Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion

A bound visual history that chronicles the past eighty years of women who blur the line between masculinity and femininity, Tomboy Style explores the evolution of the style and its icons. Vivid commentary illuminates the tomboy's history and captures a diversity of women who are bound together by their inherent ability to seamlessly blend a rugged sensibility with classic, understated elegance.

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Tomboy Style was created in May of 2010 as a way to visually explore the idea of the tomboy in the 21st century. In 2011, the blog was awarded Lucky Magazine's Best Designed Blog.

It continues to be recognized by brands and designers like Jenna Lyons of J.Crew, Simon Doonan of Barneys New York, and Ralph Lauren as an inspirational and authoritative blog.

The Los Angeles-based blog covers events, features products, stores, archival images and conducts interviews with designers and tastemakers.


Lizzie Garrett Mettler grew up in Lake Forest, Illinois after spending some of her childhood living in Switzerland and Southern California. She received her B.A. in History at Occidental College and continues to live in Los Angeles where she began her editorial career at Bon Appetit Magazine. There she covered emerging trends in design as well as wrote about restaurants and culinary and home products.

In 2007, Mettler began her freelance career, contributing to the launch of the Image section of The Los Angeles Times and writing for several national and city publications including Chicago Magazine, Bon Appetit, Interiors and The Huffington Post. In 2009 Mettler became a regular contributor at The Los Angeles Times where she wrote features on architecture and design for the Home section. Her first book, based on the blog Tomboy Style, was published by Rizzoli in the Spring of 2012.

Mettler lives in Los Angeles with her husband Matt and their mutt Harrison.




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