Military Musings

by Jen

When we decided to use military-inspired fashion as the theme for this photo shoot, we wanted it to bring to mind not physical war, but the spiritual battles we face every day.

DC Cover military hat- Disney Couture earrings- Capsleeve shirt and camisole- Modbe. Ammo vest- Army Navy Surplus Store. Military pants- Deseret Industries.

If you’ve ever played a game like laser tag or paintball, you know the feeling of being hunted. Well, sisters, we are being hunted (Revelation 12:17). Do we feel on guard the way we would feel if we were playing a war game? We should! We should get our guards up.

Volcom Scout Explore military hat- Long Sleeve Button Up white shirt- Shade Clothing. Green shirt- Modbe. Necklace- Target. Ammo belt- Army Navy Surplus Store. Flirt Skirt- DownEast Basics. The Decoy camo slip Vintage Hem (use the promo code “JENGET5” to get $5 off any Vintage Hem purchase). Shoes- stylist’s own.

The battle we are in is a battle for our souls. The world is a spiritual battle ground. It is especially a battle for the souls of the young! Satan’s armies want to get us while we’re young.

Jersey Tee in Pewter- Shade Clothing. Daytrip Paisley Top and BKE Beaded Necklace- Bag- Army Navy Surplus Store. Jeans- model’s own. Nau‏ghty Monkey Base Line shoes in Moss Optional Vintage Helmet Liner cap– Army Navy Surplus Store.

The battle is also for our time, energy and interest. We must keep an eternal perspective.

Rosie the Riveter dress- Shabby Apple. Tie- Army Navy Surplus Store. Authentic WWII Gaiters- Naughty Monkey Z Inside pumps (overnight shipping is *negative* $5).

We can strengthen ourselves for this spiritual battle by staying close to the Lord through reading scriptures, praying, and getting rid of any negative influences. Stay strong, because we will win the battle! Don’t allow yourself to be a casualty. -Jen

Here is a behind-the-scenes video we made for you!

A little about the model: Christina Crawford recently served an LDS mission to Spain. She is currently teaching 4th grade. Christina’s favorite food is… meat!

Photography, hair and makeup by Lyn Shelley Fashion styling by Jennifer Loch. Model: Christina Crawford. Music in the video by Kevin MacLeod.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley October 24, 2007 at 2:25 pm

wow! I absolutely LOVE the photos from the shoot! great job! look me up if you need an LDS model… 🙂

-Ashley Cuevas-Homer #206759


Anonymous October 24, 2007 at 5:00 pm

Great job! Those outfits are so stylish & feminine.

Keep up the “Modest Movement”!

Danielle in California


Anonymous October 24, 2007 at 7:30 pm

Thank you for your stylish military line, and for your standards in dress! I appreciate you!


Muslim Fashion Magazine October 24, 2007 at 7:47 pm

It must have been so exciting to do your first official photoshoot. We’re gearing up for ours soon and I can’t wait!! 🙂

Nice job Jen!



Anonymous October 25, 2007 at 3:54 pm



Anonymous October 25, 2007 at 5:09 pm

That was great for a first time photo shoot, I loved how you tied in your theme. The outfit with the dress and tie was my favorite! Good job.

p.s. the area it’s in looks a lot like were I live, with the trees and river


sodapops October 25, 2007 at 11:00 pm

I loved the photo shoots! and the clothes were great! I really liked that green dress…and if the model comes from an lds mission in spain, thats even better!
Felicidades, es uno de los blogs que visitaria cada día, la moda aqui es vestirse como las modelos salen en los escaparates y eso a mi no me va.
great job with the photos and makeup Lynn!congrats!


Katrina November 21, 2007 at 8:57 am

I loved those clothes! And the background was BEAUTIFUL! Where did you shoot this?

reenabop at msn dot com


Anonymous November 21, 2007 at 6:50 pm

goodness. the photos from the shoot are beautiful. its amazing how beautiful people can look when modest. if only everyone could see that. i hope to be an LDS model one day. maybe on my own modest clothing line?

but great job and the models shots of the military are so amazing. looks like they belong in a magazine. :DD



Jen November 28, 2007 at 3:50 pm

Thanks for all the great comments!

To Katrina, we shot it at Bridal Veil Falls in Utah.


Anonymous March 16, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Christina looked fabulous even as a missionary! You go girl!


❦TattingChic May 6, 2008 at 11:32 am

Love the Naught Monkey baseline shoes.


Patmos Pete July 8, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.


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