Aug
19

Grownup LBD Uniform with Greenista Guest Sasha

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Schoolgirl uniforms may come with the requisite itchy pleated skirts and unsightly red ties, but Sheena Matheiken’s The Uniform Project is out to reinterpret the concept for us grown-up girls. Wearing the same little black dress every day for a year, Sheena made it fun and fresh by using recycled, donated, or borrowed accessories to spice up her style. From bright purple tights to crazy layering, she proved that wearing the same basic piece for 365 days straight is anything but boring – and extremely eco-friendly!

The Uniform Project, launched in May 2009, started out as a year-long fundraising platform for the Akanksha Foundation, which to date has provided funding for educational expenses (uniforms, books, etc) for 287 children living in India’s slums.  Though “Year 1″ has passed, there are rumors that Sheena has a new uniform project up her upcycled sleeves. In the meantime, donations are still welcome and limited editions of her little black dress (made from sustainable materials) will be available online soon. So in honor of Sheena’s mission, challenge yourself to a personal uniform project and either select an existing item from your closet or snag one of the limited LBD … and commit to wearing it at least three times a week. If you’re feeling creative and want to further lessen your style footprint, order the Uniform Project pattern and sew up your own dress. Pick out cherry red fabric or stitch on some wacky buttons to make it uniquely yours. For inspiration, check out Sheena’s picture book or sites such as the blog New Dress A Day or sewing site Threadbanger, which make eco-chic style easy and fun for us Greenista Girls.  Doing good has never looked so good!

Written by Greenista Guest Sasha

Photo by The Uniform Project and Limite Magazine

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Sep
27

Halloween costumes. Going Green? Or wearing Green?

Greenista Girl Neha

So,

You may not know this, but us greenistas have QUITE a sense of humor.  After a stressful day of phone calls, emails, texts, and god knows how many other ways of reaching me, I get the most hilarious email from my sister.

Subject line - Halloween costume?

Apparently according to all my mass e-mails, Halloween is around the corner. Oh gosh people, it is a MONTH away. LITERALLY. Come on? Can’t we all be in the present, relax, and hang out, and figure it out the week before?

She knew (as the artist I am) I have been trying to figure out what greenista girl outfit I should wear when at events. I have a beautiful green dress I usually wear that cinches in all the right places, and has a beautifully detailed neckline. Well. This is FAR from it!

http://www.costumeexpress.com/Go-Go-Green-Girl-Adult-Costume/61390/ProductDetail.aspx

Thought I might share this HILARIOUS tid bit. If I see any of you wearing this - I will laugh. Hard. Very Hard.

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  1. [...] to match that Halloween Costume? How about this umbrella from Totes? Sure it’s a bit obvious, but isn’t that the point? [...]

  2. adult costumes says:

    Wow dude, this is extremely good info, thankyou.

  3. queen of style says:

    i wish i could afford that kind of wardrobe, you know? sigh. one day.