It’s time for a new look. Please, don’t get offended. White women did this ages ago with Jackie O. It’s tradition that the first lady look the part of an American woman, for she represents the American woman. But with Michelle, you better believe, black women are going to be watching her very closely and they should. Here’s a woman who doesn’t wear weaves, who works out, and though not a drop dead beauty, as a refined beauty that she has learned to work with and enhance. Her look is clean, neat, and fresh. It’s quiet, but ambitious. Colors are soft, maybe a surprise of bold, like red or purple here and there. What I enjoy most about Michelle’s look is its naturalness. It’s clean. (Yes, I know I said that already.) A look that needs very little, but says a whole lot.
Unfortunately, when I see some black women it’s just overkill. The straight hair weave down the back, the fake eyelashes, the nails, the tight fitted clothes, the harsh makeup and jewelry. It’s just too much. And granted, I’m not talking about “ghetto” women, I am talking about black corporate women who when they go out afterwork they just either do too much or not enough. It doesn’t look effortless. It doesn’t look clean. Clean. That’s Michelle. Her nails are short, buffed and natural looking. It’s not boring, it’s very feminine. She has a soft, nurturing nature that makes you wanna sit down and drink tea together. It doesn’t matter how she is behind doors, she looks friggin great.
With all that said, black women can take a hint. Leave the weaves, alone, to start with. Unless you are a cancer patient, you don’t need a weave or a wig. Unless you are over 75 years old and your hair has fallen out, you don’t need extensions. Unless you’re a star singer or actress, you don’t need it, period. Just the thought of taking a needle to my head, is crazy, just to fit into a look that women think men want. Pulease, men have no idea what they like in a woman until they see it. We already do brazilian waxes, and that’s enough. There’s beauty in all kinds of hair styles, even the thinnest or kinkiest of curls. With all the hair products on the market, if you took the time, you can work with your hair. Yes, relaxed hair is fine. I am just speaking on added, new hair. The only problem I have with Michelle is her eyebrows. But hey, we can’t all be perfect.
Michelle is also the perfect indication that no, not all black women are prone to be fat or have to be after their first child. If black men can learn something from Obama’s win, black women can start jotting a few things down, too. No more excuses. Anymore.