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DVF’s Current Project


The DVF design machine has been busier than usual as of late. First Diane von Furstenberg went mass—and pint-sized—with a print-heavy collection of designs for Gap Kids. Now she’s teamed with cult-favorite denim label Current/Elliott for a vibrant capsule collection (available now at that is East Coast sophisticate meets West Coast whimsy. The offerings include two pant styles (the Classic Skinny and the Relaxed Straight Leg), a skirt, and a pair of shorts—each of these come in a variety of DVF prints and colors—and of course, a wrap dress (in denim). To capture the essence of this cross-country partnership, Gia Coppola directed a short film. Starring newcomer Tracy Antonopoulos, Ray Liotta, and narration by Aubrey Plaza, the film, entitled Writer’s Block, is a well-conceived fashion fantasy. “I really wanted to do something different. I felt sort of tired of pretty fashion videos,” Coppola told While she references Martin Scorsese’s student films and his effective use of voiceover, the short is really a traveling tale of color, kitsch, and a stylish sensory experience. “I wanted to show the clothes in lots of different scenarios,” including, but not limited to, space, the jungle, the beach, and a horror movie. The end result is a perfect cinematic play on the print denim fits. See the full-length video for the very first time exclusively on, below.

Photo: Courtesy of DVF

What’s Up? L.A.


“It’s inspired by that winsome time period in your life that she just captured so well,” Wren designer Melissa Coker said last night of What’s Up?, the short film by Gia Coppola presenting her Spring ’12 collection (and Fallon jewelry collaboration). “Everything from the way Gia captured light to the performances was so inspiring.” The film made its official debut during New York fashion week in September, but last night, Coker and Coppola set up shop at Kristen Lee and Brady Cunningham’s West Hollywood boutique Tenoversix, where they were joined by the likes of Clémence Poésy, Nora Zehetner, Allison Miller, and Fashiontoast’s Rumi Neely, for the film’s coming-home party of sorts.

To tell her story, Coppola—along with Lula‘s Leith Clark as stylist and creative director—chose a teenage protagonist and set her against a languid Los Angeles afternoon haze. Filmed on location at Coppola’s mother’s house during what Angelenos affectionately dubbed “Carmageddon,” the movie shoot faced its challenges when the city effectually shut down as the famed 405 freeway was closed for repairs. It was that isolation that rang true for Coppola’s heroine, 16-year-old Bella Zarember. “We were at my mom’s house with the freeway in the foreground and we just felt stuck. The feeling of that weekend began to really shape the project,” she told before the screening. Equally influential was Coppola’s own southern California upbringing. “Just being back in my room,” she recalled of the experience, “it reminds you of that feeling of not being able to drive and just feeling confined.” Cue the signature Coppola take on teen angst—an unlikely but fitting backdrop for Coker’s playful Spring collection.

Photo: Stefanie Keenan / Courtesy of Wren

Mulberry’s Splashy Bash


Though L.A.’s consistently warm weather didn’t turn out for Mulberry’s party at the Chateau Marmont last night, a host of Hollywood starlets dedicated to the Brit brand, including Kate Bosworth, Gia Coppola, and Nathalie Love, more than did their part to set the scene for the poolside bash.

In between chatting with Bosworth, Mulberry’s Emma Hill observed that city’s importance to the brand. “We always really build the collection when we’re here,” she explained of the many trips she takes out West each year, which are soon to increase when they open a store in L.A. some time next year. “It’s always a film that kicks off every season, so I screen a film with my team and then we come here and go digging for vintage at the Rose Bowl [Flea Market].”

Nearby, Harley Viera-Newton discussed her current music project with the line. “Their collections are so music-driven, so I’m working with them on this whole music channel on their Web site that they’re developing to go along with their collections,” Viera-Newton said. And as if on cue—and in signature Mulberry fashion—the night capped off with an outdoor set by Lana del Rey.

Photo: Courtesy of Mulberry

West With The Night


L.A. took New York by storm last night. Wren’s Melissa Coker breezed into town to debut her new Spring collection video (as well as a jewelry collaboration with Fallon’s Dana Lorenz, collaborating right and left this week). “We wanted to capture a specific world,” Coker said, “a place full of humor and charm set, against a perpetual golden hour.” To get it, she enlisted Gia Coppola to shoot L.A. girls Natalie and Laura Love (and one very mouthy, smoking crab), styled by Lula‘s Leith Clark. “Gia has such a thoughtful, beautiful manner about her,” Coker told “I really relate to her aesthetic and felt like she perfectly fit in to what Leith and I had been discussing creatively for a film project.” Last night at Mister H at Mondrian Soho, Sofia Coppola and Miranda July—two women who know a little something about filmmaking—stopped by to lend their support. Above, the film premieres exclusively on

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, 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 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.

Photos: Natalie Joos