Are you tired of feeling like a nondescript, forgettable drone in a world that demands “effortless perfection”?
Look no further than Michelle Obama, the former First Lady, whose magnetic personality and strategic style have captured our hearts and imaginations.
Yes, I am aware that this sounds like an advertisement from 50’s and that is because I am obsessed with Michelle Obama and am trying to hook everyone, I need company in my madness.
In my head we have dinners where we jokingly roll our eyes at Barrack’s long speeches. In reality I just take in as much of advice I can, and recently I’ve been fascinated by her approach to fashion.
Michelle Obama dresses at actual dinners (state albeit)
In her best-selling memoirs "The Light We Carry" and "Becoming," Michelle reveals how her wardrobe played a pivotal role in shaping her public image, communicating her values, and shaping opinions.
With bold, colorful dresses and accessories rich in symbolic significance, she wielded fashion like a master, using it to supercharge her mission and make a difference in the world.
From the hope necklace she wore during the 2008 presidential campaign to the up-and-coming designer dress she dazzled in at the state dinner in 2009, every fashion choice was a deliberate step up the rungs of the ladder, a powerful tool to elevate herself and those around her.
And it's not just about looking good ( and she looks GOOD ) - research has shown that fashion choices can significantly impact the perceptions others have of us, from being perceived as smarter in professional attire to evoking feelings of openness and joy with bright colors.
Dismissing the power of fashion to shape our reality would be unwise indeed. Michele is anything but unwise, she let Barrack run for president.
(If you want more on fashion psychology you gotta check Fashionista in Danger’s Fashion brain section.)
But Michelle's influence goes beyond mere inspiration. Her diligent work ethic and unrelenting drive are evident in every aspect of her life, from her impeccable fashion sense to her candid revelations about the challenges she faced as the first Black First Lady.
For instance, she revealed that she had considered embracing her natural hair in the form of braids while in the White House, but ultimately decided against it due to perceptions of black culture in a public figure of her stature.
In a world where people are quick to judge and society is constantly evolving, it's tempting to believe that times have changed and we've made progress. But when it comes to Michelle Obama's experience with her natural hair, the truth is still disheartening.
It's a stark reminder that in life, we are faced with difficult decisions, and our choices may be judged solely on aesthetics and outdated definitions of what is "appropriate."
Yet, witnessing Michelle's recent fashion choices, it's clear that she has found a sense of liberation, casting off society's shackles and living comfortably in her own skin. It's a powerful reminder that we too can break free of limiting beliefs and embrace our true selves, no matter the societal pressure. It’s never too late.
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