What I Wore: Shirt (J. Crew), Blazer (Old; H&M), Skirt (Pin Up Girl), Shoes (Minnetonka), Scarf (Yarnworks by Danyon)
Ever get an idea for an outfit in your head, but you put it on and something isn't quite right? So you try a little something else- add a hat, take away a scarf- and the look somehow evolves right into that perfect look. That would be this. The blazer gives me just a little bit of sense of a Teddy Girl- not quite androgynous, but with a definite menswear flare.
If you've never heard of the term "Teddy Girl" before, don't worry. Until just recently, I hadn't either. "Teddy Girls" (also called "Judies) was the nickname given to one of the first youth cultures that arose in post-WWII London; they were the female counterparts to the slightly more well-known "Teddy Boys." This Teddy Girl subculture seems to have mostly flown under the radar with only one article on the group being written during their own time, and very few pictures taken. Honestly, the subculture is probably only getting the attention it is now because Ken Russell, one of the few photographers who did take photos of these girls, died, and a post-humous exhibit entitled The Last of the Teddy Girls toured. Not much about them is known even today, but you can find out more here, and here.
Speaking of women in menswear, I was perusing back issues of my favorite online magazine, Matchbook Girl (So much easier to read with a Tablet! I'm delighting in going back into their archives now!), and I came across this article about a book entitled Tomboy Style. The author says in this article that she divided the book in categories based on different types of Tomboy Styles too. Would you get this book? And what style, if any, of a Tomboy are you?