From Shorty Stories: A Challenge to the Fashion Industry

Actually, this is a follow-up video to one I created three years ago which challenged mainstream fashion media to use non-traditional designers and models more often.  It’s sad that so little has been done, no? Here’s the new video: The original video is here:   Note: A version of this article was posted in Shorty […]

LOFT Responds by using 'Real People' Models

Recently, LOFT posted pictures of staff wearing the same style of cargo pants on Facebook.  The “models” varied in size, ranging from 5’3″ to 5’10” and sizes 2 to 12.  This caused a burst of comments on their Facebook page and in the general blogsphere, and were both positive and negative.  There were those who […]

Style and Food Blogger Profiles Wanted

Prospere Magazine/DelectablyChic! will be launching regular blogger (every other week) profiles in the near future.  Do you have a style or food-related blog and would you want to be profiled by Prospere Magazine/DelectablyChic!?  If you are, please send us an e-mail letting us know why you and your blog should be profiled on our site.  Food […]

Dresses for Less: Wedding Gowns for $200 to $2000 from Smartbride Boutique

Once again this week we’ve got a bevy of beautiful dresses that showcase the many options available on, regardless of whether you’ve got $200 or $2000 to spend! In this week’s top five we’ve got vintage flair for under $200, a couple of Maggie Sottero’s (including one brand new with tags!) and a Toi […]

A More International, Sophisticated Perspective Needed Online

Cynthia Cheng Many blogs don’t seem to have an international perspective.  These sites, usually run by people who’re multigenerational, don’t seem to understand those who are children or grandchildren of immigrants.  Whenever non-multigeneration people posts something that multigenerationers feel is incorrect, there seems to be a reason to “correct” them.  It’s as if old culture influences is not […]

Prospere Magazine's Five Best of the Decade List

What are the five best things this decade?  Considering that much of this decade has been a bit on the tacky side to Prospere Magazine, it was actually easier to come up with five worst things than five BEST things!  However, we were able to come up with the following: USB Drive: One of the […]

From Smartbride Boutique: Form flattering & Sexy: Mermaid Silhouettes

This week we decided to do an ode to the mermaid silhouette. It’s been called many things, from trumpet to fit to flare, but one thing is certain: choosing this style shows off your figure in an elegant and sophisticated way.  For more on this article, please click here to go to Smarbride Boutique’s Blog

Write Under a Different Name?

Recently, James Chartrand came out of the closet.  Not to announce homosexuality, but to announce that she is in fact a she. Historically, many female writers have done just that – George Eliot, Georges Sands and even the Bronte sisters, who wrote under Acton, Curer and Ellis Bell.  But today?  Who would have thought? According to […]

From Smartbride Boutique: Affordable Alfred Angelo

For nearly 75 years, Alfred Angelo has been dressing brides and in elegant and affordable gowns. Their bridal collection has a broad range of silhouettes in beautiful fabrics, embellished with exquisite embroideries, beading and laces. That’s why this week we’ve decided to highlight the Alfred Angelo wedding gowns available on SmartBride Boutique.  For the rest […]

Magnificent Maggie Sottero

In the last few weeks we’ve had another bunch of beautiful Maggie Sottero gowns posted, so we just had to share! From $200 to $1200, and princess to A-Line, you can look and feel beautiful for a fraction of the price. For more, please check out Smartbride Boutique’s blog.