Accessorize Like Fashionable First Ladies
by Valerie Steele
Vahan 14k sterling silver and gold earrings with blue topaz, Alwand Vahan Jewelry ($2,800). Jerry’s Occoquan Jewelers, 306 Mill St., Occoquan, VA, 703-494-2904. Sterling silver and 18k yellow-gold Estate necklace with white sapphires and blue corundum, Judith Ripka ($800). Bloomingdale’s, Tysons Corner Center, 703-556-4600
Unlike her mother-in-law, Laura Bush wasn’t interested in fashion per se, but she was always interested in dressing appropriately. You sensed that she was a woman who found herself in the interesting position of dressing as the consort of a very important man. Her clothing choices said that she was more comfortable being a supportive wife and mother than a fashion risk-taker.
photography by getty images (kennedy, regan, clinton, obama, bush); jacquelyn allen (pearls, necklace, earrings, moini pieces)
Celebrating the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner at Carnegie Library.