Michelle Obama continues to show us how to dress with the utmost elegance. The First Lady was pictured arriving in Morocco on Monday evening with daughters Malia and Sasha Obama as part of the Let Girls Learn initiative, a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain a quality education.
Mrs. Obama looked elegant in a floral navy and white Proenza Schouler wrap dress while Sasha, 15, took a cue from her mother’s style pages and also wore a flowing floral long sleeve ensemble with heeled sandals. Eldest daughter Malia, 17, opted for a jumpsuit, striped dress shirt and strappy flats.
The stylish Obama trio were welcomed by King Mohammed VI wife’s Princess Lalla Selma, who stunned in a bright orange coat dress.
Earlier that same day, the Obamas kicked off their international tour in Liberia. “I’m traveling with my mother and my two daughters,” the First Lady said, adding with a laugh: “This is the special girl-power unit of the Obama household. We left the president behind because he’s a boy.”
Today in Liberia, a young woman, just 17 years old, told the First Lady "If we are educated, the nation will be educated." Overcrowded schools, teen pregnancy, having to work jobs to pay their school fees, overcoming the loss of family and friends in the Ebola crisis – the obstacles young girls in Liberia face are heartbreaking. But together, these young girls have learned to value themselves and gain strength from their parents and teachers who have supported them and pushed them to succeed in school. #LetGirlsLearn
The mother of two and her teenagers – along with grandmother Marian Robinson – will also travel to Spain in early July as part of the Let Girls Learn initiative. Throughout the trip, Obama will speak to young girls about the importance of education and staying in school.
On Tuesday, Obama will also be joined in Marrakesh by actresses and education advocates Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto for a panel discussion about the challenges women in the African country deal with on a regular basis.
– Karen Mizoguchi