Plus Size Designer Clothing Survey Results

Two weeks ago, Prospere Magazine asked readers what they felt about the fact that department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue are selling designer labels in plus sizes.  The results were not surprising at all.  Over 28% (28.6% to be exact) thought it was a great idea.  After all, everyone who could afford them should be […]

Can it BE more Addictive? The New Blackberry Torch and Operating System

  Crackberry addicts beware, a new Blackberry is about to launch.  The Blackberry Torch, Research in Motion’s latest device, is its first sliding keyboard device.  In addition, it comes with a brand smacking new operating system, which will also be competable with existing devices like the Bold (both 9650 and 9700) as well as the […]

Plus-Size Designer Clothes: Yes or No?

Non-standard sized women often want to look attractive and wear designer clothes as well.  Thus, [poll id=”135″]

FastLane Does Community Service

Cynthia Cheng Repeating April 2009’s community service theme, FastLane once again held the event to a great success.  Held once again at Kultura, this year, community service groups from all over the GTA, including the Junior League of Toronto, Toronto Twilight Rotary Club and the United Way’s GenNext, which targets young professionals in their 20s […]

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 […]

Effective Networking Skills to take the Awkwardness of out Business mixing and mingling

Kristin Marquet Before I started working in the fashion and public relations’ industries, I felt uncomfortable in social situations, was petrified of meeting and talking to new people, and hated public speaking for many reasons but shyness topped the list.  Yet, once I learned effective networking skills, my network of fashion and media contacts exploded. […]

Culture Shock? Nope, Not Really!

  Many first timers to Hong Kong come here to expect a huge culture shock.  These people, especially ones from more larger, urban centres are often pleasantly surprised to find out that this isn’t really the case.   Hong Kong’s culture in 2009 is quite westernized, likely due to habit, modernization and its colonial past (i.e. the exotic, […]

Prospere Magazine and Isobella Jade on the Bella Petite Hour!

Last week, Prospere Magazine and working petite model, Isobella Jade took part in the Bella Petite Hour, hosted by Bella Petite Magazine editor, Ann Lauren.  This weekly show where Ann talks to people ranging from designers who focus on petites to petite women who are in the public eye and more, brings to the public, petite-related issues.  Body […]

Prospere Magazine to be on the Bella Petite Hour

Cynthia’s Thoughts will be back next week… Prospere Magazine will be interviewed by Bella Petite founder, Ann Lauren on Tuesday, December 1 at 1 pm Eastern time on her radio show, The Bella Petite Hour.  Bella Petite is an online-only fashion/lifestyle and special interest magazine which especially targets petite women 5’5″ and shorter.  Its mission is […]

Leah Oviedo Helps Women Entrepreneurs

San Diego-based entrepreneur, Leah Oviedo started working independently a few years ago.  Having a background in both business and fashion (she double majored in accounting and fashion design in college) and having worked in her family’s Colorado retreat and conference centre, she first launched Mercado del Mundo in 2005.  This boutique supported artists and designers […]