Fashion Fridays! Green the New Black!

…he will give a crown of beauty for ashes… Isaiah 61:3

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As we become more conscious of the effects we are having on our environment we start looking for ways to minimize our carbon footprint. Finding lucrative ways to be creative in all things including, FASHION!

One of the catalyst that is hitting up the scene with it’s dynamic approach to the Runway and it’s many adoring fans is Redress Raleigh!

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Based in North Carolina Redress Raleigh is known throughout the Triangle, NC for hosting the premiere eco-fashion show of the region. Starting with their 1st show in March 2009, the annual Spring show highlights innovative, accessible, and wearable responsibly-made fashion.

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As a designer I was honored to be part of Redress Raleigh Fall Expo & Fashion Runway special of Eco-Conscious Designs. I had created and designed handbags along with matching scarves hitting the catwalk with a flare and passion for GOD.

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God is incredibly Faithful and when you are called to do something GOD surely provides. This may be my first steps into fashion but it’s surely guided by the grace of God.

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I’ve never really considered the impact the fashion world has on what I wear, nor the impact that my own clothing makes. Until I myself stumbled across this new world.

Sustainability is definitely becoming a new way for artists and innovative designers to express themselves giving mainstream Fashion a run for their wallets.

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It’s not only now hip to wear a local designer, made in the USA or sustainability friendly, it’s a necessity, as our world plummets with unethical ways of creating garments. (I mean have you seen the sweat shops in these other countries?)

Next time you buy those new pair of shoes, or that extravagant top. Ask yourself, what impact are you making? What message do you want to say with who you choose to wear.

Choose wisely, Choose local.

Heavens get yourself a Natural True Beauty Bag! That’s a start. Visit the Online Etsy Shop: Natural True Beauty by Linda Mendible

Use Promo Code: GODISGOOD to get 25% off your next purchase!

Until Next Time! Ciao!

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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Down the Runway @RedressRaleigh

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

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This weekend Redress Raleigh was conducting their first Fall Eco-Friendly Fashion Show interviews. I was one of these designers who was called in.

If you’re not familiar with Redress Raleigh, Get Familiar! They are doing a great sustainability fashion movement here in the North Carolina Wake County area, and I’m just blessed to be a part of it and that I was picked! As one of the designers to strut their designs down the Runway Coming this Fall,

November 16th, 2013, at the Durham Armory!

 photo DSCF1232_zps6c1d1f05.jpgJamie on the left and Beth on the right, Mor was in LA, but they are the owners & masterminds behind Redress Raleigh! An honor to be in their presence.

As all interviews it can be a bit nerve racking. Did I ask the right questions did I say enough? Did I say too much? All these questions can go through your head and I’m just thankful I’ve worked hard to get my vision for Natural True Beauty’s Fall Collection into reality! Thank you Jesus.

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I also didn’t go unprepared, thank the Lord, I managed to create wonderful pieces before the interview and also have a wonderful photo-shoot which also brought the designs to life. I also developed a neat simple packet of my inspiration and the looks. I’ve also showed Redress Raleigh something a little extra. Eco Friendly SCARVES! To go with the Collection! I’m just ecstatic and excited for this opportunity and if you are wondering what these scarves may look like, why not attend the Fashion Show!! That’s were you will see them first!

Last year, I wasn’t picked and it just goes to show if you don’t get discouraged, and you believe in your heart that you are meant to do what you’re meant to do. Doing it with all your heart, with all the challenges that come in the way and all the opportunities, taking the good with the bad, that just makes you that much more capable, that much more better. I’ve learned so much and to be honest the Greatest Lesson I’ve learned this season is,

We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9

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I hope that what ever dream God has placed in your heart, that you take this little blog post as an example that GOD can open the right doors. Don’t ever Give up and Don’t ever Give in. There’s a reason why you have the talents that you have. There’s a reason why you have that passion in your heart. And when you do it with all your heart for GOD nothing is in vain. When you do it with passion & Love God will most definitely Guide your steps. Just Believe.

Thank you Redress Raleigh for this wonderful opportunity. Thank you Jesus for Guiding me. For always being there even in the trying times.

Want to read more about Redress Raleigh? Check out this article: http://jenhaynes.com/posts/redress-raleigh-eco-fashion/

Until Next Time! Ciao!!

 photo _DSC5119copy_zpsf41d2f43.jpegLina (my baby sis) From my Fall Photoshoot, Rocking out one of my Fall Collection Bags! Hope to see ya at the Fashion Show!

Video of the day:  Tercer Cielo – Lindo Viaje

still being [molly]

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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