It’s been a minute since I’ve shared a Reel Style with you lovelies. Because of that, I figure it was high time I create a BRAND SPANKING NEW edition of the blog series. The last time around, I created a plus size look inspired by everyone’s new favorite show, Insecure. For my latest remix, we’re taking it back to the big screen with a 70s movie classic!
Mahogany is one of the most stylish movies ever made. I recently had the opportunity to sit and watch the film, and it was in revisiting the film after many years that I was inspired to do this post. How many fashionistas out there saw themselves in Tracy?
In her life in the projects of Chicago, dreaming of becoming a fashion designer, Tracy was told by everyone to give up her dreams. However, fate intervenes and she meets photographer Sean, who whisks her away to Rome. She will be his premiere fashion model, his muse, and ultimately his reluctant lover. It is in Rome that Tracy transforms into Mahogany. While the story takes a hard left there, it really brings the fashion at full force. Once again, I found myself with an abundance of inspiration to draw from. Mahogany showed us wide floppy hats, sleek necklaces, rainbow-colored garments, and an unfortunate bit of cultural appropriation. Suffice to say, I didn’t base my recreation on that look. Here’s the look that I DID come up with: