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 […]

AAA Cup Bras are a Wonderful Thing

Cynthia Cheng Lula Lu Lingerie has launched AAA cup bras, coming in 32, 34 and 36 band sizes.  Though this is good news for very tiny women, the launch has caused a bit of controversy over at Jezebel, a blog which targets young women.  The original poster, Tracie, questioned the need for these bras and […]

Henrietta Pertuz: Petite and Classically Fashionable

Cynthia Cheng Like most petite women, Henrietta Pertuz has had a great deal of difficulty finding clothing which fit her 5’2″ figure.  Regular clothing was just not cut properly, and alterations were not always possible without paying a great deal for reconstruction.  Getting tired of the difficulty, she left her job as an advertising executive to […]

Love You Jez, But You Don't Always 'Get It' Re: Diversity

Cynthia Cheng I’m a regular reader of Jezebel.  I love commenting on celebrities as well as controversial issues, but sometimes, I feel that the typical reader there doesn’t quite “get it.”  Or at least, they don’t “get” me.  Especially when it comes to ethnicity.  Like most American-based message boards, race and ethnicity usually means black […]

Cute, Colourful Dresses and Beach Cover-ups!

Cynthia Cheng TLE‘s spring/summer collection will make you sizzle not only at the pool and beach, but on the street as well.  Her colourful dresses, which can be worn alone or as cover-ups are comfortable, flowy and just look dazzling!  Because TLE’s pieces target the petite woman, there’s no worry about looking out-of-proportion if you’re […]

Height Issues Should Be Discussed by Media: Poll

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked whether height should be as much of an issue as weight when it comes to body image.  41.7% of you believe that it IS important.  After all, most women are 5’6″ or below, not 5’10”.  33.3% believe that not only should it be discussed, but short celebrities (which means many […]

Poll: Height, Body Image and the Fashion Industry

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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 […]

Petite Pants on a Tall Model? Ummm…BAD IDEA!

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked whether you thought the use of a 5’10” model for a pair of pants designed for someone much shorter was considered false advertising.  Out of all of those who participated, 20% thought it was false advertising, 60% didn’t know why the company would even consider using a tall model, 10% […]

Plus Size Model Search, Part II

Last issue, Prospere Magazine caught up with five of the finalists from the Plus Size Model Search.  Here are four more finalists, including the winner, Brittney Fisher.  NOTE:  Not all finalists chose to participate. Brittney Fisher of Vernon, BC – WINNER: Brittney has had a great deal of press since winning the search.  She has […]