First Lady Style: Brooches

ESSENCE.COM May, 16, 2012

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In Jacksonville, Florida, Michelle Obama sits boldly amongst a group of military dependent teens in a tangerine A-line Liz Claiborne dress with a mini bouquet of flowers perched on her shoulder.

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Early May, Michelle Obama officially kicked off President Obama’s 2012 campaign for reelection in a blazing blue sheath dress and Erickson Beamon starburst pin.

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The First Lady appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman in a sleek Alexis Bittar brooch to complement her modern color-blocked Preen shift.

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For Easter Sunday Service this year, the First Lady selected a dainty oval brooch to match her Thakoon shift dress as the finishing touch to her look.

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Mrs. Obama’s contrast collar and simple brooch add quite the chic touch to her classic LBD at a White House arts and crafts event for military families.

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The First Lady adds more shine to her sleek patent Reed Krakoff blazer by accessorizing with brooches on her lapel in St. Louis.

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Mrs. O chose a blooming flower brooch by Miriam Haskell to match her cream floral jacquard L’Wren Scott dress at the the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards with Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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On Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, the First Lady showed up in a gorgeous Rachel Roy charcoal dress with a flower gracefully pinned to her draped neckline.

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President Obama and The First Lady, in a beautiful brooch adorning her LBD, pause for a moment of silence at the Flight 93 National Memorial.

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At the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., Michelle Obama cinches her matching cranberry cardigan stylishly with crystal encrusted Alexis Bittar brooches. A great alternative to her usual belted look.

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First Lady Michelle Obama sits sweetly with military spouses wearing a printed Duro Olowu top, classic black cardigan and camouflaged flower brooch.

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The First Lady engaged listeners about her “Let’s Move” campaign in 2010 wearing this beautiful brooch to punctuate her stunning origami pleated dress.

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In 2009, our stylish First Lady showed her attention to detail and love for bright colors by wearing a gorgeous green flower brooch over a lemon yellow shift dress in Rome.

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In 2009, Michelle Obama visited the St. Dimitry nurse training college in Moscow, Russia wearing a brooch that plays off her pretty printed dress.

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First Lady Michelle Obama arrives for a reception for Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the White House and uses her favorite Erickson Beamon starburst brooch to accentuate the shades of blue in her outfit.

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The First Lady has worn this Erickson Beamon brooch on several occasions, including back in 2010 at the oval office with a matching teal ensemble.

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In 2009, Mrs. O supported her husband at Capitol Hill in a pretty bow-front blouse with a flower pinned delicately front and center.

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Michelle Obama adds a small sweet touch to her scarlet top by pinning a flower along her collar during a visit to the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

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At the National Partnership for Women and Families annual luncheon in 2008 Mrs. O paired a striped suit with a fancy feather brooch.

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The First Lady spoke at the Department of Transportation in 2009 in a strong yet feminine suit with a gorgeous pearl brooch.

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The First Lady appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman in a sleek Alexis Bittar brooch to complement her modern color-blocked Preen shift.

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For Easter Sunday Service this year, the First Lady selected a dainty oval brooch to match her Thakoon shift dress as the finishing touch to her look.

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First Michelle Obama welcomes First Lady Kim Yoon-ok of Korea during a ceremony at the White House.

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Mrs. O chose a blooming flower brooch to match her floral jacquard sheath dress at the the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards with Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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On Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, the First Lady showed up in a gorgeous Rachel Roy charcoal dress with a flower gracefully pinned to her draped neckline.

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In 2009, our stylish First Lady showed her attention to detail and love for bright colors by wearing a gorgeous green flower brooch over a lemon yellow shift dress in Rome.

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In 2009, Michelle Obama visited the St. Dimitry nurse training college in Moscow, Russia wearing a brooch that plays off her pretty printed dress.

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In Jacksonville, Florida, Michelle Obama sits boldly amongst a group of military dependent teens in a tangerine A-line Liz Claiborne dress with a mini bouquet of flowers perched on her shoulder.

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In Jacksonville, Florida, Michelle Obama sits boldly amongst a group of military dependent teens in a tangerine A-line Liz Claiborne dress with a mini bouquet of flowers perched on her shoulder.

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First Lady Michelle Obama arrives to speak to women leaders like actress Kerry Washington (L), actress Sarah Jones®, and former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers (3rd-L) look on in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in 2009 in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk to Marine One as they depart the White House in Washington, D.C. The brooch is subtle and stylish.

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Michelle Obama meets with young people during a visit to Mary’s Center, a non-profit organization which helps people with limited or no access to health services.

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First Lady Michelle Obama, wearing two brooches, displays a Native American shawl presented to her during a visit to the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C.

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Michelle Obama speaks to employees during a visit to the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., February 19, 2009.

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US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet the audience as they attend Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s performance entitled Fiftieth Anniversary Highlights at the Kennedy Center in Washington on February 6, 2009.