Michelle Obama covers Vogue

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

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First Lady Michelle Obama has appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine for the second time, talking about family values and pushing back at critics who say she and the president need to socialise more. Mrs Obama, 49, was captured in the April 2013 issue of the magazine - which hits newsstands on March 26 - by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. In the accompanying interview, by Jonathan Van Meter, the First Lady summarises her relationship to fashion. Her style is mentioned only once in the profile, and in just one paragraph - insinuating perhaps that she has more important things on her mind. "I always say that women should wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves. That's what I always try to do," she explained. "I also believe that if you're comfortable in your clothes it's easy to connect with people and make them feel comfortable as well. In every interaction that I have with people, I always want to show them my most authentic self."

For the new issue, she wears the same dress for the inside feature with the president, who is dressed in a pinstriped shirt and a striped blue tie. Mrs Obama's choice of Reed Krakoff for the cover is a significant one - she also wore the label in her latest official portrait, and for the president's swearing-in.

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