Monday, July 8, 2013

DIANA ROSS: "The Fashion Trailblazer and Icon, Singer, Actress and Mother"

Best known for her mark on music as the Powerhouse of Motown female group, The Supremes. Songstress, Diana Ross has also contributed her fair share of Glamour and Glitz to Fashion!

It has been proven to be a fact that even before Ross had her break into the music industry she had a "Passion for Fashion".

As a young woman, Diana Ross wanted to be a Fashion Designer, and she studied design and seamstress skills! 
She served as the 1st Seamstress, Costume Designer, Makeup Artist, and Hair Stylist for the Supremes.

"I majored in fashion design in school, and I have always wanted to design my own line of clothing, jewelry, and stuff like that; so this was just a step for me in that direction." -Diana Ross

Much like her character in her classic movie, "Mahogony" which she portrayed a young woman, named Tracy Chambers from the Projects of Chicago who wanted to pursue a career in Fashion Design. Tracy later moves to Rome where she pursues her fashion career.

Diana Ross has always had a passion for Fashion! And it shows in the way she self expresses herself in her personal wardrobe.

Ross also contributed in creating some of the wardrobe for the movie, Mahagony.

Ross can also be recognized for her film credits in the movie, "Lady Sings The Blues" where she brings to life another one of our Fashion Icons, Billie Holiday.

Known for her huge, over the top, elaborate curls, big bubbly Bambi shaped eyes, long baby doll eyelashes, and model-esque body frame, Diana Ross has owned her signature glamorous style for decades! 

A New Generation of Entertainment acts, such as Beyonce Knowles, Solange Knowles, and Taraji P. Henson have channeled their inner Diana Ross in many photo shoots and appearances! Paying tribute to their own fashion inspiration.

Beyonce Knowles: 

Beyonce had this to say about Ross, “Diana Ross was never safe but always sexy and glamorous and had her own individual style. She started a lot of different trends." -Beyonce Knowles via Essence Magazine Tribute

Solange Knowles: 

Taraji P. Henson:


Ross' signature ensembles include razzle dazzle sequins, big furs, long sheer elegant evening gowns, and huge diamonds! 

But don't get it twisted, Diana Ross can wear the most simple pieces and make them look elegant!

"My life has often been described as 'from rags to riches' but in fact, the  Ross's were never raggedy." 
-Diana Ross

Ross has inspired generations to come! Including her own off spring!

Mother of 5, Ross has 3 daughters who have also been photographed channeling their inner, Diana Ross:

Ross and her three daughters as kids:

Ross and her Star Actress Daughter Tracee Ellis Ross who has been said to resemble her signature look most:

Ross and Her Three 3 Daughters as young adults: 

Ross and her daughters as adults embracing their love and beauty:

Ross and Tracee Ellis in a recent shoot:

"My mom does all her own hair and makeup, and always has," Tracee was quoted saying during an interview with the Huffington Post. 

"There are people who have supported her in the process, but for the stage I have always sat as a little girl and watched my mom do her makeup. Eyelashes, the whole deal -- she does it herself." -Tracee Ellis Ross via Huffington Post

Celebrating 69 years on this beautiful Earth this year, we pay tribute to...

The Definition of Diva herself...


Thank you for your contributions to Fashion!

The Glamorous DIANA ROSS...
Ladies and Gentleman...

Diana Ross Famous Quotes

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