Look, I don’t care what you wear. You do you. If it makes you happy, awesome. But if you’d like a little inspiration, I’m here to help! Here, we’ve collected a few of our favorite tomboyish girls and androgynous women for your perusal. Women like Grace Jones, Tilda Swinton and Kate Moenning are the perfect antidote to overly feminine, frilly style and they prove that sexy doesn’t have to come packaged in high heels and plunging necklines. Even if you’re not necessarily itching don a set of braces and a porkpie hat, you can still butch up your look by up by following these style icons.
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Hard to believe, I know, but not every woman wants to be a girly-girl. While feminine fashions do it for many, some girls just wanna dress a little tomboy. Enter Wildfang.
Some of their styles mimic early Teddy Boy and Teddy Girl fashion (which I happen to think was the era for clothing), but all of the pieces are meant to show a different approach to women’s clothing. Launched by former Nike employees Julia Parsley and Emma McIlroy, the pair said they started the company because they hated “stalking items in the men’s department, trying them all on only to leave empty-handed because they didn’t fit us.”
“We created Wildfang for our friends and for their friends,” said McIlroy, “and for all the badass women we haven’t had the chance to meet yet. We think being a tomboy is just as much about attitude as it is about fashion, so in that sense we hope Wildfang will become the home for tomboys.”
The video above, features actress Kate Moennig (from “The L Word”), musician Hannah Blilie and soccer pro Megan Rapinoe. Check out a couple of stills from their video after the jump! [AfterEllen] Keep reading »
“I don’t think it’s for the world to interpret anything. She likes to dress like a boy and wants her hair cut like a boy and she wanted to be called ‘John’ for a while. Some kids wear capes and want to be Superman and she wants to be like her brothers. It’s who she is. It’s been a surprise to us and it’s really interesting, but she’s so much more than that – she’s funny and sweet and pretty. But she does love a tie …”
– Angelina Jolie defends her “tomboy” daughter Shiloh to The Daily Mail, following ongoing criticism of the youngster’s preference for “boy” clothes and activities. I love what Angelina says about it not being up to the world to “interpret” what Shiloh’s clothes and activities “mean” — she’s a kid, for heaven’s sake. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
I’m not sure I’d want to be raised by a majah supah-stah like Angelina Jolie. Her kids will go to 72 different schools while she zips around the world filming movies. They’re followed by paparazzi everywhere and they’re probably mostly raised by nannies. Still, Angelina sounds like a kick-ass mom in the area where it really counts: supporting her kids. She recently came to her 4-year-old daughter’s defense when asked by a reporter about Shiloh‘s tomboy style… Keep reading »
Everyone calm down! Us Weekly has consulted the “experts,” and they have concluded that despite the fact that her parents dress her like a little boy, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt will probably not have serious gender identity issues. PHEW. That was a close one. Keep reading »