We've always been fans of First Lady Michelle Obama's style. When the 2012 Democratic National Convention rolled around, we couldn't wait to see what outfits and designers she selected to wear. Needless to say, she did not disappoint! When Mrs. Obama hit the stage to give her first speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Internet lit up with compliments and applause over her dress. The pink-and-gold frock was a custom creation by Detriot-based designer Tracy Reese.
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To finish the look for her first appearance at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Obama paired the dress with rhubarb-hued heels by J.Crew—the Everly suede pumps, available for $245 at jcrew.com (they also come in azure, burnt sienna, and vivid lime).
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In the midst of Michelle Obama's speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, we couldn't help but notice her chic gray nails. The trendy neutral contrasted with her pink Tracy Reese dress, but was understated enough to not dominate the look. Inspired, we put together a list of our five favorite gray nail polishes, perfect for recreating the First Lady's manicure.
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It’s the nail polish that launched a thousand manicures! The White House confirmed that Artistic Nail Design’s Vogue was Michelle Obama's official shade. The cement hue is a soak-off gel lacquer that hardens to a glossy finish when cured under an LED light.
The first lady concluded her time at the Democratic National Convention in a plum ikat pattern sheath by designer Laura Smalls. She kept her accessories simple and classic with a pair of black pumps. This marked Mrs. Obama's second time to wear the up-and-coming designer during the convention.