|A Pure Fashion model from the Philippines.|
May 6, 2011. Manila, Philippines. “It’s not what you wear,
but who you are,” was the title of a recent
article published a major Filipino newspaper, the Philippine Daily
Inquirer. The article documents a recent Pure Fashion show held
on April 2 at Enderun College with 14 student models
and their “supermodel” mentors.
Pure Fashion has been active in
the Philippines for the past three years as a 10-month
program that teaches lessons about virtue, personal dignity, chastity, and
self-confidence while also imparting fashion and beauty advice, from how
to choose flattering fits and apply makeup to how to
walk the runway.
For the organizers of the Pure Fashion show
held at Enderun College, the event is “a celebration of
self-worth.” The girls not only walked the runway, but also
presented videos and skits, sang, performed dance routines, and gave
personal testimonies about how Pure Fashion has helped them grow
in their understanding of virtue and faith.
|The Pure Fashion show was "a celebration of self-worth."|
For model Trina
Manalo, one of the lessons was that God-confidence translates into
self-confidence. “Confidence means that you don’t need to compete with
the fashion trends, because only God can give us the
confidence that pulls us up where we want to be.”
also means having the confidence to be happy with how
God made you, and to trust that he made you
worthy of love, and capable of giving love.
love,” said Angela Poe, a “supermodel” mentor, “but you have
to wait for it because someone’s made for you. You
need to grow in love and be more of who
you are and who you want to be.”
information about how Pure Fashion helps young women to grow
in dignity and grace, visit the web site at www.purefashion.com.