Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bright Young Things Style Challenge

Bright Young Things LBD worn with my own Comme des Garcons skirt, vintage Turban, Slow and Steady Wins the Race sunglasses, and vintage heels, bag, lace top, and belt from Cobblestones. All photos from You Bright Young Things.

Last week, I was asked to participate in the Bright Young Things Style Challenge, along with several other local bloggers. Designer Eliza Starbuck original created the super-versatile Little Black Dress fom The Uniform Project, in collaboration with blogger Sheena Matheiken. Sheena wore the dress for one full year, styled many different ways, in order to raise money to pay for the educational expenses of children living in the slums of India. Sheena has thus far raised over $100,000 for The Akanksha Foundation, and the dress itself has already been snatched up by hundreds of women worldwide. Basically, it's the hardest working LBD on the market.

We were assigned the challenge of styling the dress to reflect our own personal style, using items from our own personal wardrobes, as well as clothes from East Village vintage store, Cobblestones. I had a great time putting together these two outfits, and hanging out at the store with all the gorgeous ladies from the Bright Young Things crew. Cobblestones has been an East Village must-stop vintage destination for thirty years (!!!) now, and I was overwhelmed by the treasure trove of goodies to chose from. You can spend an eternity looking through the store, and even after two hours of rummaging, I had barely scratched the surface. It was also fun running into some of my fellow bloggers--Pamela of Market Publique is always a sweetheart. Make sure to check out the rest of the style challengers here, and vote for all of us on the Bright Young Things Facebook page by "liking" your favorite style!

EDIT: I forgot to mention that by voting, you are automatically entered into the Voter's Dress Drawing to win a Bright Young Things LBD of your own! Voting ends at midnight on August 1st!

These gold vintage heels from the 40's were so comfortable!

My second look, aside from my Slow and Steady Wins the Race sunglasses, was entirely put together from the vintage available at Cobblestones.


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bravegrrl said...

love the shoes in the second look :) classic!

Emily said...

lusting the head piece.. the glasses, the jacket and belt with the gold shoes. BEAUTIFUL.

melina bee said...

I especially love the first outfit and your use of the turban and pink skirt made it very unusual. great toe nail color too

Maggie said...

I love that turban. The shoes are amazing though.

pullyoursoxup said...

Love both the skirts!! I followed The Uniform Project am so glad it took off in such a big way - where to buy the dress?

E.J. Starbuck said...

Tiffany, you had us all freaking out over your hot pink skirt. That was so fun, I think you spent the longest going through all the stuff at the store, but you're right to, that place is a serious treasure trove!

Charles said...

i love it1 you would never be able to guess that you used the same lbd, the outfits are so different and unique :) xx

M said...

great turban!


shonshon8 said...

My favorite is the turban outfit; the Comme des Garcons skirt is amazing and love the vintage gold heels too.

carlyjcais said...

I "liked" your look on FB! I especially loved the first photo with the gorgeous pink skirt and the pops of color with the black. You look like a chic 2010 version of Joan Collins! (In a good way:-)

Congratulations about the competition and best of luck!