Friday, July 17, 2009

1 dress 365 days

This is amazing!! The Uniform Project.
Sheena Matheiken has pledged to wear the same dress every day for one year. Yes, an entire year, in an effort to raise money for the Akanksha Foundation: a grassroots organization in India that helps fund education in the country's slums. Sheena and her friend, designer Eliza Starbuck, designed a dress that can be worn forwards or backwards, buttoned or open and is all around adorable.




One of my favorite outfits.


You will be seriously impressed with what she can do with a few accessories.


Love it? Want to help? Want to see more? Click here. And for an interview with Sheena Matheiken check out Glamour Magazine here.

I want to know where I can buy one of these dresses!! I so need one for fall in black and maybe a green. Sure, Sheena can wear the same dress everyday for a year but she also has more style in her little pinkie than I do in my whole body. I may need at least two colors.

Let's show our support, pass this on to your friends.

7 comments:

  1. Very cool- and she is definetly creative!!

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  2. Ok I need to pay more attention in reading my glamour mag. Totally missed this. I love it! I can't wait to see more!

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  3. Absolutely adorable... in a Betsy Johnson fashion sense. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Thanks too for visiting my blog.... I have seen your sense of design... and YOU are not giving yourself enough credit.... if you wanted to do landscape design you could! It makes me look good that you don't! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Wow, she is very stylish.. and yet the pragmatic part of me wonders things like... "does she then have to wash the dress every night?" :-)
    But, I love seeing people really stretching their own lives and boundaries for charity. This is very cool! And dang, that dress is so cute!

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  5. I wish I had the skill to know how to dress up my outfits like that!

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  6. This is so great! While the caste system has been formally abolished under the Indian constitution, there is still discrimination and prejudice against poorest of the poor who call themselves the Dalits. These people are often senslaved in bonded labor and their women and children are often sold into prostitution. Education is is the key to helping these opressed people. Once they are educated they are able to get jobs and find freedom. Thank you for sharing and bringing awareness.

    When you get a chance check out the organization, http://www.dalitnetwork.org/ which is addressing these same problems.

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