Notes on Nordstrom Eaton Centre: Likes and Dislikes

I went back to Nordstrom at the Toronto Eaton Centre this past weekend (so I can get the security tags taken off) and checked out the store in a bit more detail.  All in all, it’s a great place to… Continue Reading

Ann Taylor Bought by Ascena: Thoughts

Most people who care probably have already heard the news, which was all over the business pages on Monday – Ann Inc., which owns Ann Taylor and LOFT, was purchased by Ascena, the company that owns Lane Bryant and Dress… Continue Reading

Primaala: Gorgeous and Stylish Plus Size Style

Specialty sizing is often drab, basic and/or grandmotherly.  Unless, of course, you want to spend over $500 on brands like Marina Rinaldi.  However, you don’t have to worry about that at Primaala (the name comes from the words prime and… Continue Reading

Banning Specialty Sizing Terms: Why It’s a Bad Idea

A few days ago, a Allistyle, well-known plus-sized fashion line posted a link on its Facebook page to an article where model Robyn Lawley wanted the term “plus sizes” banned.  The article quotes Ms. Lawley saying “there is a need… Continue Reading

Are Body Image Positive Sites Truly Effective?

…or merely annoying?  Yes, this is coming from someone who, at one point, ran a petite-focused blog (Shorty Stories is technically still “live” but no longer updates).  I follow several Facebook pages, including Endangered Bodies, Adios Barbie, Any-Body (the UK… Continue Reading

New ADDITION ELLE Store Opens on Yonge and Queen

ADDITION ELLE held a grand opening party for its new location on Yonge and Queen yesterday evening with a cocktails/meet-and-greet/shopping event.  This plus-size exclusive store, which has several locations across Canada, sells stylish, affordable clothes for work and weekend as… Continue Reading

Allistyle: A Win for Body Image But Still Lacks ‘Style’

The first all plus-size line to show on the runway at World MasterCard Fashion Week was Allistyle, who presented the Spring/Summer 2013 collection on October 26.  While this was definitely a very innovative move and major change at any Fashion… Continue Reading

Suzanne Gracan Brings Plus Size Yoga to Toronto

Suzanne Grancan was injured in an accident more than 10 years ago that left her barely able to walk for nearly two years.  She gained over 100 lb and went from doctor to doctor, all who only gave her prescriptions. … 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

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