Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Uniform Project - Fashion for a Cause

She's been at it since May 1, but Sheena Matheiken's Uniform Project is far from complete. She's wearing the same button-up black shift dress (well, she's rotating seven identical dresses) for 365 days to raise money for the Akanksha Foundation. The project statement on the website explains that this is an exercise in sustainable fashion to benefit the Akanksha Foundation's School Project to fund uniforms and educational supplies for children in the slums of India.

Not only is Sheena's 'uniform' fairly sustainable, her accessories are vintage, handmade and thrifted. Each day's photo lists the pieces of her ensemble, including links to designers' websites and etsy shops. Check out the photos going back to May; it should be fun to see how the uniform changes with the seasons (already evident with the recent shift to cooler fall temps) and how the accessories continue to bring variety.

This one from September 14 (during Fashion Week) is my personal favorite so far!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Designer's Downtown Market - September 12

Saturday's weather was perfect for browsing the Designers' Downtown Market on West Street at Ornamentea and Get Dressed. Delicious crepes were there for the sampling!

Beautiful handmade jewelry, pottery and textiles in delicious colors, too!

etsy local - Odds & Ends

Quickly falling in love with the wonderful free-form hand-felted accessories made by Elena for the Odds & Ends etsy shop. This one is called "Blossom".

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Traffic Jam part 2 - Something for Everybody

A warm Saturday afternoon was a great time to check out the Traffic Jam 2 flea market and block party put on by the folks at AHPeele on Capital Boulevard. There was a DJ, a band, homemade cookies and lots of handmade jewelry, art, fashion and thrifty finds. Check out Raleigh Street Fashion on Facebook for more photos.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fashion On The Move, Ninja Style

This isn't quite what we'd normally call 'on the move,' because we could have waited for this lovely lady to finish her phone call and turn around. Unfortunately we were pressed for time with an actual errand for work (and couldn't stop in to Revolver either), so this is what we have. Her top does remind me of the color wheel dress I've seen at Catch 22. A similar floaty feel with flecks of color, really a fairly perfect transition piece for fall.