Arts & Entertainment
When picturing Hollywood fashion, rarely do modest dresses come to mind, but at yesterday's Academy Awards, some celebs showed that you don't have to bare all to be beautiful.
Confession time: I have a weakness for beautiful evening gowns. In high school, I bought a new formal for every school dance, from the Valentine's Sweethearts dance to Homecoming and Prom. In fact, if I ever sold my collection of taffeta and chiffon dresses, I could probably buy a small car.
I mention this because, as I tuned in to last night's Academy Awards, I found myself caring more about what people were wearing than the awards they were winning. See, at least for me, awards shows are purely about who's wearing what. I realize that some of these celebrities aren't necessarily the best role models, and their behavior in and out of their movies isn't to be emulated. I even get that those who just happened to wear a modest dress probably weren't thinking at all about covering their shoulders and knees when they picked their attire. But I don't think there's anything wrong with admiring beautiful, modest (or near-modest) dresses--especially if they inspire my personal (LDS, garment-covering, modest) style.
So, for all you fashionistas like me out there, here are some absolutely gorgeous modest (or near-modest) dresses we spied at this year's Academy Awards, for your fashion inspiration:
MR says: Even if you don't live in Utah, you can keep an eye out for the online exhibit at history.lds.org under "Current Exhibits."
Oceanside, CA – G&D Productions are pleased to announce the initial CD release of new LDS artist and pianist Garth Smith titled “Sacred Hymns Arranged and Performed on the Piano by Garth Smith.” The official release date of Sacred Hymns is March 1, 2014. Sacred Hymns is a collection of 10 original arrangements of familiar LDS hymns prayerfully selected, arranged, and performed by Garth Smith on the piano.
Distribution of the CD is being handled via the website www.GarthSmithMusic.com.
Garth Smith was born in Brigham City, UT and currently resides in Oceanside, CA. He received classical piano training starting at age 5 and had since been involved as a keyboardist in country, jazz, and rock bands. He was a member of Nashville Songwriter’s Association, and won the California Country Music Association “Song of the Year” in 1999. He has accompanied musical theater, choirs, and performed as a soloist from the time he was a teenager.
“Sacred Hymns by Garth Smith invites peace and inspires reflection. For fans of Paul Cardall and Jon Schmidt, it’s time to add Garth Smith to your list of talented and uplifting LDS pianists.” - Patrick Ord, author of The Curtain
MR says: This hymn is always so touching--and the Mormon Tabernacle organist does a fantastic job in this arrangement.
Even if you’re not the sort of person to laugh out loud, these short LDS commercials are sure to bring a smile to your face with their uplifting message and funny scenarios!
1) Bad Hair Day
Two little girls find a fun and stylish way to get Dad to stay home from bowling night.