Way to show off your patriotism!
Transversal style magazine, Candy, is paying homage to Michelle Obama on the cover of their winter issue.
Styled by Brad Goreski and shot by Danielle Levitt, transgender model Connie Fleming is a dead ringer for FLOTUS in a First Lady-approved printed shift dress that showcases her ripped arms.
Editor Luis Venegas explained his choice, saying:
"I especially love the cover story, which for the first time isn't a super-popular star, but a fabulous, beautiful black transwoman channeling a politician who looks pretty much like Michelle Obama. I remember back in early 2007 when the Democratic Party’s nominees were narrowed down between two 'controversial' stereotypes never before seen for presidency: a black man, Barack Obama; and a woman, Hillary Rodham Clinton. At that time, I thought, 'when will the time come when these archaic walls break down and the White House will be occupied by, for example, a black, transsexual woman?'"
Both women are such strong, powerful figures and it definitely comes across in these images.
Wonder what MObama thinks of the tribute???
[Image via Candy Magazine.]
Tags: barack obama, brad goreski, candy magazine, connie fleming, danielle levitt, hillary rodham clinton, luis venegas, michelle obama, winter 2012, winter cover, winter issue