Michelle Obama is gleaming on October’s cover of InStyle. In a Brandon Maxwell dress, the first lady is the epitome of stunning.
In the cover story, the first lady talks up one of her signature projects (girls’ education), her savvy use of social media and her approach to fashion. And she says she’s proud that a generation of black children have grown up seeing someone who looks like them in the White House.
“I think over these last few years, we’ve kind of knocked the ceiling of limitation off the roofs of many young kids’ imaginations of what’s possible for them,” she told Essence. “And as a mother, I wouldn’t underestimate how important that is … I think that will be a lasting impact on our kids.”
What does Flotus plan on doing after leaving the White House? Besides relaxing?
“My hopes are to recapture some of the everydayness, some anonymity. And we know that will take some time. But I always joke that I dream of opening up my front door and walking out without any notification, without any security. And it will be nice to open up the paper, look at the front page, and know that you’re not responsible for every headline… It’s sort of like, It’s not my job.”