With five daughters there has to be some (a lot) of conversation about beauty and fashion, right?! There sure is in my house, there are also insecurities and bad hair days combined with a mom who actually has very little sense of style! I’ve been a simple make up, jeans and t shirt girl most of my life. Thanks to my daughters, I am actually learning more about style and what suits me beyond the stack of t shirts on the shelf above my jeans, 🙂
Blogging about books has opened the door for me to receive books in exchange for a review or some words that reflect my thoughts and opinions. When I saw the opportunity to receive the book titled Project Inspired, I jumped at it. My 16 year old, Mae, has followed the Project Inspired blog for some time, and often speaks to me about things she reads on the site. The book arrived, she picked it right up and I actually forgot about it for awhile! But this week I was able to get the book back from her, and to spend a few minutes to find out what Mae thought of it.
The book, Project Inspired, is a lot like the blog. My daughter stated that it seemed like the book content was in part, the best of the blogs posts. The message of Project Inspired is to enjoy and embrace being a girl, enjoying fashion and beauty, while remaining honoring to oneself and to God.
The chapter titles reflect the content of the book, which reads like a conversation from an older sister or mentor. Some of the chapter titles are:
What Does It Mean to Life a Project Inspired Life?
Where Is Your Star
True Beauty & Your Wardrobe Essentials
Defining Your Look & Must Have Accessories
Etiquette: A Guide
Inspried for Eternity
Friendships & Fun Activities
Sharing the Gospel & Inspired for Life
It is a joy to have books like this in the family library, sitting alongside the classics and contemporary literature and devotionals. There are so many messages continually hitting the ears and eyes of girls and it is important to give them safe places with messages of truth to sort out the lies and embrace what is true, excellent and beautiful.
“Based on the Project Inspired website created by Nicole Weider—a model and actress who integrates her behind-the-scenes experiences with guides on modest fashion, beauty, and advice—teens ages 13 and up will discover positive ways they can uphold their values in today’s world.
Nicole Weider is on a mission: to help young girls avoid the traps that culture sets, which baits teens into thinking they must sacrifice their self-worth in order to be beautiful and popular. After experiencing the dark side of fame firsthand as a model, Nicole launched Project Inspired in 2010 (www.projectinspired.com), a website for teen girls that analyzes pop culture and explores ways girls can live in their authentic beauty.
In Project Inspired, Nicole shares tips for teen girls to stay true to themselves and how they were created to be, as well as how to dress modestly yet fashionably, make a positive difference in the world, and enjoy their teen years while staying true to their faith. With photographs, real behind-the-scenes stories from inside the fashion world, and an honest look at living a life that looks great on the outside and feels great on the inside, Project Inspired is a book teens will turn to time and time again.”
BookLook Bloggers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.