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Wolford Creates Custom Headband for Michelle Obama

The First Lady reportedly loves wearing Wolford’s Fatal Headband, a longtime favorite accessory that can be worn to formal or informal affairs.

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FIRST LADY FAVE: How do Michelle Obama’s tresses stay so sleek and stylish as she literally jets from a White House reception to a media event to a state visit to China?


The First Lady reportedly loves wearing Wolford’s Fatal Headband, a longtime favorite accessory that can be worn to formal or informal affairs.


“After being contacted by Michelle Obama’s styling team, Wolford had the opportunity to custom create the headband for the First Lady in a variety of colors,” said a company spokeswoman for Wolford America Inc. “As per her request, we custom-made jewelled headbands for Michelle Obama in a variety of colors in December 2013. However, the jewelled headbands are not available for purchase at this time.”


The Sparkle Fatal Headband was created for the First Lady in these colors: black, mocha, pine needle green, gray and Marlin blue. The classic Fatal Headband of super-soft nylon and elastane is available for purchase at Wolford stores and retails in solid black and white for $46.


Jenny Altman, the luxury brand’s first style and fit expert who works with top stylists, said the First Lady’s personal stylist is a frequent shopper at the Wolford boutique at Tyson’s Corner Center.


“She was always coming to the store and eventually it was no longer a secret that she was shopping for Michelle Obama. Now she comes to the [New York] showroom where we came up with the idea of custom-jewelled headbands.…Michelle Obama also likes to wear the headbands when she’s traveling because it’s so easy to just pull your hair back and look stylish,” said Altman.

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