Exciting Petite Announcement: Allison Izu Makes Nordstrom Debut!

ShareGuess what?  Petite fashionistas’ favourite petite-focused denim line, Allison Izu is hitting the big time.  Nordstrom in Hawaii (not sure about mainland US locations) has taken notice of the jeans and will be selling three styles (the Chinatown Trouser in black (featured in Oprah Magazine), the NEW Chinatown in Dark Indigo Blue (only at Nordstrom […]

Petites at Fashion Week: Day Five

ShareDay Five, the final day of Toronto Fashion Week was a good one with shows from the likes of Arthur Mendonça (some petite friendly pieces, with the right alterations), Joeffer Caoc and Travis Taddeo.  Petites in attendance on the finale of the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 shows include: Anna Janelle Helen and Callie Harmonie Veronica and Natalie […]

Petites at Fashion Week: Day Four

ShareIt was another busy day at Toronto Fashion Week, featuring shows from Triarchy Brand (denim) and of course, the ever-popular Pink Tartan and the gorgeous, bird-influenced David Dixon (more on that over at DelectablyChic! soon) and many petites were at the tents for the shows, including: Sally Erica Katherine Ashley Emily Just one more day […]

Petites at Fashion Week: Day Three

ShareDay Three was yet another busy day at Toronto Fashion Week with several highly anticipated shows including VAWK (which featured “regular women” models for the VAWKKIN line) and ever-popular and affordable, Joe Fresh.  For me, it was also a matter of running back up to Yorkville to pop into the Coach boutique for a book […]

VAWKing Diversely…Kinda

VAWK showed both the regular line using “standard size” models as well as the debut of VAWKKIN, a “regular” collection that is more for the everyday woman featuring models of different shapes and sizes, include (you may remember my rant about my problem with their model call requiring their “everyday” woman to be at least… [Continue Reading]

Petites at Toronto Fashion Week: Day Two

ShareDay two was an exciting day, featuring collections from the artistic Adrian Wu to last season’s Mercedes-Benz StartUp winner, Martin Lim and the very ready-to-wear and petite friendly Matis by Lucian Matis (more on this collection later this week/early next week).  Many of the shows had gorgeous pieces (though I know some so-called “fashion bloggers” […]

Petites at Toronto Fashion Week: Day One

SharePetites are once again hitting the stylish road at Toronto Fashion Week, checking out the hottest styles for the upcoming season.  Since petites are widely ignored by the fashion world, Shorty Stories is once again, bringing back our twice-a-year Petites at Fashion Week series. The pictures for Day 1 were all taken at the Royal […]

Poll Results: Have Petite Blogs Helped You?

Share Last month, we asked readers whether petite blogs have helped you become more stylish and “in-the-know” about what fits a shorter figure.  Of those who participated, 62.5% said that petite blogs have definitely helped, 16.7% said that it depends, since most of the blogs focus on business/office-related clothing, while they were looking for something […]

A Short, Slim Girl’s View on Body Image

Share NOTE: This post is for Body Image Warrior Week, which I am participating in.  Many of the points in this post have been written about before on this site, so regular readers, please bear with me :). As a short, slim woman, sometimes I feel like I’m not considered “real.”  I’ve freaked a lot […]

VAWK Model Call Asks for ‘Diversity’ But Not in Height

ShareProject Runway Canada winner Sunny Fong is known for using a wider range of sizes for his line, VAWK, but once again, he is ignoring the shorter woman in his casting call for his upcoming Toronto Fashion Week show. While the call does allow for non-runway height women (5’6″ and above, without heels), I cannot […]