Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Little Black Dress vs. The Big White One

Two of my favourite blogs operate around the same principle, multifunctional fashion.

The Uniform Project is now in it's second year and is a true testament to the socially conscious, legitimate journalism that blogging can be. Founder Sheena Matheiken wore the same LBD for 365 days, successfully fundraising for third-world education initiatives. You may have read about her as one of Elle's Women of the Year in 2009. Now there are several more campaigns underway, complete with 'dailies' of each pilot girl's unique styling choices (1 month of LBD wearing per cause). Fantastic!

My Ex-Wife's Wedding Dress is also all about sustainability, as well as having a creative outlet through which to channel our innermost selves. However, the birth of this blog was less goodwill, more good riddance. When Kevin Cotter's wife of 12 years left him, she abandoned her wedding dress and told him to do "whatever the $%@#" he wanted with it. And, boy, has he. The list of 101 (projected) uses includes: yoga mat, floss, scarecrow, Tug of War rope, pasta strainer, hammock, Smart Car cover, and shower curtain. Fantastic and funny!

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