The Vice President started the week with a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Below you see President Biden, the Vice President, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Omar Jones IV as they approach the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.[Read more…]
Vice President Harris started the week on Monday, May 24, with a meeting on expanding high-speed internet access.
….let’s talk about what we need to do to remove the barriers to access. 42 million Americans live in areas without reliable broadband. One in three Americans who live in rural areas and tribal lands do not have access to broadband. And we know that these Americans are not alone.
Vice President Harris started the week on Monday, May 10, by joining President Biden as he delivered remarks on the economy.[Read more…]
Here you see (from left to right) former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Bill Nelson Jr., son of Bill Nelson, Nan Ellen Nelson, daughter of Nelson, former Senator Bill Nelson, his wife, Grace Nelson, and Vice President Harris.
In this photo you see (from left) Ms. Power’s stepfather Edmund Bourke; her children, Declan and Rían; her husband, bestselling author and legal scholar, Cass Sunstein; Vice President Harris.
The Vice President was in her Altuzarra separates, the Fenice Jacket and Serge Trousers. She paired the pieces with a new (to us) top or sweater, a soft green crewneck style that is not yet identified.Embed from Getty Images
She then traveled to Milwaukee on another leg of the “Getting Back on Track Tour” designed to promote the administration’s infrastructure proposal. Below, the Vice President arriving in Milwaukee.
She toured the wind turbine research and sustainable energy labs at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee campus. Here is a quick video of her arriving at the lab.
The proposed legislation would invest heavily in projects like the clean energy lab.
Vice President Harris gaggled with the traveling media before heading back to Washington.
You may have noticed the vivid blue Goyard bag at the lower center of the photo. That may belong to the Vice President; she has been seen carrying Goyard totes for years. It looks like the brand’s Saint Louis Tote in the Sky Blue colorway.
Wednesday, the 5th, Vice President Harris visited Rhode Island to continue promoting the administration’s infrastructure/investment proposal. Below, arriving at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick.
She visited an independent bookstore, Books on the Square, shortly after touching down. Here you see her with former Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (C), now the Commerce Secretary, and current Governor Dan McKee.
More about the visit from the Providence Daily Dose:
The store had posted an “invitation” to the vice-president earlier today on their Facebook page, with a photo of their Kamala display (see below), but they had no idea that she would actually be coming. Apparently a Secret Service advance team had been scoping the place out over the last two weeks. Just prior to today’s visit they combed all through the building. They checked the doors, the upstairs, and the basement, but store manager Jennifer Kandarian reassures us, “They did not go through my drawers.”
Here is the bookstore’s Instagram post with the same message as the Facebook post.
Below, the Vice President with Governor McKee and store manager Jennifer Kandarian (C).
Ms. Harris waves at a little one.
And from Books on the Square:
Thanks to Secretary Gina Raimondo for bringing VP Kamala Harris to Books on the Square, and for saying, “This is my neighborhood store. The best place ever.” We really appreciate your recommendation and thanks for putting the spotlight on local, independent businesses!
If you’re wondering, here is what the VP bought from us: Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen, Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, The Topeka School by Ben Lerner, and The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. Happy reading, VP!
A quick video of the Vice President sharing her purchases.
The Vice President then visited the Social Enterprise Greenhouse, where she heard “speed pitches” from socially focused Rhode Island entrepreneurs. From left to right: US Rep Jim Langevin; US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse; the Vice President; US Senator Jim Reed; Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo.
Another view as the Vice President speaks to Rep. Jim Langevin.
The Vice President and Commerce Secretary also took part in a roundtable.
They heard from women small business owners about the impacts of the pandemic on their endeavors.
May 6th the Vice President met with voting rights and civil rights leaders “to discuss the critical importance of protecting the right to vote.”
She wore a new grey suit and pale pink top that I have not yet identified. The jacket features wide, notched lapels and the sweater appears to have a ribbed neckline.
She also taped a Mother’s Day message on the 6th.
Friday, May 7, the Vice President met virtually with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
It looks like she wore more Altuzarra, her Fenice jacket and coordinating trousers. My guess is that Ms. Harris was in the Serge Trouser, but it’s not possible to know for sure from the one photo released by the White House.
From what I could see, Ms. Harris wore her Manolo Blahnik Lisa almond-toe heels most days this week. (Shown below when worn at another engagement.)
Each day this week the Vice President wore her Irene Neuwirth Pearl Link Necklace and unidentified mabé pearl earrings with the gold border. (The necklace shown below is a single strand version of the necklace worn by Ms. Harris and the earrings are shown as worn on previous occasions.)
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 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.