July 27, 2010

The ultimate style-staple: The Uniform Project's LBD

What if you had to wear one dress for 365 days? Sheena Matheiken imposed this task upon herself for an exercise in sustainable fashion and more importantly to raise money for the Akanksha Foundation in India. This foundation brings education to underprivileged children living in slums in Mumbai & Pune. With the Uniform Project she raised enough money for 289 children to go to school.

For 1 year Sheena re-invented this simple tunic-style dress with accessories of her own or ones donated by fans of the project. She uses colorful tights, funky hats & interesting jewelry to update her look. This versatile dress was designed by Sheena and friend, Eliza Starbuck. It is now available to
purchase from The Uniform Project or alternatively you could purchase the pattern & material & get your own tailor to re-create it! T
he dress is a reversible A-line classic that is flattering to all body types. The sales also support the Akanksha Foundation.

I never used to get a lot of mileage out of my wardrobe. But after discovering the Uniform Project I started looking into it and began mixing and matching my outfits and accessories, in an attempt to create a completely new look.

I'd recommend it, it's a lot of fun & recession proof.

1 comment:

  1. will definately attempt my own uniform project with my wardrobe (: