Leaves For Medicine

“Along both banks of the river, fruit trees of every kind shall grow; their leaves shall not fade, nor their fruit fail…Their fruit shall serve for food, and their LEAVES FOR MEDICINE.” Ezekiel 47:12 Some of you may be wondering … Continue reading

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Crown of Beauty Magazine

Order the Beauty Issue of “Crown of Beauty magazine,” and use promo code “FashionedByFaith,” (my book title) for $1.00 off! This is a great ministry to support for only $3.99, and also get some great, godly advice to boot! http://www.crownofbeautymagazine.com/TheBeautyIssue.html … Continue reading

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“YOU wear it!”

While working in Greece, I shot for an editorial and was asked to get into my next outfit. We had been shooting on location and were now back at the studio. It had been a long day. A normal shooting … Continue reading

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Prom Dresses: Elegant or Suggestive?

Last year, in the midst of prom season, I was on a search for FOUR formal gowns for myself. I was a judge for the Miss North Carolina pageant, the preliminary for Miss America. Let me just say, “Moms, I … Continue reading

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Plus-sized Purity

By now, you know I’m a huge fan of modeling modesty. I teach it, I model it, I’ve written the book on it. I’ve shared the standards for it, relayed the point of it and promoted God’s instruction for it. … Continue reading

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Essentials for a Modest (Fall) Wardrobe

Sometimes, it’s hard to know where to start in building a modest wardrobe. When I began looking at my wardrobe from a modest perspective, I was amazed at how few things I actually threw out.  The reason is due to … Continue reading

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i am second.

I have been a professional model for 20 years. I moved to New York City as a teenager and quickly started making money and enjoyed seeing myself on the covers and in the pages of fashion magazines. Yet, I was … Continue reading

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Stop the Clothing War! (How to shop with your teenage daughter)

First things first. Decide what is needed by cleaning out her closet. The items that are in good shape but no longer fit can be taken to a consignment store. The Style Exchange will pay you cash on the spot. … Continue reading

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Modesty on Spring Break

Just for fun—and as a point of research for this article—I Googled “Modesty on Spring Break.” I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised to be redirected to: ‘No results found for “Modesty on Spring Break.”’ In other words, according to … Continue reading

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Really, JC Penny?!

This past Sunday, I hurried through the newspaper looking for the coupon section and came across the JC Penny flyer tucked away within. These were the shorts that got my attention. Advertised to Juniors (and to their money wielding moms) were … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Opinion of Modest Swimwear

Everyone has opinions of what should or should not be considered modest, especially when it comes to swimwear. For some, the girl in the center is not dressed modestly because her legs and neck are showing. Don’t laugh. For many … Continue reading

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Top Ten Healthy Habits for the Holidays

Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, there are plenty of opportunities to splurge on extras and skimp on exercise. (Not to mention the Halloween candy that’s left to munch on!) Here are some tips for maintenance through the holidays that … Continue reading

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Modesty’s Top Ten

Here are my top 10 tips for modeling modesty: 1. Choose skirts that are no more than 4 fingers (side by side) above the knee.  When you sit, it will still rise a bit, but by covering your thighs, you’ll still … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Reflection

“And we all, who with unveiled faces reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image…” -2 Corinthians 3:18a             All good photographers know that when they’re shooting they need good light. The light source is possibly the most … Continue reading

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I want to be a Model

I want to be a Model “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. –Jeremiah 29:11 “I want to be … Continue reading

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Every Kiss begins with “Kay”

So I got the call. My booker asked if I would be willing to shoot for one of America’s largest jewelers…Kay Jewels. What a lovely honor. Wearing beautiful–and very expensive jewelry–for their in-store posters, and getting paid well to do … Continue reading

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Younger Feet?

Younger Feet

I recently was asked by my agency to submit recent pictures of my feet for a possible photo shoot. A big one. “No problem,” I thought. I shoot “hands and/or feet” jobs often. The trick is my smaller-than-the-average-model size 7 foot. … Continue reading

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Protection for your Family

Why the Internet is Full of Temptations (and what we can do about it) How many times have you heard a story about an Internet-related problem in the past few months? I’m not just talking about things like identity theft … Continue reading

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Skinny Jeans VS. Jeggings

I’m a sucker for fashion—always have been. But jeans lately have veered toward tight-fitting, or even skintight. In fact, jeans that are so tight, are not considered jeans at all. They’re “Jeggings.” Jean material in the cut of leggings. While … Continue reading

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Corporate Modesty

‘The Harvard Business Review writes about how dressing professionally and conservatively can advance careers: “Women, in particular, believed that dressing the part was a vital factor in attaining success: 53% of them felt aspiring female execs needed to toe a … Continue reading

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