Of Tomboy Interest: May Edit

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Spring hath sprung and with it, we’ve seen some rain and flowers and all kinds of cute rain slickers and shorts. But now that we’re moving swiftly into summer, let’s bid adieu to the thangs that sprang with these items Of Tomboy Interest from May.

IT SUITS HER (AND HER. AND HER, TOO.)

Women were suiting up for the Cannes Film Festival this year, including Cate Blanchett and Emily Blunt. Double trouble? Twice as nice.

She didn’t have a twin, but Monica Bellucci still rocked a skinny tie black and white ensemble while at the fest.
The New York Post lists 13 tuxedo icons in fashion. Of course Marlene Dietrich tops the list, as she does in this photogallery of androgynous style icons. Marlene proves that classics never go out of style.

Jenny Lewis is rocking a custom suit for her new album cover, and she explains why: This record has a different tone and in some ways there is a femininity to it but there is also a masculine side. The suit was something I wanted to try out on this run.” The redheaded bombshell said she always felt like a tomboy, though: “Early Kiley I wore jeans, T-shirt, a weird half-ponytail with too short bangs and no makeup. Slowly I started feeling more confident to dress up on stage. In the beginning I really couldn’t because we were four people in a van. My suitcase had to be small and I had to change in public ladies bathrooms — we didn’t have backstages at that point.” The Voyager is out in July.

Chloe Sevigny has inspired style all of the time, but this black trench and trouser pairing is really giving us life right now. Just a simple look for a day on the streets.

And on the red carpet: Juno Temple in her own take on the black-and-white bow and blazer, while Ellen Page’s X-Men: Days of Future Past premiere look was a little more buttoned up.

CHARACTER STUDY

If you see the new Drew Barrymore/Adam Sandler flick Blended for any reason, let it be for Bella Thorne’s tomboy character, Larry. The actress said of her role“It’s very different. It was, you know, a little interesting when people would mistake me as a boy. I would like to say that maybe I don’t really look like a boy … no I do. I definitely do.” In that wig and tracksuit, definitely.

As Arya Stark on Game of ThronesMaisie Williams is often mistaken for a dude–but she likes it that way. (It saves her fucking life!) IRL, she identifies with her character (minus all that killing and stuff). “When I was younger, I was Arya – we were exactly the same and I always had holes in my trousers I guess that’s why it all happened. But I’m not worried about being typecast, there’s enough stuff out there of me just being me.”

French songstress Emeli Sande is writing a song for Rihannaspecifically for her character to sing in an upcoming 3-Danimated film Home. RiRi voices “the character of a stubborn teenage tomboy helping a group of aliens find their new home.” It’s always easier to go on a journey when you’re wearing something more practical than hot pants and pasties.

Nina Dobrev says she’s not much like her Vampire Diaries character(s). Her go-tos“I like hats. I have a lot of great booties. Leather jackets for sure. I … like subtle jewelry. … I’m such a tomboy.”

Swedish director Lukas Moodysson’s new film We Are The Best follows three androgynous best friends as they start an all-girl punk band and generally do whatever the hell they want in the year 1982. Thirteen year olds who don’t give a fuck are the new everything. The movie is in select theaters now.

RIDING DIRTY

Miranda Kerr is more rough and tumble than you might believe“I grew up with horses and motorbikes and being outside,” the model said. “I guess I was a tomboy in that I loved to be outside, and then I had that balance and I was intrigued by the feminine aspect.” Aren’t we all?

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt ran the fashion game at the Maleficent premiere. Sorry Angelina.

The 8-year-old just celebrated her birthday and received (what else?) A skateboard. “She’s very into skating,” Angie said“She’s a skateboarder. We did graffiti lessons and skateboarding.” It’s good to be Shiloh JP.

The newly crowned Miss Surrey is not only an art teacher, but a bad ass rugby player. Ashley Crane is going for the title of Miss England and posed for some photos wearing her uniform, her sash and tiara. We see you girl!

TOMBOY TAKEOVER

Elle Fanning might take some cues from Shiloh herself. “Now that I’m getting older, I feel like I can wear things a bit more structured and a bit more tomboy,” she told ASOS magazine. “I’m OK with wearing trousers now, but when I was 12, I was like, ‘No, that’s for boys!’ Nowadays, if I go into Urban Outfitters, I’ll have a look in the guys’ section.”

One of the reasons a Stylite writer prefers menswear“That time I realized I don’t own anything pink.” Another writer at Complex feels the same damn way. (“Fuck pink!”)

Ralph Lauren has been encouraging women to go sporty for years. “Long before I had experienced the artistry of Saville Row, I’d loved the way women looked in men’s clothes,” the designer said“When I started to make menswear, women were always asking, ‘Can you make it for me?’ Today I offer both men and women made-to-measure that’s inspired by that custom-made experience.” Polos for everyone!

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