BELLA PETITE MAGAZINE BRAND AMBASSADOR EDITOR ANN LAUREN ® biography / credits IMDB
To affect change it is most important to be proactive, vocal, and realistic about your goals. Consider this: plus-size women banned together as a fashion movement over 20 years ago and now they have a recognizable image in fashion. The acceptance you see today for plus-size women in fashion started with BBW magazine and editor-in-chief Carol Shaw.
Today we see plus-size models on the runway, in fashion magazines and they have a greater selection of designer clothing available to them.
My primary purpose as the editor-in-chief of Bella Petite Magazine is to create change for petite women in the fashion, beauty, and modeling industries. Utilizing the global reach of the internet we can effectuate change at a much more rapid pace, than ever before. We have already seen fast growth and major recognition in the last two years, but there is still much work to do!
Petite women do represent the most powerful market in retail, as we hold a majority of the buying power. That means our voice counts and all we have to do is make ourselves heard, just as the plus-size women have done.
We will achieve fashion industry acceptance for petite women with your support.
Bella Petite has laid the foundation for you to build upon. Consider that no other mainstream fashion magazine (Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, etc.) accept new model submissions, hold open calls, or provide opportunity for petite models as we do. Nor do they feature petite models in high fashion spreads. When millions of women join us our work is done!
Here are 10 simple tips on how you can help create change:
1. Support your advocate, Bella Petite Magazine. We are the vehicle that will drive the industry to us. Get involved with social marketing and blogging for Bella Petite. Our success means petite women win!
2. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. (Links above)
3. Show support to the companies who market to you.
4. Use social networking sites and email to let brands and designers know how you feel about clothing, sizing, and options. Suggest the use of petite models when marketing their clothes to you.
5. Your dollars count! If you stop buying at “store A” and let them know you will not be purchasing clothing until they market to you, this will raise concerns. Free to subscribe to Bella Petite!
6. Your dollars count! If you stop buying at “store A” and let them know you will not be purchasing clothing until they market to you, this will raise concerns.
7. Stop entering beauty pageants, model searches, and events, or going to agencies that are not looking for petite models.
Stop deploying the same old tactics, you can clearly see that has not worked at changing anything for the last 40 years. By now, if that was going to work we’d see change already and petite fashion and models would be a fashion standard.
9. Use every avenue and opportunity you have available to you for your voice to be heard. Take action by being a petite fashion advocate!
Join Bella Petite today and be part of the petite fashion and model movement for change. Bella Petite Magazine is Fashion, Entertainment, and Lifestyle for Women 5’7″ Tall & under.
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