PHOTO: Michelle Obama Debuts New Haircut
Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States, showed off her new hairdo via Twitter on Wednesday.
The photo of the first lady shows her speaking with David Hall, one of the citizen co-chairs for the inauguration, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House wearing a wine colored dress. She's made the fashion-forward choice to change up her look with blunt-cut bangs in celebrating her own 49th birthday. When Mrs. Obama first went short in 2010, her hairstylist Johnny Wright said, “The haircut was not really calculated," he told ABC. "It was something that, you know, I just felt that it would be nice and fresh and it would make her look even more youthful.” Perhaps it was that same thought process that led to this latest style.
Not since Jackie Kennedy have the masses been so invested in the fashions and styles of the FLOTUS. With the upcoming Inaugural ball, there's been tons of chatter as to what Mrs. Obama will be wearing. She impressed four years ago with her stunning Jason Wu gown, and there's little doubt that she'll impress again – especially with the new 'do from Wright.
“Michelle Obama is such a trendsetter in the fashion industry because she manages to be both aspirational and inspirational,” said Lori Bergamotto, contributing style editor at Lucky magazine. “She wears high-end designers but, on the flip side, she also wears things that we can all go out and buy them from J.Crew to things at department stores.”
Live! with Kelly and Michael host Kelly Ripa, honored the first lady on her show by sporting a wig with her now-famous bangs. From the show's Twitter account Ripa tweeted, @FLOTUS you inspired us! #BangsFriday. Her co-host, former Giant Michael Strahan, also tried out the bang look with a wig just as blonde as Ripa's.
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