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

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

Don’t Make Mountains Out of Your Mole Hills

Sincerely, Nia….Don’t make Mountains Out of Your Mole Hills

I live at the beach, so it stands to reason I’ll be wearing a bikini much of the time.   I’m okay with that. I’ve been good to my Read more

Sincerely Nia…Bringin’ it On

Bringin’ it On

Okay, I’m going to brag here about a woman who is an inspirational dynamo.  She’s a petite dynamo! This woman is pulling petite women together from all around the world!

Her efforts are bringing women Read more

THIS PETITE, NOT PUSSYFOOTING AROUND!

THIS PETITE, NOT PUSSYFOOTING AROUND! (My response to New York Time’s and Vanity Fair’s Freelance Writer, Maria Ricapito):

It appears to me that “ignorance” remains bliss…to some people.  Freelance writer, Maria Ricapito, wrote and published Read more

Bella Petite Hour on “Expert Creative Solutions” with Maria Gamb

6/29/10: The Bella Petite Hour (with host Ann Lauren) features Fortune 500 business experts Maria Gamb and Michael McMillan. We are going to talk about the importance of saying what you mean and meaning what you say.  Plus, Read more

Sincerely, Nia…The Momologue

Sincerely, Nia…The Momologue

A couple days ago was my son Chris’ 21st birthday. Yikes!  How time flies.  Hard to believe 21 years ago today I was at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, just a stone’s throw from The Read more

A FATHER’S DAY TRIBUTE – The Corporon Family Story!

A FATHER’S DAY TRIBUTE – A True Story

Here Comes the Judge (and she was “petite” too!)

“Please rise – Superior Court of the State of California, Honorable Judge Leonard presiding over the case of, Toro vs. Toro, in Read more

Sincerely Nia…The Wisdom of 10 “Pretty Little Liars”

The Wisdom Of 10

Stage 7 at Warner brothers studios, I was on the set of Pretty Little Liars watching the playback from my scene with Shay Mitchell, admiring her bright eyes and beautiful lips, how easily and perfectly Read more

Sincerely Nia…The French Identity Crisis

Down the Ave de Gaulle at the Cannes Film festival I was shoving my way through thousands of fans and photographers who were trying to get a glimpse of their favorite stars on the coveted red carpet when suddenly Read more

Breakout The Petite Swimsuit Summer is Here!

Swimsuits, Swimsuits, Swimsuits…OH MY!

Well petite ladies…have you “done it?” Have you swum through store upon store, floated down isle after isle, and dove into the perfect swimsuit for the season yet? Or, have you sunk to the bottom Read more

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

Bathing Suit Chronicles: Power of Petites, And the Reduction of Fabric!

“BATHING SUITS” – WHERE THEY’VE BEEN, WHERE THEY WENT, AND WHERE THEY ARE TODAY!  A Petite’s Chronicle thru the Centuries PART-3

Power of Petites, And the Reduction of Fabric!

As the 1920’s rolled around and the emancipation Read more

A Petite’s BATHING SUIT Chronicle thru the Centuries-PART II

“BATHING SUITS” – WHERE THEY’VE BEEN, WHERE THEY WENT, AND WHERE THEY ARE TODAY!

A Petite’s Chronicle thru the Centuries PART-2

Proper Etiquette Bygones…with STUDS!

So, we’ve cover the “bathing-gown” of past Centuries, in part one of this Read more

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

A Petite Celebration of Oprah’s “O” Magazine 10th Anniversary

On May 7th 2010, petite full figured Oprah was all “glam’d up” and had nowhere to go – that’s because she was already at the “showplace of the nation,” New York City’s landmark and favorite entertainment venue, “Radio City Read more

“BATHING SUITS” – WHERE THEY’VE BEEN, WHERE THEY WENT, AND WHERE THEY ARE TODAY!

A Petite’s Chronicle thru the Centuries PART-1 of a Trilogy

Take this fascinating walk with me thru the centuries to find out how this whole “swim wear, bathing-suit, one-piece, bikini” fad started in the first place, it just might Read more

Mother’s Day Tribute: Bella Petite Sunshine Peterman MOM of “9”

Article written by Bella Petite Member Sunshine Peterman:

This is my story…

Writing to me is a hobby, children are my passion. Put that both together, and with the Examiner, I am able to have a voice that may 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

Sincerely, Nia… Petite Celebrity Aides South East Asia Tsunami Victims

Sincerely, Nia…….Have a little FAITH!

Faith in who you are most uniquely, most naturally.  Faith in who you are becoming.  Faith that the universal ever flowing energy, whatever we may call it, can not help but conspire Read more

Bella Petite Hour “Palm Springs Highlights” Editorial Campaign: New Faces!

Meet new petite model faces for Bella Petite!

5’3″ Sundai Love, 5’2″ Colleen Shannon, and 5’4″ Shannon Hall they are a few of the many new faces that will be appearing in Bella Petite Magazine’s editorials.

We Read more

The Rated “G” Magazine – Before There Was Playboy!

The First Cover – Petite or Not?

1964 marked the first issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and was credited with making the “bikini” a justifiable piece of apparel.  The cover girl for this January issue was 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

The Bella Petite Hour “Business of Entertainment”

On the Bella Petite Hour with (Host Ann Lauren) there will be two fascinating and knowledgeable guests joining us to discuss the business of entertainment.

You will find out about what it takes to be a glamour model, what Read more

Sincerely, Nia…HOW I STAY “PETITE” FIT AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

At age 16,   I went to work at Pam’s figure salon in West Covina—my very first job. My duties were simple: Teach aerobics…sell memberships. Clean the hot tub… sell memberships. Tout the grapefruit diet… sell memberships. Strap women Read more

Bella Petite Hour “Petite Model News!” Meet Amber Forrester

On the April 13th Bella Petite Hour radio show with (Host Ann Lauren) we featured special guests petite model Amber Forrester and International agent Swan Bowden.

Amber is the Bella Petite cover girl finalist for April! She is one Read more

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

Sincerely, NIA…Next stop? FAITH

Sincerely, NIA…

Beauty is in it.

Your best you is in it  Believe it. Trust it. Never doubt it.

“What’s at stake is nothing less than our own personal autonomy- our capacity to empower ourselves so that we 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

Sincerely, Nia: “Believe it. Trust it.  Never doubt it.”

The best I can do for everyone is be the best I can be.

The best I can be is the greatest me, not the greatest you.

What is the greatest you?

Many times I see women trying to Read more

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

“LA’s Hottest Acting Coach” on The Bella Petite Hour

On the next Bella Petite Hour with (Host Ann Lauren) we will have special guest entertainment expert Lynette McNeill “LA’s hottest acting coach.” Lynette has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years.   We will get 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

Sincerely, Nia: “Your Best YOU is in it”

Sincerely, Nia: Individuality II

“Alive within the energy field of every single one of you is a light so abundant, so overwhelmingly alive, that to touch upon it would fill your longing heart.Bartholomew, Reflections of an Read more

PROFESSIONAL PETITE MODELING

Can a 5’2″ petite model work in the industry?

Sure they can, but to become a fashion model it is not likely.  Even for commercial print modeling, the market for petite models is nearly non-existent.  The realistic Read more

Sincerely, Nia: WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BELLA PETITE

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BELLA PETITE is that it helps put things into perspective.  It encourages women to be real, to love themselves enough to see the truth about Hollywood and the fashion industry, which is so Read more

The Bella Petite Hour with Nia Peeples on “Individuality”

The “Bella Petite Hour” (with host Ann Lauren) and petite celebrity Nia Peeples will be focused on the importance of “individuality.”  Every month we will have a lifestyle show with Nia to talk about the “Elements of Life.” Read more

Ripping OFF the Red Carpet

Written By Nia Peeples: A Daytime Emmy Awards experience to remember.  It is 3:45 pm and it’s a sweltering 95 degrees. The last thing I want to do is pour myself into a skin tight sequin gown and Read more

Ann Lauren Biography @ IMDB

Actress Ann Lauren biography on IMDB. Read more

Bella Petite Hour Fashion Industry News & Trends Forecast

The Bella Petite Hour (with host Ann Lauren) will have “Fashion Industry News and Trends Forecast” for 2010.  Ann will be joined by two fashion industry experts, including “Oscar Designer Challenge” top nine finalist Fernanda Carneiro!  We 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

‘Designer Challenge 2010’ Vote for the Best Oscar Escort Gown! “Fernanda Carneiro’s in the TOP NINE”

It’s on the countdown to the Oscars begins! The 82nd Academy Awards are coming to you LIVE March 7th on ABC. We want you to vote and choose which designer’s evening gown will worn by an on-stage escort during Read more

Sincerely, Nia…The MYTH of Perfection: By Nia Peeples

Nia Peeples is a newly contributing writer on Bella Petite and will be sharing her industry experience, personal stories and teach us about the elements of life. Nia is our new Lifestyle Editor!

Written by: Nia Peeples

Women are Read more

Petite Celebrity Nia Peeples on the Bella Petite Hour

The Bella Petite Hour (with host Ann Lauren) is pleased to present special guest petite celebrity, actress and musician Nia Peeples!  Nia Peeples has enjoyed a diverse and successful career in the entertainment business which spans over Read more

Kelli Chapman, “Pretty Lucky?” Or “Petite” Lucky?

RECENT NEWS: We’ve all heard the sayings, “If you’re going to cheat, cheat death,” and, “When it’s your time to go…it’s your time to go!” Well, not true for petite (and pregnant) Kelli Chapman of the United Kingdom. In 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

America’s Next Top Model’s Sundai Love on the “Bella Petite Hour”

The Bella Petite Hour a fashion, entertainment and lifestyle radio show (with host Ann Lauren) has special guest celebrity petite model 5’3″ Sundai Love, from the Tyra Banks (ANTM) America’s Next Top Model Cycle 13 “shorty edition.”

Sundai Love Read more

VALENTINE’S DAY: Sweet Confections or Naughty Connections? It’s not what you do…it’s how you do it!

TICK TOCK…TICK TOCK…you realize the weeks are flying by, the days are spilling into the next faster than you can keep up, and before you know it you have less than 72 hours to plan…SOMETHING! Then, suddenly Read more

Breaking News: Petite Actress Brittany Murphy’s Death, “PREVENTABLE.”

You may have already heard the reports today detailing the cause of Brittany Murphy’s death – a death that could have been “preventable,” sources say.

Speculations grew each passing second upon learning about the untimely death of petite actress, Read more

Fashion Designer, Sex and the City’s Petite Star Sarah Jessica Parker

Can we say hello Halston!  Petite celebrity 5’2″ Sarah Jessica Parker is back in action as a new fashion designer for Halston. Originally Sarah’s budget friendly line “Bitten”, sold exclusively at the Steve & Barry’s (now defunct) department Read more

Model and Advocate for the Disabled, Tiphany Adams, on the Bella Petite Hour

The Bella Petite Hour (with Host Ann Lauren) will feature “Wheely Famous,” petite model Tiphany Adams. Tiphany is a living exhibition of courage and inspiration, and her story needs to be heard and shared around with world. In life, Read more

Internet Visionary “THE MOTHER OF THE CODE” SHERI WELLS

The Bella Petite Hour (with host Ann Lauren) will feature visionary internet entrepreneur and innovator Sheri Wells. Sheri is currently guiding a burgeoning internet empire through her company, SMS Media Group.  She might be petite, but Sheri’s stature Read more

ALL MY CHILDREN “DAYTIME STAR PETITES” NOW IN LOS ANGELES

ALL MY CHILDREN ARRIVES IN LOS ANGELES

They have arrived! In an effort to cut production costs, ABC daytime soap All My Children has moved production from New York City to Los Angeles. The new AMC set will be Read more

WHAT IS PETITE?

“PETITE” REFERS TO STATURE (HEIGHT), NOT WEIGHT.

Industry standard size women at 5’9″ and taller only represent 3% of women.  The fashion industry is alienating majority of women around the world.

According to most old school fashion designers Read more

Petite Celebrity Actress Brittany Murphy, dead at age 32

By Ann Lauren: Brittany Murphy born November 10, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia age 32, found dead this morning by her mom while in the shower at her home, having collapsed from cardiac arrest.  She was pronounced Read more

Model and Entrepreneur Jillian Rabe on The Bella Petite Hour

The Bella Petite Hour (with host Ann Lauren) will feature a look from above in the modeling and entertainment world, special guest Jillian Rabe.  Jillian is a business woman, entrepreneur and an “industry standard” 5’9″ Read more

“Dexter” Season Finale Shocker with Star PETITE Julie Benz

By Ann Lauren: If you DVR’d the Dexter season finale and haven’t watched it yet, read another Bella Petite post. Dexter’s season finale was by far one of the most distressing season finale’s in television history. The Showtime series Read more

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

“Emmy Award Winning Producer” on The Bella Petite Hour

An inside look into the entertainment world will be brought to you live on December 8th, with The Bella Petite Hour’s “Hollywood Insiders” special with host Ann Lauren. The show will feature two guests working in the entertainment industry, Read more

Oprah Hosts Star Petites Hudson, Cruz & Cotillard from “Nine”

By Ann Lauren: Today Oprah  welcomed an all-star lineup of guests, including a few major petite celebrities.  The guests of the show, all from the new musical film “Nine,” included petite stars Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz and Read more

Meet PETITE Fashion Designer TLé

EXCLUSIVELY PETITE COUTURIER

Fashion month continues on The Bella Petite Hour this week with Ann Lauren hosting the owner of TLé Designs, exclusively PETITE Fashion Designer TLé;.  Teresa Le aka TLé her signature nickname since childhood, decided Read more

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE PETITE CELEBRITY DOUBLE HEADER!

By Ann Lauren:  On Saturday, Nov14th petite pop star Fergie (5’1″) and the Black Eyed Peas rocked the SNL house.  The show was hosted by petite actress 5’5″ January Jones of Mad Men, and they did not Read more

Oprah Apologizes to Robin Givens For Mike Tyson Interview

By Ann Lauren:  The beautiful petite celebrity 5’2″ Robin Givens appeared on Oprah Winfrey today and received an apology from Oprah, who admitted during her show that she should have handled a recent Mike Tyson interview “better.” Read more

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

MEET Exclusively PETITE Denim Designer ALLISON IZU

FASHION MONTH IS UNDERWAY WITH FIT, FASHIONABLE, STYLISH JEANS!  The Bella Petite Hour (with your host Ann Lauren) is announcing “JEANS ARE BACK IN THE CLOSET!”  That’s right you heard me, your prayers have been answered by Read more

America’s Next Top Model “Let’s Go Surfing” Episode 9

BRITTANY GETS VOTED OFF BEFORE ERIN…

Let me start out by saying that I simply don’t agree with letting Brittany go before Erin. After last week’s show, Erin undoubtedly proved she’s not up for the challenges of a Read more

America’s Next Top Model “Petite Ninja Warriors”

PHOTO CHALLENGE WINNER NICOLE

By Ann Lauren: It’s mid-season and America’s Next Top Model is becoming tedious for me to write about.   In fairness though, all of ANTM’s shows tend to bore me at this point.  I Read more

Courteney Cox Petite Star of ABC Show Cougar Town!

Cougar Town Star Courteney Cox

By Ann Lauren

Former Friends star Courteney Cox has a new television show on ABC this season with Cougar Town. Born on June 15, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama, and is the youngest Read more

Ann Lauren on Bella Petite’s Future

Ann Lauren premier brands global source for petite female consumers. Read more

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 13 “shorty” Edition

ANTM CYCLE 13 SERIES PREMIERE

Tyra Banks and the America’s Next Top Model producers clearly know they aren’t the “first ever” petite model show.  I wonder if they appreciated our efforts for producing the largest petite women’s organization Read more

5’3″Madonna The inventor of REINVENTION! ADOPTION CRAZE!

SLAMMIN' HOT PETITE 5'3" MADONNA

PETITE POWERHOUSE POP ICON ROCKS MUSIC WORLD

By Ann Lauren: Yes, it’s true: Madonna is 5’3″ tall.  She’s the petite, female powerhouse that rocked the music world.  Her slammin’ hot petite body Read more

Petite Women Sweep the Teen Choice Awards!

PETITES: Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus & Megan Fox

Petite Women Sweep Teen Choice Awards!

By Ann Lauren

Ahh, music to my ears, petite ladies dominate the 11th Annual Teen Choice Awards. It’s time everyone acknowledges the fact that petite Read more

Petite Profiles: Lauren Conrad of “The Hills”

5'3" LAUREN CONRAD

ANTM Special Guest Judge, Lauren Conrad

By: Ann Lauren

The news is in and ANTM will have former “The Hills” petite Lauren Conrad on as a guest judge for an episode.  It is unfortunate that Lauren Conrad hides her true height.  After some brief research regarding her height, the results ranged from 5’2″-5’7″.  This interesting phenomenon in entertainment just makes my day.  Does anyone disclose their true height?  Probably not.  Deception is key in the entertainment business.  Bella Petite got to the bottom of it though, and Lauren Conrad’s true height is a ~5’3″.

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Madame Carven, First Petite Women’s Fashion Designer, Turns 100!

CARVEN DESIGNS

Madame Carven turns 100!

By Ann Lauren

Paris (AFP): Only a diminutive five feet one in her stockinged feet, for half a century she was the favourite designer of petite women.  “Couture brought me happiness, they Read more

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

MODELS AND ACTRESSES TRUTH ABOUT THEIR HEIGHT

2009 MTV MOVIE AWARD RED CARPET PETITE HOTTIES RULE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD! 

Who’s telling the truth about their height in Hollywood? It appears nobody. Even the men lie.

High School Musicals star petite hottie 5’0″ Vanessa Hudgens and Transformers Read more

Tyra Banks ‘America’s Next Top Model’ “2009 Year for Short Models”

ANTM cycle13 “shorty show” on PETITE MODELS…

Contestants for cycle 13 of The CW’s America’s Next Top Model will be required to be at or below five feet, seven inches (5′ 7″) in height for the first time Read more

Petite American Tracy Austin takes on Wimbledon Fashion!

5’5″ Tracy Austin

PETITE POWER ON THE TENNIS COURT, YES WE HAVE SPORTS!

By Ann Lauren

Petites prove to be powerful on the tennis court.  Former world No.1 Tracy Austin is 5’5″ and was quick to give her Read more

Teen Sensation Miley Cyrus is PETITE POP Star!

Miley & Daddy Cyrus

TEEN POP STAR MILEY CYRUS AND BOYFRIEND NICK JONAS

By Ann Lauren

Teen pop star Miley Cyrus is reportedly 5’4″ tall, but keep in mind she has two more years of growth.  Also, remember Read more

India’s Largest Beauty Pageant Crowns a 5’3″ Queen!

Center Eram, Left Sha

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes!  It’s crazy that lack of height somehow contributes to lack of beauty.  That’s the age old stereo type we at Bella Petite are here to break Read more

Pop Star Lady Gaga

Lady GAGA received the award for International video of the year-Artist award for “Poker Face.”

 

HOT PETITE FEMALE POP STAR LADY GAGA DOMINATES

By Ann Lauren: Here it is, I promised another eye popping reality check story on Read more

THE DOWNSIDE TO BEING SHORT…According to Mainstream Media

Please note: that all the information contained in this article was found in Allure Magazine with stats and research provided by psychologists Linda A. Jackson and Kelly S. Irvin of Michigan State University. In addition to ABC 20/20 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

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

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