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Do Hair and Make-Up Models Need to Be Runway Thin?

(2) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 12:12 PM

I was recently at a beauty-related event where models were used to show off the product. Most of the models there were of the fashion variety -- very tall and extremely thin. This is quite common at non-fashion events I've attended and I've always pondered on why it is. After...

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Why Don't Petite Girls Get Criticized

(24) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 11:05 PM

Watching the red carpet during the Oscars on February 24 made me cringe. This wasn't because of the many "misses" when it came to gowns (or the grungy chic look the men seem to be sporting by not shaving), but because of Kristin Chenoweth. That woman was seriously annoying and...

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A Petite-Exclusive Line That's Just Right

(5) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 11:42 AM

Petite sizes, especially petite-exclusive collections, while growing, are hard to come by. Often seen as something for a very mature market, many petite women avoid them like the plague. However, things are changing, especially with Jeetly, the newest entry to the petite-exclusive market. Founded by 5'1" Jess Jeetly,...

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Finally, Luxury Fashion for Petite Women

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 4:29 PM

Finally, a luxury line has arrived for petite women 5'5" and below. The 16th Bar, led by 4'11" designer Frankie Ortiz, presented its debut collection in Los Angeles late last year. Currently only available online, but with plans to open brick and mortar stores, the collection consists of...

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Why I'm Against Israel's "Too Skinny" Ban on Models

(33) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 7:44 AM

The Wall Street Journal and Toronto Standard were among the many publications discussing Israel's recent ban on "too skinny" models.

In Israel, models must have a BMI of at least 18.5 in order to work and there are very strict rules about using models...

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Plus-Size Fashion Shouldn't Lack Style

(2) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 4:30 PM

I recently wrote a post on my site, DelectablyChic!, about the recent Allistyle show at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto.

This was not a response to the Toronto Standard piece about the models being laughed at, but an honest review about the...

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These Princess Bridal Gowns are So 2008

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 12:27 PM

I have been covering Fashion Week in Toronto since the Fall 2009 shows and this season was the first time I saw an exclusive wedding collection. Paraezo Couture's latest collection, headed by former wedding salon creative director, Bruce Dang, showed a series of gowns with amazing detailing (you...

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