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Michelle Obama goes for stunning all-white look to take on Duchess Kate in dazzling fashion face-off at Buckingham Palace

    The U.S. First Lady went for a design by American label J Mendel

    The look continues the red, white and blue fashion theme she has been maintaining since her arrival in London this morning

    The event preceded the Olympics Opening Ceremony, which kicked off across town in East London shortly afterwards


By Tamara Abraham and Rebecca English

PUBLISHED: 14:25 EST, 27 July 2012 | UPDATED: 17:58 EST, 27 July 2012

 Michelle Obama remained true to her patriotic fashion theme today in a dazzling white top and skirt for this evening's events in London

The U.S. First Lady, who has stuck to a palette of red, white and blue since she arrived in the city this morning, opted for an ensemble from the resort 2013 collection of American label J Mendel for an early evening reception at Buckingham Palace.

It was a strong choice that saw her hold her own against the UK's reigning fashion princess, the Duchess of Cambridge.



Fashion face-off: Michelle Obama wore silver-and-white J Mendel for this evening's reception at Buckingham Palace, while the Duchess of Cambridge wore pale blue Christopher Kane


Her top, which was almost armour-like in style, was embroidered in shimmering silver. The cap sleeves showed off those toned arms, while the high neckline kept the look demure.

The lightweight fabric of the sharply-pleated skirt made for a soft contrast, while the silver court shoes added polish, and co-ordinated with the look perfectly.
Of course, Catherine did not disappoint. The fitted coat-dress, an unlikely design for young British favourite Christopher Kane, was an understated choice that fitted her like a glove.

Nor, indeed, did the other VIPs at the Opening Ceremony, which took place immediately afterwards.


Escort: In the absence of her husband, Mrs Obama arrived at Buckingham Palace with Louis Susman, the U.S. Ambassador, who hosted her Let's Move event earlier today

The British First Lady, Samantha Cameron, proved her own exemplary fashion cred in a look by UK-based designer Roksanda Ilincic.

Ann Romney, meanwhile, echoed Mrs Obama's patriotic palette in navy-and-white zig-zags under a red cardigan.

She completed her polished look with red lipstick and her favourite pearls, her blonde hair tied back off her face.

Mrs Obama arrived at the earlier Buckingham Palace reception with of Louis Susman, the U.S. Ambassador, who hosted her morning Let's Move event at his residence.

The Duchess of Cambridge warmly greeted Mrs Obama, who had been invited in her role as head of her country's Olympic delegation.


Patriotic: Like Mrs Obama, Ann Romney also wore red, white and blue as she arrived at the Opening Ceremony with her Republican Presidential candidate husband Mitt

The two women first met just over a year ago when the Obamas flew to the UK on a state visit.

The rest of the Royal Family were also out in force for a full-scale charm offensive on global leaders attending London's Olympic Games.

Led by the Queen and Prince Philip, 19 senior royals were rounded up for a champagne reception - well, English sparkling wine - at Buckingham Palace hours before the official opening ceremony as part of the nation's push to strengthen its diplomatic, political and economic ties.

Other young royals present included Prince Harry and the Duke of York's daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.


Event to remember: Catherine and William looked thrilled by the Opening Ceremony in London this evening


High style: The Queen, who changed into a peach-coloured formal gown for the second of the evening's events, spoke with the Prime Minister ahead of the Opening Ceremony

Harry chatted animatedly to leaders from the Caribbean including Jamaica's republican-leaning Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, whom he met on an official tour of her island earlier this year.

Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Andrew, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent also exchanged pleasantries in the palace ballroom for the hour and a half long event.

More than 190 guests were present - including 95 heads of state and government and their spouses -  ranging from Mongolia to the Marshall Islands, in the northern Pacific.

Adding glamour to the proceedings were Princess Charlene of Monaco, looking statuesque in a white trouser suit, and her husband, His Serene Highness Prince Albert 11.

The South African-born Princess is a former swimmer who competed for her home country in the 2000 Olympic Games, while Albert was a member of his principality's bobsleigh team.

Queen Sofia of Spain broke every protocol rule in the book when she was almost 20 minutes late, apparently missing the Queen's keynote welcome speech.



Royal occasion: The First Lady and Mr Susman were also afforded some time with the Queen

Aides insisted, however, that it was not a deliberate snub - despite the Spanish Queen pulling out of a Diamond Jubilee celebration lunch in May at the last minute in protest over a visit to the disputed territory of Gibraltar by Prince Edward and his wife.

On the menu was a selection of cold canapes including quail's eggs and celery salt, cornet of smoked duck and rosette of smoked salmon.

Hot morsels included langoustines a l'outhier - and miniature vegetarian cornish pasties.

For those with a sweet tooth, there were chocolate cherries, honey pralines and a passion fruit pate.
The dainty nibbles were washed down with English sparkling wine, a  2007 Blanc de Blancs from the Gusbourne Estate in Kent, and an organic South African Running Duck chenin blanc.


Glamorous guests: Prince Albert II of Monaco, and his wife Princess Charlene (left) and Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (right) were also among those in attendance


Flying the flag: Princess Beatrice with the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Omurbek Babanov and Rita Birbaeva

Inside the palace ballroom the Queen's arrival was heralded by a fanfare from the state trumpeters before she gave a short - but rousing - speech welcoming her guests to the UK and praising the British sense of 'fair play and fun'.

She told her guests: 'As leaders of the many nations competing in the Games you have come from around the world to witness this global festival of sport. I hope that you will enjoy your time in the United Kingdom and I'm sure you will find a warm reception awaiting you, your athletes and the visiting spectators.

'This will be the third London Olympiad; my great-grandfather opened the 1908 Games at White City; my father opened the 1948 Games at Wembley Stadium, and later this evening I will take pleasure in declaring open the 2012 London Olympic Games at Stratford in the east of London.


Quick change: Tonight's ensemble was in keeping with the red, white and blue palette that Mrs Obama had been sporting for events earlier in the day


Casual: Mrs Obama, in a red peplum top, relaxed with U.S. athletes on her first engagement in London today

To me the spirit of togetherness is a most important part of the Olympic ideal, and the British people can be proud of the part they have played in keeping the spirit alive. Many sports played in these Games have their historic roots in this country; and as a nation we have an abiding passion for sport, as well as a tradition of fair play and a good-natured sense of fun.

'In all our national Olympic teams there is so much of which we can be proud; groups of young men and women dedicated to excellence and achievement across numerous sporting disciplines. And these teams are ably supported by thousands of organisers, volunteers and supporters who will be following the action not just at the Olympic venues here in the United Kingdom but throughout the world.

'For all these reasons,  I wish you and your countries a successful, enjoyable and memorable Games.'

 After her speech the Queen walked forward to meet some of her guests and, in a rare public mishap, dropped her glasses case as she shook hands with Brazil's President, Dilma Rousseff.

Both bent down to pick them up and the Queen carefully popped them away in her handbag.

The reception was due to end at 7pm on the dot as all of those present were due at the hugely-anticipated opening ceremony of the 2012 Games.

Despite being dropped off by a fleet of black limousines, Rolls Royces and luxury diplomatic cars, most were picked up by bus to make the journey into East London - quite a novel experience for many, no doubt.

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“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Well...... for a change she actually looked lady-like.... however, I don't know who picks out her shoes but her shoe selection -- as usual - sucked.  She has no taste in shoes - especially for a woman of her size...
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 HIT OR MISS? FASHION EDITORS WEIGH IN ON MICHELLE'S LONDON LOOKS

NICOLE MOWBRAY, Editor of Life & Style at the Daily Mail

Sport and fashion are uncomfortable bedfellows and sadly Michelle Obama’s Olympic looks so far have been too gimmicky to be chic.

The star-spangled jacket may be patriotic, but stylish it is not. In my fashion Olympics that’s a DNQ (Did Not Qualify) I’m afraid.


U.S. first lady Michelle Obama gestures as she arrives at a Team USA athletes breakfast in London July 27, 2012.

Removing the jacket later on however, revealing her stunning arms in a beautiful red peplum top, was a smart tactical move for MObama and gets a gold medal.

Unless you’re the Duchess of Cambridge, it’s difficult to look elegant while playing sport and Michelle’s mismatched second outfit consisting of a sporty T-shirt, fitted trousers and another bad blazer won’t challenge Kate for fashion first place in the near future.


And now the rest of the fashion pack cast their verdicts...

SINEAD O'CONNELL, Junior Fashion Editor, YOU Magazine: I think Michelle looks great!

She can pull off graphic, bold prints as well as the nipped in waist silhouette. The patriotic colours also work well for the Olympics!

Peplum suits her shape and shows off her toned arms. It’s fun yet fashion!

ELOISE PARKER, Royal expert: The busy red and white blazer could be overpowering on some, but Michelle has the confidence to pull it off, playing ringmaster with a playful, patriotic nod to her home team.

The red peplum waist top is undoubtedly her most flattering pick, enhancing her waistline and showing off those famously toned arms to perfection. Definitely a fashion winner!

ALISON TAY, Style Editor, Now Magazine: Michelle’s peplum top is an event-appropriate and on-trend excuse to show off muscle tone that would even make Team USA weep.

But her London looks – especially the trompe l'oeil stripe blazer - indicate that she may have been taking style notes from the Duchess of Cambridge, who also largely sticks to a patriotic palette of red, white and (royal) blue.

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I am so sick of reading about the moose's  "toned" arms!
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OMG... I see she still doesn't wear proper under garments.

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Well...... for a change she actually looked lady-like.... however, I don't know who picks out her shoes but her shoe selection -- as usual - sucked.  She has no taste in shoes - especially for a woman of her size...

I liked her shoes.  I liked the top, too.  The skirt, however, looked like something my mother would have worn to church in 1966.  HATED it.

Love Ann Romney's pearls!
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Went back and looked at those pics again.  Moose can barely manage a decent face for the queen, but boy, can she get down with her homiez!

Such class.

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Didn't like the flowing white skirt. It didn't the "armorlike" top at all. Her arms are nothing special. Good grief, when will these writers get over it?
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“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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And who did you say this was again?

Really?
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Moochelle has such an expression of disdain. "Who is this little old white woman, and why is she in my way?"
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The Queen, as she has always been for the past 60 years, is all class.

The First Lady is all crass.
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Socialists hate Monarchy.  Cherie Blair could barely contain her disdain when Tony was PM.

 They only love elitism... as long as THEY get to be the elites.

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They only love elitism... as long as THEY get to be the elites.
It's like the old Soviet mucketymucks - everyone else ate twigs in the socialist paradise while they vacationed in luxurious dachas.
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The latest offerings from The Moose.......







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Oops, one of the gushing news articles said she was rocking nothing but red, white and blue while at the Olympics (because she's so gosh darn patriotic). I guess not.
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Oops, one of the gushing news articles said she was rocking nothing but red, white and blue while at the Olympics (because she's so gosh darn patriotic). I guess not.

I see she is still opting for boob belt styling.
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I reopened this old thread because I just came across this amusing video at the Michelle Obama's Mirror blog.

I see she is still opting for boob belt styling.
Boob Belt Fever - the movie.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2013, 10:48:45 AM by mountaineer »
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Moochelle has such an expression of disdain. "Who is this little old white woman, and why is she in my way?"

That's just her normal look.

Ever hear the old saying... "Beauty is only skin-deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone"?



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