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When Emily Punjack was a teenager, she loved poring over Seventeen Magazine, but she didn’t love the types of clothing it displayed.
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Punjack knew the crop tops and miniskirts didn’t adhere to her personal standards, and she hoped for years that someone would come out with a magazine that featured only modest clothing.
When that didn’t happen, she took the task upon herself.
Now, as a Brigham Young University graduate who studied editing, Punjack is the editor-in-chief of Celestial Shine Magazine, an exclusively modest fashion magazine that includes articles about dating, fashion and living as a teenager in the LDS Church.
“I feel like this is something the girls can relate to, and it has the fun part of fashion and dating and boys and beauty, but it also brings in a spiritual part and shows how the gospel is interesting and applicable to their lives,” Punjack said. “I think that’s why it’s needed so much.”
As a youth-oriented magazine, Celestial Shine features articles written by LDS youths and photos of teens wearing modest clothing.
“We’ve had things on how to cope with bullying, there’s one about how to resist peer pressure, then I’ve had some articles from seminary teachers about the living water and the Atonement,” Punjack said. “We try to do real-life issues the girls are dealing with.”
Celestial Shine is geared toward youths who love fashion, beauty and the media, yet who strive to live in the world but not of the world, Punjack said.
“I think that we look at youths and we really want them to be righteous and good and doing what’s right all the time, but there’s so many magazines out there that don’t have good things in them,” Punjack said. “People have told me they’re grateful they don’t have to have a magazine where they worry about the stuff that’s in it.”
Their goal is to encourage Young Women to be in the world but not of the world, to strengthen their testimonies in the Savior Jesus Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to provide fashion, beauty, makeup, and dating advice that is modest and aligns with the standards of the Church, and to remind all Young Women that they are daughters of God.
Celestial Shine Magazine is currently based out of Pittsburgh, PA, but travels frequently to include Young Women from all over the United States in the magazine. It is currently a U.S.-based publication but is hoped to spread through the world.
To find out more, go to www.celestialmagazine.com or click on the link. Come stop by the Book Table and pick up a copy today!