June Poll Results: Most Like Seeing a Mix of Models and Celebrities in Magazines

ShareFirst of all, apologies for the delay in posting the June results as well as the July poll – being out of town and then immediately having out-of-town guests is a lot of work!  Last month, we asked readers whether they preferred seeing models or celebrities in magazines. We were not exactly too surprised with […]

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]

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 […]

Think You’re ‘Fat’? Check Out This ‘Ideal’ Size Chart from Korea

ShareIf you think “standards” in North America are too thin, you’d be in for a shock when if you compare yourself to this chart (note: everything is in metric, in increments of 2 cm and height is roughly 5′ to 5’7″) from Korea, which I discovered while reading a post from Bread, Butter and Champagne. […]

Celebrities in Fashion Magazines: Why the Hate?

Share I really don’t understand when some so-called fashionistas complain about magazines using celebrities instead of models on covers and inside of magazines. They often say that celebrities “aren’t models” and therefore don’t deserve to be in magazines. They believe that putting, say, Eva Longoria, on the cover of Vogue is done only in the […]

Crystal Renn Once Weighed 95 Pounds (VIDEO)

ShareI can’t imagine weighing 95 lb at Crystal’s height. I’m only 5’2" and am considered on the "light side" for my height at that weight.Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Isabelle Caro Dead: Anorexic Model Dies At 28 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

ShareIf this is going to turn into an anti-size zero campaign, I’d be very disappoint­ed. It’s not size zero itself that’s the problem, but the fact that the models are very tall AND wearing a size zero. The overwhelmi­ng majority of women who’re close to six feet tall won’t look healthy in size zero. Most […]

Short Body Image and Size Diversity Rant

Share Non-standard size (but not petite in height either) model, Crystal Renn I read another body image related post in a blog I follow, so I felt like I should write a post here about it.  I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of all those body image activists who claim that […]

When Models are Too Tall for a Dress

Share   These pictures are from the Amanda Lew Kee show at LG Fashion Week in Toronto.   Several pieces in Amanda’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection feature dresses in this length, which would work better on shorter women than the 5’11″ish models.  I know they say that clothes “hang better” on tall people, but this is, […]

Kylie Minogue & Chanel Iman Don Feathered Gucci Dress: Who Wore It Better? (PHOTOS, POLL)

ShareShows that us petite girls CAN and DO look good (Kylie is like 5’1″ I think). Maybe if we started focusing away from the giraffes like Chanel Iman, then we can make some progress on the whole height issue and fashion.Read the Article at HuffingtonPost