gfbenet asked: Can you answer these questions, if you have time: What is your overall opinion of BC? What are the academics like? Describe the students, What are the most popular student activities/groups?
I liked BC a lot and had a lot of fun. I’d say just about everyone who goes there loves it there. It’s a little conservative for my tastes but there are always people keeping the creative spirit alive.
Academics are not ridiculously tough, and it depends on your school/major, but most classes are challenging. You do have to put in work to do well, but I never found that it was impossible to do well. It also varies a lot from professor to professor, which can get annoying. I recommend doing your research on what professor has the best rep, cause its usually accurate.
Students are cool for the most part. Most people are friendly, although cliques or friend groups do seem to form (like any school) and people seem to tend to stick to their friends and not branch out as much as they could. That’s why I recommend trying to meet as many people as possible, its very rewarding. But a lot of rich kids (some obnoxious about it some not), not much diversity but some, and a lot of people who love BC with all their hearts. And then a lot of regular people i guess haha.
There are a lot of activities and groups at BC. Dance groups are popular. The service trips and retreats are also very popular (appalachia, 48 hours, half time, etc). Acapella groups, UGBC is very popular, Word of Mouth, several comedy groups, etc.
pitzka asked: Just in case it helps the worried freshman, I'd like to reiterate as a recent grad the "you'll still feel quite comfortable" bit. As someone who dresses off-norm (BC-wise, anyway) and is friends with others who do same, I think I can safely say we've never been ostracized or made to feel uncomfortable by how we dress. People are usually appreciative to see something fresh, complimentary on a sense of style they "would or could never try to pull off" or have no response. So get creative!
gfbenet asked: hey! I'm an upcoming freshman at BC, and it's quite awesome to stumble upon your Tumblr and to see the fashion scene there. I like dressing up myself, but I'm just wondering, are the rumors about BC being homogenous (as everyone's dubbed 'preppy') true? and I have lots of questions actually, but I don't wanna bother you that much. hah.
Appreciate the love! And please feel free to ask away haha I like to answer questions. As for this one, I’d say those rumors are generally true. Yes BC is has a generally preppy air to it all but, as I tried to document with my blog, there are always people who do not necessarily follow the norm. If you’re into dressing ‘preppy’ then you’ll feel right at home and if not you’ll still feel quite comfortable at BC. Of course, there are always ways to set yourself apart even if you have a preppier style. Hope this helps and again feel free to ask away!
street style | ariel | houston st | new york
crazy story/coincidence. so yesterday morning i go on facebook and look at one of my favorite pages, humans of new york. i see this dude with a crazy suit and i love it. then yesterday afternoon i’m walking down broadway and i see a guy on houston with a jacket that catches my eye. it was ariel. he was cool. he gave me his card that said he was a “jack of all offs.” the thing is, i didn’t realize ariel was the same dude from hony until i got back home! i know, right!?!
i would love to post a photo of his face but i think i was so mesmerized by his outfit that it may not have turned out so good on my end. we’ll see.
follow ariel here. he’s unique as hell and hell is pretty unique.
street style | shukri | newbury st | boston
was walking around newbury the other day. sunday. there were tons of people around on this beautiful afternoon but nothing that really caught my eye photo-wise. then i saw shukri. shukri’s the type of person that stands out in a city like boston- colorful, interesting, unique. figures she’s not from here! she was visiting the city for her sister’s graduation from bu. she goes to the art institute in atlanta, fashion design. dirty south. in fact, she was wearing her own stuff! so damn cool. love the skirt-overalls hybrid.
it’s great meeting people like shukri. i think that’s kind of what life is about- meeting and connecting with cool, beautiful, interesting people. it’s one of the many reasons i love doing this. so get out there and meet someone new you big lug!
now please excuse me while i sit at home eating wheat thins, drinking arizona green tea, watching house hunters, and listening to this or this because i don’t really feel like listening to much else lately.
oh and if you’d like to follow shukri on instagram do it @s_visage.
check out my new blog here! same street style photos with my lifestyle shots too! hi-ya! (that was supposed to be a karate noise)
street style | jay | copley square | boston
my computer is fixed and better than ever! knock on wood. took this photo of jay a couple days ago. not only does he look like the man but i think he might have actually been the man. like THE MAN. very cool guy with a cool demeanor to match his cool look. even on a hot ass day like it was. you see those beads of sweat on jay’s forehead? neither do i. because they’re not there. because he is THE MAN! ice cold. andre 3000 shit.
Anonymous asked: hate to say it dude, but after going through your stuff it seems that this blog is more like hypebeast than the sartorialist. usually way too much emphasis on single pieces rather than seeing whether the whole outfit is nice and cohesive. plus it seems like wearing street brands (eg. Bape, BBC) is the golden ticket to being caught in a photo. claiming to draw inspiration from the sartorialist is misleading and a disrespect to scott schuman.
i’ve got to be honest. i’m not sure what you just said is true at all. like at all.
firstly, i’ve never claimed to be like scott schuman. i’m not trying to copy his work, nor do i expect my photos to resemble his at all. that’s just what i wanted to call myself when i started this. i was at BC, and i felt that if anything it would be the most direct way of letting people know that this was a style blog for BC.
as far as the hypebeast theory goes, sometimes i like entire outfits, other times i like single pieces. i like to capture both. there are no rules to it. check tommy ton’s work or guerre’s. those guys take more detail-oriented shots. schuman doesn’t, which is fine. i am not any of those guys. i’m my own guy and i can do whatever i choose. i simply state that i was inspired by schuman- his work inspired me to start my own blog. this was never meant to be a replica of his. also, i didn’t realize i was supposed to be taking photos of “nice and cohesive” outfits. i was actually under the impression that style is subjective and that what appeals to me may not appeal to you, but i appreciate your reminder that i was wrong!
secondly, i’ll admit that i like to capture streetwear from time to time, but there are literally two posts containing a bbc product and three posts containing a bape product. if my blog had 5 posts, you would be absolutely right. considering i’ve taken over 200 photos, however, i’m not sure your ‘golden ticket’ claim holds up.
all i ever wanted to do was document those who did something a little different at my school. i think i did alright, too. i apologize for not living up to your expectations of how i should run my blog and take my photos. please forgive me!
street style | boston college
mom lyfe. i saw this and had to take a photo. i like details like this, matching not quite on purpose but still kind of matching. these are the mother and (i’m assuming) grandmother of a kid at bc. keep it up, ladies!
also, despite that face she’s giving me, mom knew i was taking the photo. she was actually turning around because she thought i was done! laugh out loud, made for a nice shot.