TULSA, Okla. (KOKI) — Local fashionista La Verne Ford Wimberly received a ton of attention for dressing to the nines for a year of virtual church services.
Now, her fashion sense has turned her into a local celebrity complete with all the perks.
For 52 Sundays in a row, Wimberly tuned into virtual worship at Metropolitan Baptist Church. For each service, she donned a matching outfit and hat and posted a selfie to Facebook to prove it.
The fashion guru has now returned to in-person church, and sports a bit of a following in the community. She tells FOX23 she’s often recognized in Tulsa.
She’s been featured in network television interviews, newspaper articles and magazines. Most recently, she was highlighted in ‘InStyle’ Magazine in a feature, honoring strong women during the pandemic.
With her celebrity status, she’s also received stylish outfits from clothing companies and is working on writing a book about her experience.
While it’s been an exciting few months for the local fashion icon, ultimately, she hopes her actions make people smile.
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