What a great way to end the State of the Union. Barack and Michelle called John Buchanan to inform him that his daughter Jessica, a missionary to Somalia, had been rescued from Somali bandits.
On a lighter-although certainly not as happy-note, we get a great look at the First Lady's amazing sapphire blue Barbara Tfank dress that she wore to the State of the Union, and she paired it with a pair of classy, strap-back black heels.
In a phone call from the U.S. Capitol immediately after the State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama informs John Buchanan that his daughter Jessica was rescued by U.S. Special Operations Forces in Somalia, Jan. 24, 2012. First Lady Michelle Obama stands behind the President. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The First Lady wowed in her sapphire blue Barbara Tfank dress at the State of the Union!
First Lady Michelle Obama and guests seated in the First Lady's box applaud as President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 24, 2012. Joining Mrs. Obama in the front row, from left, are: Bryan Ritterby; Admiral William McRaven; Jackie Bray; Cpt. Mark Kelly; Dr. Jill Biden; and Sgt. Ashleigh Berg. Pictured in the back row, from left, are: Juan Jose Redín; Debbie Bosanek; Laurene Powell Jobs; Alicia Boler-Davis; and Colonel Ginger Wallace. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
We all know that Michelle Obama is one of the most fashionable First Ladies in history. Not since Jacqueline Kennedy has anyone brought such style to the White House. Here we take a look at her top ten looks from 2010 as recorded by the official White House photographers. Let us know in the comments whether you agree or disagree with our selection.
10. Pewter Sequined Semi-Formal Holiday Dress
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet guests and participate in a photo line during a Press Holiday Reception during the Christmas season in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Dec. 10, 2010.
9. Vibrant Purple and Black Patterned Tea Dress with Black Cardigan
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet members of Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta's family in the Blue Room of the White House, Nov. 15, 2010. The President will present the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Giunta for his courageous actions during combat operations against an armed enemy in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan in October 2007.
8. Green and Aqua Empire Waist Tea Dress
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk along the Colonnade of the White House, after greeting members of the Etchberger family in the Oval Office, Sept. 21, 2010. The President will award Chief Master Sergeant Richard L. Etchberger, U.S. Air Force, the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic action in combat on March 11, 1968, in the country of Laos.
7. Black Ribbed Formal Evening Dress
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance together during the Governors Ball in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2010.
6. Bright, Multicolored Sun Dress
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet the Cinco de Mayo performers in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, May 5, 2010.
5. Aqua Green Empire Waist Skirt with Half Sleeve Black Top
First Lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by children from low income communities in the region, tours the National Craft Museum in New Delhi, India, Nov. 8, 2010.
4. Pink, Green, and Maroon Floral Pattern Cocktail Dress
First Lady Michelle Obama jokes with participants in the Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, April 28, 2010.
3. Plum Formal Dress with Pearls
President Barack Obama kisses First Lady Michelle Obama in a holding room at the Capitol after delivering his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Jan. 27, 2010.
2. Floor Length Red Evening Gown
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait in a hallway at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., moments before taking the stage at the White House Correspondents Association dinner, May 1, 2010.
1. Formal Pewter Evening Gown with Jacket
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, along with President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and her husband, Dr. Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat, greet guests during the state dinner at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace, in New Delhi, India, Nov. 8, 2010.