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!