President Obama and First Lady Michelle greet Chinese President Hu Jintao at the White House prior to hosting a State dinner. People opposed to President Hu’s visit can be heard protesting outside the White House

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  1. 1 symmetry11
    January 19, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous couple.

  2. 2 halo
    January 19, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    wow michelle looks really good.

  3. 3 vitaminlover
    January 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    This has got to be the most photographed couple in the world! Did you hear all the cameras snapping? Mrs.Obama looks lovely, stunning! President Obama looks very handsome. I envy the job of the lady who greeted the Chinese leader. She was dressed nicely also.

  4. 4 P
    January 19, 2011 at 6:44 pm


  5. 5 Sue in Minnesota
    January 19, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Michelle looks absolutely stunning….President Obama handsome as ever. Doubly gorgeous together.

    With the background noise it was a strange conflux of sound and visuals……I suppose someone was protesting. It sounded, at first, much like a pep rally to me.

  6. 6 StylishGurl
    January 19, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    OH-EM-GEEE! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this beautiful Alexander McQueen gown! Mrs Obama NEVER disappoints in her fashion choices. I wonder if the red is a nod to China!

  7. 7 Fred
    January 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Mrs Obama is rocking Alexander McQueen tonight and Mrs Obama you look brilliant πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Mr President you look quite dapper himself πŸ˜€

  8. 8 Perry
    January 19, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. Glamour Personified!

  9. 9 P
    January 19, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Is there a live feed to this event Chipsticks or anyone…thanks ? Look at Barack looking at her in that pic he know she looks beautiful, gorgeous, fantastic and sexy! Thanks Chipsticks πŸ™‚ love yah and dis site!

  10. 13 sherijr
    January 19, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Michelle is the STAR of this show.. my heavens she is so beautiful.. most gorgeous first lady ever!

  11. January 19, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    The POTUS and FLOTUS look absolutely amazing tonight.

    I was just on whitehouse.gov and there seems to be an update about the live stream.

    Unfortunately it looks like they are having technical difficulties and they are asking viewers to “check for it on demand on Whitehouse.gov later tonight”.

    I wonder if C-span will be carrying it.

  12. 17 EDP4BHO
    January 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Let me add my wooooooowwwww!. Michelle’s whole get-up…..dress, hair, make-up….she has become my fashion inspiration. I purposely look for clothes inspired by her choices. Just lovely. Of course, POTUS could be in sweats and he’s sexy!

  13. January 19, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    They’re just stunning, the two of them – beautiful inside and out. Love them.

    PS Was anyone worried the Chinese President’s car door wouldn’t open? I had visions of him having to climb out the window. πŸ˜•

  14. 25 majii
    January 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I think President Hu Jintao is impressed with our president and FL. IMHO, that’s an important part of conducting foreign relations, along with all of the other details involved. We cannot dismiss our president’s ability and willingness to talk to others who don’t share 100% of his views as a key ingredient, either.

    Our first couple looks fab–u–lous!!!!!!!!!!!

    • January 19, 2011 at 7:54 pm

      Absolutely agree Majii. History is jam-packed with stories of leaders just not hitting it off on a personal level, often because of arrogance and a basic lack of manners, and how that resulted in them failing to ever work together constructively. President Obama’s close relations with so many leaders – eg President Medvedev of Russia, President Calderon of Mexico and former President Lula of Brazil – aren’t just an indication of his warmth and manners, but also a sign of how important he views this kind of mutual respect. I flippin’ adore him for it!

      Heck, he was even sweet to President Calderon’s dog πŸ™‚

  15. 27 P
    January 19, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I think Barack would be singing this one tonite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60DcRU2fRXI . I love it!

  16. 28 dannie22
    January 19, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    All I can say is WOW!!!

    Michelle!!! YES! YES! YES!!!!!!!!

  17. 29 kelly
    January 19, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Good Lord the first couple is stunning……Love love love her dress, Love our POTUS bringing so much handsome,debonair, GQ, etc….this looks like a photo shoot from Vanity Fair mag or something. ❀ <3.

  18. 30 Me4obama
    January 19, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Wow, omg, holy,speechless.

  19. 31 collegekay
    January 19, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Both of them are gorgeous! ❀

  20. 32 Me4obama
    January 19, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Chipsticks am kindly asking you to stop getting us all excited and giddy with all the wonderful news and the lovely pictures. My head is spinning now because I can’t bring myself to get off this lovely blog. I turn off my iPad and turn it on again in a matter of minutes. Thanks so much again for driving our adrenaline so high. This has been a good day in the Obama world indeed. Am off now, may be! Oh who am I kidding.

    • January 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm

      Ah Me4obama, you made me smile very, very, very broadly – hugs!!!

      Hey, blame President Obama – it’s not my fault if the good news keeps on coming!

      It is funny, though – on the day the House Re-puke-licans voted to – ho, ho – repeal Healthcare reform (and their votes were, needless to say, in no way connected to the fact that they are largely funded by the health insurance industry) all this wonderful news came out …. the public is finally beginning to realize that the President’s healthcare reform is making a hugely positive impact on their lives; his approval ratings are soaring; the economic news is uplifting (manufacturing jobs are coming back for the first time since 1997 and deals with China will provide hundreds of thousands more US jobs), etc, etc, etc…..

      I will sleep soundly tonight. Very soundly πŸ˜‰

  21. 34 whatISworking
    January 19, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Mrs. O is so beautiful, she could be a model, I imagine the fashion folks love her. She always tries unusual outfits and pulls them off. She is just stunning. As a short, spreading, lady with wrinkles I can only admire and dream. You go girl. I hope they have a wonderful evening.

  22. 35 barb
    January 19, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Well they did invite Ann Wintour, Editor of Vogue tonite. LOL I just can’t imagine President Hu Jintao not being impressed with all the protocal that our White House/President and Mrs. Obama have prepared for him. I am so proud of them and love the opportunity to feel a part of the procedings. Michelle is one exotic woman. I can’t imagine anyone wearing that dress as well as she does. She is so beautiful, of course, along with our President. I would love to see some of the Chinese newspapers opinions regarding this extremely important visit.

  23. 36 Eleroy
    January 19, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    STUNNING!!! Absolutely STUNNING!!!

  24. 37 Kasai
    January 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Simply STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!

    After all they are BEAUTIFUL INSIDE….and it shines through πŸ™‚

    We are so blessed to be at this time.. I thank God daily for allowing us to share this piece of history.

    Without this wonderful blog I wouldn’t know what to do….CHIPSTIKS, I very seldom blog but, I want to Thank You…thank you and thank you…

    Long Live The Obamas!!!!

  25. January 19, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    AWESOME! I have enjoyed the pagentry today! Michelle looks beautiful and of course so does the President. Something off with the doors of the limo’s because as someone said above it happened this morning as well.

  26. 40 vcprezofan2
    January 19, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Sigh! πŸ™‚

  27. January 19, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    What pageantry, what a beautiful, beautiful first lady. That gown is magnificent, and her lovely arms and shoulders make me sigh. How proud we all should be to have such an impressive first family. Words fail me, truly.

  28. 42 Asher in Boston
    January 19, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Just simply stunning. Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow.

  29. 43 Audrey
    January 19, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Gorgeous! What a beautiful first lady our First lady is! The President looks very dashing too. America should be so proud to call this wonderful couple our President and our First Lady!

  30. 44 cat48
    January 19, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I love the dress. I was busy earlier but couldnt go to bed without seeing what she wore tonight. Of course, everyone else looks great as usual.

  31. 46 mama66
    January 20, 2011 at 2:29 am

    STUNNING. Impeccable choice of the red….elegant, yet cutting edge McQueen design. Mrs. O, represent! Oh and the POTUS looks mighty fine too, as always.

  32. 47 CarolineAnna
    January 20, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Well….with the time shift from D.C. to Germany I’m always the last one to comment. But that doesn’t make me less EXCITED to see the WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONDERFUL Michelle!! Man, I adore her…

  33. 48 ber6964
    January 20, 2011 at 10:05 am

    First Lady is as always Gorgeous! That lovely color of red against her skin is just “Regal”!

  34. 49 DoNoHarm
    January 20, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Chipstick: And you are beautiful for giving us this site. Mimi

  35. 51 Titti
    January 20, 2011 at 12:20 pm


  36. 52 anniebella
    January 20, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    So lovely, Mrs. Obama. The President is so darn handsome. I am so proud of them.

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