Tracee Ellis Ross opens dynamically. The ‘Blackish’ actress is the cover star of The cupit is digital may issuewhere she is interviewed by none other than Megan Thee Stallion.
For the cover, Ross floats in a pool of water wearing a pale pink Alaïa bodysuit and a turtleneck dress with a sparkling Tiffany & Co. necklace and hoop earrings. Shot by Quil Lemons, the imagery is both dynamic and contemporary.
Elsewhere in the op-ed, the “High Note” actress wears whimsical dresses, a cocoon coat and even a beaded fringe cape in a cheerful palette of red, white and yellow from brands like Marc Jacobs, Prada, Araks and Dries. Van Noten. These are all embellished with shimmering, sculptural jewels from a range of brands, including Jim Sander and Tiffany & Co.
Although most of Ross’ images don’t feature shoes, she dons sleek black Neous T-strap sandals to wear in one go. Paired with an AWAKE Mode cut-out black dress, the shoes include thin straps and thin heels for a chic base to any ensemble.
In her interview with Megan Thee Stallion, Ross discusses many topics, including the launch of her Pattern hair care line, what the end of “Blackish” means to her, and the importance of feeling gratitude. Ross also explained how she deals with hate or criticism from others as well.
“What other people think of me is none of my business. Sometimes even what I think of myself is none of my business. Opinions are like assholes: we all have them,” Ross says. is that I wake up every day trying to do my best. I know my heart and intention are in the right place. And if someone points out something to me that I think is really constructive and loving and that I agree with and I have to take responsibility for it, I can do it.
Megan also offered to hang out with Ross, suggesting that the duo should “have a hot girls summer” together. Ross enthusiastically agreed, while discussing the lessons she learned from her time on “Girlfriends” and how she’s recovering from her own perfectionism.
“A little tenderness, a little slowness. I love putting on cute clothes, going out to dinner and having a drink,” Ross shares, before diving into the deeper topics at hand. “Even when I’m not in a big space, I can show myself and I can find the joy, the shine. It’s not that I pretend not to feel what I feel. I can allow that be there, but I can still show up in my life, because the tendency when you have feelings is that you hide.
Check out Ross’s best red carpet moments in the gallery.