Michelle Obama

Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

US First Lady Michelle Obama talks with students who practise table tennis while visiting the Second High School in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

US first lady Michelle Obama is absolutely right about the importance of overseas education, and that is exactly what the sons and daughters of many former and current mainland leaders have already experienced or are eager to experience.

Monday, 24 March, 2014, 7:49am 3 comments

Peng a lady left waiting as Michelle stays at home

Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan. Photo: AFP

When the presidents of China and the United States had their first encounter in the sprawling grounds of the Sunnylands diplomatic retreat in California, first lady Peng Liyuan had to make her own plans because Michelle Obama was with her daughters in Washington.

9 Jun 2013 - 8:46am

Briefs, January 22, 2013

Barbara Walters cut her head at an ambassador’s home. Photo: Reuters

TV veteran tumbles at inauguration party

22 Jan 2013 - 4:12am

Obamas celebrate wedding anniversary with presidential debate

The Obamas on their wedding day in Chicago. Photo: AP

Barack Obama marked his 20th wedding anniversary by squaring off against rival Mitt Romney in their first debate - and First Lady Michelle was less than thrilled.

5 Oct 2012 - 4:18am

A good week for ...

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

The US first lady electrified the Democratic National Convention as her husband, Barack Obama, was formally nominated to run for re-election. To cheers from the delegates in Charlotte, North Carolina, Obama said her husband understood that "success isn't about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in people's lives."


9 Sep 2012 - 12:36am

Bill Clinton urges Americans to stick with Obama at Democratic convention

US President Barack Obama joins Bill Clinton on stage after the former president's rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Democrats turned on Wednesday to a hero of the past, Bill Clinton, to boost the shaky re-election prospects of Barack Obama, with the popular former president from the prosperous 1990s assuring worried Americans that he feels “with all my heart” that Obama is steering the country to an economic recovery.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Who said it?

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama

Barack knows the American dream because he's lived it, and he wants everyone … to have that same opportunity

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama


It's some kind of poetic justice that she met an end that she delivered to so many others

Professor Bruce Bagley on "godmother of cocaine" Griselda Blanco, shot in Colombia on Monday

6 Sep 2012 - 1:22am

First Lady first up as Democrats try to break deadlock

US First Lady Michelle Obama during a rehearsal for her speech in the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo: AFP

Democrats kick off their 2012 convention on Tuesday, with First Lady Michelle Obama firing the first shots of a three-day salvo aimed at breaking the electoral deadlock with Republicans.

With just 63 days until Americans decide who will occupy the Oval Office for the next four years, the First Lady will make the case it should be her husband, the country’s first black president.

4 Sep 2012 - 8:28pm

A dressing-down for C.Y. Leung's wife

A steep learning curve lies ahead for Hong Kong's new first lady, judging by the sniping of fashion critics on her first official trip with husband Leung Chun-ying.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The only way is up

Designer Jason Wu's upward career trajectory - given a major boost in 2009 by US First Lady Michelle Obama when she wore his silk chiffon one-shoulder, floor-length gown at her husband's inauguration - continues at a rocket-propelled pace, with about 140 stores worldwide stocking the Chinese designer's classy clothing.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

She looks so pretty. The dress is so English. In my opinion, she rarely makes a mistake, and today is no different

Kate Betts, fashion writer, on U.S. first lady Michelle Obama

I feel that I have not said enough and I have not clearly sent the message of apology to the public which I owe them

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

Style meter


Big pockets

Easy-to-wear tees and tanks with over-sized pockets are the new celeb favourite.

Digital watches

They have a cool 1980s feel to them and are fun for the summer.

Striped tees

Mix horizontal and vertical stripes for a cool look.


5 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Style meter



Michelle Obama has made this staple cool again.

Showing some skin

But don't let it all hang out - choose pieces that reveal the right amount, such as cut-out dresses or sleeves with slits.

Egyptian chic

26 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Q&A: Thakoon

Were you influenced by fashion while you were growing up?

22 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I love the dresses that Michelle Obama wears, especially the patterned one she wore when Barack won the nomination in August. Where can I get some?

First Call, The Peak

7 Dec 2008 - 12:00am