Thursday, 26 May 2011
Next Stop Paris
That's Not My Age has been thinking about Michelle Obama all week. Who hasn't? America's First Lady has an easy-going, confident approach to style that's impossible to ignore. Anyway, we've heard enough of this already - so as the Obamas break off their Essential Relationship, imagine if they were heading over to Paris for a romantic interlude with the Sarkozys. Would Michelle Obama opt for Parisian Chic? Maybe she'd have a copy of Ines de la Fressange's style guide in her carry-on? In London, MObama cleverly embraced British fashion by mixing Preen and Roksanda Illincic (above) with some of her favourite American designers, so when in France...
First stop for a statement dress would have to be Lanvin.
If Carla's planning a barbecue/baby shower, we might see the signature cardi, a more relaxed Breton stripe dress and Pierre Hardy sandals/Roger Vivier flats:
For a champagne reception at the Elysée Palace - Obama could call upon a Carven body-con dress - or more Lanvin - and Louboutin heels:
But what I'd really love to see Michelle Obama in is an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo - and if she has read Parisian Chic, who knows? Charlotte Rampling looked fabulous in YSL at Cannes last week, and America's First Lady would definitely add personality to this classic look.
That's Not My Age recommends an Equipment shirt, Carven slingbacks (or the Roger Vivier flats) and an Isabelle Marant necklace:
Michelle & Barack Obama: Getty
Lanvin, Carven, DVF and Louboutin: Matches
Isabel Marant necklace and earrings, Pierre Hardy: Net-a-Porter
Striped dress: Hobbs