Inauguration Day 2013 had many notable points worth discussing, with the Presidential speech being one of the most-analyzed parts of the day. The Daily Beast, usually known for hard-hitting political pieces, has a 791-word article tonight, Jan. 21, 2013, solely about Michelle Obama's bangs. The first lady looked like the epitome of style and grace today, and regardless of your politics, you must admit that she presented a beautiful portrait of a first lady at this important occasion.
The famous new bangs give the First Lady a 1960s glamour, somewhat retro, reminding us of Jacqueline Kennedy and at the same time being quite spot on with the current hair trends. The Daily Beast quoted Larry Sims, celebrity hairstylist for The Voice:
She knows how much women look to her as a role model on everything, including hair,” says Sims. “She is the most iconic first lady since Jackie Onassis, and her hair is always modern, stylish, and full of body. There is a flirty sexiness about her new bangs that’s very appropriate. It’s a great new look for a new year.”
Somewhere along the way, Jacqueline Kennedy became the bar that all other first ladies must reach. Michelle Obama's tailored coat and dress also had the "feel" of Jackie in an updated way with a menswear inspiration. CBS described her coat as:
… a navy-silk, checkered-patterned coat and dress by Thom Browne that were inspired by a menswear necktie.
The rest of her Inauguration Day outfit included a belt and shoes from J. Crew, necklace by Cathy Waterman and a cardigan by Reed Krakoff, whose ensemble she also wore to yesterday's intimate, indoor swearing-in ceremony.
The coat and dress were muted in a bold kind of way, traditional with a non-traditional edge. Michelle Obama definitely has a feel for what works for her. Much anticipation awaited her decision on what she would wear for today’s ceremonies, and she certainly chose the perfect ensemble for the occasion and her own body type and style.
Fiscal issues aside, it is indisputable that the first lady made us proud today!
Be sure and watch the accompanying slide show from the Inaugural Parade.