Ann Lauren is BELLA PETITE
Bella Petite was founded by Ann Lauren, a petite businesswoman and model with a driving passion for supporting the interests of petite women in fashion. The brand has grown to include a web community (BellaPetite.com), radio show and podcast (The Bella Petite Hour), and digital magazine (Bella Petite Magazine). Bella Petite's goal is to enrich the lives of petite women by expanding the opportunities in the fashion, modeling, beauty and the business world. At the same time we are breaking down negative stereotypes about height, body style and age. It is time the fashion industry take notice, and for petite women to be represented in a positive way in order to establish greater marketplace identity in the fashion industry.
The Bella Petite Model Search is a great way for aspiring petite models to get discovered and be featured in Bella Petite Magazine. We have created the only model search, model network and publication in the world exclusively representing petite women 5'5" tall and under."
Who is the shortest "tall" / "Average" runway model? and who is the most petite model currently? standing at what size?
In the world of high fashion, where the average models stands at 5'9" on the runway, it's refreshing to see petite model 5'3" Devon Aoki hold her own next to the glamazons!
Height should not matter when it comes to showcasing fashions on the runway for many reasons, yet many fashion designers feel their clothing looks better on a taller frame.
In fact, when clothing is properly scaled proportionally to a woman's frame, height does not matter on the runway or the red carpet! Petite models Devon Aoki, Twiggy and Kate Moss have proven this, as have many of the world's most beautiful petite latina celebrities 5'2" Salma Hayek, 5'3" Penelope Cruz, 5'1" Eva Longoria and many others!
Why does height matter at all for a print model? and why it shldnt?
Height actually does not matter at all when it comes to print modeling. This is another fallacy perpetuated by the old-style fashion rags, fashion designers and consumer brands.
Fashion is all about exaggerating and creating illusion, which is one reason we have discovered that most celebrities (and many models) lie about their true height. We regularly expose and publish "The Truth About Height and Celebrities" on BellaPetite.com
What is the avg height for a print model?
The average height for a print model is 5'9". There are three main reasons why the fashion and modeling industry practices blatant height discrimination: height disparity between models used in a multi-person shoots, advertiser preference, and lack of market demand by petite female consumers. http://bellapetite.com/commercial-print-agencies-height-and-petite-modeling.html
For more information on height and professional modeling here are some relevant links: