04/28/2011 04:43 pm ET Updated Jun 28, 2011

Michelle Obama Talks Style At Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (PHOTOS)

Michelle Obama hosted Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the White House on Thursday.

From the Associated Press report:

She took dozens of questions Thursday in a light-hearted chat with about 200 children of White House employees. What's her favorite color? Lavender. Her favorite sport to play? Tennis. Mrs. Obama says her hobbies include exercising "just to keep moving," talking with her daughters Sasha and Malia, and going to their soccer and lacrosse games on the weekends.

"Song of Solomon" by Toni Morrison is one of her favorite books, the first that she "loved and read cover to cover in one day."

Our favorite exchange? Why, the one with the girl who asked FLOTUS about her style, of course!

Question: My name is Cynthia (ph). I'm 10. And my mom works for the Science and Technology thingy. (Laughter.)

MRS. OBAMA: We value her service at the thingy. (Laughter.) What's your question?

Cynthia: How do you choose your clothing?

MRS. OBAMA: How do I choose my clothing? You know, it kind of depends on what I'm doing today, so after this, I have to do a luncheon, so I wanted to wear something that was comfortable, but also kind of pretty because it's a luncheon with some ladies. And -- but when I'm doing something where I'm outside and it's going to be hot, or I'm going to be running around, I'll wear something that's comfortable for that. So it really depends on the day and how I feel.

I thought, I like this dress, it's pretty, and I felt like being pretty today. Did it work? Is it pretty? Am I working?


Oh, Cynthia, you've got a job here waiting for you.

Take a look at the first lady in Diane von Furstenberg and her little guests on Thursday.