A post shared by Christy Rilling Studio (@christyrillingstudio) on She’s also sticking with tailor Christy Rilling, the woman who makes public figures look not just nice, but incredible, in their clothes and who has been nipping and tweaking her hourglass dresses on every major occasion along the way. But what she is changing is the brands she wears and the message that they project. Now that she’s not on the world stage in quite the same way, Obama can afford to express her personality and leave sartorial political-correctness to her new counterpart Melania Trump. As such, for Obama's first official engagement at the American Institute of Architects conference in Florida last month, her outfit appeared to be a message that she was feeling relaxed about life beyond Washington. Wearing a subtle colour-blocked dress from under-the-radar New York label, Lafayette 148, she didn’t need to champion a major American designer, and wore a soft, flattering silhouette with bare arms. A post shared by Christy Rilling Studio (@christyrillingstudio) on Obama gave us the clearest indication yet of her post-FLOTUS ethos at Friday’s Partnership for a Healthier America Summit, though, wearing a waterfall shirt by British design duo Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding, drawn in with an Alexander McQueen corset belt and Jimmy Choo court shoes.
For the original article visit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/people/cool-creative-full-british-brands-michelle-obama-defines-post/