Fall Fashion—Tomboy


Photo: Nick Chao 
T-shirt: Tomboy, $20 / Shorts: Vintage, $22 / Vintage Gemstone Belt: $40 / Vintage Suede Fringe Vest: $30 / Necklace: $40 / Earrings: $14

Tomboy closes out our first annual Santa Cruz Fashion Week, and there's no better way to end this week than with a spectacular cowgirl send-off.

The Looks: Vintage pieces with a military and Southern comfort-twist were used in these looks to create comfortable, wearable, slightly edgy, sexy styles that let you shine. The military look is back in full force for Fall 2012 (see below). And cowboy boots and a Western influence never go out of style.
The Store: Tomboy is a new store in Santa Cruz that opened in June. It's the vision of two friends, owners Debbie Graves and Summer Duppen, who brought their talents together to create a store that offers fashion from the '60s, '70s and '80s.


Photo: Nick Chao 
Top: Vintage Saks, $20 / Vest: Tia Loca, $32 / Skirt: Vintage, $16 / Cuff: Resurrection Leather, $20 / Ring: Bandit Brand, $15 / Necklace: $22 / Earrings: Margery Mia, $12 / Arm band: Gypsy Jan, $26 

If a shopper at your store should invest in one fall piece, what should it be?
A great pair of boots is always a good idea. Or, a statement piece like a favorite belt, a resurrected leather messenger bag or a vintage jacket. 

What were you looking for when you bought items for the fall? 
We were really going for a more androgynous collection. We're loving the layers that come with autumn. T-shirts, sweaters, shirts, jackets, scarves, hats, jeans. While we do carry dresses and pretty little things, the Tomboy theme does run deep.

Is your store influenced much by trends?
Not so much.

In three words, describe the style of the clothing in your store.
Vintage, American spirit. 

Photo: Nick Chao 
Shirt: Vintage, $28 / Shorts: Vintage, $22 / Earrings: $14  

Photo: Nick Chao / Model: Desiree Amariei 
Stylist: Missy Schnaps / Hair: Ginger Vaughn / Makeup: Jodi Laub, jodi.laub@gmail.com
Tomboy: Tomboysc.com, 1207 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, (831) 425-1405

Tomboy—The Movie

A behind-the-scenes video of our photo shoot at Tomboy, directed by Deva Blaisdell-Anderson. Watch it below or here.

Santa Cruz Fall Fashion Week Day 5 Tomboy from The Penny Rose on Vimeo.

Fall Fashion Giveaway: Win an item from Tomboy in the upcoming weeks on thepennyrose.com.