Petite Ladies Ripped the Red Carpet at the BET Awards 2013

The BET awards re-aired over the July 4th weekend. It gave me an opportunity to see and capture moments I missed the first time. For instance, I didn’t realize how the petite ladies represented so well on the red carpet.  Two of the powerhouses, Nicki Minaj and Janelle Monae, are in my height category. Nicki is allegedly 4’11” and Janelle Monae is allegedly 5’0″. Both looked great, in my opinion. I’m 4’11” and a 1/2, yes give me my 1/2 inch… Wooo hooo… it’s the small things people.. PUN intended. Any-who, My favorite look for my body type is Adrienne Bailon’s red dress or Regina’s Halls black cut out dress. Check out the pictures. Feel free to comment on your favorite look.

Adrienne Bailon {4'11"}

Adrienne Bailon {4’11”}

Meaghan Good {5'4"} | Nicki Minaj {4'11"} | Janelle Monae {5'0"}

Meaghan Good {5’4″} | Nicki Minaj {4’11”} | Janelle Monae {5’0″}


Taraji P. Henson (5’3″) | Brandy (5’5″) | Regina Hall (5’3″)

Gabby Douglas (4’11″)|  Kat Graham (5’2″) | Tatyana Ali  (5’4″)

Gabby Douglas (4’11″)| Kat Graham (5’2″) | Tatyana Ali (5’4″)

Did I leave out your favorite Petite Beauty? Who’s look inspired you the most?

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Red Table Talk:Willow Smith

I was sent a link last week to take a look at a “must see” video. I didn’t know what it would be but I finally watched it. I’m so glad I did; it was a powerful conversation between a mother, daughter and grandmother.. not what I expected at all but definitely a heart pulling talk.

Leave me a comment to let me know how you felt about Willow opening up and being so raw with her emotions. It made  me ask myself a few questions about my relationship with my children. What did you feel about it?

Petite Celebrity:: Nia Long Graces the cover of Ebony Magazine

 Nia Long, 5’2”,   bares it all in the November issue of Ebony magazine.  The beautiful, pregnant actress posed nude for the cover and gives readers an inside look into her pregnancy journal as she prepares for the latest chapter in her life. For the first time, she opens up about reconnecting with her West Indies family and how she and her partner, NBA player Ime Udoka are adjusting to the new changes in their lives.

In the issue, 40-year-old Nia speaks about her views on having children and getting married past a certain age. Here is a little snip- it from the interview.

“The medical profession tries to tell every woman, ‘Have your babies before 40…’ Society says, ‘Get married before 30…’ I think we just take our time as women, and do what comes natural to us and for us, we would make fewer mistakes.”

By the way, as a mom, I think being pregnant is such a beautiful time in a woman’s life so kudos to her for baring it all. If the cover wasn’t your thing, check out the alternate. 🙂

Enjoy Your Journeys. ~ Kristi

Petite Celebs Out and About:: Toni Braxton inducted in Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards | Signs with new Management

Toni Braxton, 5’2”, a six time Grammy winner, actress and now reality tv star, joined a host of pop and R& B artists at the recent Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards in Atlanta where she was inducted. Congratulations to her!

Toni Braxton, 5'2", Petite Celebs Out and About | source

Are you looking forward to the WeTV reality series she shares with her mom and sisters, “Braxton Family Values”, to return this fall?  I am.

Also noteworthy for Toni Braxton, it is reported from The Hollywood Reporter that she has recently signed with talent agency ICM. Hopefully, this means more of Toni’s music is on its way!

Enjoy Your Journeys. ~ Kristi

Perfect Purse Sizes For Petites


Having Trawled through forums, and online questions to find some great purses to suit petities. A small purse shouldn’t be a problem but if your looking for a larger purse / weekender bag alot of people have suggested the Balenciaga work or city bag. This seems to be a favourite with petitie celebs like Kourtney Kardashian and Nicole Richie. But if the price tag on a Balenciaga isn’t catching your eye for the right reasons here are some similar styles picked out by Polyvore members.

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Petite Celebs Out and About: Toni Braxton


Toni Braxton, 5’2″, was out last night at the WE tv event launching her new reality series, “Braxton Family Values” at the London hotel.West Hollywood, California.

Toni will be joined by in the series by her sisters  Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar and their mom Evelyn.  BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES premieres Tuesday, April 12 at 9pm ET/PT on WE

I hope the Braxton’s ” Enjoy their Journey”  and I wish them much success.

Will you tune in to watch? I’m sure I will. 😉


Let me know what you think after it airs. ~Kristi

Photos: Duffy-Marie Arnoult/WireImage

Petite Celeb: 5'2", Toni Braxton on the Pink Carpet



Petite Celeb Spotlight::Kristin Chenoweth

This week I’m shining the spotlight on Kristin Chenoweth. She  is 4′ 11″ but don’t let her height fool you, she can hold her own in a room full of 6 footers with that personality of hers. She was recently on Extreme Home Makeover and I enjoyed her energy on the show.

Kristin has a love for the play Wicked, she starred in it early in her career ( I’m planning to see it in 2011, yaay 🙂 ) , She loves Chick-fil-a  and her style is sophisticated and chic. She is a true friend in my head. 🙂

Kristin will be performing on New Year’s Eve at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

~Enjoy Your Journeys, Kristi

Petite Celebs Out & About:Melinda Williams:Black Girls Rock!

Former “Soul Food”  star, Melinda Williams, 5′ 2″,  looked super at the 5th Annual Black Girls Rock! Awards  in New York City which aired on BET, Sunday November 7, 2010. I’m loving her little black dress and hidden platforms. Simple look but she is wearing it!!  Radiant smile always adds to any outfit!

By the way, I’m ready for the Petite Girls Rock Awards!! 🙂

Enjoy Your Journeys, ~ Kristi

Petite Celebs out & About::Jada Pinkett Smith::Willow Smith

How cute, Jada Pinkett Smith, (5 ‘ 0″), and daughter, Willow,  leave LAX on 11-8-10, in matching red shoes… Maybe a subtle reminder that there is “no place like home”. Enjoy Your Journey, ladies. ~ Kristi

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Petite Celebs out & about: Anika Noni Rose attends premiere of “For Colored girls”

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Anika Noni Rose ( 5′ 2″ ), Disney’s first black princess, attended the premiere of Tyler Perry’s , “For Colored Girls”. The movie opens nationwide November 5, 2010.

Far left: Anika Noni Rose

She was joined by Tyler Perry and the costars at the premiere held at Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, October 25, 2010.

Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Loretta Devine, Phyliscia Rashaad, Kerry Washington, among a host of others were also at the premiere.


Anika looked stunning in this dress she wore to the premiere.

Anika Noni Rose plays Yasmine, a dance instructor helping to shape young women’s lives.

I’m excited to check out the movie to see this petite princess ( and everyone else, of course) :).

Enjoy your journeys. ~ Kristi

Petite Celebs Out & About: Kim Kardashian

Photo by James Devaney/Wire Image

Reality television star Kim Kardashian, ( 5′  2  1/2″ )  takes pictures with her cell phone as she watches the NBA basketball game between the New Jersey Nets and Miami Heat in Newark, New Jersey October 31, 2010.
Hmmmm, What do you think of Kim’s arm fur?
Enjoy your journeys ~ Kristi

Petite Celebs out and about: Adrienne Bailon Birthday Celebration

Adrienne Bailon, (4’11”), one of the original Cheetah Girls, celebrated her 27th birthday on October 27, in New York with her celeb friends; Fabulous, Drake,

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Julissa Bermudez and a host of others were all their to party with Adrienne.

She wore a very simple salmon dress which blended with her skin tone very well. It worked well to create a more monochromatic scheme to give her a taller appearance. It was so perfect for her petite frame. I think she looked effortlessly beautiful.

Happy Birthday to  Adrienne.