Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Day: June 7, 2021

The Wedding Dress Repurposed – The New York Times

On May 17 at 9 a.m., Vanessa Reiser was in position, and all decked out in a $3,500 bridal dress from Lovely Bride in Manhattan specially designed for her first one-woman run through New York. The 285 miles, starting in Oswego, N.Y., and ending in J. Hood Wright Park, N.Y., would be completed over 12 days. For each of the nine counties she ran through, a donation would be made to a local domestic abuse shelter.

Ms. Reiser is not getting married; she has been married twice before (in 1998 for eight years and in 2013 for five years). And

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Literature’s greatest fashion disasters – BBC Culture

Much of the pain and deflation detailed here by Woolf lies in the gulf between the private pleasure of a garment and its public reception. How many of us have looked at ourselves in the mirror at home and felt delighted by a new outfit, only to have that joy punctured when we realise we are underdressed, overdressed, or somehow out of step with everyone else at an event? The feelings that result from these apparent ‘fashion disasters’ are awful and intimate: at once speaking to some of the deepest fears we hold about ourselves, and a symptom of the

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