One little black dress for 365 days. What a concept, right?
Having grown up attending schools with a uniform requirement, Sheena Matheiken knows all too well how boring uniforms can be, especially for fashionable, creative people. Even when given rules about how to dress though, these individuals always find a way to stand out in a sea of the same. Throughout her education, Sheena was continually intrigued by the individuality expressed through creative accessorizing. And it is this concept of basics paired with interesting details that defines her fashionable venture, The Uniform Project.
With seven identical dresses (one for each day), Sheena posts a new variation of her LBD look using primarily vintage, handmade, or hand-me-down garments and accessories. The dress, designed by Eliza Starbuck, has buttons going down one side and can be worn frontward or backward. Surprisingly, she has yet to look like an outfit repeater. Her creativity and fashion sense, along with clothing donations from designers all over the world, enables Sheena to give a new name to versatility!
Beyond the U.P.’s fun concept is a greater purpose: getting kids into school! Financial donations can be made to the Akanksha Foundation, an organization that provides uniforms and educational supplies to children living in low-income areas of India.
Great website, great cause!
What will Sheena wear next? If you have not been following this blog already, it will become a daily stop in no time!
By Sarah Corley