Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Michelle Obama: From First Lady To Cover Girl?

Michelle Obama may be the second First Lady to appear on the cover of American Vogue (Hillary Clinton was the first) but she's the FIRST Black First Lady to do it!!!

Vogue's Editor-At-Large, Andre Leon Talley conducted the interview with Mrs.'s an excerpt that I liked in particular.....

Any notion that the White House will be more welcoming to black Americans above all others is unfounded. "She will reach out to the full spectrum of American people," says Valerie Jarrett, a special adviser to the president and a longtime friend. "That's what she's done throughout her whole life—embrace all ethnicities. I believe there will be a special connection with the African-American community, because she's the first African-American First Lady. Michelle's heart has plenty of room for everybody."

Mrs. Obama herself describes it this way: "We want entertaining in the White House to feel like America, that we are reminded of all the many facets of our culture. The Latino community, the Asian-American community, the African-American community.…Hip-hop, spoken word—we want to bring the youth in, for them to hear their voices in this."

She sees the White House as a national classroom. "We want to make sure that our young people remember and understand what classical music is, who some of the great American artists are," she says, to give one example. And: "I am excited about the potential of the White House kitchen being a learning environment for the community. The current chef, Cristeta Comerford, is the only female chef in the history of the White House. She's a young Filipina woman, a mother with a young child, and I am excited to get to know her and for her to know us as a family. If you think about all the kids interested in finding out about all of the inner workings of the White House—I'm hoping that we can build a team to reach out."

To read the full article: Click Here

I think the First Lady looks great......My only hope deep down in my heart is that neither Andre Leon Talley or Anna Wintour try to dress

Dang y'all....Michelle Obama REALLY reminds me of my West Coast Homie
Vernetta Jenkins!!!
"It is always self-defeating to pretend to the style of a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history." - Renata Adler

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While I like her style, I have to say the pictures in the magazine could have been better.