Sunday, July 27, 2008

Fashion Team Camp 2008

Every year we have a 3 day Fashion Team Camp with girls from across the state of Utah and with our National Team to teach them the skills they will need throughout the year to represent their area. Rachel and I love our girls so much! They are so wonderful, beautiful, smart, funny and totally believe in modesty. I think it can be really hard in the world we live in today to find that because everything is so "grey" in that area, especially when you are a teenager. These girls completely impressed me with their attitudes and staying strong with their values. Here is how we summed up our fun-filled weekend....

Day 1 we checked the girls in and introduced them to the leaders and counselors. Handed out their Sash (each girl represents a school or State and was a "Miss" this weekend) We then played an Ice Breaker game and headed off to Seven Peaks water park for a fun filled afternoon in the sun. Then we checked into out Hotel the Marriott and got cleaned up for our Hawaiian Luau Dinner. Our "Miss Hawaii" Halia taught the girls how to Hula and then we ate yummy pulled pork and all the trimmings. We finished off the night with a Modesty discussion with Rachel and then the girls got to talk to some Young Men about their feelings on Modesty. Then it was back to the hotel, devotional and bed! It was a great start to the camp.

Day 2 was all about Fashion Design, Modeling and of course dresses! We had our head designer Heather Butler come and teach the girls about design and sketching. She was fantastic as usual and the girls loved it! Then we taught them how to model on the runway and learn how to model in a dress and heels followed by fitting them in dresses from our new 2009 Prom line. The Paul Mitchell school came that afternoon to teach them about hair and make-up and then gave the girls a high fashion look for the dresses that night. The girls then put there newly learned skills to work at the largely attended Fashion Show held just for them. The night finished off with a modest dance at the hotel which the girls of course loved! What a great day! It is always the favorite of the camp.

Day 3 the girls got dolled up again by the professionals and did their first photo shoot with our photographer. They loved posing for their head shots. The groups then had some free time to shop and we had a BBQ in the park and had Team meetings to elect our Presidencies. To finish off the week we had our Closing Banquet that night at Utah Valley University. It was great to have the parents come and see what their daughters had learned and applaud their hard work. The girls then said their goodbyes and camp was over :)

We had such a great time getting to know our girls better and loved spending the week with them. We are looking forward to a great year! For more info go to Bridal Elegance Beautifully