August 30 2014

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ADAM, Elizabeth Street’s Newest Resident


“I want our stores to be a real environment where you can hang out, like a house,” says designer Adam Lippes, who opens his newest boutique today in Nolita. “Elizabeth Street is so beautiful and vibrant; it’s a place people like to go and have brunch.”

Brunchers will now be able to pick up Lippes’ namesake collection, as well as his collaborations with the jewelry label Lulu Frost and the handbag line he’s set to launch, which will be hanging on the racks at the new 1,008-square-foot space at 211 Elizabeth Street. Lippes included the same design elements from his Hudson Street store, like a hand-picked selection of antiques, photos (mostly from Lippes’ personal collection), and books, to create a similar cozy atmosphere in his second Manhattan outpost. On Thursday, the designer, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, and filmmaker Tracy Antonopoulos will all be on hand to celebrate the official opening of the store with a Fashion’s Night Out bash. As for his next shop, the downtown designer is looking to make the move uptown.

Photos: John Aquino

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

Heeeere’s Johnnie
(A.K.A. The Virgins’ Donald Cumming)


Club Monaco continues its streak of high-profile lookbook and campaign shooters this season, hiring Ryan McGinley to lens its Spring 2011 ads. It’s tapped top talent, too: Lauren Hutton, Lou Doillon, Tali Lennox, and the Virgins’ Donald Cumming all appear in the spots. But they’ve also got starring roles in the behind-the-scenes video by Tracy Antonopoulos debuting exclusively here on Cumming stars not as a rocker frontman or a model, but as a wayward videographer named Johnnie who, while napping during a shoot, dreams of a Doillon romance. And when he wakes up…well, let’s just say dreams can come true.

Schwartzman, Dunst, Coppola, and Antonopoulos for Opening Ceremony


Friends in high places: not a bad way to promote your new collection. Opening Ceremony called on its longtime pals Jason Schwartzman and Kirsten Dunst to create a film to show off the Spring 2010 collection for its house label, directed by up-and-coming filmmakers Gia Coppola and Tracy Antonopoulos and set to a song by Schwartzman’s band, Coconut Records. (You may remember Jason and Kiki as co-stars in another Coppola flick—Sofia’s Marie Antoinette.) The short will screen at Opening Ceremony’s party for its new Ace Hotel shop Saturday night, but has the exclusive first look: Inspired by the films of the French nouvelle vague, Non Plus One shows the OC-clad duo drinking coffee, imitating French films, having dance parties, and playing cowboys and Indians. Or, as we like to imagine it, exactly what they’d be doing whether or not the cameras were rolling. Ah, le cinéma vérité.