I see I’ve been remiss in keeping you up-to-date with the fashion news. In particular I note that I gave short shrift to Lady M’s new 'do, and completely failed to note the lovely frock she was wearing at the official unveiling.
It was at the screening of "The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights" last week and MO wore a show stopping, lens challenging offering from Duro Olowu.
Although the media declared the screening, part of the “MLK had a dream” week, to be the official debut of the highlights, they were previously on display at the U.S. Open, where Lady M also sported a Duro multi-print table cloth shirt:
Nigerian-born Duro Olowu is a lawyer turned-designer, based in London. And you can see why Duro is one of MO’s favorite designers; just like her, after getting his law degree Duro decided to go in a whole different direction, so he no longer has any use for his law license either.
If you can’t see the highlights in this picture (in Lady M’s hair I mean) don’t worry, that’s the camera’s fault: too many details to focus on. Why, the shoes alone demand your undivided attention; you just don’t see orange and purple ankle straps that often anymore. And the matching grape pedicure is just a bonus.
Duro is known for using African patterns and colors in unique ways to create elegant and bold fashion statements. Just the ticket for Lady M’s eclectic, cosmopolitan taste – English cabbage roses with African batik! Beautiful!
This is the prototype of the MLK week celebration frock, along side the one-of-a-kind offering with Lady M’s customized touches:
You may recognize some of Duro’s famous patterns and colors on clothes sported by our FLOTUS in the past. Here are some of his contributions to MO’s wardrobe, in no particular order:
And finally, two more Duro designs, worn during the infamous midlife crisis bang phase:
So what have we learned today boys and girls? We’ve learned that fashion, like art, is very much in the eye of the beholder.
So Lady M will be breaking out her new fall fashions soon, when she takes to the road to
cram lecture sell explain to the cool college kids how cool Obamacare is and why they need to get it. Until then, please don’t take your eyes off the officially White House sanctioned and MSM designated squirrel of the moment.
If you do, your gaze may be redirected to one of those phony scandals which could turn you into a blind, hate-filled racist. And that is definitely not cool.
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