By Mariela Rosario | 09/29/2009 - 13:30
Oscar de la Renta has famously criticized First Lady Michelle Obama's fashion choices in the past. First, he lamented her decision to wear only American designers through her first few months in office. Then he talked smack about her choice to wear accessible clothing line J. Crew to high profile events, saying, "I think it’s wrong to go in one direction only."
By Angelique Serrano | 08/28/2009 - 17:00
Though we at Latina strive to demonstrate in every issue, in every bit of beauty coverage we do, that all hair textures are beautiful in their natural state, periodically a story will surface to point out that we as a collective American community have a long way to go in terms of understanding and accepting this truth. This week the New York Times ran an article called, “Black Hair, Still Tangled in Politics.” It focused on the first family, specifically First Lady Michelle Obama, and her eldest 11-year-old daughter Malia; more specifically, it focused on their hair.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/04/2009 - 12:25
Michelle Obama used a public speaking engagement at a high school graduation as an opportunity to support Judge Sonia Sotomayor, her hubby's pick to replace Justice David Souter—who recently announced that he'd be stepping down from his position on the Supreme Court.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/13/2009 - 17:00
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the 2008 Tony award-winning musical In the Heights, was on hand last night as President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the first ever Poetry Slam to be held at the White House.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/21/2009 - 15:00
Demi Lovato was thrilled to be a part of the historic inauguration of our first African American President, Barack Obama. Lovato said she was moved to perform for Sasha, Malia and families of the troops at the Kid's Inaugural Concert. The pop star, 16, told MTV News, "It was just an honor that I could make them smile when their parents are fighting in another country. And especially looking down in the first row and seeing the Obamas there, it was awesome.
By Monica Herrera | 01/21/2009 - 09:45
We weren't the only ones pleasantly surprised to see Michelle Obama wearing a dress by Isabel Toledo at yesterday's inauguration. So was the designer herself!
“We’re all up here watching the T.V.,” Toledo told the New York Times, just as the ceremony was underway. “It’s great. We’re so happy.” The Cuban American designer says she was not absolutely sure that the First Lady would be wearing her look until it was there for all the world to see.
By Monica Herrera | 01/20/2009 - 10:44
The fashion gods have spoken! Soon-to-be First Lady Michelle Obama is wearing a dress by Cuban-American designer Isabel Toledo for the swearing-in ceremony of her husband, Barack Obama. The couple arrived at St. John's Episcopal Church at 8:50am this morning, and Michelle beamed in a sparkling sheath dress with matching coat.
By Monica Herrera | 01/16/2009 - 09:57
No one knows which designer(s) is dressing Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama for this weekend's inaugural festivities, but we do know who will be responsible for Hillary Clinton's look: Oscar De La Renta. In an interview with Barbara Walters, the legendary Dominican designer says that his longtime client, who is now the Secretary of State-designate, will wear "a very, very beautiful dress" of his making.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/19/2008 - 16:56
Narciso Rodriguez had guests at Monday night’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards gushing over Michelle Obama’s election night dress, designed by Rodriguez.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/05/2008 - 13:17
Michelle Obama, the nation's first African-American First Lady, wore a red and black dress designed by Narciso Rodriguez on Tuesday night as her husband Barack Obama became president-elect of the United States.