Actress, rising fashion star and social media influencer who promotes body positivity, get to know Tracee Ellis Ross say WGSN’s Robbie Sinclair.
Instagram can be a rather monotonous place sometimes, depending on the style stars you follow. The homogenous bunch of 20-something fashion bloggers, carefully balanced coffee cups next to laptops, and the standard bunch of flowers with the caption #blessed. If you are tired of the same old, same old, then may we present a different kind of style star: Tracee Ellis Ross.
The US actress currently starring in the hit TV show Blackish, is the daughter of Diana Ross, and an Instagram celebrity (for all the right reasons).
Check out why we love her below:
1. Using her social media platform for good
Whether she’s giving motivational speeches on race, womanhood or wellbeing – her humorous and inspiring Instagram feed is an insight into her life and the things she is passionate about (like education and diversity). She also practises self-belief and teaches others how to embrace their true selves- so expect gym pictures to celebrate a healthy lifestyle, mixed in with raps from her alter ego, and shots of her icing her knees after she went too hard trying to channel Beyonce in Formation (also we love that her feed is a celebration of her natural hair).
2. Her epic parentage
I mean her mother is Diana Ross, enough said:
3. Her style (she rocks patterns like a pro)
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times Tracee Ellis Ross said “I love pattern. It’s a wonderful trick when you’re a curvy lady. Sometimes with a solid colour, you can’t hide anything, but with a pattern you can.”
She also adds a fresh feel to printed tailored dresses and knows how to accessorise to perfection.