Monday, June 30, 2008

Classy and Fabulous

My youngest Church-Lady-in-training was recently blessed to attend a very girly retreat. Among the recommended resources she got there was Eliza, a fashion magazine "created for women who want to be stylish, sexy, and engaged in the world while retaining high standards in dress, entertainment, and lifestyle. Eliza strives to bring you the best of fashion without any of the trash. We will not uncover the sexual secrets to make him want you, promote people who are glitz with no substance, or glorify lifestyles that we know do not bring happiness. We are dedicated to finding up-and-coming fashion lines, showcasing pieces that are worth the big price tags, and discover deals that are just as hip at your local low-end department stores−along with presenting articles on uplifting entertainment, current issues, creative ideas, and life in general."

It's beautifully produced with an interesting mix of features like History Repeats Itself (my issue is all about the style of Grace Kelly), an article entitled New York Women in their Favorite Skirts, some music and movie reviews and even a few serious articles. Their archives have some particularly interesting articles on fashion history. (Ever wonder where the little black dress came from?) Some of the advertisers have a decidedly Salt Lake City flair, but not that's not evident in the magazine at all.

My favorites:
Funky Frum is "the place to shop for stylish modest apparel. We offer a collection of trendy modest clothing and the basics including modest tops and tees, layering pieces, below-the-knee and long skirts, suits and modest dresses that won't compromise your femininity and contemporary sense of style." (That PERFECT hat pictured above is from this site.)

Check here for slips that are meant to be shown.


visionoil said...

Dear Margaret-

I wanted to let you know about a new company that may be of interest to you and your readers. Christa Taylor is a 21 year old Christian designer dedicated to producing high quality chic and trendy clothing that allows women to be fashionable without being suggestive. She resounding rejects the notion that modesty must be frumpy and has set out to disprove that notion through her clothing line. Christa operates her business as a family enterprise involving two brothers, her father and two sisters. She is also committed to donating at least 5% of her sales to the poor and towards advancing social justice around the world. You can find her site at We would love for you to check us out and possibly list us a resource on your site. Thanks for your time and consideration.

Stephen Taylor

Amy said...

Sierra Brooke is a great site to get stylish modest clothes for ladies and girls!

Check it out:

They are afforadable and have cute tops, skirts, and dresses. They have a section called Brooke's Closet that offers modest clothing and nothing is over 10 dollars!