by Alexandra Phanor-Faury
Author, producer and baby health advocate Tonya Lewis Lee’s first novel "Gotham Diaries", which she co-wrote with Crystal McCrary-Anthony, explores the world of NY’s African-American elite community. This is a subject that resonates with the former lawyer who grew up amongst the Black upper class and later became one half of Hollywood royalty when she married famed director Spike Lee in 1993. Needless to say Lee’s profile skyrocketed when she stepped foot into Hollywood’s red carpet. It didn’t take long for us to fall head-over-heels in envy with Lee’s sophisticated fashion sense.
For the mother of two, the key to her personal style is simplicity mixed with a healthy dose of eye-catching details. Take for instance the seductive frock she wore to Lala Vasquez’s wedding to basketball star Carmelo Anthony. Lee’s sleek and sexy Lanvin dress was minimalist chic-save for the architectural ruffles which elevate her look from a run-of-the-mill LBD to a fashion-forward. Lee also favors feminine dresses in flower prints or bright hues for both day and night. Although more often than not when it comes to day looks, Lee turns to preppy basics like khakis, T-shirts and shirts for classic but hip vibe.
No matter what she has on, Lee always exudes class and hardly ever misses the mark.
Take a peek inside Tonya Lee’s closet and discover a woman whose sartorial choices leave us wanting more.