Photos by Garance Doré, 2011, found via At The Tree House.
I can think of so many iconic white suits worn by both men and women; from Bianca Jagger to Tom Wolfe, Diane Keaton to John Lennon, but these recent photos by Garance Doré are making me think that there might be room at the top for one more. Doré's friend, Cisco, is wearing a version by Zara and as Doré can attest there are several ways to wear one.
"The night she wore it she didn’t have anything on underneath and was wearing super high heels—I can’t even imagine just how much sexytude must’ve been floating around, but I just love this toned down cool version à la Gainsbourg with a pair of Chucks."
Photos of Robin Wright by Peter Lindbergh for the June 2010 issue of Vogue Italia.
"My favorite designers are Levi Strauss and Fruit of the Loom." —Robin Wright
Photo of India Hicks with her sons Felix and Amory and their dog Barrell in Harbour Island, one of the Out Islands of The Bahamas, by Jeffery Salter, 2001.
Benjamin "Nicole" sunglasses ($500); Carla Hat ($135); Erin Shorts ($158); Soludos Espadrilles ($28); Needlepoint Bonefish belt ($165); Virginia Johnson Tunic ($248) or similar Classic Kurta Tunic ($70).
Photos of Anne Bullitt, daughter of Ambassador William C. Bullitt, by John Phillips, 1939.
I happened on these photos by accident last week while searching for images from the movie Bullitt and for half a second I thought I was looking at a young Diane Keaton. I'm really loving Miss Bullitt's court ensemble here, I just wish I knew more about her. —LGM
Photos by The London College of Fashion/The Woolmark Company, 1971 and 1970.
The International Wool Secretariat (IWS), now The Woolmark Company, was established in 1937 to undertake research and the global promotion of wool. To that end, they built up a large library of promotional photographs which were donated to the London College of Fashion in the 1980s. Today, thousands are available to check out online, serving as a time capsule of fashion and fashion photography from the 1940s through to the early 1980s, including designs by Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior and Oscar de la Renta.
I only know this because artist, Lily Stockman just emailed me from Jaipur, India:
"I have a collection of 1960s Woolmark jackets and capes from my beloved, effortlessly-chic late grandmother, who was a lifelong tomboy and nationally-ranked equestrian and rally-driver (long-distance automobile races through the countryside) back in the day. I couldn't resist emailing you the link because it seems *right* up your alley."
Your grandmother sounds rad. Thank you so much for sharing Lily!
Photo "Charis, Lake Ediza” by Edward Weston, 1937.
[Charis] Wilson was an intellectually inclined, brazenly adventurous young woman of 19 when she met [photographer Edward Weston]. They were drawn to each other instantly, and she began posing for him shortly thereafter.
During their 11 years together, Ms. Wilson wrote the grant application that earned Weston a Guggenheim Fellowship—he was the first photographer to receive one—and she drove the car during his explorations of the West. Mr. Ollman credited Ms. Wilson with actually writing the articles for photography magazines that were attributed to him.
And of course she inspired his art, becoming the literal embodiment of her husband’s aesthetic—elegant, simple, fiercely intimate and glowingly sensual, with shadow and light beautifully in balance—as it applied to the female form. —Bruce Weber in an excerpt from Charis Wilson's obituary, The New York Times, November 24, 2009.
*A big thank you to the wonderful Stephanie of even*cleveland for turning me on to this subject.
Photos by The Satorialist and Chris Shipman.
Two years ago, The Sartorialist posted a street shot of a girl walking down Broadway wearing a chambray shirt and tribal shorts. I remember it burning into my mind. This was well before Tomboy Style existed, but it just may have been the beginning of the idea. There was something about her style and air, I couldn't let it go. Fast forward to 2011, and the super-fantastic Julia Leach of Chance was nice enough to put me in touch with the girl in the photo, Kate Jones. Kate, as I could have guessed, is as cool as they come. In fact, she spent a good portion of her childhood living between Antigua and Venezuela on a boat. She's originally from Boothbay, Maine where she got started in the jewelry biz, selling clay brooches at the age of 12. Today she's creating her own collections under the name Ursa Major (also the name of the boat she grew up with, and yes, the dinghy was "Ursa Minor"), and the results are stunning. When she's not sailing or creating jewelry, she's blogging here, oh, and she's also been called one of the most stylish women in New York. So, yeah, not bad. —LGM
If not in New York, I would live...on a houseboat in California or a converted barge on a European canal.
My dream holiday would be to...pick one?! Vietnam, India, Africa or anywhere sailing.
My current obsessions are...Guy Sargent photographs, eating red meat, listening to Roxy Music, wearing the color emerald green, and linen bandanas from Apolis + Matteo.
I channel my childhood self when I...am on the boat, dancing to the beat of the water maker, a machine that converts saltwater to freshwater. It makes this quiet rhythmic sound, and life can be pretty still on the boat, so I always make up a silly little dance to go with the beat.
The fictional characters I most relate to are...Meryl Streep in Out Of Africa: tackling the unknown, taking control, falling in love. And Romy Schneider in The Swimming Pool—golden skinned and seductive.
If I had to be outdoors all day I would...be sailing...duh!
My favorite quality in a man is...discerning taste and a keen memory.
My favorite quality in a woman is...kindness.
My dream car is a...1965-1967 Mercedes 230-250SL Pagoda, dark green, cognac leather, preferably running on vegetable oil.
My cocktail of choice is...Dark and Stormy.
If I could go back in time for one decade it would be...the early 1800's in France or England; to don that momentary Greek-Bohemian look (think Lord Byron, Indian shawls, lots of linen, and sheer silk gowns), and because going that far back becomes foreign and I think it would be incredible to have to really dress like a lady, since I so infrequently do.
My celebrity crush is...still Robert Redford. Those smile lines.
My friends and I like to...eat dinner at the bar.
As a teenager I was totally into...Paul Simon, The Beatles, Arrested Development, periwinkle blue, and hanging out with my parents.
I tend to splurge on...Zero Maria Cornejo clothing and good eats.
I think there's nothing better than true understated elegance and the ability to have sex appeal in sneakers...and this is what makes me have Tomboy Style.
Images from Ursa Major's Fall/Winter 2011 collection lookbook, available this Summer.
Photo via That Kind of Woman.
ASOS 70s floppy felt hat ($43, currently sold out), similar wide brimmed felt hat ($18); Backyard Tipi ($219); Grey cashmere scarf ($310), or similar Liberty pashmina ($35); Steven Alan reverse seam shirt ($158), or similar plaid shirt ($42); Pelican Hook belt ($138).
Photos of Emerson Fry modeling her own designs via EmersonMade.
I can barely stand how cool Emerson and her husband Ryan are! When I first got into contact with them they were traveling through India finding inspiration for upcoming designs for their ultra-chic clothing and home goods line that both fall under the brand EmersonMade. Their business is booming and growing almost too fast for them to keep up with—which is great news for all of us!—LGM
If not in Portsmouth I would live...as a nomad, (i.e. NYC, Thailand, and our hit list of new places we have to visit).
My dream holiday would be to...Amsterdam in the winter; bundle up and stroll, am I right!?
My current obsessions are...the glory of fresh squeezed juice (I can't get enough of mangos, avocados, Vietnamese street food and coconut water); listening to LPs at night and enjoying the pop and crackle of old records; my 1960s Kaftan collection (I'm developing a line with handblock artists in India to replicate these pieces into things some of our magnificent customers will like to wear); shopping at Red Chair antiques (which is moving to Hudson, NY)—this is such a great shop.
I channel my childhood self when I...experience a sense of awe in the world. I mean, just take a look at this place, am I right!? Nature is one of the fastest routes into the natural sense of wonder. Feeling blue? Preoccupied? Take a walk in the woods or in the park or somewhere with open air and feel the healing hand of sky on your brow.
The fictional characters I most relate to are... Luke in Cool Hand Luke or Clint Eastwood in Heartbreak Ridge. I love the spirit in those two characters, and if I were a man I would be one of those two guys. So really what I’m saying is that I’d want to be them in real life—not their characters. And I’d pick Clint Eastwood now that I think about it.
If I had to be outdoors all day I would...spend it with my husband Ryan and our dog Pedro somewhere we have never been before, or right out back in the field firing off some rounds of the 22. Or maybe a big party that I arranged in the field with everybody wearing seersucker and/or something with dots. Can it be all three? We’ll plan it.
My favorite quality in a man is...my husband Ryan, he is my favorite quality in a man. No truer man, no truer friend there ever was.
My favorite quality in a woman is...genuineness.
I'm terrified of...not having enough time to accomplish and experience all the things I want to in life.
My dream car is a...tiny 1950s or 1960s convertible.
My cocktail of choice is...a "Blueberry Supreme", which is fresh coconut water with fresh picked blueberries served in a Martini glass.
My celebrity crush is...the small dog named Pedro who lives with us. He is our in-house star.
My friends and I like to...be together. Pedro, Ryan and I like to be anywhere where each other are, especially en route to somewhere new—which can include the city sidewalk because no matter what, every moment you’re on it, it's somewhere new.
If I could go back in time for one decade it would be...the 1960s. Just for the fashion alone; you have the emerging bohemian right next to the proper cocktail hour dress. Both happening at once. Ideal!
As a teenager I was totally into...Oh sweet mother, the teenage years! Aren’t those something else!? I liked watching glamorous women in movies, reading, discovering the history of fashion, and music. All the things that I also like today minus the unbridled rebellion, well, perhaps that too, except now it's all allowed—thank goodness.
I tend to splurge on... vintage clothing and traditional and regional clothing from around the world (India, Nepal, Thailand, Mexico, Morocco) and small dishware and antique hotel flatware. I’ve got a tiny silver spoon from the Plaza Hotel that's just marvelous.
An insatiable interest life...is what makes me have Tomboy Style.
Photo of Kristina Feldman, co-designer of De Rien, via Style Section L.A., jacket image via Feal Mor.
Inspired by period workwear—mainly French in origin from the 1880s through 1940s—along with 1960s biker jackets like the one Marlon Brando wore in The Wild One, the jackets boast a low-key, French brand of cool. They're also unisex, and look as dashing on gals as they do on dudes. —Claire Butler, Style Section L.A.
The British outerwear line is now available in the U.S. at Feal Mor in Los Angeles.
Film stills of Peggy Oki skating in the 1970s from Dogtown and Z-Boys (2002) via screenshot.
"Some of the girls didn’t like the fact that I skated like a guy, so they protested me to the judges and one of the judges said I skated better than some of the guys." —Peggy Oki
Film stills of Julia Ormond and Anthony Hopkins in Legends of the Fall (1994) via screenshot.
Legends of the Fall won an Oscar for best cinematography in 1995, I can't believe it didn't also get a nod for costume design; Ormond really worked the rugged Americana duds as did her co-stars, Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt and Brad Pitt.
Photo of the then Duchess of York (future Queen Mother) on a fishing trip in Australia after opening Parliament House in Canberra, 1927, via The LIFE archives.
Silk David Szeto scarf ($370); Dobbs "Eldorado" straw hat ($75); Marc by Marc Jacobs trench ($458); Tretorn Klipporone boots (men's) ($154); Sage fly rod and reel (prices vary).
Film stills of Jodie Foster and Alfred Lutter in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) via screenshot.
Jodie Foster has played several roles as a tomboy—I'm not sure this is her most iconic, but I love how she plays Audrey in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. It's a small part, but when Foster is in the frame she really owns it. What's incredible is that she was only 11 when it was filmed. —LGM