Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bowdoin Style in the Press!

It's barely been two weeks and Bowdoin Style is already getting a shout-out in the press and blogosphere. The first is from a Bowdoin Orient piece published last week:

Just this week, a new fashion blog specifically devoted to Bowdoin fashion hit the Web. The brainchild of George Aumoithe '11, Bowdoin Style features photos of fashionable Bowdoin students, often followed by text describing the chosen outfit and why it's a success. It is modeled after the popular fashion blog, The Sartorialist.

"I feel like there are two types of Bowdoin students," said Aumoithe. "There are the ones who sort of dress up, not necessarily in expensive clothes, but actually think about what they are wearing. Then there are those who just wear sweatpants. I call it sweatpants culture...I wanted to do the blog to encourage people at least once a week to dress up and have fun with it."

Aumoithe makes sure he always has a camera on him as he walks around campus. If he comes across someone with an interesting outfit, he asks to take their photo. He wants the encounters to be random so that each outfit is an honest representation of the person's style.

"I want it to be all sorts of Bowdoin students, all sorts of styles. I try to keep an open mind because what I like might not be what others like, so I try to think outside of the box and try to look at quirky manifestations of other people's styles so it's not a cookie-cutter look," said Aumoithe.

Aumoithe plans to update the blog every day and hopes to gain a large following inside and outside of Bowdoin. (source)

The second comes from a blog called "Disaffected Prep," written by Dan Varley '05. Varley heard about Bowdoin Style via the Orient article and juxtaposed my photos with some really cool pictures of old Bowdoin in past issues of Life. The pictures are incredible and as I was flipping through them I was continually astonished at how little Bowdoin has changed over the years (and of course how much it has!). Be sure to check that out. Thanks Dan!

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