The Rise of the Tomboy

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“The great style icons are tomboys” – Loulou de la Falaise

i’ve always been a bit of a tomboy. i grew up with a brother and most of the cousins my age are boys so i had to be into “boy” things – i learned to like sports, rock music, the outdoors, action movies, etc. i’ve always had a thing for comfortable “boy” clothes, loved it to a point of writing about it for the paper.

that particular quote from loulou de la falaise made me realize how being a tomboy, along with their nonchalant and awkward stance, really is a commonality among great style icons. there’s a certain underlying insecurity and timidness about them, maybe because they didn’t entirely feel comfortable about themselves growing up. yet that didn’t stop them from exploring fashion.

Here are some of my favorite tomboys:

stripes coco
coco chanel

loulou de la falaise

Patti Smith - Horses - Front
patti smith

sofia coppola

emmanuelle alt

phoebe philo

charlotte gainsbourg

vanessa traina

tilda swinton

tomboys rule *wink*

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December 27th, 2011 at 8:58 am

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  1. Proud tomboy here!


    27 Dec 11 at 9:33 am

  2. LOVE the portrait of Loulou, and of course, Patti Smith by Mapplethorpe! Great post! :)

    Hello Balloon

    27 Dec 11 at 9:52 am

  3. Is that a real photo of a young Coco Chanel? How chic and modern! Love!


    27 Dec 11 at 11:22 am

  4. Have you seen the Tomboy Style website? It’s a great inspiration. Dead Fleurette on Grayzine is great, too.


    27 Dec 11 at 4:36 pm

  5. We love Tilda!


    28 Dec 11 at 10:31 am

  6. Aaaahhh!! I love EVERYONE on this list. Great picks.


    31 Dec 11 at 3:22 pm

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