Mexico’s first lady Angelica Rivera makes a bold statement after landing on the cover of a renowned international magazine.
The July edition of the women’s magazine Marie Claire portrays a gorgeous Angelica Rivera posing with her daughter Angelica Sofia. Both looking fierce, both looking flawless.
This, by the way, is the first time in Mexico’s history that a first lady makes the cover of a fashion magazine.
Though the cover shows an elegant Rivera dressed in a ruffled-white blouse and black blazer, the inside 22-page article is causing commotion, leaving the question in open air: Is she too provocative to be a first lady?
The different spreads show the wife of Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto sensually flaunting different looks, including a leather trenchcoat, strapless evening gown with a back-opening and a skirt with a split that reveals her legs.
According to a story on the Washington Post, by comparison, when U.S. first ladies have been photographed for magazines, the mood of the images has been regal, maternal and occasionally even business-like. Sex appeal is not an intentional part of the package.
But there’s more to the Marie Claire story than Rivera unleashing her sex appeal. The edition, which will be distributed in Mexico and the Americas, is called “Redefining Girl Power” for a reason.
I always ask myself why am I considered The First Lady, when in fact, all women in this country should be considered first ladies, Rivera says in the article.
It is a title that was established a long time ago, that is why I say that all women are important and all Mexican women are a first lady.
The former actress, popularly known for her role as “Gaviota” in the 2007 telenovela “Destilando Amor,” also talked about her passion for fashion, especially with Mexican designers such as Macarios Jimenez and Benito Santos.
I have had the honor to represent Mexican women when I accompany my husband to other countries, and have been dressed with Mexican designs that have achieved international recognition, said the 44-year-old, whose sometimes compared to U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and Queen Letizia of Spain.
I am convinced that our designers are the best of the best, and so far the only brands that dress me are Mexican, given they are very capable of interpreting the current Mexican woman style, which is a woman who likes to look good, dress up, is cultured, who works, and who cares for her children and family.
For her particular photo shoot with Marie Claire, however, Rivera strutted international brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Hermes, Tory Burch and Louis Vuitton among others.