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Inauguration Day style decoded, from Kamala Harris’s pearls to Joe Biden in Ralph Lauren
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Harris deepened the symbolism of her historic swearing-in with her choice of jewellery, a pearl necklace designed by Puerto Rican jeweller Wilfredo Rosado. Pearls have become one of Harris’s signatures, and thousands of women in the US and worldwide celebrated the inauguration of the country’s first female vice-president by donning their own pearls at home.

On her feet, Harris wore her favourite BB pumps from Manolo Blahnik (today not being a day for her favourite Converse trainers).

Later, the VP c​hanged into a glamorous black ensemble by Sergio Hudson. The Los Angeles-based designer launched his eponymous label in 2014, after winning Bravo TV’s Styled to Rock docu-series. Since then, his body-conscious dresses and suits have been worn by Tracee Ellis Ross, Katy Perry, Priyanka Chopra Jonas – and Michelle Obama, who wore a purple suit by the designer on her book tour. The former first lady returned to the designer

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Carl Ray Talks Doing Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Makeup
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Not every makeup artist can brag about having the pleasure of working with a first lady — even Carl Ray, Michelle Obama’s longtime makeup artist and chief MUA for Albolene, thought he was being pranked when he was offered the opportunity to work with her.

“One day, I received an email from the White House to audition for the position and do [her]makeup for an event,” he told POPSUGAR. “I thought the opportunity was a hoax at first, but lo and behold, it was real.”

In the early days of Barack Obama’s first term as president, Ray was working as a resident makeup artist at the Four Seasons in Washington, DC. He’s now spent the last decade working with the former FLOTUS and a handful of other powerful women in politics like Nancy Pelosi, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. While he didn’t do Obama’s makeup for her husband’s

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Monochrome outfits take centre stage at the US Presidential inauguration
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The US Presidential inauguration on January 20th was considered historic for many reasons. The ceremony, which saw Joe Biden being inaugurated as America’s 46th President, also saw Kamala Harris sworn in as the United State’s first female Vice President. So, it was only fitting that the most powerful women at the ceremony took to make a striking style statement. From former First Lady Michelle Obama to pop sensation Jennifer Lopez, most women at the ceremony rocked monochrome outfits.

Michelle Obama

The former First Lady sported an incredible plum attire — a turtleneck and pants with a matching trench coat. She accessorised her monochrome look with a chunky gold belt.

Kamala Harris

American VP Kamala gave her favourite pantsuit a miss for a bright ensemble in purple, a colour that is said to be historically associated with nobility and strength. Like Michelle, Kamala honoured Black designers with her looks at the

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Lady Gaga’s Inauguration Beauty 2021: All the Makeup Details
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Today, at the inauguration ceremony for President Joe Biden in Washington, D.C., Lady Gaga took the stage and dazzled the nation with her moving performance of the national anthem. For the momentous occasion, the pop superstar wore a custom Schiaparelli Couture ball gown, accented by a large gold dove pin (an emblem of peace). She topped it off with an ornamental beauty look that will go down in history.

Putting her own twist on an elegant updo, Gaga’s long, platinum lengths were braided into a duo of milkmaid braids and woven with sumptuous black ribbon. Adding a touch of softness, a few face-framing wisps were pulled out in the front, while a pair of red poppies, another nod to a peaceful future, were pinned in the back. Though a statement on its own, the intricate style served as a showcase for Gaga’s deep crimson lip, another powerful choice given that

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Style, fashion play at President Biden’s inauguration
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Inauguration Day was a bold and blue day.

The new first lady Jill Biden on Wednesday wore an ocean-blue dress by designer Alexandra O’Neill and matching long coat and gloves as she accompanied her husband, President Joe Biden.

President Biden donned a blue tie and blue suit and overcoat by Ralph Lauren as he was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.

America’s fashion industry was given a boost of confidence on Inauguration Day, according to CNN.

Jill Biden wore velvet cuffs and a dress embellished with Swarovski crystals and pearls (as well as a matching face mask) designed by Colorado-born designer Alexandra O’Neill of the emerging American label Markarian.

Pops of color were everywhere, specifically with Vice President Kamala Harris’ purple dress suit and black patent leather

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Couture Fashion Week Exclusive: Daniel Roseberry On His New Schiaparelli Collection & Lady Gaga’s Inauguration Dress
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He also took inspiration from Elsa Schiaparelli’s original wooden mannequins, a girl and a boy “she loved so much she gave them a wedding ceremony,” he says, to create anatomic bustiers in leather. Kim Kardashian was the first to wear a green rendition of this style for her Christmas party.

Elsewhere, Roseberry wanted to inject a cool-casualness to couture, continuing to innovate on materials by using a denim treatment over duchess satin to create a suede-like fabric, and designing exaggerated hoodies, pieces tailored to rockstars and discerning editors alike. “It’s a privilege to make couture for people who make culture,” he says.

A neck-to-toe embellished piece that is revealed to be made in a stretch-knit fabric understandably required the most extensive hours. 

Roseberry recently made headlines for dressing Lady Gaga for the inauguration ceremony. Of the experience he said: “It was actually quite last minute and we didn’t know

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