Ivanka Trump seems to have a wonderful time on her solo tour through Africa – at least if her dynamic dance moves have something to offer.
The 37-year-old first daughter, who is normally very reserved, showed a much nicer and carefree side to her personality on Wednesday when she participates with a few local dancers in a small town on the Ivory Coast, where she is to blame. to tour a coffee collective.
Ivanka, who was wearing a $ 595 white shirt dress for the occasion, threw her hands in the air as if she didn't care who was watching, waved her arms while closing a couple of smooth movements alongside a dancer in traditional local clothing .
Is not a party like a first daughter party! Ivanka Trump launched on Wednesday when she participated with some local dancers in the city of Adzope on the Ivory Coast
In the air! The 37-year-old could be seen dancing alongside the locals, her hands in the air as she moved to the rhythm
Applause! At one point, Ivanka took a break to see how the professionals showed their movements and clapped during their dynamic performance
Greetings: Many of the locals were seen showing signs of welcoming Ivanka to their city along with the words & # 39; We love you & # 39 ;, and she greeted them with hugs and kisses
Something special: on her arrival, Ivanka received a local rug traditionally given to visiting kings and a portrait of her face painted in chocolate to remind her of the cocoa and coffee collective she visited
In video & # 39; s posted on her Instagram stories, Ivanka is moved up and down to the rhythm of the melody sung by mass & # 39; s women gathering and clapping around her while performing for her.
At a certain moment she also holds hands with a local woman who waves her arm to the music in time.
Not only did she get the chance to show off her best boogie, but she also got to see various gifts on her arrival in Adzope, including a traditional canvas that is usually presented to visiting kings, and a portrait of her face painted with chocolate in the area.
The mother of the two looked delighted with the gifts, especially when she was allowed to use one immediately; a local woman helped her wrap the cloth around her waist like a skirt, and added a very colorful touch to her otherwise low-key appearance.
It seems that during her trip to the city, Ivanka was able to forget any bad feelings toward her family, where the locals gathered to greet her and stopped drawing with the words: & Welcome to Adzope Ivanka Trump. We love you. & # 39;
New friends: many women gathered to show their support to Ivanka, who is on a solo tour through Africa, where she promotes her initiative to empower women
Excited: Ivanka seemed very happy with her gifts and did not waste time hanging the rug over her shoulder as she covered her $ 595 Alexis shirt dress
Happy as possible: the normally reserved Ivanka seemed more happy and relaxed than she did in a while – following the behavior of her stepmother Melania, who visibly rested during her own trip to Africa last year
The plates also had the American flag printed on the back, as well as an image of Ivanka & # 39; s face – perhaps the same image that was used as inspiration for her large, framed portrait that reached her hip when placed next to her for a photo.
Clearly overjoyed with her warm welcome, Ivanka took the time to talk to some of the local women, hugs, kisses and laugh several times as they gathered around her to say hello.
During the visit, Ivanka was given the opportunity to visit Cayat, a Fairtrade cocoa and coffee collective that was founded in October 2010 to unite & # 39; cocoa farmers to be stronger together, and to address the deep socio-economic challenges in the region. while it is sustainable farming and boosting farmers' incomes & # 39 ;.
Ivanka's happy and relaxed attitude follows her smiling arrival in Abidjan on Tuesday afternoon, hours after she left Addis Ababa during a commercial Ethiopian Airlines flight.
The mother of the two presented two ensembles during the day and opted for a budget-friendly $ 220 Zara number for her first outfit, before switching to an Ralph Lauren dress worth nearly ten times the price after landing on Ivory Coast.
For her aircraft outfit, Ivanka combined her $ 220 Zara suit with $ 40 flower heels – from her own vanished brand. The White House senior adviser was also seen with a $ 258 Vince Camuto brown carry bag, which she used last week when she went to work, and wore sunglasses when she boarded her Ethiopian Airlines flight.
She held her long blonde hair straight for the flight on the third day of her tour.
Ivanka was later photographed in Abidjan, where she was greeted by airport staff and staff, one of whom saw her become a kiss.
Not long after she arrived in the bustling city, she was then seen as she left the Sofitel Hotel while giving a whole new look. This time she opted for a much more modest and understated Ralph Lauren dress, which was complete with a much larger price tag of $ 1,990. .
Changing things: Ivanka Trump, 37, wore a bright yellow $ 220 Zara suit when she left Ethiopia on Tuesday, but turned into a $ 1,995 Ralph Lauren item after landing in Abidjan.
Looking around: Ivanka was pictured on a tour of the presidential palace in Abidjan with Ivory Coast Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan
Glad to be here! Earlier in the day, Ivanka landed in Ivory Coast for the first time to continue the work for her initiative
Blowing a kiss: she held her long blonde hair straight before the flight on the third day of her tour and was pictured on the airport workers – one of whom was a kiss
She accepted the look with a pair of coordinating heels and added the same Vince Camuto bag she had worn earlier in the day.
It is not the first time that Ivanka has worn the design; the first daughter chose the caped shirt dress for a TV interview with Joe Kernen on CNBC & # 39; s & # 39; Squawk Box & # 39; back in July 2018, when she was busy promoting her new job training program.
On this occasion, however, Ivanka had a very different initiative in mind.
The stopover in Ivory Coast continues Ivanka & # 39; s tour, focusing on promoting economic empowerment for women in developing countries.
Her first stop in Abidjan saw her visit the presidential palace, where she was given a tour by Daniel Kablan Duncan, the vice-president of Ivory Coast.
On Monday, Ivanka met President Sahle-Work Zewde and the couple was seen with an animated conversation, with images in which they both laughed while they were having a discussion.
Ivanka shared a photo on her Instagram story of her meeting with the president, who wrote: & # 39; I am honored to meet today with the @sahleworksewde, the only serving female president in Africa! & # 39;
She continued: & # 39; I enjoyed exchanging ideas and learning from her experiences. Her perspective will inform our work to promote the economic empowerment of women on the continent and beyond. & # 39;
Busy: on Monday, Ivanka and President Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia visited the Women & # 39; s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative
Proud: the first daughter shared on Instagram about a meeting with the first female president of Ethiopia (photo) and called the moment an & # 39; honor & # 39;
Perfect photo: Ivanka kept her makeup simple with blush on her cheekbones and a pale pink lip that matched her floral dress
Her outfit on Monday had a different tone than her budget-friendly aircraft clothing, while she was wearing one $ 1,655 floral shirt dress by Emilia Wickstead, which she combined with white heels.
She also attended the meeting of the African Women's Economic Empowerment Dialogue at the United Nations Economic Commission as part of her four-day trip to Africa.
During the meeting, Ivanka sat next to President Sahle-Work Zewde and promoted her efforts for Women & # 39; s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.
Earlier on Monday morning, Ivanka visited the Holy Trinity Cathedral to meet with religious leaders and lay a wreath for the people who were killed during the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash last month.
The Boeing 737 Max crashed just a few minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa, with Nairobi the intended destination.
Airlines and countries have since grounded Boeing 737 Max planes in response to the crash over concerns from other defective machines.
Ivanka wore a black dress with short sleeves and matching flats for the visit. She also pulled her hair into a bun and placed a black lace veil on her head for the occasion.
Emotionally: on Monday morning Ivanka showed its respect to the victims who were killed in the plane crash of Ethiopian Airlines last month
Tribute: The first daughter wore a black dress and accompanying flats before placing a wreath at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa for the victims of the crash
Pleasant: it is Ivanka Trump's first visit to Africa since the White House in February launched the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative
Fun: Ivanka tried her hand at a traditional loom in Moya, a textile and traditional crafts production center, with Moya founder Sara Abera (right) on Sunday
The first daughter's schedule has been busy since she arrived in Addis Ababa early on Sunday morning.
The goal of Ivanka & # 39; s journey is to promote its initiative to empower 50 million women in developing countries in 2025.
Money for the effort will come through USAID, which initially set up a $ 50 million fund with dollars that had already been budgeted.
The President's 2020 budget proposal requires $ 100 million for the initiative, which will also be supported by government programs and private investment.
The White House spending plan would reduce overall funding for diplomacy and development.
Ivanka has made the economic empowerment of women an important part of her portfolio for the White House. She has made a number of international journeys, focusing on these issues, including Japan and India.
Her trip to Africa follows a five-day tour that Melania Trump made there last year, with a focus on child welfare.
However, Ivanka's efforts could be complicated by the President's remarks after his personal remarks about the & # 39; gaps & # 39; in Africa and other regions & # 39; s were leaked to journalists.