Welcome to the new U.P site! A project about daily change can't stay the same forever, right? Well now is the time for that makeover. We will be rolling out the new U.P website this week, so please bear with the little hiccups while we get there. What you will see is not just a design revamp, but also a categorical reorganization of the past 2 years of U.P adventures. Add to that a much-needed upgrade of our technology framework to accommodate for more flexible content updates, and presto, welcome to U.P's whole new look. You will notice that there are a few things missing, but you will also discover a lot of new features… Get the the full update >

Uniform Project was born in May 2009, when one girl pledged to wear a Little Black Dress for 365 days as an exercise in sustainable fashion. Designed to also be a fundraiser for the education of underprivileged children in India, the project acquired millions of visitors worldwide and raised over $100k for the cause. U.P then continued into Year 2 with a monthly series of select Pilots taking on the 1-Dress challenge for causes of their choice. Today, women around the world continue to take on the 1 Dress challenge and wear U.P LBDs as an expression of socially conscious fashion. Get the Full Story >

Archive for January, 1970

Under the Clock Tower

Posted on: January 1st, 1970 by admin No Comments

The Coach bus pulled into Cornell’s Theatre Arts Center around 9:25PM last night, just in time for me to stop in the Vietnamese restaurant to get “my usual.” I’ve been out of college for some time, but the owner remembers me so it’s always welcoming to drop in and say “Hello.” Does he remember all the faces that pass through his little restaurant? One may never know.

I opened my windows wide this morning and the sun’s strong white ladyfingers stretched through the gauzy curtains. An elderly passerby cast the longest shadow over the sidewalk and into the gardens. A thin crust of snow clung to the frigid ground. The walls of Comstock, which housed Tom’s office, formidably stand above all other edifices. I hope to see someone there today, anyone really… I want to know whether he had his beautiful mind up until he passed. It’s a peace of mind that I can’t quite explain, but am determined to find out.

Then a few meetings on campus, a few reminiscent moments with my professors, former colleagues and then my two talks…

I can honestly say that Cornell holds a very special place in my heart. A sudden shudder of realization overtook me last time I was here in December – I’d never come back here to study…the walls became too small, too controlling long ago, but I will always remember them as the education that helped set me free as a teenager…

Today’s dress: Silk, Italian-made Gucci blazer worn over the LBD with loosely ruffled bottom and a deep V-neck for one of the most exquisite re-created vintage jewelry pieces I’ve seen in a long time (Thea Grant); black nylon ankle socks (Stockingirl); and Lela Rose Bolivar wedge with loosely woven basket-weaving for Payless.

Song: The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice

Spreading one’s wings

Posted on: January 1st, 1970 by admin No Comments

Well, the time has come for a beautiful end to a beautiful project. Like a butterfly emerging from its month-long chrysalis, it is time for me to symbolically emerge from my Little Black Dress.

This time, bedecked as a vest top tied loosely in back w/Carasan’s silk tie – and symbolically removed in the final images, always within reach for a day of inspired adornment. I paired this w/ Charmone heels & a vintage jeweled necklace passed down from my Great Grandmother. All worn today for a final hooray at a fashion cocktail event…

Thank you for your generous donations. After a very emotional talk at Cornell, it was so lovely to receive a note from Sheena informing me that we have surpassed our goal of building 2 wells.

A special thanks to Sheena & team; Carasan Designs for creating such a wonderful, versatile dress + all the giveaways; to the UP community for all your support & generous donations up to the last min of the last hr of the last day; to Payless for matching the funds + zoe&zac gifts; Marko Cecic-Karuzic, Rory Gunderson, & Chris Newburg for generously donating their time + creativity in helping me showcase my LBD. From the bottom of my heart – thank you. Photo: Marko in the Brooklyn Winery.

Ne’er ask me what raiment I’ll wear, for I have no more doublets than backs, no more stockings than legs, nor no more shoes than feet…”
— William Shakespeare, Sly, in The Taming of the Shrew

Finale: Big Jet Plane, Angus & Julia Stone; If you want me to stay, Sly & The Family Stone.