I am back with two weeks’ worth of updates, starting with Tuesday, September 21st. Vice President Harris met with Jamie Smith, “a mom of four children under 15 in Washington D.C. With one child with disabilities and two parents with recent health issues, Smith finds herself “sandwiched,” caring for both her children and her parents while juggling her career” per this Parents magazine story.[Read more…]
Weeks in Review AUG 30 – SEP 3 & SEP 6 – 11
I have combined the last two weeks into one post because Vice President Harris had few public engagements the last week of August. She wrapped up the month on August 31 with a Capitol Hill appearance where she presided over a Senate session.
I can’t tell what she was wearing from the videos; there are no photos available that I can license. It looks like the Vice President may have been wearing some of her black separates by Altuzarra, but that is just a guess.[Read more…]
Week in Review Aug 9 – Aug 13
Vice President Harris did not have any public engagements on Monday, August 9. Tuesday, August 10, Vice President Harris visited the Unity Health Cares Brentwood Health Center in Washington, DC.
The Vice President delivered remarks about the administration’s efforts to lower health care costs.
She also announced that more than 2.5 million people have signed up for health care during the special enrollment period.
Tuesday afternoon, she was at the Capitol to preside during the Senate’s vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. You can hear the Vice President announce the results in this video clip.
Below, the Vice President, President, and others as they watched coverage of the bill’s passage.
The Vice President then joined the President for remarks about the massive infrastructure bill.
Ms. Harris was in familiar separates by Altuzarra, her Kenton Jacket & Serge Pants. It looked like she was also wearing her Luxe Charmeuse Reversible Perla Blouse ($328) by Lafayette 148 New York.
Her accessories included her Manolo Blahnik Newcio pumps (below), double-strand pearl necklace by Irene Neuwirth, and unidentified mabé pearl earrings.
The Vice President did not have any public engagements on Wednesday, August 11. On the 12th, she hosted a meeting with business leaders to talk about child care.
From the New York Times:
Attendees included Mark Breitbard, chief executive of the Global Gap Brand; Jenna Johnson, the president of Patagonia; Josh Silverman, the chief executive of Etsy; Alison Whritenour, the chief executive of Seventh Generation; and Hami Ulukaya, the chief executive of the yogurt brand Chobani, among others.
The White House selected the executives because of their companies’ policies on child care and paid leave, a senior administration official said. In the meeting, Ms. Harris emphasized the importance of child care as both a personal and a business matter.
Vice President Harris was in a khaki suit I haven’t yet identified, and her L’Agence Cory Tee ($85), Irene Neuwirth necklace, and unidentified mabé pearl earrings.
Friday, August 13, the Vice President took part in an Instagram live session.
She spoke about voting rights with Storm Reid, an activist, producer, and actress, and Sarah Audelo, Executive Director of the Alliance for Youth Action.
The Vice President was in a blue blazer and white top, but I wasn’t able to tell if it was the Prabal Gurung blue suit or another style. (There were no photos released from the Instagram broadcast.) You can watch the conversation here.
Week in Review July 19 – 23
This week could be called a Prabal Gurung trifecta, as the Vice President wore the designer’s creations each of the three days she had public engagements. We begin with Tuesday, July 20, when the Vice President welcomed King Abdullah II of Jordan and his son, Crown Prince Al Hussein, for a working breakfast at her residence.[Read more…]
Week in Review June 28 – July 4
Vice President Harris did not have any public engagements Monday or Tuesday, June 28 and 29. On the 30th, she spoke at the UN’s Generation Equality Forum, “a global gathering for gender equality convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, in partnership with youth and civil society,” per the UN site.[Read more…]
Week in Review May 24 – May 28
Vice President Harris started the week on Monday, May 24, with a meeting on expanding high-speed internet access.
Expanding broadband availability is a key component of the American Jobs Plan, the administration’s infrastructure proposal. From Rev’s transcript of the event:
….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.
Week in Review May 10 – 15
Vice President Harris started the week on Monday, May 10, by joining President Biden as he delivered remarks on the economy.[Read more…]
Week in Review May 3 – May 7.
Monday, May 3, Vice President Harris was in Washington, where she conducted a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for new NASA Administrator Senator Bill Nelson.[Read more…]
Week in Review April 12 – 16
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…]
Week in Review Feb 22 – 27
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.
She wore her Altuzarra Fenice Jacket and Serge Trousers in black.
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.
Below, a look at the ensemble as shown in the window of a Wilkes store in San Francisco, shared in an Olivine Gabbro Instagram post.
Olivine Gabbro was launched in 2004 and is based in Connecticut. Grace Kang is the label’s designer and creative director.