Tracee Ellis Ross is my spirit animal. I love her style, her playfulness, her activism and her acting. I’ve always been a fan, so when I received a package in the mail from Ms. Ross, I died. She has a collection at JCPenney hitting stores on November 12th and I got a sneak peak at the goods. I call this the Tracee trench. It’s part of the collection and I love it. As soon as it’s online, I will update the link below but for now let me tell you a quick story.
When I first moved to LA, I was doing some freelance producing and had to interview Evan Ross for BET. Evan is Tracee’s younger brother who, if I remember correctly, had an album coming out then. I interviewed him for about 30 minutes and at the end he said to me: “You remind me so much of my sister, Tracee.” I pretended that I didn’t know exactly who he meant and said “Really, that’s sweet.” It was a very cool moment.