Monday, March 9, 2009

The First Lady Does O...With Oprah Of Course

For the first time in 9 years, Oprah has let someone else on the cover of 'O Magazine' and that honor goes to the most fabulous, First Lady Michelle Obama. To be honest, I'm not sure I like this cover. I mean, I love it just because it is Oprah and Michelle and they are two of my most favorite people, let alone Black women, ever in the world. However, I think I understand the idea to have somewhat of an action shot and not to have them posing.....BUT is it me or does it look like they weren't even together taking this pic? I mean, what is Oprah looking at? And I'm sure there was a better shot that didn't have the fly-aways goin on with Michelle's hair. I dunno...I would have worked on that just a lil more. In any case, it is still fabulous and I love them and I can't wait to read the article. But lucky for you, we get a lil sneak peek....

Oprah: So after the inauguration, what was your first weekend in the White House like?

Michelle Obama: Well, we still had family here, so it was almost like a wedding. A huge, very complicated wedding. The last visitors didn't leave until Sunday. And then the first Monday was kind of weird. You know: "Now we live here, and Barack is getting up and going to work, and it's just us. This is our home now."

Oprah: I had heart palpitations coming through the White House gate, recognizing that this really is now your home. It's the White House, and it's your home.

Michelle Obama: And it's a beautiful home. When you go out and come back, especially at night, with all the white lights on—it's just beautiful. We feel privileged, and we feel a responsibility to make it feel like the people's house. We have the good fortune of being able to sleep here, but this house belongs to America.

Oprah: How will the decorating style change?

Michelle Obama: It will reflect our family. I want comfortable sofas, I want art that reflects contemporary and traditional, I want to bring in new American artisans.

Oprah: You want more than just a few plates on the walls. You want pieces that are inclusive of American culture.

Michelle Obama: Right. And we want approachable comfort.

Oprah: So you can take off your shoes.

Michelle Obama: And you've got to be able to make a fort with the sofa pillows! Everything must be fort-worthy.

Oprah: And the kids know he's home when they hear his helicopter landing.

Michelle Obama: Once someone on my staff e-mailed to tell me that the president was on his way. But you could already hear the helicopter, so it was like, well, no kidding.

Oprah: "Dad's home!"

Michelle Obama: The girls don't move. I’m like, "You want to see Daddy landing in the helicopter?" "No, that’s okay. We already saw it."

Oprah: So what do you know for sure, Michelle Obama?

Michelle Obama: I know that all I can do is be the best me that I can. And live life with some gusto. Giving back is a big part of that. How am I going to share this experience with the American people? I’m always thinking about that.



Simone said...

love it. love everything about it.