Tracy Wang is a fashion photographer, stylist, model and journalist. She was born on August 3, 1987, in Beijing, China. Her father, Jian Wang, was appointed the political counsellor and chargé d’affaires at the Chinese Embassy in Argentina, Columbia and Bolivia. Her mom quit her job to be a full-time housewife and mother. Being the daughter of a year-round overseas diplomat, Tracy got to travel around the world in the name of family visiting.
Her first trip to the United States at the age of 18 found her the place she feels belonged. Four years later, after Tracy finished collage at Beijing International Studies University, she moved to NYC to pursue an M.A. in journalism with scholarships at NYU. During school, she interned at NBC as an assistant producer. In her last semester, she worked as a staff editor at New York Times to help launch the hyper-local website Local East Village. After graduation in early 2011, Tracy started photography on a whim. According to her dad, “Tracy is a girl with short-lived passion”, but for the first time in her life, she found her happily-ever-after: fashion photography. She went to the New York Fashion Week, and shot the runway, backstage, front-row and trendsetters’ street style for the leading fashion website. Refinery29. She was also invited to write fashion week reviews for publications like Cosmopolitan China. Her own street style pictures were seen on many fashion blogs and websites like Getty Images.
• Her personality:
She had that waist-long hair for years until she woke up one morning and told herself it’s time for a change. She called her hair stylist, went for a pixie cut and donated that 20-inch hair to Locks of Love. She was thinking about making cocktails at a home party, but realized she basically knew nothing about alcohol. The next day she paid the tuition fee and started class at the New York Bartending School.
• In terms of her own style:
“My style is no style.” She is like a bold, playful chameleon. She’s been called “the Queen of Color-blocking”. While at the Diesel Black Gold S/S 2012 fashion show, she met Xia Yu, the Best Actor from the Venice Film Festival. The first thing Xia Yu said to her is “you must be a huge fan of color – loud and nice!” Tracey does modeling and wardrobe styling for fun.