That Fabulous Life of a Blogger

…NOT!!!  I’m no influencer.  I’m pretty much just some person from Toronto who runs a blog – just like hundreds of others in the city.  I don’t even get invitations to the so-called “coolest” parties.  I mostly apply for media passes or pay to attend as an attendee (I’d say it’s about 50-50 right now.  […]

Did Digital Kill Fashion Television?

Yesterday, it was reported that after 27 years, Canadian-produced Fashion Television (aka FT) was being cancelled with a rumour due to low ratings.  The purpose of the show when it premiered in the 80s was to bring fashion to “the rest of us” in a medium outside of print magazines.  However, over the past few […]

Blogiversary Day: Looking Back at Five Years of Shorty Stories!

Yes, we’re five years old today!  You can find our very first post here.  Many of our earliest posts were image-free, since the site was more of a rant about petite issues blog than one that was style-related.  I wish I can get a screen capture of what the blog looked like when it first […]

Blogiversary Day: Looking Back at Five Years of Shorty Stories!

Yes, we’re five years old today!  You can find our very first post here.  Many of our earliest posts were image-free, since the site was more of a rant about petite issues blog than one that was style-related.  I wish I can get a screen capture of what the blog looked like when it first […]

From Shorty Stories: Think You’re ‘Fat’? Check Out This ‘Ideal’ Size Chart from Korea

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

From Shorty Stories: Super High Heels: Your Take?

Toronto style blogger Backseat Stylers recently posted about Charlotte Olympia’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection of devastingly gorgeous shoes. While they’re very pretty to look at, practically every one of them has a super-high heel. According to the Charlotte Olympia website, many are as high as close to 5 3/4″ (the Dolly Slingback, shown below, is listed […]

Body Image Challenge for Media, Part II

In 2007, I created a video at Shorty Stories asking the fashion industry, specially media to feature more designers who are specialty sized.  Five years later, very little has changed, so I’m re-issuing the challenge, with some additions, now that both sites have had much more public exposure and social media is more mainstream: New […]

Online Shopping in Canada = :-(

I read a lot of style blogs, many of which are based in the US.  I’m sometimes jealous of what these writers can buy, since so many online stores either don’t deliver north of the border (nor do they take Canadian credit cards – looking at you, Ann Taylor and Cole Haan) or charge an […]

On Diversity, the Fashion Industry and Style Bloggers

The Huffington Post and UK’s Daily Mail published articles on the lack of diversity in the fashion industry recently.  No real surprises in either (the HuffPo one was actually a reaction to the Daily Mail) – just the same old facts about how many non-white models (if used on the runways or catalog shoots at […]

Size is Just a Number: DelectablyChic! on Body Image, Part I

Cynthia Cheng Mintz We read about it constantly on websites, blogs and message boards such as the Huffington Post, Jezebel and For Those About to Shop  about the need to diversify fashion, both in size and in looks.  Every time there’s a post about a plus size model, it’s riddled with comments that are the same each and […]





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