Friday, December 9, 2011

The Uniform, pt 2


When I first started blogging here, my first favorite site was the Uniform Project where one woman wore the same black dress everyday for 365 days.  I was not inspired to wear one dress the whole year but it made me think that clothes are not the most important things in the world.  But we have this desire to look good and express ourselves through our "style."  A few days ago, I watched a report on television about how the ukay-ukay "industry," which is illegal, killed (or is fast killing) the textile industry.  I am not an expert on the law, especially on this, and I am, as you may all know already, a very big fan of the ukay-ukay.  But I buy ukay-ukay because, I admit, I'm cheap that way. We know most big brands manufacture their clothes in China or in third world countries and most of these manufacturing companies do not have favorable working standards and conditions.   We know most big brands earn a lot from so little a capital (because of cheap labor and working conditions) and most of us patronize them because they're brands.  So I buy ukay-ukay because I'm cheap and I don't want to patronize brands.  I'm not saying I'm correct. I'm just saying that that's the way it is with me.

Anyway, back to the Uniform Project.  I have several little black dresses in my closet. And they go on heavy rotation. But I have already said this dress I'm wearing is my favorite black dress yet.  Here, am wearing it with a white vintage blazer, and thrifted suede pumps.  Another look of this LBD can be found here