Mrs O takes SA in style

Michelle Obama has made a name for herself as one stylish First Lady. We’ve always admired the sophisticated, modern way she manages to balance the weight of her position in society with her individual style. She’s always on trend, always demure and always relevant. Respect Mrs O.

So, when she was in South Africa last week we kept a beady eye on what she was wearing. Happily she didn’t go all safari chic on us. She arrived in the country wearing one of her favourite designers, Nigerian Duro Olowu. So appropriate and showing a nod of respect to our continents fashion talent.

Her time here was packed with official meet and greets. At Emthonjeni Community Center in Zandspruit Township in Jo’burg she wore a ASOS for Africa top. We are huge fans of ASOS and love that the first lady shops online! In a chat with Vogue, ASOS CEO Nick Robertson said: “We are thrilled at ASOS to have Michelle Obama – someone who continues to be a great ambassador for fashion – flying our flag abroad. ASOS Africa is our dedicated ethical collection, now in its third season and produced in Kenya by 25 local craftspeople to help empower the community, so it feels very appropriate to have the First Lady wearing it while doing valuable humanitarian work in South Africa.”

She then tried her hand a colour-blocking in a gorgeous bright yellow Rachel Roy trench, which really suited her and went on to meet Graca Michel in a silk Narciso Rodriques suit.

She’s stylish, chic and always ladylike. Her unflustered tour around our country won her loads of South African support and made her an even more popular figure than she was previously. And to add to it, she even managed to handle the wettest, most miserable Cape Town day with a smile, great hair and a pair of Jimmy Choo’s. How impressed were we? Those Americans don’t know how good they’ve got it…

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Liza West & Emily Pettit-Coetzee (I Heart Your Outfit)

Liza West and Emily Pettit-Coetzee were schooled in the local fashion magazine industry. Words are their business and together they have their own copywriting firm, Copy Ink. Click above to view their fun fashion blog, i heart your outfit

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