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Everyday Icon

Christina Huh Feb 8, 2011

Author: Kate Betts

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

Type: Non Fiction

Released: February 8, 2011

Length: 256 pages

For a First Lady, Michelle Obama is young. She has two school-age daughters and, as part of her agenda in the White House, she has embraced healthy living — home grown vegetables and outdoor play. You can tell a lot about her in the way she dresses — cardigans and flirty skirts, casual pants and flat shoes, in floral patterns and bold colors. In the book, Everyday Icon, fashion editor and author Kate Betts explores the style of Michelle Obama and it how it has changed and evolved on the campaign trail and in the White House. When you are First Lady, fashion matters, Betts argues, and she illustrates her point using presidents’ wives throughout history and the statements each made with the clothes they chose. There were many great dressers throughout history, but Betts says Mrs. Obama’s style might be the first that your average American woman can easily emulate.

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