Model Ana Garcia dressed by Designer Lisa Nieves for Maternity Shoot.

 

Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.

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Pregnancy is meant to be an exciting, happy time. So when I first heard news that Plus Model Ana García is expecting her first baby soon I was over the moon. Photographer Vanessa Velez, a long time friend and one of Ana’s favorite photographers was in charge of the shoot. They have given us breathtaking editorials for Plus Model Magazine, Esposa Moderna Bridal Magazine,Volup2 and Skorch Magazine among others all over the world, so they got together again for this special shoot that was truly breathtaking. 

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One of the Designers that dressed the model for her Maternity Shoot was the amazing Designer and Orlando Fashion Week Challenge winner Lisa Nieves. I talked to the Designer and she said that she was beyond excited being part of the models Maternity Shoot, she loves Ana’s work ethic and style, thinking about a future project with her.

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As for the model she was honored to have Designer Nieves as one of the Designers dressing her for her special shoot, She absolutely loved the Design.

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Nieves described the Design which left me gaga as “KAFTAN CHIC. “Kaftans are all the rage for summer. It has always been described as a comfortable and feminine piece. Perfect for that wonderful stage in a woman’s life, Maternity.”

Congrats to Model Ana Garcia and her family from Curvy Girl on a Budget.

I heard that making a decision to have a child–it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

 

My Name is Violet i am a Fashion/Beauty Blogger I’ve blogged for more than 3years. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York,i have spent 15 years in South Beach,Florida. I started blogging about Fashion and Beauty, plus events i attend frequently around the USA. As a Plus size or Curvy girl its hard to find nice clothing on a budget. Well at least that’s the case for myself. I Only shop in the clearance rack or when there is a sale i cannot pass up. It is possible to shop for fashionable clothing on a budget. And i’m here to help and give tips on how to achieve this. I want to show that you can still be a Fierce and Fabulous Curvy Gal on a thrift store budget.
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Esposa Moderna Magazine Edgy Editorial!

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The lastest Issue of Esposa Moderna “Modern Wife” has come out and I loved it. I was invited to be behind the scenes for one of their editorials.

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“In transit to Love” they used 3 gorgeous models, you know me whenever a Mainstream Magazine uses curvy models I’m there.

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The makeup artists were Angel Rivera and Color Touch by Ana, Photography by the amazing Raymond Vega.

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Brenda Sosa Editor and Chief of the magazine had a great idea to recreate a construction site at their Corporate Offices, it worked like a charm the images came out amazing, the models posed on trailers, in front of street signs, to see them so glamorous and at a construction site for the shoot was incredible, we were all having so much fun.

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I want to share some behind the scenes so you can see the making of one the most beautiful and original editorials I have ever seen in their magazine.

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Don’t forget to buy the magazine to see the professional images by Raymond Vega. Hope you enjoy the behind the scenes!

esposaasModels: Sarimar Figueroa, Ana Garcia  and Kaylee Quintana!

Check out their websites:
http://www.esposamoderna.com
http://www.raymondvegaphotography.com/
http://www.colortouchbyana.com/

 

Marta Rivera is a blogger from Puerto Rico, she is an English professor and a Plus Size advocate on the Island, an Island that is mainly for thin models, but she is trying her best to change that. Marta will be blogging for Curvy Girl on a Budget letting us know everything that is happening in the Plus Size community from fashion to events in Puerto Rico.
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Curvy Dreams can come true!

What a wonderful year 2013 has been, many of my curvy dreams came true. I wished that a great on print magazine would put a Curvy Model on a cover and Esposa Moderna one of the leading bridal magazines in Puerto Rico did, she was the Plus Belle, remembering this gets me emotional because as I always say “ Curvy is beautiful too” and I never thought it would happen.

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Editor and Chief of Esposa Moderna Brenda Sosa

The day I got the call that they had chosen a Curvy Model I sat down and cried happy tears, so many years of knocking on doors trying to make them see that a Curvy Model also deserved a cover and one finally opened thanks to Brenda Sosa Editor and Chief of Esposa Moderna.

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Gwen Devoe Executive Producer of FFFW in New York

I went to FFFW in New York and got to meet Gwen Devoe the executive producer of the event, she turned out to be one of the nicest and classiest ladies you will ever meet. While I was there I also met a beautiful Curvy Girl from Puerto Rico, Suzanne Ujaque a Publicists by trade a Jewelry Designer and blogger, she has the same vision I have for our Curvy Community on the Island, many wonderful things are coming thanks to her in 2014 so stay tuned for that.

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Designer and blogger Suzanne Ujaque

 

Meeting blogger Farrah Estrella was also amazing such a beautiful and kind soul who is always so supportive of everyone, I just love her.

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Blogger Farrah Estrella

 

Designer Nancy Herkul of Curvezz a European brand chose Puerto Rico for a shoot showcasing her beautiful designs we were honored to be part of this project and to our surprise the pics came out in a great Italian Magazine.

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Curvezz in renowned Italian Magazine

 

Cenia New York also did a shoot with our amazing team and everyone loved it, her designs are sold at Macys they are beautiful and she also has some surprises for curvy ladies in 2014.

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Designer Cenia Paredes

 

I also made new international friends one being Mica, CEO and founder of Peepers Denmark an amazing woman and I am so honored to call her my friend, she inspires me.

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Getting to cover Designer Fernando Gantiers Fashion Show with Designer Sonia Rivera and Krystalos High Fashion Jewelry was amazing it was a beautiful Fashion Event and I got to meet one of my favorite curvy girls Nayaska Felix Curet she is a model, actress and event producer, one of the nicest and sweetest ladies you will ever meet.

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Designer Fernando Gantier, model Nayaska Feliz Curet and guests

So many people to thank for supporting me on my curvy adventure.. Vanessa Velez, Enuel Viera, Hector Castillo, Jewelry Designer Grisel Barrios and so many more I don’t have words to express my gratitude.. I have many wishes for 2014 let’s hope God willing they will also come true… 

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 Cheers and a Happy New Year!!

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Marta Rivera is a blogger from Puerto Rico, she is an English professor and a Plus Size advocate on the Island, an Island that is mainly for thin models, but she is trying her best to change that. Marta will be blogging for Curvy Girl on a Budget letting us know everything that is happening in the Plus Size community from fashion to events in Puerto Rico.
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Emotiva edición de la revista Esposa Moderna

Definitivamente la edición mas reciente de Esposa Moderna ha sido una de las mas emotivas. Anabel Rodríguez presidenta de Glow Event Planners se le ocurrió una idea para un editorial, le presentó su idea a Brenda Sosa la Editora de la revista y ella aceptó inmediatamente al igual que la fotógrafa Vanessa Velez. Me comuniqué con Anabel y quiero que lean lo que me dijo de este bello editorial en sus propias palabras….

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“He planificado bodas por más de 7 años, pero también he sido voluntaria de diferentes organizaciones que trabajan con personas con impedimentos por más de 15 años. Tengo una gran cantidad de amigas y amigos con limitaciones físicas que al igual que yo soñaban con una boda hermosa y con ser los protagonistas de su gran día. Vivimos en un país que, aunque cuenta con diferentes leyes federales que garantizan calidad de vida a la comunidad con impedimentos no necesariamente se cumple con ello.

 

En muchas ocasiones cuando salimos un grupo de amigos nos encontramos con que muchos lugares públicos no tienen los accesos necesarios para las sillas de ruedas. Incluso, muchas personas no respetan las áreas designadas para personas con impedimentos complicándoles aún más sus días.

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En los últimos siete meses tres amigas pacientes de Distrofia Muscular se me acercaron con diferentes inquietudes ya que deseaban contraer nupcias. Nos sentamos a hablar y siempre lo primero que salía en la conversación era el traje y el lugar donde se haría la actividad. Se me ocurrió que sería muy buena idea presentarle a la genta que es una realidad que las chicas y chicos con necesidades especiales también tienen derecho a tener la boda de sus sueños. Estoy segura de que esta edición de la revista Esposa Moderna dará mucho de qué hablar ya que los modelos del éste editorial son personas reales con condiciones especiales.

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Carlos Javier es parte del Equipo Nacional de Baloncesto en Silla de Ruedas. En las fotos está acompañado de Karina Álvarez su novia quién trabaja en la Fundación Puertorriqueña de Síndrome Down. María del Carmen Rodríguez es Consejera y administradora de la página web sex-habilidad.webs.com. Alexandra Ortiz es estudiante de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Río Piedras.

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Todos somos parte de Proyecto Sin Paredes, organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a la comunidad adulta con impedimentos físicos.”  Quiero felicitar a todos las personas envueltas en este proyecto que ha dado de que hablar, que bueno saber que todavia existen en este mundo personas con tan buen corazón..

Marta Rivera is a blogger from Puerto Rico, she is an English professor and a Plus Size advocate on the Island, an Island that is mainly for thin models, but she is trying her best to change that. Marta will be blogging for Curvy Girl on a Budget letting us know everything that is happening in the Plus Size community from fashion to events in Puerto Rico.
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Esposa Moderna Magazine goes Curvy!!

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Something amazing has happened for one Plus Size Model in Puerto Rico, she has gotten one of the most sought after covers in the number one Bridal Magazine on the Island, Esposa Moderna…”Modern Wife”.

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This cover is usually given to recognized straight size models or Beauty Queens but this time the cover was given to one of the leading and may I add beautiful Plus Size Models in Puerto Rico, Ana García.

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We at Curvy Girl on a Budget want to congratulate Ana Garcia for her amazing work, the Cover and Editorial featuring her in Wedding Gowns and Lingerie is just so beautiful.

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Blogger Marta Rivera with Editor and Chief of Esposa Moderna Brenda Sosa

We have obtained some behind the scenes photos of the shoot that was done by the great photographer Vanessa Velez.

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This has been a dream come true for Blogger and Plus Size Advocate Marta Rivera, never giving up and showing the world that a Curvy Model can also grace the cover of a great magazine and look just as beautiful as the other models.

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Congrats to all involved in this amazing project.

My Name is Violet i am a Fashion/Beauty Blogger I’ve blogged for more than 3years. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York,i have spent 15 years in South Beach,Florida. I started blogging about Fashion and Beauty, plus events i attend frequently around the USA. As a Plus size or Curvy girl its hard to find nice clothing on a budget. Well at least that’s the case for myself. I Only shop in the clearance rack or when there is a sale i cannot pass up. It is possible to shop for fashionable clothing on a budget. And i’m here to help and give tips on how to achieve this. I want to show that you can still be a Fierce and Fabulous Curvy Gal on a thrift store budget.
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