If I were a boy

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Cue pants, Zambessi business shirt, vintage suspenders, silk belt as a bow tie, Prada loafers

If I were a boy then I wish to live in XIX century or at least beginning of XX. Hats, suspenders, high collars, cute bow ties and shoes with big buckles… I love them all as much as I love horses and guns… Moreover, I shall confess that at tender age of 5, I requested my family not to call me Maria but Vasily and that I was not a girl anymore but a sailor. I took over my little brother’s toy sniper gun, my granddad’s sailor hat and also made grandma buy me a costume that looked like a sailor’s uniform. That was my primary attire (yes, with the gun carried around as the main accessory) up until I grew out of that fashionable costume. It may seem strange now but I definitely rather preferred to be a boy at that stage of my life.

So when earlier this year all runways were screaming masculine style, I knew my time had come. Plus, you know, it’s nice to wear something different from time to time. Something like say, my man’s suspenders. Not to mention, I was actually the one who bought those suspenders for him. And yes, you’re right, the purchase was pre-planned :)

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So what do you think of a masculine style for women? Tempted or not?



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  1. Amalia November 7, 2011

    I love your outfit dear and generally your post :)

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  2. Francesca R November 7, 2011

    You are interpreting this boy-ish outfit prefectly!!! I love those suspenders!
    Asos clutch quality is definitely acceptable for that price. I have 3 of them and they are more resistent than Zara ones….

  3. Vertiginoso November 7, 2011

    WOow so maybe a sort of “Glam Cliché” (BUT beyond all an Obvious reality Here), There is nothing better than the male vestiary to extol The Femininity (§ the charisma) of One who knows how to play with it ! Like a “stylish paradox en trompe l’oeil” . . .
    ps: These suspenders sound like the Retro Glamorous twist, far to be accessory I must add !

    à Bientôt, Antoine

  4. Johanna November 7, 2011

    Cool outfit! :) xoxo

  5. The dress Rules November 7, 2011

    You loo amazing! we like so much the masculine style! kisses
    Silvia and Chiara


  6. The dress Rules November 7, 2011

    You look amazing! we like so much the masculine style! kisses
    Silvia and Chiara


  7. Kubilay Sakarya November 7, 2011

    Hi I really like your amazing blog & stylish photos ! I’m followin you :) Check out me :)

    ( And you can follow me on twitter @KubilaySakarya ) Keep in touch :)

  8. Celia November 7, 2011

    You look great! I’m not sure I’d dare go the whole hog but I do love a nice white shirt with coloured trousers x

  9. Cristina November 7, 2011

    Love the androgynous look. Always makes a woman look sexy and cool.

  10. Maiken November 7, 2011

    actually I own floral suspenders but haven’t used those very often.. anyhow, I like your outfit (I guess as always) and the photos are very enjoyable too!

  11. Tabitha November 7, 2011

    I absolutely LOVE this look. There’s something about suspenders that I’ll always love.

  12. Christina @ Hair Romance November 7, 2011

    Love it! I love man-style tailoring for women.

  13. Amalia November 7, 2011

    Wow, you look amazing! I’ve never seen you not look so though ! I could never in a million years pull that off but it looks flawless on you, nice job!

  14. Pia November 7, 2011

    Very stylish!
    In the words of SATC “me likey”! :)

  15. KizzyDoll November 7, 2011

    Looks fantastic!! We can go out like this together, as I had a post like this too, but I do love wearing this style and it’s great to wear different stuff!! We make the clothes look better than boys do, lol ;) Hope you had a wonderful weekend and I wish you a marvelous week :) xx

  16. Chyrel Gomez November 7, 2011

    You’re one handsome boy. XD

  17. Miss Starshiny November 7, 2011

    If I were a boy… life would be easier…haha
    Thanks for your comment!
    I would love to follow each other!
    I follow you now!
    Miss Starshiny

  18. Megan November 8, 2011

    I love this style of dressing, one of my favourite looks! I love the tailoring on that blouse and it looks incredible on you.

  19. Elena Sutormina November 8, 2011

    I love suspenders! You look so smart and sexy wearing them :) 12-15 years ago female suspenders were a hot thing in Russia (at least in part of Russia where I am from) and I used to wear them everyday :) miss that time, lol

  20. Cindy November 8, 2011

    Love this Maria ;)

    I wore a similar outfit > braces, trousers, white collared shirt and bow tie to Adeline’s birthday last month as well:

    Let’s go shopping soooooooon!!! xx

  21. Jade November 10, 2011

    i absolutely adore your style. so chic and fabulous!
    i am now following your blog, i hope you will stop by and follow mine as well.
    my fiancee is from australia, i love being there, there is just something so fabulous about the aura of everything.
    He is from Sidney and we go back as much as possible to see his family. everyone in Aus is so nice and funny.

    anyway, have a great day!!


  22. Samantha November 11, 2011

    I love your interpretation of masculine style! The suspenders rock! (I’ve always loved them myself!) Love it! :)

  23. Cláudia Tavares November 13, 2011

    I love this look on you. The contrast between the white shirt and the black bow is so elegant. You look great!

  24. meesch November 23, 2011

    this outfit is so adorable! you have awesome style, and I love the previous posts with your twirling skirt, so cute!


  25. rachael January 4, 2012

    I think you look amazing in that outfit. i truly love the suspenders look and think it is perfect for any time either for work, shopping or even a night out on the town. my boyfriend love wearing his suspenders so one day i was going out with the girls so i put on a ruffled white shirt and black wide leg trousers and as i was just about to leave i saw his black pair so i thought i would give them a go. everyone gave such great feedback then i ran into my boyfriend and he just grined and said that i look better in them than he does. so from that moment onwards i fell in love with suspenders and now we both share them but i probably have more than him and also wear them more often than him. so go on girls give them a go and i bet you will be hooked.