This post is not a cliché. Trust me. Yes, it’s Black History Month and yes, Tracy Reese is a black designer. But, the two have no correlation. It was pure irony. It all happened to seamlessly.
As I’m scouring the pages of fashion magazines to find a Spring look that incorporated some shi-shi French vibes, some en mode lace details and truly wearable frocks, I came across Ms. Reese’s collection. Perfect. I quickly looked through the runway show and instantly saw looks I would rock. White, lace, parasols (b/c if you know me you know I’m obsessed, though just slightly, with umbrellas), stripes, and hats!
The collection had all the details I have note-booked to style this Spring (maybe earlier if this weather keeps steady in the high 60s).
I’m especially in love with the 6th look above. The color palette, the silky textures, the wide-legged pant, the wide stripes and the linen hat. Stunning. So me. So chic.
In honor of this veteran designer, whom I think falls way under the radar among the major fashion talking heads, I’m going to recreate that same look for an event celebrating art and music I’ve been invited to this week.
Attending a dedicated event to the artwork of Romare Bearden, an artist of prolific vision capturing black life, and subsequent pieces and music inspired by said art work, only calls for a fashionable ensemble.
If you’re in Atlanta, come join me in your cutest look this Thursday, Feb. 9th, for an evening of tweeting, toasting and celebrating a centennial of Bearden’s life! It’s destined to be fashionable and artsy, a lovely pairing for you to appreciate and enjoy.
Eat well, love unapologetically, pray with true intention, and take care of yourself.