TRACEE ELLIS ROSS WEEK!!
I love a woman in tuxedo pants. I mean...like to see a woman wear them...who can pull them off. Since I was a little girl I’ve been in awe of woman who can take a garment so masculine and put a feminine spin on it. I assume we’ve all been visually turnt out by a man who’s wearing slacks that appeared to have been handcrafted just for him, made out of pride and love. They land on his
Women’s slacks can be a bit of a tight rope; you can easily fall off & land in a pile of poorly constructed slacks. To be able to take something like a tuxedo pant, a pant many of us rarely get to see on a man past prom—before these strange days of “who ran it?” amongst boys—in a tuxedo anything, jacket or pants. I happen to love the jackets too, but y’all ain’t #axe me that.
Tracee Ellis Ross, in all her Classic-Meets-Bohemian style, has even added the cummerbund to the mix and managed to keep it all 100% WOMAN. There’s no mistaking this as an Ellen DeGeneres moment (though she does get her stylistic thug thizzle ON). Tracee Ellis is a woman’s woman, with curves & a walk that doesn’t try to deny what she is. Her ensemble, finished off with a backless
Kudos to Tracee Ellis Ross for having the style sense to make things happen & make it look so effortless. She never looks like it took a team of people to get together. Instead she looks more like she yawned awake &, in the ways of Pinky & the Brain, wondered how she’d take over the fashion world today. Certainly her budget helps, but innate style is the cauldron in which she stirs up her aesthetic self, her body the canvas, & we are all privy to the unerring results.
Her, perhaps unintentional, message to Me is to know your body type & find what works for it. You don't have to wear what everyone else is wearing or follow fads/trends just because they exist. Be yourself & accentuate your positives. Find your "It" factor & work that like it's what pays you.
[lets continue to] Watch her move.