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Diana Ross: Mahogany, Dreams & Goal Setting

Take a sip of a cocktail mixed with excess, creativity, expression and style.  Your drink is served to you in a surreal and euphoric atmosphere. In the 1970’s, Studio 54 is where fashionistas, celebrities and artists  partied.  I adore the fashion from the heyday of this notorious nightclub. There are a few patrons-Andy WarholGrace Jones and Diana Ross that I find particularly inspiring.  Their imaginativeness, have help me with my goal setting for this blog 54 du Rhone.

Black Glamour

Andy Warhol’s famous celebrity artistic works include portraits of iconic women like Grace Jones and Diana Ross. Warhol even created the art work for Ross’s album, Silk Electric.  What I love about Diana Ross is how she made black-glamour mainstream in the 1970’s. There was a surge of black style & talent in mainstream film, music and fashion. It is my dream to make black glamour mainstream again.


Mahogany is a bit cheesy and campy but Diana gives me so much life in the film.  It is satisfying and empowering to see a black woman setting goals and pursuing her passions. Admittedly, I am sappy and sarcastic, at the same damn time.  I do have concerns about how she ultimately achieves her goals; nonetheless, the film inspires me and theme song motivates me.

Do you know where you’re going to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to?
Do you know?


Let’s make black glamour mainstream again.  A collective of women can make a change. What goals do you have? How do you use your platform to make a change?


Make S.M.A.R.T goals.*




T-Time Based

Even if you do not share the same dream as mine, the principal of SMART goal setting is still applicable. Make SMART goals to achieve whatever is in your dreams.

For more information on SMART look up George T. Doran. The concept was first detailed in November 1981, in an issue of Management Review

This is the last instalment in 3 part series dedicated to Studio 54

Photography by Rinath Maman

Check out part 1 here 

Check out part 2 here


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