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Singing in the rain

Posted by emily on Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Robert
Robert
Robert
The hat, the hat, the hat – straight out of a Film Noir piece.

Pattern matching

Posted by emily on Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tobi
Checks on the jacket, pinstripes on the pants, plain vest, pink shirt, veritas bow tie, and to top it off: a matching pocket square – it shouldn’t work, but it does! Freshman Tobi Tikolo pulls it off with panache.

Tobi

Mercury

Posted by Emily on Tuesday, May 15, 2012
On Widener steps: Shaved hair, red lips, black dress. Simple and stunning.
Such a strange but brilliant choice of winged golden kicks. They remind me, in fact, of the Roman mythological character, Mecury, messenger of the gods who wore winged sandals.

Diana and Dorothy

Posted by emily on Thursday, April 29, 2010

Diana and Dorothy
The charming and beautiful Lowell house masters.

Pink, Whales, and Sequins

Posted by Emily on Friday, August 24, 2012
In Harvard Yard: the most gorgeous and stylish couple I’ve ever seen. Newly married too––congratulations!

On him, a blue oxford critter shirt with red whales, khakis, and monk strap shoes. On her, a pink dress (looks like a vintage 1970s piece to me) with angel sleeves and adorable sequins. My favorite part of her look though, was her hair, which somehow had such a sun-catching radiance!

She’ll be starting her first year at the Ed school. Good luck!

Taupe

Posted by emily on Friday, May 14, 2010
Taupe
Light, neutral tones. Oversized blazer means comfort. Airy fabrics ruffled by breeze.

Taupe
Taupe

Duo

Posted by emily on Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mexican Duo
Mexican Duo
Mexican Duo
Mexican Duo

Military jacket

Posted by emily on Monday, September 13, 2010
Hugo
Yes, yes. The military trend is rather overworked and overdone. But can one resist this blazing red military jacket? I say no.

Hugo
Hugo
Hugo

The Piped Blazer

Posted by emily on Monday, November 1, 2010
Piped Blazer
Preppy piped blazer. Perfect for the autumnal weather, refined as can be. Personally, I’m a rather big fan of the tie. What do you guys think of guys in pink?

Piped Blazer

Lexi

Posted by Emily on Monday, May 14, 2012
Outside of Cafe Pamplona: a modern-day Marilyn Monroe? Lexi was sipping a cup of coffee with a friend when I spotted her bleach-blond hair, which stood out from nearly a while away.
As an art history major at Amherst, she chose to tattoo her back with reference to a work of art she loves.
Bubblegum dress, pearl earrings, circle-frame shades, short blond hair: super fun and flirty!

Head Scarves and Sunglasses

Posted by emily on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

headscarf
headscarf
headscarf
The circular-framed sunglasses, classic trench, and patterned head scarf make for a cool, retro-chic aesthetic. Perfect attire for yet another sunny but windy day spent lounging around in the Yard.

Harvard dandy

Posted by emily on Monday, April 26, 2010
Alex
How to wear a cravat today (and match it with your bag).
Neckclothitania
“Neckclothitania”, Sep 1818, satirical piece.

The White Stripe

Posted by emily on Wednesday, December 1, 2010
White Stripe

I was walking along Church St. when all of a sudden, a streak of vivid, solid white caught in my peripheral vision——turns out, it was the scarf of a second year Divinity School student.

Well, if you were to ask me, I’d call his scarf divine. It’s incredible how a simple strip of white fabric manages to take on an ethereal force when offset by an otherwise completely dark outfit, isn’t it? Kind of goes to show just how visually powerful colors can be.

White Stripe

The Philosopher’s Overcoat

Posted by emily on Monday, September 13, 2010
Byron
A third year philosophy grad student walking along the closed-off streets by the Charles River.
Byron

Byron

Who knew that plaid and argyle could work so marvelously? Hmm, well I guess someone must have been studying Kant’s aesthetic theory.

Adrien

Posted by Emily on Wednesday, August 22, 2012
In Allston: a huge, flouncy vintage circle skirt bedecked with lines of sequins. It features a scenic watercolor painting of a quaint village, replete with houses, trees, and even figures in the distance. Forget patterned cloth——why not just wear a beautiful art print?
Sweet two-tone sunglasses.

Shereen

Posted by Emily on Saturday, May 12, 2012
On Widener steps: Harvard senior Shereen, who looked exquisite wearing her airy floor-length dress. She said she bought it in Pakistan.
Fun with fabric.
I’m also quite fond of the cuff.

The Piped Blazer, Part II

Posted by emily on Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Danny
I’m not one to follow trends all to closely, but I do believe there might be one brewing on campus, as evidenced by this young lad here and by another who was featured a few months back. Blue with white piping seems to be the choice of collegiate blazers, doesn’t it?

Ren in Neutrals

Posted by Emily on Thursday, September 6, 2012
Spotted in Somerville: Harvard art history grad student, Ren, in awesome neutral tones. Browns, grays, blacks all combine to create a hip and funky outfit.
Sweet sunglasses.

Snake

Posted by emily on Tuesday, May 4, 2010
daniela
On DeWolfe street, neutral colors made compelling, with loose fabrics billowing in the wind.

daniela
daniela

Neon

Posted by Emily on Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Phew! Back from abroad, and now settling in here in Cambridge. Though, even in my jet-lagged delirium, it was hard to miss this neon-attired artist, Jordan Piantedosi, who was walking through The Pit (the brick area around the subway station entrance) with her artwork held under one arm.
Crazy sunglasses. She had a bit of a kooky Lady Gaga-esque absurdity about her that I really appreciated.
And I believe she said that this painting was a self-portrait of herself as a noble knight.

At Harvard-Yale: Part I

Posted by emily on Sunday, November 20, 2011
Corbusier
“Thanks, they’re very Le Corbusier, aren’t they?” she replied as I complimented her spectacles. I was hanging out at the Harvard-Yale tailgate when I noticed this Yale architecture student’s tweed pilot pants paired with a navy blue origami-esque jacket, and topped off with fun, ultra-circular frames. Badass! Anyway, keep checking—we’ll update with some more Harvard-Yale snapshots in the upcoming days.

Corbusier

Blue on Green

Posted by Emily on Sunday, July 29, 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!

Cait

Posted by Emily on Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Spotted on Church Street: A Cait Adams who is currently pursuing a museum studies degree at the Harvard Extension School. Her bright pink flower-print dress caught my eye from a distance. But once I started photographing Cait, I really started to appreciate all the little details.
I’m loving the unexpected unity of colors here: the hunter green of her shoes that are picked up in the leaves of her dress print, and the hues of orange and red that are in her hair, her outfit, her necklace, and bracelet. And of course, some black accessories to tie it all together.


Red

Posted by Emily on Thursday, May 10, 2012
Outside of the Harvard Coop Bookstore: a stylish, demure Harvard graduate student that could very well have stepped out from the 1950s. Nautical stripes. Blunt doll-like bangs. Wedge shoes. Thick framed glasses. I’m especially a big fan of the vivid vintage red skirt (in fact, I have one just like it!).
I really enjoyed my short chat with her. Though I don’t remember much, I do recall that she is very interested in Russian Constructivist art.

Fish patches!

Posted by emily on Thursday, April 7, 2011
Sam
Absolutely eclectic mix of items on one person! Look at those patched jeans with fish on them – it’s something I wouldn’t wear but hey, it actually works together with the outfit!
Sam
Absolutely eclectic mix of items on one person! Look at those patched jeans with fish on them – it’s something I wouldn’t wear but hey, it actually works together with the outfit!
Sam
Absolutely eclectic mix of items on one person! Look at those patched jeans with fish on them – it’s something I wouldn’t wear but hey, it actually works together with the outfit!

Lamonting

Posted by emily on Thursday, March 24, 2011
Sarah
Quite an unusual sight in Lamont Library – someone actually dressed up amidst the stink and aura of work and study. I love the blue scarf appropriated as a bandana paired with the red polka dot short sleeve shirt; it’s really rather reminiscent of “Rosie the Riveter” posters from WWII.

Sarah

Feathers and First Fridays

Posted by Emily on Saturday, August 4, 2012
The Institute of Contemporary Art holds an open event every first Friday of the month for the summer, where the outside back deck overlooking the harbor turns into a dance floor with food, drinks, and a live DJ. Inside, there are performances and gallery talks. A definite must for your summer bucket list. There’s only one left scheduled for the summer, and these get entirely sold out, so make sure you buy your tickets beforehand!

I’ve found that a lot of the guests themselves are works of art——dressed up in all sorts of festive attire.

These feathers make for a brilliant silhouette against the sunset.

Ariana

Posted by Emily on Thursday, May 17, 2012
Along the Charles River: History of Art and Architecture concentrator, musician (voice in Collegium and a violinist in BachSoc), and now-senior Ariana in a blue flower print tea dress with matching earrings.
According to Ariana:  ”My closet is a hodgepodge of items from various stores and the occasional great find from my mom’s closet or my grandma’s jewelry boxes. And the earrings——handmade by me. I’ve been making jewelry for years.”
“I’m from South Florida. My obsession is with sundresses. In fact one of my end-of-year banquet awards was for Best Sundresses.”

The dapper lady

Posted by emily on Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Spanish
Broad shawl lapel blazer and billowing pants; the opposition between structured and slouchy.

Spanish

Looking at me?

Posted by emily on Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hard-Candy