Celebrities As Fashion Icons

Celebrities As Fashion Icons

The newspapers, the news on TV and the advertisement in the cinemas are full of them: popular faces of actors, sportsmen, musicians and models.

From petite celebrity  icon Lady Gaga (a CFDA Read more

Classic 70’s Summer Fashion For Petite Women

Summer of Love

This season, it’s all about peace, love and bell-bottoms. Can ya dig it? Yes, the 70’s are back and it’s time to mellow out with some of history’s favorite trends, revisited with fashionable petite women.  Read more

Vogue and Modeling Industry Standards Improve

A Union For The Models

The truth behind the fashion industry is different than one might imagine, and it is unlike what I envisioned when I first started.  After being in the industry for a while, I really Read more

Style Questions & Answers For Everyday Petite Women

Style Questions & Answers For Everyday Petite Women

Recently two of the most favorite petite women and colleagues I know dared to ask me questions on styling, which I found to be great questions as they are dilemmas that Read more

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Keep The Focus Up Top The All American Accessory

Miss Rosie the Riveter was the original woman who showed that just because women are petite and beautiful doesn’t mean we cannot get the job done.  Although the battle on gaining respect for petite models isn’t over, these Read more

Summer Petite Fashion Style Tips For Petite Women

This Summer is all about fabulous color and sumptuous fabrics. Combined with pastels and neutral for fun!  Spring floral prints are in the air with plenty of red and lace for Summer.  As always the predictable black Read more

General Hospital Soap Star Petite Celebrity Lexi Ainsworth

The indelibly pretty petite celebrity soap starlet 5’1″ Lexi Ainsworth (age 19) is a breath of fresh air on the young Hollywood scene.

Lexi is born to a dentist father and a teacher mother in Oklahoma City, perhaps not Read more

Boost Your Home Value With HGTV Design Star Vanessa Deleon

REMODELING ROI 

Let’s start with DATA, according to the “Remodeling Cost vs. Value report 2011-2012.” Today,the costs to remodel a kitchen or bathroom remain stable. A mid-range kitchen remodeling project could recoup 72% when you resell, and an Read more

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How to Get LOVE and Fashion

The day of ‘Love’ approaches us and sooner than expected! Guys did you think we’d forget? hmrr, hmrr! May I clarify this day is not only about lovers but about friendships, family, all whom we cherish and hold dear Read more

Leadership Skill: The Rule of ‘3’ for Powerful Communication

Leadership Skill: The Rule of “3” for Powerful Communication

Public speaking and/or giving presentations can be one of the most nerve-racking experiences in any professionals’ life. Some people are naturals at it. Others loose sleep over the very Read more

Petite Celebrity Profile: International Celebrity Preity Uupala

It is always a pleasure when you meet an engaging and beautiful person on the inside and out. Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing such a person on the Bella Petite Hour. She’s 5’4″ Preity Uupala, an international Read more

Six Time Emmy Award Winner Shawne Duperon on Gossip!

Mention the word gossip and many people think of spiteful rumors spread without regard to the truth. In reality malicious rumormongers make up on a small fraction of what constitutes gossip, media and networking expert Shawne Duperon says.

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Fitness Expert Jim Karas On ‘The Petite Advantage Diet’ [weight-loss]

Finally petite women are getting the right advice when it comes to diet and fitness. It may surprise you to know that petite women should have an entirely different diet and fitness plan than taller women that are 5’6″ Read more

Mulberry Fashion Finds For Petite Women [petite fashion] [petite clothes]

Fashion forward petite celebrities 5’3″ Kate Bosworth, 5’4″ Emma Watson and 5’3″ Kirsten Dunst agree on the Carter Looks set by Mulberry the new stars fav “IT” Bag!

Women who classify themselves, in terms of their body type Read more

My Unfinished Business Love-A-Licious! [relationships] [love talk]

It is amazing how often we start things in life, and end up with unfinished business.

We have projects that we in the beginning started with passion and enthusiasm to only later ditch the project, or get side-tracked.

Many Read more

Personal Branding Tips For Getting Or Keeping The Career You Want

YOU ARE THE PRODUCT AND THE PACKAGING MATTERS

In an arena where companies now have their choice of personnel, having a personal brand – especially one that meshes with the branding message of a company, can make all the Read more

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An Actor’s Profile: Jeff L. Williams [Desperate Housewives] [The Mentalist]

It’s not everyday that you hear about a successful trial lawyer trading in his law degree, “fat paychecks” and executive status to become an actor, but that is exactly what Jeff L. Williams has done. Williams decided Read more

Smile! You are on Skype Camera! Job Strategies to Get You Hired!

LOOKING FOR WORK?

The new trend in interviewing may require you to brush up on your camera skills. In 2011, it’s estimated that 42% of first round interviews were conducted via webcam according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Wanted Non-Functioning Wife The Kind Men Want To Marry [dating] [relationships]

The other day I happened to have a stimulating conversation with a friend that was trying to explain to me the problems with getting married in today’s society. He was trying to elucidate to me why men are not Read more

Weight Loss Advice Turn ON Your Metabolism Part III

Your “High BMR” To Do List:

Breakfast – Always eat breakfast within the first hour of waking up to get your body out of “Starvation Mode”, which it enters into during 4-5 hours of sleep. Rolled Oats/Oatmeal make a Read more

A Petite Actress Profile Cyndee San Luis Makin’ it in LA!

Cyndee San Luis represents the next generation of entertainment, a 5’2″ petite model and actress who is making it in LA by utilizing innovative methods to market her talent.  No longer do you need to mail in your Read more

Celebrity Skincare and Beauty Secrets Revealed! Anti-Aging

BELLA PETITE MAGAZINE: Daily Shopper GUIDE Petite Fashion For Petite & Plus Size Petite Women 

This Fall I’ve noticed how many “older” women are gracing the covers of our country’s most popular magazines about beauty, fashion and health. Read more

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PETITE FASHION DO’S & DONT’S WINTER GUIDE [petite clothing]

PETITE FASHION WINTER GUIDE BELLA PETITE MAGAZINE: Daily Shopper GUIDE Petite Fashion For Petite and Plus Size Petite Women  

Bella Petite Personal Wardrobe Stylist Tamy Lugo has news for you! Cold fronts are approaching and Read more

Supermodel Turned Mogul Kathy Ireland Is On Your Side! [KIWW] [ACafe Society]

Kathy Ireland is one of the most well-known names in modeling and now Kathy Ireland Worldwide (KIWW) has become one of the most respected companies around the world, designing and marketing thousands of products ranging from clothes to household Read more

Virtual Job Interviews: 5 Tips to Get You to the Next Interview Stage

Virtual Job Interviews: 5 Tips to Get You to the Next Interview Stage  

In our tech driven society, video job interviewing is becoming the preferred method of determining who gets past the first stage of the interview process. Read more

High Tech Custom Made Shoes, Shuforia!

BELLA PETITE MAGAZINE: Daily Shopper GUIDE Petite Fashion For Petite and Plus Size Petite Women

Join us in this powerful segment on Bella Petite Hour as (host Ann Lauren and co-host Maria Gamb)  interview serial entrepreneur and Read more

YOUNG WOMEN IN BUSINESS EMPOWERMENT AND LEADERSHIP TRAITS

GIRLS RULE!

How do you know if you are a good leader to your team? How do you know if you are even suited to be a leader? Here are some traits of a great female leader.

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HGTV Interior Designer Vanessa DeLeon Fall Home Design Trends

Vanessa DeLeon’s  interior design is inspired by her Cuban roots and the Art Deco styling that so strongly influences her culture. This, coupled with her innovative sensibility and keen eye for details, results in her signature Read more

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The Network Talent Change the Industry, Change the World!

Change the Industry, Change the World

It’s not every day that you hear about a modeling or fashion company whose mission is nothing short of global transformation. Spend some time with The Network Talent or with Bella Petite, however, Read more

Bella Petites Give Back! OCRF W Hotel Hollywood Event Coverage

Bella Petite Magazine OCRF Hollywood DJ Event sponsored by the W Hotel. Bella Petite Models give back Colleen Shannon, Ann Lauren, Sundai Love, Chelsie Aryn Miller.

HOW IT HAPPENED

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Fitness Advice For Petite Women Adjust Your Attitude!

ADJUST YOUR ATTITUDE

You need not be an Olympic Athlete to possess a winning attitude. Just be willing to put in the necessary work to get it!

  • Set performance: oriented goals that you can attain. It might be Read more

Men Prefer Petites: Photo of The Week With Shaquille O’Neal and Hoopz!

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, it turns out you haven’t! Bella Petite strives to be pro-petite and glamazon friendly, but this latest couple matchup is one that we’d never have guessed!

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Modern Yoga Goddesses Retreat to Paradise [fitness] [health]

Have you been feeling a little over worked and with not enough playtime?

Perhaps you can remember a time when you felt the glow of your sun kissed body radiating from beneath a silk sundress blowing in the breezes Read more

Ann Lauren On Petite Models

International petite model search. Read more

Exclusive: Celebrity Stylist Kithe Brewster Reveal Announcement!

Bella Petite was given an all-access pass to the world of fashion with international celebrity stylist and fashion editor Kithe Brewster!  You can say his name is synonymous with fashion and beauty.   He consistently reinvents celebrity Read more

Knowledge is Power [Job Seek] [Business Women] [Recession Proof]

One of the Five Behaviors That Will Kill Your Career (and stifle your advancement)

Knowledge is Power (and you don’t have any)

The young lanky girl took my order at Subway. She was slow, but accommodating. I tend to Read more

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Dispelling the Myths Around Food and Fitness [petite fitness wear] [fitness]

Dispelling the Myths Around Food & Fitness: by Bella Petite fitness expert Jeanene Cannon of Physique Complete

1. If I only eat one or two meals a day – I won’t gain as much weight.

Contrary to what many Read more

Major Transition or Transformation of Your Life By Maria Gamb [The Change Agent]

Reflection: Major Transition or Transformation of Your Life

This is a reflection on making a major transition or transformation in your personal life. Your business and personal lives are not exclusive they are actually one in the same, seamless, Read more

Techniques for Petite Women to Sculpt a Fit Physique Part I [petite fitness wear]

Bella Petite would like to introduce and welcome Dashama to our team of contributors! Dashama is Bella Petite’s LifeStyle Expert. She will be on the Bella Petite Hour radio show for a new lifestyle edition Tuesday, April 26 Read more

Work Place Age Discrimination By: Elizabeth Lions [Career Coach] [Job Hunting]

Bella Petite would like to welcome newly contributing writer Elizabeth Lions!

AGE DISCRIMINATION: There is the age old question about age discrimination. Am I not getting the job because I’m too old?

Age is a concept.

Age and how Read more

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Beautiful: Fashion & Beauty Standards [petite modeling] [petite clothing]

Imaginary Media Photography: J Chan MUA/Stylist/Costume Design: Petite Model 5’2″ Melodye Joy

BEAUTIFUL

I am sick of the “standard model’s need only apply” or the answer constantly being “they are looking for industry standard models only.” What Read more

Rockstar Matthew Zeiss

Good looking, fresh-faced rock n’ roll singer Matthew Zeiss is a charmer and a heart-breaker with a rich bluesy voice that some have compared to King of Rock n’ Roll himself, but don’t go too far with any Read more

Petite Model Prospective: Jeanene Cannon [petite modeling]

A BELLA PETITE MODEL PROSPECTIVE

JEANENE CANNON

Petite modeling inspiration and petite model tips about getting into the petite modeling industry. Written by Bella Petite fitness and nutrition expert Jeanene Cannon of Physique Complete.  Here’s Jeanene’s story on Read more

How to Manage Bad Bosses: Tips for Surviving & Thriving! [business] [lifestyle]

This week on the Bella Petite Hour (with host Ann Lauren) will be co-host Bella Petite business expert  Maria Gamb author of best selling book “Healing The Corporate World”. We will be talking about  how to Read more

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SIX Tips to lose the last 10 pounds [weight loss tips] [petite model]

Ever wonder how Obese people on the Biggest Loser can lose the amount of weight you weigh almost in totality and yet, you struggle to just lose 10 pounds? It can be quite frustrating especially when you are active Read more

Fashion One Network The Future of Fashion and Entertainment! [petite celebrities][petite fashion] [petite modeling]

Fashion, entertainment and lifestyle has never looked so good! I had the pleasure of interviewing Eric Klein the CEO and co-founder of the Fashion One Network on the Bella Petite Hour.  Klein oversees operations and business development of Read more

One Model Place Petite Models & Fashion: Bella Petite Hour [petite modeling]

Welcome to the first New Year’s week “Industry Special” on the Bella Petite Hour (with host Ann Lauren).   We have a wonderful show lined up with two excellent guest to ring in 2011!

Top industry professionals will be Read more

7 Steps to Regaining Your Focus [lifestyle] [business]

We all go through times where we’ve lost the focus on our goals and aspirations. Family issues arise, holiday times and/or an over committed schedule are all examples of the subtle ways one can get side tracked. It happens. Read more

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Dangerous Plastics The Hidden Danger: Health Warning

Hidden dangers in plastic packaging: what you don’t know has been hurting us!

Amidst the pre-packaged wonderland of our modern supermarkets, everything is quite conveniently packaged in plastic bags and containers. One can shop for years, and take these Read more

Romance and Relationships for The Woman of Tomorrow [dating] [petite women]

As a professional romance and relationship matchmaker coach, I’ve helped many women with dating and relationship issues.

THREE TYPES OF WOMEN

This has led me to identify a few client “types,” and coaching methods that tend to Read more

No “Italian Vogue” for PETITE Models [petite fashion] [petite models]

No “Italian Vogue” for PETITES

Another season of “hype,” …I mean “height” hits the airwaves as America’s Next Top Model launches Cycle 15. September 8th’s premiere proved to be another demonstration of how “petite” models just do not have Read more

FALL Make Up BEAUTY Trends [petite fashion][beauty][make up tips]

BEAUTY TRENDS: Summer has once again come to a close.  It’s time for fall and just like the changing leaves, it is time to update your make-up wardrobe. The hot must-have look this season is a natural Read more

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Who Needs a Jersey Campaign To Save The Rainforest [petite models]

This week’s Bella Petite Hour radio show hosts the “Who Needs a Jersey” promotional campaign, created by Eddie Drummond of the NFL.  The campaign message for  “Who Needs a Jersey” is that you don’t need to be Read more

PETITE Fashion: FALL and 2011 Trends [petite fashion][petite models]

This article is the first in a series of fashion trend reports from Bella Petite’s newest fashion, entertainment and lifestyle trend expert, Ginger Puglia of GingerFinds and Fox News Trend Host.

In this article Ginger and Fashion Stylist Read more

The Art of Rejection: A Petite Model Prospective [petite model][petite fashion]

Bella Petite Chicago Regional Director and newly Contributing Writer Jennifer Bollinger.

As a petite model working in the business of modeling and entertainment, I know the word “rejection” far to well. When I was first starting out the “door Read more

Spotlight “Ann Lauren The Change Agent” By Maria Gamb

Before we fully get into what you’re doing TODAY as a powerhouse female entrepreneur and executive, I would love for you to share how you became... Read more
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PETITE CHANGE – Limb Lengthening For the Worse, Not Better! [petite women][petite models]

The Need, and the Need-Nots

It is true that limb lengthening (LLD) surgery is actually an amazing procedure and equates to a small miracle for some (like, people with leg inequality, bone deformities or for patients who have suffered Read more

Have Petite Legs, Will Travel “ideal body” [petite women] [petite models]

Petite Deformity of Another Kind “Distraction Osteogenesis…callus distraction…callotasis and osterodistraction are all part of the same thing – breaking the tibia and fibula, and inserting the Fixator – HUH?? Sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, right?! Read more

Petite Celebrity Christina Ricci on “Height”

CHRISTINA RICCI This feisty, petite actress made her film debut at the age of nine in the movie Mermaids, alongside singer Cher.  Let’s not forget her strange, goth-like performance as the dark and dreary Read more

Petite Inspiration Babi Mac

Written by Angela Phillips a Bella Petite Regional Director and newly contributing writer.

Life is sometimes very tough.  We often think our journey is far more difficult than others and feel like giving up.  When I feel Read more

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Facebook Ranks At The Bottom For Customer Service

My experience with FaceBook seems to mean “business” as usual for FaceBook.  A recent report on ABC 7 News shows FaceBook to be one of worst companies for customer service ranking them at the bottom along with MySpace. Read more

PETITE FASHION TRENDS: Best and Worst of 2010 [petite fashion]

PETITE FASHION TRENDS: Best and Worst of 2010

As we reach the half way point of 2010, it’s natural for our minds to spring forward towards 2011’s seasonal trends.  We can’t help hoping that some of the big Read more

Are You A Lipstick Bully?

ARE YOU A LIPSTICK BULLY? By Maria Gamb Bella Petite’s “Business Expert” and newly contributing writer!

Most believe that competitiveness in business is an activity engaged in amongst the males in the society.  Women, the loving, nurturing souls Read more

Twittering Petite Kim Kardashian – Sweet Treat, or Advertising Leap?

Twittering Petite – Sweet Treat, or Advertising Leap?

The, petite, booty-full, propagandist, “Kim Kardashian,” is tweeting from her twitter the praises of products, and using purposeful PR tactics, producing lots of PROFIT…so some say…

Several news blogs reported earlier Read more

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PETITE MODEL FASHION PROSPECTIVE [petite clothing]

WRITTEN BY: New Bella Petite contributor Fariha Alhassen

Fashion represents changing seasons.  We see trends and styles come and go like night and day.  A majority of us women, if not all, are entranced by the styles Read more

Ann Lauren ® Model

Ann Lauren on celebrities, clothing, models, beauty, entertainment, lifestyle, and more! Read more

Ann Lauren On Bella Petites Future

BELLA PETITE MAGAZINE CELEBRITY BRAND AMBASSADOR EDITOR Ann Lauren ® biography on IMDB

Ann Lauren® Bella Petite Magazine Copyright©

Bella Petite Magazine Created by Celebrity Petite Model Ann Lauren

Ann Lauren® Bella Petite Magazine Copyright©

Celebrity petite model Ann Read more

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Ann Lauren ® Radio Show Host

Ann Lauren ® hosts the Bella Petite Hour weekly at America's Web Radio, Radio Sandy Springs, BlogTalkRadio, Itunes, Read more

Petite Celebrities and TOP 10 BARE-BIKINI FACTS

FROLIC AROUND WITH THESE 10 BARE-BIKINI FACTS

Did You Know…?

1. The World’s largest “Bikini Parade” was set in Las Vegas, Nevada in May of ’09! Leading the 281 bikini-clad-sexy-babes was Hugh Hefner’s, Playboy…playgirl, ex-petite “Girls Next Read more

Hot Petite Celebrities in Sports illustrated Swimsuit Editions!

Pretty Petites Popping up in the Swimsuit Edition

Although Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues have not had any petite models on their covers, I must give them some credit due to the fact that they have allowed petites in their Read more

Who’s the REAL forgotten Woman? “Petite”

There has been a been an outcry in the press recently over the Lane Bryant advertisements, but the real forgotten woman is the petite woman!  The actual discrimination happening in the fashion industry is only against using petite Read more

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Lady GaGa “Petite”…with a Secret?

Does she? Or, doesn’t she? “SHE”…is the one and only, 5’1”, “Lady Gaga!”

I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about, right? By now, it’s an age-old question given how fast rants, raves and rumors fly through the Read more

Commercial Print Agencies, Height and Petite Modeling

THE TRUTH ABOUT: COMMERCIAL PRINT AGENCIES ON HEIGHT AND PETITE MODELS

Can I get Commercial print as a petite model?  (Petite Modeling)

The current “status quo” practiced by the fashion and beauty industry, leaves the petite model Read more

“Braga”-‘bout “PETITE!”

Alice Braga,” – another petite actress hitting the big screen! You may have already seen this 5’3” Brazilian-beauty in the critically acclaimed, crime-drama film, “City of God,” released worldwide in 2003, earning itself four Academy Read more

THE TOP 10 SPRING FASHION TRENDS FOR PETITE WOMEN

Petite women want to wear the latest fashion trends just like our taller counterparts.  The truth of the matter is that if you follow a few simple rules for putting outfits together, there is actually very little a Read more

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Fashion, Modeling Industry Standards, Height and Petite Modeling

PETITE MODELS BEWARE!  A smart general rule to follow: Don’t ever attend a modeling school and  if an agency or a management company is advertising for “petite models” it is a scam.  You will never see Read more

Tyra Banks America’s Next Top Model “CANCELLED!”

Tyra Banks’ new cycle of America’s Next Top Model successfully demonstrates why the status quo remains the industry standard.  As a petite woman you owe it to yourself to tune out this series, so we are declaring that Read more

Ann Lauren Biography @ IMDB

Actress Ann Lauren biography on IMDB. Read more

No Tanning for Beverly Hills 90210 Stars

The stars of the new Beverly Hills 90210 are on a tanning time out!  Seriously, how else are the California golden girls suppose to have that oh-so-golden glow?  Apparently, the producers of “90210” don’t want the show’s Read more

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America’s Next Top Model Follow Up and Advice With Sundai Love

America’s Next Top Model Finalist Sundai Love is a newly contributing writer on Bella Petite and will be sharing her industry experience and petite model insight.

PETITE MODEL ADVICE

I have received a million questions about the modeling industry. Read more

Mumbai Fashion Designer Archana Kochhar and PETITE Runway Models

There is exciting news on the petite fashion scene, but it seems you need to head out to Mumbai’s fashion circuit if you want to see true petite models rockin’ the runways! Couture fashion designer Archana Kochhar is blazing Read more

Fashion Faux-Pas –Friend, Foe or just Frantic?

By Tana Corporon:  With fashion trends changing throughout the seasons each and every year, sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what’s in, what’s out or what’s staying for awhile.  Breaching fashion etiquette is easier than one Read more

OMG Follows Bella Petite on “The Truth About Height & Celebrities!”

CELEBRITY HEIGHTS EXPOSED! Bella Petite will take the credit for reporting on celebrities, models and pop stars, and the “Truth About Height and Entertainment.” We already exposed the fact that both the men and women in Read more
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PETITE FASHION & MODELING MYTHS

Petite Fashion and Modeling Myths

Myth 1

You have to be tall to be beautiful and a model.

Reality:   Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. When designer Marc Jacob’s was asked about Kate Moss’s height, he Read more

Ann Lauren Call On Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show To STOP HEIGHT DISCRIMINATION

BELLA PETITE MAGAZINE BRAND AMBASSADOR EDITOR ANN LAUREN ® IMDb BIO / Credits

HOW VICTORIA’S SECRET DISCRIMINATES AGAINST WOMEN

BELLA PETITE QUESTION: How many petite women buy clothing, lingerie and swimsuits from Victoria’s Secret?

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FIVE Major FASHION Designers for PETITES!

By Ann Lauren:  Most designers have forgotten the petite consumer, but we have found five major designers offering petite sizing in their lines, though none include high-end petite offerings.  There are many smaller labels offering petite lines, Read more

Ann Lauren on Bella Petite’s Future

Ann Lauren premier brands global source for petite female consumers. Read more
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Petite Profiles: 5’2″ Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson: “You don’t have to hold onto the pain to hold onto the memory.”

By: Ann Lauren

Even the dynamic, unstoppable petite-powerhouse, Janet Jackson, was caught in little fib to OPRAH when she mentioned, “I am little, I’m Read more

Race Car Driver 5’0″ Danica Patrick, INDY 500 Star!

5'0" DANICA PATRICK

US RACE CAR DRIVER AND INDY 500 STAR, DANICA PATRICK: PETITE, HOT AND FAST! By Ann Lauren

“Eat my dust boys!,” says 5’0″ Danica Patrick as she looks back at the following pack.  Danica has Read more