TOMBOY TARTS: LIFESTYLE

RETRO CARS: IF YOU SAID CIAO TO THE FIAT 500 TURN AROUND NOW AND SAY HELLO

Retro car icon the Fiat 500 never really left modern civilisation. It just took a long nap at the Italian car manufacturer’s engineering and design archives to burst back into the scene in 2014. Tomboys, get in and take a classic tomboy ride with us in this cute car and see why it remains a memorable favourite today. The last time anyone remembers the Fiat 500, it was in the late 50s and 60s when Twiggy made aneroxic look hip and Italian beauty Sophia Loren was making brunette-ism the hottest thing on the planet. Things were…

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HERE’S HOW WE WENT PARAGLIDING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN POKHARA NEPAL

Going paragliding for the first time? No worries! Persis from Tomboy Tarts has got you covered with some of her first-hand experiences when she got her ass kicked recently on a paragliding adventure in Pokhara, Nepal. Ready? Buckle up people and let’s go! First things first! If you’re a wuss – scratch paragliding off your adventure to-do list in Nepal or anywhere paragliding is offered because it’s not for the faint hearted. However, if you’re a wuss who hates looking like a wuss in front of everybody else, like me, then add tandem paragliding back to the list. Like I…

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7 EXCITING ACTIVEWEAR TRENDS YOU CAN ROCK RIGHT NOW

 Since last year, activewear has hit the mainstream and its popularity is still going strong. It’s now absolutely ok to wear your yoga pants everywhere. And that’s awesome. Major fashion brands are breaking into the market which means more choices for us customers. Even Queen Beyonce has made her foray into the athleisure market. Between the comfy classics and statement prints, you will want to be ahead of the activewear trends in 2017. Harem Pants MC. Hammer called and he wanted his pants back. But sorry dude, we are never these taking these off – ever….

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ALPINE’S NEW SMARTWATCH IS A VINTAGE CLASSIC TOMBOY PIECE YOU NEED

We’ve known for sometime that the geeks out there are drooling over their smartwatches but if you’re a classic tomboy like us who’s turned their noses slightly up at them, know this. We now have a smart timepiece that is the perfect hybrid of a kickass vintage diving watch infused with high-tech capabilities. Introducing Alpine’s latest – The Seastrong Horological Smartwatch (for men). Check it out! Tri-brid, octo-brid, hybrid, or smart-brid, Alpina, the famous Swiss watch brand founded in 1883 has done what not a lot of Apples and Samsungs have done. They’ve come up with the perfect…

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TOMBOY STYLE: ON CLOTHING AND CONFIDENCE “YOU” STYLE

It’s February and Mary Houlihan, our Tailored Tomboy style advisor is back with a brand new perspective on fashion and tomboy style. That it’s not just about what’s trending – it’s about how the clothing you wear inspires coolness and confidence when you wear it “YOU” style. As much as I want to decorate this article with chocolate hearts and kisses in celebration of Valentine’s Day, I feel more compelled to write about how clothing can aid in feeling confident. This time of year we are usually beginning our new year’s resolutions, working out all…

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5 ANTI-VALENTINE’S DAY THINGS TO DO FOR A POWER-PACKED LOVE LIFE

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If you’re one of those tomboy women who, like us, don’t fall into the usual cliche of wanting sappy poetry and red roses on the world’s most romantic day, then here’s 5 anti-Valentine’s Day things you can do for your beloved (or for yourself) to boost your already power-packed love life. O god! That dreaded day is back again. You know the one. It has a cherubic angel called Cupid in it, tacky boxes of chocolate, Bridget Jones Diary and a whole load of flowers in it. Uh-huh, we could only be talking about Valentine’s Day. That…

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TOMBOYS! GO ROGUE IN THIS ALL-BLACK CUSTOM LAND ROVER DEFENDER

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Get on the dark side with this all-black custom Land Rover Defender that will you make you feel all badass and stuff, in a 4 x 4 way of course. Tomboys! The guys at East Coast Defender did an incredible job with Project Venice, an all-black-everything restored now-defunct Land Rover Defender. Wanna feel all-Black Panther like? A ninja jumping rooftops in the shadows? Then this is the ride for you. Additions include an added convertible soft top, Chevy LS3 engine, automatic transmission, racing seats, 16″ wheels, touch-screen navigation, and a completely decked out Alpine sound system….

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WHY THE TRUMP ERA SIGNALS THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR ELITIST LEADERSHIP

Middle America came out in droves November 8th 2016 to cast their vote and get their frustrated, unemployed, patriotic voices heard and the results were clear. It called out for hyperbole of a Republican candidate, Donald Trump to lead the country out of its sluggish white, Anglo-Saxon doldrums. Trump’s call to arms to ‘Make America Great Again’ may have drummed up a lot of enthusiasm amongst his supporters who feel that their country has sold them out but is his brand of regressional politics the beginning of the end for old-school leadership?   When I was a 23-something year old Malaysian…

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9 BADASS WOMEN WHO ROCKED THEIR SUIT ON THE RED CARPET

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“Who are you wearing?” is always the standard question on every Hollywood’s red carpet. At this year’s Golden Globes Award, one actress made quite a statement with her choice of outfit. Evan Rachel Woods swapped the dress for a stylish suit to the Golden Globes. Her message behind her attire was aimed at not just empowering women on the red carpet. She wants to show young girls everywhere that dresses are not a requirement and they don’t have to wear them if they don’t want to. Much like her Westworld character, Evan Rachel Wood deviated from…

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TOMBOY LIFE SKILLS: 7 VALUABLE SKILLS YOU NEED TO STAY ON TOP OF YOUR GAME

When it comes to Life, tomboys, we’re sorry because it didn’t come with a manual. Most of this journey is an experience and everything we know are lessons we’ve picked up along the way. It’s stuff no one will teach you, so we’ve rummaged through our own lockers at the school of hard knocks to bring you 7 valuable life skills you can use to stay on top of your game. Imagine this. You’re sipping a Corona on a white, pristine beach and seconds later a meteorite punctures the peaceful blue sky you were enjoying a few…

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HEAT UP THE HOLIDAYS WITH THIS PARTY DRESS GUIDE FOR TOMBOYS

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We want you to heat up the holidays this season, so ShopBack and Tomboy Tarts gives you some trendy party dress tips to up your tomboy style swag factor big time to ring in the new year. Wow! Is it already the end of the year? Did Father Time pull a fast one on us again. Seems like it coz the holiday season is back and whether it’s the boon or bane of your life, the party season is in full swing here again and we want you to look your tomboy best when the ball drops…

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TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR TOMBOY STYLED WINTER WARDROBE STRATEGY NOW

Tomboys no longer need to look like a marshmallow this winter as Tailored Tomboy’s Mary Houlihan offers quick strategies to spruce your winter wardrobe up. Read on… During the coldest months of the year, we tomboys can feel like a little like Randy from A Christmas Story. Now, if you aren’t familiar with the movie check out the visual below and you’ll know what I’m talking about: For us tomboys, the issue isn’t only trying not to look like a marshmallow, it’s also wanting to look stylish while feeling warm and comfortable. Every year I get really…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY LOOKS OF THE WEEK #31

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Is it December already? Holy nutflakes! Where did the year go? It’s almost a year since we started this series (yay us!) and here’s edition #31 with Kiera Knightley, model Hannah Shakespeare and tomboy style brand Tradlands all making appearances. Let’s go-go-go! We can’t believe it’s December already! It feels like the year skateboarded past us and left some whiplash we didn’t really recover from and so this is edition #31 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and we’re stalking everyone on Instagram and beyond to bring you this week’s look. In…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #30

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Some like it hot. Others cold. No matter which part of the world you’re swagging your tomboy style at, this week, we bring you some varied looks, no matter what the weather. Get inspired by edition #31 of our Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week series. Here we go! Welcome tomboy tribers! It’s edition #30 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and boy is it hot out here in the tropics! We just took a trip to Bali and it’s scorching hot. Just nice for the beach bums, but with our friends around…

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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING CAN BE EASY WITH GENIUS IDEAS FROM KITSCH KANDY

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Stuck for tomboy gifts ideas? We reach out to our friends over at Kitsch Kandy who’ve also got some pretty epic pressies that will make your loved ones glad to have you! Once you hear them in November, there is no going back. It started out innocently enough with Christmas songs playing in the shops. Before you know it, the decor is rolled out by elves overnight and you became inundated with those dreadful songs whenever you step into a mall or mall until they gradually take over your sanity. Yes, there’s no getting away…

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COULD YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY? LONDON ROCKIN’ ROLLERS WANT YOU TO TRY OUT

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Meet the awesome UK-based women’s roller derby league London Rockin’ Rollers, who wants to introduce you to the most badass sport in the world. To put it simply, roller derby is a fast-paced full-contact sport in which two teams of five skaters compete to score points by overtaking each other on a flat track. Inevitably there are falls, bruises, and the occasional broken bone. Yet roller derby keeps getting more popular and is becoming one of the fastest growing sport in the world. And it’s not hard to see why. Roller derby is unique in that…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #29

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Fall and winter in the Northern Hemisphere is here and before you freeze your butt off, we’ve got your Inspiring Tomboy Styles of the Week to get you all nice, snug and warm for the bitter cold outside. Whaddup tomboy tribers! It’s edition #29 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and stalked Instagram and beyond to bring you some nice and warm outfit of the day ideas for all you stylish tomboy minxes! Meow! In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate…

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BLAZERS: THE FASHION MIRACLE WORKERS HIDING IN YOUR TOMBOY CLOSET

Now if you’re going tomboy and if you find a blazer in your tomboy closet, hold on to it for dear life because it’s a staple in any tomboy styled look. Mary Houlihan, founder of Tailored Tomboy tells you why… Blazers dress up any outfit and make you feel like a boss. They also make you feel put together and give the illusion of good posture. A healthy blazer collection should consist of black and navy solids, subtle windowpanes, plaids, and pinstripes. I used to work exclusively with men as a stylist at Trunk Club….

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #28

It’s edition #28 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week series and this week, we give you classic tomboy looks along with some bold-print combos to rock your tomboy style world! Let’s do this! Welcome tomboy tribers! It’s edition #28 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and we’re still scouring the Internet-y space for great tomboy style fashion. We took a 2-week break and now we’re back with more styles to rock your tomboy boat. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we…

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TAILORED TOMBOY KICKS UP THE DUST IN TRUE TOMBOY STYLE FASHION

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Mary Houlihan is the stylish, brogue-wearing founder of Tailored Tomboy, a new online service catering to tomboys who need serious advise on tomboy styling. The passionate stylist is hoping that her affordable services will help tomboys in America and beyond find their unique individual styles easily, and simply. We spoke to this effervescent-spirited entrepreneur about Tailored Tomboy and the vision behind her company. Style-wise, being a tomboy can be frustrating as we borrow pieces willy nilly from the men’s and women’s lines and try to make these hybrid looks work. Now, you can puking your guts or pounding…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #27

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What inspiring tomboy style looks caught our eyes on Instagram this week? Well, check them out below in edition #27 of our Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week. Welcome tomboy tribers! It’s edition #27 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and we have got some cool tomboy personalities this week strutting their tomboy styled outfits loudly and proudly. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy style looks. So check out…

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ROADTRIPS NEVER FELT THIS GOOD IN RIVAY’S NEW VINTAGE BMW SHORT FILM

If road trips are your thing, tomboys, this new short film from NYC menswear brand, Rivay, has never made them look this good featuring friend of the brand, Matt Leonard, driving his badass 1972 BMW 3.0 CS on some pretty country roads. As tomboys obsessed with adventures on the road, we took the trip and here’s our thoughts on the film. Getting on the road is a tomboy thing. It’s part of our tomboy lifestyle. Whether it’s in a car or a bike, it’s built into our wandering, independent spirit. I should know. I get…

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CHECK OUT THESE AMAZING CLASSIC TOMBOY STYLES FROM STUDIO TOMBOY

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Former TOMBOY Korea, now rebranded as Studio Tomboy launches its amazing new tomboy style collections that are designed to bring classic tomboy style to its bare fuss-free and minimalistic basics. TOMBOY the first women’s casual brand in Korea has been a brand we’ve been following for a long time. Actually, more like stalking. The brand has now been taken over by SI Village, owned by Shinsegae International Co., and has recently launched a new retail space for gldbal startup, known as Studio Tomboy. However, don’t fret or dig into your 2-gallon Häagen-Dazs pina-colada flavoured ice-cream tub just yet. Nothing…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #26

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Heya tomboys! Edition #26 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week is here, fresh from the worlds of Instagram and beyond. Enjoy! Welcome tomboy tribers! It’s edition #26 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and we’re still scouring the Internet-y space for great tomboy style fashion. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy style looks. So check out the cool tomboy styles of this week’s amazing personalities…

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CONVERSE LAUNCHES ESSENTIALS SERIES WITH KICK ASS FRAGMENT COLLECTION

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Tomboy style goodness is bumped up a few notches with Converse’s New Essentials Series for women as well as their collab with Japanese designer Hiroshi Fujiwara for the limited edition Fragment Collection. Theres no dearth of established sports and outdoor clothing brands in the US always looking towards Asia and Japan specifically to create cool, limited edition lines that can be worn by tomboys like us looking to spruce up our cool street cred. You can now push that needle up this fall/holiday season with Converse. The well-loved brand by all classic tomboy women all over the…

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UNDER ARMOUR GOES UPSCALE WITH TIM COPPENS’ UAS COLLECTION

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 Think Under Armour and the first words that come to your mind are “sporty”, “fitness” and “#healthgoals”. You would visualize Stephen Curry dunking his basketball in neon highlighter sneakers or an army of Misty Copeland pirouetting in vibrantly patterned fitness apparel. Sophisticated sportswear? That will be a stretch, even by Lycra standards. But the new Under Armour Sportswear line is set to change all that. It is the company’s $15 billion answer to their lack of fashion credibility—and to Steph Curry’s haters. The collection debuted recently at the New York Fashion Week and to say it was a…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #25

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Massive love tomboys for sticking with us on Edition #25 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week. This week, we get our hands dirty scouting the streets for some awesome tomboy styled outfits of the day. Ready? Well, let’s go troopers! What’s up tomboys? Did you have a great week being the fantastic tomboys that you are? Well, if so, then wind down your week with edition #25 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week where we’ve stalked some of the best of the best in tomboy style and tomboy fashion. In…

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ATHLETIC WEAR FOR WHEN YOU MOST LIKELY TO NOT GIVE A F***

Rihanna’s latest PUMA campaign features Cara Delevingne, who has lent her modelling chops – and famous brows – to the brand. The 24-year old superstar Cara Delevingne is the face of Puma’s new “Do You” initiative, which aims to inspire confidence, encourage authenticity and celebrate individuality in women. Known for her spot-on tomboy style and unapologetic DGAF attitude, it’s a no-brainer why Puma hired Delevingne to join its star-studded roster. After all, this is the person who brought the tracksuit back, alongside her Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie. Plus, she is best friends with the creative director Rihanna, who recently debuted Fenty Puma…

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CHECK OUT ASICS WICKED NEW GEL RESPECTOR MOONBEAM SHOES

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Check out Asics wicked new Gel Respector Moonbeam Shoes that have finally been released to the public just this mid-September. This classic icon is perfect for all us tomboys looking for a neutral-toned shoe with a solid build, yet has enough presence to create great swag for any tomboy-style out there. There’s a new sexy shoe in town tomboys! Bring out the sneaker paparazzi because the wicked new Asics Gel Respector Moonbeam Shoes is one swanky shoe to add to your tomboy collection. This shoe makes you feel you can fly with its gel cushioning and heel…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #24

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It’s edition #24 of our Inspiring Tomboy Stye Looks of the Week where we turn up the heat on awesome tomboy outfits of the day. Check them out below and don’t forget, wearing is caring y’all. Hey boos! It’s edition #24 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and let’s cut to the chase and bring this on. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy style looks. So check out the cool tomboy styles of…

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WHY TREKKING THE RUGGED TRAILS OF NEPAL IS AN EYE-OPENING DISCOVERY

The rugged trails of Nepal is probably the most popular reason for travellers to explore this majestic and awe-inspiring country where legends and dreams are made. Despite its recent earthquake, Nepalese remain hopeful that tourism will bring adventurers and visitors back to a place where eye-opening and life-changing journeys begin. Nirajan Chaulagain, Operations Director and Co-owner of one of Nepal’s top adventure trekking and tour companies, Rugged Trails Nepal sits with us to give female adventurers some insights and advise to make your next trek just that. Making the best use of a lousy situation isn’t something a lot of…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #23

Hey tomboys! It’s edition #23 of our Inspiring Tomboy Stye Looks of the Week where we turn up the heat on awesome tomboy outfits of the day. Check them out below and don’t forget, wearing is caring y’all. Hey boos! It’s edition #23 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and let’s cut to the chase and bring this on. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy style looks. So check out the cool tomboy…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #22

It’s edition #22 of our Inspiring Tomboy Stye Looks of the Week where we feature more cool tomboy fashion styles that’s raising our heart rates. Check them out below and don’t forget, wearing is caring y’all. We just started the week and like a quantum time machine, we find ourselves past another week. Just where does the time go guys? Anywhoo, it’s edition #22 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and on this edition we’ve got more tomboy styles for you to show off to your friends, family, school and workmates. In case you didn’t…

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HELL YEAH! ALL HAIL THE KARMA REVERO THAT’S BACK FROM THE DEAD

Hell yeah! The Karma Revero is back from the dead. If you’re looking for a sexy tomboy ride for 2017 that goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, the wait is over. Flash some serious cash to get this baby purring back to your garage. It’s worth it, trust us. Tomboys and machines. It’s a natural, organic relationship guys. It’s like pecan to pie or peanut butter to jelly. Our love for adventures in unexplored territories isn’t just something we limit to foot – no frigging way – we use any means available and that includes…

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GET YOUR TOMBOY STYLE ON WITH COLUMBIA’S FUNKY FRESH COLLECTION

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Tomboys, whether you’re heading out to the hills or simply warming yourself up when temperatures drop, Columbia has been a trusted brand in outdoor wear. The brand has also been consistently creating a special Japan Collection just for their loyal fans in the country which is now available in the US and globally. Ramp up your tomboy style with this highly popular collection that’s been selling like hot Japanese cakes. America has traditionally been the place where outdoor gear and outdoor wear has been popular with a lot of us tomboys incorporating their flannel shirts,…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #21

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Flip the pages for edition #21 of our Inspiring Tomboy Stye Looks of the Week where we feature more cool tomboy fashion styles to begin the Fall season. Of course, don’t forget, wearing is caring y’all. Ola tomboy tribers! Summer’s officially over and for most of you it’s back to school or college but that doesn’t mean that we need to forget to get our tomboy style on. It’s edition #21 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and on this edition we got more tomboy-styles that have caught our eyes, ears, taste, hair, toes and feet…

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PLEASE CALL YOUR DAUGHTER A TOMBOY BECAUSE SHE IS AMAZING

The ‘tomboy’ label and its accompanying lifestyle have been receiving a lot of flak lately for being a disempowering term for young girls and even women. We take a different view and tell you why labels are just that – labels you can stick on a discount corn pack! How you use them to define yourself and why is really a personal choice because they will exist as long as the human race does. Thats it! I am done with the ‘buggery-bugginess’ of politically correct America and its labels and associations. It absolutely riles me up no end…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #20

Hold the lighter for edition #20 of our Inspiring Tomboy Stye Looks of the Week where we bump into celebs Ellen Page and HBO’s Girls’ Lena Dunham at Tomboy Style Alley. Remember, wearing is caring. Welcome tomboy tribers! It’s edition #20 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and on this edition we got more tomboy-styles that have caught our eyes, ears, taste, hair, toes and feet – maybe more. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are…

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MANAGE YOUR TIME WITH THE COLOREVOLUTION WATCH

Want to add a splash of colour to your day tomboys? Well, now you can with Winter Design Group’s new COLOREVOLUTION watch where time is interpreted as colour blocks. It feels like pre-school all over again but with great classic tomboy style. Read on to find out more. As kids who grew up in the pre-iPad dark ages, fun was getting the colouring pencils and crayons out and spending countless hours concentrated on colouring books and drawings. Life was all about rainbows, stars and happy sunshine drawings filled with huge splashes of colour but somehow those…

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SHOPPING FOR PLUS-SIZED ATHLEISURE WEAR IS NO FUN

Be it in the line for morning coffee, over a business lunch, or even for drinks, activewear is becoming the norm for women of all ages. As someone who basically lives in comfy clothing, I should be a big fan of the athleisure trend. But my problem is I can’t find the right fit. Ever since I discovered the joy of online shopping, I have given the shopping malls a wide berth. Why do I want to pay marked-up prices in stores when I can get my stuff much cheaper online and more importantly, in my…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #19

Major thanks for all the love and support shown to us for this weekly tomboy style series as we bump out edition #19 here. This week, we take a stab at hip-hop styles and even threw in a skirted look for good measure. Remember, wearing is caring. Enjoy this week’s styles. Welcome tomboy tribers! It’s edition #19 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and we’re still scouring the Internet-y space for great tomboy style fashion. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #18

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Ola! It’s edition #18 of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. Just who are the personalities rocking our tomboy-stylin’ world? Here they are in all their glory. Remember, wearing is caring. Enjoy! This is edition #18 of the Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week. 18 candles burning here for the tomboy-stylin’ personalities we’re featuring this week, from classic tomboy to cowgirl fusion. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy style looks. Here’s where we help you…

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5 BADASS WOMEN WE LOVE FROM RIO OLYMPICS

Only 1 out of 660 000 qualifies for the Rio Olympics and these athletes are simply the best in the world. You have to be pretty badass to reach this pinnacle of sports achievement. Here are the 5 women we love from the Rio Olympics and whose badassery is off the charts.  1. GYMNAST SIMONE BILES Simone Biles tumbles, flips and leaps to Rio Olympics Glory as the rest of us mere mortals could only watch in awe. Her signature floor routine was the stuff legends were made of, where people will sing songs about…

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15 TIMES MADONNA DID TOMBOY STYLE JUST RIGHT

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Mads, Maddy or Dita – call her what you will but the reigning Queen of the pop music world has always had a tomboy streak in her that she has combined amazingly with her confident and sexy personality. We take a visual journey through all the times Madonna did tomboy style right. In the world of modern pop music, Madonna reigns supreme. Her dominance of the charts for over three decades is testament to that fact. As a warrior of love, she has time and time again, told critics to STFU, winning them over eventually with her amazing…

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GAY MARRIAGE EQUALITY: WHY IT’S A TOTAL FAIL

Who does gay marriage equality really serve? Are we abandoning our politics and turning our backs on each other in our quest for marriage equality and heteronormative family values? Natasha O’Ryan from Effort-Lez shares her thoughts. Yesterday, while trying to blackout during a treadmill run, I decided to throw on a web series and get with the times. While trying to lose myself in a handful of 3-minute plots, I came across the term “Homo-normative” and subsequently hurled myself down a rabbit hole of queer theory. Hey, that’s how I roll. The 411: Homo-normativity is a set…

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CLARE LARSEN IS MODELLING’S NEW IT TOMBOY

Noted for her androgynous look and athletic physique, competitive swimmer and newcomer Clare Larsen has become the modelling world’s new favourite tomboy. Clare Larsen’s offbeat style caught the eye of the scout at a West Hollywood brunch spot and ever since, the new Ford model has been working on the West Coast. However, her career went into overdrive  after appearance in Italian Vogue and a stint on Jeremy Scott’s Moschino Resort catwalk. In a recent interview with The Vogue, Larsen opens up about how she feels about being the new poster tomboy in the modelling world. “I…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #17

Hey tomboy troopers! It’s edition #17 of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. With our high-resolution social media magnifying glass, we bring you the best looks being rocked by our tomboys. Remember, just coz you’re old(er) doesn’t mean you can’t kick ass. Welcome to edition #17 of the Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week. We made it to 17, hell yeah and the fun is only beginning guys. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #16 – SENIORS EDITION

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Hey tomboy troopers! It’s edition #16 of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. This time, we stalked Instagram to bring you the best looks being rocked by our tomboy ladies 50 and above. Check out our seniors edition below and remember, just coz you’re old(er) doesn’t mean you can’t kick ass. Andy Warhol once said that “Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they’ll just have to learn how to be babies longer.” We tomboys are kind of like that. No matter what our physical age, our spirits remain young. In this ‘sweet #16’…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #15

Hey tomboy troopers! It’s edition #15 of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. Have you been waiting long? Aw, no problem people. Let’s get on down to biznez and o, do remember, wearing is caring. Hi troopers! Thanks for sticking around with us each week as we bring you weekly tomboy style inspirations from penthouses and streets, gardens and ghettos, neighbourhoods and kitchens. Tomboy is going universal baby and that’s why we keep seeing the creative bar being lifted each year on tomboy fashion. The styles are endless! In case you didn’t know what this…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #14

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It’s edition #14 of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. It’s another bag of new tomboy style treats and outfits of the day for you to chew on and o, do remember, wearing is caring. Hi kids! We’ve reached edition #14 of our weekly series on inspiring tomboy style looks of the week and just who are the lucky personalities to be featured? Well, scroll down below to find out. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring…

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INSTAGRAM AND HOW SOCIAL MEDIA IS RUINING OUR SELF-ESTEEM

Instagram and other social media sites are having a negative impact on women. How is our obsession with our virtual reality selves affecting our self-esteems? Effort Lez’s Natasha O’Ryan breaks it all down, calling us all out on our new insane social media addictions… We live in an exciting time of female empowerment marked by tomboy culture, made possible by feminism. Media channels are chalked full of messages encouraging young women to “be themselves”, “rebel against patriarchal objectification” and just be outright “badass”. Fuck yeah! However this ‘be yourself tomboy culture’ is being hard challenged by…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #13

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Yo, yo, yo! It’s edition #13 of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. It’s been quite the Monday to Friday hasn’t it but no worries, here’s more inspiring tomboy style looks for you to chew on. So go on, get inspired and remember, wearing is caring. It’s edition #13 of this fun series made by social media stalkers by social media stalkers for other social media stalkers. Kidding! But just so you know, we dug our fingers deep into the rabbit holes of Instagram to bring you the latest of our six awesome tomboy-styled personalities….

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FIELD NOTES: THE COOLEST NOTEBOOKS ON THE PLANET FOR CLASSIC TOMBOYS

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There’s no doubt about it. We’re flipping out on Field Notes™ which we think is the coolest vintage notebooks on the planet for classic tomboys like us. This Chicago brand is literally re-writing the note book on reviving the glory days of note-taking and adapting it for the modern world. In this interview, Bryan Bedell, a designer and photographer for Field Notes, reveals their ‘origins story’.   For any classic tomboy worth their pants and suspenders, FIELD NOTES™ is the coolest vintage notebooks on the planet for us. It hearkens back to the Amelia Earhart and Katherine ‘African Queen’ Hepburn…

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ILLNESS & INJURY ISN’T STOPPING JILLION POTTER FROM THE SUMMER OLYMPICS

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Jillion Potter’s story is so plainly inspiring, it almost seems invented by a team of greeting-card writers. The captain of the USA Rugby Sevens team has overcome a broken neck and a bout with a rare cancer on the road to this summer’s Olympics in Rio, which start on August 5. Jessica Grose, from the Lenny Letter interviews Jillion about getting back on her feet. When she tells her own story, though, Jillion doesn’t speak in cheesy platitudes. She is matter-of-fact and warm while describing her dramatic injury, which happened when she was knocked down…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #12

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Wassup homies? It’s edition #12 of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. Just where do the Mondays to Fridays go, eh? But thank god it’s the weekend and that means, we’ve got our lens firmly ensconced on six very hot tomboy personalities. So go on, get inspired and remember, wearing is caring. It’s edition #12 of this fun series made by social media stalkers by social media stalkers for other social media stalkers. Kidding! But just so you know, we dug our fingers deep into the rabbit holes of Instagram to bring you the latest of our…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #11

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Tomboy style is always such a refreshing thing to don in one’s wardrobe, so here’s series #11 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. Remember, wearing is caring so check out our selections below. Welcome tomboy tribers! It’s edition #11 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and we’re still scouring the Internet-y space for great tomboy style fashion. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy style looks. So check out the…

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NEW SERENA WILLIAMS DOCUMENTARY SERVES UP PORTRAIT OF GREATNESS

Remember when Serena Williams lost in the US Open Semifinals and missed the opportunity to equal Steffi Graf’s record? It was one of the biggest upsets in tennis history and her shocking loss is chronicled in a new Epix documentary, Serena. 2015 was the year of the Serena. We followed her journey over the course of the year in her quest to complete the Calendar slam at the age of 33. From the moment she won the Australia Open, it seemed almost a foregone conclusion that she would win her No.22 slam to tie with…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #10

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It’s series #10 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. What?! We’ve done 10 of these posts?! Wow, we should be incarcerated for stalking Instagram in our bid to bring you some cool tomboy looks that are currently rocking the Internet this week. Can we use our “wearing is caring” tagline to get us out of jail free? Well, you guys decide with our picks below. Short of being thrown into a cell next to Daredevil’s Wilson Fisk, we confess – We have been stalking Instagram for women with amazing tomboy styles for 10 weeks now. We would stalk…

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ANUM BASHIR OF DESERT MANNEQUIN REIMAGINES TOMBOY STYLE FOR THE MIDDLE EAST

Qatar-based creative consultant Anum Bashir is reinventing fashion for the modern Muslim women. By trading the abaya for tomboy chic, the fashionista is trailblazing her way in women’s style for the Middle East. In a recent interview with the Vogue, Anum Bashir who also goes by the online moniker, “Desert Mannequin” decoded her look, which she defines as a “minimal statement”, infused with tomboy chic. Bashir started her career in art five years ago after moving from New York to Doha and she credited artists like Mona Hatoum and Shirin Neshat for influencing her distinctive style. Currently,…

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TRIUMPH SCRAMBLER: HELL ON WHEELS BY DEATH COLLECTIVE & BRITISH CUSTOMS

Hot dang tomboy bikers! The badass builders of British Customs have done it again with motorcycle lifestyle brand, The Death Collective with their wicked collab, Pamela, their ‘deadly’ take on British motorbiking classic, the Triumph Scrambler. Check this hot mama out below and the story behind it. The Triumph Scrambler is a British motorcycle made by Triumph Motorcycles but it certainly doesn’t sip tea like a puny granny with scones and sandwiches on the side. Are you effing kidding us?! This build will eat you up whole and spit you out on the other side. For real! Lauded as…

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GETSOCKED: SOCKS SO COMFORTABLE YOUR FEET WILL DANCE FOR JOY

Put your best foot forward tomboys! We’ve just entered the happy feet zone with GetSocked from Australia – a company started by the energetic and enthused Robert Adelman, who wants to bring a little joy into this world by delivering colourful socks into your letterbox! Sock on – er, we mean – read on! As the title says, GetSocked are socks so comfortable, your feet will literally dance for joy and we kid you not. The day Raven and myself got our eye-popping socks, it was a must-try. I’m even writing this post with my GetSocked…

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ALICIA KEYS STOPPED WEARING MAKEUP AND WE LOVE IT

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Alicia Keys has won over our hearts with her amazing voice and incredible talent. Now she is leading a movement to bring back natural beauty. The fearless singer no longer wants to cover up for the world anymore and is now firmly Team #NoMakeup. Celebrities, they are just like us.  They eat doughnuts! They buy coffee from Starbucks! They stay in Airbnb! They shop at Walmart! And now they are now sharing their makeup-free selfies on social media. The difference between them and us is that we do not wake up in the morning looking…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #9

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It’s series #9 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. We scour Instagram and beyond to bring you some cool tomboy looks that are currently rocking the Internet. Remember, wearing is caring. Kill the lace and taffetas! Here are the funky, wunky, dunky tomboy women! If you’re facing a fashion emergency crisis of girly proportions, we’re putting an APB out to rein in the best tomboy styles of the week. That’s right homies, it’s week #9 of our inspiring tomboy styles of the week. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started…

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TOPO DESIGNS LAUNCH THEIR FIRST-EVER SUPER COOL WOMEN’S LINE

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Topo Designs have finally premiered their first-ever, super cool women’s collection to the world after years of getting a growing number of requests to start one. The rugged, classic tomboy-influenced collection is now out and we check out some of our favourites from this exciting new line. If you’re an outdoors kind of tomboy, who is frustrated that there are not enough outdoor apparel choices out there for you, well, the wait is over. Colorado-based Topo Designs, a well-known outdoor menswear brand has just recently launched their first ever collection of outdoor apparel for women. That’s right….

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10 GREAT REASONS TO DATE A TOMBOY AND SURVIVE THE EXPERIENCE

Did you just snag a date with a tomboy recently and have no clue what to do next? Well, for one thing, dating a tomboy feels very different from dating a regular chick. For those lucky enough to be going out with this very special lady, we give you 10 great reasons to do so and survive the experience. When you date a tomboy, it can go both ways. It could feel like you’re wearing an old familiar pair of ripped jeans or doing prize-winning equestrian gymnastics on your Arabian thoroughbred. I’ll take the former to spare that…

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NEW TO LONGBOARDING? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Want to get into longboarding but not sure how to begin? We speak to Lennat Mak, ambassador and co-founder of Longboard Girls Crew Singapore about how to buy your first longboard, what are the tricks you can learn and skating tips to get you started. So you have seen the skaters cruising down the streets and want to know what it is like to ride a longboard with the wind in your hair and the world at your feet. You even vicariously devour the amazing longboarding videos online and probably dream of  carving a mountain…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #8

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It’s series #8 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. We scour Instagram and beyond to bring you some cool tomboy looks that are currently rocking the Internet. Remember, wearing is caring. What’s up homies? It’s Week #8 of our inspiring tomboy styles of the week. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy looks. So check out the cool tomboy styles of this week’s amazing personalities. Ready? @COLLAGEVINTAGE Hello! Is that Adele? No wait – it’s @collagevintage showing off…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #7

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It’s series #7 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. So which styles are currently rocking Instagram and beyond? Well, here they are and oh, remember, wearing is caring. Yo, yo, yo! Are you guys ready for Week #7 of our inspiring tomboy styles of the week? In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy looks. So check out the cool tomboy styles of this week’s amazing tomboy personalities. @CALLS1211 Check out the new-wave punk stylings…

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5 JEANS YOUR TOMBOY WARDROBE NEEDS TO KICK BUTT

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Jeans is a quintessential item for any tomboy, which is why we give you our 5 most important jean types your tomboy wardrobe needs to kick major butt, literally. Most of us wore pants as a young girl and we never really grew out of it – ok some of us did when we got more T&A than we bargained for in our 30s and 40s, but it doesn’t matter because the most important part of any tomboy style that we’re trying to pull off requires a pair of pants. Here we give you 5 denim jeans…

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TEEN FIGHTER ANGELA LEE IS THE YOUNGEST EVER MMA WORLD CHAMPION

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Meet your newly crowned MMA World Champion Angela Lee and she’s only 19 years old. The unstoppable teenager recently defeated Mei Yamaguchi to become the inaugural ONE Championship Atomweight Champion. Up to a few years ago, nobody would ever have thought it is possible to have two women headlining a Mixed Martial Arts fight event in Asia. Yet the “Unstoppable” Angela Lee turned out to be the biggest star at ONE: Ascent To Power in Singapore, where she made history by becoming ONE Championship’s first female world champion. In doing so, she is now the youngest ever to win…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #6 – BIKER’S EDITION

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Vroom! Vroom! It’s series #6 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week – biker’s edition. So which styles are currently rocking the biker world from Instagram and beyond? Well, get your safety helmets on as we take the highway to hell and oh, remember, wearing is caring. Play nice now ladies! Yo, yo, yo! Are you guys ready for Week #6 of our inspiring tomboy styles of the week? Well, prepare to burn because this time, we tailedgated all our favourite biker chicks from Instagram for the biker’s edition. In case you didn’t know what this series is…

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VINTAGE WOODEN CRATES ARE VERSATILE & ADD WARMTH TO YOUR HOME, INDOORS OR OUTDOORS

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Looking for great DIY storage ideas for your home? Then look into vintage wooden crates which also make great decorative pieces for your tomboy living area, especially if you want your castle exuding a rugged, earthy and eco-friendly vibe. Wooden crates go a long way in terms of their adaptability and what they can be used for around your living space. We spoke to vintage crate maker, Cumberland Crate Company to find out more. College dorms do ’em. Apartments for singles do ’em. Garages do ’em and these days, lots of retail stores do ’em too. That’s right. We’re talking about…

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ANNIE LEIBOVITZ’S NEW EXHIBIT CELEBRATES BADASS WOMEN

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Annie Leibovitz’s new exhibit, WOMEN: New Portraits, unveils women in their diverse and changing roles. We went down to the Singapore exhibit to check out the buzz. If you have ever been lucky enough to have a photo taken of you by Annie Leibovitz, what would the experience be like? Well, the recent WOMEN: New Portraits exhibition might give you a peek into that experience. The famed portrait photographer usually starts off by doing her homework. She would find out more about you and look at other photographs of you. If you haven’t been photographed very much, she would…

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JOSEPHINE SKRIVER MAKES TOMBOY STYLE LOOK SEXY

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The new Victoria’s Secret Angel Josephine Skriver trades in her sexy lingerie for comfortable tomboy chic on her off-duty days. The Danish model Josephine Skriver  has been a mainstay on the runways for the past few years, with shows like Alexander McQueen, Chanel, and Givenchy under her belt. The newly minted Victoria Secrets’ model has gained a following for her work as an LBGTQ activist and being open about what it is like to grow up with her gay parents. But what really caught our eye is her tomboy take on her off-duty outfits and…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #5

Hey tomboy tarts tribers! It’s series #5 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. So which styles rocked our fashion sense this week from Instagram and beyond? Well, you just have to put on your fedora hats and check them out below and remember, wearing is caring. Enjoy! Are you ready for Week 5 of our inspiring tomboy styles of the week? We’ve stalked…no wait, sourced the social world of Instagram and beyond for unique tomboy styles and looks for this weekly series of tomboy fashion inspirations. This is a series we started to celebrate and appreciate the women who are…

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FOOTBALL STAR MEGAN RAPINOE PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE TOMBOYS IN HER LIFE

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Megan Rapinoe recently hosted a funny and poignant roundtable discussion with her twin, Rachael, and fellow football players Carmelina Moscato and Lori Lindsey about growing up as “tomboys,” and their perspective on women in football. Is that the story of our childhood? Because it sounds eerily similar. Like Megan Rapinoe, we grew up playing with the boys and getting ourselves into all kinds of sports. We were scraping our knees and rocking skater bowl cuts, the height of 90s fashion. During the roundtable, Megan Rapinoe recalled a dark time that was the year 1996. K-Ci…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #4

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Hey tomboy tarts tribers! It’s series #4 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. These are styles which we found really cool and unique from Instagram and beyond. Check them out below and remember, wearing is caring. Enjoy! It’s our fourth week of sourcing Instagram and beyond for unique tomboy styles and looks for our weekly series of style inspirations. This is a series we started to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy looks. From tomboy chic and flannel shirts, to motorbike rebel and street edge, our weekly inspirations are easy…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #3

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Hey tomboy tarts tribers! Check out Series #3 of tomboy style personalities and their unique fresh looks which we found from Instagram and beyond this week. Check them out below and remember, wearing is caring. Enjoy! The regular ‘girly girl ‘women’s magazines are lacking the exposure we tomboys so deserve. I mean, we’re not quite all-pink, neither are we all-blue, so what does that make us? Well, we’re simply the yellows, blacks, oranges and everything else in between. Our gender fluidity allows us to have amazing, insightful perspectives about life as well as our personal fashion styles, so what better way to…

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RUBY ROSE ROCKS HER TOMBOY STYLE IN NEW DENIM & SUPPLY CAMPAIGN

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Ruby Rose trades in her orange prisoner jumpsuit for tomboy swagger in the new Denim & Supply campaign. The ‘Orange Is the New Black’s’ newest cast member, Ruby Rose, was the fifth most searched on Google in 2015 (coming in right after Donald Trump, for context), and the most googled actress of the year. Now she stars as the fresh new face of Denim & Supply’s latest Spring campaign and yes, we are completely glammed. The label is known for their all-American vintage-inspired design and individual style, with a mix of feminine and edgy pieces….

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK – #2

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Tomboy style can be cool, chic, androgynous or femme so here are some looks we spotted on Instagram and beyond. Get inspired by their personality and their unique styles. Remember wearing is caring. Enjoy! When it comes to tomboy style, it can be difficult to find regular women’s magazines who offer us the latest and timeless inspiring classic tomboy looks. So we’ve decided to take matters into our own hands, as we’re always known to do and scour the realms of Instagram every week to bring you some of our personal favourite classic tomboy styles of the week….

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FILSON: THE DUTCH HARBOR WATCH COLLECTION

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Get on deck with Filson’s new Dutch Harbor Watch, perfect for the classic tomboy like yourself to strap on and sail all of the seven seas. We give you a little sneak preview about what this warrior watch looks like and the philosophy behind it. Land Ahoy classic tomboy readers! Filson, the Seattle-based men’s outdoor brand that we, at Tomboy Tarts are totally in love with and have been stalking for awhile now, have surprised their loyal fans and customers with another button on its sailor’s cap with its new range of watches, the Dutch Harbor Watch. Inspired by…

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TESLA UNVEILS ITS FIRST AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC CAR

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Tesla builds high-performance electric cars which are as sought after as the latest Mazda convertible or Volkswagen Golf hatchback. Who would have thought that these once staid electric cars can be made fun and cool? Tesla’s first three models have taken the automobile industry by storm. Now the company is one step closer to world domination with its latest release. Meet the new Tesla ’s Model 3, its long-awaited electric car for the masses. The typical Tesla electric car is priced out of range for the average car buyer. Hence, the Model 3 aims to…

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TOMBOY STYLE: INSPIRING TOMBOY LOOKS OF THE WEEK – APR 4TH

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It’s been awhile since we journeyed into the Instagram universe to bring you inspiring styles from tomboys all over the world. Not to worry, we’ve revamped our former Tomboy Tarts of the Month feature to make it a weekly ‘thang’ as we bring you some tomboy styles that rocked our badass boat this week. Remember wearing is caring. Enjoy! When it comes to tomboy style, it can be difficult to find regular women’s magazines who offer us the latest and timeless inspiring classic tomboy looks. So we’ve decided to take matters into our own hands,…

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SEXISM IN TENNIS: WHY IS IT STILL A THING?

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Victoria Azarenka scored a major victory taking the Indian Well title over World No 1 Serena Williams. But her comeback story was overshadowed by the controversial remarks made by the tournament director, Raymond Moore. Imagine if you are the CEO of probably the 5th biggest event in the tennis world. Like the four other grand slams, your event features the best tennis players on this planet. The upcoming women’s final will feature a blockbuster clash between 21 Grand Slam Winner Serena Williams and former no.1 Victoria Azarenka. This is the moment. The whole world is…

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TOMBOY STYLE: ROCKING SIX OF THE BEST SPRING 2016 TRENDS

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In this edition of Tomboy Style, we present six of the best Tomboy Style Spring 2016 trends for your consideration. Ready? Let’s hop to it. First on our Tomboy Style Spring 2016 trends list: The boudoir was a recurring theme on the Spring/Summer 16 runways, with many top designers featuring lingerie and sleepwear-inspired pieces in their ready-to-wear collections. Girls with boyish sensibilities can rock the innerwear-as-outerwear trend too. Take your look from the bedroom to the boardroom by tucking in that silky camisole into a pair of sharply tailored pants and throwing on a blazer…

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TOMBOY TRAVEL: HOW TO PREPARE FOR A SAFARI ADVENTURE

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Any classic tomboy worth their outdoor soil would know that when you’re going on an adventure in the heart of African savannah or the Eastern tropics, wearing the right clothes is crucial. After all, it is important to blend in when in the wild with your beastly friends. Hang around as we give you important travel tips on how you can breeze your way through your next greatest safari adventure. Just recently we gave you some tips on how tomboys like us could go wild with the timeless safari-styled look no matter where you are. Well, Indiana…

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SAFARI STYLE: HOW TO WEAR THE WILD LOOK

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Safari style has been around a few dinosaur ages and then some, since tomboy-spirited chicks like Harriet Chalmers Adams and Katherine Hepburn channeled their inner safari on expeditions and in films. Today, this timeless, quintessential look remains a staple in a classic tomboy’s wardrobe, so together with the UK’s Safari Store, here’s some history about the style and some ideas to get you started. I don’t know about you readers out there but when a tomboy child grows up, part of the outdoor fun is role-playing fantasies like ‘Jungle’ – a popular fantasy role-playing game that kids here in the tropics of my era were…

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5 DEFINING LAND ROVER DEFENDER MOMENTS

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Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Yes, classic tomboys, it’s true. The Land Rover Defender has now officially gone the way of the dodo bird. Almost 70 years after the first model appeared in the aftermath of the second world war and Hitler’s badly-shaped moustache, the last Defender rolled off a production line in the West Midlands, Solihull plant just recently. Get your Kleenex out as we go under its hood to uncover 5 of the iconic vehicle’s defining moments… It was 6am and much too early a call time for this tomboy. I was directing a…

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THE HOTTEST 2016 CARS FOR TOMBOYS LIKE US

 2016 may have arrived rather quietly but some of us tomboys are already getting ready to rev our engines with a shiny, new ride. Whether you’re in the market for a new vehicle or not, we took the liberty to curate a heart-throbbing set of cars for you chicks to lay your hands on. That’s right babes, get in the backseat if you want to know more about some of the hottest 2016 cars that are blazing the roads today. Buckle up there ladies! It’s Persis – your car junkie here, who’s quite the ‘road trip’ when it comes…

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YOUR ESSENTIAL TOMBOY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: TOMBOY TOY

Growing up tomboys, we know how frustrating it was to receive Barbie dolls and tea sets when we would rather play with Hot Wheels and Super Mario on our Game Boy. Hence for the part four of our essential Tomboy Holiday gift guide, we present our list of our favourite toys that will make the perfect gifts for your mini tomboys. The Disney Princess phenomenon hit the toy stores at the turn of the millennium,  From princess dresses to four foot high pink castles, there is no stopping of the fairy tale fantasy as the…

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YOUR ESSENTIAL TOMBOY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: TOMBOY SHIRT

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The classic button-up shirt is a must-have in every tomboy’s wardrobe. If you know her size, this will be the perfect Christmas present. In part 3 of our essential holiday gift guide, we share where to get our favourite tomboy shirts. 1) BOYFRIEND POPLIN SHIRT Looking for easiest way to look great effortlessly? The versatile white shirt is the key. You can make it downtown cool by causally rolling up the sleeves. Or button up the cuffs and you’re ready for business. Our current top pick is this oversized Treasure & Bond Boyfriend Poplin Shirt that…

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A TOMBOY’S GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS GIFTS: 2016

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Dreading the year end Christmas shopping? Do you feel like that you are about to be unleashed into the shopping Arena to engage in a no holds barred battle with other tributes in this year ‘s edition of The Christmas Games? Don’t worry, Tomboy Tarts is coming to the rescue with our nifty list of Christmas gift ideas for the tomboys in our lives. (Editor’s Note: This article has been updated for Christmas 2015. Also check out our Essential Holiday Gift Guide Series – Tomboy Caps, Tomboy Books, Tomboy Shirts and Tomboy Toys. We also…

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STATE OF GRACE WITH MARIE GAFFORY

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It’s been a long time coming as long-boarding finally enjoys its overdue surge in popularity. Marie Gaffory bought her first longboard in Los Angeles and has been shredding since. A passion for this all-inclusive sport has led her to create her own boards and make them for others back in France. This year, she finally moved her State of Grace Workshop to the United States to live out her California dream. The act of longboarding is akin to a state of mind – feeling the wind in your hair, sun on your face and the…

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YOUR ESSENTIAL TOMBOY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: TOMBOY CAP

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With Christmas just around the corner, are you fretting over what to get for the tomboy in your life? Over the course of next few weeks, we will get you all sorted out with our spiffy shopping guide, starting with a tomboy essential: the baseball cap. I want to tell you about the coolest Christmas gifts I have ever received. But the reality is people are just confused about what to get for a tomboy like me who aren’t into the usual girly stuff.  Over the years, I have accumulated a lifetime supply worth of hand…

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TOMBOY QUIZ: ARE YOU TOMBOY OR GIRLY-GIRL?

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As most of our readers living in Asia would know, the haze has kept us indoors the last few months. Bereft of our usual active lifestyle of climbing mountains, running marathons and queuing for ice cream, we had no other choice but to more fully explore the depths of the Internet. Inevitably, we asked the Internet Goddess (known as Google to the uninitiated) to show us the best tomboy quiz in the world. The results left us outraged, angry and ROFL. We were accosted with questions such as “Do you wear makeup?” and “What is…

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17 MOTIVATIONAL TOMBOY QUOTES FROM INSPIRING TOMBOYS

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Every corner you look, you’ll find a tomboy who has not only made a difference but looked good doing it. On top of that, they have left us mere mortals with some interesting nuggets of wisdom to help light our paths. Here are some tomboy quotes that you might want to save for a rainy day. Quotes from Katharine Hepburn Katharine Hepburn was named the top actress in the American Film Institute’s 100 Years… 100 Stars list, and is well-known as much for her disdain of skirts as for the way she changed the perception…

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WHAT INSPIRES A TOMBOY?

For the third & final episode of our “Tomboy Tarts Presents” series, the team Persis & Raven let on what inspires the wacky duo to jump out of bed everyday to do what they do here at the site. We create Tomboy Tarts because we are inspired by badass women doing awesome stuff. We’re bringing back the real meaning of tomboy; something more than just women wearing men’s clothing. We’re talking about the woman who dared being something else other than what society expected her to be. The kind of woman that classic tomboy greats like Katherine…

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GROWING UP TOMBOY

For the second episode of our “Tomboy Tarts Presents” series, the team Persis & Raven share what is it like growing up as a tomboy and how their childhood shapes their personalities. Signs of a tomboy childhood: 1. Your grew up with scrapped knees, dirty heels and unexplainable bruises 2. You ain’t got time for Barbie… 3. Because you were too busy playing outdoors 4. You are the no.1 sports fan. 5. Your idea of fun is playing video games and watching “boy” cartoons. 6. Ribbons and ruffles are your enemies. You hate your dresses and have…

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WHAT IS YOUR TOMBOY STYLE?

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Boy-meets-girl clothing has long been a staple in our wardrobe. From Coco Chanel’s garconne look on the 1920s Paris streets to Janelle Monae ‘s chic re-interpretataion of  the classic tuxedo, we tomboys have been rocking our style throughout the decades. But it’s not about merely borrowing from the menswear. It’s a style built upon breaking rules and taking inspiration from all over the place – including the men’s aisle. It’s about redefining our own definition of what it means to dress like a woman, where lipstick can go hand-in-hand with our brogues at the drop of…

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BESPOKE FOR THE GENTLEWOMEN: JOSHUA KANE

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Every man needs a tailored suit and so does every woman. Buying a bespoke suit is the ultimate purchase anyone can make. Yet this privilege does not seem to extend to women with the dearth of choices around. Until we run into London’s neo dandy tailor, Joshua Kane, who believes that anyone – male, female, old or young can leave his shop looking and feeling fabulous in his exquisitely made suits. Like men, we women are just as particular about quality and getting the perfect fit for our suits, shirts and pants. We suit up to feel…

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