I have a seven-year-old sister named Lucienne.
She is very opinionated and loves to give me advice about everything. One of her favorite pastimes is talking about fashion, so I decided to allow her to pick out my clothes for a few days. I told her that I needed outfits to wear on school days and I let her take care of the rest. Here are a few of her fashion rules:
- Pretty girls never wear pants
- Pink is the best color
- Sparkles are always appropriate
- Always put your hair in an updo
- Always get dressed up
- Glamorous girls wear perfume
- Wear lots of jewelry
All of the following outfits were approved by Lucie herself, but I "don't look as smashing as [her] ideas."
I decided to wear the outfits while doing the things I would ordinarily do in order to show the contrast between how I looked in Lucie's clothes and what I would normally wear. I decided to start by applying perfume and putting my hair in a glamorous updo.
I then checked the mail. I felt silly wearing this in front of all the people driving on University Avenue, but I'm sure I made someone laugh that day.
I then walked to campus and stopped to read the Daily Universe, like I often do.
I ran into a friend and we chatted for a bit. She was a little embarrassed to be seen with me while I was dressed up, so she didn't stay long.
I also talked to someone I didn't know to see how he would react. He was smiling and trying not to laugh for the whole conversation, especially after I told him why I was dressed like this.
I walked around campus like this and felt very out of place, so I was glad that it was kind of empty.
I ran into another friend who thought that my project was hilarious. She even was willing to walk with me a little way.
While working on this project, I found that I got a lot more attention than I normally do. Most people would glance at me and look confused as they walked by, and some smiled or laughed. The people I talked to either thought I was crazy or creative, but all of them were reluctant to take a picture with me. I'm glad I don't dress like this every day, because apparently it's a little off-putting to dress like a seven-year-old.