for those of you who read Bust magazine, you probably already have come across this (it was in an issue a few months back), but i wanted to make sure everyone had heard of it, cuz it's think it's a fabulous idea:
i don't know about you, but i've still got several dresses that i'll never wear again, hanging in my closet, from proms & weddings past. what i've always hated about those events is that you are supposed to only wear a dress once (otherwise it's a social faux pas) and then get another one, etc. i never really thought of the economic impact that might have on girls who can't afford even a single prom dress for one of the most important nights of their young lives. now, whatever your views on proms (i'm not a huge fan myself), just please keep in mind how important of a night this is for most high school girls.
with those things in mind, an organization was founded in 2002 to collect old wedding/prom/event dresses and "recycle" them, by giving them away free to young girls (who probably couldn't otherwise afford such nice formalwear) to wear for their proms! i love the idea - check it out at
and then, hopefully, make a donation! i'm definitely planning on doing so. i'd much rather see those old dresses go to use (and hopefully make some girl's special night magical) than collect dust.
all right, that's all from me for now! thanks for listening. :)
TITLE: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
AUTHOR: Michael Chabon