The Death of the Skinny Jean Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

People have been predicting the death of the skinny jean for years.  In fact, they say that the fall season is most definitely the end.  After all, New York fashion editors have been photographed wearing anywhere from flares to boot… Continue Reading

The Knockoff: A Book Review

I typically don’t listen to novels, but I felt that a book about an online publication HAD to be an audio…on my iPhone.  The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes (she’s Plum Sykes’ twin) and Jo Piazza and narrated by Katherine Kellgren… Continue Reading

Professional Make-Up, Idiots and the YouTube Magazine Makeover

Recently, a video on YouTube showed four women getting the “celebrity” treatment of professional hair and make-up and a photo shoot.  The pictures were then digitally edited to look more “ideal” in the mainstream sense.  Before these pictures were done,… Continue Reading

Petite-Exclusive Designer Jess Jeetly on Her Debut Collection

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… Continue Reading

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

First 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 […] Continue Reading

Poll: Should Media Spend More Time on Exclusively Specialty Size Brands?

I can’t believe how often I see posts from style websites about the lack of plus size models in the industry or criticize the use of lingerie when plus sized models are featured – this is a major issue for… Continue Reading

Tennessee Designer Relaunches Petite-Only Fashion Line

When Vogue Italia put three larger-than-normal models on its recent cover, both major media and bloggers were all over it (including this site), discussing whether Vogue did the right thing.  Many complained about the fact that the models were wearing… Continue Reading

On Vogue Italia’s Use of ‘Plus-Sized’ Models

People seem to be very positive about Vogue Italia‘s choice of celebrating curvier women with three non-standard sized models on their latest cover.  While this is certainly a good thing, I feel that it is more of a gimmick.  Vogue… Continue Reading