The 47-year-old first lady looked cozy, yet chic as she stepped off the aircraft in Anchorage in a $2,690 Ralph Lauren down coat
Melania met with military families at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, and she watched children read to pets as part of the base's Paws to Read program
Her visit to the base came was part of a refueling stop as she made her way back to Washington, D.C. after spending the past week traveling with President Trump
While Melania was in Alaska with her husband's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, President Trump traveled to Vietnam for the eight day of his tour
Published: 17:58 EDT, 10 November 2017 | Updated: 23:09 EDT, 10 November 2017
Melania Trump was all bundled up for her trip to Alaska, where she met with military families and children at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
The 47-year-old first lady looked cozy, yet chic as she stepped off the aircraft in Anchorage in a $2,690 Ralph Lauren down coat and headed to meet with children who participate in the Paws to Read program at the military base.
While Melania was in Alaska with her husband's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, President Trump traveled to Vietnam with White House Communications Director Hope Hicks.
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Feeling cozy: Melania Trump traveled to Alaska on Friday to meet with military families at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage
Chic: Melania still opted to wear a pair of heels despite the frosty weather, pairing them with a $2,690 Ralph Lauren coat
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Encouraging: The 47-year-old first lady watched as a little boy read to dog as part of the base's Paws to Read program
Crafting: Melania also sat down at a children's size table with a group of kids who showed her how to make instruments using Popsicle sticks and paper
Keeping warm: Melania kept her pricey Ralph Lauren down coat on while inside
Strategic style: Melania wore her plaid, olive green coat open to show off her orange turtleneck sweater and cream skinny jeans as she arrived in anchorage
Plus one: Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner joined Melania in Alaska. The senior advisor enjoyed tea with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster in Beijing earlier in the week
Busy: While Melania was in Alaska, President Trump met with Vietnamese president, Tran Dai Quang and his wife Nguyen Thi Hien at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit
Melania wore her plaid, olive green coat open as walked off the aircraft, showing off her orange turtleneck sweater and her cream skinny jeans.
The former model completed her look with a pair taupe suede boots featuring a series of buckles around the ankles and a chunky heel.
The first lady kept her coat on upon her arrival at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, where she had the opportunity to check out some of the military programs available to the children who live on the base.
Paws to Read is a program where children read out loud to pets as a way to enhance their reading skills and help build confidence.
During her visit, Melania was photographed leaning over her chair with her hands clasped together as she happily watched a little boy read to the dog lying next to him.
The friendly pooch was decked out in a military vest, and while the dog didn't appear to be too interested in the story, Melania was all ears.
Melania also sat down at a children's size table with a group of kids who showed her how to make instruments using Popsicle sticks and paper.
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Wowing: Melania donned an ornate Gucci fur trim dress with an ornate pattern inspired by traditional Chinese clothing at a state dinner in Beijing on Thursday evening
Arrival: Melania walked in with her husband, President Trump and President Xi Jinping, for the state dinner held at Beijing's Great Hall of the People
Her visit to the base came was part of a refueling stop as she made her way back to Washington, D.C. after spending the past week traveling with her husband during his 12-day tour throughout Asia.
Melania's weather-appropriate outfit was a far cry from the ornate gown she wore during a state dinner in Beijin, China, the night before.
The first lady wowed in a Gucci fur trim dress with an ornate pattern reminiscent of traditional Chinese clothing.
She exuded plenty of confidence as she strode in five-inch, baby pink stilettos, which matched the fur lining of her sleeves, next to her Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan.
The two first ladies walked in with their husbands, Presidents Trump and Xi, for the occasion held at Beijing's Great Hall of the People.
Melania might have gotten a bit of style inspiration from the actress Margot Robbie, who wore the same Gucci dress at the premiere of The Legend Of Tarzan in June last year.
Earlier on Thursday, the first lady also wowed in the style department in a custom Dolce & Gabbana gown, thought to have cost at least $3,975.
Careful: Melania lifted her dress slightly as she and President Trump made their way out after the state dinner in their honor
Visit: Earlier in the day, Melania also wowed in the style department in a custom Dolce & Gabbana gown, thought to have cost at least $3,975
Outing: Melania also donned the floor-length number while visiting a primary school with China's first lady, Peng Liyuan, on Thursday
She donned the floor-length number during a welcome ceremony also thrown at the Great Hall of the People, and while visiting a primary school with Madame Peng.
Melania happily took up a paintbrush and ink under the watchful eye of the young students at Banchang Primary School.
As well as greeting the young students and joining in with some of their lessons, the VIP guests were also treated to a special, cultural performance from students.
Both Melania and Madame Peng were photographed smiling and clapping after the show, surrounded by a group of beaming schoolchildren.
While Melania was clearly in the spotlight during Thursday's state dinner, 29-year-old Hope has upstaged her on a couple of occasions during President Trump's trip around Asia.
The duo joined the president in South Korea on Wednesday to listen to his address at the National Assembly in Seoul.
Hope looked notably chic in a grey turtleneck sweater as she sat a few rows behind the mother of one, and just a few feet away from the president's son-in-law Jared.
Sartorial: Melania and White House communications director Hope Hicks joined the president in South Korea on Wednesday, with Hope sitting behind Melania
First lady: Melania went for a classic look in an all-black outfit, with a black blazer cinched at the waist with a matching belt
Duo: Hope (left) cut a simple but chic silhouette in her grey turtleneck sweater with puff shoulders. Melania (right) was all smiles as she settled in for her husband's address
The White House communications director cut a simple but chic silhouette in her sweater with puff shoulders. She wore her signature blowout during the event, and was seen tossing her long blond hair over her shoulder as she fixed her earpiece to listen to the commander in chief.
Melania also went for a classic look in an all-black outfit featuring a black blazer cinched at the waist with a matching belt.
The first lady, who wore her hair in a blowout like Hope, was all smiles as she settled in ahead of her husband's address.
Hope is a former Trump Organization employee. She has in the past worked inside the Trump Tower and helped Ivanka grow her fashion line, before President Trump hired her away when he decided to run for president.
Hope and Jared are both featured in the picture taken aboard Air Force One, which sees several key members of Trump's inner circle - including White House Director of Social Media and Assistant to the President Dan Scavino and Stephen Miller, a senior advisor for policy, posing with their thumbs up while posing next to the president.
The group looks very cozy in the image; Jared can be seen with his arm casually resting on Hope's shoulder while Stephen has his arm around her waist, as they all smile happily for the cameras.
Official: Melania opted to wear a traditional floor-length gown as she attended a state banquet in Tokyo on Monday night, held to mark her husband's visit to Japan during his 12-day trip
Aide: Although the first lady looked glamorous, she was upstaged in the style stakes by Hope, who wore a much more unique tuxedo for the affair
All three were traveling with President Trump during first leg of his five-country tour of Asia, while his daughter Ivanka has remained at home in Washington, D.C.
On Monday, the ever-glamorous Melania faced some serious competition in the style stakes, once again courtesy of Hope.
Both women showed their support for President Trump while attending a state banquet in Tokyo; however, while the first lady chose a very traditional floor-length gown for the occasion, Hope spiced things up a bit, ensuring she stood out from the crowd in a chic tuxedo.
Hope wore the tailored black suit with a traditional white tuxedo shirt, accessorizing the look with an oversized black bow tie worn at her neck at the event, which was hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, to mark Trump's visit.
Hope wore her long hair down in a blowout and added a splash of color to her monochromatic look with a slick of bold pink lipstick, finishing off her make-up with a smokey eye.
In contrast to Hope's androgynous style option, Melania donned a bright red, floor-length gown with short sleeves on the occasion.
Morning flight: Hope wore a baggy men's shirt at the Beijing Airport in China, while carrying an Ivanka Trump tote and a $1,400 Louis Vuitton holdall
Not her usual 'do! The 29-year-old had her hair pulled up in a ponytail at one point after arriving at the airport in Vietnam, but still appeared to have added a pink lip to her look
She paired the glamorous number with a low hairdo and diamond earrings, and she also sported a smoky eye.
While Melania is making her way back to Washington, D.C., Hope was photographed at the Beijing Airport on Friday ahead of the president's trip to Vietnam.
Although the White House communications director has been turning it up in the style department for most of the tour, she didn't look quiet as put together in her wrinkled collared shirt as she waited to board Air Force One.
Hope paired the ill-fitting button-down with black trousers and black pumps, and at one point she had her long, highlighted hair pulled up in an uncharacteristic high ponytail.
The former model had a large brown leather carryall in the crook of her arm, and she carried a Louis Vuitton duffel bag ahead of her flight with the president.
While waiting outside on the tarmac, Hope wore her sunglasses on the top of her head as the breeze blew through her hair, which she had pulled back down.
It's been a whirlwind week for Hope who started the tour by giving First Lady Melania Trump a run for her money in the fashion department.
Within a week, Hope went from donning a ladylike pink dress in Hawaii to donning a wrinkled men's shirt on her way to Vietnam.
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