fashion meets God’s Top 10 Posts of 2014

What? 2014 is over? Can someone tell me where this year went??

Here it is! The top 10 posts that you guys seemed to really love this past year! I won’t lie, I’m quite surprised by a few of them- some are way throwbacks and one made the list again! Ready? Here we go!

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God First Bro

img_5998Still one of my favorite sweatshirts to date! The little “all my single ladies” spiel at the end stands ever true as we go into 2015 as well. Are you single? Read it here!

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CMU Guest Speak: Thank You!

img_6331The aftermath of one of the coolest and most humbling experience this year: when I spoke to Central Michigan University’s Fashion Association of Merchandising and Design program! Still so grateful over this opportunity.

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Prayer Requests

fashion meets God Prayer RequestsI am thrilled to see this make the top 10 because it reveals the incredible power of communicating with God. Over the months, readers all over the world of all backgrounds (from the Coast Guard to a college student in Louisiana) have emailed me regarding their burdens, worries, and hardships. Even through the heart-wrenching details, hope shines as they ask for prayer and encouragement. Lord, thank You for Your unending love and grace.

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Guest Speaking at Central Michigan University!

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Duck & Dressing

734217_399864146814436_1932974447_nMy love for Duck and Dressing and the whole clan grew after this past season of Dancing With the Stars. How cute was Sadie Robertson, y’all??

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Fashion’s Newest Christian Designers: Guia Alvendia & Camille Go

046This interview with these two fashion designers was so eye-opening and inspiring. God is present in every industry.

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FMG Feature: Terry-Ann Phillips

s1a5759webThe post that made it’s way a SECOND time on the top 10! I have continued to follow Miss Phillips on Facebook and Instagram and let me tell you, she is still so inspiring and creative. It’s great seeing her grow in her business and in her relationship with Christ. Get it, Terry!

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The Interns

Forever 21 InternshipWell there’s a throwback! The time when I was an intern for Forever 21 Philippines in September 2012. This opportunity led me to be a part of the company for another two years, one as the Accessory Manager. God surely determines our steps (Proverbs 16:9).

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Psalm 112:7

jclu-foreverOne of my favorite looks of 2014 and another featured top from JCLU Forever. The traffic fmG received after this post sky rocketed. Thank you!

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About

fashion meets God AboutAnd the number one post visited in 2014 was the “About” section of fashion meets God! Haha, what a surprise!

Jireh’s top three favorite posts of 2014:

Faith and Fashion Week Detroit: The Grand Finale

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Passion Houston 2014

Michigan Fashion Week Showcase Recap

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Jireh’s top four favorite outfits of 2014:

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Good, Bad, Ugly
FashionSpeak 2014: The Outfit

Whew! What a year it has been! From the bottom of my heart, a huge thank you to all that continue to support fashion meets God. Your love via comment, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter help motivate me to use fmG as a vessel towards His Kingdom. With that said, get ready for 2015! Praying for a beautiful, fruitful year ahead!

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“May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”
– Psalm 20:4

Just Jireh/Fashion Meets God’s Top 10 Posts of 2013

10. “Dress On”

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09. “Cheetah Girl”

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08. “Fashion District”

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07. “My First Bridesmaid’s Dress!”

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06. “The Crystal Collection”

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05. “Birthday Giveaway!”

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04. “Sweet Girl Crafts X Just Jireh Giveaway!”

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03. “FMG Feature: Terry-Ann Phillips”

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02. “The Runway Industry Showcase Recap”

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01. “Michigan Fashion Week”

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One of my favorite posts: “I’ve Been Baptized (Again!)”

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Oh, and remember when this:

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WHEW what a year! So much has haaaappened. Goodness. Thank You, Lord, that even through failures and doubt You still carry out Your perfect will and bless us abundantly. May we be anchored, humbled, and selfless throughout 2014!

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“The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” -Lamentations 3:22-24 (NASB)

FMG Feature: Terry-Ann Phillips

248713_654121997276_2928840_nFashion designer, Terry-Ann Phillips

A faith-based fashion designer? Yes, they do exist.

I met New York based fashion designer Terry-Ann Phillips this past July during the Skin 2013 event in Royal Oak. She showcased her chic and sophisticated collection which caught my eye and any other person for that matter with its color-packed designs. We connected through Facebook afterwards where I discovered she is a Christ follower through her blog “Saved and Fabulous.” What a powerful testimony she has, too! From sales associate to fashion designer, this woman has been through it all and because of her heart for the Lord, she is faithfully following God’s call for her life by sharing her faith and designs with the world. Read on for my interview with Phillips as she discusses her life as a Christian designer. Her answers are so inspiring and powerful!

How long have you been designing?

I started my design journey two years ago.

What made you want to be a fashion designer? 

Honestly, God showed me that this is my calling. I tried being a stylist, a merchandiser, you name it. I tried getting into the fashion industry for years by taking jobs as a sales person at various places such as Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole and Armani with hopes to make it to the corporate office but that didn’t happen. So I gave up on that dream. A few years later I got baptized and I went to God and asked Him to show me my calling. I didn’t want to live another day not knowing.  

What is your designer aesthetic? What makes your designs you?

My designs are very unique I don’t try to copy any top designers; my goal is to create pieces that can be recognized as mine wherever you see it [with] a signature look.

As a Christian, has it been a challenge for you to work in the fashion industry?

The industry is a challenge in itself. Being a Christian has no hindrance at all. In fact, I believe it set me apart from the rest and it keeps me grounded and I look to God as my source, not the industry.

 
How has God impacted your life since you started designing?

He has been a major impact on my life. Oh my goodness I can’t begin to explain how many tests and trials I have been through on this two- year journey. And God picks me up and tells me not to quit and to keep going. I wanted to quit before I even started, but He didn’t let me. He’s my strength, my source, my provider, and even my designer. He gave me so many ideas [and] I just smile and say thank you God for that idea. 
 

What advice would you give other Christians who want to be a part of the fashion industry?

My advice is please make sure this is what God [has] called you to do. Second, seek Him always on everything you do. He will show you things and tell you things you need to know. Make Him your main source. Stay humble and prayerful. The industry is super competitive. 

“Blessed are those who know what on earth they are here on earth to do and set themselves about the business of doing it.” – Max Lucado

Stars Dance

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Top: 10 Dollar Mall • Skirt: Papaya • Shoes: Candie’s • Necklace & earrings: Forever 21

What I wore to the “Skin 2013” event on Saturday! Please check out Detroit Fashion News for my recap and full photo gallery on the night which benefited University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center! Plus, I got to meet so many new people who work in the fashion, PR, and photography industry including George Stager III who hosted the event, the cool guys at Sunflower Productions, New York fashion designer Terry- Ann Phillips, and Kelly Killoren Bensimon of Real Housewives of New York!

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Read HERE!

Title explanation: Currently listening to Selena Gomez’s new album Stars Dance and even though she should stick to acting, I can’t help but like her new tracks especially “B.E.A.T.” and “Birthday.” You’ll know why once you catch yourself bobbing your head.


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“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as if you’re working for the Lord and not for human masters.” (Colossians 3:23)