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 […]

Blogger, Author and Petite Model, Isobella Jade

As America’s Next Top Model‘s “petite cycle” launches tonight, many people have wondered whether it’s even possible for a model under 5’8″ to get any work.  The answer is yes – just not in the fashion industry (unless, of course, more designers decide to specialize in the shorter woman).  Isobella Jade, who at “almost 5’4” […]

Body Image: Let the Petite Voice Be Heard

On another messageboard, I recently joined in a conversation about body image.  I remarked that as a petite woman, I share many of the same issues plus sized women (regardless of their height) face, especially when it comes to clothing.  They argue that no one ever calls a shorter woman (at least one who is […]

Poll Results: Tweeting Not for Prospere Magazine Readers?

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked its readers if they tweeted.  The answers were actually quite surprising!  45% of you said that you didn’t use Twitter – you don’t want people to know every aspect of your life (but many of you guys are on Facebook, though…besides the 140 character limit, is there really a difference […]

For Dress Shirts, Fit is the Thing

Cynthia Cheng   Clothing sizes is always an issue, for men and for women.  Mike Davie, founder of James VII, a Toronto-based custom clothing business for men is about to branch out to women’s dress shirts.  Since custom shirts are made-to-measure, the look and fit is much better for the wearer – he or she […]