Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fabrica History

Jen-Yu Wang is an Art History graduate student who was studied and traveled all over the world. The items in this outfit prove it!

Earrings- antique store
Shoes- Bronx brand
Skirt- Thrift store in Chicago
Jacket- from a vacation to Thailand
Tank Top- H&M

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Faculty Vestis

This will be the permanent section for faculty finds.

Megan Kelly, a PhD candidate (and instructor) in Social Development, always looks smart. Next time she wears those shoes, I'll be sure to get a close-up. They're suede and the color is fantastic.

Boare Vestis

These opera singing graduate students, Jennifer Forni & Aaron Agulay, were found in front of the stadium on the first game day. Fantastic suspenders, chap! More details on the outfit specifics to come.

Friday, September 14, 2007

What is Vestis Academia?

Vestis Academia means "Clothing Academia". This blog is about the student, professor, and researcher fashion on the campus at the University of Maryland, College Park.

As the wife of a faculty member, and taker of classes, myself, I have plenty of opportunity to spot people who make an effort to look fantastic, even if they don't have to.

I'll only put up the best examples of interesting and creative fashions that I see worn by real-life students and faculty.

This blog was inspired by the Sartorialist, and I encourage you to read that also. It's based in NYC, but he finds street fashion everywhere. It's really special.

Please email me at fiddlestixfix@yahoo.com if you want to give me a tip on a great dresser in your department!


Oculus Vas

I just absolutely LOVE these glasses! They suit their wearer so well that I had to snap her picture. These were taken at the College Perk coffee house north of campus. These girls made the most of the night by ordering s'mores!

This is where I'll put all of my sightings of excellent eye glasses. These pictures are great examples of how glasses can add a lot of whimsy and style to a simple outfit.

These examples are both of students.

Ismeil had a hard time choosing between the brown or black version of these amazing frames, but settled on black. Good choice, sir! I really think that the black emphesises the form of the frames. But he avoided telling me where he got them exactly, only saying, in a guy-like way, "I don't know! From the glasses place!" I also snapped a picture of Ismeill's unmatching shoelaces, which add subliminal asymetry. Ismeil's photo was taken outside the Armory building.

The female student is wearing frames with a great shape that were formerly tortoise shell, but are now brushed silver, thanks to her own SHARPIE MARKER coloring! I was so surprised when she told me that coloring her own glasses was a totally spontaneous decision. Brava, Lady! I think the shiny color looks brave and bold, but also sleek, against her dark skin tone. Her picture was taken outside the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Before it gets too dark and dreary, I'm hoping to catch a few great sunglasses examples around campus, too! Let me know if you know someone with extraordinary glasses! I want to take their picture!