Michelle Obama can Teach Senegal’s First Lady Marieme Faye About Travel Fashion (Video)

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Michelle Obama’s aptitude in wardrobe fashion during travel in Africa confronted that of First Lady Marieme Faye of Sengal betowing invaluable teaching points. In the week long trip of Africa, color coordination seemed very apparent in the dress of the top officials.

First Lady Obama stepped off the air plane in South Africa wearing a look warrant of international travel. She sported an extended length striking dress coat with matching polished shoes and crisp blouse for the occasion. She could have posed for the cover of Vanity Magazine with her stylish headdress.

The coordinating pearl set of the first lady exemplified her elegance as the fashion ambassador for the U.S. overseas. America’s fashion culture was in full display as South African onlookers gawked at America’s ruling couple’s departure from the flying fortress U.S. Air Force One.

Many critics affirm that First Lady Obama could have been more ostentatious in her South African flight line appearance. As always Michelle Obama kept critics on their heels guessing what’s coming next in regards to her fashion manner. Michelle Obama can definitely teach Senegal’s First Lady Marieme Faye a thing or two about fashion while on travel.

First Lady Obama went toe to toe during photo ops with First Lady Marieme Faye to kick off a week long tour of South Africa. At the Presidential Palace in Dakar the two stood waving and smiling as they modeled pastel colors coordinating with the dark suits of their respective spouses.

Marieme Faye’s style is different from the American first lady in that she favors the traditional caftans of Senegalese paired with modern sunglasses, polished make up and stylish leather hand bags. The caftan is an ankle length pull over robe and it’s the national wear of the country much like the American business suit.

Michelle Obama wore a tie-dye zero, Maria Cornejo dress upon her initial landing in Senegal from the designers Pre-Fall 2013 collection. With the inventive pattern and lovely drape to the dress it complimented the first lady’s styled hair. The first lady’s dress ware set the tone for her recurrent appearances upon the African continent.

First Lady Obama has a style that is more body-conscious and her color schemes patterns are anything but monotonous. The many layered dress of First Lady Marieme Faye is in stark contrast of Michelle Obama’s style of dress. However, Faye’s personality could be viewed as humble and approachable in contrary of her fashion prowess.

Michelle Obama could do well to teach her counterpart Fist Lady of Senegal Marieme Faye about the intricacies of Fashion travel.

By Thomas Barr

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57 Responses to "Michelle Obama can Teach Senegal’s First Lady Marieme Faye About Travel Fashion (Video)"

  1. Isatou   October 22, 2013 at 7:41 am

    thank you senamerican, this is the most disrespectful article i have ever seen anyone write. You should accept and appreciate other people’s culture instead of disrespecting them.

  2. senamerican   July 30, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    This article is ignorant. You should know that fashion is cultural. The Americans would not get Marieme Sall’s fashion choices for the same reasons many Senegalese would not understand why Michelle Obama, a lady over fifty would wear knee-length dresses and body-hugging pants. You should quit journalism since you have nothing smart to say.

  3. coolio   July 24, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Thomas Barr is stupid and inintelligent!

  4. pape   July 23, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Parce qu’elle ne porte pas de robe qu’elle devrait lui apprendre a s’habiller ? pourquoi ne pas lui demander de lui envoyer la même robe que portait Monica Levinsky? on va profiter aussi pour demander a Bill Clinton de nous apprendre comment soulever une robe surtout le model Monica, car ici les pervers sont plus habitué a défaire des pagnes lol

    Because she does not dress it should teach him to dress? why not ask him to send the same dress worn by Monica Levinsky? one will enjoy also ask Bill Clinton to teach us how to lift a dress especially Monica model, because here the perverse are more accustomed to dispose of cloths lol

  5. ndiaye   July 7, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Not what we need from ameriacans. We want our brothers and sisters from all over the wolod to know that we have finished with mental slavery.

  6. Boy Dangou Sud   July 3, 2013 at 7:34 am

    @ period Senegalese

    Thank you for reminding to this mediocre journalist what cultural relativism means. I wouldn’t keep him as my employee if I was his boss. It was my naive thought that this race of journalist was extinct.


  7. cheikh   July 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    haha, this is funny. Well just for the record, let me remind Mr Barr that we used to have a first lady that dressed just like Michelle Obama, her name was Viviane Wade, and she WAS French!!!. Now that we have a first lady who is AFRICAN 100% we don’t need to be reminded of these semi slutty way of dressing…we love our 1st lady… But as always, Once an American, always an American. And like Eminem said “Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got somethin to say but nothin comes out when they move their lips; just a bunch of gibberish”

  8. A proud Senegalese   July 2, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    This Thomas Barr needs to be sat down and talked to. You can’t in the 21st century show evidence of such ignorance. First of all, compare what is comparable. Michele Obama is the guest, Marieme is the host, right at home. Second, Michele Obama draws from her western culture, and righfully so, but allow Marieme to find inspiration from her African and Muslim culture where humility a core value. She would have been criticized by the senegalese culture if she had dressed any differently. What’s interesting, you would not hear a single Senegalese criticize Michele Obama’s dress. We all felt she was elegant in her western skin. What on earth would Michele teach Marieme. Michele would be offended by this so called article by a “journalist” who displayed total ignorance that borrderlines imparialism or even racism. I hope the magazine would help Thomas out of the U.S. so that he discovers there is a world out there that is different but equally important than the U.S. We live in a world where people should be allowed to celebrate their customes and traditions and ways of doing. The time when the West was to be emulated is past gone. Wake up, Thomas for God’s sake and let people be them.

  9. Bibs   July 2, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I Like the way Marieme Faye dressed, She’s just sublime!

  10. Madibah   July 1, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    This article is racist and sexist! What on earth are doing your editors in chief?! Personally I would have cancelled that story! Nothing else to say on that travel?! Nothing interesting in the speech?! Nothing regarding the facts that as a African American maybe that travel is much more meaningful that for Barack himself?!


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