And We Have a Winner!!!

The contest has closed, and the winner for the Palmer’s Giveaway is debh!!!  Congrats and you will receive the collection shortly! Readers, look for our next giveaway in September, when we launch DelectablyChic!

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Giveaway!

Chocolate was once part of some ancient American societies, such as the Aztecs and Mayans.  Cocoa was used not only for religious ritual, but also for currency.  Europeans soon discovered it and chocolate became a sophisticated drink. In the early 19th century, the cocoa press was invented.  Beans were squeezed to produce liquid cocoa butter, which can […]

Hey Jezebel, Please Stop Thinking it's 'Racism'!

This isn’t going to be a long post, but I’ve had it up to HERE with Jezebel and their thinking that any form of skin lightening is “racist.”   They did it again on Tuesday with this post.   They don’t seem to “get” that in some cultures, light skin has been a beauty standard for centuries […]

Society, Hair Colour and Fakeism

Cynthia Cheng I never understood western society’s obession with blondes.  I just don’t find light hair all that attention-grabbing.  Ads featuring people with Sandra Bullock or Natalie Portman’s colouring seem to be much more striking, in my opinion.  At the same time, I find that ads in Asia, featuring “local-looking” women to be pretty, yet boring.  But it […]

Petite-Related Websites Growing, But Not Fast Enough

Cynthia Cheng In 2002, I started an unsuccessful message board where women lacking height can discuss their issues.  Because of its name, it was soon inundated with inappropriate spam posts, prompting me to close the site.  A few years later, I launched Shorty Stories.   Things have changed since then.  Slowly, but surely, new sites have […]

Burhemian Chic, California Cool

Cynthia Cheng California-based Ettika, a line of jewellery started by Ettie Rafeili and Joey Rafeili is an all-American brand inspired by their surroundings in Los Angeles.  Every colour of the rainbow can be found in this collection, which includes not only bracelets, but anklets, earrings and keychains as well.  The pieces which have both a bohemian […]

Slimness of Models is a Designer Issue

A recent  New York Times article said that model Coco Rocha is getting fewer jobs now than a few seasons ago because she’s “too fat” at 5’10” an size four.   Please note that the Times article is actually from February 15, not February 16 as indicated in the video. A similar article has also been […]

Get Luscious, Red, Vixeny Lips for Valentine's Day!

Michelle Greenberg Valentine’s Day is the day of red: red roses, red cinnamon hearts and red shoes. So why not try out one of this year’s trends? Currently, the fashion magazines are displaying far more vibrant (and often colourful) make-up. Red lips are a classic take on the trend and a great way to change […]

Estée Lauder Puts Women's Best Faces Forward!

  Estée Lauder is hosting a series of social networking related events across the country, with the most recent one held in Toronto at the Holt Renfrew store on Bloor Street.  Participants get a complete make-over by a make-up artist, and then a professional photographer will take their picture for uploading on social networking sites […]

Bella Petite Magazine Announces Petite Model Search

Cynthia Cheng Ann Lauren’s Bella Petite Magazine, a lifestyle and fashion publication which targets women 5’5″ or shorter is currently holding a petite model search for women under said height.  Yes, you read correctly.  Unlike the recent cycle of America’s Next Top Model, Bella Petite is looking for truly petite women.  There will be no […]