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  • Dress by Emilio Pucci; ring by Lynn Ban

    STACEY’s go-to pieces

    “THIS ADAM LIPPES DRESS is a day-to-night business piece. It’s very sexy.”

    “BLACK SKINNY jeans are my closet fail-safe.”

    “I'D WEAR these with casual jeans or a smart dress.”

    in 2012 – can tell you that. “When I get hateful tweets, I just re-tweet them,” Dash laughs, “and then my fans pile in and attack the haters while I sit back.”

    Being told that she is a traitor to her race because she turned her back on Obama and urged to kill herself must have been upsetting. But it was the effect Dash’s
    defection had on her personal life that hurt her most. “My family and I have not spoken,” she says more quietly. “My cousin Damon and my brother [Darien, CEO of DME

    “I get [approached by] people of EVERY color saying: ‘Thank you so much for STANDING up and being so BRAVE’”

    Interactive Holdings] were role models to me because they were great capitalists. Now we’re not really talking because they were the ones who told me to keep my mouth shut. They felt that I should

    do certain things because I’m black.” She pauses. “Certain friends don’t speak to me any more either. But you know what? In the street I get [approached by] so many people of every color saying: ‘Thank you so much for standing up and being so brave.’ I thought it was time to have a black president and that it would unite us in such a profound way. But as a country, I don’t think we’ve been so divided since the Civil Rights Movement. I mean, isn’t it extraordinary that we are even discussing race in 2014?”


    Dash is a single mother to Austin, 23, and Lola, 11, but she has no time to bemoan her work/life balance. A working woman’s guilt, she believes, “is a wasted emotion. It’s living in the hopelessness of the past without hope for the future”. Besides, she’s proud of her work ethic. “I’d love to see all those people who have so much to say about me last a day in my shoes,” she says. “I’ve had to make sacrifices, [but] you just do it. As long as my kids know that I love them and that they have me, that’s

    what’s most important.”

    As we finish the wine, the independent-minded Dash throws me a final surprise. “I want to be married again,” she admits. “I love being a wife. I need someone witty, loyal, powerful and strong.” She’ll also need someone as reluctant to toe the line as she is, I suggest.

    “Well, I remember my Uncle Freddy, who recently passed away, giving me two pieces of advice: ‘When the Jesus train comes, make sure you’re on it,’ and ‘Don’t ever be anybody’s trick.’”
      In that respect at least, I’m sure Uncle Freddy can rest easy.
    Stacey’s book, There Goes My Social Life, is out in 2015

                                    
    credits

    Hair: Laura de Leon at Joe Management. Makeup: Junko Kioka at Joe Management. Location: Hotel on Rivington

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