Saturday, December 28, 2013

Designer Crush: A La Russe

Designer Anastasia Romontsova
There is something about Russia and its fabulous designers. A shining example is A La Russe, the line by Russian designer Anastasia Romontsova. Her winter collection is a stunning mix of Russian and European aristocratic beauty, the graceful girl with good education and excellent manners. We'd like to think we're that girl as we are in LOVE with nearly every piece in her collection. Just take a look at her stunning styles that are graceful, timeless and modest. Which is your favorite? 

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Beautiful modest full-length dress with sleeves from A La Russe at Mode-sty

Friday, December 27, 2013

Behind the Lens: Meet Amy

Model for Mode-sty Amy
We were so excited to work with Amy for one of our photo shoots. She's not an easy women to catch given that she's the mother of a 2, 5 and 8 year old and owner of a painting and restoration company in addition to being a model! We love the energy she brought to the shoot and had to sit down to find out more about this super women. Here is a behind the scenes video of our shoot and an interview with Amy. Enjoy! 

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

What's your favorite Silhouette?

At Mode-sty we are constantly searching for fabulous designers making modest pieces that are stylish and chic. It's part of our vision in order to create a one stop shop for women looking for coverage without compromise.
Today, we're sharing a boutique we recently learned about, Silhouette, that offers couture rentals of their custom made gowns. We fell in love with their gowns and had to reach out to them to see how we could make these beautiful pieces available to more women. So we're thrilled to announce that exclusively at Mode-sty you can buy your very own Silhouette gown! See their whole collection below and shop Mode-sty exclusives here!

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Blogger Spotlight: Raspberry Glow

Tribal. Plaid. Paint Splatter. Ashley will try them all. Ashley is a Utah native and the modest fashion blogger behind Raspberry Glow. And Glow she does! You can find her in fierce prints and bold colors that are just as tasteful as they are fun and daring. Check out her blog to see how she finds these affordable statement pieces then works them in multiple ways. Even better, is that her blog isn't only dedicated to fashion she covers beauty and hair as well and is always collaborating on awesome giveaways.

See below for select looks from her blog and go to her blog for all the details.
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Styling Tips: Zebra Pleated Maxi Skirt

Black and white- a classic combination that works any season for any occasion. We love our new Zebra Pleated Maxi Skirt exactly for that reason. We styled it in two ways below. Which do you prefer?

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1. Paired with black and gold accessories for a chic look.  

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Designer Spotlight: Temperley London

Temperley London put out one of the best Pre-Fall 2014 Collections we’ve seen thus far. We love that she had so many modest looks! She had plenty of maxi dresses, and gorgeous geometric prints, somewhat reminiscent of stained glass windows. All of it was very feminine and sophisticated, below are our favorites. Enjoy! 

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Behind the Lens: Meet Jewel

Jewel Laura- The Style Optimist
wearing the Floral Midi Dress
Meet Jewel a sweet stylish mental health practitioner and blogger at The Style Optimist. And it's the perfect name for her blog, she's ever upbeat and positive even after a long day of shooting. It's also perfect because Jewel is a working women trying to make the most out of her closet- so rather than lament about what she doesn't have she makes the very best out of what she does. With accessible pieces and a daring sense of color and shape she puts together chic and stylish outfits. We had so much fun collaborating with her on our photo shoot (it won't be our last) we wanted to share a little of Jewel's optimism with you. So here's an interview with Jewel and behind the scenes look at our photo shoot including a video! 

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Monday, December 9, 2013


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"Judgements" by Rosea Lake
While in high school, Rosea Lake, currently a student at Capilano University in Vancouver, created a powerful image showing how the world judges women based on their skirt length. Here piece is titled "Judgements" and was originally posted by Rosea in January and almost immediately went viral and prompted a lot of discussion
One article that stood out to us was a piece by sociologist and professor Lisa Wade that discussed how women, more so then men, have to be acutely aware of what to wear in different settings because the ramifications can be harsh. For women who dress modestly, and therefore limit the skirt lengths they will consider wearing, it is interesting to consider how these social understandings do and don't affect us. Dr. Wade's full piece is below we'd love to here your thoughts on "Judgements" and on Dr. Wade's analysis. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hello Sunshine

Sunny yellow. There is just something about wearing yellow that makes you feel cheerful. Make it a modest yellow outfit and you can be downright giddy! Here are a few of our favorite ways to bring out the sunshine.
Which is your favorite?

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Pair it with another bright color for fun daring look. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Designer Crush: Rami Kadi

Designer Rami Kadi
Rami Kadi's flagship Boutique and Atelier opened in 2011 and when it did it solidified Rami's rise to the elite circle of couture designers. Born in the US and raised in Lebanon Rami's deigns are an elegant blend of western and middle eastern with impeccable craftsmanship and intricate details. It's this attention and luxurious detail that make Rami Kadi's modest designs absolute stunners. Below are a few of our favorites. Which are yours? 
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Styling Tips: Blocked Off Knee Length Skirt

Just added to our shop is a fun and colorful Blocked Off Knee Length Skirt. With lots of color and a flattering A-line shape we love how versatile it is. See the three ways we've styled it below.
How would you wear it?

1. Dressy- paired with a simple black blouse, blue pointed pumps 
and gold and cream accessories from Franchesca's. 
fashionable modest colorful knee length skirt

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Modest and Colorful

Everyone has their own definition of modesty and for some it means sticking to neutrals. For us, we think modest and color can combine beautifully. In fact the bolder the better. Neon trend? We're in!

We love having stand out style thats bold and bright without compromising on coverage. Below are some of our favorite colorful looks from across the web. Which is your favorite? To see more stylish, colorful modest looks check out our Pinterest boards

So, how do you feel about a modest outfit with lots of color? Let us know in the comments.