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… Continue Reading

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 […] Continue Reading

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 […] Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading