Stop Complaining About Lottie Moss and her Height!

Over the past week or so, social media’s been abuzz about Lottie Moss (half sister of 90s supermodel, Kate Moss) signing with Storm, a modelling agency.  Lottie, who is 16 years old, is 5’5″, a pretty average height.  However, that’s… Continue Reading

Where Amazons Need Not Apply: Petite e-Store Picks Petite Model

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Petite-focused e-store, Gambita, picks modelling competition winner.  Below is a short video featuring highlights of the model search, including a short interview with Gambita founder and CEO, Caroline Misan Alvo where she mentions the difficulty of finding models under 5’4″… Continue Reading

Petite Gals: Your Chance to be a ‘Top Model’ with Gambita!

Gambita, the online-only, petite-exclusive store (we profiled them earlier this year) is holding a model search for an upcoming photo shoot! This is probably one of the few chances shorter women under 5’4″ would ever get a chance to model… Continue Reading

Gambita: One Stop Online Shopping for Petites

Recently, I had the chance to speak with Caroline Misan Alvo, founder of Gambita, an online store for petite women.  The website, which launched just this past January, after she left her job in the non-profit sector, is a play… Continue Reading

New BMI Calculation Makes Women ‘Fatter’ and Men ‘Slimmer’?

An article in the Telegraph in the UK published on Monday said that the way we have calculated BMI for years is actually inaccurate.  It made taller people (over 6′ or so) seem heavier, while shorter people (under 5’5″ or… Continue Reading

On Proportion and Israel’s BMI Requirement for Models

The Wall Street Journal and Toronto Standard were among the many publications that discussed 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… Continue Reading

Petite Fashion Challenge 15: Pinterest Faves

Petite Fashion Challenge #15, courtesy of  Long Live Classy, asked readers to recreate an outfit from Pinterest a closely as possible.  I have to admit that this was a hard one.  First I had to find a pin that I liked AND it had to work with what I had in my closet!  And because […] 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