Read more from Vogue's interview with Michelle and Barack Obama.
When asked about her relationship with fashion, the First Lady told Jonathan Van Meter, "I always say that women should wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves. That's what I always try to do." She joked candidly with her husband about his old khakis and their daughters' excitement when he is adventurous enough to wear stripes.
A style icon from the moment her husband stepped into the spotlight in 2004, she and the President spoke with Van Meter about finding balance through one another, their lives as parents and their hopes for American families as a whole.
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.
The Obamas discussed their quick rise to fame in 2004, when Barack Obama spoke for the first time at the DNC, and how they didn't have time to create "public profiles." So yes, they're really that wonderful in real life. And they really do put their daughters Sasha and Malia first and foremost, believing strongly in the power of family.
See more about the First Lady and President's interview at Vogue.com.
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