INTRODUCING THE BLOGGERS BEHIND LINEN AND PURPLE
Name: McCair Tulloch
Occupation: Full Time Student, University of Toronto
Aspirations/Goals: I aspire to someday become an Entertainment/Sports Lawyer
When did I “really” get saved and Why? — I was baptized at the age of 7 and the fear of God has been instilled in me for pretty much all my life. Although I’ve generally been a ‘good’ person, God-fearing Christian all my life it was not until nearing the end of Grade 11 that I began to get deeper into the Word of God. The more I began to read, the more I fell in love with it! The Bible is by far the best book on the face of the earth, hence it is the most sold book in the WORLD! :)
What is my personal style?what inspires your wardrobe? — My personal style varies based on my mood or state of mind, but generally I love the vintage, classy/sophisticated look. I enjoy dressing a bit older than my age and having a classy look to my style. My wardrobe is inspired by a lot of things. Mostly by the sophisticated look of gentleman in past generations. I love to be unique in my style so I try to incorporate my own look and dress a bit differently than the image portrayed by the mainstream media.
Your Favourite part about your relationship with GOD: My favorite part about my relationship with God would definitely have to be the freedom in knowing that I can talk to Him about whatever, whenever and also obtaining new and fresh revelation EVERY TIME I read His word. “..The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever..”- 1 Peter 1:24-25
Occupation: Learning Support Peer, University of Guelph
Aspirations/Goals: Become a role model to young females. I’m currently pursuing a degree in Journalism in order to work in a place where I can make a positive impact.
When did I “really” get saved and Why? I received Christ when I was young, probably around 14. I had a really tough childhood and I needed an outlet and I knew Jesus truly saved me from insanity. I was at a point where I had a choice to either turn my upbringing into bitterness or to use myself as an example to other people my age that God is real.
What is my personal style? What inspires your wardrobe? It’s so funny because I love shopping! It’s a fun hobby and I usually go with whatever is comfortable and appealing to my eyes. I do not discriminate, I shop everywhere, but I have a soft spot for thrifting. I am not a lazy shopper. Thrift stores are truly a therapeutic outlet for me. I love the process of spending hours, going rack by rack, to find some classic unique vintage sweaters, blazers and blouses.
Your Favourite part about your relationship with GOD? No matter the circumstances, God’s love for me is unconditional.
Name: Caroline Dinnall
Occupation: Journalism Student at Ryerson University
Aspirations/Goals: I want to further my involvement in the fashion industry through broadcast, design and my writing abilities. My ultimate goal is to become multi-talented in all of these fields, and eventually become the editor and chief of my own magazine! (Nothing is impossible with God!!) I want to bring a new light to the fashion industry, and allow people to realize that fashion does not need to advertise lustful and inappropriate concept to get their point across, but there is so much more to this wonderful art!
When did I “really” get saved and Why? really got saved at my first youth retreat with UTURN Ministries several years back. A seriously impacting word was being given by one of our youth leaders. This word hit me so hard, I knew it was time to put an end to the lukewarm Christian life style that I was living. It was at that moment that I can TRULY say I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. To be honest, after accepting Jesus Christ, I didn’t immediately transform into the perfect life style. I was still scared to fully give my heart to Christ, afraid that life would be dull and boring as a young believer. But God put me through trials and tests, and tested my faith countless times, which eventually made me realize that this life was absolutely useless and impossible to live without Him. DECEMBER 5TH, 2010—the day that I, Caroline Dinnall became a new creature, the most satisfying and refreshing feeling that I have ever experienced. Life is still not perfect, of course, but I am still willing to take all the necessary steps and sacrifices needed to make sure that I live the remainder of my life according to the will of God!
What is my personal style? What inspires your wardrobe? wouldn’t categorize my personal style into a particular genre or type, I just love expressing myself in a range of different ways! I love the vintage look, as well as funky/abstract styles. Sometimes the way I feel can influence the way that I dress, or the colours that I choose to wear. With that being said, abstract art (something that I LOVE but find hard to actually do) and mood, inspires my wardrobe. I am often in the city as well, and seeing other people’s styles allow me to ponder upon how I can change a look that I see and find interesting into a style that represents me!
Your Favourite part about your relationship with GOD? My favourite part about my relationship with God is that I can be the REALEST with Him. No matter what I am going through, I know that He is always by my side, strengthening me to carry on. I always feel at peace when I spend time alone with Him, despite what might be going on in my life. I love that when I call on Him, he never fails to answer, even if it means ministering to me in mysterious ways, especially through other people. I love that He has a sense of humour (in so many circumstances in my life). I love that He is my BEST FRIEND :)
Name: Amarah-Cree Barrocks Better known as Cree Cree
Age: 21 years old .. 22 in march WHOOOT WHOOT
Occupation: Creative Photography Student at Humber College and a free Lance Makeup Artist
Aspirations/Goals: Some of aspirations in life is to be a multi-threat! I wan to develop my skills over the next few years to become an awesome photographer/makeup artist/ hairstylist/wardrobe stylist. I eventually want to own my own agency/company of professionals who offer such services to their clients all in one destination.
When did I “really” get saved and Why? I don’t remember the exact date when I got saved, but I do remember this time last year, I was in a horrible place. A place where I felt so scared, helpless and defeated. All I had left was to call on God and ask him to change my situation around. I asked him to remove who he thought wasn’t adding to my life and bring those who need to be there. But by God’s grace he’ll keep me flying and I vowed to keep striving to have that awesome relationship with him. (REAL)
What is my personal style?what inspires your wardrobe? I’m not really sure as to what kind of style I have. But I’d say I draw inspiration from YSL where mens wear inspires me. I enjoy clothing that gives structure to my silhouette. Tailored pants, blazers and cardigans are my go to’s. Why? Because they are comfortable and fashionable! As for shoes, I run towards flats but lately i’ve been dipping into the platform wedge pool. Although my wardrobe can be very simple I am big on accessories, especially vintage earrings. If anyone knows I am a sworn thrifter. I do have a pretty extensive vintage earring collection and I do plan on it getting larger.
Your Favorite part about your relationship with GOD? I love the fact that I can come to God as I am and still he loves me unconditionally. Everyone has that “black sheep” of the family that can never seem to get it right, and I always felt like that was me with God. The lost prodigal daughter. But after everything I’ve done, all the mistakes I’ve made, he doesn’t care about that. He never holds it over my head. This is what gives me the strength to get up and spend my time with Him, because he is always there!