It has been MONTHS since we last “spoke”…. life has its way of derailing whatever plans you may have sometimes… anyway hopefully I can FINALLY blog on a more regular basis. While I haven’t blogged in a while, I have been to some fashion events and I have a phone and camera full of content and I will be sharing some of that with you… so let’s get to it!
So what is Twentyone0six? “Twentyone0six is a ministry committed to developing artist in a modest fashion. They are dedicated promoters for modesty and promise to incorporate it into any interested individuals career; from runway modeling, print modeling, music production, and everything in between.” Last month I went to the La Modestie fashion show that was produced by Twentone0six. As you know I blog mostly about modest fashion, up until now most modest fashion events that I have gone to were Muslim or Islamic modest fashion. This was my first non-Islamic modest fashion event and it was very interesting to me. My idea of what is modest comes from an Islamic context, and while I understand modesty can be fairly subjective depending on the individuals point of view and their own value system, it was interesting to see what modesty means to others who are not Muslim.
To find out more about Twentyone0six, visit their website here. The show started with the host asking what modesty meant to members of the audience. Answers ranged from modesty being a personality trait, like being humble, to it being how a person carries themselves and if they are dressed appropriately for certain situations.This was quite fascinating to me, one because many people think of how one is dressed when they think of “modesty” and not about a personality trait of being humble. It was also eye opening because I saw that others (not just Muslims) think of modesty as more than JUST a way of dressing but also embodies how one speaks, acts, etc.
Here are some of the videos from the show: In case the links do not show up under the videos, here are the designers/stylists… HakeemahCMB did a multi-designer showcase, Tasnuva is the designer of ModestLily, and Jon Marc Collection was also shown. Unfortunately my battery died and I didn’t get to video the entire show (I know worst blogger ever!)