Tonya Lewis Lee

Tonya Lee 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.
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 13, 2010

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Lewis Lee wore a chic Lanvin LBD to LaLa Vazquez and Carmelo Anthony’s wedding.

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A city girl at heart, Tonya opts for a sleek all-Black ensemble at the launch of husband Spike Lee’s Absolut Brooklyn in New York City.

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Lee wore a lavish gown at the Creative Coalition’s 2009 Inaugural Ball – VIP Dinner on January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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Lee opts for a business casual look at a screening of ‘A Healthy Baby Begins With You’ which she produced.

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Tonya wore a champagne shift dress to to celebrate the 20th anniversary screening of Spike’s iconic movie ’Do The Right Thing."

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Wearing a body-con dress paired with a cropped jacket, Lee pulls off a casual-yet-chic look while celebrating Keisha Whitaker’s birthday with Regina King in New York City.

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Tonya softens Spike’s velvet suit with a feminine strapless satin dress while attending the premiere of ‘Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks.’

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Lee is comfortable and chic for a day of shopping in cropped khakis, black long-sleeve T-shirt and cork wedge sandals.

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Lee, an author and mom looks pretty in pink in a rose print dress paired with hot strappy heels.

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Tonya with husband Spike Lee. Here she wears a printed wispy dress and metallic pumps while posing for cameras on the red carpet.

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A mohair sweater dress, gold multi-chains and hoops complement Lee’s caramel complexion and striking eyes.

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To celebrate husband Spike’s birthday and the premier of “Inside Man,” Lee went ladylike chic in a flutter sleeve dress in red, a fur stole and peep-toe heels.

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Lee, here with Lynn Whitfield and Malaak Compton Rock, stands out in a flower and vine print sheath.

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A casual and gamine Lee is all smiles at designer Kai Mill’s Kai Milla Fashion Week presentation in a fitted shirt and khaki trousers.

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Lee takes a fashion risk and passes with flying colors in a cream mermaid hem ruffle dress.

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Lee keeps all eyes on her killer curves in a cream thin strapped gown at the 79th Annual Academy Awards.

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Lee attends the premiere of “Miracle at St. Anna” in a black form-fitting dress with a drappy shrug and silver stilettos.


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