Actress LisaRaye McCoy turns 52 today, and the beauty hasn’t changed much over the years — in youthfulness or style.
If you’ve followed The Player’s Club‘s star, then you know she swears by white ensembles. Since the early 00s, she’s managed to wear nothing but crisp white outfits. Initially, she said she went for the very pure color because she simply thought she looked good in it.
“It’s not a method to the madness. It’s not because it’s religion. It’s because one day on the weekend I went out-of-town and realized I had all white outfits and they looked so crisp and clean,” she said years ago. “I said can I do this for a week, a month, a year? It’s been eight or nine years now. I feel like an angel.”
But a few years later, she realized it might have have a lot to do with her father’s death back in 1988.
“I had a revelation,” she said. “It was like, oh, I remember, when my father passed, my mother was very adamant wearing a black outfit and she was very adamant about me going with her to pick this black outfit and I didn’t want to. I think I had completely shut down at that time anyway. And I was like, ‘I wonder if that has everything to do with why I went totally to the right and I wear nothing but white now.'”
There are times where LisaRaye wants to venture out and wear more color, but she doesn’t want to do so for the wrong reasons.
“Sometime I might say, ‘I really want to come out of white because what’s the problem, like what is it?’ and I have to think ‘Why is it that you’re saying you want to come out of white? Is it because you hear somebody say ‘How long are you going to wear white’ or ‘It’s boring girl’ and then I have to say ‘Yeah, that’s what you think,'” she said. “So I have gotten into a habit of buying one or two pieces a year where I think I’m going to wear this color and it’s still in my closet.”
But before LisaRaye shifted to wearing solely white, she switched up her primary colors and funky patterns all of the time. Hit the flip to see the birthday girl looking quite colorful early on in her career.