Station Commander Scott Kelly, who recently served aboard the International Space Station for a record-breaking year in space, was welcomed by Moscow and his lovely girlfriend, NASA dispatcher Amiko Kauderer, who lent sparkle to an otherwise stoic event.
On March 24, 2016 Scott Kelly, Amiko Kauderer, and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko attended a Reception at Spaso House in Moscow, which was hosted by Mariella Tefft, wife of U.S. Ambassador John Tefft. The event was attended by Head of Roscosmos, Igor Komarov, as well as NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and other leadership.
The reception celebrated human achievement in space, and especially highlighted the many contributions and victories of the Russian Space Program. Kelly and Kauderer also enjoyed catching up with Alexey Leonov as seen below.
— Amiko Kauderer (@amikokauderer) March 24, 2016
In May of 2015, Kyrie O’Connor of the Houston Chronicle enthusiastically described the astronaut’s longtime girlfriend, “Kauderer, 42 this month, with her athletic figure, turquoise eyes and cascade of chocolate hair, tried out for the Texans’ cheerleader squad last year. She would have tried out this year, too, but she was seeing off Kelly in Russia.”
Just over a year later, and Kauderer does indeed fit this poetic description, and surely makes a welcome contrast at these events which are dominated by stiff uniforms and dull suits. The elegant surroundings and the auspicious nature of these events surely call for more fanfare and glamour, and Amiko Kauderer has delievered. The sight of Kauderer looking absolutely impeccable and glowing with pride is a shining star in this night’s events.
If you’d like to recreate Amiko Kauderer’s elegant evening look, I’ve included some suggestions for her little black dress and opaque black leggings as well as black platform pumps. Add a long silver or gold statement necklace, and you’re all set to shine at your own special event!
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With Love and Little Black Dresses, Lacey