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Celebrating Petite – The Gambita Fashion Show

On October 25th, eight fabulous petite models came together from across the country to strut their stuff on the runway and compete to become the new face of petite online “e-tailer”, Gambita. The finalist included: Anthea Leslie (5’0″), Nathaly Del Carmen (5’2.5″), Rachel Pierce (4’11), Sharon Carcamo (4’11.75”), Claudia Cutlip (5’2″), Emmy Santiago (5’2″), Kaleigh Friend (5’1″) and Salone Johnson (5’2″). At the end of the night, Kaleigh Friend was selected by the judging panel as the new face of Gambita.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the event myself but based on all the photos I’ve seen (some below), ALL the contestants rocked the runway! I’m not sure how the fashion industry came up with the notion that models need to be so tall before they can even step foot on a runway but Gambita has certainly proven otherwise. Petite women can walk the runway just as fiercely as any other 5’9″ runway model out there. In my opinion, it’s all about the attitude and confidence — not the height.

Gambita winner, Kaleigh’s advice to her petite peers? “Don’t let anyone tell you that caring about fashion means you’re shallow or silly“.

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The new face of Gambita, Kaleigh Friend!
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(Photos: c/o Gambita)

Celebrate Petite With Gambita In NYC

Hi Petites!

Do you live in or near New York City? If you do, you’re in luck because you can party with petite “e-tailer” Gambita tomorrow, Friday October 25th at the Dream Downtown’s PH-D Rooftop Lounge from 7-10PM!

Gambita Event

Gambita’s petite model finalists will be working the runway wearing all the latest styles available from Gambita while guest judges – fashion blogger Sara Zucker, Third Wave Fashion’s Cyndi Ramirez, and stylist Samantha Lim will be choosing the winner and next face of Gambita.

Visit the Gambita blog to learn more about each of the 10 finalists, and for information on how to cast your vote on your favorite petite model. Find more information and RSVP for the event here.



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Petite Fashion Week

Petite Fashion Week will be launched for the first time by founder Debonita of “Elegantly Fashionable”. To help kick start this great idea we have some lovely petite bloggers (myself included) and petite retailers going all out to make this event a success.

Petite Fashion Week

Petite Fashion Week will kick off tomorrow October 1, 2013 to October 5, 2013 in the UK and USA online. During this week we will address specific pain points endured by petite girls/women as well as highlight some wonderful petite retailers. Later this week I am inviting two amazingly talented petite retailers to guest blog for me — Allison Izu from Allison Izu Petites and Emily Krause from Emyloo Shoes.

We will also be hosting an event in London as a part of the Petite Fashion Week. The event will be hosted by Debonita and other UK petite bloggers.

Meet the UK and US Petite Fashion Week Team:

Debonita from Elegantly Fashionable – Founder of Petite Fashion Week

Caroline Misan Alvo from Gambita: Founder of New York Petite Fashion event & US Coordinator

Juliana from Buzzing Trends: UK Coordinator

Poppy from Miss Everyday Elegance: UK Coordinator

Donna from The London Mum: UK Coordinator

Becca from Petite Fashionista: US Coordinator

Amity from Life Between The Lines: US Coordinator

Elizabeth from The Petite Shop: US Coordinator

So if you’re on Twitter, follow along during the week with hashtag #petitefashionweek to learn all about different petite pain points, petite designers, petite retailers, petite footwear and more!

H&M E-Commerce Is Here!

I was honestly beginning to doubt that the day would ever come but it has, and let me tell you, it’s a beautiful thing. H&M e-commerce for the US is here. The e-commerce experience includes women’s, plus-size (don’t get me started on no petites?!), teens, children, men and exclusive “online-only” items that you can’t find in-stores. In addition to all this greatness, H&M home will also be available which is truly amazing because the line isn’t even carried here in the states (pinch me now!).

H&M Online Shopping

I just placed my first order (the natural white blazer) and the process was exceptionally smooth. My shipping was around $6.00 (is it too early to start petitioning for free shipping?) and my order should arrive sometime next week. I’ll let you know how it fits when it gets here.

Have you checked out the H&M e-commerce experience yet? Let me know!