Interview With Amanda Beth!
Natasha:Who is your biggest fashion inspiration (designer, person, family member etc.)
Natasha:Was there someone in particular that has encouraged you in you quest for dressing modestly?
Amanda: When I was around ten or eleven years old, I had two girl friends (still my best friends today! :) who wore skirts and dresses exclusively and played a big part in my first thoughts about modesty. Of course, looking back, I see that the way I dressed was more out of peer pressure and just plain liking long flowing skirts (cause they made me feel like "Anne of Green Gables" ;) than any real or serious convictions on modesty.
Over my teen years my views changed and swayed with the emotional tumult that occurs in that period and I am thankful that God and my dad kept me dressed presentably, when there were times when my heart was not modest at all. Over the past few years, now that I am settling comfortably into my twenties, I have had a real passion for taking modesty back to the Bible, seeing what God says about it, and how to apply His word to our lives. As you may know, there aren't many clear cut clothing "standards" laid out in scripture, and it really comes down to the state of our hearts. We can dress as modest as anything and still be incredibly rebellious and immodest inside. I know from experience. ;)
Natasha:Any fashion events on the horizon for AmandaBeth Online?
Amanda: The themed events have been a huge success in the past, so I certainly want to do more of them. I've had a few ideas in my head, but this past year has been so full that I haven't had time or energy to do anything since the "Secondhand Fashion Week." Hopefully I'll be able to pull another one off next spring.
Natasha:What are your future plans for the blog?
Amanda: Actually, this is a really pressing question in my mind right now. I feel like I've written so much about fashion over the past 2 1/2 years and lately have been wanting to incorporate more personal pieces, about what I am creating and the things that are important and inspire me. So, there may be some changes over the next few months, but I'll really have to see how it all plays out. As always, the reader's opinion and suggestions are very important to me!
Natasha:What are some websites you frequent?
Amanda: Actually not a whole lot in the fashion department, although I do like to see what Michelle Obama is wearing - http://michelleostyle.blogspot.com . I may not agree with her politics, but I sure love the way she dresses! :) I'm also an avid follower of figure skating, so http://icenetwork.com is one of my favorite places to get all the news. I could go on, but I'll leave those two for now... ;)
Natasha:Any modesty tips for my readers striving to be modest?
Natasha:How would you describe your 'style'?
Natasha:Anything else you'd like to add?
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