welcome to my OD News channel Melania Trump wraps up in a $2,700 puffy coat
and heeled boots to meet with military families in Alaska, as her husband continues his Asia
tour in Vietnam without her Melania Trump was all bundled up for her trip
to Alaska, where she met with military families and children at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
The 47-year-old first lady looked cozy, yet chic as she stepped off the aircraft in Anchorage
in a $2,690 Ralph Lauren down coat and headed to meet with children who participate in the
Paws to Read program at the military base. While Melania was in Alaska with her husband’s
son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, President Trump traveled to Vietnam with White
House Communications Director Hope Hicks. Melania wore her plaid, olive green coat open
as walked off the aircraft, showing off her orange turtleneck sweater and her cream skinny
jeans. The former model completed her look with a
pair taupe suede boots featuring a series of buckles around the ankles and a chunky
heel. The first lady kept her coat on upon her arrival
at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, where she had the opportunity to check out some
of the military programs available to the children who live on the base.
Paws to Read is a program where children read out loud to pets as a way to enhance their
reading skills and help build confidence. During her visit, Melania was photographed
leaning over her chair with her hands clasped together as she happily watched a little boy
read to the dog lying next to him. The friendly pooch was decked out in a military
vest, and while the dog didn’t appear to be too interested in the story, Melania was all
ears. Melania also sat down at a children’s size
table with a group of kids who showed her how to make instruments using Popsicle sticks
and paper. Her visit to the base came was part of a refueling
stop as she made her way back to Washington, D.C. after spending the past week traveling
with her husband during his 12-day tour throughout Asia.
Melania’s weather-appropriate outfit was a far cry from the ornate gown she wore during
a state dinner in Beijin, China, the night before.
The first lady wowed in a Gucci fur trim dress with an ornate pattern reminiscent of traditional
Chinese clothing. She exuded plenty of confidence as she strode
in five-inch, baby pink stilettos, which matched the fur lining of her sleeves, next to her
Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan. The two first ladies walked in with their
husbands, Presidents Trump and Xi, for the occasion held at Beijing’s Great Hall of the
People. Melania might have gotten a bit of style inspiration
from the actress Margot Robbie, who wore the same Gucci dress at the premiere of The Legend
Of Tarzan in June last year. Earlier on Thursday, the first lady also wowed
in the style department in a custom Dolce & Gabbana gown, thought to have cost at least
$3,975. She donned the floor-length number during
a welcome ceremony also thrown at the Great Hall of the People, and while visiting a primary
school with Madame Peng. Melania happily took up a paintbrush and ink
under the watchful eye of the young students at Banchang Primary School.
As well as greeting the young students and joining in with some of their lessons, the
VIP guests were also treated to a special, cultural performance from students.
Both Melania and Madame Peng were photographed smiling and clapping after the show, surrounded
by a group of beaming schoolchildren. While Melania was clearly in the spotlight
during Thursday’s state dinner, 29-year-old Hope has upstaged her on a couple of occasions
during President Trump’s trip around Asia. The duo joined the president in South Korea
on Wednesday to listen to his address at the National Assembly in Seoul.
Hope looked notably chic in a grey turtleneck sweater as she sat a few rows behind the mother
of one and just a few feet away from the president’s son-in-law Jared. The White House communications director cut
a simple but chic silhouette in her sweater with puff shoulders. She wore her signature
blowout during the event, and was seen tossing her long blond hair over her shoulder as she
fixed her earpiece to listen to the commander in chief.
Melania also went for a classic look in an all-black outfit featuring a black blazer
cinched at the waist with a matching belt. The first lady, who wore her hair in a blowout
like Hope, was all smiles as she settled in ahead of her husband’s address.
Hope is a former Trump Organization employee. She has in the past worked inside the Trump
Tower and helped Ivanka grow her fashion line, before President Trump hired her away when
he decided to run for president. Hope and Jared are both featured in the picture
taken aboard Air Force One, which sees several key members of Trump’s inner circle – including
White House Director of Social Media and Assistant to the President Dan Scavino and Stephen Miller,
a senior advisor for policy, posing with their thumbs up while posing next to the president.
The group looks very cozy in the image; Jared can be seen with his arm casually resting
on Hope’s shoulder while Stephen has his arm around her waist, as they all smile happily
for the cameras. All three were traveling with President Trump
during first leg of his five-country tour of Asia, while his daughter Ivanka has remained
at home in Washington, D.C. On Monday, the ever-glamorous Melania faced
some serious competition in the style stakes, once again courtesy of Hope.
Both women showed their support for President Trump while attending a state banquet in Tokyo;
however, while the first lady chose a very traditional floor-length gown for the occasion,
Hope spiced things up a bit, ensuring she stood out from the crowd in a chic tuxedo.
Hope wore the tailored black suit with a traditional white tuxedo shirt, accessorizing the look
with an oversized black bow tie worn at her neck at the event, which was hosted by Japanese
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, to mark Trump’s visit.
Hope wore her long hair down in a blowout and added a splash of color to her monochromatic
look with a slick of bold pink lipstick, finishing off her make-up with a smokey eye.
In contrast to Hope’s androgynous style option, Melania donned a bright red, floor-length
gown with short sleeves on the occasion. She paired the glamorous number with a low
hairdo and diamond earrings, and she also sported a smoky eye.
While Melania is making her way back to Washington, D.C., Hope was photographed at the Beijing
Airport on Friday ahead of the president’s trip to Vietnam.
Although the White House communications director has been turning it up in the style department
for most of the tour, she didn’t look quiet as put together in her wrinkled collared shirt
as she waited to board Air Force One. Hope paired the ill-fitting button-down with
black trousers and black pumps, and at one point she had her long, highlighted hair pulled
up in an uncharacteristic high ponytail. The former model had a large brown leather
carryall in the crook of her arm, and she carried a Louis Vuitton duffel bag ahead of
her flight with the president. While waiting outside on the tarmac, Hope
wore her sunglasses on the top of her head as the breeze blew through her hair, which
she had pulled back down. It’s been a whirlwind week for Hope who started
the tour by giving First Lady Melania Trump a run for her money in the fashion department.
Within a week, Hope went from donning a ladylike pink dress in Hawaii to donning a wrinkled
men’s shirt on her way to Vietnam. please subscribe give us thumbs up like and
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