Half Believe Physical Size More Important

We are not surprised here.  50% of you thought that seeing models who are relatively the same size as yourself is more important than one of the same or similar ethnicity.  After all, how are you supposed to know what an outfit looks like on you if the model was a completely different size? 21.6% […]

Ethnicity, Size, Both or None? What's Most Important to you in Advertising?

There are lots of people who believe that models who “look like them” are more likely to persuade them to purchase items than ones who do not.  In other words, for many minorities, they are more likely to purchase items (or clothing, in this case) if models look like them, ethnically.  Others feel that ethnicity […]

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 […]

A Custom Made Labl

Trained in fashion in Portugal, Elizabeth Olivera’s old world influences are clearly seen in her style.   Upon coming home to Canada, she worked for some time at a studio, with positions including design assistant and PR representative. In 2002, she launched Labl, a custom-design clothing company. Labl’s clothes are based on a client’s personality.  This […]

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 […]

Cynthia's Thoughts: The Chinese Women's Gymnastics Team Age Controversy

There’s been a lot of talk about how the athletes on the Chinese Women’s Gymnastics team are underage ( in order to qualify for the Olympics, you have to be 16 or turning 16 the year you compete), because they look so young. In fact, Sports Illustrated recently published an article claiming that one of the girls, […]