Glamorous Obama in Marbella
First lady Michelle Obama is taking a relaxing private holiday in Marbella Spain with her youngest daughter Sasha Obama. The Obamas brought a touch of glamour to the Spanish town that has a notorious reputation for crime.
|Day 2 of holiday - First Lady and First daughter walks around in Granada Spain|
Mrs. Obama was out and about in the southern Spanish town of Granada today, wearing a brightly-colored floral top, belted at the waist and paired with cropped black leggings and Maison Martin Margiela sandals.
I have to say that Sasha is growing up by the day and she brought her own age appropriate glamour. The two Obama ladies left the president behind in the USA to celebrate his 49th birthday with none other than Oprah Winfrey.
|Day 3 of the holiday|
The glamour contiues with another summery outfit for their walkabout in Ronda on day 3 of their trip
|Malia Obama - The White House won't change me|
The other Obama lady, their eldest daughter Malia chose to spend her time in a summer camp – a touch of her normal life I see.
|Day 1 of holiday: Simple, elegant and glamorous|
Michelle and Sasha Obama are in Spain for a 4-day holiday privately funded holiday. First Lady Mrs. Obama kicked off the holiday by going on a walkabout in Marbella, Spain yesterday. For the tour, Mrs. Obama wore a one-shoulder top by Jean Paul Gaultier, slim black trousers, classic black sunglasses and a stack of beaded bracelets. In 3 words - Simple, Elegang and Glamorous.
|Stand out in the crowd|
Now as you would expect, the media have gone mad, claiming that the Obama’s holiday is in poor taste because of the economic climate. I say, let the family rest. A rested and relaxed wife and children makes a rested and relaxed president who will do his job better. It’s also not like the first lady can travel to Spain like anybody else. She needs a team around her, not out of choice but necessities.
Some people have been arguing about the cost to the American tax payers when she goes to meet the King and Queen of Spain. My response – well its an official visit. She could not exactly go to Spain and not go to see the Royal family. If she did that, then people will be up in arms accusing her of causing diplomatic mess. Its a case that she can’t win. She is damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t.
Why should she fund an official visit out of her private purse. How many of us would be happy to fund work related trips from our own private purse? Exactly, no one and so don’t expect her to do the same then.
|Locals welcome the First Lady|
The uproar has not stopped the locals from wishing the Obamas well. If the uproar is bothering the First Lady, then she is hiding it well. Maybe a spot to retail therepy was also helping.
|Mrs Obama window shops in Marbella|