It’s tricky getting dressed as a wardrobe/prop stylist. You want to look like you’re put together because, well, that’s your job, but I also need to run around like a maniac all day while climbing up things, getting down on my knees, taking on and off my shoes, hauling Ikea bags full of wardrobe, jumping in and out of cube trucks. You name it; I’m half stylist, half construction worker, half mule, half kid wrangler. I also need to be able to stand for 12 hours and bend over while not showing my bits.
The next challenge I’ve run into as a wardrobe stylist is that I fear having decision fatigue. Since there is zero consistency to my job, each day presents new set questions as to how I’m going to tackle something. All day, every day, I’m making decisions for the better of the project and now, especially since having my daughter, I fear exhausting my creativity and common sense. (I knew I needed to find a short-cut when my husband asked what I wanted for dinner, and I responded, “I just want you to put food in front of my face.” My brain was fried.) If I can find one less thing in a day to decide, the better. I present to you, the JUMPSUIT.
JUMPSUIT is an ungendered, multi-use monogarment for everyday wear. It will be disseminated in two forms: as a pre-made garment for purchase, and as an open-source pattern, available to download free of charge. The Rational Dress Society, LLC., is currently developing a comprehensive new sizing system that can accommodate up to 48 different body types using gender-neutral terminology. Profits from JUMPSUIT will go into a fund to purchase a full page ad in American Vogue. The publication of the ad will mark the end of JUMPSUIT. – The Rational Dress Society
Not only is the JUMPSUIT functional, it fits like a dream. It’s beautifully made in Chicago, comes in durable fabrics, and is machine washable. Yes, it’s perfect. I have adopted this beauty in both the white and black as my new work uniform.