Vice President Harris started the week with a virtual meeting on Monday, April 26, speaking with Guatemalan President Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei.[Read more…]
Vice President Harris started the week with a trip to North Carolina, visiting Greensboro and High Point. She spoke about the administration’s infrastructure proposal at Guilford Technical Community College.
In High Point she toured Thomas Built Buses.
The Vice President also made an unannounced stop at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro.
The museum commemorates the historic action of February 1, 1960, when A&T State University students David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan), and Joseph McNeil—aka “The Greensboro Four”— sat at the all-White lunch counter at F.W. Woolworth’s five-and-dime. The non-violent action “challenged America to make good on its promises of equality and civic inclusion enunciated in the Constitution,” according to the museum’s website.
The museum now sits on the site of that famed Woolworths.
And from this WFMY story by Jalen Gilkey:
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I spoke with museum co-founder Skip Alston about what it meant to play host to Vice President Harris.
“It was a very surreal moment to be able to have the first African-American woman vice president of the United States of America. The second most influential and most powerful person in the world sitting at the lunch counter.”
The view from the Vice President’s perspective.
Ms. Harris viewed other exhibits at the museum.
For the day’s events, it looked like Ms. Harris wore her Sergio Hudson suit.
The suit is single-breasted with notch lapels, angled flap pockets, and a one-button closure. The trousers have a tapered leg. Beneath the jacket, I think the Vice President may have been wearing the Cory Tee ($85) by one of her go-to brands, L’Agence.
The all-cotton tee has a scoop neck, short sleeves, and a slim fit. It is made in the USA of imported materials. The Cory is offered in a broad selection of colors at L’Agence and in basic colors at Saks, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s.
On Tuesday, April 20, the Vice President and President met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
The President and Vice President both spoke about the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial and urged Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.Embed from Getty Images
A transcript of the Vice President’s remarks may be seen here. Ms. Harris may have worn her Altuzarra Fenice jacket and coordinating trousers. Beneath the jacket she had on a maroon top that is not yet identified.
Wednesday, April 21, Ms. Harris attended a service for Congressman Alcee Hastings, who died in early April. The 84-year-old Democrat had represented his South Florida district since 1992.Embed from Getty Images
She also was part of a presentation marking the administration of 200 million vaccines.
It looks like the Vice President brought back a piece from Akris Punto she has worn several times.
The Zip Front Dress features a sheath silhouette with topstitched princess seams, waist darts, a front half-zip with metal pull tab, an invisible back zipper, and cap sleeves.
Thursday, the 22nd, the Vice President delivered remarks at a virtual summit on climate change.
She also took part in an immigration roundtable.
Ms. Harris was in a grey suit that remains unidentified and a white tie-neck blouse she has worn on several occasions.
The Vice President wrapped up her week on Friday, April 23, with a trip to New Hampshire. Below, Ms. Harris arriving in Gilford, NH.
Ms. Harris delivered remarks at the New Hampshire Electric Co-Op, a non-profit entity that delivers broadband service in addition to electricity.
She also stopped at Gibson’s Bookstore and Cafe, an independent bookstore in Concord.
The Vice President did a little shopping at the bookstore.
Beneath the blazer I think the Vice President wore the Featherweight Cashmere Sweater ($590).
The ribbed crewneck sweater is crafted of lightweight cashmere and is from the more upscale Michael Kors Collection line. The piece was first noted when Ms. Harris visited New Haven, Connecticut, in late March.
Vice President wore her Irene Neuwirth double strand of pearls every day this week, as well as her mabé pearl earrings. It looks like she was in her Newcio Pumps ($665) by Manolo Blahnik, shown below as worn on another occasion.
Monday, April 12, the Vice President started her week by joining the President for a meeting with a bipartisan group of members of Congress for a discussion about the administration’s infrastructure proposal.[Read more…]
The Vice President started the week with engagements in Oakland, California. It was the first time she has visited her hometown since becoming Vice President.Embed from Getty Images
Ms. Harris spent the weekend in California ahead of the Oakland trip. More from The Los Angeles Times:
Harris’ visit, after two private trips to California since becoming vice president, coincided with an Easter weekend stop at her home in Brentwood, where she baked a “beautiful” pork roast and made rice and peas, she said. In Washington, she is in the process of moving into the vice president’s official residence, which has been undergoing renovations, after spending her first few months in the government’s Blair House, across from the White House.
The Vice President visited Red Door Catering , a woman-owned business founded by Reign Free, seen below left.[Read more…]
The week started on a somber note as President Biden led a ceremony marking the 500,000 US lives lost to the COVID pandemic.
More from this PBS story:
The president ordered flags on federal property lowered to half staff for five days and then led the moment of communal mourning for those lost to a virus that often prevents people from gathering to remember their loved ones. Monday’s bleak threshold of 500,000 deaths was playing out against contradictory crosscurrents: an encouraging drop in coronavirus cases and worries about the spread of more contagious variants.
Addressing the “grim, heartbreaking milestone” directly and publicly, Biden stepped to a lectern in the White House Cross Hall, unhooked his face mask and delivered an emotion-filled eulogy for 500,071 Americans he said he felt he knew.
First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff took part in the ceremony.
Here is a 1-minute video from the event.
Tuesday, February 23, the Vice President had several public engagements. Here you see her with President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken as they participate in a virtual meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Ms. Harris also met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Chairwoman Joyce Beatty, Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Rep Jahana Hayes, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II. Below, an image from the Caucus Facebook page.
The Vice President was in a suit that remains unidentified; here you see it when worn on February 4th for a visit to the State Department.
Wednesday, February 24, the Vice President was in blue separates by Altuzarra. Here you see her at an oval office meeting with the President and members of congress.
The Vice President also did the swearing-in of the new Ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield. The Ambassador’s husband, Lafayette Greenfield, is seen holding the bible, and son Lafayette “Deuce” Greenfield II is shown in the grey suit.
The Vice President and Ambassador chatting before the swearing-in ceremony.
The Vice President joined the President in meeting with members of congress about supply chain issues created by the pandemic.Embed from Getty Images
And she did a virtual swearing-in for Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
The Vice President also taped a call with Astronaut Vic Glover aboard the Space Station.
The specific designs worn on Wednesday: Altuzarra’s ‘Fenice’ Jacket and ‘Serge’ Trousers.
Thursday’s public engagements started with a visit to a Giant Foods pharmacy in Washington DC. Also in this photo, Congresswoman Eleanor Norton of the District of Columbia.
Ms. Harris was there to help promote the administration’s Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 vaccination.
The Vice President also attended a White House event marking the 50 millionth vaccine administered under the new administration. Below left, you see President Biden, and on the right, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House coronavirus advisor.
Ms. Harris swore-in Jennifer Granholm as the new Secretary of Energy. The Secretary is seen below with her husband, Dan Mulhern.
Friday, February 26, the Vice President made diplomatic phone calls.
She wore a grey jacket we’ve not previously seen with a shoulder vent effect, a dark turtleneck, and gold earrings. Among those she spoke with: Prime Minister Frederiksen of Denmark and President Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Saturday, the 27th, the Vice President was the keynote speaker at a virtual Black History Month celebration.
The event was hosted by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and it marked the 40th annual celebration.
The Vice President was in a UFO (Unidentified Fashion Object) black blazer with patch pockets and notch lapels, a previously worn Dolce and Gabbana top, and what might be her Altuzarra ‘Luther’ trousers.
In this photo, you better see the lace detail on the top.
You can watch the entire program here via the House Majority Leader’s Facebook page.
One new ID of note this week: an Olivine Gabbro ensemble. You see then-Senator Harris wearing the ensemble at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation prayer breakfast in September 2018. On her right, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey.Embed from Getty Images
The look includes Olivine Gabbro’s Bi-color Double-Faced Wool Sleeveless Dress ($1720).
A closer look at the concealed zipper and front seam where the two fabrics are joined.
Click here to see another photo of Ms. Harris wearing the ensemble in September 2018.
The brand’s Signature Scallop Edge Coat is shown below in teal ($2900), not the blue color worn by Ms. Harris.
Olivine Gabbro was launched in 2004 and is based in Connecticut. Grace Kang is the label’s designer and creative director.
It has been a busy 10 days since the Vice President’s inauguration, so today, we’re looking at what Ms. Harris has worn since that historic day.
We covered the Prabal Gurung look seen Thursday, January 21 in this post, but thought you might enjoy seeing Ms. Harris in her new office, which aides describe as a work in progress.[Read more…]
As promised, here is a look at styles worn by others attending the Inauguration, including former First Ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and Hillary Clinton. I received so many messages and emails asking about what other guests and family members wore, it made sense to put it all together in one post.
We begin with the former First Ladies.[Read more…]