Commander in Chic: Every Woman's Guide to Managing Her Style Like a First Lady

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With her “classic with a twist” sensibility, Michelle Obama oozes chic! Mikki Taylor, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on fashion, beauty, and style, has taken Mrs. Obama as her muse, to write the book women who admire them both have been waiting for, Commander in Chic.

The nation’s major networks, radio stations, and newspapers call on Mikki Taylor not only to discuss the “Obama look” and its feverish impact on style, but to hear Taylor’s own smart advice on looking ...

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Overview

With her “classic with a twist” sensibility, Michelle Obama oozes chic! Mikki Taylor, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on fashion, beauty, and style, has taken Mrs. Obama as her muse, to write the book women who admire them both have been waiting for, Commander in Chic.

The nation’s major networks, radio stations, and newspapers call on Mikki Taylor not only to discuss the “Obama look” and its feverish impact on style, but to hear Taylor’s own smart advice on looking polished and pulled together. She’s been privy to Obama’s style philosophy as well as that of countless celebs through her longtime role as beauty and cover director at Essence magazine, where she collaborated with Obama’s team on fashion and beauty choices for prime photo shoots for the magazine.

Now Taylor is sharing the keys to the Obama look with her diary-like observations, tips, and Mikki-isms (her short, ultra-clever style aphorisms) for women everywhere. Mikki knows we all want to possess a signature look and a wardrobe of bankable pieces that allow us the kind of versatility where we never have to worry about what to wear again! Consider Commander in Chic as your personal style diary—one where you’ll find everything you need to know to possess great style—simply, effortlessly, and for keeps.

Cover-to-cover, the book is full of stunning photo-graphs that take the guesswork out of what works. Every chapter in the book shares the kinds of concrete information and inspiring style ideas that not only make getting dressed a fabulous experience, but define what will make you a woman to remember! Here is everything you need to know about style—from your glossary of high-performance hair products and “do how-to’s” to the best makeup finds and techniques to what you need to know to grow your nails long and strong to the most polished hues for all skin tones. In “The Gam Slam,” Taylor tells you how to work summer-pretty legs year-round—from how to keep them even-toned and satiny smooth to vein-free.

Mikki took great care in talking to the experts about what we need to know to manage our lives from the inside out—from our mental and physical health and wellness to the importance of self-nurturing. As a result, you’ll find guiding principles on diet and exercise for the various stages of your life—from age twenty and beyond. You’ll also find the critical information you need to know to nourish your well-being so you can continue to be the empowered woman you are called to be.

All in all, Commander in Chic is a gold mine of information that will inspire you—from head to toe, inside and out—on how to truly style, now and for years to come.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Mikki Taylor unlocks the secret of the First Lady's great style—and delivers a totebag full of practical, must-have advice on how every woman can dress with style and flair.” — CNN’s Soledad O’Brien

"Mikki peaks into our minds and speaks to the question of how we can embody the style and grace of our inspiring First Lady. What a gift!"—Actress, Kerry Washington

“Mrs. Obama’s dignified vibe and killer fashion sense lives in her intelligence! It’s as if she’s in on a secret …and she is! Now, Mikki Taylor gives us the all-access pass to being a Commander in Chic in every way.” —Iman

Library Journal
Essence editor at large and president of her own branding and consulting firm, Taylor brings more than three decades of expertise and experience to her second book (after Self-Seduction: Your Ultimate Path to Inner and Outer Beauty). Her diverse media career also includes hosting Makeover Manor and numerous television appearances (The View; Today). Taylor has long advocated a beauty-from-the-inside-out philosophy and here uses Michelle Obama as inspiration for readers. She deconstructs various aspects of fashion and personal beauty, framing her advice first by examining the First Lady's choices and then by explaining how other women can follow them. From naming specific brands to offering personal words of wisdom, Taylor reaches out to women who recognize the importance of health, hard work, and attention to detail. Her conversational tone feels like advice from a good friend. VERDICT Appropriately, the hair and makeup recommendations are geared toward women of color; the fashion and general wellness advice is appropriate for all women. Recommended, along with Kate Betts's Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style.—Meagan P. Storey, Virginia Beach
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439196724
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 11/29/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,010,374
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Mikki Taylor

Mikki Taylor, a popular writer, motivational speaker and TV personality, is known as the country’s leading authority on beauty and style for women-of-color.

A media veteran for more than three decades, Taylor is Editor-at-Large at ESSENCE Magazine, and the president of Mikki Taylor Enterprises, LLC, a strategic branding, consulting and communications company.

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    Love Michelle Obama ~ She's so real, so bright, and down to earth. Well worth reading!

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    Posted August 5, 2012

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    Who chose the latest jacket she wore that tax payers paid for?



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    Posted February 29, 2012

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    What every elegant woman should know about classic style

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