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Entries in Tory Burch (7)


This Week in Mrs. O

September 12: The First Lady, joined by actress Eva Longoria, visited Watertown High School in Watertown, Wisconsin as part of the Drink Up initiative to encourage people to drink more water. For the event, Mrs. O wore a blue tie-dye Jasmyn dress from Tory Burch, previously available here and here. From the Tory Burch website: "the jacquard-based fabric is hand-dyed by women artisans from the Kindia region of Guinea (in collaboration with the There Is No Limit Foundation) using century-old techniques that make each style truly one-of-a-kind."

September 11: The President and First Lady were joined by Vice President and Dr. Biden for a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House on the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

For the appearance, Mrs. O wore a purple sheath dress that recalls the classic, clean lines of Maria Pinto's aesthestic. The designer is unconfirmed, but vintage Maria Pinto would be my guess! The First Lady wore a similar dress for her recent interview in Parade magazine, here.

Later on Wednesday, Mrs. O visited the USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir, VA. For the visit, Mrs. O wore a Jason Wu custom teal linen and silk double bow sheath dress, first seen in July 2009, here.

Have a splendid weekend!

"Michelle Obama's Tory Burch Dress Sells Out" [Huffington Post]


American Grown

The First Lady signed copies of her book "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America," during a signing event at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. For the event, Mrs. O wore a blue and gold pleated skirt paired with an embellished navy floral top.

For a detail view:

Update: Reader lisam has spotted Mrs. O's top, the Marygrace Sweater by Tory Burch, available here. The bracelets are from Alexis Bittar, part of the designer's Elements Collection.


On to Botswana

The First Lady and crew arrived in Gaborone, Botswana today, where they were greeted by traditional dancers. For this stop in her trip through Africa, Mrs. O embraced a bold palette, pairing a Jean Paul Gaultier pant suit with a Tory Burch Kerala reverse wrap belt, available here, at the waist.

After arriving, the First Lady changed into more casual attire to paint a mural with youths at the Botswana-Baylor Adolescent Center. Mrs. O wore a Rachel Roy Sable Leather Ribbed Knit Jacket, seen at least once before, here. Update (6/28): It also appears that the First Lady was wearing Alexander Wang Doodle Print Jeans, available here. How apropos for mural painting!

Finally, Mrs. O was back in ASOS Africa, wearing a beaded collar jacket (on sale here) paired with a Duro Olowu Fall 2010 scarf as she walked with Ian Kirby of Mokolodi Game Reserve prior to a private dinner in Gaborone, Botswana. Thanks to Kemi of Shop Liquorice for the spot. 

All photos by Charles Dharapak / AP Images


A $384 Million H&M Dress?

Image by Peter Kramer / NBC / AP Images

Earlier today, a reader noted that the Tory Burch Senal Jacket, worn by Mrs. O in Atlanta yesterday, has already sold out. When I first posted the link, there were multiple sizes available. (Update: As of 2/14, more stock is in.)

Then word came from Professor David Yermack of NYU Stern that H&M stock rose from 210.7 to 213.7 in Swedish krona on Wednesday, representing an increase of 1.43%. With 827 million shares outstanding, the company's market capitalization rose by $384 million. Which does make one wonder – was Mrs. O's $34.95 dress responsible for the considerable gain?

Long-time reader "Charlene in Detroit" supports the correlation with this anecdote:

"To anyone looking for the H&M dress, best of luck! The H&M store in the suburbs near me said it sold out last night and people are still calling looking for it today!"

And from The Boston Herald:

"In Boston, both Downtown Crossing and Newbury Street locations of the fast fashion retailer have been fielding calls from customers looking to track down the dress, but it is available only in limited quantities at the downtown store."

Conclusion? It seems all is well with "The Mrs. O Effect" at retail.


Celebrating Let's Move

Images by John Amis / AP Photos, Lawrence Jackson / Official White House Photo

The first lady topped off a day of media appearances to mark the first year of her "Let's Move" initiative to combat childhood obesity with a trip to Atlanta, GA, where she met with students at Burgess-Peterson Academy. Later, Mrs. O spoke about "Let's Move" at the North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA. 

For her first appearance, Mrs. O paired a herringbone vest with a black top and trousers, all belted at the waist. Later, the first lady changed into an ivory skirt suit.  

Update: Hooray for reader Godiva, who informs me that the first lady wore the knit chevron Senal Jacket by Tory Burch, available here.

[Let's Move]