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Posted in Fashion on April 3, 2010 by gisellesosa


Miami International Fashion Week featured its 12th annual event with designers from all over the world. It had the pleasure of presenting the unique clothing lines of Romina Heighes, Alexandra Donoso, Deepak Perwani, and Silvia Tcherassi.

 “There is no doubt that this was our best year ever,” said MIFW Founder and President Beth Sobol. “We had more than 58 international designers from 22 countries throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, India, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Lebanon, and Europe, who revealed their latest collections in women’s evening wear, prêt-a-porter, swimwear, men’s wear, jewelry and accessories. The judges had a tough time selecting this year’s winners.”

The complete list of the 2010 Miami Moda & Music awards recipients:

  • International Student Designer of the Year – Fatima Mohammed
  • Student Fashion Photographer of the Year – Emily Marie
  • Student Graphic Artist of the Year – Eric Clapper
  • Emerging Designer of the Year – Prashant Sudha
  • Prêt-A-Porter Style Award – Julian Chang
  • Excellence in Eveningwear Award – Jad Ghandour
  • Men’s Style Award – Nicolas Felizola
  • Victoria Puig de Lange International Style Award – Silvia Tcherassi
  • Designers Choice Award – Nicolas Felizola
  • Top Model of the Year – Ivana
  • Celebrity Style in Music – Marala
  • Tiffany Jewelry Design Award – Ankora Jewelry Designs
  • Creative Accessories Design Award – Vanessa Boulton Handbags
  • International Rising Star – Deepak Perwani, Pakistan
  • International Rising Star – Kanchana Thalpawila, Sri Lanka


God’s Glamour Girl

Posted in Fashion on February 20, 2010 by gisellesosa

"Glamour Girl"

The Qualities of God’s Glamour Girl

Who is God’s glamour girl and what are her admirable qualities?

According to Scripture, she is:

G – Gorgeous inside and out
She fears the Lord knowing He is the source of all good things.

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Proverbs 31:30

L – Laughter
She’s isn’t afraid to laugh out loud and she looks for ways to encourage others.

…the joy of the LORD is your strength.
Nehemiah 8:10

A – All about adoration
She’s got a heart for applauding her King. She loves to praise and worship her God.

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Psalm 100:1-2

M – Mercy
Her heart is full of compassion and her hands are ready to serve.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Colossians 3:12-14

O – Original
She’s uniquely herself. She places her whole life in God’s hands–knowing as His creation she already shines like a star.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…
Psalm 139:13-14

U – Understanding
She has a ravenous appetite for wisdom and she loves to read the Bible. She’s thirsty for truth and delights in understanding the mysteries of God.

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; 
through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.

Proverbs 24:3-4

R – Righteousness
She keeps herself pure. She desires to be an untarnished vessel for God’s anointing to flow through. Nothing is more important to God’s Glamour Girl than establishing heaven’s kingdom on earth.

But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.
My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long.

Psalm 71:14-15

God’s glamour girl is gorgeous inside and out. She’s filled with laughter.
She has a song in her heart. Mercy springs from her spirit.
She’s totally original. Her Bible is handy.
She uses her unique gifts and talents to share the saving message of Jesus with the world.

The Confident Christian Woman

Be encouraged glamour girl! You belong to the Most High God. As His daughter you live by another standard than one Hollywood and the fashion magazines portray. Heaven is your eternal home and you are astounding in unearthly beauty. With your life surrendered to Jesus you sparkle with radiance that Rodeo Drive wishes it had! You are spiritually savvy and God has created you to be exquisite in Him.

The more you sit at His feet, the more His image will be seen in you. He is love. How does anything else compare to that? Seriously, what could be more attractive than love?

The next time you look in the mirror, please don’t compromise your heart by comparing yourself to anyone else. There’s no one like you. Be confident in Christ. He created you to be beautiful beyond Beverly Hills and Sunset Boulevard.   

How about a deal? If you stop longing for the life of Anne Hathaway and let heradmire the princess in you, I’ll forget reasoning how I might be like Renee Zellweger and let her admire God’s radiance in me! Agreed?


Jacqueline Overpeck is a multi-published inspirational author who loves to offer encouragement to readers. Jacqueline and her husband, Arnold, are both CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speakers Services) graduates. They enjoy the outdoors, and traveling in their spare time with their Maltese dog, Coconut. Visit Jacqueline at Follow Jacqueline on Twitter.

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