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While traveling around the United States of America to promote her newest book The Light We Carry, former First Lady Michelle Obama is drawing attention for more than her awesome writing skills.
Just a few days before she joined the chorus of celebrities, friends and family mourning the loss of tWitch as he passed away at the age of 40, Michelle was in Atlanta, Georgia on a tour stop, specifically taking the stage at the Fox Theatre while wearing a stylish leather ensemble that was rendered even more special by her hairdo.
The outfit, which featured both a jacket a pair of flared pants, was an eco-leather one created by Palmer Harding. Michelle wore a tank by Reiss under the outerwear and completed the look with a pair of studded black high-heeled booties by Stuart Weitzman and jewelry by Grace Lee.
The author wore her braided hair up, with just a few strands surrounding her face, which boasted pretty simple makeup by her go-to makeup artist Carl Ray.
As usual, Michelle was dressed by her longtime stylist Meredith Koop, who has actually been documenting her client's looks on Instagram throughout the tour.
Just last week, at another appearance in Atlanta, Michelle wore a Fila x Roksanda jacket that's still the coolest cover-up we've seen all winter. At that event, the former First Lady sat down to discuss her new book with filmmaker Tyler Perry.
The book that the author is currently promoting follows her best-selling memoir, Becoming, from 2018.
"In The Light We Carry, Mrs. Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress," reads an official synopsis of the book. "Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the habits and principles she has developed to successfully adapt to change and overcome various obstacles—the earned wisdom that helps her continue to become. She details her most valuable practices, like starting kind,' 'going high,' and assembling a 'kitchen table' of trusted friends and mentors."
“Keep in mind, too, that everything I know, all the various tools I lean on, have come to me only through trial and error, over years of constant practice and reevaluation," Michelle wrote in the introduction. "I spent decades learning on my feet, making mistakes, adjustments and course corrections as I went. I've progressed only slowly to where I am today.”
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While around the country, Michelle wore a number of other standout looks, including a denim suit by Ganni that she rocked while in Washington, DC, alongside a pair of deep red boots by Stuart Weitzman and a wonderful Victoria Beckham ensemble that she donned in Chicago with edgy Stuart Weitzman pumps in electric blue. It's clear that Michelle has an affinity for the shoe designer!
As fans of Michelle may have noticed, her style choices have actually shifted throughout the years. Whens he was on tour for Becoming, for example, she was seen sporting a lot of formal pantsuits (albeit in exciting and creative colors). Fast-forward to today and, according to Meredith herself, Michelle has been drawn to more casual looks .
The stylist told Vogue (opens in new tab) back in November that Michelle wants to "be more and more comfortable."
“I’m looking for things with elastic waists - or stretch. Throughout the process, I requested from different designers, 'If we're doing pants, can you put a bit of elastic in the back so that it’s more comfortable?'," she said to the outlet. "For me, it's not the particular brands but more so navigating or instructing how we can do things.
Clearly, there are ways to be comfortable and chic at the same time - an art that Michelle has mastered.
Anna Rahmanan is a New York-based writer and editor who covers culture, entertainment, food, fashion and travel news. Anna’s words have appeared on Time Out New York, the Huffington Post, Fortune, Forbes, Us Weekly, Bon Appetit and Brooklyn Magazine, among other outlets.
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