You know how awesome it is when great things happen to great people? Meet the extraordinarily talented Lizzie Garrett Mettler, creator of the ultra-chic Tomboy Style blog and the smashing book of the same name, and—according this year’s September Vogue—inspiration for J. Crew’s fall collection. For reals. She is also one of my favorite people and mixer of mean cocktails, maker of perfect salads with shallots two ways and, of course, always the best accessorized girl in the room. I hope you enjoy this end-of-year peek into Lizzie’s closet and fridge… See you all in 2013!
What was the inspiration for Tomboy Style?
I felt like there wasn’t a blog out there that really spoke to my style, so I decided to start it myself. I remember realizing that there was a shift in the word “tomboy,” its meaning seemed to be in a transitional phase; growing up I thought of it as a pejorative word, now it’s come to mean something entirely different, especially when paired with the word chic or style.
Can you describe your design aesthetic?
Not well. I definitely like a mixture of periods. I hate this word, but I guess I’d have to say it’s “eclectic.”
Your girliest moment?
I can get REALLY into table settings.
What piece of clothing or accessory in your wardrobe is in heaviest rotation right now?
My new Mrs. P Hicks canoe boots.
What five things will we always find in your closet?
light weight scarves
I think I just counted that I have nine chambray shirts (yikes).
a photo of my husband
What five things will we always find in your refrigerator?
First song played at your wedding?
With a Girl Like You by The Troggs (wait, Heather, you don’t recall that from memory!?)
[EDITOR’S NOTE: After the fireworks, things got a little hazy…]
Hard to pick one. I’ve seen Casino Royale and The Graduate a lot of times.
Last book you read…
Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem (essays), a gift from Julia Leach the designer and creative director of Chance
Five things you always bring on vacation…
Foldable Ray-Ban wayfarers
an L.L.Bean tote with zip-top
The latest issue of The Gentlewoman magazine
Lavender essential oil—it calms, treats minor cuts or bites, helps induce sleep, and can act as a room fragrance. Plus, the bottles are always TSA-friendly.
Favorite piece of luggage?
Photo of Lizzie, top, by John Konkal.