The rumors were true: Michelle Obama is on the April cover of Vogue! And, dare we say, this one is even better than the first. Why? Well, the bangs for starters, plus a certain second-term President makes a cameo inside. If you had any doubt that Anna Wintour deserved that promotion yesterday, a coup like this should clear that right up.
Inside the issue, which hits newsstands nationwide March 26, the photos shot by Annie Leibovitz are accompanied by a lengthy article in which the Obamas address their number one priority: family. When writer Jonathan van Meter asks whether they might like to put to rest the idea that they don’t entertain enough in the White House, Michelle responds:
“I don’t think it’s our job to put an idea to rest. Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they’re growing every day. But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, ‘Our number-one priority is making sure that our family is whole.’”
That said, now that Sasha is eleven and Malia is fourteen — just about the ages when hanging out with your parents becomes a less-than-thrilling prospect — the First couple may be hitting the town more often. The President even jokes that everyone will groan, “‘The Obamas are out in the club again?’”
Jokes aside, we do learn that the President loves the Black Eyed Peas, and his wife and daughters are always pushing for him to be more adventurous with his wardrobe. According to the FLOTUS, “The girls and I are always rooting when he wears, like, a stripe. They’re like, ‘Dad! Oh, you look so handsome. Oh, stripes! You go!’ ”
Michelle also has some fashion advice for the rest of us — and based on her recent sartorial slam dunks, we’re more than happy to take it:
“I always say that women should wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves. That’s what I always try to do. . . . I also believe that if you’re comfortable in your clothes it’s easy to connect with people and make them feel comfortable as well. In every interaction that I have with people, I always want to show them my most authentic self.”
Read the whole article over at Vogue.com and see the photos in the gallery below:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.