First Lady Melania Trump kept one of her annual traditions alive Sunday, sharing a video of herself reading a classic children’s book, “The Little Rabbit” in honor of Easter.
In the video, Melania was seen in an emerald-green shirtdress from UK based clothing label Cefinn (created by Samantha Cameron, the wife of former Conservative UK Prime Minister David Cameron). She wore this dress previously in October 2017 when she visited an infant drug recovery center in West Virginia.
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Melania removed the detachable matching belt and teamed the shirtdress with a green croc belt. It is unknown at the moment what exactly brand the belt is from. As for footwear, Melania completed her whole look a pair of green snakeskin Manolo Blahnik stilettos.
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In the four-minute video, images of the book’s pages and illustrations flashed across the screen as Melania is reading the book in a voice-over. The 2019 children’s book, by author Nicola Killen, tells the a story of a friendship between a little girl and her stuffed rabbit, who magically comes to life. Images of the book’s pages are shown on the screen in the video, as Melania is reading the adorable story via voiceover.
“Happy Easter. Since we’re not able to celebrate the traditional Easter Egg Roll on the grounds of the White House this year, I want to take a moment to wish everyone a happy Easter and to read one of my favorite children’s books — ‘The Little Rabbit,’” Melania said in the video she posted on her Twitter account.
“I hope you are able to enjoy this special holiday and be sure to take care of yourselves and each other,” Melania said at the conclusion of reading the book.
The White House canceled the annual 142nd annual Easter Egg Roll, one of its oldest traditions this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which began in 1878, was previously canceled or moved off the White House grounds because of World War I and World War II, according to the White House Historical Association.
“The health and safety of all Americans must be the first priority, especially right now,” she said in a statement on March 16. “I deeply regret this cancellation, but we need to make difficult decisions in the short-term to ensure a healthy country for the long-term.”
This marks the first year with no Easter Egg Roll for Melania, who has hosted the event throughout her time as first lady. Last year, she wore a baby blue coat from Micheal Kors teamed with nude Christian Louboutin ballet flats. Melania wore the same pastel blue hue in 2018, sporting a Burberry Sandringham cashmere trench and skinny black pants. Knee-high black boots set on a block heel completed the springlike ensemble.
For her first Easter Egg Roll in 2017, the first lady opted for a pastel pink dress by her personal stylist, Hervé Pierre, matched with flats.
Melania also tweeted out a message to her followers online.
“This #Easter Sunday, I send greetings to all Americans and their loved ones as we come together to reflect on the importance of family & faith,” she wrote. “May God bless our great nation!”
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