You might remember having seen Jordan on the blog once before
. I saw him again the other day, dressed just as snazzily as ever. Geometric print sweater and detailed trench.
Perhaps even more rare of a sight than pink dyed hair is a huge white fur tail dangling off of someone’s black leather backpack.
I met this lovely lady while I was shopping around at Oona’s Vintage (my favorite store in the Square). She works in merchandising at Urban Outfitters.
Seriously, could you be any cooler?
I asked her about her rings, and she said that they were all given to her by the different women that she’s known throughout her life.
…Also, is that a molar tattooed onto her left ring finger? Because that’s kind of awesome.
Also in New York: my friend Angela in a cocoon coat and chunky sweater dress.
I’ve rarely seen purple work well in an outfit, now that I think of it; it’s a hard color to match, but Angela definitely pulls it off.
I was in New York this past weekend, wandering around and about Soho (ended up going to Uniqlo, of course, the mecca of wardrobe staples) when I caught sight of this fabulous lady in round cat-eye sunglasses. I love her choice of neutral tones, and the eccentric pairing of two hair bandanas.
Ooh lah—looks like there’s an event coming to town! Gilt is holding a two-day warehouse sale in Boston at the Artists for Humanity, and has asked Books & Liquor to help spread the word. Seems like a real party. We’ll be there. We hope you will be too.
March 8, 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
March 9, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Buy your tickets here.
Read some more info below from Gilt:
“We’ll be offering up top designer brands for women, men, kids and home – all at up to 90% off retail prices. But this is not your average warehouse sale; it’s more of a chic shopping party.Gilt City is all about creating amazing experiences for our members – and we’ve done just that!
We’ll serve specialty cocktails and have a live DJ all day! Shoppers will find racks stocked with fashionable pieces of all kinds, including the newest shoe styles, jewelry, suits, jackets, denim, tops and outerwear for men, women and children.”
“During breaks perusing the racks, you can refuel with refreshments by AQUAhydrate and Coco Cafe—and enjoy beverages courtesy of La Marca Prosecco, Whitehaven Wine, New Amsterdam Vodka, Vita Coco and more.
There will also be a snacks and dipping station courtesy of Pretzel Crisps. And, of course, you can expect hundreds of top brands, from both up-and-coming young designers and the most venerable fashion houses. Happy shopping.”
Hope you all survived Nemo alright and are perhaps even playing in some of the snow left behind in its wake.
Some outfits, like this one worn by Mather House Super Senior & Applied Mathematics concentrator Anna Roth, look fantastic in snow. The black coat is so startling against fields of white.
And don’t the cuffs and fur trim look so snow flurry-appropriate?
“As for my style influences, it would be unfair of me to say anyone but my mother, from whom I stole this outfit wholesale.
She used to design very dramatic and modern clothes and have them custom made. There are these striking photos of her walking around Belgrade and Moscow in the 70s and 80s in the clothes she designed. As you can imagine, she looks sensational.”
“I find the styles of the late twenties to be particularly elegant, although it does not really inform how I dress. I am more interested in how women dress for work from any era between the late thirties and early nineties. Work wear does seems to have peaked in excitement somewhere in the seventies.”
And you might be surprised to find someone so stylish admit: “I very rarely shop. I don’t enjoy it.”
I promise the handbag was not simply a cartoon I superimposed onto this picture.
New Yorker Sueann, who was in Boston for the weekend, was toting around this high contrast, fruit-colored purse that surely would make anyone look twice. Though a fully functional bag, it seemed, from afar, like a two-dimensional flat image from a comic book. You can get one here.
Phew. I thought I was living in a cartoon reality for a second there.
And of course, a 70′s-does-Gatsy themed shirt.
Also––notice that crosstie. That piece of black cloth underneath her collar. I thought they’ve been largely phased out. But it looks like Sueann’s bringing them back (going to buy myself a pair on Etsy right NOW).
Very stylish. It’s no wonder that she’s been featured once before on the fashion pages of the Wall Street Journal.
Sorry for that long hiatus. Working full time and attempting to operate a street style photo blog is hard, I’ve found. Especially in the wintertime, as, by the time I’m done the work day, it’s well past those well-lit hours perfect for photographing. Spring is around the corner. So here’s to getting back into the game with this blog.
I met this art school student on Newbury street. His striped socks (with pants rolled up strategically to show them off) add great contrast to punctuate his outfit.
You might’ve seen Jordan Piantedosi
featured once before on Books&Liquor. This time, she’s back for a style profile, but with a friend of hers named Melike. Both are students who study and produce art at the Massachusetts College of Art. For links to their portfolios, click here.
You’ll see that their paintings are just as psychedelic as their awesomely over-the-top wardrobes. I hope you like these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them––these ladies brought such energy and creativity to the shoot!
“We help each other pick stuff out.”
“We like the sixties and the future!”
“We like girl rappers and anime and space. Science influences our outfits. And nature.”
If any of you are wondering––as I certainly was––Melike does indeed wear those stars on her cheeks everyday. It’s part of her daily makeup routine. Which is pretty badass in my opinion.
“Maximalism is the opposite of Minimalism! It is our style of painting that attempts to complement the new states of brain activity in combination with the internet, and all the djinns, and all the chems in the tapwater.”
Where on earth does one buy galactic purple tights with cat faces on them? These are quite possibly the coolest tights I’ve ever seen.
“We shop at thrift stores and vintage stores and forever 21 and ebay.”
Spotted outside of Tealuxe: a Law School student from abroad donning a cool vintage style coat.