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Mrs. Obama was doing fashionably fantabulous during the G2O Summit

until today's outfit she wore to the Royal Opera in London. It's not that we don't like the rich blue Jason Wu frock, or the Junya Watanabe cardigan (Watanabe is the Japanese designer for cutting edge line, Comme des Garcons.) or the Jimmy Choo pumps. We just don't like it all together! I'm all about accentuating the hips, but this look makes for an unnecessarily wide silhouette. Not flattering at all. Speaking of not flattering, British Prime Minister's wife, Sarah Brown did not work her royal blue knit in the least. It's not about being appropriate, it's about what fits and this did NOT fit.

Mrs. Obama was doing fashionably fantabulous during the G2O Summit

These outfits get a D- in style... Not figure flattering at all. and these women have pretty nice shapes... Did they not have a mirror?
These outfits get a D- in style... Not figure flattering at all. and these women have pretty nice shapes... Did they not have a mirror?

until today's outfit she wore to the Royal Opera in London. It's not that we don't like the rich blue Jason Wu frock, or  the Junya Watanabe cardigan (Watanabe is the Japanese designer for cutting edge line, Comme des Garcons.) or the Jimmy Choo pumps.  We just don't like it all together! I'm all about accentuating the hips, but this look makes for an unnecessarily wide silhouette. Not flattering at all. Speaking of not flattering, British Prime Minister's wife, Sarah Brown did not work her royal blue knit in the least.  It's not about being appropriate, it's about what fits and this did NOT fit.

We will say our favorite outfit of this trip is the J.Crew ensemble. The crystal-studded cardigan and mint green pencil skirt is incredibly cute. We love shimmer during the day. What do you think of Mrs. O's European ensembles? Oh, and people have been asking what do I think about Mrs. Obama's repetition of accessories: My answer: That's what makes her a woman after our own heart. Look for me today on NBC-10 sometime between 4:30 and 5 p.m. talking more about the first lady's fashion choices.

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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