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Michelle Obama is known for launching women's fashion trends worldwide, but it was a menswear that served as inspiration for the first lady during Monday's daytime Inaugural events.
The custom navy jacquard Thom Browne Coat and dress she chose to kick of the festivities in Washington took its cue from the fabric of a silk men's tie, reports the Associated Press. Neckties, of course, are a trademark of her husband first term.
"It's one of those moments when I just can't believe that happened," Browne told the New York Times' Eric Wilson. Known primarily for his suits, Browne was named GQ's Designer of the Year in the fall 2008, the same year as Obama's historical election to the presidency.
The first lady has been a fan of Browne's dress collections in recent months. She wore a custom gray dress with a black lace overlay in October, during the Democratic National Convention.
The decision to wear Browne was a win for Michelle on Monday, according to at least one fashion critic.
@FLOTUS SO CHIC in her #ThomBrowne navy coat," Elle's Joe Zee tweeted.
Browne can't take all the credit. Mrs. O also called on her own famously high-low fashion sensibilities, pairing her navy look with a belt and silver heels from J. Crew.
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Healthy hair or healthy heart? Why not both!
Today many African American women seem to be comfortable compromising their health for their hair, why?
We don’t know much about proper hair-care, or how important it is to stay in shape for both physical health and hair health. If we really want both, and we all should, here are a few tips on keeping your hair healthy while doing the same for your body:
Whether your hair is natural, chemically processed, weaved or braided; a daily exercise routine can be incorporated and you can still look great.
If you choose to workout first thing in the morning:
◾Keep in your rollers, pin curls, or wrap, secured with a silk or satin scarf.
◾After your workout, let your hair be the last thing you touch; shower, get dressed, apply makeup and everything else before you take off your scarf.
Now it’s hair time:
◾Only remove the scarf, and with a hand-held or hood dryer let heat blow over your hair for about 10 minutes.
◾Let hair down from rollers, pin curls or wrap, and then lightly spray with a sheen product and style.
Voila! You’ll find your hair silky smooth, shiny and manageable, along with having a great workout. These same tips work for the afternoon or evening, so go and exercise and stop worrying about your hair.