I could sit here and talk about more layoffs in the media, the Vogue doco at Sundance, and the few bright lights in the publishing biz (Jennifer Aniston covers sell!), but, really, who cares today? It's useless to even think about anything other than Obama.
As the new President of the United States of America (oh, yeah!) gets ready for a busy night of Inaugural Balls, and everyone waits to see what Michelle wears, here's a few tidbits about her outfit from today:
- As you've all heard by now, Michelle wore a lemongrass-yellow coat and matching dress from Cuban-born, NY-based designer Isabel Toledo. Loving that she didn't go with a predictable choice and that someone a little kooky got a look-in on such a big day. The New York Times captured Toledo's delight earlier this morning: "I wanted to pick a very optimistic color, that had sunshine," she said. "I wanted her to feel charmed, and in that way would charm everybody."
- For more on Michelle Obama's style, check out Mrs O, the blog dedicated to charting her fashion choices. Sure to provide lots of eye candy over the four – no, eight! – years to come.
- In March last year, The New Yorker ran a great profile of the kinda eccentric Toledo (and her husband, illustrator Ruben Toledo). Definitely worth a read. (GWAS adds – Ruben Tuledo lent his pen to Nina Garcia's Little Black Book of Style and The One Hundred).
- New York Mag's blog tells us that the First Lady once wore "Glacier" pumps by Jimmy Choo.
Stay tuned for more NY News Desk reports in the coming days – as soon as Obama-fever calms down.
Rebecca Wallwork/GWAS New York News Desk