Q&A | Marina Muñoz

Photo by Sebastian Kim.

I'm so excited to start off a new Tomboy Style series with Marina Muñoz. She is originally from Argentina but grew up living everywhere from the rural splendor of The Berkshire Mountains to the cosmopolitan confines of Mexico City. She's got a lethal sense of style, a true sense of adventure, and loves to add new feathers to old hats. Below she filled in the blanks on some matters of great importance. —LGM

If not in Williamsburg, I would live in...Paris on the Île Saint-Louis.

My dream holiday would be...a month in South East Asia. I want to travel with my love and visit Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Burma.

I channel my childhood self when I...am coming up with ideas. The same creativity and curiosity I had for story telling and history is what I use now when researching.

The fictional characters I most relate to are...the young girl in The Lover, Sabrina, and Masha from Chekhov's Three Sisters.

If I had to be outdoors all day I would...want to be on a farm in Argentina roaming the Pampas and drinking Mate with Moreno chasing me as we gallop through the fields.

My favorite quality in a man is...
his integrity and his intelligence.

I'm terrified of...disappointment.

My dream car is...(I have my dream car!) a white 1995 Range Rover County with leather seats and wooden dashboard.

My friends and I like to...
throw dinner parties, plan picnics and go vintage hunting.

If I could go back in time to one decade it would be...
the 1900's in Argentina, when Buenos Aires was a prosperous city and immigrants were settling. I would have been like Karen in Out of Africa working on a farm in the Pampas raising cattle.

As a teenager I was totally into...old Calvin Klein ads with Kate Moss, listening to the Smiths and Jeff Buckley, and movies—The King and I (1956), Newsies, Wuthering Heights, Bonnie and Clyde, Out of Africa, The Godfather Trilogy, anything with Clint Eastwood and everything by Merchant and Ivory (especially A Room With a View).

My current obsessions are... eating the chicken liver pâté from Marlow's and the Pho at An Choi; listening to Billie Holiday, Joni Mitchell, and Neil Young's Harvest Moon album; wearing Barbour jackets, red socks, capes and ponchos, silk blouses from Duskin, men's trousers, lace-up boots, wide-leg jeans, espadrilles and vintage sundresses; shopping at Madewell, the J. Crew men's store in Soho, Bencraft Hatters and countless thrift stores in Paris, Brooklyn, Mexico and the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

I tend to splurge on...food and wine.

I am what I love...and that's why I have Tomboy Style.


Anonymous said...

Wow. Too much to comment on. Love the questions. Love the answers. Love Marina. And most of all, love the new q&a part of the blog. Keep 'em coming.

Alexandra said...

I adore her style! Great new feature too, I look forward to seeing who's up next.


Anonymous said...

i adore her style!!! she's great and anti-fashion but full on style!
keep on making more!

Susanna-Cole King said...

In the photographed look she's wearing, the rustic colors are wonderful, and the hat and jacket are especially sensational. The best menswear-on-a-women ensemble I've seen in a long time.

First time visitor to your blog, and while reading the sidebar summary, I realized that at heart, I'm still a tomboy, despite that I don't always dress like one anymore (I did as a kid). Of course, I still raid the men's department occasionally, but I've also come to the conclusion that floral dresses are acceptable skateboarding wear, and tend to mix the über feminine with something tough and boyish.

Lovely blog!


Anonymous said...

Marina you are so gorgeous and cool and natural!
Love your style!!!

Anonymous said...

Marina you are so gorgeous and cool and natural!
Love your style!!!

Happenstance said...

Oh love this series already Lizzie. Especially love the teenager question. Should make for some good memories and laughs.

Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

Ah, great interview. So inspiring! Love her look, too.

Carla said...

If I could go somewhere, it would also be San Telmo in Argentina. It was a magical neighbourhood, and there they have the Casa Nacional del Bicentenario, which is a new permanent museum meant to examine themes related to Argentina's revolution against Spain and the development of the nation into modern times. A recent exhibition focused on the women of Argentina, using Evita as a well-known symbol and looking at the overall role of women in film and in politics, two aspects of her life. Permanent exhibitions look at immigration, industrialization, war, and other themes. I loved it and it is kind of my favourite place in the world! Besides, I had my apartment for rent in buenos aires there, so I completely fell in love with the place!