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Regal Mrs. Obama

I've been tardy on reporting on first lady Michelle Obama's new hairdo.

Regal Mrs. Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama waves on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, during President Barack Obama´s State of the Union address. Front row, from left are, Kimberly Munley of Killeen, Texas, Obama, and Rebecca Kerr of Chantilly, Va. Second row, from left are, Haiti Ambassador Raymond Joseph, Jeffrey Brown of Philadelphia, and Deborah Powell of Hugo, Okla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
First Lady Michelle Obama waves on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Front row, from left are, Kimberly Munley of Killeen, Texas, Obama, and Rebecca Kerr of Chantilly, Va. Second row, from left are, Haiti Ambassador Raymond Joseph, Jeffrey Brown of Philadelphia, and Deborah Powell of Hugo, Okla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) AP

I've been tardy on reporting on first lady Michelle Obama's new hairdo. 

But Wednesday night, Mrs. Obama's shiny, chin-length bob was nothing short of perfect. Her deep purple pleated a-line skirt and matching crew neck sweater - courtesy of Isaac Mizrahi -  added a hint of evening shimmer to the cold weather ensemble. And of course, Mrs. Obama wouldn't be Mrs. Obama without her signature pearls. Did you like Mrs. Obama's look last night? Is she evolving into a more sophisticated first lady?  To read more about Mrs. Obama's latest looks click on Mrs. O.

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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