Tuesday 27 September 2016

Watch out Kate Middleton - why Argentina's First Lady will be your new style crush

Published 09/01/2016 | 13:41

Argentina's new President Mauricio Macri (C) leaves the Foreign Ministry building with his wife, First Lady Juliana Awada, in Buenos Aires on December 10, 2015
Argentina's new President Mauricio Macri (C) leaves the Foreign Ministry building with his wife, First Lady Juliana Awada, in Buenos Aires on December 10, 2015
President of Argentina Mauricio Macri with his daughter Antonia and his wife Juliana Awada greet the crowd after the swearing in ceremony at Casa Rosada on December 10, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Grupo13/LatinContent/Getty Images)
Handout photo released by Noticias Argentinas of Argentina's President-elect Mauricio Macri (R) waving as he arrives to the Colon Theater with First Lady Juliana Awada for a gala in Buenos Aires on December 10, 2015.
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (R) and his wife first lady Juliana Awada leave at the end of a Te Deum at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires
Juliana Awada wife of Buenos Aires Mayor and presidential candidate for "Cambiemos" party Mauricio Macri waits to her husband while voting at a polling station in Buenos Aires on October 25, 2015

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While members of the royal family like Britain's Kate Middleton and Spain's Queen Letizia are regularly featured at the top of international Best Dressed lists, Argentina's First Lady Juliana Awada is bringing the spotlight back on politics. Well, sort of.

When her husband Mauricio Macri was elected in December, all eyes were on Ms Awada, an Oxford graduate of Lebanese and Syrian descent and her white lace embellished tea dress, effortlessly styled, by his side.

In the run up to his inauguration, the First Lady-to be managed to consistently steal the spotlight from her husband in a variety of Jackie O-esque ensembles.

The evidence:

This white lace dress during President Macri's swearing in in December.

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This white gown, with minimal metallic accessories at a gala in Buenos Aires.

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A new take on dressing - this cream and white pantsuit adds a new twist on a dated trend.

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Pre-Presidency, she went for a laid-back look with a white knit and tousled hair.

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....Michelle Obama better watch her back.

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