We have all seen the olive green jacket from Zara that First Lady Melania Trump wore yesterday. A bit of an unclear message, and as much as some would like to give her the benefit of the doubt, I'm not so sure this was aimed at her husband. The truth is, even though her team has said "it's a jacket, there was no hidden message", there was. You see, we NEED to focus on her wardrobe. Fashion talks. Clothing speaks volumes. She is a woman of a few words, but her choice in clothing sends a very crisp message (lest we forget her pink blouse and big white hat).
Exactly one day after Donald Trump decided to sign an executive order that ends the separation of children from their parents at the border, but really does nothing to help the children that have already been separated, this jacket happens. A day after Trump says "we still have to maintain toughness or our country will be overrun by people, by crime, by all of the things that we don’t stand for and that we don’t want", this jacket happens. It's almost as if Melania is Donny's puppet. She is like the cherry on top of every offensive act he has taken. Just when you start thinking that as an immigrant she might care, NOPE. But it's okay to give children forcible injections of antipsychotics and sedatives? It's okay to put them in cages?
In all of this frustration, lets veer off a bit. The Trump Administration doesn't really surprise me anymore. The disrespect is expected. It's like everyday we're waiting for him and his team to say something offensive, and they don't care. This has happened before in history, and it's so angering that it's happening now. We need to continue to fight, use our voice, donate, volunteer, protest, call our senators, whatever, we just cannot be silent. In the words of author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, "silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." We have so much more work to do. If our leaders won't care, then we will.
Everything she wears is intentional and meticulous. I mean, even when traveling abroad, she takes that country's influence into consideration. Her behavior, her feelings, her morals, are all reflected in each item of clothing and designer she chooses to wear. Someone who usually opts to wear high-end doesn't all of a sudden unintentionally decide to wear a $39 jacket. That honestly doesn't make sense. She wore heels when traveling to Houston after hurricane Harvey! This, ladies and gents, is Melania's fashion behaviour.