DRESS LIKE THAT, WOMAN LIKE THIS  
 
 
Tracy Robbins
 
Using just one dress (plus a few telling probes), we introduce the incredible women that make up Moda Operandi’s community of shoppers, self-styled and in their own words. Meet Tracy Robbins—in Johanna Ortiz.  
 

Pictured: 
Tracy Robbins self-styled in a Johanna Ortiz dress with her own hair and make-up. Photographed by Ye Rin Mok at Tracy's LA-based home.
Tracy Robbins sitting in her home in a Johanna Ortiz dress
DRESS LIKE THAT, WOMAN LIKE THIS  
 
 
Tracy Robbins
 
Using just one dress (plus a few telling probes), we introduce the incredible women that make up Moda Operandi’s community of shoppers, self-styled and in their own words. Meet Tracy Robbins—in Johanna Ortiz.  
 

Pictured: 
Tracy Robbins self-styled in a Johanna Ortiz dress with her own hair and make-up. Photographed by Ye Rin Mok at Tracy's LA-based home.
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Pictured: Tracy Robbins self-styled in a Johanna Ortiz dress with her own hair and make-up. Photographed by Ye Rin Mok at Tracy's LA-based home.
Pictured: Tracy Robbins self-styled in a Johanna Ortiz dress with her own hair and make-up. Photographed by Ye Rin Mok at Tracy's LA-based home.

 
DRESS LIKE THAT, WOMAN LIKE THIS
  
Tracy Robbins
 
Using just one dress (plus a few telling probes), we introduce the incredible women that make up Moda Operandi’s community of shoppers, self-styled and in their own words. Meet Tracy Robbins.



 
DRESS LIKE THAT, WOMAN LIKE THIS
  
Tracy Robbins
 
Using just one dress (plus a few telling probes), we introduce the incredible women that make up Moda Operandi’s community of shoppers, self-styled and in their own words. Meet Tracy Robbins.


                                           
WHO ARE YOU—IN A SENTENCE? 
  
A very silly mother, wife, and friend who’s desperately avoiding the pit of wearing yoga pants all day. 
 
 

  
WHY THIS DRESS? 
 
I love Johanna Ortiz. It’s very feminine and elegant at the same time...just enough sexiness for me. This dress pretty much sums up my personal style: classic with a dash of sass.
 
 

   
CURRENT STATE OF MIND? 
 
Quarantined.
 
 

  
WHERE'S HOME? 
 
Beverly Hills.
   
 

  
AGE: 
 
45
 
 

   
WHAT IS YOUR CHIEF CHARACTERISTIC? 
 
Empathy.
 
 

   
WHAT DOES THE WORLD NEED MORE OF? 
 
Empathy.
 
 

  
WHO ARE YOUR HEROES? 
 
Michelle Obama, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain.
 
 

   
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM LIFE? 
 
It can be unpredictable and messy at times. But everything happens for a reason even if it doesn’t make sense at that moment.
 
 

   
FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP?
 
Coffee and mom so hard.
 
 

  
LAST THING YOU DO AT NIGHT? 
 
Have a glass of wine with my husband while watching CNN.
 
 

   
WHAT WAS YOUR STYLE AS A TEENAGER? 
 
Baggy jeans, baby T-shirt, Timberlands, backpack.
 
 

   
FAVORITE FASHION ERA OF ALL TIME? 
 
1970s hands down. I loved it all from the bell sleeves, shearling coats, tall boots, and mini skirts. So many amazing style icons of that era like Diana Ross, Bianca Jagger, and Jackie Kennedy.
 
 

   
CURRENTLY IN YOUR MODA SHOPPING CART?
 
Valentino pleated floral silk dress, Ulla Johnson jumpsuit, Carolina Herrera polka dot tulle dress.
 
 

   

                                           
WHO ARE YOU—IN A SENTENCE? 
  
A very silly mother, wife, and friend who’s desperately avoiding the pit of wearing yoga pants all day. 
 
 

  
WHY THIS DRESS? 
 
I love Johanna Ortiz. It’s very feminine and elegant at the same time...just enough sexiness for me. This dress pretty much sums up my personal style: classic with a dash of sass.
 
 

   
CURRENT STATE OF MIND? 
 
Quarantined.
 
 

  
WHERE'S HOME? 
 
Beverly Hills.
   
 

  
AGE: 
 
45
 
 

   
WHAT IS YOUR CHIEF CHARACTERISTIC? 
 
Empathy.
 
 

   
WHAT DOES THE WORLD NEED MORE OF? 
 
Empathy.
 
 

  
WHO ARE YOUR HEROES? 
 
Michelle Obama, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain.
 
 

   
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM LIFE? 
 
It can be unpredictable and messy at times. But everything happens for a reason even if it doesn’t make sense at that moment.
 
 

   
FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP?
 
Coffee and mom so hard.
 
 

  
LAST THING YOU DO AT NIGHT? 
 
Have a glass of wine with my husband while watching CNN.
 
 

   
WHAT WAS YOUR STYLE AS A TEENAGER? 
 
Baggy jeans, baby T-shirt, Timberlands, backpack.
 
 

   
FAVORITE FASHION ERA OF ALL TIME? 
 
1970s hands down. I loved it all from the bell sleeves, shearling coats, tall boots, and mini skirts. So many amazing style icons of that era like Diana Ross, Bianca Jagger, and Jackie Kennedy.
 
 

   
CURRENTLY IN YOUR MODA SHOPPING CART?
 
Valentino pleated floral silk dress, Ulla Johnson jumpsuit, Carolina Herrera polka dot tulle dress.
 
 

   

                                           
WHO ARE YOU—IN A SENTENCE? 
  
A very silly mother, wife, and friend who’s desperately avoiding the pit of wearing yoga pants all day. 
 
 

  
WHY THIS DRESS? 
 
I love Johanna Ortiz. It’s very feminine and elegant at the same time...just enough sexiness for me. This dress pretty much sums up my personal style: classic with a dash of sass.
 
 

   
CURRENT STATE OF MIND? 
 
Quarantined.
 
 

  
WHERE'S HOME? 
 
Beverly Hills.
   
 

  
AGE: 
 
45
 
 

   
WHAT IS YOUR CHIEF CHARACTERISTIC? 
 
Empathy.
 
 

   
WHAT DOES THE WORLD NEED MORE OF? 
 
Empathy.
 
 

  
WHO ARE YOUR HEROES? 
 
Michelle Obama, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain.
 
 

   
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM LIFE? 
 
It can be unpredictable and messy at times. But everything happens for a reason even if it doesn’t make sense at that moment.
 
 

   
FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP?
 
Coffee and mom so hard.
 
 

  
LAST THING YOU DO AT NIGHT? 
 
Have a glass of wine with my husband while watching CNN.
 
 

   
WHAT WAS YOUR STYLE AS A TEENAGER? 
 
Baggy jeans, baby T-shirt, Timberlands, backpack.
 
 

   
FAVORITE FASHION ERA OF ALL TIME? 
 
1970s hands down. I loved it all from the bell sleeves, shearling coats, tall boots, and mini skirts. So many amazing style icons of that era like Diana Ross, Bianca Jagger, and Jackie Kennedy.
 
 

   
CURRENTLY IN YOUR MODA SHOPPING CART?
 
Valentino pleated floral silk dress, Ulla Johnson jumpsuit, Carolina Herrera polka dot tulle dress.
 
 

   

                                           
WHO ARE YOU—IN A SENTENCE? 
  
A very silly mother, wife, and friend who’s desperately avoiding the pit of wearing yoga pants all day. 
 
 

  
WHY THIS DRESS? 
 
I love Johanna Ortiz. It’s very feminine and elegant at the same time...just enough sexiness for me. This dress pretty much sums up my personal style: classic with a dash of sass.
 
 

   
CURRENT STATE OF MIND? 
 
Quarantined.
 
 

  
WHERE'S HOME? 
 
Beverly Hills.
   
 

  
AGE: 
 
45
 
 

   
WHAT IS YOUR CHIEF CHARACTERISTIC? 
 
Empathy.
 
 

   
WHAT DOES THE WORLD NEED MORE OF? 
 
Empathy.
 
 

  
WHO ARE YOUR HEROES? 
 
Michelle Obama, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain.
 
 

   
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM LIFE? 
 
It can be unpredictable and messy at times. But everything happens for a reason even if it doesn’t make sense at that moment.
 
 

   
FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP?
 
Coffee and mom so hard.
 
 

  
LAST THING YOU DO AT NIGHT? 
 
Have a glass of wine with my husband while watching CNN.
 
 

   
WHAT WAS YOUR STYLE AS A TEENAGER? 
 
Baggy jeans, baby T-shirt, Timberlands, backpack.
 
 

   
FAVORITE FASHION ERA OF ALL TIME? 
 
1970s hands down. I loved it all from the bell sleeves, shearling coats, tall boots, and mini skirts. So many amazing style icons of that era like Diana Ross, Bianca Jagger, and Jackie Kennedy.
 
 

   
CURRENTLY IN YOUR MODA SHOPPING CART?
 
Valentino pleated floral silk dress, Ulla Johnson jumpsuit, Carolina Herrera polka dot tulle dress.
 
 

   

It’s pretty impressive to create life inside your body and to try not to raise an asshole. My identity is not “only” being a mama. I still love all the fabulous things outside of motherhood.”


TRACY ROBBINS
  
Tracy Robbins sitting in her home in a Johanna Ortiz dress
It’s pretty impressive to create life inside your body and to try not to raise an asshole. My identity is not “only” being a mama. I still love all the fabulous things outside of motherhood.”


TRACY ROBBINS
  


 
It’s pretty impressive to create life inside your body and to try not to raise an asshole. My identity is not “only” being a mama. I still love all the fabulous things outside of motherhood.”



TRACY ROBBINS

 



 
It’s pretty impressive to create life inside your body and to try not to raise an asshole. My identity is not “only” being a mama. I still love all the fabulous things outside of motherhood.”



TRACY ROBBINS

 

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Tracy Robbins standing by her pool in a Johanna Ortiz dress
                                               
MOST TREASURED POSSESSION? 
 
My daughter’s curls from her first haircut. 
 
 

  
EXTRAVAGANCE YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT? 
 
Facials by Shani Darden.
 
 

  
TALENT YOU WISH YOU HAD? 
 
To sing like Kelly Rowland.
 
 

  
WHAT'S ON YOUR GO-TO PLAYLIST? 
 
Astrud Gilberto, Buena Vista Social Club, Ella Fitzgerald, Destiny’s Child, Stevie Wonder.
   
 

  
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VICE? 
 
A good bottle of Brunello.
 
 

   
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF MISERY? 
 
Flea markets and doing long division.
 
 

    
FOR WHAT FAULT DO YOU HAVE THE MOST TOLERATION? 
 
Any matters concerning the heart and relationships.
 
 

   
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND FLOWER? 
 
A deep wine red. Peonies.
 
 

  
COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE. "INSTAGRAM IS..." 
 
An awful waste of time. I’m on it every day.
 
 

   
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST STYLISH?
 
When I’m in my closet trying on clothes with champagne and my gay bestie.
 
 

   
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST EMPOWERED? 
 
After a hard workout.
 
 

  
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST BEAUTIFUL? 
 
When I’m with my husband on a date night.
 
 

   
HOW DO YOU DEFINE BEAUTY?
 
Your inner warrior glow is what determines what shines on the inside and out.
 

 

    
WHAT'S YOUR RAISON  D’ÊTRE?
 
Caretaker of my family.
 
 



  
Life can be unpredictable and messy at times. But everything happens for a reason even if it doesn’t make sense at that moment.”

TRACY ROBBINS
 
 


   
                                               
MOST TREASURED POSSESSION? 
 
My daughter’s curls from her first haircut. 
 
 

  
EXTRAVAGANCE YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT? 
 
Facials by Shani Darden.
 
 

  
TALENT YOU WISH YOU HAD? 
 
To sing like Kelly Rowland.
 
 

  
WHAT'S ON YOUR GO-TO PLAYLIST? 
 
Astrud Gilberto, Buena Vista Social Club, Ella Fitzgerald, Destiny’s Child, Stevie Wonder.
   
 

  
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VICE? 
 
A good bottle of Brunello.
 
 

   
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF MISERY? 
 
Flea markets and doing long division.
 
 

    
FOR WHAT FAULT DO YOU HAVE THE MOST TOLERATION? 
 
Any matters concerning the heart and relationships.
 
 

   
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND FLOWER? 
 
A deep wine red. Peonies.
 
 

  
COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE. "INSTAGRAM IS..." 
 
An awful waste of time. I’m on it every day.
 
 

   
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST STYLISH?
 
When I’m in my closet trying on clothes with champagne and my gay bestie.
 
 

   
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST EMPOWERED? 
 
After a hard workout.
 
 

  
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST BEAUTIFUL? 
 
When I’m with my husband on a date night.
 
 

   
HOW DO YOU DEFINE BEAUTY?
 
Your inner warrior glow is what determines what shines on the inside and out.
 

 

    
WHAT'S YOUR RAISON  D’ÊTRE?
 
Caretaker of my family.
 
 



  
Life can be unpredictable and messy at times. But everything happens for a reason even if it doesn’t make sense at that moment.”

TRACY ROBBINS
 
 


   
                                               
MOST TREASURED POSSESSION? 
 
My daughter’s curls from her first haircut. 
 
 

  
EXTRAVAGANCE YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT? 
 
Facials by Shani Darden.
 
 

  
TALENT YOU WISH YOU HAD? 
 
To sing like Kelly Rowland.
 
 

  
WHAT'S ON YOUR GO-TO PLAYLIST? 
 
Astrud Gilberto, Buena Vista Social Club, Ella Fitzgerald, Destiny’s Child, Stevie Wonder.
   
 

  
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VICE? 
 
A good bottle of Brunello.
 
 

   
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF MISERY? 
 
Flea markets and doing long division.
 
 

    
FOR WHAT FAULT DO YOU HAVE THE MOST TOLERATION? 
 
Any matters concerning the heart and relationships.
 
 

   
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND FLOWER? 
 
A deep wine red. Peonies.
 
 

  
COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE. "INSTAGRAM IS..." 
 
An awful waste of time. I’m on it every day.
 
 

   
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST STYLISH?
 
 
When I’m in my closet trying on clothes with champagne and my gay bestie, Eric Archibald.
 
 

   
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST EMPOWERED? 
 
After a hard workout.
 
 

  
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST BEAUTIFUL? 
 
When I’m with my husband on a date night.
 
 

   
HOW DO YOU DEFINE BEAUTY?
 
Your inner warrior glow is what determines what shines on the inside and out.
 

 

    
WHAT'S YOUR RAISON  D’ÊTRE?
 
Caretaker of my family.
 
 



  
Life can be… It can be unpredictable and messy at times. But everything happens for a reason even if it doesn’t make sense at that moment.”

TRACY ROBBINS
 
 


   
                                               
MOST TREASURED POSSESSION? 
 
My daughter’s curls from her first haircut. 
 
 

  
EXTRAVAGANCE YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT? 
 
Facials by Shani Darden.
 
 

  
TALENT YOU WISH YOU HAD? 
 
To sing like Kelly Rowland.
 
 

  
WHAT'S ON YOUR GO-TO PLAYLIST? 
 
Astrud Gilberto, Buena Vista Social Club, Ella Fitzgerald, Destiny’s Child, Stevie Wonder.
   
 

  
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VICE? 
 
A good bottle of Brunello.
 
 

   
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF MISERY? 
 
Flea markets and doing long division.
 
 

    
FOR WHAT FAULT DO YOU HAVE THE MOST TOLERATION? 
 
Any matters concerning the heart and relationships.
 
 

   
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND FLOWER? 
 
A deep wine red. Peonies.
 
 

  
COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE. "INSTAGRAM IS..." 
 
An awful waste of time. I’m on it every day.
 
 

   
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST STYLISH?
 
 
When I’m in my closet trying on clothes with champagne and my gay bestie, Eric Archibald.
 
 

   
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST EMPOWERED? 
 
After a hard workout.
 
 

  
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST BEAUTIFUL? 
 
When I’m with my husband on a date night.
 
 

   
HOW DO YOU DEFINE BEAUTY?
 
Your inner warrior glow is what determines what shines on the inside and out.
 

 

    
WHAT'S YOUR RAISON  D’ÊTRE?
 
Caretaker of my family.
 
 



  
Life can be… It can be unpredictable and messy at times. But everything happens for a reason even if it doesn’t make sense at that moment.”

TRACY ROBBINS