Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It's A Tomboy Tuesday

What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails
What are little girls made of?
"Sugar and spice and everything nice

Think again...

Here's to all the fearless females who break the boundaries of stereotypical femininity.
These pictures come from TomboyStyle.

 Photo of a pilot of the U.S. Women’s Air Force Service by Peter Stackpole, 1943

 Carving the Mountains of Madrid
The Longboard Girls Crew is an international group of rad girls that love skating.

Photo of model Kelsie Macray in Queens by Eric Ryan Anderson, an outtake from a shoot for Isabella Fiore's Fall 2011 line

 Photo of the sisters at BuenoBueno by Lonnie Webb 

Super Basic Sunglasses ($134); Woven Feather earrings ($16 for a pair); Honey Pintail 40 longboard skateboard ($195); Vans Authentic Lo Pros ($55); Built By Wendy "Dudes Gone Wild" tee ($45).

Photo of Vassar students playing touch football in October of 1962 in front of Chicago Hall

Chance boatneck ($60); J.Crew striped skivvies (currently out of stock); Tai bracelet with gold bar ($115); Kiehl's vital sun protection lotion ($20); Fujifilm X100 ($1,563)—drooling over this camera thanks to ACL.

Photo of model Erin Heatherton wearing Cutler and Gross sunglasses from their S/S 2011 line by Enrique Badulescu for Elle Russia, July 2011. Found via C'est Vogue.

 Photo of WASP pilots carrying the flag at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, TX., scanned from Yankee Doodle Gals: Women Pilots of World War II.


Photo of French sailor Florence Arthaud, winner of the 1990 Route du Rhum (transatlantic single-handed yacht race), by Jean Guichard, 1982.

Photo of Chapman College students participating in four-month educational cruise to Greece and Italy by Loomis Dean, 1968.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Rounded Retros ($110); Chance boatneck ($60); Keds Champion canvas originals ($35).

Photo of cameleer Robyn Davidson leading her caravan of Bub, Zeleika, Dookie and Diggity the dog by Rick Smolan, 1978, scanned from National Geographic Photographs: The Milestones.

Photo of Beverly Johnson, the first woman to climb the face of Yosemite's 3,000-foot El Capitan, by Sibylle Hetchel, 1978

"Rocks make no compromise one's sex. Rock climbing is not like some sports, where it is made easier for women; or sports like, say, softball, which is only baseball for soft people. On a rock, everything is equal." -Beverly Johnson

 Photo of model Alexia Rasmussen by Baron Wells.

 Photo of Goodall by Hugo Van Lawick/National Geographic, 1974.

"I was never, ever told I couldn't do something because I was a girl." —Jane Goodall

 Photos of William and Brenda Holden on vacation in Canada by Allan Grant, 1949.

Photos of Mercedes Gleitze, the first British woman to swim the Channel

"Women never look so well as when one comes in wet and dirty from hunting." -Robert Smith Surtees

photo of Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker, 1967

photo of singer Eartha Kitt playing stick ball in Central Park by Gordon Parks, 1952

"I love games, especially baseball. Ice cream cones convinced these boys I could play with them in the park, and now we meet twice a week."—Eartha Kitt

 Photos by Allan Grant, 1957

"Some people have Alcoholics Anonymous, Starbucks, church...I had Malibu."—Kathy Kohner (the real-life inspiration for Gidget who started surfing at the age of 15, sometimes trading her peanut butter and radish sandwiches for chances to ride)

Photos of Steve McQueen and Neile Adams by LIFE, 1963

"We went on a weekend drive, after a show I was in at the time. We were on a motorcycle, and there was a carload of friends behind us. It was freezing ass cold. We stopped for a bite to eat, and one of the guys said, ‘Steve, why don’t you let Neile ride with us? I can ride with you. It’s too cold.’ And I said, ‘No, I think I’m just gonna stay on the bike.’ Steve told me later, ‘That’s the moment I fell in love with you.' "—Neile Adams

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