Kicking off the holiday weekend in style, Jill Biden marked her first 4th of July as First Lady at Portland Head Light in Maine’s historic Fort Williams Park. Rocking the look of an All-American girl, the 70 year old made a fitting fashion statement even before she spoke along Cape Elizabeth’s rocky shore. Ever the teacher, like the beacon behind her, her look was a sub-text.
The First Lady’s image evoked the spirit of America’s past, present and future ideals. Her symbolic fashion statement anchored the occasion to American energies ready for a renaissance. More importantly, her sartorial choice was a symbol of unity during these rocky times. Opting out of ‘ath-leisure wear’, made popular during Covid-quarantine~ing, the First Lady’s chic look was fresh with just a splash of classic ‘Up-town Girl sassiness’.
Mrs. Biden was the personification of confidence in a structured navy blazer coordinated with espadrilles and white jeans topped with a pop of holiday excitement. Before a diverse crowd, the First Lady’s relaxed attitude matched her fashion sense that brilliantly wove a non-partisan theme of American patriotism into her speech.
Much like the floral dress Mrs. Biden features on August’s up-coming cover of Vogue, her manner of expression at Fort Williams Park was feminine and sophisticated without being fussy. From Maine to the balcony over-looking the south lawn of the White House and around the world, Jill Biden’s perpetually tussled locks compliment her style and highlight her easy, polished way around politics. The sophisticated septuagenarian is cover-girl fit, she is fierce and she is a consummate teacher for aspiring Americas. Her carefully curated image is more than fashion-trend-setting. its also been a tool of her most savvy predecessors.
Speaking at the iconic lighthouse commissioned in 1787 by the General Court of Massachusetts and Governor John Hancock, the First Lady distanced herself from divisive partisan rhetoric in favor of celebrating the theme of “America is Back ~Together“. Her focus closeted Covid, masks and social isolation. Promoting, barbecues, baseball and boardwalks she was speaking to Americans from all walks of life. Mrs. Biden encouraged everyone to enjoy being outdoors, explore the inspiring beauty of National Parks and write the next chapter in America’s history ~ Together.
On the misty 59 degree day, the First Lady’s emblematic dress code was the code of her speech. Marking her first 4th of July as First Lady, Jill Biden’s ‘selfie’ signature will be a fashion-forward statement of past, present and future American pride.
Like most First Ladies, Mrs.Biden is an asset to the Nation, a living symbol of American excellence. It makes sense her image will cover fashion magazines throughout her husband’s tenure in the White House. As a group, First Ladies, including Mrs. Biden’s predecessor, Melania Trump, are more than fashionable hostesses presiding over an office in the East Wing of the White House. They are powerful role models, and champions of noble social causes that benefit all Americans. At their best, they remain above petty partisan bitterness and represent what is in the best interest of the Nation.
Fittingly Jill Biden, ever the teacher, rocked her first 4th of July as First Lady. Even before she spoke she was teaching ALL Americans to honor our history, protect our monuments, and take pride in our National symbols. In the rockiest of times, these treasures are beacons of what’s best about America.
Happy 4th to ALL,
The First Lady kicks off 4th of July in classic American style and a fashionable lesson plan!