‘Stylish and statuesque’ Michelle Obama leaves Brits spell-bound

April 2nd, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Princess Diana New York, April 2 (ANI): U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama seems to have cast her spell on British minds because her attire, physique, and good nature are what each one is talking about.

A Daily Mail report suggests that its readers in London are so obsessed with Michelle that they have started to wonder whether her “toned physique is (due) to more than just hours in the gym.”

Michelle’s chic outfits have also won universal approval in the British press.

Her choice of low heels for the private audience with Queen Elizabeth was considered thoughtful.

“Michelle is a statuesque woman with great style who knows how to dazzle,” the New York Daily News quoted English fashion writer and broadcaster Caryn Franklin as saying.

“Her clothes aren’t always expensive, but they epitomize class. She always dresses very appropriately, very cleverly. She looks friendly and accessible,” Franklin added.

Anabel Cutler, editor of the Daily Mail’s Lifestyle magazine, likened Michelle’s fashion icon credentials to those of Jackie O.

“She is a successful mother of two, and though she doesn’t have the perfect body or face, she’s fantastically attractive. Michelle has proved that it is possible to look incredible and be a powerful operator,” she said.

Michelle has even been compared to the late Princess Diana, with one awestruck TV reporter calling her “The People’s First Lady”.

“She was so warm and natural,” says Sheryne Skinner, 26, a new mom recovering from tumour surgery who chatted with Michelle at a new hospital drop-in centre.

“We spoke about my daughter Marian, and how hard it is to look after a baby when you’re sick. She really took the time to understand. I didn’t think I’d be allowed to touch her, but she just stopped and wrapped her arms around me. It was amazing,” she added.

The First Lady also gracefully accepted hand-drawn Easter cards from Maysie and Presley Cogdell, ages 8 and 5, whose mom, Trudi, 43, has terminal cancer. (ANI)

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