Brie Fainblit is an L.A. County high school senior who set out to make her own prom dress from scratch because her family couldn’t afford to buy one. Her material of choice is soda-can tabs, which she crocheted into a one-of-a-kind dress, along with a matching clutch and choker for herself and a vest and belt for her boyfriend James. Here they are on their way to the dance:
Brie’s project was the subject of an installment in Times reporter Nita Lelyveld’s wonderful City Beat series. Readers of the story generously donated prom shoes, jewelry, cufflinks for James, limo service for the couple and more. The day after the prom, James asked Lelyveld to pass a message along to readers who had offered help: “Please let them know how incredibly grateful we are. We are not prideful people, but they have made us feel so good.”
So I deleted all the content first. They said I don’t properly credit my posts and that they’ve been receiving constant complaints about copyright infringement (someone has been diligently reporting my blog lol).
How ironic is that? When at least 98% of ALL of Tumblr’s content is uncredited and…