I'll Wear Any Color As Long As It's Black


JERALYN E. MASON / F / 28 / BOSTON, MA, USA



 

In 2009, after seven years of living the dream in NYC, I moved back to my hometown of Boston to open up the buy/sell/trade boutique Rescue with my brother Paul. IWACALAIB is just the latest in a series of both online and print zines I have been producing since my early teens. The most popular of these was Spelling Problems, which functioned both online and in print from 1998-2004. “I’ll Wear Any Color As Long As It’s Black,” the phrase, was taken from a 1″ punk badge found in a vintage zine from the early 80s. “I’ll Wear Any Color As Long As It’s Black,”, the blog, was started half as an attempt to share my sartorial choices with my friends in New York and half as a killing-time venture for slow days at the store. It has since become an outlet for thoughts and inspirations regarding music, fashion, nightlife, daylife and the various minutiae that builds our memories — all of which have been my general subject matter for some time. I have a bachelor’s degree in Creative Non-Fiction from Eugene Lang College and my work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, though since opening Rescue, my main output has been via this blog. In addition, I have been loving and collecting music forever and I have been sharing that love via DJing since 2003. Currently I DJ every other Sunday at The Model in Allston, MA (Rescue Nite) and the last Thursday of every month at Good Life in downtown Boston, MA (“Untitled”). Any other events can be found in the sidebar.

The internet has been a vast source of inspiration and connections for me since I first got an AOL screen name in 1995. I’d love to hear any questions, suggestions, ideas for collaborations, etc. Don’t hesitate to get in touch — after all, what else is all this for?