Big reveals are fun…. Suddenly the person looks great, life is great and we all go home.
Not so fast.
An inside job…
There is much more to transformation than external changes… Unlike what we see in the media, real change can be slow and involves ongoing internal work as well. Here is a unique opportunity to share in Mattie’s inner thoughts and feelings as she comes to this style journey.
Mattie checks in…..
When we first met Mattie, she felt unable to confidently present herself. She was concerned that her external appearance did not match her internal self-image. While her journey may not be entirely complete, she feels now more aware.
RM: How did you feel at the end of this process? Do you feel differently now, than when you first began working with Revealing Modesty?
Mattie: “I have been thinking about how to respond to this honestly. Truthfully, I’m having a difficult time answering this question, because I don’t want to give the impression that my experience was anything less than total awesomeness.
“However, honestly I’m not at the point yet, where I can wake up every morning and feel ready to put my best self out there. Many aspects of my life are too complicated and contribute to these feelings. Yet, at the same time, I have the confidence that on the days when I need to put my best foot forward, to present my most awesome self, I can put in the required effort, and succeed.”
RM: What have you gained from this style journey?
Mattie: “Truthfully, I’m very grateful to have had this opportunity, which empowered me to envision my best impression. I have learned valuable information and practical tips.”
RM: Why is this journey important to you as a spiritual woman?
Mattie: “My constant spiritual evolution enabled me to begin this journey of physical transformation. Even if I do not use these tools daily, I am able to use them when I feel it is necessary. I can feel awesome and confident. I am able to reflect all of the unique aspects that Hashem (G-d) has given me. I will always be grateful to Revealing Modesty for this knowledge and support.”
To complete Mattie’s journey, we called on two special women who are great resources for the modest community.
Meet ~ Eve Emanuel of More than Just Fig Leaves. Eve Emanuel created the beautiful skirts that Mattie is featured wearing. Her skirts are cut exactly the right length to cover your legs in a flattering and appealing manner.
You can see Eve’s line at www.morethanjustfigleaves.com
Meet ~ Yonit Green of Miss Mellalina
We were lucky to have Yonit working behind the scenes of this last shoot. She studied styling, the science of creating fashion images, at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Yonit also brings her talents and extensive knowledge of fashion and tzinus (modesty) to her own blog, Miss Mellalina. Check her out at Facebook.com/MissMellalina.
Thank you to our photographer Devorah Goldstein for these lovely photos. She can be reached at www.devorahgoldsteinimages.com