Atlanta De Cadenet Taylor On What She Thinks Of The Term “It-Girl”
Who better to ask than Atlanta De Cadenet Taylor, age 23, on what she thinks of the term it-girl? As a girl who grew up with John Taylor (the bassist of Duran Duran) for a dad, and British photographer Amanda De Cadenet as a mom, she might know best how to answer. These days, Atlanta’s in all the right places—she’s still DJing, also modeling, and she just took over W’s Snapchat for NYFW—and we got to talk to her about it. Read up on her inspirations and aspirations, then check out her sexy shoot for us below.
What was life like growing up with a rockstar for a dad and an artist for a mom?
I honestly didn’t think much about it until I was much older. I knew my dad as my dad, and my mom as my mom. I feel like it started getting weird once I got access to the internet, and got into google holes looking at photos of my parents partying back in the day. As far as my dad went, it was pretty awesome. I always joke that I grew up on the side of the stage. To this day, I feel most at home when I’m standing side stage watching a band play. In terms of my mom, it just meant there was always a camera around. Which I think is why I feel incredibly comfortable getting my photo taken. It was great, I’m incredibly lucky to have grown up in the way I did.
What song do you have on repeat right now?
“I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” by Jamie xx.
What inspired you to get into music?
I guess it must’ve had something to do with growing up in the way I did! Haha. I was surrounded by music at all times. My dad was always playing me different albums. Everything from classical to punk to disco. I have an incredibly eclectic palette when it comes to music. Thanks dad!
Who is your style icon?
I love Brigitte Bardot. Her style is classic and simple, but sexy at the same time.
Choose New York or Los Angeles.
NY now. LA later.
What defines a strong woman?
I think the biggest thing is being secure in yourself. Which has taken me years to achieve. When you know your worth and you’re confident in it, most things fall into place, and the strength that comes from that is undeniable. I think it means sticking to your guns and not being swayed by others, and doing it in a kind, loving way. I think a lot of people think that being “strong” means you are meant to be “bitchy” and tough, but I don’t believe in that.
Any musician you would love to be a tour DJ for?
Taylor Swift or Haim.
What do you think of the term it-girl?
It’s not my favorite, but how else can you describe it?! It is what it is.
Photography and Creative Direction by Prince + Jacob
Styling by Rose Garcia
Hair by Delmar Maurice
Makeup by Theo Kogan