Friday, July 3, 2009
The Little Black Dress, 365 Ways
Did you guys hear about this on Daily Candy today? If so, we're sorry for the repetition, but if not, do read on.
Sheena Matheiken is wearing the same dress/uniform for the rest of the year: a classic A-line, little black dress. But not only is she styling them and accessorizing her seven black dresses in a different way every day using donated or thrifted goods, she is doing it for a great cause.
Every day she donates $1 to the Akanksha Foundation, devoted to bringing education to children living in slums. One year of styling from Sheena matches the amount the Indian government spends on a child's schooling (about $360).
You can donate money to Akanksha Foundation or you can donate your own accessories and designs directly to Sheena's daily outfits. Fashionistas out there, does that not sounds like a brilliant thing to do? Cath and I hope to get in touch with her to style one of her outfits.
If you aren't the philanthropic type- just visit The Uniform Project to check out Sheena's creativity with a scarf and socks. A very creative do-gooder fashionista. Inspiration indeed.
To find out more, visit The Uniform Project site here.