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It's Corduroy Appreciation Day! Meet the Corduroy Poet Laureate

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Today is 11/11/11, which is cool for people who love palindromes and for people who love corduroy. The Corduroy Appreciation Society is hosting events throughout the country, including a ball in New York. The poet laureate of the CAS, Emily Gordon, will be reading an original composition at the event, so she needed a killer corduroy ensemble to wear for her big moment. Not only did she accomplish her task (pictured), she sent us some photos of what she'll be sporting tonight, with a head to toe.

·Hat: '30s vintage hat from eBay ("This hat would make a great hat for any collector of hats" --listing)
·Skirt: handmade by Rosanna Nevius on Etsy
·Shoes: Charlotte Russe corduroy heels from eBay
·Blouse pin: leftover material from skirt
·Bag (with matching change purse, not pictured): handmade last week by my mom, Martha Gordon, in Barton, Vermont

Though Emily's poem for tonight is still a carefully guarded secret, you can see a sestina that she wrote, "The Fabric of Democracy," for a previous CAS event.

Image via Aurore Labenheim

· 11/11/11 is Corduroy Appreciation Day [Racked]
· Corduroy Club [Official Site]