Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Obama, and Kerry Washington teamed up for more than just the gorgeous cover of ‘Glamour’ magazine’s Power Women issue — they’ve got big plans! Get the details below.
So this totally goes down as one of our favorite covers ever! When you put Kerry Washington, Michelle Obama, and Sarah Jessica Parker in the same room, you know something huge is brewing. The three influential women (and friends) came together for Glamour‘s May Issue, and even though we are loving their spring fashion and glowing complexions, this trio has a bigger mission than just looking gorgeous. Get into their looks and find out why they’re collaborating below.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington & Michelle Obama Stun On ‘Glamour’ Cover
Kerry and Sarah joined the FLOTUS at the White House for what Kerry called “the best photo shoot we’ve ever done!”
The women’s spring color palettes went together beautifully, with SJP wearing a white and black asymmetrical Oscar de la Renta dress and SJP heels, Michelle donning a blush Narciso Rodriguez dress with abstract black detailing, and Kerry also clad in a blush and white Narciso Rodriguez dress.
Their hair and makeup was gorgeous! Each woman rocked the perfect pink lip that suited them best, with sleek and subtle waves for the actresses and soft curls for the First Lady.
Kerry Washington On Veterans: ‘They Aren’t Broken, They Are Heroes’
First Lady Michelle has been a very vocal advocate for U.S veterans, primarily through her initiative, Joining Forces, that has been active in bettering the lives of veterans and their families since 2011.
This initiative is also close to the heart of Kerry, who’s father served in the military, and SJP, who has several friends in uniform.
The three have come together to shine a light on the needs of our veterans and their families. These include veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, mothers trying to balance it all, and employment after service.
SJP told Glamour, “When you see a serviceman or woman, you always — I always — say, ‘Thank you for your service.’ But you know that’s not enough…”
Michelle believes that “we have to develop a culture of open arms and acceptance” so that people feel comfortable asking for help.
While Kerry says that “it’s really important to take the stigma away from mental health,” but we also must remember that “they aren’t broken; they are heroes. They have extraordinary discipline, courage, and capacity — that’s what we can focus on.”
While many veterans do need a helping hand, Michelle made sure to clarify that, “the vast majority of people returning from service come back completely healthy,” and Sara added, “we also don’t want to put so much focus on these issues that veterans seem like they are made of glass.”
We’re so happy that this trio is using their influence to take a stance on such an importance issue!
You can read the rest of Michelle, Sarah, and Kerry’s amazing interview in Glamour on newsstands April 14, just in time for Memorial Day.
— Kindra Bailey