As Seen on College Walk

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Bwog: Sartorialist! You: campus! Bwog found the most stylin’ students outside Hamilton, next to the 1 train, and on College Walk, and we asked them where we can get their clothes. This week on As Seen as College Walk: the coolest glasses we’ve seen in a while, plus lots of freshmen. Mini-Bill Cunninghams Contessa Gayles and Hannah Goldstein report.

Hannah Kahng, BC ’11

Cool glasses. Where did you get them? They’re Slow and Steady Wins the Race; they sell to stores like Opening Ceremony.

What’s your major? Art History and Visual Arts.

What’s your favorite class that you’ve taken at Columbia? Twentieth Century Art with Brandon Joseph.

What’s your favorite thing about February? It’s the coldest month here in New York.

Where are you going? To buy apples.

Dora Vegvari, CC ’13

Where are you from? Hungary. All my clothes are Hungarian: my bag, my coat, my everything.

What is your intended major? Psychology.

What is your favorite thing to wear in winter? I love scarves.

What has been your most interesting class at Columbia? Women and Gender Politics in the Muslim World.

What are you looking forward to most right now? To go to John Jay and eat!

Gus, CC ‘13

Spotted: Outside of Hamilton Hall

Intended Major: No idea

Hometown: Berkeley, California

On NYC v. California Style: We like color. We’re happier in general and it’s reflected in our clothing. We’re more relaxed and we don’t have to wear all these jackets and shit.

Favorite article of clothing on your body right now?: Captain America jacket, without a doubt.

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  1. ...  

    "jackets and shit" ...brilliant

  2. Harmony Hunter  


  3. Anonymous  

    Sorry about being nit-picky, but Berkeley is misspelled.

  4. ......  

    Better work Bwog... only fail was the Hungarian girl... (not saying she doesn't have a sense of style, just nothing exceptional right here.)

  5. Fail

    My grandma used to go to the grocery store dressed like number one, right down to the shoes. The second one is boring and the last two are just silly.

  6. Dear Art Major,  

    Joseph is rad.

  7. nit-picky 2  

    clearly, the author of this piece is not from the bay area. hyphy

  8. T-Fi  

    Dora rocks my world

  9. Anonymous  

    branden (not brandon) joseph

  10. This Deaton person...

    looks EXACTLY how I pictured Grindelwald from Harry Potter.

  11. all of a sudden

    I hate that I go here.

  12. Mmm...  

    Those guys are quite pretty. Dunno how Gus walks around with those jeans rolled up though.

    Side note: one of my verification words is "crimsons." Suspicious.

  13. Wow  

    Lots o' dirty hipsters in this round. Keep them coming?

  14. seriously?  

    None of these people are dressed remotely well.

  15. Listen  

    These people all seem nice enough (except for the last one; he just seems like a douche), but none of them is worthy of a "Sartorialist"-type write-up.

    I get it if you're just doing "man on the street" interviews, asking people random questions, but fashion wise, this article and the last one like this have included no notable subjects.

  16. soooo,  

    she said she likes scarves in winter...where is her scarf? and anybody would have to be stupid to roll up their pants in winter

  17. I think  

    that hipsters have succeeded- they've managed to convince everyone that their fashion sense is fashion, rather than just another, pedestrian style.

  18. OMFG

    The first girl's glasses, coat, and shoes are nice, but the dress looks like she jacked it from a nursing home.

    The second isn't wearing anything remotely different from an average midwesterner trying to stay warm.

    The third kid seems nice enough, but he's wearing a golden girls sweater (winter collection), on top of a camouflage shirt, with hot topic overstock belt and shoes.

    By not rolling the jeans up and changing the undershirt, the fourth guy has potential (with right hat of course).

    Bwog, that is text book awful fashion sense for the most part. Just because people are dressing different doesn't mean they're stylish. You guys need to bring people on who aren't hipsters

  19. you've gotta be kidding me  

    "My aunt gave me the blue fur coat. It’s rabbit fur with birds and bears dyed into it. And her best friend made the bottle cap-studded belt."

    The horror... the horror.

  20. Anonymous  

    Excuse me? Her style is fashionable, classy, and she's the only one that actually looks warm...kid with the knee pants must be freezing cailfornia is more relaxed and it shows in our clothes ? please.

  21. Anonymous  

    ^about the Hungarian

  22. Hip Pretentious Barnard Kids  

    Barnard + Art History = Fucking Hipsters. Get em out of har.

  23. Anonymous  

    why the is this worthy of Bwog? 3 of these people are ugly, or at least dressed poorly. Why is it fashionable to wear a sweater jacket that would even embarrass my grandmother?

    everyone should wear suits damnit...

  24. Lesson:

    The likelihood of sounding like a self-aggrandizing dick when in print and on the internet are higher than in normal life.


    I just didn’t want to go home. It was early.
    I met the Black Eyed Peas. I was dancing at Hudson Terrace on this platform. After,’s manager came over and asked me if I wanted to meet the group. So I hung out at their table.

  25. Where are all the science majors??  

    Bwog should hunt for the elusive children of the SEAS or the CC science majors. They don't see the light of day, and it would be interesting to see their fashion diversity. and the pocket protectors, hehe.

  26. Anonymous


  27. The Black Eyed Peas  

    ....are probably bragging to some other blog, somewhere, that they met Deaton and sat at a table with him. AND SAW HIS BOXERS

  28. Deaton Jones  

    does not usually dress that crazy.

  29. Anonymous  

    Deaton Jones is awesome

  30. Anonymous

    lil wayne is so hot he's keeping that kid's legs warm

  31. Anonymous  

    The giant weird jacket brightened my day

  32. sigh  

    guys, go to sleep. or in my case, go study.

  33. wow  

    the first 2 were beyond painfully boring, to look at and to read about. to go by apples in her grandma dress? how quaint. please, just because you interview them doesn't mean you HAVE to use it.

    PLEASE TRY HARDER. this feature could be great, but so far, total yawn.

  34. Californians  

    are "happier in general"? Including the ones that invented road rage and your awesome string of serial killers?

    Grow up, little boy. And go the hell back to California.

    • Anonymous  

      Seriously! Over the years, I noticed that most Californians suck. All they talk about is California and how every other state sucks.

      • Anonymous  

        I agree that californians are generally happier and more relaxed.. but in a lazy sense. new yorkers are more alert and productive but definitely less happier since we get raped every day by bloomberg and his big corporate/government pals (NY was ranked LAST for happiness level in the country)

  35. will  

    dressing unusually /=/ dressing stylishly


  36. Haters...  

    suck. just sayin'

  37. loved the column

    This was a great column
    The photos are great.
    People love to read about other COlumbia people
    The interview on Deaton was great.!!!

  38. fashionista

    The interview rocks
    I want to get to know him too

  39. ahhh  

    hannah is a dream girl

  40. haters to the left

    I love this feature. Everyone looks really good, especially Hannah. And I want to be friends with Deaton.

  41. dear bwog  

    these sartorialist profiles are awesome! keep up the great work!

  42. gus,  

    i love when peopel go by one name like madonna. however, just to clarify, nyc is way better.

  43. Pacific Ocean Native

    Gus was definitely the best find in "As Seen on College Walk". Whichever contributor found him, props. Keep up the good work.

    As for California, visit and make up your own mind about it. The economy could sure use some tourist dollars.

  44. Yay AREA  

    the bay is in the area the bay is in the area. i just got my flight home to SF for the day after graduation...

  45. Anonymous  

    how does a girl from Hungary come to columbia? isn't Hungary like a poor eastern european country? might Dora be some kind of Hungarian royalty?

    • Anonymous  

      You've obviously never been to budapest. The Buda side is filled with mansions; plus, it isn't 1985... Eastern Europe is making a comeback in a huge way, especially considering that Hungary is going to get the Euro in the next few years.

      On another note, she probably is rich. Since this school is so fucking expensive, most of the euro kids are pretty wealthy.

  46. Anonymous  

    "All my clothes are Hungarian: my bag, my coat, my everything."

    -- And it shows

  47. Anonymous

    everyone making fun of #1 is jealoussss. check any magazine/blog (vogue, elle, sartorialist, tavi, etc.), her outfit is creative & quirky & totally "in" (actually, oxfords aren't "grandma shoes"- they've been popular for a while now. STOP HATIN HATAS.

    • Anonymous  

      check any magazine/blog (vogue, elle, sartorialist, tavi, etc.), her outfit is creative & quirky & totally “in”

      by 'vogue, elle' sartorialist, tavi, etc.' you actually mean right? and how can it be 'creative and quirky' AND 'totally in?' doesn't 'inness' imply a certain conformity to an established idea of what should be worn? #1 is just straight up urban ironic with a big furry coat and huge ill-fitting 80s sunglasses and 'vintagey' shoes.

      every single one of these posts is just 'ironic' whatever the hell that means for clothes, but ironic nonetheless.

  48. Anonymous

    Hungary a poor Eastern European country? Now I wonder how did you pass the admission to an Ivy League school... your dad probably offered to pay even more than the Hungarian girl did... That being said, she definitely has the least charisma of the four characters. Hannah is hot.

  49. wth

    Californians are definitely not lazy and have probably done more intellectually and culturally the last fifty years than any other group of people - computers, internet, entertainment (music, movies, television), cuisine - California es muy importante so stop hating. Have you even visited the fine state?

  50. fashion at columbia

    This column should be permanent.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    All the reporters did a great job
    Look at the amount of responses they got.
    BWOG hasn't gotten these many responses in a very very very long time
    The people who are bashing the students are just plain jealous.
    Everyone wants to be noticed. They all want to be on Fashion Walk!!
    Great job BWOG- keep it up

  51. I'm a californian  

    who just wants everyone to shut up with the "my state is better than your state" bs. There are better things to do with your time than debate generalizations. You obviously came to Columbia for a reason, because NYC is where it's at.

  52. California love.  

    Californians are not only happier and more relaxed but were successful.California is still the frontier for the United States. New Yorkers may be \more alert and productive\ but the Golden State is still where it's at. Ebay, google, apple, green energy, you name it.
    New York = old money.
    California is all about innovation.,8599,1931582,00.html

    I love it here but it'll never beat the warm California sun.

  53. Why is  

    a kid from North Carolina saying hyphy? You're not from the Bay. Another example of California jealousy.

  54. Anonymous

    there is no fashion in columbia

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