Sunday, October 11, 2009

One Little Black Dress for 365 days....

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By Contributing writer Keren Charles

Would you wear the same dress everyday for one year? I know some of you wouldn’t even be caught dead wearing the same outfit twice! But one woman has taken on this style challenge to raise awareness for sustainable fashion while raising money for the Akanksha Foundation, an educational organization based in Mumbai dedicated to opening schools in the slums of India.

For 365 days, Sheena Matheiken's only style option is a versatile black dress. She actually has 7 identical versions of the dress, one for each day of the week. The dress is reversible so it can be worn front or back, and also as an open tunic. She uses key pieces for layering and an array of donated accessories to make the dress look like a new outfit everyday. These are a few of my favorites:


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To keep posted on Sheena’s progress, be sure to visit http://www.theuniformproject.com

As you know, I am all about frugal fashion but this is taking it to another level. Could you wear the same thing for even a few days in a row? Would this challenge inspire you to do something similar? I know our former catholic school girls can share some great styling tips? But honestly, I am a bit tempted to try it…maybe for a week. Anyone willing to join me?

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