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The President and First Lady have begun their European tour in Ireland. First stop: a meet-and-greet with the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, and her husband, Martin McAleese, at the Presidential Residence in Dublin. Second stop: a tour through the official guesthouse, Farmleigh, with Fionnuala O'Kelly, wife of the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.
For this first appearance, Mrs. O wore a black and white print (possible lace overlay?) dress, paired with a jeweled belt at the waist and polished black jacket. Tweed pumps completed the ensemble.
Update: Above, Mrs. O wears a black and white openwork lace sheath dress by Peter Som. The dress hails from the designer's Fall 2011 collection. The First Lady also wears a custom piece by Paris-based Shourouk. Originally intended to be a tiara, Mrs. O modified the piece to wear it as a belt. Further detail can be found here.