What a Modern Orthodox Jewish Fashion Editor Wore to her Divorce

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  • A beautiful and strong piece of writing about a Jewish orthodox fashion editor in New York who felt empowered by the clothes she was wearing during her important day of divorce.

  • “At one point, the rabbis asked me to stand directly across from my soon-to-be ex-husband, and I remember thinking I couldn’t do it—I was going to faint. And then I channeled the strength of my clothes. “

  • Religion has always been really important to me.

  • [wearing clothes] is not about wearing something loud; it’s not about wearing something that says “look at me.” You can really kind of start articulating who you are and what you want to say [through the statement you make via the clothes you have on].

Read the full story on Glamour.com

Religion has always been really important to me. Growing up as a modern Orthodox Jew, I went to yeshiva. I also grew up in Brooklyn, and I would lie, cheat, and steal to get onto the island of Manhattan. I remember saving up for my first pair of Manolo Blahniks when I was 16 years old, and I made myself fit into the last pair that was on sale in my size.