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Q&A | Reba Cunningham


Ok, so Alabama is now officially on Tomboy Style map. I was just tuned into the men's store Lyonstate in Fair Hope, AL. which also has a holiday pop-up shop in Mobile, and I'm hooked. Reba Cunningham is the founder of Lyonstate—love that she's a woman running a men's store! As a former wholesale manager for A.P.C., she mixes her deep Southern roots with her years spent in New York City for a sophisticated balance that seems to be spot-on for any gentleman or gentlewoman. I'm sure she wears clothing from her store all the time. I would. Reba has, I think, tipped the scales fully into turning me into a total Southernphile (Dixiephile?)—watch out Charleston Fashion Week, I'm coming for you in March!

If not in Fairhope, AL., I would live…back in Brooklyn.

My dream holiday would be to...Argentina.

My current obsessions are...

Food: Gulf Coast seafood, like raw oysters. And around the Holidays we like to grill them in their half shells over an open flame. So delicious!

Fashion: The men's Our Legacy button down shirts from the shop. The fabrics wear really nicely over time.

Music: A rotating list that includes some Avett Brothers, Broken Social Scene, and Wolf Parade.

Retail Store: Lyonstate’s new pop-up shop that we just opened in Mobile, AL.

I channel my childhood self when I...
flip through an atlas and daydream about places to see.

If I had to be outdoors all day I would...like to be on a boat.

My favorite quality in a man is...quiet confidence and a bit of mystery.

My favorite quality in a woman is...wit and realness.

I'm terrified of...extremists of any kind.

My dream car is a...1980 Toyota Land Cruiser.

My cocktail of choice is...usually a cold beer. I love the Titan IPA from Great Divide. A dirty martini never hurts every now and again though.

My celebrity crush is...lately, Jack Huston.

My beauty product of choice is...YSL Lipstick.

My friends and I like to...
watch bad TV together.

If I could go back in time for one decade it would be...the 1940’s to hang out with my grandparents in their early thirties.

As a teenager I was totally into...sports—tennis, volleyball, and basketball.

I tend to splurge on…pastries, coffee, shoes, and now children’s clothes. I had a baby girl four months ago.

Rolling with the daily punches and feeling equally as confident in blue jeans and no makeup as I do in a cocktail dress...is what makes me have Tomboy Style.

November 28, 2012 by Lizzie
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