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We all know the ins and outs of wardrobe staples — a plain white tee, dark denim, and a timeless LBD come to mind — but the same goes for beauty. We wanted to find out the must-have products that our favorite fashion insiders never leave home without: the go-to goodies that instantly put a pep in our most stylish friends’ steps. This week, Michelle Obama-approved designer Tracy Reese gives us the scoop on her statement lip.
Fashion Month is finally over, but the biggest story to come out of it was the war of the words between New York Times critic Cathy Horyn and Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane. As such, while the focus at last night’s launch party for Timo Weiland and Tracy Reese‘s collaborations with Anthropologie was very much about their designs, the conversations inevitably veered towards the feud.
Tracy Reese is having a good week. On Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama wore one of her creations to give her powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention and yesterday the designer showed her spring collection to an enthusiastic crowd at Lincoln Center.
Can’t get enough of the hot pink, silk jacquard Tracy Reese dress Michelle Obama wore to give her convention speech Tuesday night? We’ve got good news. While the dress was custom creation, Reese confirmed this morning that her team is doing everything they can to get it in stores as soon as possible.
This Thursday marks the start of the marathon known as New York Fashion Week. And since fashion is always a season ahead, while we’re gearing up for fall, designers will be sending out models in breezy spring looks. We’ve got your first look at the inspirations behind their spring 2013 collections, and a peek at what’ll come strutting down that runway.
At 2008′s Democratic National Convention, Michelle Obama made her mark in a vibrant teal, sleeveless dress by Maria Pinto. Last night, the First Lady strode on stage for her speech in an equally winning look: a custom-made pink damask dress by African American designer Tracy Reese.
Making a list of people who you think is going to change the fashion world is a tenuous assignment, especially because there are so many people doing so many wonderful things. But when we think about the Black people who are important to that world right now, there are a number of them who stand out as people who can make lasting contributions not only to fashion, but also to the way society thinks about Black people’s role in it.
Almost every model who walked in designer Tracy Reese‘s fall runway show on Sunday wore a pair of sunglasses or a long-billed cap. And why? Ostensibly, to shield their eyes from the pleasantly garish amount of bright colors they were wearing — or maybe just to block all the hate from the wide-eyed fans in the front row
When you consider the storms businesses large and small have weathered lo these past few years, it’s cause for celebration to see one thrive. Case in point: Tracy Reese‘s fifth anniversary party for her store in New York City was not only a celebration of the designer’s beautiful dresses, but also her business savvy.
Designers are people, too. And just as there are designers who we’d want to avoid, there are also five designers who we’d absolutely kill to hang with.
We know that our fashionable First Lady isn’t lacking for clothes, so why double up on an outfit as recognizable as this Tracy Reese bright blue floral cocktail dress? Michelle wore the dress first while exiting the plane at Benito Juarez International Airport in April, and then again yesterday to a picnic on the White House lawn.