Michelle Obama: Vogue April 2013

The FLOTUS’ new bangs are gracing the cover of Vogue’s April 2013 issue (and yes, for the record, I did go get bangs after adoring hers from afar).

This is her second time on the cover of the iconic fashion magazine, and the 49-year-old shows off her much-talked-about hairdo, as well as her toned arms in a sleeveless blue dress featuring a center maroon panel.

Michelle Obama: Vogue April 2013

Now into their second time as the First Family, Mrs. Obama and her hubs of 20 years — that would be President Barack Obama — have a lot to keep track of , but she tells Vogue it always comes back to their girls, Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, who delighted us with their Inauguration awesomeness.

“Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they’re growing every day,” said the First Lady. “But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, ‘Our No. 1 priority is making sure that our family is whole.'”

Michelle Obama: Vogue April 2013

She adds, “The stresses and the pressures of this job are so real that when you get a minute, you want to give that extra energy to your 14- and 11-year-old.”

And she’s learned a few strategies from her 51-year-old husband. “Well, patience and calm I’m borrowing. Or trying to mirror. I’ve learned that from my husband, that ability to not get too high or too low with changes and bumps in the road,” she says of the President, 51.

Michelle Obama: Vogue April 2013

“To do more breathing in and just going with it. I’m learning that every day. And to the extent that I’ve made changes in my life, it’s just sort of stepping back and seeing a change not as something to guard against, but as a wonderful addition … that can make life fun and unexpected.” An excellent philosophy for the rest of us.

The April issue of Vogue hits stands March 26.

Michelle Obama: Vogue April 2013


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