France’s BMI Requirement for Models Should be About Proportion

The French government recently passed legislation which mandates a minimum BMI requirement for models.  The BMI must be 18.  Casting directors, designers, agencies and anyone else involved in the fashion industry who do not comply can face a charge of €75,000 (about $82,417 US) and six months in prison.  While this will reduce the number […]

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 absolutely short for a model (her waist is a bit bigger than most models as […]

Hervé Léger Spring 2014: Great for Petite Gals

Many of us here in Toronto are too busy covering TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) to really write about New York Fashion Week, but I’ve decided to juggle both and post this piece about the Hervé Léger Spring/Summer 2014 collection.  I love Hervé Léger.  Max and Lubov Azria and their team manage to put together […]

New York Fashion Week Starts Today!

And like previous seasons, DelectablyChic! will be covering some of the shows remotely (watching online), including BCBG, Nanette Lepore and Tory Burch.  We are hoping to post a review of at least one show a day. Will you be watching any of the shows?  Which designer are you most looking forward to seeing?  Or will […]

Runway-Sized Models for Beauty Demos: Necessary?

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 all, the models there were […]

Suzy Kellems Dominik: Elite Model Look’s First Couture and Culture Correspondent

I recently had the chance to speak with Suzy Kellems Dominik, who loaned her couture collection to the latest Elite Model Look competition, a model search hosted by that top agency, which was held in Shanghai.  Suzy also acted as the Couture and Culture Correspondent, where she held a “boot camp” for the contestants explaining […]

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 strict rules about using models who fall below the magic number.  However, this ruling is […]

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 […]

VAWKing Diversely…Kinda

VAWK showed both the regular line using mostly “standard size” models (a couple looked a bit bigger than what’s “typical) as well as the debut of VAWKKIN, a “regular” collection that is more for the everyday woman featuring “real woman” models (i.e. non-professional) of different shapes and sizes, include (you may remember my rant about […]

VAWK Model Call Asks for ‘Diversity’ But Not in Height

Project Runway Canada winner Sunny Fong is known for using a wider range of sizes for his line, VAWK, but once again, he is ignoring the shorter woman in his casting call for his upcoming Toronto Fashion Week show. While the call does allow for non-runway height women (5’6″ and above, without heels), I cannot […]





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