michelle obama 2013 portrait Michelle Obama's official 2013 White House portrait debuts

Michelle Obama looks as gorgeous as ever in her official 2013 White House photo. Taken by Chuck Kennedy in the Green Room of the White House, the image shows off Obama’s penchant for style — and her new bangs.

This portrait, posted to the White House Flickr, is markedly different from the look Obama had back in 2009. In that, she wore an arm-baring Michael Kors black dress, her first of many gowns by the designer.

Obama has opted for a sleeved Reed Krakoff dress this time, Today reports, though she still chose one in black and still wore pearls. Krakoff is also one of the designers Obama wore to her husband’s 2013 inauguration. As for that hair, well, we’re happy she decided to live up her midlife crisis so boldly.

I couldn’t get a sports car. They won’t let me bungee-jump. So instead, I cut my bangs,” she told Rachael Ray on “The Rachael Ray Show.” “I can do this. This is all mine.”

Posted by:Terri Schwartz