Saturday, October 31, 2009

Review & Giveaway: Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy by Mary Tomer

I follow - the web site that Mary Tomer created to chronicle Michelle Obama's fashion style. When I saw that this idea was turned into a book called Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy by Mary Tomer, I knew I had to have a copy myself. I find that Mrs. Obama is a First Lady with intelligence, style, class, strength and charisma. These qualities are reflected in her personal style and choice of clothing that is inspiring. I like that she combines high end designer labels with more affordable brands such as Gap, J Crew, and Liz Claiborne.

Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy includes over 120 beautiful photographs of Mrs. O and describes the back story related to her clothes and accessories. The photographs are stunning and bold and I enjoyed looking through them and reading about details related to the fashions she chose to wear. You get a true sense of her personal style. There are also interviews with her favorite designers which include Isabel Toledo, Jason Wu, Michael Kors, Maria Pinto and Isaac Mizrahi. The book opens with Michelle Obama's earlier years and even includes rare photos from behind-the-scenes of the presidential primary trail , the 2008 Democratic National Convention, the events of election night, the inauguration and early life in the White House. There are even drawings and opinions at the end of the book from Mrs. O's fans which was fun to read.

I found this video from that describes the book and you can see actual photos and details from the book. Check it out:

*Thanks to Hachette for providing a copy of this book for review. I am an Amazon associate.



Thanks to Anna at Hachette I have ONE copy of Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy by Mary Tomer,to give away to one lucky reader!

1. Leave a comment and PLEASE, make sure to leave an email address in your comment so that I can contact you. I will have to draw another winner if I have no way to contact you. ~1 entry

2. Blog about this giveaway (Posting the giveaway on your sidebar is acceptable). Leave a separate comment with a link to your post. ~1 entry

3. Subscribe to my rss feed, follow me on blogger or subscribe via email (If you are already a follower or subscriber that applies as well, just let me know). Leave a separate comment for this. ~1 entry for one option not all, let me know if you are a subscriber or follower.

4. Tweet this post on Twitter. Leave me a separate comment with your twitter user name.~1 entry

Please remember to leave an email address so that I can contact you if you are a winner. Also, there are many ways to get extra entries, LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT for each one or they will not count. I will be using to pick the winners.

This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada, only. No P.O. Boxes Please.

The deadline to enter is November 30th at Midnight, EST


  1. I really respect Michelle Obama and would love to win this book. Fun review, Bonnie!

    stacybooks at yahoo

  2. No need to enter me, Bonnie! I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

  3. Never have linked to a Reader feed -- hope I did this correctly. Looking forward to reading more by you. Interesting first peek!

  4. I'd LOVE to win this one Bonnie! tonigomez at surewest dot net

  5. I would love to read this book count me in!

  6. Would like to read this!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

  7. This sounds great!! Thanks!
    christinbanda at yahoo dot com

  8. Would like to read this book. Thanks.

  9. I'd like to win!

    ericandsarita at gmail dot com

  10. I subscribe via Google Reader.

  11. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.


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