Michelle Obama’s First Rate Fashion Flair – The First Lady Visits Africa


On Monday June 20, 2011 Mrs. Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, and her mother Marian Robinson, commenced their five-day trip to Africa . They will visit Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa and end their tour in Gaborone, Botswana. The aim of Obama’s tour is to engage with young people, especially girls and women, who play prominent roles in academic life and civic leadership, while also furthering awareness on health and wellness issues such as health care, education and HIV/AIDS prevention programs.Thursday, June 23, Michelle visited the University of Cape Town where she answered student questions She wore a Reed Krakoff coated boucle blazer, last worn in March 2011 and is from his Fall 2010 collection. Michelle paired it with navy trousers and a printed Duro Olowu top – a Nigerian born London-based designer whom she wore when first landing in Africa – and Nava Zahavi earrings to accessorize her look.

Later in the day, FLOTUS takes her coat off to participate in activities to raise awareness for HIV prevention at Cape Town Stadium. She looks as though she is having a ball!!

The First Lady was in Soweto, South African Wednesday, June 21, where she met with Antoinette Sithole (pictured above), sister of Hector Pieterson, a victim of the 1976 Soweto uprising. Michelle debuted a striking color block dress and jacket – a very flattering color combination for her. We love the choice of brooch she used to accessorize her dress and the aqua patent leather flats. Tres Chic, Michelle.

If anyone knows the designer of this outfit, please, drop us a note.

Michelle Obama , along with her family, visited the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg on Tuesday, June 21. She wore a navy vest and coordinating trousers from J Crew with a printed top from ASOS Africa. A yellow Rachel Roy trench coat topped the look and to accessorize Michelle wore navy and gold metallic Bhati Beaded bracelets.

Michell and the girls also visited the Emthonjeni Community Center in Zandspruit Township, Johannesburg. The printed shirt worn loose, adds some spice to her ensemble. Great touch!

One of the First Lady’s visits was to Johannesburg, South Africa where she, her daughters and mother visited  the Nelson Mandela Foundation. While there, they met with Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel (pictured above).

For the occasion, Mrs. Obama wore a coral silk shantung skirt and jacket by Narcisco Rodriguez punctuated with a colorful print top and blue flats. Turquoise Nava Zahavi earrings complete the look.


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