Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Amazon Queens

This picture from Danish Royal Watchers made me smile this morning. Crown Princess Mary would probably qualify as my Style Mentor as per Tim Gunn (obviously, she isn't usually armed and in fatigues). This photo sealed the deal.

As prissy as I can be, I also have hobbies and interests that are typically considered masculine. I am a fair archer and marks-woman. I enjoy soccer, football, hockey, and mixed martial arts. I can hold my own in debates regarding battlefield strategy, and I would dearly love to learn to fly an A-10 "Warthog".

As much as I love vintage photos and style, I also love the fact that as a modern woman I have the choice to wield a spatula and a rifle with equal skill - that feminine can be both pretty and strong.

5 comments:

restyled home said...

Cool pictures...in fact, you have a very cool blog (and just in case you're wondering, I don't actually use that word very often!).

You have a great eye and a great sense of fun. I can tlel this is going to be a fun place to visit...

Linda
xoxo

Linda said...

I like a few things also considered masculine. I used to be a very good marksman with a gun and I can watch football with the best of them. I always wonder where life would have taken me if I had been born a male.

Liz said...

Now THIS is my kind of woman. I'm still hacked about that scammer... I would take great comfort in packing some heat today.

the mother of this lot said...

So that's how you know Wayne Rooney! Mrs. Fox, I have a feeling you'd fit in here rather well!

BumbleVee said...

I ride a street bike..and have also spent a fair bit of time helping monkey wrench my Sweetie's racing bikes... re-jetting carburetors in record time....

Haven't shot for a few years..but am an archer... barebow...(even medalled in Summer Games) back in the day.

As kids we were total tomboys. It carried over to jobs..I used to work in a plywood plant. Well..it paid twice as much as secretarial type jobs... so I was able to buy a zoomie sports car much sooner!

When we do our renos..I hammer and nail right along with anybody else...

like you say ... being able to wield a spatula as well as a gun is great fun...and gives you plenty of fodder for any conversation at a get together...