PIONEERS OF STYLE
A COLLECTION OF STYLISH INFLUENCERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
LA-based author and self-professed tomboy Lizzie Garrett Mettler stands for a generation of women who break rules instead of follow them. Her book, Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion, is a meticulously curated collection of women who embody “tomboy,” both from a fashion sense and for a carefree, rebellious outlook on life. Lizzie carries this message in her own style and throughout her blog, where she chronicles fashion, film, literature, and beyond. We love her strong point of view so we asked her to share her inspirations with us.
Who most aptly embodies authentic American style: Katharine Hepburn had great American style, not only because she always looked stylish, beautiful and her self, but also because she didn’t give a damn—she dressed like she wanted to and didn’t take orders from anyone.
Style motto: If you can’t hop a fence in it, I probably won’t be in it long.
Who’s inspiring you these days: A few days ago I met the founder and watchmaker behind a tiny artisan watch brand called Weiss. He makes all his watches on his dining room table—it was as clear an image of The American Dream as I’ve seen in a long time.
Style hero: There are so many, but I really love Jane Birkin. Her hair was always tossled, her outfits always so simple. The word “effortless” is so overused these days, but her style really is just that.
Best place to find style inspiration in LA: All of the designers doing their own thing have incredible style: Jesse Kamm, Beatrice Valenzuela, Agnes Baddoo, too many to mention!
On your style bucket list: A tuxedo.