Warning: This isn't a post for your brothers. I don't want to stumble anyone.
Guess what I got in the mail yesterday? The Illinois Coolbook 2011. Being all of 16, I'm going to the prom, right? Well, no. But they think so apparently. Being the designing/sewing/fashion type I was a little excited, as anybody would be. "Oh cool! Maybe some inspiration, or at least I can see what is in this season." Well, I was inspired and I now know what is in, but I can't say I was impressed. In fact, I was rather appalled. I know everybody is going green and cutting back, but really, putting holes in dresses? Surely we are not that desperate! :-) If you are interested in seeing what was in the book, it is all online.
The coolbook. If this is cool, we ought to be so uncool. Anyway, something I noticed, even though they were still strapless, the models all looked so much better in white! The white dress pictures were taken outside with the sun in the background and flowers and if the dresses were more modest I would go so far as to say it was well made, very pretty, and very feminine. However...
The pictures taken inside used (mostly) seductive poses, really bright colors, guady jewelry (all probably a throwback to who knows when), weird holes, and legs...
Hip high slits were ubiquitous and the models were obvious trying to show as much of their legs as possible. Sequins and beads covered almost every bodice, drawing very inappropriate attention. Seriously though, their whole carriage, there attitude would say the exact same thing even if she was wearing a turtleneck and long flowy skirt.
Girls who go to prom are 16, 17, or 18. I'm 16. Many of my readers are probably 14 to 19. We are all in the same group guys. This is what our generation thinks is cool. Hopefully this isn't our view. But what do we do?
Think about it......
........What can we do?
There is so much sewing and design talent out there in the blogosphere. You may not know who you are, but I've seen you. You guys are great. There has got to be something we can do!
How can we make a difference for Christ? We all want to be different, but we should not be different for different's sake. We need to be different for JESUS. Get in your Bible and study. Find out why you dress modestly and know how to defend it. Be ready to give and answer as Timothy says.
We can make a difference gals.
I'm working on something in my head and I'll post about it soon, but until then, just think about it.