America’s First Lady and community college educator Dr. Jill Biden takes the cover story of American Vogue Magazine‘s August 2021 edition lensed by fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz. In charge of styling was Tonne Goodman, who for the session selected pieces from Oscar de la Renta, Tiffany & Co, Ralph Lauren, and Michael Kors Collection. Beauty is work of hair stylist Sally Hershberger, and makeup artist Francelle Daly. For the cover story Dr. Jill Biden is posing alongside American president and her husband Joe Biden.
During the campaign, I felt so much anxiety from people; they were scared. When I travel around the country now, I feel as though people can breathe again. I think that’s part of the reason Joe was elected. People wanted someone to come in and heal this nation, not just from the pandemic, which I feel Joe did by, you know, getting shots in everybody’s arms. But also…he’s just a calmer president. He lowers the temperature. – Jill Biden
I miss her. I’m really proud of her. But it’s not like we can just go off like we used to. When we were living in Delaware and married, once a month we’d just go up to a local bed-and-breakfast by ourselves, to make sure we had a romantic time to just get away and hang out with each other. And the other thing is, she’s been traveling all over the country, and doing major events for me…and for the country. And so I’ll find that I’m working on a hell of an important speech and I’m distracted. And then I may not be working on one and I want to go and hang out with her, and she’s working on an important speech! Or grading papers. We have to figure out a way — and I mean this sincerely — to be able to steal time for one another. I think that’s the deal. – Joe Biden
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