Image is Everything!
By Alicia Igess
Alicia Igess is the founder/owner of Urban Tangles (hair salon) in Atlanta, GA; for comments or to ask questions: www.urbantangles.com, www.twitter.com/urbantangles, www.facebook.com/urban-tangles
The image of Christian women is under siege. Donâ€™t believe me? All you have to do is to go to any beauty salon or day spa and look through the stacks of magazines; there are so few examples of Christian modesty.
With the abundance of highly sexualized images bombarding todayâ€™s sisters itâ€™s no wonder women of all ages suffer from eating disorders, low self-esteem and worse.
Thank God that there are forward thinking women like Kyla Latrice and her partners, Dr. Andrea Lowe and Jessica Timmons. These divinely-inspired divas have answered the call to change the face of advertising from a â€œSatanic mirageâ€ to a â€œGodly imageâ€ of what beauty really isâ€”for the benefit of women everywhereâ€”by creating Lady Mirage, an Entertainment & Talent Agency. Their calling, says Kyla, â€œis to transform women’s lives through fashion, business, print media and entertainment.
â€œWe are not your typical “modeling agency” or women in the industry. We deal with the images of women & girls and how they see themselves, how others see them and how they are portrayed in society.
â€œWe strive to decrease rejection [which is a mirage], being overlooked, lewdness, lust, perversion and societal ills in communities and entertainment. We want our models and women in general to portray a Christ centered image.â€
The agency was founded in 2005 with Isaiah 62:10 as a foundational scripture, which reads, â€œGo out through the gates! Prepare the highway for my people to return! Smooth out the road; pull out the boulders; raise a flag for all the nations to see.â€
Lady Mirage offers a menu of services that includes models, hair stylists and in one place. The Agency is unique in its selection of models, in that they look beyond the physical attributes. A model is evaluated on the basis of educational background, community service and business experience. This philosophy has produced a roster of multi-talented, multi-dimensional models that do more than just â€œlook good.â€ One example is a model that holds a degree in engineering and is beyond the modeling assignment, is helping the client structure a retail merchandising program.
Kudos to Lady Mirage!
For more information: www.LadyMirage.com