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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A picture is worth a thousand words!!

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To be the bridge between Artist Fernando Ferreiro from Spain and Editor of Plus Model Magazine Madeline Figueroa Jones was a big responsibilaty for me, but such an honor. My mission was to give Madeline her portrait in person as requested by the artist.

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I arrived at El San Juan Hotel in Isla Verde on a beautiful Sunday Morning, where she was giving a workshop with Suzanne Ujaque and Model Cristina Mendez.

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We met at the lobby and I was so happy to see her, such a beautiful soul. As the saying goes.. “A picture is worth a thousand words,” here are the pics so you can see how happy and how emotional she was.

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Madeline had a message for Fernando Ferreiro…”Thank you Fernando Ferreiro for the beautiful portrait and for choosing me as one of your Muses, I’m truly honored and can’t express in words how delighted I am to receive it while here in Puerto Rico”

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My mission was accomplished and I can truly say that it was one of the most emotional moments of my life bringing together an incredible artist and his beautiful Muse…

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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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Portrait of Editor of Plus Model Magazine revealed by artist Fernando Ferreiro!

Finding people who have the same passion as you do in life is like finding a hidden treasure, or a rare gem. I have the utmost respect for people who believe that a curvy woman is beautiful too, living on an Island that does not acknowledge them as they should it is one of my missions in life to write about the full figured woman and to show the world that they are just as beautiful, smart and talented as any other woman.

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I have found so many people on my journey that have joined forces with me and one is renowned artist Fernando Ferreiro from Spain. I read his wonderful interview written by Yadira Velez for two major newspapers in New York and LA, and to my surprise Veintitantos site for Mexico also posted the interview.

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Ferreiro is drawing the most beautiful curvy women on earth and I am so happy that his muses include latinas like Yanderis Lodos, Lornalitz Baez, Eva Maria Perez, Ana Garcia among other curvy beauties from all over the world… and what is the icing on the cake? He has just revealed the portrait of the Editor of Plus Model Magazine Madeline Figueroa Jones another beautiful latina that is making a difference in this world, who has the same passion that we do for our curvy community, a woman who is so respected by many, being that voice that we need to stand up for us always defending us and she is doing an amazing job at it.

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I am in awe with the portrait. Congrats Madeline Figueroa Jones for being one of Fernando Ferreiro’s beautiful Muses.

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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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My Experience behind the scenes at Vanessa Velez and IPM model Ana Garcia’s Swimsuit Edition shoot for PMM.

Getting to be invited to a behind the Scenes photoshoot with the Amazing photographer from Puerto Rico Vanessa Velez and Plus Size Model Ana Garcia is magical. They had a project a couple of months ago because their dream was to get the editorial in Plus Model magazine, they took a chance and it payed off, their editorial was chosen for the swimsuit issue 2012 for PMM.

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We arrived at Vanessa’s home early in the morning and MUA Gabriela Escalera was waiting for us, she only did the makeup first because the first shoot was the underwater pics, we went to the pool and these girls were in the water for almost three hours, not at easy task, but they made it look like so much fun! We went back to Vanessa’s home and Gabriela did the makeup and hair for the shoot at the San Juan Hotel.

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The Hotel was so beautiful and the staff was very gracious. Carolina Rodriguez provided the headbands for the shoot, just beautiful! The shoot lasted until 7PM it was such a long day, but i loved every minute of it. Vanessa is working on another project and i have been invited for a behind scenes and i cannot wait! I got an exclusive interview with Vanessa Velez about the shoot stay tuned for that.

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Hope you enjoy the pics i posted from the shoot that has made us all proud in Puerto Rico being featured in Plus Model Magazine.

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Make sure to check out Plus Model Magazine Swimsuit Issue Featuring IPM Plus Model Ana Garcia

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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The Buzz in Puerto Rico

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I was talking to my fellow blogger Marta Rivera about Fashion in Puerto Rico and she told me some amazing news, it seems that Designer Nelly Trindad is going to take her new collection “Mayestic Curves” to South Fashion Week in October, I am in love with the name of the collection i cannot wait to hear more about it! I heard that one of our writers Castelar Garcia came up with it.

 They had a casting call in Ponce, Puerto Rico which alot of beautiful models of all shapes and sizes attended. Marta was so ecstatic about the diversity of all the models, she was so happy when the plus size models arrived they were a hit with the casting agents.

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 This is such great news because all of a sudden the Plus Size Models have exploded down there, they are being talked about, getting into great editorials, and I just have to congratulate Ana Garcia for her beautiful editorial in “El Nuevo Dia” she is such a talented plus size model and very beautiful.

Designer Nelly Trinidad her collection for SFW will be “Mayestic Curves”

I read Plus Model Magazine this month and loved the Fashion Passport recap, the models looked beautiful and the event looked so fabulous! Wishing all the plus size models luck, because I know that Designer Trinidad’s collection will be amazing!

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