Sami Miro Wants Her Name To Be Synonymous With Vintage
How many models do you know with a masters degree? Sami Miro, the entrepreneurial San Francisco native, who you may know as Zac Efron’s significant other, has always prided herself on the path less traveled. “My wardrobe is never based on trend—I wear what stops me in my tracks.” she says. Her philosophy’s worked well for her so far, as she’s built a brand as a vintage curator, alongside her modeling career. In a moment off from from gracing the front pages of fashion’s favorite magazines, Sami took some time to speak to Galore about her dream wedding, movie style-spo, and the one outfit she’d wear for the rest of her life.
What is a typical day like for a vintage curator/model?
Every day for me is super different but it always starts off with emailing. Since I chose to be my own manager, agent, and publicist, I wake up to business inquiries. Usually there’s a lot of interesting opportunities out there so I look forward to them and that excitement motivates me throughout my day/week. Since my brand, Sami Miro Vintage is in it’s early stages, working on my business strategy is an everyday thing as well. Besides that, in any given day I can be consulting for brands, meeting with fashion showrooms, creative directing editorial photoshoots for my website, SamiMiro.com, shooting campaigns, helping my boyfriend with his social media, working on my reconstructed vintage clothing line, vintage shopping, doing social takeovers, working out and cooking.
What do you hope to accomplish in the fashion industry, both as a model and as a vintage curator?
Either an all red outfit or…super tight black jeans (waxed so they don’t fade), a black or white vintage band T-shirt (oversized so I can wear it as a dress or a shirt tied up in different ways), pointed-toe black leather booties (they’re sleek yet comfortable), a vintage leather jacket, layers upon layers of fine gold necklaces, rings and earrings (as always), and a black beret (signature SMV).
Which movie inspires your style most?
Effortless is so sexy…black or dark blue denim, worker boots or dirty converse, simple white or black t-shirt maybe with the sleeves rolled, and a nice watch. I nominate Alexander Wang.
What’s the most frustrating part about people identifying you with your famous boyfriend? What’s awesome about it?
I’m not one of the those chicks who has her wedding day all planned out. I’m a spur of the moment type of girl. The only thing I do know is that I’ll look and feel bomb.
Photography: Amber Asaly