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‘GO GREEN DRESS’ EXCLUSIVE COLUMN BY THI NGUYEN

GREEN MEANS GO

THE ORIGIN OF GOGREENDRESS And go I did with my green dress, but where did it all begin?

What is the meaning of the GoGreenDress?

What does it stand for?

Where did you get your green dress?

Do you have multiple dresses?

These are some of the questions I get when people see my images of the GoGreenDress. The curiosity of my fans made me realize it is a story worth sharing.

If you know me, you will know that I take pleasure in a good deal and love finding the hidden gems. I enjoy thrift shopping, consignment shopping and estate sales. I truly believe that one person's trash can be another's treasure. By shopping for second hand goods, I am saving money but more importantly I am helping the environment.

On one of my shopping trips I stumbled across a beautiful emerald green dress that caught my eye. Uncertain of what it was I pulled it off the rack and instantly fell in love with the color. It was a dress made by Topshop and although the front of the dress isn't what I would normally wear, the color was exquisite so I had to try it on. Best part, it was in my size with a price tag of $19.99! The dress is made with 100% silk and although the front of the design was not to my liking I purchased the dress and did some simple hand alterations.

“…I decided to take this dress on a few little trips to Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park and Havasupai Falls.”

Initially, I intended on wearing this dress to an event and absolutely loved how it flowed, especially how light it was. Prior to doing so I decided to take this dress on a few little trips to Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park and Havasupai Falls. At first we took fun 'fashion' photos and then I started wanting to take more scenic photos. Wow! Not only did the dress pop against the natural backdrop but it made you want to pay close attention to the surrounding area. It finally dawned on me when I took the dress to hike Havasupai Falls that this dress can become a symbol, a representation of something greater than myself. It can become a movement.   121 AWARENOW / THE SOURCE EDITION

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