Michelle Obama's Trip to Europe

On their first trip abroad as President and First Lady, all eyes are on Michelle and her outfits!

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Michelle Obama’s Trip to Europe

On their first trip abroad as president and first lady, all eyes are on Michelle … and her outfits!

-Myrna Blyth

Michelle Obama JCrewDay 2 Update: We wondered if she would, and she did (see full article below). Michelle Obama pulled out the J.Crew garb to meet the UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown and his wife, Sarah, this morning – embellished ivory cardigan and mint green skirt; a double strand of pearls completed the outfit. 

She spruced things up a bit to meet the Queen, appearing in a black skirt, black cardigan, white shirt (we can’t tell if it’s sleeveless or not), and of course, the pearls. No word yet on if she curtsied.

Tonight Michelle will dine on a meal prepared by famed chef Jamie Oliver with some well-known British women including J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, and super diva/model Naomi Campbell while the president hob nobs with other world dignitaries at pre-summit dinner. The ladies plan to attend the opera after the meal.

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 Michelle Obama is in Europe along with the President. And don’t be surprised if she gets a Jackie Kennedy-like reception. She boarded Air Force One, smiling broadly and looking very elegant, dressed in a white coat trimmed with black, a black sheath, and black patent kitten heels. Starting with an important economic meeting with world leaders in London, the Obamas’ trip includes visiting five countries in eight days.

President and Michelle ObamaThough President Obama is very popular in Europe, some believe Michelle will get even more attention from the media. They were all abuzz about what Michelle would wear for tea today with Queen Elizabeth–would she go sleeveless at Buckingham Palace? Even more important, would she curtsy to the Queen? She and the President will also meet with Prince Charles and Camilla.

Other questions concerned what’s in her suitcase: Will she have a new outfit for every occasion or will she mix and match like a good traveler is supposed to do? Maybe she will even throw in a couple of J. Crew sweaters to prove that, like everyone else, she is economizing these days. Still, there is lots of space for luggage on Air Force One, and she has already established herself as fashion icon of trendy and innovative American style. No doubt that throughout their trip, she will be wearing top American designers and the eye-catching jewelry she usually favors.

Since the election, newspapers in Britain, especially, have been rhapsodizing over the  U.S. First Lady’s contemporary taste and well-toned biceps. On her agenda in London, besides that visit to see the Queen, she will go to a girls’ school and spend time with Prime Minister Brown’s wife, Sara. The Browns, knowing how fashion-forward the whole Obama family is, gave Sasha and Malia a gift of Top Shop dresses when they recently came to America. In return, the Obamas gave the Browns, a selection of favorite American films. The gift, a package of videos, reportedly did not go over very well since the Browns rarely watch movies.

Michelle Obama in LondonOther stops on the Obamas’ itinerary include Paris, Prague and Istanbul. In Paris on Saturday Mrs. Obama will meet Carla Bruni, Nicholas Sarkozy’s glamorous (former fashion model) wife. Carla is not coming to London. But on a recent trip there, she dazzled in Dior and flats. Fashionistas wonder if both Michelle and Carla will wear flats when the meet, sparking a worldwide fashion trend. Good-bye stilettos.

In London, President Obama will attend the G-20 meeting about the economy, and then will give a speech in Paris and hold a meeting with students in Istanbul. Some predict that Michelle will be his “secret weapon,” charming diplomats, the public and the media, while the President tries to convince foreign leaders to join with America in stimulating the economy and sending more troops to Afghanistan. On one of his own trips to Europe, President Kennedy once characterized himself as ” the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris.” President Obama just may find himself in a similar position.

Let’s admit it, we want the President to be a big success in his important negotiations, but we also want Michelle to really shine. BettyConfidential.com will bring you daily updates on what Michelle Obama’s trip to Europe  entails, what she will be doing and what she will be wearing. We know she will make us proud.

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  1. I hope she doesn’t curtsy to the Queen. First of all, most people in England apparently don’t do it, and secondly, we fought a Revolution to get away from that kind of thing!

  2. Michelle Obama is a lovely, lovely woman, and her beauty is from the heart, not the clothes, though they do help. But her smile alone would make her beautiful if she wore a dirty caftan and holey slippers or the latest from Wal-Mart.
    But, with Michelle, frumpery is OUT!
    Barack said Michelle was the “rock” of their family, and I’m sure he knows better than anyone else what he’s talking about. Hope it doesn’t bother him that the nation isd going wild over her, as well as him.

  3. While I agree that Michelle Obama is a beautiful, classy lady, does the press have anything better to do than to focus on Michelle Obama’s clothes that some stylist picked out for her?

  4. She dresses so frumpy!

    And anyone who believes the myth that Europe loved Bill Clinton, Hated G Bush and loves Obama… There are anti war people protesting against Obama sending 4000 more troops to Afghanistan. And when I was in Germany in 1998 people were gathering signatures on an ANTI CLINTON PETITION! The news only reports what it chooses to report. I was shocked to see people protesting Bill Clinton in EU! And I was in Italy in 2006 and ran into so many Italians who LOVED Americans, but man of them hated the French.

  5. Roxbury she wore J Crew clothes, VERY VERY VERY cheap and you were correct in the description of the ugly cheap clothes she wore to meet the queen. I think she is very ugly.

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