WORD | Seven Sisters Style


Hold all my calls. I'll be reading Seven Sisters Style: The All-American Preppy Look ($35) by Rebecca C. Tuite for the rest of the day. It hit the book stores just this morning, and I'm quite certain it will be a classic style title for years to come. The author is a Vassar grad and fashion historian and we have been corresponding for years now on the subject of tomboys, American style, preppy culture, books, and countless other items. I can't say enough great things about Ms. Tuite who came to this project in such an honest and passionate way. In fact, in June of 2011, when her book was tentatively titled Vassar Style (a title still forthcoming!), she published one her interviews on Tomboy Style, and I've been anxiously awaiting her book ever since. The final result of her research is a thorough definition and celebration of a truly iconic American style, from saddle shoes to Shetland sweaters to the inherent spirit of the Seven Sister student. Each page is a journey through time.

"...A new epitome of the American Girl emerged. She was sharp as a tack, au courant, and brimming with youthful athleticism and vigor, and no women were bringing this ideal to life more than the Seven Sisters students, who gradually discovered an emerging sartorial freedom, a passionate interest in sports, and a penchant for masculine, athletic details in their trailblazing college attire." —Rebecca C. Tuite in an excerpt from Seven Sisters Style: The All-American Preppy Look.

Trivia question: Can you name all of the Seven Sister schools? Answer listed below the last photo.








The Seven Sister Schools: Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar, Wellesley.

11 comments:

Rebecca Crowther said...

Oooo! My dream look!

Ariel said...

As a proud Vassar alum, I can tell you I'm counting down the days until my copy arrives and pulling my rose and gray collegiate rugby shirt out of storage RIGHT NOW.

Christine said...

My daughter is a Mawrter! So proud of her and will be making a purchase of this book soon as a gift to her!

Ammu said...

Smith class of 2001 - and need to find a way to get my hands on a copy of this book :)

LauraSP said...

Damn, that is one kick ass book!

Anonymous said...

Looks great, will be ordering asap!

Michelle said...

Seems like an amazing book. Fun to see styles and so many different styles over the years. Instant classic in a style magazine.

Casey Creates said...

I love this, so much. Excited to make my millions as an artist just to obtain this style in my closet...one day! :)

Anonymous said...

Barnard '88-- back in my day I wore a schott motorcycle jacket, striped french fisherman's shirt, black wranglers, cowboy boots, AOs, and pearl earrings--red hair cut like Nicos!

Anonymous said...

Barnard '88-- Back in the day I wore a striped french fisherman's shirt, classic Schott motorcycle jacket, black wranglers, cowboy boots, AOs (my dad's from the Korean War), pearl earrings, and my hair (red) cut like Nicos.

Anonymous said...

Whoops sorry for the double posting!