Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jilly's Metal Free Challenge

By Jilly Chen '13

I’m going metal-free in my wardrobe. Why? I don’t hold a grudge against the Steelworkers’ Union. I’m not protesting third-world labor practices. I’m just curious to see if I can pull it off.

I participated in an fMRI experiment this weekend and I couldn’t have any metallic traces on my body. As I went through my clothing options that morning, I found the task harder than I expected. And so, I decided to challenge myself to a metal-free week. My inspiration also partly stems from The Uniform Project, in which a "pilot" pledges to wear one dress for 365 days to promote a cause.

The first picture is me on "Day O." I wore this outfit for the fMRI experiment.

Today marks Day 1 of my experiment, and here are some ground rules:

1) No metal on any clothing item

2) No jewelry

*3) Purse and watch are excluded

Let's see what happens this week...


Anonymous said...

this is rather pointless.

indignant '11 said...

Couldn't you give up meat or dairy or sweat-shop-made clothes for a week? Something that made some kind of difference or made you consider your actions in some kind of moral way? What a waste of time.

Anonymous said...

I see metal in your shoes (second pic) and on your purse (first).

Anonymous said...

Those wet-look tights from day 1 are rather hot - are you single?