Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

56, Elyse


Seeing some of her visiting students off, Elyse already looks the part of a young educator. Keep it smart with a sharp trench coat.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

55, Kelly


Kelly is easily one of the best dressed people on campus today. She lives, breathes, and knows her fashion, but more importantly, she has fun with her style. It's always refreshing to see another comrade unafraid to challenge the Bowdoin norm while having fun with their clothing.

The day I shot this photo, Kelly had just written a post on "how to do comfy chic." Needless to say, she seems to be practicing what she is preaching, wearing an ensemble that looks loose and comfortable enough for a day studying in the stacks. And if shoes are ever a concern, just think about taking them off when you sit down! Better circulation, better studying. Plus, you can play footsies with your carrel-mate. You gotta keep things exciting, right?


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

53, Gracie


The Back Zipper


I am a sucker for any sort of embellished or exposed zipper action. Too bad the winter cold will plunge most of us into high-tech fleeces with (understandably) hidden and insulated zippers...

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Black Ivy

There has been a lot of hype surrounding T.Hayashida's Take Ivy, a photo essay that captured life in the elite and privileged halls of 1960s Ivy League institutions. I have excitedly bought the book and I look forward to writing a little blog post about the book and showing you some of its contents. PowerHouse Books is reissuing the text.

One of the most difficult things for me is being a black man who is very much into preppy style. This is why when I heard that the folks over at Street Etiquette worked with F.E. Castleberry of Unabashedly Prep on "The Black Ivy" project, I jumped for joy.

Check out the website and tell me what you think about the project in the comments. Personally, I think it is a fantastic re-creation of preppy styles on an all-black cast. The project directors even include some photos of historically black Howard University in the 1940s to demonstrate that preppy has never been strictly the domain of white elites. I love the moments when a lesson in history meets the creativity of fashion.

Here is some neat video from the project:

The Black Ivy from Street Etiquette on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

52, Cameron



Who says comfortable can't be stylish?

At the Lobster Bake

I am sad to admit that I was a little too timid during the lobster bake. Or... maybe I just wanted to scarf down delicious crustacean goodness (avoiding the tomalley of course). Anyway, here are three shots from that day. I'm sad that it will be my last last laaast lobster bake, but it's been good while it lasted!




The thing I love about the lobster bake is that everyone puts on their finest Americana to enjoy a classic Maine meal. One could say it's my ideal day of what Bowdoin should look like.

51, Leticia


Welcome back to school! The dog days of summer are coming to an end and the falls leaves will soon come down. Nice to see Leticia going for the win in an ikat-style romper. FTW!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

50, Gayle


Gayle's dress has some kind of abstracted snake-skin pattern that was dyed all sorts of trippy colors. Sign me up!

Also: jellies seem like the greatest non-rainboot footwear to sport during the summer. I hope they aren't too difficult to clean if they get mucked up, but I'd imagine that wouldn't be something a quick rinse couldn't fix.

49, Mikel


Mikel told me that he made these cut-offs from an old pair of khakis. Whenever you want to do this make sure you wear your khakis and use a pencil to mark where you want to cut. Remember to stray away from drastic shorts surgery - you can always cut them shorter but you can never make them longer. So be weary!

Either way, this is an easy and cheap (a.k.a. free) way to get some mileage out of some old pants and update your summer wardrobe. Enjoy!

48, Allie


Allie is perennial chic. Always well-put together, effortless, summer style.

47, Fade to Black


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

46, Carolyn


Toggles. A hood! I'll miss these kinds of jackets when things start to get a lot warmer.

45, Elisa


Sunday, May 2, 2010

44, Bike Friendly


I want this bike!

43, Lauren


The way that the fedora, wayfarers, stripes, arm band, and studded belt are worked here makes for an interesting, yet coherent expression of summery style. Definitely a couple staple items that should be considered when planning a trip to one of this summer's big music festivals or just going for a walk downtown.

42, The Winner-ing Shirt


Bowdoin students definitely make funny statements with their interesting t-shirt designs come Ivies. This is just one of the many hilarious permutations - among which "DTROTBOT" and "Funk is Drunk" dominated.

41, FannyPaks


Those things look so convenient.

40, Ivies Rat Pack


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

39, Lisa


Chambray t-shirts and Tom's shoes are two things I'm obsessed with right now. I wish that I could update more but the weather lately has been pretty dreadful. Rain + camera = no fun!

Monday, April 5, 2010

35, Professor Briefel


Professors are sometimes stereotyped as people who are purely concerned with books while totally disinterested in the vapid and intellectually vacuous world of fashion. (OK, that was a mouthful.)

Professor Briefel defies such stereotypes - especially in this chic shift dress. The abstract pattern adds plenty of variety while retaining a simplicity that often gets lost in the cacophony of styles we see.

34, Lily, Dark Leopard, Knee-High Boots




Sunday, April 4, 2010

33, Coral Belt, Turquoise Bag


This color combination is always a great choice and the dress is perfect as we transition to these warmer months! This weekend was great --- I loved seeing the diversity of styles blossom before my eyes.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

32, Mary


Dusk. Shades. Collegiate background. Sometimes what more can you ask for?

31, Nadja



Nadja is always so well put together and she did a great job doing all-black this late in spring. The headband is just icing on the cake!

30, Isabelle


I love Isabelle because she has so much fun with her clothes. Way to bring in the spring!

29, Fred




Fred always has great style but every time I ran into him I would never have my camera on me. After I took this picture he prematurely proceeded to tell everyone on campus about the "achievement." You're too much Fred.

(And yes I know his name isn't really Fred, but a name change was in order.)

28, Planning for Spring Break


I'm a little jealous of Caitlin's chic moleskine notebook. Just goes to show that you can be stylish and on top of your game at the same time!

Monday, February 1, 2010