Monday, September 28, 2009

Street style: Jules Aarons at the DeCordova

We go about our lives, do what we enjoy and sometimes, if we're lucky, our efforts get recognized.

I was at a cafe in Southie in August of 2008 when I discovered Jules Aarons' work. There I was waiting for my breakfast burrito, waiting to take a sip of my coffee so I could finally wake up when I became arrested by the photo of a young woman frozen in the act of pinning back her hair.

I did a simple post about the photographs. A friend of his read the blog and emailed saying that Dr. Aarons was still alive and living in the Boston area. A few months later, his grandson, Zach, contacted me with the sad news that Mr. Aarons had passed. In his email, Zach shared, "He was able to aptly juggle his team between his three greatest passions: family, space science, and photography. He was a voracious traveler, organizing conferences in his scientific field all over the world. He was obsessed with French culture and food. He also loved Jewish food liked lox which he would get every time in New York. He grew up in the Bronx and much of that never left him."

We bloggers are in the process of creating an impressive catalogue of--practically everything--in our time. It makes me wonder what the world will say about our work in the coming decades.

The DeCordova will showcase some of Jules Aarons's work from September 26, 2009 - January 3, 2010.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Michelle on Exeter: Boston

Michelle works at Intermix on Newbury.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Real Love for the 80s

The 80s are back. No big surprise there; we've known this for a while. It certainly was fun to seeing these guys at the Cambridge Carnival. If Heavy D. or Jodeci were playing in the background, I would have been sure that I stepped into a time warp.

In interpreting a style, I don't think we always need to be very literal, as in this case, but it was nice to see these guys having so much fun. Looking at their young faces, they probably were born in 90s...Boy, do I feel old.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

A short story, take two

Loved Morgan's simple dress shirt..or is it a plain shirt. Regardless, she was a sight to see on an early Saturday morning.


A short story

I felt like being a couch potato today, but on a 70 degree day in September one must put aside laziness to take advantage of the sun. For as we know, shorter days, frost and eventually knee-deep snow, black-ice and freezing rain loom ahead. *Long sigh*

After brunch (which turned out to be an inadvertent session of sunbathing--I love the sun, but not to worry, I have sunscreen in my moisturizer)--at D Bar's patio, I boarded the Red Line into Cambridge. I was doing a bit of reading at the Harvest Cafe when Alia walked in. What a simple outfit, but one that is difficult to get right because the layers have to hit your one's body at just the right points in order not to make you look too short waisted.

As we got to talking, I found out that Alia is a member of the band, Blood Ceremony.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Be back online

My computer has gone to the doctor. Be back online soon.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Accessories fix

This past Saturday, Luna invited me to come in to take pictures of some of their shoppers. Those who had their picture taken received a discount.

I myself did not make a purchase *that darn shopping moratorium is still in effect* but I did fall in love with the Treesje Mortale Travel Tote. Forget using this bag solely for traveling! THIS would be the perfect every day bag. There are some women who do small bags. I for one can't leave the house without my make-up bag, a water bottle, a magazine, my camera (which is heavyyy), a book in case I finish reading the magazine, my business cards, a scarf in case I get cold, my Ipod, a truth, I can't leave the house without a suitcase...but a travel tote would do, I suppose. I make myself take three things out of my bag before I leave the house, but I tell you, it ain't easy.

And here are some pics of people and their purchases.

I can't wear heels because a running injury but these babies would become my everyday shoes in a heartbeat.

Every girl needs to feed her inner rocker.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cambridge Carnival 2009

I never know who I'll run into at the Cambridge Carnival. There were my neighbors who moved away when I entered high school, there were the acquaintances whose name I could not remember, so then I had to rely on the oldie, but goodie, "hey girl!" (works every time). Then there was the ex. I always tell people to leave the house as if they're going to meet their ex. Glad I sorta took my own advice that day.

More pictures to come.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Back at Luna on 9/12

We were rained out last time around (though we hope the weather will hold this time), so I'll be at Luna this Saturday 9/12 from 3-6pm. Stop by. Try on a few accessories and let's take a few pictures!

Luna Boston
205 Newbury Street

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Collegiate: Harvard Square

I was on my way to the library when I ran into Grisel, as student at UMass, on Brattle Street in Harvard Square. I love the energy she conveys in this very age appropriate outfit, which by the by, is from Forever21.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Plaid: Served two ways

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Tracy: Newbury Street, Boston

Tracy's outfit is from Intermix on Newbury Street.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Owen: Lower Mills, Milton

I was grabbing coffee at Flat Black in Lower Mills, Milton, when I ran into Owen and his mom. He's such a cutie that I couldn't resist taking his picture.

When I asked Owen how old he was, he looked down at his hands, looked as his stepmother, and folded down his thumb. Once he was sure of the math, he said proudly, "I'm four!"


Friday, September 4, 2009

Goodbye summer

As the summer wanes, I'd like to share a cheesy video of people in bright summer clothes dancing on the beach.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Danielle on Palmer Street: Cambridge


In plaid: Brattle Street, Cambridge


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back to school

The students are back. Rachel is at the Harvard School of Education.