07/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jill Biden: Michelle And I Talk Shopping, Shoes

As Politico writes today, Dr. Jill Biden has entered the homes and hearts of many Americans since January. As the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, Jill attempts to avoid the press, but focuses on the causes important to her, like education, breast cancer and military families. She also spoke at a recent gay and lesbian organization's awards ceremony and kicked off last month's national spelling bee championships.

She doesn't have nearly as high a profile as Michelle Obama, but Jill Biden is also a bit of a celebrity. She draws autograph-hungry crowds and turned a $450, red patent leather handbag by a little-known designer into a must-have simply by being photographed carrying it.

The first lady and Dr. Biden also share shopping tips over lunch.

Biden told People, "We talk about girl things like, 'Where did you get those shoes?' as well as issues."

Read more about Jill Biden's style.