Happy Birthday To First Lady Michelle Obama
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Happy Birthday, First Lady Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama's style influence has been undeniable, with women around the world taking notice. Beauty and fashion expert Mikki Taylor is one of those women, inspired by the First Lady's eloquence and contemporary fashion flair to write Commander-in-Chic: Every Woman's Guide to Managing Her Style Like a First Lady (Atria Books; $26.99). Here are five winter apparel essentials for every working woman's closet, so you can channel the First Lady's style savvy and make it your own. ---Janell Hazelwood

First Lady Michelle Obama turns 48 today, as millions send their birthday greetings and well-wishes from around the world.

Mrs. O has undoubtedly made her mark on history becoming the first African-American first lady. She also makes a remarkable impact by spreading awareness on childhood obesity and education and serving as a style icon for millions of working women from the East to the West. The ultimate “mom-in-chief,” Obama juggles parenting with pursuing her passion for not just being on the arm of the president, but making a difference in the lives of youth and their families. Her influence has been far reaching, from what she wears to how she chooses to be a hands-on parent.

Check out more on Michelle Obama’s influence on the world and be inspired by how you too can make an impact:

Michelle Obama’s Profitable Style Profile

Michelle Obama’s Six Rules of Parenting

Michelle Obama Joins Twitter