Melania Trump’s Inauguration Day Outfit Sparks Comparisons to This Former First Lady
Today marks the 45th president’s inauguration. It’s an obviously high-profile event (even if it’s missing high-profile entertainers) for its historical significance but also for the style choices everybody makes — especially if you’re the incoming first lady. During her time as FLOTUS, Michelle Obama often sent a message to those watching with the outfits she chose to wear. Former model and First Lady-elect Melania Trump is certainly hoping to do the same.
For the daytime inaugural events, Trump selected a powder blue dress with a high-collared jacket by Ralph Lauren. She completed her look with matching shoes, gloves and a clutch. The look comes from Ralph Lauren Collection, which is the brand’s most high-end line. But someone else chose to wear Ralph Lauren today too.
Trump’s choosing Ralph Lauren comes as no surprise — after all, he was one of two designers rumored to be working on her inauguration outfit. It also isn’t the first time she has worn the American designer. Trump also wore a jumpsuit by the designer to the final debate and when making her appearance on election night. Either she has a strong liking for Ralph Lauren or she’s limited for choice given so many other designers have sworn not to work with her.
— CNN (@CNN) January 20, 2017
Leave it to Twitter to already compare her look to Jackie Kennedy, who famously donned all-powder blue several times during her stint as first lady.
Hillary Clinton showed up at the inaugural events with her husband this morning and she chose to keep up her Ralph Lauren streak as well. She’s wearing a tan jewel neck suit and double face cashmere cream coat by the bipartisan designer. Clinton famously selected Lauren for almost all of her pantsuit looks during her campaign (during all three presidential debates and on election day).
In a country so deeply divided, it seems there’s only one thing that women on either side of the aisle can agree on: Ralph Lauren.
What do you think of Melania’s inauguration outfit? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Photo via Jim Watson and John Angelillo/AFP/Getty Images); featured photo via Chris Kleponis/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)