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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spotted on Newbury Street: a stylish duo who were on their way back from the tattoo parlor. Hats off to them for their well coordinated outfits.
Spotted in the Yard: Simple outfit with ultra retro-feminine accessories: cat-eye sunglasses and bow-tie flats.
Spotted walking along Massachusetts Avenue, a young lady from Dublin named Hannah, who decided spend her summer in Harvard Square, working for Urban Outfitters. I caught her as she was just finishing up her shift and headed home for the evening.
Spotted on Mt. Auburn street: two young gents who have just graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin. I like how the two of them are wearing boat shoes, but in very different ways.
Was at a style event joint-hosted by Elle Magazine and Sebastian Professionals at the Eva Michelle Salon on Newbury Street. It was very lively, with plenty of prosecco flowing about and free hair touch ups. The salon, if I’ve heard correctly, opened just eight months ago. But it seems to already have built quite a devoted client base!
I got the chance to snap some pretty awesome hairstyles for you guys to see (I believe all of the featured ‘dos here are courtesy of the salon), along with some interesting garb. Funky colors and patterns seemed to be the theme for the night.
And this lady here is one of the receptionists for the salon, wearing a vintage-themed outfit. The hair especially speaks 1940s to me!