There’s a style mom on the rise in fashion, and the First Lady has certainly taken notice. Laura Smalls, designer and mom of three, is building a reputation for “knowing what a woman wants” and creating stunning dresses that embody the perfect combination of femininity, originality, and confidence.

Michelle Obama celebrated Cinco de Mayo with the President of the United States at the white house wearing a green/black watercolor dress by Laura Smalls with a wide cut out detail belt by Alexander McQueen.

Michelle Obama Cinco de Mayo 2011

Want to know more about designer Laura Smalls? Check out the video of the fall 2011 collection.