Elegant in Denim!
First Lady Melania Trump celebrated the one-year anniversary of her signature Be Best initiative in the Rose Garden at the White House in Tuesday.
For this special occasion, Melania wore a denim midi-dress by Emilia Wickstead. Known as the ‘Ellen belted denim midi dress,’ is part of the ‘Denim and Floral’ capsule from Emilia Wickstead.The form-flattering silhouette is cut from inky indigo cotton that featured a waist-cinching belt. It retails for $1,195, exclusive at Net-A-Porter, the Ellen midi denim dress. She completed the look with a pair of Nude strappy Uptown d’Orsay 100mm Red Sole Pump from Christian Louboutin. It retails for $845, but it currently sold out.
During her remarks, the First Lady recounted the past year she has done to promote “Be Best” that included visiting 15 states, 9 countries, over a dozen hospitals and schools and participated in 18 round-tables and policy briefings.
“As I said at my campaign launch a year ago, I’m here with one goal: which is for children to reach their full potential so they can grow up happy, healthy and contribute positively to society and the world,” Melania said in the White House Rose Garden — the same place where she first kicked off the initiative last May. “I am committed to visiting more schools, hospitals, organizations, and companies to promote Be Best and speaking to children around the country and world about their ideas and concerns.”
Melania announced expanding the mission of Be Best three pillars, as well as revealing another international visit later this year.
“This past year has shown me that children are vulnerable to more than just social media. So I expanded one of my pillars to online safety,” Melania said. “In my time as first lady of the United States, I will continue to make every effort to promote the many successful well-being and character education programs that exist today. I will continue to speaking with and learning from leaders in the technology industry in order to raise awareness of the importance of safe and positive online behaviors. I will continue to work with those who are fighting the epidemic and stigma of drug addiction. I will continue to travel and speak to children directly about some of the challenges they face every day.”
She also announced a Be Best Ambassador for the United States Agency for International Development was appointed earlier this year and called on other agencies to appoint an ambassador “to serve as a liaison between my office and their respective agency.”
“For the first time in history, the United States Agency for International Development has appointed a Be Best ambassador,” Melania said. “On this one-year anniversary of my initiative, I call on all of our partner agencies to appoint a Be Best ambassador to serve as a liaison between my office and their respective agency to better highlight and promote the programs and services offered to parents and children on behalf of the U.S. government.”