Monday, August 10, 2009

ONE dress. EVERY day. For a YEAR.

I saw this on Rachel's blog (Project Beltway) a few weeks ago, but never followed the link - until today. I love this!

For The Uniform Project, Sheena Matheiken, an Indian-born New Yorker, is wearing the same black dress (actually 7 versions of the same dress) every day for an entire year "as an exercise in sustainable fashion" - showing all of us that we really don't need a closet full of clothes to look fashionable and express ourselves. Each day, she "reinvents the dress with layers, accessories and all kinds of accouterments" that are mostly vintage or secondhand (she loves Ebay!). You can send her your accessories to help her come up with outfits or donate money to the cause! The "cause" is not her hat and belt budget . . . The Uniform Project is a year-long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots movement that is revolutionizing education in India. At the end of the year, all contributions will go toward Akanksha’s School Project to fund uniforms and other educational expenses for children living in Indian slums.

Here are some of my favorite outfits so far:

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