Online Shopping and GAP in Canada

When I heard that GAP was going to bring online shopping to Canada, I was excited.  Finally, I was able to purchase sizes that aren’t available in stores (namely XXSP from Banana Republic and petite sizes from Old Navy and GAP).   They also said that stores like Athleta and Piperlime would be available.   I was going […]

Henrietta Pertuz: Petite and Classically Fashionable

Cynthia Cheng Like most petite women, Henrietta Pertuz has had a great deal of difficulty finding clothing which fit her 5’2″ figure.  Regular clothing was just not cut properly, and alterations were not always possible without paying a great deal for reconstruction.  Getting tired of the difficulty, she left her job as an advertising executive to […]

Abby Z: Fashion For All Shapes and Sizes

Cynthia Cheng Abby Z. is a designer who creates pieces for all shapes and sizes.  Launched in 2004 and ranging from size 2 to 24, Abby’s line targets women who want to be stylish and trendy, but not over-the-top.  In addition, unlike many other lines which carry plus-sized clothing, it does not have a “grandma” […]

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Plus Size Model Search, Part II

Last issue, Prospere Magazine caught up with five of the finalists from the Plus Size Model Search.  Here are four more finalists, including the winner, Brittney Fisher.  NOTE:  Not all finalists chose to participate. Brittney Fisher of Vernon, BC – WINNER: Brittney has had a great deal of press since winning the search.  She has […]

Plus Size Model Search Finalists and Their Thoughts, Part I

Cynthia Cheng It’s been more than six months since we last met with the finalists of the plus size model search held by Penningtons, Additional Elle and Lou Lou magazine.  So what have they been up to, and how have their communities reacted to their being picked? Prospere Magazine recently played catch-up with them to see where […]

Ann Lauren: Founder of Bella Petite

Ann Lauren is the founder of Bella Petite, an online lifestyle magazine dedicated to women 5’5″ or shorter.  Bella Petite was created with the objective of offering creative and innovative content while, at the same time, promoting the petite image in media.  Ann is 5’2″ and 99 lb.  Like many petite women, she has a great deal […]

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 […]

Ann Taylor: Classic Clothes for the Modern Woman

Ann Taylor (NYSE: ANN) opened its first store in New Haven in the mid 1940s and was named after a dress selling at the founders’ father’s store.  Ann Taylor was, therefore, not a real person.  Over the past sixty years, Ann Taylor’s philosophy has changed little.  It was, and still is, known for classically styled […]

Petite Fashionista Presents Wrap-up

Petite Fashionista Presents, hosted by Christa Jean of Petite Fashionista, occurred on June 22, 2008. From the fashion show, to the vendors, to the speakers and the celebrity auction, everyone had a great time. The first hour was mostly shopping, and I bought a Fernanda Carneiro dress fairly quickly. This same dress was featured in […]