Saintly Stylin-High Fashion Modesty

Modesty first,Fashion & Style second.
Exploring modesty in modern fashion.


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MIAMI — In a society saturated with photo-edited images of models on magazine covers, not to mention billboards pushing plastic surgery, three young Catholic women from Miami are facing down the beauty industry — and not just figuratively.

Loretta Young starred alongside Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, David Niven, Clark Gable, and many others during her film career. Young, the third child in an impoverished family, was almost aborted. Her mother’s doctor urged her to abort and have another child when the family’s financial situation was more stable.
Resisting pressure, Young’s mother instead sought help from her local church. Young began earning money for her family at age four with her performances on the stage and screen.
She continued to support her mother until her mother’s death at age 96. Young said to those contemplating abortion, “Be careful; be very careful. Abortion is wrong to start with, but in addition, you don’t know who or what you are aborting.” Loretta Young died on August 12, 2000 after a battle with ovarian cancer, but Feminists for Life celebrates her life, the decision made by her mother, and the support provided by a caring community.


Christian Dior Fall 2014 Haute Couture Collection




Christian Dior, Fall 2014


Photo Mark Shaw’s

Dior creative director Marc Bohan with models from his first collection Spring-Summer 1961.

You are valuable and irreplaceable. If you are ever told otherwise, do not believe it. (via thedailypozitive)


Giambattista Valli fall 2014 couture details


Dolce & Gabbana: Couture Capri 2015

Dolce & Gabbana’s haute couture, or alta moda, show was molto exclusivo. Staged in a cove on the island of Capri for a select audience of just 200 press and clients, even photography was restricted, except Instagram of course. So, we scoured the accounts of the Instagram-addicted fashion great and mighty to find the best images of the collection. It reminds me of a royal wedding in a Shakespearean play set in Italy. Because, well, it’s regal (just look at the golden crowns and rich textiles), it’s Italian (obviously, it’s Domenico and Stefano we’re talking about here and it’s theatrical (those ballgowns belong in a film or play, don’t they?). It’s beautiful, in a very Italian principessa kind of way. But then Dolce and Gabbana always do Italian principessa well.

Images: Instagram: @irasimonov, @stefanogabbana, @suzymenkesvogue, @fashion_curator

By Ted Stansfield

I was introduced to the idea of modesty being a virtue that I should embrace as a young girl. For a long time there was pressure from certain circles of friends who said women could only be modest was by wearing boy’s baggy shirts and skirts that reach the ankles in order to hide their bodies.

I was a member of those groups where dressing frumpy was defined as modesty, and all those other people are being impure. I soon discovered that these girls were going about enacting the virtue of modesty in the wrong way.

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