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Entries in Zero + Maria Cornejo (22)


Hidden Gem

While in Africa, the President and First Lady attended an official dinner at the State House in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. For the event, Mrs. O wore a Carolina Herrera tangerine stripe ball skirt paired with a Zero + Maria Cornejo white blouse. The skirt can be seen in Look 17 of the Carolina Herrera's Spring 2013 collection, here.

Thanks to Vivienne, Kathie and Dr. Cheryl for bringing this to my attention.


On Goree Island

President and First Lady Obama stood together at the 'Door of No Return,' at the slave house on Goree Island, in Dakar, Senegal today. 

For the tour of Goree Island, Mrs. O wore slim camel pants and a printed blouse by Zero + Maria Cornejo from the designer's Pre-Fall 2013 collection. Gold flats completed the look.


Landing in Senegal

The First Lady landed in Dakar, Senegal on Thursday wearing a Zero + Maria Cornejo dress from the designer's Pre-Fall 2013 collection. 


Geometric Gem

The first lady hosted an award ceremony for the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities in the East Room of the White House today. The ceremony recognized arts and humanities education programs that benefit underserved youth. 

For the occasion, Mrs. O wore a geometric print dress from Zero + Maria Cornejo, first seen in 2009, here. The dress features Maria Cornejo's signature Shapes print in silk charmeuse fabric, in hues of amethyst, charcoal and cream. The print is inspired by the three basic shapes that Maria Cornejo's designs are derived from – the circle, square and triangle. On a shoe note: Check out Mrs. O's ankle strap pumps!

Update (11/22): With so much enthusiasm for the first lady's shoes, I thought it was only appropriate to provide a close up view. Several readers (and blogs) have credited Zara, which has a look-alike ankle strap style available here. The catch: Mrs. O's version has a criss-cross open heel.


Spectator Style

The First Lady attended swimming and tennis competitions at the London 2012 Olympic Games today joined by former Olympians Summer Sanders, Venus Williams and Dominique Dawes. On the style front: Mrs. O wore a BCBGMAXAZRIA Elicia Colorblock Tank (available here) paired with black pants to attend the swimming competition. For tennis, Mrs. O layered a pintuck front blouse with a mixed print cardigan. Go USA!

Update #1: Thanks to reader "jermaine" who identified Mrs. O's black and white dress as Tracy Reese. The first lady wears a Tracy Reese Black and Parchment Combo Frock, available here.

Update #2: Mrs. O attended a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Sunday wearing a Zero + Maria Cornejo Iana Tank and Coti Cardigan.

"The First Lady Leads The Presidential Delegation To The 2012 Olympic Games" [Whitehouse.gov]