Saturday, January 26, 2013

Be Still & Know

I made this dress a while ago for a photo shoot a couple of years ago. I just recently did some changes to the design to make it more modern and wearable. I changed the sleeves from loose bell sleeves to a more fitted look by gathering them between the neck and underarm using a shirring technique. I also changed it from a floor length maxi dress to an asymmetrical skirt. I think that it makes it more modern, but yet still has the 1900s inspired style.

(Press play while looking through photos).

It's been 8 months ago today since my brother died. My brother died on Memorial Day Monday, so this past weekend has been really hard since today is also a Monday. This song and it's lyrics have given me comfort today. It reminds me of Psalms 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God..."

I hope that the song gives you comfort in anything that you're going through as well.

"Be still and know that I'm with you
Be still and know that I am here
Be still and know that I'm with you
Be still, be still, and know

When darkness comes upon you
And covers you with fear and shame
Be still and know that I'm with you
And I will say your name

If terror falls upon your bed
And sleep no longer comes
Remember all the words I said
Be still, be still, and know

And when you go through the valley
And the shadow comes down from the hill
If morning never comes to be
Be still, be still, be still

If you forget the way to go
And lose where you came from
If no one is standing beside you
Be still and know I am

Be still and know that I'm with you
Be still and know I am."


  1. you are so beautiful.. i only hope to be able to absorb some of the beauty you seem told hold close, from the earth itself, and make something beautiful with it.

  2. Esther you are truly beautiful inside and out. These photos are breathtaking. I am so glad you share them with the blogging world. They are so inspiring.

    Oh and the dress is beautiful. You are so talented.

  3. This is such a beautiful and expressive photoshoot. You're beautiful, just like Esther!

    - Natalie

  4. You are really stunning! I love your photos and videos!!!


  5. Stay strong, God will comfort you! Great work!

  6. This is such a beautiful post and I hope that you and your family are okay, my thoughts are with you all x


  7. You take such gorgeous pictures! How do you edit them to look so amazing!

  8. I love reading your posts. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother!
    This is one of my very favorite songs. It's by Sherri Youngward, and it's called Peace. I hope you enjoy it.

  9. Esther, as always, your character astounds and inspires me.

    And then there's your talent. I really like the asymmetrical detail on that dress. You seem to be really good at making your pieces fit just perfectly, if that makes sense.