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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Petite” Contestants Hit Next Top Model

This cycle of America’s Next Top Model features contestants 5’7″ or shorter.  In the modelling industry, unlike the rest of the world, “petite” is 5’7″ or shorter (opposed to 5’4″ or shorter). Since most of the contestants are between 5’5″ and 5’7″, as a petite woman, I would call them “average height” opposed to “petite.”  There […]

TLE Designs: Petite Dresses, Headbands and Now, Bracelets

Teresa Le of TLE Designs has certainly been busy over the past year.  TLE Designs, a line of dresses for petite women, was started over 4’11” Teresa’s difficulty finding “cosmopolitan, trendy” clothes which fitted properly.  Launched in 2007, the colourful dresses have garnered much media attention on television, print and the Internet.  TLE was also profiled last […]

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 […]

Petite Fashionista Presents – PICTURES!

Petite Fashionista Presents was held this afternoon (June 22, 2008) at the Proof Bar and Sky Lounge at the Intercontinental Hotel, Yorkville. Here are a few pictures that were taken today. Look for a full write-up and more pictures in Tuesday’s issue! TLE Designs display. Includes headbands, belts and dresses.

Petite Fashionista Presents Interview: Juliana Corona-McLean and Benedicto

Cynthia Cheng After studying fashion design at the International Academy of Design, Juliana Corona-Mclean spent some time working as a manager in an alterations shop. However, she wanted to venture out, to try new things. Eventually, she began to make her own clothes. This later expanded to what is now Benedicto. Named after her grandfather, […]

Petite Fashionista Presents Interview: Catherine Bui and Lovelina

Inspired by vintage looks, Catherine Bui launched Megumi Moon in 2006. The name was later changed to Lovelina, a made-up derivative of the word “lovely,” as lovely is how a woman should feel when she wear’s Catherine’s clothes. Not only does Lovelina have a vintage look, but Catherine tends to use vintage fabrics or elements. […]

Sunny Suppa and 5 ft 2 in

***Note: This was originally published at Shorty Stories on October 13, 2007*** Sunny Suppa, who immigrated to the United States from Thailand as a teenager, is truly living the American Dream. With a bit of help from a non-profit group called CEO Woman, she started 5ft2in™, new line of pants especially for women 5’2” or […]