Thursday, September 25, 2008

Project "Runaway"

Last night we put on a Modesty Fashion Show for the young women in our church. We called it "Project Runaway" (Run away from the immodest trends of the world because modest is the hottest!) It was a great success and the girls had a wonderful time. We started out with a wacky fashion show where the leaders showed what NOT to wear, including:

Spaghetti straps... (that's real spaghetti draped over her shoulders!):

Daisy Dukes:

A "plunging" neckline:

And a "bear midriff":

But the real highlight of course was when the young women modeled thier outfits. They modeled casual styles as well as more formal gowns and each of them just radiated true beauty. They really showed that you can be beautiful and still maintain dignity by not showing too much skin. After the show, there was a brief talk by the emcee who did a great job. We discussed the standard from the "For the Strength of Youth" guide: "Your body is God's sacred creation. Respect it as a gift from God, and do not defile it in any way. Through your dress and appearance, you can show the Lord that you know how precious your body is. You can show that you are a disciple of Jesus Christ. The way you dress is a reflection of what you are on the inside. When you are well groomed and modestly dressed, you invite the companionship of the Spirit and can exercise a good influence on those around you." And offered them resources online to find modest clothing and of course it was all followed by refreshments.

It was so much fun, and thanks to the help of the other leaders, and volunteers who assisted with hair and make-up, it turned out great. I just love these girls! I know they are trying to live the standards of the church in a world that mocks virtue and chastity. I am amazed at their willingness to stand up for their moral convictions even when it is unpopular to do so, and when they feel pressured from the media and their friends to do otherwise. I hope this fashion show helped them feel inspired and encouraged to keep trying.


Sarah C said...

That was so much fun. I am really proud of the young women for representing good standards. The fashion show was a huge success. You could tell all of the girls felt beautiful and had a great time.

Reilly Faith said...

If you ever want YSA Women to come do modesty talks I know there are bunches of us who would most def. be willing to do so! I know I still have dresses from High School Dances we could show.. And most of them are immodest dresses converted to modest ones!

nicole said...

Wow, thanks Reilly! I'll have to take you up on that offer at some point because I know the girls really look up to you! Thanks!!


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