Friday, September 11, 2009

Attention: Sales At Stores NOW!

Like always, the fashion world is one step ahead of the rest of us...especially when it comes to sales!
Long before fall has ended (or even begins, for that matter), stores such as Hollister are already putting their autumn styles on clearance. Despite the weirdness of it, it is very beneficial to you, the consumer, because you get the chance to buy up the warm layers you'll need for the upcoming season at a lower price, than, say, in July, when the fall apparel first arrived (crazy, I know).
So make sure you swing by your local Hollister store or the website for great steals on capris ($9.90), graphic tees ($9.90-$18.90), sweaters ($29.90), tanks & camis ($9.90-$19.90) and dresses ($19.90-$29.90).

Secrets of the Effortlessly Pretty Petites

2009 Teen Choice Awards, Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, CaliforniaMost people know Vanessa Hudgens from her High School Musical fame, but she is also a rising star in the recent movie, "Bandslam". But did you know that she (along with her other female HSM co-stars) is considered petite, at about 5'2 (Ashley Tisdale is 5'3 and Monique Coleman is also about 5'2)?
Of course, as all petite women know, petite doesn't mean you have to dress like a little kid. In the October 2009 issue of Seventeen magazine, Vanessa is featured in the "Make Your Body Look Hot" article, showcasing three different celebrities with three different body types.
The three tips from Vanessa's stylist are: 1) Wear your clothes a little loose to fill you out but not too baggy to make you look like you're swimming in them; 2) If you want to wear ballet flats, you can, but make sure you pair them with skinny jeans that hit at the ankle to look taller; 3) Combine short shorts or a mini with tall (but not above the knee) boots to make your legs look longer.
With these tips in mind, go out and have a great day in the petite fashion world!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Don't Forget About Our Little Sister

In case you haven't heard, Apparel Addiction has a "baby sister" blog: Petite A La Mode ( It's a blog specifically for women who are under 5'4, who don't fit into the 'normal' sizes at clothing stores. Please check it out if you haven't already--even if you're not petite. The blog offers style tips and petite celebrity fashions, as well as any petite-size-related articles. Enjoy and have a great day!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mini Models?

Have you ever wanted to be a model? I know I have, but of course, at my size, it's impossible. Maybe you've thought the exact same thing--that if you're petite, you can't possibly model--right?
Some modeling agencies do take smaller women for models, however. It's likely that Chanel won't be calling you any time soon to arrange a shoot, but you can definitely break into the biz. Most petite models do not get to wear all the high-fashion designer pieces and walk down a runway, but instead have pictures taken of just their face, hands or feet, because the modeling industry is so uptight about height.
To get in, you don't have to have a great body--just a cute face; straight, white teeth; and clear, smooth skin. First, you must get a professional evaluation to see if you have what it takes to be successful in a very looks-oriented business. And if you aren't right for a particular agency, don't despair. You may always be able to find a job in a few months, because of the fast-paced changes in the industry. And if you search for months and get nothing? Try to be happy with who you are, because after all, hardly anyone is meant to be a model.