Lara Stone was the past August cover girl of VOGUE UK, great! Another tall girl on the front page! .
Are long legs, Cara Delevigne and amazing outfits what fashion magazines should be all about?
Don’t get me wrong; I am a big fan of Cara and her “Embrace your weirdness” Instagram page and about girls with long legs in general, no, I don’t hate them either, lets just say that at a summer festival they will always have a better view than me.
If you allow me to go metric on this one, Freja Beha at 1’78, Jourdan Dunn 1’80, Gisele Bundchen 1’80, Cressida Bonnas 1’73, Georgia May Jagger 1’83, Cara delevingne 1’70, Suki Waterhouse 1’85, Anna Ewers 1’75, Stella Tennant 1’80, and Lara Stone 1’78 are 10 of the 12 cover girls of VOGUE UK from 2015 so far. This is what my brother would refer to as one sexy flock of Flamingos.
The actresses Emilia Clarke and Emma Watson have been the only two lucky ones that were unable to surpass the1’70 and still make it to the front page.
Here is the thing; a fashion victim and a loyal VOGUE reader like me, derives fashion inspirations from these ‘cool’ magazines.
But what happens in real life?
Walking around ZARA and falling in love with cropped flares akin to those Alexa Chung wore in the past London Fashion week, will always come with a small amount of frustration.
So you pick an outfit and walk straight to the changing room almost convinced that the new flares would look really good on you.
But guess what? I am only 5 feet tall (1,57) and one third of the fabric is cleaning the floor of the store.
Last year I created The Trendy Hub www.thetrenyhub.com; my own fashion blog to show that a petite girl shouldn’t feel limited when it comes to pulling off an outfit that would normally belong on the catwalks.
The Trendy Hub comes with street style inspiration, fashion news, life style ideas and off course the odd tips for other petite girls to get the most out of their fashion choices. The latter is a particularly important point, because in my mind you have only two options when trying clothing that doesn’t quite fit.
You can either give up and leave the piece hanging in the changing room of the store and walk away, or in my case, use your creativity (and every now and then some sewing skills) to tailor the piece your way and ta-daaaa – You’re ready to rock it on the streets!
Photography by Abdi