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:






Photos
Michelle & Barack Obama: Getty
Lanvin, Carven, DVF and Louboutin: Matches
Isabel Marant necklace and earrings, Pierre Hardy: Net-a-Porter
Equipment: style-passport
Striped dress: Hobbs

16 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

Michelle is so elegant and always looks fabulous. I wish she'd break away from those full-skirted shift dresses and try something a bit more cutting edge, too.
xxx
PS Working on a menswear post but I have a very reluctant model.

amy b.s. said...

i have to say mrs. obama has been dead on fashion wise with this trip. but then again, she's rarely off.

Belly B said...

I love Mrs Obama's style. She is always so elegant and classy!

<3 Belly B

Alexa said...

God that top dress is awesome and I could totally see it on her! P.S. love the Obamas, they are so cool.
alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

That's Not My Age said...

Vix - I agree, the one outfit I didn't like this week was the prom dress and pink bolero. MObama looks better in more structured styles.

WendyB said...

"a romantic interlude with the Sarkozys" -- cracking me up!

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

great selections! i can really see michelle wearing that lanvin fern print dress while in france. she does have elegant style- classy and chic.
-Style Odyssey

Veshoevius said...

Love Mobama's style - she would rock Lanvin!

Tiffany said...

Great choices for her! I do love how she embraces colour and always seems to be enjoying her clothes. And yes, looking forward to seeing how she dresses in Paris ...

sacramento said...

I am sooooooooooooo glad you did, my dear friend.
I bet you will resent when you have to write: WR5l67B in others, hehehhehe.
Mil besos.
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Kate said...

i love that teal dress! so relaxed yet elegant! :) xxx

Crafty Crone said...

What's the difference between Kate M and Michelle O?
Middleton's outfit looked ageless, whereas Obama's screamed 'act your age....!' Come to think of it, that Lanvin frock you've suggested isn't far off Kate's little nude Reiss bandeau...

Fashionistable said...

She is a great inspiration in so many ways. Nice suggestions for her here. Would love to meet up.....July!? Going to Israel for 3 weeks on the 7th :-) Xxxx

Mme. K said...

Argh! Why don't you use shopping links with your fashion pictures? I want that Lanvin dress and some of the shoes!

TCFO said...

There are many things to loathe and be embarrassed about in our country, but at least we have the Obamas!! Isn't Michelle amazing? And he's divine, too. Not only that, they can dance!!!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

I don't always like her style but I love your choices xx