul Loeb / Getty Images

Yesterday the first lady spoke to the annual meeting of the School Nutrition Association in Washington, D.C., where she was warmly received by a crowd of several hundred.

Per the Washington Post: "In her 25-minute speech, the audience of hundreds of food service directors applauded as often and as earnestly as if the first lady were delivering the State of the Union: 15 times in all. And they gave her standing ovations at the beginning and end of her speech."

For the appearance the first lady wore a hot pink dress, with origami folds at the neckline. A jeweled brooch completed the lovely look. Thanks to reader 'Nora' for the title suggestion!

Update #1: Mrs. O's brooch is a 1960s Schreiner piece, acquired from the Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection and purchased at Ikram in Chicago.

A few words of perspective from the fabulous Carole Tanenbaum: "What is wonderful about Mrs. O's style is that she is comfortable in her skin and therefore wears clothing casually but elegantly. This is true even when we think of her in evening wear. She choses fabrics that move with her body. Her approach to jewelry is the same. She wears her brooches in unconventional ways, and they look especially great because of this!"

Also, a full-length image of Mrs. O's dress can be seen at InStyle.com, here (thanks to reader 'chrystelle' for the lead).

Update #2: Thanks to reader Rebecca for the tip that Mrs. O's dress might be Talbots - it is! Mrs. O wore a Summer 2009 ponte knit dress from Talbots. Though no longer online, it may be available on sale in some stores.