So I love actresses (I do acting classes a couple of times a week and dream of being a film star, obvs!). And I especially love tall, slightly mannish ones – no idea why – like Allison Janney, Fiona Shaw, Eve Best and Janet McTeer. Chief among these women is Tilda Swinton. She does androgynous style like no-one else. And she has the most amazing hair!
As you may or may not have spotted in my last post, about my Linden Sweatshirt, my hair is shorter now than it was when I first had it all cut off. This was not entirely what I wanted – I asked for a trim and got a completely different haircut! I’m definitely going to grow it out a bit more and Tilda Swinton’s hair is definitely one of my inspirations. Not sure I’d have the balls to have an undercut though!
I love her over-sized tailoring type looks. She definitely rocks some excellent trousers! And on the red carpet too – it’s not super often that you see actresses etc. wearing trousers on the red carpet.
I want this jumper.
I love, love, love this over-sized jacket! Not sure I could pull it off at only 5’3” though. Tilda is 5’10.5” apparently. And she’s not afraid to wear heals, which is awesome!
She can also do more feminine looks – I especially love this look from the Baftas.
I love the drama of this look – it’s sort of a dress but not something you can imagine every starlet wearing.
I especially love this gown, with the fresh almost-not-there make-up.
Can we also take a moment to appreciate how much she can change her appearance for films? This is her in The Trainwreck:
And in The Grand Budapest Hotel! I mean wtf!?
I wish I was taller as I do feel drawn to androgynous looks quite often, but I feel like you have to be tall to pull them off. I might be wrong though – do you know any shorter androgynous style icons?