Michelle Obama Style, Office Party Dresses, and Idris Elba on Tailor Made with Brian Rodda

In this episode, Brian Rodda rolls solo talking Michelle Obama, Idris Elba, Office Holiday Outfits, and more!

Michelle Obama Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors were on Sunday and Michelle Obama killed it!

Despite all the praise we give Michelle Obama for her endearingly accessible, J. Crew-filled wardrobe, we live for those moments of high-wattage First Lady glamour. On Sunday night for her fifth Kennedy Center Honors appearance, FLOTUS delivered in a dramatic strapless Marchesa gown, a teal number with a flowing skirt and fitted bodice.

The biggest feature of this dress is the elegantly draped fabric pieces that highlighted those famous biceps.

As President Obama noted, “You can be stylish and powerful too — that’s Michelle’s advice.” Amen to that.

Let’s take a look at some of FLOTUS’s more classic style moments: She’s casual in J. Crew, On the cover of Ladies Home Journal Mrs. O wears a sleeveless, gold jacquard dress by Lela Rose, A bright blue one shoulder by Peter Soronen with crystal embellished waist band, and a lovely Red Print gown in Alexander McQueen.

So will Michelle’s Latest stand-out at the Kennedy Center Honors Make it into the history books? Time will tell, but we can all be sure, she has made us all think about fashion in a new way!

Holiday Office Party Dresses

The month of December brings about some pretty awesome things: Families gather from all over, gifts are exchanged, meals are shared… and, of course, office parties are thrown. Though the annual soirée can be fun, it’s pretty easy to do something inappropriate. After all, there is an open bar and your boss involved.

One of the most important things to focus on is your outfit..
To help ensure you aren’t too overexposed at your company shindig, we’ve rounded up a few appropriate pieces that will give you just the right amount of attention:

ABS Lace Sheath Dress
$250, Saks.com

L’Wren Scott Collection Jacquard Shift Dress
Bananarepublic.com, $140

Trouvé Three Pocket Blazer
Nordstrom.com, $98

ASOS Pencil Skirt In Mono Abstract
ASOS.com, $81

Kate Spade New York ‘Abstract Bow’ Square Silk Scarf Nordstrom.com, $100

So have fun at your holiday parties ladies, enjoy your self…but not too much and keep some of these classics in mind!!

Fashionable Tech Gift Ideas

Well, while you’re at the party, and your phone goes dead, you might want to try out some of these fashionable tech goodies:

This handy iPhone 5 USB cable also functions as a hipster-approved cuff. Two in one!
Mohzy x Opening Ceremony iPhone 5 USB bracelet, $25, openingceremony.com

The Print-Happy Portable iPhone Charger
On-the-go chargers have saved us many times while out and about. It’s hard to fit a bulky cord in an envelope clutch! Stay prepared with this adorably printed portable charger that’s an accessory in itself.
Jonathan Adler on-the-go iPhone 5 charger, $38, neimanmarcus.com

The Pocket-Size Speaker
It’s an insta-speaker that’s shaped like a slick mic, which might tempt everyone to break out into a spontaneous karaoke session. Plus, it comes in gold and silver—so baller.
Microphone MP3 speaker, $24, libastyle.com

Fingers practically frozen? Need to text your friend to let her know you’re going to be late? Glove.ly’s gloves have a special fiber in them that allows you to type on your phone or tablet screen. No more cold fingers (or missed texts!).
Gloves, $25, glove.ly


Just named Essence Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, Idris Elba is Killing it on the red carpet!

Let’s take a look:

Here he is at Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom premiere, London WHEN December 5, 2013. Here he is at the Premiere for his film This Christmas – Brown Pea Coat, and at the NAACP Awards in all black tux with a pop of white silk tie.


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