One of my most favourite people in the world, Miranda July, has created the most beautiful project called Learning to Love you More (with Harrell Fletcher). I’m not sure I could love Miranda July any more than I already do (perhaps, unless, she came to visit me).
Miranda is unique in a world of banality. She is responsible for the beautiful and quirky feature film You and me and everyone we know and a strange and delightful collection of stories called No one belongs here more than you.
I want you to check out part of this inspiring project that deals with our relationship with our clothing.
It’s hosted at http://www.learningtoloveyoumore.com/reports/55/55.php
Photograph a significant outfit.
Remember exactly what you were wearing during a recent significant moment. Maybe it was the day that your boyfriend broke up with you, or the day your nephew was born, or the day you decided to become a vegetarian. It should be something that happened in the last six months. Lay out what you were wearing on the floor, as if you are dressing an invisible, flat person. Tuck the shirt in to the pants, the socks in to the shoes, etc. Don’t forget the other things that complete your outfit such as jewelry, purse, hat, etc. Do not add anything extra, like a wig or a mask – just the clothes you were wearing. Stand on a chair or table and photograph the clothes from directly above. Not from above at a slight angle, but so that the camera is pointing straight down. Send us the photo, along with the importance of the day, for example, “What I Was Wearing When I Got The Phone Call About Grandma Marris Dying.” Please try and keep your title/description as short as possible. Do not write on the actual photograph, and make sure your photo is in focus. Note: avoid moments that you knew would be significant and so dressed accordingly – such as graduation or Halloween. The outfit itself does not need to be significant, it is just what you happened to be wearing when something of emotional significance happened.
This entry beautiful and sad.
And this one is significant.
Check out this beautiful project… maybe you will contribute something too?