Allison Izu Capris: Great for the Petite

  Top: Elie Tahari (I think this was from his S/S 2009 collection) Capris: Allison Izu Bag: 442 McAdam (Hobette – F/W 2010)   My Allison Izu Kolohe Capris have arrived!  They’re lower rise pants (the “waist” is right at the hip bone) and fall a couple of inches below the knee.  I think they’re […]

Allison Izu's Fall Line Makes Petites Look Gorgeous!

Petite denim designer Allison Izu Song, recently opened her online store, meaning that there’s no need to wait for her line to appear in stores near you. Allison’s Fall 2009 collection is influenced by the 1980s – lots of gold zippers (no worries, you don’t need linebacker shoulder pads to go with the jeans!), but she is […]

Swellwomen Surfing & Yoga Retreat

Lynn Burshtein The word “swell” can refer to an ocean wave generated from a distant source, or, in more common parlance, a description of something fantastic. For Me-Shell Mijangos, founder of the Maui-based surfing & yoga retreat, Swellwomen (along with its co-ed counterparts, Swell Co-ed), the dual meanings of the word complement one another. A […]

Prospere Magazine EXTRA: Interview with Allison Izu Song of Allisonizu

Like many petite women, Allison Izu Song, 5’2″ was frustrated at how clothes fit her. However, as a fashion designer, Allison was able to not only hem her clothes, but also alter it in a way that it would resemble her silhouette. She also realized that other petite women were having similar issues with fit […]