Friday, January 2, 2009

Guest Blog: Obama and the Ball

This guest post was written by Journalism student and avid fashion blogger, zglamgoddess, who discusses fashion trends and shopping on her blog, Glam Goddess.

Michelle Obama is becoming famous for her first lady fashions. And with the most anticipated event of next year ahead, the burning question remains—What will she wear to the ball? Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Badgley Mischka are just a few of several vying to be candidate designers, drawing sketches of potential ball gowns for Mrs. O. It’s apparent that our future first lady has become a muse for most fashion mavens, including myself. I have come up with a few looks with gowns from designers that have contributed sketches.

Purple Diane Von Furstenberg cross halter Nikki silk gown with black Manolo Blahnik closed back jewel embellished sandals and a black silk encrusted crystal clutch. Jewelry— black and white diamond ring, diamond bangle bracelets, and black crystal drop earrings.

I chose this particular gown because DVF does wonders flattering a woman and the color purple is politically symbolic representing bipartisanship, which the Obama’s are all about.

Champagne colored Rachel Roy Helena asymmetric gown with Silver closed back strappy and jeweled Manolo Blahnik sandals and a silver sequined Chanel clutch. Jewelry—Jacob and Co diamond bracelet, diamond square framed ring, and Tahitian pearl and diamond and pearl drop earrings with matching necklace.

I love the color of this gown and thought Michelle would do it great justice with her beautiful complexion.

Red Marchesa one shoulder strapped, ruffled, and draped gown with silver closed back and jeweled Manolo Blahnik sandals and a silver sequined clutch. Jewelry—David Yurman Confetti diamond bracelet and ruby and diamond Cartier studs

Michelle looks magnificent in red, not to mention that it would be subtly patriotic.

I think a slick and chic chignon with all three looks would embody the sophistication Mrs. Obama would carry wearing any of these beautiful gowns.


Liz H said...

nice :))

Engreida said...

My group is having a wonderful contest regarding this also!

sguyot said...

I think that Mrs. Obama is going to have the kind of impact on fashion that that Mrs. Kennedy had, let's hope she handles it with as much grace.

Herry said...

I just caught up on your blog & enjoyed all 3 of the last entries.

noble said...

We really NEED this at my house right now! Please count me in! I follow your blogs :)