I was invited to speak at one of Project Redesign’s planning meetings early this week, and I was very honored and delighted to be there! I had a chance to talk to some lovely ladies and to tour around an ancient private school. Project Redesign is a fashion club started by the beautiful Miss Maryland Rachel Harkins, who is also a teacher at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, MD. I found out about this neat little project just last year when modest fashion retailer Christa Taylor spoke at the actual fashion show in May. You can read about my thoughts of last year’s event in my past post. I believe for this year’s show, they will be having me speak. I can’t wait to see it all unfold. The show is going to be held in April instead this year. The date and time are on the flyers that the students made with pictures of shoes from a calendar (I just put a few of them together). It would be great if you live around the DC-VA-MD area for you to stop by that night! Do you have a shop or something to promote? You may contact Rachel Harkins (rharkins[at]mountdesales[dot]org) for advertising.
The last photo you’ll find below is a picture of me with Ms. Harkins and the seniors from the club with all gorgeous smiles. I also took some photos of the other hardworking girls while they were making flyers. I have included a video of my awkward self from that day just so I could share with you what I had to say!
In case the video at the end of this post is barely audible, the point I was trying to drive home was that 1) I look up to women with high modesty standards, and I never think that they are “too much.” I will be humble and say that we should all be moving higher in our standards as our understanding of purity deepens; 2) even with the kind of relationship I had with my mom, I still love her very dearly; and 3) yes, modesty starts with the heart and with your motivations for dressing. Even with that said though, I think we need to be aware of covering up what is at least generally considered sexually enticing—cleavage, thighs, back, and silhouette emphasized through skin-tight clothing. I am putting emphasis on this, because a lot of us may be either unaware or choose to be aloof of how our clothing choices affect others. I really can’t stress enough how important it is to keep these areas concealed for the reasons I mentioned in my speech.
It was fun, and I really look forward to getting in touch and perhaps being a part of their lives in some small way!
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