Browsing articles from "July, 2012"

Shades of Gray

Posted by Emily on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Spotted in Harvard Yard, outside of Weld: frolicking on some Faust furniture in her whimsical monochrome gray pant-dress: Government concentrator Maria Shen, who just returned, all glowing and smiles, from a semester abroad in Spain.

I often see these one-piece jumpers hanging about in numbers on the sales racks of trendy clothing stores, as few are daring enough to try this look. I think Maria pulls it off perfectly, keeping it simple, letting the silhouette speak for itself.

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Old As Adam

Posted by Emily on Monday, July 30th, 2012
I was perusing the many rows of patinated tins and old daguerrotypes at the Sowa Market, when I came across this charming and eccentric young antiques dealer, named Adam Irish, who’s been in the trade since the age of six. With his tortoise shell circle-framed glasses and straw hat, he could’ve fit right in on the set for a filming of a Mad Men episode.
He certainly sells some interesting vintage items. Check out his site here, or visit his Etsy shop. Or visit him next Sunday at the Sowa Market, where he’ll be hosting a stand inside. He’s friendly——chat him up, and maybe you’ll learn a thing or two about 1950s menswear.
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Blue on Green

Posted by Emily on Sunday, July 29th, 2012
Outside of Bobby From Boston, a Bostonian donning brilliant blues and aquamarines hues. These colors are matched perfectly in her paisley head scarf. It was no surprise to me when she told me that she worked at a fabric shop, and taught sewing lessons.
Note the incredible thimble necklace: a charming little detail that pays homage to her field of expertise!
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Posted by Emily on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
I found Anthony outside of Concepts, a Harvard Square based footwear/ street/ skate culture retail store.
Anthony is a photographer (which explains the lens cap outine you can see in his pocket). To be honest, I’m always a bit intimated whenever I find out one of my subjects is a professional photographer, as I’m frankly just an amateur who’s into taking photos of interesting-looking people. But Anthony was extremely nice, and even gave me some good advice.
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Posted by Emily on Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Outside of Café Crema: a Boston-based model from Europe with a vivid color-block outfit.
And of course, cool shades.
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The Dog Days of Summer

Posted by Emily on Monday, July 16th, 2012
In the Yard, On Widener Steps: a Ukrainian journalist, here for Harvard Summer School (to study modern Ukraine, I believe) with a forest-green cardigan featuring a cartoon poodle, tan sneakers, and a skirt in a wacky mustard yellow print.

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Flowers and Fedoras

Posted by Emily on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
Next to the Brattle Florist: flowers and fedoras. Floral prints have been around and popular for a while, but so too have fedoras. And this summer, I’ve been seeing them around the Square with more frequency than ever before.
“The word fedora comes from the title of an 1882 play by Victorien Sardou, Fédora…The play was first performed in the United States in 1889. The heroine of the play wore a hat similar to what is now considered a fedora. The fedora had been a female fashion. When the fedora became a male fashion item in the late 19th century, it was popular for its stylishness and its ability to protect the wearer’s head from the wind and weather.” – Wikipedia
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The Red, White, and Blue

Posted by Emily on Monday, July 9th, 2012
Somewhere between MIT and Harvard, as I was walking to the CambridgeSide Galleria, I saw this splendid young lad. He wore this button-up collared sleeveless shirt with stripe embellishments, seersucker pants, and gladiator sandals fit for a Spartan. And I believe he’s a student at Northeastern studying journalism.
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Non Sibi

Posted by Emily on Saturday, July 7th, 2012
Outside of Cambridge City Hall: a student from Phillips Academy in Andover, with a floppy hat and a breezy blue printed dress (supposedly, blue is Andover’s school color).
Feather earrings, circle framed sunglasses, and heart print fabric. What an interesting mix——it doesn’t at all surprise me that she photographs for a style publication at her school.

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Count Your Chickens

Posted by Emily on Friday, July 6th, 2012
In Davis Square: a hip young couple sporting some interesting patterns. The dress and necklace on the woman somehow speaks 1950s to me. The best part though, is that the dress is in a chicken-and-egg print.
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