Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Uniform Project

I stumbled across a really cool website/project called The Uniform Project the other day. It is the brainchild of Sheena Matheiken, an NY woman who has pledged to wear one dress for one year in order to promote 'sustainable fashion' and raise money for the Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots non-profit that is devoted to bringing education to poor children living in India.
The blog is part exercise in fashion and part charitable organization, in a combination that I find really endearing. Matheiken snaps pictures of her outfit each day to post them on the blog, and damn, that girl has got style. 
She takes the basic charcoal grey dress that she and her friend designed (there are actually 7 identical dresses, one for each day of the week, which are reversible and have pockets, making me really want one) and dresses it up with vintage or handmade jewelry, jackets, belts, underskirts, and the damn cutest tights/socks/leggings you have ever seen.
Granted, she is a bit 'out there' some days, but in general I think she is absolutely adorable, and I am kind of envious of her ability to wear some crazy/costume-y things and make them look great.
Because, yeah, I don't think I could ever rock the French/Catholic Schoolgirl look quite like she does....

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