It’s the end of an era (😪), and ESSENCE is sending the First Family off with a hug and a salute. @BarackObama and @MichelleObama exude their signature poise, grace and charm on the cover of our historic October issue, in which they open up about watching their girls grow up in the White House as well as the legacy they hope to leave behind. “Some of my fondest memories of the White House are just being with the girls on a summer night and walking the dogs around the South Lawn, talking and listening to them.” 💕 Believe us—you’re not going to want to miss out on this special collector’s issue! For a sneak peek, check out the link in bio, and be sure to pick up a copy when it hits newsstands Friday, September 16! (📷: @kwakualston) #ESSENCEObamas
The President and his First Lady are going out with a bang.
During her interview with InStyle, Michelle dished on everything from Let Girls Learn to her impeccable fashion sense.
“I tend not to worry about the trends, because what works for an 18-year-old selfie queen may not for a 52-year-old First Lady who is a mom of teenagers she is trying to be a good role model for,” she said.
In her every day life, she keeps it simple.
“Very casual. No makeup, no T-shirt, and a pair of ripped jean shorts or workout pants because I’m always on the verge of going to or coming from [working out]. I love color and pieces that make me feel good, but it’s much more informal.”
We’re taking pointers!
She also reveals how she manages her social media presence with grace.
“We can fool ourselves into thinking that everybody is still watching the evening news, but I live with Generation Z, and I know that their habits, the way they take in information in is so different. And they’ve changed… We’ve got to meet our constituents where they are, and they’re on Snapchat.”
See what else she had to say in InStyle’s October issue and check out more pictures from the cover shoot below.
October cover star and First Lady Michelle Obama is passionate about Let Girls Learn, an initiative she started that helps young women across the world receive a better education. "We have an obligation to take our education seriously and then to use the skills we develop to help other people," she says in the cover story. Click the link in our bio to learn more about the program. 📸: @thomaswhiteside; styling: @instylemelissa; hair: @johnnywright220; makeup: @carlraymua ✨#InStyleFLOTUS
October cover star Michelle Obama opens up to InStyle about her style, the challenges facing girls today, and what's next for her. “My hopes are to recapture some of the everydayness, some anonymity. And we know that will take some time. But I always joke that I dream of opening up my front door and walking out without any notification, without any security," she says. Click the link in our bio for more. 📸: @thomaswhiteside; styling: @instylemelissa; hair: @johnnywright220; makeup: @carlraymua ✨#InStyleFLOTUS