Maura and Billy

28 01 2009

My friends Maura and Billy were one of the luckiest people to experience the Inauguration festivities.  I am very happy to see all of their fantastic photos.  Thanks Maura and Billy for sharing your images with us.

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The stylish couple.  Maura and Billy on their way to an Inauguration party in Washington DC.  Maura is wearing an IDOM dress called Koh Samui.  She and her best friend Nicole were the models for this current Fall 08 collection.

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Maura in Koh Samui dress for the underwater shoot.

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At an exciting Inauguration day.

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Billy and Maura at Inaugural Ball.  They both look so beautiful!

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Our President and the First Lady at Western Ball.  Thank you very much to Maura and Billy for their delightful photos.  Thanks for sharing!





Our First Lady, Michelle Obama

22 01 2009

As I mentioned before in my other post that I am so excited for an American fashion industry to have Michelle Obama as our First Lady.  Mrs. Obama is a breath of fresh air.  She is a fashion forward woman.  Also a big supporter of young up and coming American designers.  She could have worn a gown by someone better known.  It is lovely that she has given a young talented designer a chance.

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The beautiful couple.  Mrs. Obama wears a silk chiffon dress by Jason Wu.  Fashion whiz kid Jason Wu (he’s only 26!) designed Michelle Obama’s inaugural ball dress. The ivory, floor-length gown has ruffles and a white sash that cuts across one shoulder. Born in Taiwan, Wu attended Parsons School of Design in New York, interned for another Michelle Obama fashion favorite, Narciso Rodriguez.

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Jason Wu launched his own label in 2006.  He lives and works in New York City.

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Looks from Jason Wu Spring 2009 Collection.

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More from Wu’s spring 09 collection.  Check out his website here.

Again congratulations America!  You did great!





“Our First Lady, The Fashion Icon”

9 11 2008

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I was so happy and so excited that Mr. Obama won the election.  It was one of those nights that was more than amazing.  I also thought that the Obama family looked beautiful.  I have always admired Michelle Obama’s sense of style.  She is a fashion risk taker.  She knows how to mix the high and the low pieces together.  A designer skirt paired with a Gap blouse.  I was very delighted to see her wearing one of my favorite American designers, Narciso Rodriguez.  I have loved his work for so many years.  Modern, clean, simple and minimal.  She is such a fashion forward woman.  Her choices in designers are as progressive as her husband’s political philosophy.  The red and black colour blocking dress was far more different than your regular first lady choices in clothing.  She didn’t choose to wear the conservative suit.  Thank goodness for that!

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Narciso Rodriguez Spring 09 Collection.  This dress is not even out yet.

I really think that she is going to bring more attention to American Fashion Industry.  She has been wearing many young American designers fashion labels.  She wore a raspberry and black print dress by Thailand born American designer Thakoon Panichigul for the President elect accepted for the Democratic nomination.  She also worn a tunic and a pant outfit by my other favorite designer, Isabel Toledo for the benefit hosted by Vogue in New York.   She also has been seen wearing many pieces by Maria Cornejo on the campaign trial.  She is a New York based designer whose is best known for her architectural clothing.

It is a new day and a new time that we need to look within our own country and support our American designers.  Invest in your well made wardrobe and invest in your fellow American talents.  I am no longer jealous of the French of having a stylish Carla Bruni as their First Lady.  We now have our own Fashion Icon!

P.S.  I had such a lovely chat with Vivian Mclnerny, a fashion reporter from Oregonian about Michelle Obama as our style icon.  We thought that we should send an IDOM outfit to the White House.  My friend Mary also suggested the same thing.  Does anyone out there know how to send our first lady several dresses?  Thought that I would ask.








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