Michelle Obama recently offered some parting words on her wardrobe for the last time as the US First Lady before leaving the White House.
The 52-year-old lawyer and writer, in her interview for the December issue of Vogue, said that her brave choice of clothes and styles have always depended on “comfort level” they offer and not on “who” made them.
“It all boils down to comfort level,” she revealed.
“If I’m going to make you comfortable, then I have to be comfortable first. So my first reaction isn’t ‘Who made this?’ But ‘Let’s try it on. What does it look like? Oooh, that’s cute. Oh, wow. I never thought of wearing something like this. Let’s put a belt on it. I feel gooood in this,” she added.
Ever since moving her clothes into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the Chicago native sought out to be a fashionable first lady all on her own as she had little political experience before her husband’s election in 2008
The mother of two has redefined first lady fashion in her eight years as the Commander-in-Chief’s right-hand woman.
“Everything we do is by choice,” she said of the role, “I could have spent eight years doing anything, and at some level, it would have been fine. I could have focused on flowers. I could have focused on decor. I could have focused on entertainment,” she said.
“Because any First Lady, rightfully, gets to define her role. There’s no legislative authority; you’re not elected. And that’s a wonderful gift of freedom,” she reveled.
The December issue of Vogue is available on newsstands starting November 22