Vogue US Michelle Obama April 2013 Cover. Reality Vs Fashion

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Michelle Obama. Covering Vogue USApril 2013 issue! An event in itself, without being fashion-related or style-imposed. It’s a fact. A reality. Thankfully!

I was really surprised to see, though, that it wasn’t a well-received cover. That the fash-population is judgmental. Everything pledges against The First Lady, should she stand on fashion-trial: the style jury is looking away in a profound and unanimous yawn. I’m flabbergasted. Appalled. And, finally, resigned. It’s a mom-thing! Do you know that one of the reasons why this cover look was deemed unworthy of fashion praise was Michelle Obama’s mom hair?

Michelle Obama Vogue US cover April 2013

This, I’m afraid, is why I’ll always be a half-fashionista only. I like to stitch my style musings&ideas together with the reality’s red string. Sewing on the canvas of the actual present world I’m living in. I am a child of the world, I live amongst my peers and in my time. I would not have any other way and no fashion bubble will ever be pink enough or glittery enough to contain my enthusiasm for the present world.

Michelle Obama Barack Obama Vogue US April 2013

As such, I believe that Annie Leibovitz photo-session with Michelle Obama and Barack Obama is a reality portrait session, a fashion adaptation of a reality segment (what did they expect Michelle to do? A Gaga-episode? Bring in Terry Richardson for the pictorial?). This is a way of saying: ‘hey! fashpeople, stop for a second to be proud and real!’ This is the world we’re living in! This is what we chose and fought for, this is what we believe in. This! This, is the First Lady! Proud, straight, straightforward and downright amazing! This, fashpeople, is your connection with the reality! And oh, what a wonderful reality it is!

For so many years people have struggled hard for THIS! For so many decades brothers fought against brothers so we could finally have THIS! For so many centuries there was darkness. And now there’s THIS! For so many nights there were tears but we have THIS! THIS is real! It’s where we are. It’s our world. There’s lots to be done, but so much has been already accomplished!

I can’t look at this cover exclusively from a fashion perspective. I can’t think of Michelle Obama as a clothes hanger and nothing more. I’m sorry if you can’t as well. I’m sorry because you’re missing out on so much! I will now enjoy and rejoice with my peers. Because we live today. And we love today. Don’t we?

Michelle Obama Vogue US April 2013


#1 Appollonia on 03.14.13 at 8:00 am

Mom hair? She looks fabulous! And what if she’s sporting “mom hair” and what’s the definition for “mom hair” exactly? Is this the “mom hair definition”? I love her hair. Mine is not such a very different look. So I have “mom hair” then. Fine. I’m totally satisfied with my hair. :)

#2 Appollonia on 03.14.13 at 8:03 am

Is the colour lighter? I love that too. Softens her face. Nice. :)

#3 Ellington on 03.14.13 at 9:56 am

Michelle looks lovely!!
I really like this cover and I am to be honest way tired of the trying to not look like a “Mom” but then crowing proudly about how they are moms ( yes with a team of nannies and maids to aid them) inside the “exclusive article”. I am beyond tired of these so called Fashion people, for many of them are vapid and have as much depth and understanding as a petrie dish with bateria in it.
They think that they are avant garde and they create and make the trends but many are just foolish sheep.
Kpriss thanks ever so for taking a stand on this Fashion people JANK!

#4 kpriss on 03.14.13 at 11:58 am

Thank you so much for your support! It just keeps me going and fuels my mind! Knowing that I’m not the only one feeling and thinking this way and also fully convinced that if I am going sideways, you’ll point me in the right direction! – bow!

#5 Diyana on 03.14.13 at 2:12 pm

Kpriss thank you for those words. she’s an active woman, a mother and a real person. she represents us perfectly .I like the cover.

#6 ana on 03.14.13 at 4:17 pm

She looks fabulous. As always.
Haters will hate.
The crude true is that most of the criticism on her comes from pure envy.

#7 Susan on 03.24.13 at 4:24 pm

She’s not beautiful or fashionable, but for some reason the White House and their media minions keep pushing this narrative. It’s embarrassing.

#8 Ellington on 03.24.13 at 5:07 pm

Really Susan?

#9 ana on 03.25.13 at 1:42 am

Rush Limbaugh, is that you ??

Do you know what is really embarrassing ? That you didnt realize that Michelle is on that cover NOT ONLY for being beautiful/fashionable( I could respect different personal tastes) but also for her personal achievements and as an example to be followed.
Who exactly is she embarrassing ? A little colony of red necks in South Alabama ?? Because throughout the world , from Brazil, to India, going to Japan and Europe she is seen as an admirable woman.

#10 Appollonia on 03.25.13 at 5:25 am

True word spoken ana! Firm and clear. Plus you made me laugh out loud: is that you Rush Limbaugh? Although there’s not much to laugh about when I see his name and ideas……

This world….what’s going on?

#11 Ellington on 03.25.13 at 2:30 pm

Nicely put ana! : )

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