Michelle Obama in J. Mendel

Posted on January 16, 2012

It would be so awesome if Shelley dyed her hair purple just to freak everyone out, but alas, it’s just a halo effect from the lights.

 

First Lady Michelle Obama at the BET Honors 2012  in Washington, D.C. in a J. Mendel gown.

J. Mendel Spring 2012 CollectionJ. Mendel Resort 2012 Collection/Model: Beth Whitson

In other news, she and bestie Gabrielle Union are SHUTTING IT THE HELL DOWN.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images, style.com]

    • Anonymous

      SHE. LOOKS. AMAZING. God, I wish I were ten feet tall, like her.

      • Anonymous

        Jill 3, those pix are inspiring me to even more diligence tonight at the gym.

        • Cathy S

          I don’t think you’ll get taller at the gym, but it’s worth a try. :-) She’s soooo tall. I am so jealous.  And she looks fabulous. I like her hair like that.

    • Anonymous

      Word, gentlemen.  Word.  Superb color on her, and nicely cut.

    • Anonymous

      Where’s the “Like” button for your posts???

      I’ve said it before and I’ll say it here. She has beautiful hands. Like, hand model hands. The dress is fanfuckingtabulous, too.

      • Anonymous

        On their Facebook postings! ;-)  Agreed about her hands – they are truly lovely.

      • Joanna Schuth

        Thirded on the hands. They’re so graceful. I’ve always wanted to be her kid. Imagine you have a fever and those cool, graceful hands smoothing your brow.

        Okay, I’m weird. Still luv huh.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WTUDCAZMNJKGKFHV2FITVZNXSI Anonymous

          Oh good Lord.  For real?
           

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JSTXMWWVZN2QNP2UEKJMTWD7U Isabel

          Hands that Madonna would envy

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696722720 Dorothy Kirchner Michalski

        I got to see her in person about 18 months ago when she and the President came to Columbus OH for a rally.  I agree wholeheartedly – her hands are exquisite!  I looked at them more than I looked at her face I think!

    • MilaXX

      Can’t wait until this airs. I’ve seen pictures here and there and it looks like everyone brought it.

      • Anonymous

        Everyone? Might I direct you back to photo 1, far right. For your reconsideration: Mariah.

        • MilaXX

          Touché, but then again Mimi is always a bit of a hot mess

    • Anonymous

      She is statuesque.

    • Anonymous

      What a stunning dress and she’s stunning in it. What a beautiful woman and her hands, the woman’s HANDS are beautiful and expressive…and…and…..SWOOOON!

      FLOTUS is just the whole package, isn’t she?

    • http://twitter.com/BeantownMrs Praggya R. Barretto

      She’s such an American beauty. :)

    • Anonymous

      She looks simply splendid. Brava.

    • Anonymous

      Supremely beautiful. The bodice is perfect.

    • Anonymous

      She looks beautiful.  I like the way her hair is styled, purple or not.

      Off topic ~ Mariah – really???  gawd

      • Sobaika Mirza

        GAWD indeed. My eyes went there first, she was enough to distract from the FLOTUS’ grace and beauty.

        • Anonymous

          Exactly!!! I was looking at that and thinking that is one hiddy trainwreck of a woman always trying to conjure her inner 11 year old playing dress up. And shes got way too much cash to be caught out of the house in shit like this. I will not even touch the hair. I cant.

          But as for the point of the post- brava Shelley!! Love the color style and fit. So want to be her when I grow up…

          • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

            Mariah’s dress was clearly stolen from a drag queen’s pageant trousseau.  It looks like something Erica Andrews would have donated to Goodwill.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        What I find funny is that the woman on the other side of Michelle Obama is wearing a similar dress (color and beading, anyway) and looks better in it:)

        • Anonymous

          I noticed that too – and noticed how much better she looked!  Is that the First Grandmother?

      • Anonymous

        Is Mimi wearing kitty ears??

      • Anonymous

        In the “stretches credibility” department: you know she PAID somebody to do that hair. And paid them well.

    • Anonymous

      That woman is just a giant, isn’t she? And she’s GORGEOUS!

    • butter nut

      FLAWLESS!!

    • Anonymous

      WERK! Dayum! Wow…stunning! Absolutely gorgeous!

    • Anonymous

      Wow, stunning. I can think of more than a few Hollywood types who could benefit from taking a page from her book when it comes to nailing the formal look, from head to freakin’ toe.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

      She looks fabulous.  In other news, does Mariah Carey have cat ears on?

      • Anonymous

        I thought she had horns. Gotta stop reading Devils & Demons for a while.

    • Angel Ratliff

      Not about Shelley, who looks divine…  But is that Mariah?  And if so, what the hell is she wearing?

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Yep that is the reboubtable Ms Carey; who is wearing another gawdawful mess of a dress that should be burned.  And why does it look likes she has cat ears on?

        • Anonymous

          Because whoever does her hair needs to be replaced?

    • http://www.celestiae.net Isy

      What the hell is Mariah Carey wearing, though?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_64HSRZWCSJ5RBFGCWDLFQOICYM G

        Exactly!  I get a “girl that’s not your dress… or hairdo” feeling.

    • Anonymous

      Lovely, elegant, confident, comfortable in her own skin.  Grace personified.

    • http://twitter.com/anairbb Briana Blanchard

      She looks FANTASTIC! H to T. Love it.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      She’s a class act.

    • P M

      The last photo is like ‘GAbby, girl, you *chose* to disobey the command to tone down your fabulousness’. Alas, you know the price of disobedience.

    • suzq

      Love her hair!  I would even love it with purple tints!  That is an awesome dress and I usually don’t like Wilma dresses.

    • Anonymous

      she is so wonderful

    • marilyn

      What in the world is Mariah Carey wearing?????  The outlined heart in the crotch area is horrifying.  Her stylist needs to be fired.

      But back to the First Lady:  Her color choice is fabulous.  She is gorgeous. But I wonder if this type of skirt is best for her.  In the last picture, there is an outline of her thighs through the dress.  I wonder if she was a swimmer or other serious athlete growing up.  She seems to have muscular thighs, which are noticeable when she does a straight or fitted skirt.  Her best friend is a slightly flared skirt.  She is absolutely gorgeous no matter.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=733516833 Toby Wollin

        I think the sport was basketball (her brother is a coach). And who gives a flip about her thighs. She’s smart, clever, gorgeous and hey – she got rid of Rahm Emanuel.

      • Anonymous

        her gorgeous muscular thighs are part of what makes this dress look so amazing on her.

      • Anonymous

        I was telling my daughter just the other day that her generation looks way better than mine did in their teeny short skirts because they have visible muscles in their legs. 

    • Anonymous

      Meanwhile, Mariah Carey and Beverly Kearney showed up in some ugly-ass Sue Wong ripoffs.

    • Anonymous

      GORGEOUS! 

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      I mean…..

    • R. L.

      Mariah looks just like that hand-carved and painted gourd I bought in San Diego a couple of months ago.  First Lady and Ms. Union are WERQ -worthy.

    • Joanna Schuth

      I can’t. I just can’t. She is too perfect and I am an unapologetic fangirl.

      • Anonymous

        Me, too. I love her. Thank you for making me feel better about how much I respect and admire her.

    • Rand Ortega

      GAH! Mariah’s hair is so whack, she looks like she’s wearing kitten ears. & when did macrame & butterflies make a comeback? Together?

    • Anonymous

      what the hell does Mimi and the Pussycats have on her head??? FLOTUS is flawless…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

      Breathtakingly beautiful. Wow. Wow wow wow.

    • Anonymous

      How can you not love this woman? Stunning and flawless.

    • http://twitter.com/algaechick Crystal

      Gabbie and FLOTUS proving you don’t have to go over the top to be the center of attention. Sorry, Mariah, you look ridiculous.

    • Mariah J

      LOVE IT

    • Anonymous

      Love her dress – she looks beautiful.  But, that model Beth Whitson looks like some kind of anime drawing – not a real person.  Oooh.  Scary shit.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

      GASP! She’s so pretty.

    • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

      Spike Lee is tiny, though, ain’t he?

      • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

        and he’s a KNICKS fan, which is even worse lol.

        • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

          What with Shelly such a Bulls fan, especially.

    • Anonymous

      She looks FANTASTIC! Just fantastic!! I love have a first lady that has such fashion sense.
      BTW – When did Gabrielle Union get sooooo very scary thin? 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelsey-Albrecht/100001647200441 Kelsey Albrecht

      I dont even know who Gabrielle Union is, but she is knock-out beautiful in that photo.

    • Sara Leigh Merrey

      I love that she towers over everyone else. She looks fabulous in that dress, and I do wish she’d done the purple hair for real.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      If only she would actually dye her hair purple… that’s so something I would do after about 6 months in the White House.  I can’t imagine having to be on my good behavior for 8 years….

    • Anonymous

      Shelly, Amazing.  Mimi, catastrophe.  (as an aside, that would be the same void-of-style Mimi that Jenny Craig is paying to represent them.  Just sayin’) 

    • Anonymous

      LOL, glad I’m not the only one who wished the hair was purple, for real.  I frankly don’t like the dress all that much, but the style TOTALLY flatters her and she just owns the stage.  Brava.

    • Jill Roberts

      So incredibly stunning.  This is the closest to natural hair (i.e. not so pressed or flat-ironed within an inch of its life) hair I’ve seen her with and it really, really suits her.

    • Anonymous

      Well, that’s just fabulous. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1596747014 Fatah Cooper

      Wow she looks amazing

    • Anonymous

      She is absolutely gorgeous!  Makes a citizen proud. 
      I’ve seen a lot of wonky looking (& boney)shoulders of late in one shoulder or no shoulder dresses (including at the GG last night).  Hers looks beautiful. 
      She really is killin’ it head to toe.

    • Anonymous

      Looking that good next to Gabriele Union is a super power.

      • Anonymous

        I KNOW, RIGHT? Sorry, she’s so lovely that I had to yell for a minute.

        • Anonymous

          She surely does put her best foot forward doesn’t she? And she is not cookie cutter gorgeous – she puts it together, and not boring!!!!! Love it. 

    • Anonymous

      WOW WOW WOW
      G O R G E O U  S !!!!!!!

    • Jill Roberts

      Sorry, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy–the Ammuricans have the most chic, smokin’ hot–AND righteous–first lady IN THE WORLD.

      She’s like a superhero!  I mean, here she is SAVING MAYA ANGELOU’S LIFE:

      http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/3cbCXDT6ORM1xNP2HeU6gg–/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD04MjU7cT04NTt3PTYzMA–/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2012-01-15T044809Z_333173547_GM1E81F0ZSQ01_RTRMADP_3_USA.JPG

      Suck it, Frenchies! 

      • Pennymac

        How can your comment only have 2 likes! Awesome! As is the FLOTUS!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

      I wish SHE were the president.

      • Rand Ortega

        2024. After Hilary & Elizabeth Warren (VP) serve their terms.

    • Anonymous

      Oh please.  Really, please stop.

    • Anonymous

      Look at that beautiful skin and those eyes…she’s really quite stunning.

    • Anonymous

      How awesome is it that our First Lady looks as good…and often better…than any Hollywood star?  It’s really freakin’ awesome, that’s how awesome.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Venus-De-Mutto/100001078265575 Venus De Mutto

      I love the red she went with, but I would have liked to see her in the green on the model picture too — it would have been a more unusual choice. And yes, I did glance at the first picture & freak out over the purple hair until I read the caption. LOL!

    • MilaXX

      aw don’t be so hard on Pookie.

    • Anonymous

      Shelly O looks fab and elegant. But what is that Mariah Carey is wearing?

    • Anonymous

      Good God in Heaven, she is gorgeous. And tall.

    • Anonymous

      They both look amazing.  Could Gabrielle Union be more gorgeous?

    • Anonymous

      LOOOOVE. Also, is that Mariah Carey on the right in the first picture, and, if so, this is a perfect illustration of why I have never been able to stand her. I appreciate that she has an incredible instrument (meaning her vocal abilities), but OY.

      ETA: THAT is how the bust on a dress is supposed to fit, O Famous Ladies & Stylists. TAKE NOTE.

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

        Exactly! Boobs covered, supported and at the same level. Plus it looks like she can breathe and move. Utter perfection.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248212910 Jessie Melcher Brown

      I love the curls, the softer hair is such a nice change from her usual severe pulled back hair.

    • Anonymous

      She looks incredible but Mariah is a HOT MESS!

    • Anonymous

      Wow. The First Lady looks absolutely stunning every time she appears in public.

    • Anonymous

      Love the color on her, but. . . it’s a Wilma.

    • Anonymous

      Bow down, Carla Bruni.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      I see her little toesies in the last picture.

    • Anonymous

      I love that our FLOTUS in such a beautiful, regal Amazon of a woman…but seems so accessible and likable at the same time.  She’s fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      This dress is doing amazing things for Shelley’s shape.  The A-line stuff she tends to wear always seems to make her look bottom-heavy, but this dress is just right.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      Seriously. She looks fanfreakintabulous. 

    • http://twitter.com/0001909 ∆ .

      I need to know what she does to get those killer shoulders asap.

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      Three years short of 50 and she looks this slammin’ without any of the usual photoshop treatment. I am impressed mrs Obama.

    • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

       Rock On, Shelly!

    • A. Valera

      O.K., so exactly how tall is that tall drink of water?  She’s a goddess!

    • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

      She. shut. it. down.

    • Anonymous

      she has some BITCHIN’ shoulders!

    • Anonymous

      Is Mimi wearing kitty ears??

    • http://twitter.com/IamDaBee Antonija Mitt

      Beautiful!  Perfect combination of silhouette, color and styling (great hair!) 

    • Anonymous

      A double shot of wow.  Both women look stunning.  Talk about bringing your A game. 

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      Stunning.

    • Anonymous

      FLOTUS just made a guest appearance on the Nickelodeon show iCarly and she rocked that, too!  She even busted some moves in the Random Dancing segment of the show and displayed some nice comedy timing.  She does everything with poise!  Love her!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Standing Ovation for Shelly O.  (Mariah Carey, however is being choked to death by her dress.)

    • Anonymous

      well done!!

    • Kris Bruneau

      Love. It. 

      On the other hand, that’s some seriously minimalist accessorizing for our First Lady.  I think a cuff or a couple bangles would’ve been lovely with this. 

      • Martha Anderson

        msnbc has a photo montage today in honor of her 48 Birthday!

    • Anonymous

      FANTASTIC!  How amazing is it to have a First Lady that when on a stage with Hollywood actresses lloks every bit as glamorous and stunning as the rest of the crowd?  Better than most, actually….

    • Judy_J

      Gorgeous….love the gown and updo.  She looks smokin’ hot!

    • bethannstamps

      you go. show the haters. you look beautiful, like a First Lady w style should.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know if it’s appropriate to give the First Lady a WERQ, but it is 100% deserved. Dayum, she looks amazing!

    • Anonymous

      I LOVE that color. Independently, & on her. I’m sure I like her hair, I think maybe I love it.

      There’s something really satisfying when someone with the resources to knock it out of the park does. Even if she DOES have more important things to think about.

    • Anonymous

      Damn she’s tall.
      I do love the dress on her, but I kind of wish she had gone with the original color. It’s a tough color to pull off, but she could definitely do it.

    • Anonymous

      Dear Shelly O,

      Please dye your hair purple. Just for a little while. It will be fun. (And the pundits would s**t themselves.)
      Love,
      The Bitter Kitten Minions at TLo Fabulousness, Inc., International. 

      Also, she, and Miz Union, look UH-MAY-ZING. 

    • aimee_parrott

      Wow… she looks incredible!

      I’m choosing to believe that both Shelley AND Spike Lee have died their hair purple.  It’s so much more fun that way.

    • Anonymous

      She is so beautiful. I love that color on her.

    • marilyn

      Although Mariah Carey’s dress is really horrible, maybe it is a costume.  It is suspiciously similar to the mildly horrible dress worn by the older woman standing on the other side of Shelley.  I originally thought Mariah picked that dress herself.  I may owe her an apology for the negative comments I made earlier about her dress.  If someone else chose that dress for her, WHERE IS HER AGENT?????.  Poor Mariah.  The things she does for her craft.

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      She just towers over everyone.  What a gorgeous woman!

    • Anonymous

      Oh my goodness–so, so beautiful.

    • Allison Woods

      Bow down to the MIGHTY SHELLY, biatches.

    • Anonymous

      Regal. LOVE the hair.

    • Anonymous

      Her skin is so perfectly yummy looking.  She is TONED!  

    • http://twitter.com/Meowrowrie Catherine Price

      First, she looks like an actress, not a FLOTUS – compared to all the previous First Ladies. And second, it’s refreshing to have a First Lady who doesn’t always default her hairstyle to “Glenn Close in Mars Attacks”. Even as a black woman, she could go that route, but she does what any woman with flexibility in how to style her hair does -she changes it up here and there. She’s extremely relatable and looks astounding here.

    • Anonymous

      Statuesque.  Hard to believe she is 48 with that flawless skin and killer muscle tone.  

    • Anonymous

      Statuesque.  Hard to believe she is 48 with that flawless skin and killer muscle tone.  

    • Anonymous

      Statuesque.  Hard to believe she is 48 with that flawless skin and killer muscle tone.  

    • Anonymous

      Statuesque.  Hard to believe she is 48 with that flawless skin and killer muscle tone.  

    • Anonymous

      Statuesque.  Hard to believe she is 48 with that flawless skin and killer muscle tone.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      Best she has ever looked.

    • oohsparkley!

      She looks gorgeous!

    • Adriana_Paula

      I know it’s a year later, but THIS is a red inauguration dress.