Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Teen Models Change Fashion One Outfit At A Time

Published March 27, 2008

This year, guests will enjoy a show at the Georgia World Congress Center sure to cause a positive stir in the fashion industry. With an emphasis on modesty—mirroring the “Modesty Movement” that says girls can wear cute clothes and still maintain their dignity—Pure Fashion includes more than 60 teen models and emphasizes that real models are role models who know who they are and know that they can “change the culture one outfit at a time!”

The show is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. in the Georgia Ballroom, and doors open for pre-function activities at 12:30 p.m. The 2008 Pure Fashion Show is expected to draw more than 2,000 attendees, who will be treated to an impressive line-up of entertainment, including performances by Carried Away, a Dove Award-winning Christian group from Tennessee, and Lindee Link, a 13-year-old musician from Peachtree City, who is preparing her first CD in Nashville. A parade of hip, trendy and modest spring fashions modeled by more than 60 teenage girls will round out the event.

As with every year, models began their preparation for the show in September with an entire development program that includes training in etiquette, public speaking, make-up application and modeling.

These young women have also been given a new appreciation for human virtues and values that seem forgotten in recent fashion design and trends.

One such virtue is modesty. “Modesty is more than the way we dress; it is an outward reflection of an interior attitude,” says Brenda Sharman, former Miss Georgia USA and national director of Pure Fashion.

Tickets are $45 per person. Through March 31, those who purchase 10 tickets at once will get a refund of $40 at the show.

Tickets are on sale now via For more information, go to or contact Vivian Heard at or (770) 886-6176, or Rhonda Boyle at or (770) 317-6408.