Dazzling Melania Trump sports a $2,000 Celine shirt dress as she lands in Ghana on first solo trip abroad as First Lady,
Melania Trump was also spotted wearing white Manolo Blahnik heels to compliment the candy cane coloured shirt dress.
The First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, made a stunning arrival in Ghana on October 2 morning, smiling brightly as she was getting off the plane ahead of her first major solo international trip. The 48-year-old FLOTUS looked ultra-modern as she landed at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. Melania wore a custom-made Celine shirt dress that is believed to be worth more than $2,000. She was also spotted wearing white Manolo Blahnik heels to complement the candy cane colored shirt dress. The FLOTUS was seen pausing for a brief moment at the top of the plane stairs and waving at the crowd.
She was able to avert what could have been a major wardrobe malfunction when she was walking down the steps as a breeze started blowing, reported Daily Mail. Fortunately, she managed to keep the hem of her dress in check, and nothing untoward happened during her big arrival in the country.
The First Lady looked very refreshed as she walked out of the plane and it looked like she got a pampering session just before she had to make her dramatic exit from the plane. Her beautiful brunette hair was styled into a perfectly natural wave, and her makeup was kept very low-key. She did not have her signature smokey eye look for this visit.
After Melania stepped onto the tarmac of the airport, she was greeted by Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Ghana's first lady and the two women shook hands and spoke for a few minutes. The mother-of-one could be seen placing her hand on Rebecca's arm as they were caught up in the conversation. The FLOTUS was then given a bouquet of flowers by a young Ghanian girl in a traditional dress. Melania then bent down and hugged the girl warmly with one hand while holding the flowers in the other.
Melania has made it very clear that she is very excited that she will be going on a major trip such as this by herself. She could be seen equally happy on October 1 evening when she was setting off from the Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland as the sun was setting. She waved and smiled for the cameras as she was walking towards the plane.
.@FLOTUS boards her plane at Joint Base Andrews for her first solo Foreign trip to Africa. The First Lady begins her trip with a visit to Ghana on Tuesday. #flotusafrica #flotus pic.twitter.com/UTpCAPtSMT— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) October 1, 2018
Being the kind of person she is, the FLOTUS looked like she wanted to start off her solo trip in the most stylish way possible by dressing in a $1,695 suede trench coat from Vince and another pair of heels from Manolo Blahnik - a $935 leopard-print stiletto design. To top it all off, Melania wore large sunglasses and had her hair down around her shoulders.
Melania's trip to Africa begins with Accra, Ghana, on October 2 and is reported to continue with stops in Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt. Spokesperson Stephanie Grisham said that that tour is to be a "diplomatic and humanitarian visit" that is to focus on Melania's #BeBest campaign for "children and their well-being."
Grisham spoke to the Daily Caller saying: "[Melania] is hoping to visit the countries to learn what their challenges are, and also see where the US is having a positive impact or results. To that end, our office has been working closely with USAID [the United States Agency for International Development] and each stop will focus on one or more projects they have been working on within each country. The visits will include stops having to do with education, healthcare, some conservation and tourism–and as with all that she does through her initiative Be Best, the well-being of children will be her focus."
Expert analysts have said that the trip also may be used for Melania to try and repair some of the relationships with African leaders who were offended by some comments that President Trump has said in the past. He has made a number of inappropriate comments about the continent including calling some of the countries as "s***holes."
Last week at a press conference, however, Trump changed his comments completely when he was promoting Melania's trip by saying: "We both love Africa. Africa is so beautiful, the most beautiful part of the world, in many ways." In a final tweet, before she took off, Melania wrote: "We are taking off for #Africa! So looking forward to visiting #Ghana #Malawi #Kenya & #Egypt as I take #BeBest international. #FLOTUSinAfrica2018."