Body Image Activists: Are Their Campaigns Dangerous?

I’ve always had a problem with body image activists (so much that one particular organization has banned me from commenting on their Facebook page).  Sure, they mean good by encouraging more size diversity in fashion, but are their campaigns healthy?  Or are they just as bad as having too many tall, thin, blonds? Balance is […]

The Odd Slipper Now Offering Non-Standard Widths

Yesterday, when I was checking The Odd Slipper to see what new additions they had, I noticed that one of their latest shoes, the camel coloured Faith, is available in wide sizes from 3 to 5.5.  According to their latest email, they are also able to custom order other designs in wide and narrow.  This […]

Exciting Petite Announcement: Allison Izu Makes Nordstrom Debut!

Guess what?  Petite fashionistas’ favourite petite-focused denim line, Allison Izu is hitting the big time.  Nordstrom in Hawaii (not sure about mainland US locations) has taken notice of the jeans and will be selling three styles (the Chinatown Trouser in black (featured in Oprah Magazine), the NEW Chinatown in Dark Indigo Blue (only at Nordstrom […]

BCBGMaxAzria F/W 2012: Yay or Nay?

So New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week started yesterday, presenting collections for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2012 season.  As with previous seasons, many of the shows were streamed online, including BCBGMaxAzria.  Though I really like the colour blocking, palette and found the designs to be better than past seasons, the skirt lengths, as usual, were really more […]

Beauty of a Woman: Trying to Embrace My Cinderella Feet

I’m writing a post today for August McLaughlin’s Beauty of a Woman Blogfest.  I have another post up at Shorty Stories about my embracing my height, while on this site, I’m going to specifically talk about my feet.  Most of you know I have tiny feet.  Size 5 US, sometimes 4 1/2 and for a […]

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 5′ to 5’7″), which I discovered while reading a post from Bread, Butter and Champagne.  […]

The Truth About Bras

Recently, I had a chance to speak with Karen Bromley of the Intimate Apparel Council where we discussed bras and size issues.  Our talk ranged from sizing issues (especially for smaller women) to shopping tips and the fact that women are wearing incorrect sizes (85%!).   According to Ms. Bromley, bras are a very technical article […]

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