Meet The Muse: Tracy Antonopoulos
Girl-about-town Natalie Joos spends her days casting for shows like ADAM and Yigal Azrouël and editorials for the likes of Mario Sorrenti and Mariano Vivanco, but her passion is vintage clothing. Joos’ blog, Tales of Endearment, spotlights Joos’ “Muses,” impeccably styled girls who share her secondhand obsession. In a new partnership with Style.com, Tales of Endearment’s subjects will preview their shoots right here on Style File.
Tracy Antonopoulos: complicated last name, simple rules of style. “Comfortable, pretty much always jeans and sneakers,” says Antonopoulos, who makes up the newest chapter in the Joos Tales. It’s the way Antonopoulos, a filmmaker/model, injects her outfits with a little glamour and spice that caught Joos’ attention. “None of the outfits she chooses for our shoot are coincidences,” Joos says. “Every detail, from watch to bobby pin to shoelaces, is artfully woven into the story of her outfit, down to the iPod and headphones she decides to climb in a tree with or the smiley face she wants to wear on an orange crochet dress.” Here, Antonopoulos (a.k.a. Spacey Tracey) tells Style.com what she’s been up to since she made her debut film with Gia Coppola and why kid style is, in her words, dope.
You have a lot of cool projects going on. I know you are a part of The Collaborative Agency with Annabelle Dexter-Jones and Gia Coppola, to name a few, and you have your Vans project. What are you working on right now, specifically?
I just collaborated on a video for Albert Hammond Jr.’s Web site that I am really excited about. I also shot and directed some videos for the Vans Girls campaign, called Create Your Mark. They [Vans] wanted to highlight girls who do cool things in different creative mediums. I helped put together an event at their new place in Brooklyn for that. We [Antonopoulos, Natalie Ziering, Clara Balzary, and Alia Penner] also did an all-girls zine and a little installation for that for that, too.
How would you describe your style?
It’s kind of tomboy. I never show too much skin, but then I would say there’s always something glamorous or something that makes it not just rolling-out-of-bed comfortable. Even if I don’t try to, my outfit always ends up looking a little crazy. It’s kind of like how little kids dress, they pick their favorites out of their closets and wear it all at once.
So, would you count kids as your style icons these days, or who do you admire, style-wise?
Well, I just moved uptown recently and all these little kids look so dope. They do their own thing. Right now, it’s a combination of different people. Rooney Mara, in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, her style is amazing (but I don’t know if I could ever pull that off). I wish I could my do my hair and shave my eyebrows like that and look that hot. It’s tomboy but sexy—very aggressive. And, I really like Alex Mack, she has a pretty good look going on. I also love Lilly Pulitzer and Palm Beach looks from the seventies, paired with Docs or something. Lily’s stuff now is too preppy yacht club, though.
What are you living in this summer?
I have been into these A.P.C. jeans I have—they are blue, but not denim. This vintage striped hoodie that almost looks like a cloak, high-top sneaks, and a studded all-black belt. I like to add fancy jewelry with my sporty look, too.
What are some of your most treasured pieces in your wardrobe?
I have this ring that my grandma left me. She also left me diamonds so my mom and I redesigned the ring and put it all into one. It’s vintage but modern with my own twist. Also, I love my Dr. Martens I have that are Robin’s egg blue and I have this fur coat that’s one of my favorites that is my great-grandma’s. It’s lined with something that looks like a Pucci print and she had her initials embroidered in it.
When you aren’t shopping in your grandma’s closet, where do you find your stuff?
I like going everywhere, like Metropolis on Third Avenue in New York and Scout in L.A. In Palm Beach there’s some good stuff coming from the older, extravagant ladies living there.
Finish this thought: What’s old is new again when… It comes from the heart.
For more from Tracy’s shoot, visit Tales of Endearment.
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