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Author: Pamela Spengler-Jaffee
Subject: Avon A to Publish Michelle Obama Style Guide, Written by Mandi Norwood
Avon A to publish Michelle Obama Style Guide, written by Mandi Norwood
"Incoming First Lady Michelle Obama is poised to be the new Oprah and the next Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis-combined!-for designers, retailers and fashion aficionados. (Does that make her a double-O agent of change? Hmmm.)" -Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK, NY; November 17, 2008 -- In a post-election purchase, Avon Vice President and editorial Director Carrie Feron has acquired a yet-untitled MICHELLE OBAMA STYLE GUIDE, to be written by Mandi Norwood, an award-winning editor-in-chief of American and European women's magazines and successful author of numerous books. The Obama style guide will be published by Avon A/an imprint of
HarperCollins Publishers, in spring 2009. The timing is perfect: rumors are already flying that the First Lady will appear on Vogue's March 2009 cover.
Avon A's Michelle Obama style guide will be a four-color trade paperback, and will include design sketches, tips on how to achieve Obama's iconic style, and numerous related sidebar fashion features
Feron notes, "Not since Jackie O have we had a First Lady become a fashion icon. Michelle Obama will be one of history's most vibrant first ladies; she has a distinctive style that every American woman can aspire to...whether the consumer is a Target shopper, or someone more likely to be found on Miracle Mile."
Michelle Obama has a flair for fashion; and a keen sense on how to apply her tastes...tastefully...in a depressed economy. Michelle sported an H&M dress while campaigning in Detroit, Michigan. BlackBook magazine notes, "Given the economy's recent downturn, it looks as though Michelle Obama's style choices continue to be spot on." Her style runs the gamut: Narciso Rodriguez on Election Night; Chicago-based Maria Pinto for a post-election photo session at the White House; J. Crew casual on the campaign trail; emergent designer Thakoon at the DNC (note - Thakoon debuting an offshoot line at Target on Christmas Day).
About the Author:
Mandi Norwood is an award-winning women's magazine Editor-in-Chief with an impressive range of publications (including Company, Cosmopolitan U.K.,Mademoiselle and SHOP Etc) under her Gucci belt. An expert at understanding and communicating with women on subjects from fashion and style to finance and relationships, she's the author of the successful Sex & The Married Girl, an editorial consultant for large retailers and has appeared on more than fifty TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic. Mandi lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.
About Avon A/an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers:
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