Q&A | Andrea Westerlind

Photos of Andrea Westerlind by Dominick Volini.

There are people that I've met since starting this blog that I have to admit are much more qualified as an authority on Tomboy Style than I, but none more than Andrea Westerlind. She is both fluent in fashion (and looks as chic in a pair of Marni sandals as she does a vintage pair of Lowa hiking boots) and possesses the ultimate tomboy spirit. Westerlind and I traveled to Montana together and I have never felt like a bigger wimp by comparison. She tells stories casually about scaling and repelling faces of the Rockies and dog sledding in Greenland in the meter that I would describe eating a salad for lunch. It's insane. Beyond being a rough and tumble and stylish Swede, Westerlind is the brains and the muscle behind the retail operation Westerlind, which in my opinion sells and represents some of the best labels in outdoor apparel and gear, including Armor Lux from France, which I can't get enough of. And it was Andrea who first told me the old Swedish adage, "There is no bad weather, only bad clothing." So true.
If not in New York City, I would live in...Missoula, Montana.

My dream vacation would be to...I was just on it, hiking through the Swiss Alps.

My current obsessions are... 

Food: Cured meats, chia seeds, and crayfish.

Music: Bossa Nova.

Fashion: Mixing technical with vintage and man-made with natural fibers, in layers. 

Retail Stores: New High (M)art, Pilgrim Surf + Supply, Orvis, and REI.

I channel my childhood self when I...cliff jump.

The fictional character I most relate to is...a character from a Tom Robbins book.

If I had to be outdoors all day I would...be skinny dipping.

My favorite quality in a man is...humor and tech skills.

My favorite quality in a woman is...strength, lightness, and wit.  

I'm terrified of...being lonely.

My dream car is a...Mercedes Sprinter van.

My cocktail of choice is...vodka on the rocks.

My celebrity crush is...Bode Miller, Kelly Slater, and Christian Bale. 

My beauty product of choice is...sun.

My friends and I like to...do outdoor activities and drink.

If I could go back in time for one decade it would be...the 1970s.

As a teenager I was totally into...playing board games with my best friend Kristoffer. 

I tend to splurge on...exotic travel and food.

A mirror...is what makes me have Tomboy Style.

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Unknown said…
wow i'm totally worshiping her right now.
Connie said…
I'm from Montana. Yep. She would fit right in. I'll meet the two of you at the Missoula Club bar for Vodka Rocks. Cheers!
Maya said…
I would definitely rock that!
Anonymous said…
in love!
Anonymous said…
To be with her is like the happiness you feel on a sunny spring day that goes forever. Without her can be a cold rainy weekend ... seemingly an eternity
Anonymous said…
Yeah Missoula! What shoes are you wearing in the pic on the right, they're tan? And on this page: http://tomboystyle.blogspot.com/2013/09/q-andrea-westerlind.html
I want them!
Closet Cupcake said…
Can somebody advise who makes those boots with red laces worn in the first photo? I don't see it sold on the Westerlind website!
Lizzie said…
@Closet Cupcake

They are vintage Lowa boots. I'm not sure if Lowa makes them like that anymore, but for a similar aesthetic try Danner.

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