Cover Girl: Michelle Obama for Vogue Magazine
FLO gets to play dressup for Vogue.
Michelle Obama covers the April 2013 issue of Vogue magazine photographed by Annie Leibovitz in a Reed Krakoff dress.
Love the dress. Hate the hair.
There. We said it.
On what she’s learned from her husband: “Well, patience and calm I’m borrowing. Or trying to mirror. I’ve learned that from my husband, that sort of, you know, ability to not get too high or too low with changes and bumps in the road. . . to do more breathing in and just going with it. I’m learning that every day. And to the extent that I’ve made changes in my life, it’s just sort of stepping back and seeing a change not as something to guard against but as a wonderful addition. . . that can make life fun and unexpected. Oftentimes, it’s the way we react to change that is the thing that determines the overall experience. So I’ve learned to let go and enjoy it and take it in and not take things too personally.”
On her mother: “My mother doesn’t do interviews but let me tell you: She is not long on pretense. She’s the first one to remind us who we are. And it’s been very helpful having her living with us. . . We can check reality against her sensibilities.”
On the importance of family: “Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they’re growing every day. But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, Our No. 1 priority is making sure that our family is whole.”
She’s gotten really good at marrying the corporate-speak she was trained to master in her pre-FLOTUS career and the more touchy-feely stuff the American press and public expects from her. It’s an appealing combination of warmth and directness.
But all y’all need to bow the fuck down for THIS:
Michael Kors Sweater and Ball Skirt
You WERQ that FLOTUS shit, Shelley! DOLLEY MADISON SNAPS.
[Photo Credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue]