"He’s always asking: ‘Is that new? I haven’t seen that before.’ It’s like, Why don’t you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet."
- Michelle Obama on her husband's interest in fashion
Reporters are not the only ones with a particularly keen interest in what Michelle Obama wears these days. Barack Obama, Michelle says, notices everything.
In fact, Michelle has learned not to wear a certain gray metallic belt when the president is around: "Barack calls it my Star Trek belt,” the first lady said in an interview with the New York Times this week. “He doesn’t understand fashion.”
She teasingly imitated him: “You didn’t need more shoes. The shoes you had on yesterday were fine. Why can’t you just wear that for the rest of the presidency?”
The First Lady breaks ground on the White House vegetable garden.
The First Lady of the United States said she was not naturally thin and, like most other people, Michelle Obama must exercise and watch what she eats.
“I have hips, and I have them covered up with pleats,” she said.
To keep those hips from spreading, she said, she follows an exercise regimen of light weights, calisthenics, jump-rope and a cardiovascular routine.
Continue reading this article on the First Lady in the New York Times, and click to enlarge some Michelle Obama fashion highlights, past and present ...