A-Z Wednesday

Posted 4 November, 2009 by Molly in Book Reviews / 6 Comments

Welcome to A-Z Wednesday!!

To join, here’s all you have to do:

Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week.

Post:

1~ a photo of the book

2~ title and synopsis

3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.)

4~ Come back here and leave your link in the comments.

If you’ve already reviewed this book you can add it also.

Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment.

(We all love comments, don’t we?)

Who knows? You may find your next “favorite” book.

THIS WEEKS LETTER IS: “M”

My book is:
Mrs. O:The Face of Fashion Democracy

Synopsis:



Celebrated for her style and substance, Michelle Obama has transformed the role of first lady and become a 21st century icon, attracting attention from all over the world. The qualities so admired in her – intelligence, strength and charisma – radiate through her personal style, which has united accessibility with high-wattage glamour. The clothes, like the woman, feel both familiar and inspirational. Readily mixing high-end labels with more affordable brands, with a focus on craftsmanship and artistry, Mrs. O has elevated the notion of real value and ushered in a new era of “fashion democracy”.






Building on the success of Mrs-O.org – the Web site that chronicles Michelle Obama’s style – MRS. O: THE FACE OF FASHION DEMOCRACY takes a closer look at America’s modern style icon, featuring more than 120 photographs of the first lady and delving into the back story of her clothes and accessories. It also goes behind the scenes with interviews from her favorite designers, including Isabel Toledo, Jason Wu, Michael Kors, Maria Pinto and Isaac Mizrahi.






Opening with a brief overview of Michelle Obama’s early years, the book goes on to provide rarely seen photos from behind-the-scenes on the presidential primary trail through the 2008 Democratic National Convention, the monumental events of election night, the inauguration and early chapters of life in the White House. The final chapter hears the opinions of Mrs. O’s adoring fans – giving the last word to the people.






Original photographs of Michelle Obama’s most iconic looks, along with commentary from fashion experts, top off this tactile visual feast. Woven together with sketches and illustration inspired by the first lady, the book reveals the story of a new era of American fashion.

My Review:

This is an interesting book, telling about the life and fashion of Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States. She is a remarkable woman both in her day to day life as well as in her sense of fashion.








When you read Mrs. O, you learn about Michelle Obama from the time she was born until present day. Tomer uses great detail to explain the fashion sense of Mrs. Obama. Details that most people never hear about, like the type of fabric an outfit she wears is made of or how it fits on her body.






Mrs. Obama, or Mrs. O as she is now known, has a unique taste in fashion. She’s not a trend follower, she’s a trend setter, with a style that is all her own, in both casual and elegant styles.






I enjoyed reading this book and I feel as though I know Mrs. O better. I recommend this book if you like fashion or if you just want to know the first lady a little better. Well done, Ms. Tomer

You can buy it here.

*This book was provided for review by Readersfavorite.com*

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6 responses to “A-Z Wednesday

  1. Kristen

    Hmmm. Given that I think that she misses the mark fashion-wise most of the time, I probably won’t be reading this one. LOL!

  2. Beth F

    Thanks for the recommendation. I haven’t heard of this book. BTW: I love your autumn look.

  3. Vicki

    I’ve seen this book and thought I’d like to read it although it’s had many mixed reviews.

    Thanks for playing!

  4. Kim

    I agree with Kristen–I haven’t been too impressed with anything I have seen her in so I think I will need to pass on this one. Great pick for the letter M though!
    *smiles*
    Kim

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