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tomboy style

By Marlene | Published: 11. June 2012

It’s been a bit quiet around here these last few weeks (work has a way of getting in the way of blogging…) But we’re back! And I’ll make the start with the new style column. Happy Monday, folks.

I’ve been waiting for this book ever since I first discovered Lizzie Garrett Mettler’s blog. As the blog, the book is called “Tomboy Style” and it’s a love letter to those women who borrow from the boys’ wardrobes and make that style their own. Lizzie Garrett Mettler (whose name I wouldn’t mind, by the way) texts are rather wonderful and warm. And the pictures, well, I could hang every single one of them next to my wardrobe with a note saying “That’s how it’s done!”. Or, even better: next to James’s wardrobe – as an explanation for why he never has any shirts to wear.

Here are some of my favourite images from the book. And my question: What’s inspiring you right now?

“Tomboy Style” by Lizzie Garrett Mettler, published by Rizzoli

P.S. See that third picture from the top? That’s Neile Adams and her husband. Who happens to be Steve McQueen. THE Steve McQueen. He fell in love with Neile on a motorcycle. And when I read that anecdote in the book was when I fell in love with her.

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4 Comments

  1. lis
    Posted 11. June 2012 at 13:27 | Permalink

    just l-o-v-e the style, the blog, the book. danke liebe Marlene für den schönen tip

    • Marlene
      Posted 11. June 2012 at 16:10 | Permalink

      Gern geschehen! Ein so schönes Buch muss man einfach teilen.

  2. Ariane
    Posted 22. June 2012 at 10:31 | Permalink

    Das Buch werde ich direkt bestellen. Ich bin nämlich auch so ein kleiner TomBoy ;-)

    Deinen Blog habe ich eben entdeckt und finde ihn einfach nur toll. (Es ist selten, das ich einen Blog finde und ich mich nicht auf der 2. Seite schon langweile)
    BLOGLOVE!

    X Ariane

    • Marlene
      Posted 25. June 2012 at 16:11 | Permalink

      Oh, Danke! Schön, dass es dir hier gefällt… x

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