The United States of America has had 45 presidents, who were all supported by unforgettable and inspiring first ladies. Nonetheless, only a few have managed to garner their own base of supporters. Michelle Obama was not only quite popular during her husband's eight years at the white house, but she was also often referred to as his secret weapon. The writer, lawyer, and university administrator has managed to redefine the hallo and responsibilities of first ladies with her courageous opinions and passionate projects.
Last night, the opinion leader made a surprise appearance at the 61st Grammy Awards ceremony to support women in the music industry. While Alicia Keys was making waves as the first female host to take the stage in over a decade, Obama attracted fervent claps and cheers while she was flaunting a glittering ensemble by Sachin & Babi. From the bishop sleeves to the flare trousers and waist belt, the matching outfit danced with the surrounding spotlights subtly while remaining strikingly picturesque.
The smart fashion choice is a continuation of her signature aesthetic. Obama is synonymous with a progressive style, which delivers intellectual brilliance and determination. Her modest choices have been documented by many experts during her years in the spotlight. Meanwhile, her most recent outfits have been leaning towards a more daring; yet sophisticated approach. Her playful, yet modest ensemble made her one of the night's best dressed.
With her confident aura and charming smile, Obama walked onto the coveted stage of the Grammys to not only support Keys but to also show her gratitude and backing of the attending female artists. The former first lady shared this moment with Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jennifer Lopez. Nevertheless, the audience was most excited to see Obama; the writer even had to start over her speech given the reverberating cheers.
“From the Motown records, I wore out on the South Side to the ‘Who Runs the World’ songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story . . . whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves. Our dignity, our sorrows, our hopes and joys. It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in. Music shows us that all of it matters, every story within every voice, every note within every song,” said Obama on stage.
The former first lady is famous for her continuous support for women. During her years in the white house, she fought for various national projects such as Let Girls Learn, a U.S. government-wide initiative, which aims to help girls around the world go to school and stay in school. Most recently, she wrote a moving memoir titled "Becoming". The book quickly became a worldwide bestseller given its heart to heart approach.