Working at National Geographic, every day is different, and most days are strange. On Monday, you might spend a couple hours interviewing the world's top experts on mollusks, Tuesday might bring a spirited discussion about hippo infanticide, and Wednesday we're freakin' because we can't find the latest stats on potato consumption in Asia. In a word, it's awesome.
Even so, when my fabulous editor and the vice president of communications came into my humble intern office and said, "We have a naked neanderthal. We want to do something fashion-y. We need your help.", it was a little stranger than usual. And, in a word, it was awesome.
So I spent a week tracking down Project Runway designers and trying to convince them to design an outfit for a neanderthal named Wilma (which is the new opening line of my resume, by the way). The results, including the supremely rad sketch below (courtesy of Blayne), went up on the NGM blog yesterday. Please check it out, and leave a comment about your favorite design, if you feel so inclined!
p.s. Thanks so much to Jezebel, Slaves to Fashion, and the other blogs and news sites that have linked to the post so far!