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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MUA Spotlight: Color Touch by Ana

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I love anything that has to do with beauty, and makeup that is one of my passions.  I am also obsessed with Makeup artists, they have such an amazing talent and are so creative.

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I am always blown away by their creativity and dedication that’s why I wanted to share about a MUA like Ana Garcia.  I have been following Color Touch by Ana for a while now and she is amazing, her work is impeccable. I am always on her website going gaga over her work, can we talk about the Indian Bride she did like WOW so gorgeous!!

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On her bio she says “My passion for makeup began at an early age.

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Ana says “Every since I was a child I was in love with anything that had to do with beauty. At age 15 I decided to pursue cosmetology at a specialized high school.

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In my final year of basic cosmetology I decided to compete at the San Juan Beauty show in the makeup category with schools all around the island and for my surprise I won 3rd place motivating me more to pursue makeup”

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                                                                    When I graduated High School I enrolled in Advanced Cosmetology.

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After I graduated I decided to study Business Administration graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree, and I decided to start my makeup business.

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I love everything that has to do with beauty and fashion in front or behind the camera.

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I am always taking seminars to learn new techniques to bring my clients new trends and make them look their best.”

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Workshop with Celebrity MUA Scott Barnes

She took a workshop with Celebrity Makeup Artist Scott Barnes,well I almost fainted, he is so talented.

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She collaborates with Esposa Moderna Bridal Magazine, the editorials are so beautiful.

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Check out her work here you will love it!
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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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Sorella Swim Shoots in Puerto Rico

The Swimsuit Issue of SKORCH Magazine has just come out and it is breathtaking. One of my favorite editorials is the one shot in Puerto Rico with Sorella Swim designs.

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Designer Jessica Petersen launched Sorella Swim® with a simple goal not yet achieved by any other brand providing women with curves a luxe, timelessly fashionable swimwear brand that camouflages certain areas, accentuate others, and is comfortable enough to leave on all day.  

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I am excited to purchase one of this timeless swimsuits form Sorella, I haven’t found the right one for summer just yet. SO I am super excited to check out their selection.  I heard that they had a photo-shoot that featured four of their most  beautiful swimsuits, the Marilyn Bikini in Snake Charmer print was one of my favorites.

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The shoot took place at Ventana del Mar “ Window to the Sea” at San Juan.  Designer Petersen loved the idea of a shoot in Puerto Rico because of its beautiful beaches and was very pleased with the results. “Which I wouldn’t mind visiting soon since I’v heard so many great things about Puerto Rico. Photographer Vanessa Velez did an amazing job, I loved the styling by Jewelry Designer Suzanne Ujaque, the jewelry was so beautiful she used bold colorful large necklaces, and bracelets. 

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Right now bright,bold and large jewelry is a must! Don’t be afraid to accessorize while laying out on the beach this summer, it’s a trend you will see go global this summer 2014.

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I think we even saw some accessorizing on the runway are Mercedes benz  fashion week with swimsuits.  The model who modeled the stunning Sorella Swimsuits was Curvy Model  Ana Garcia, she seriously rocked it,  looking gorgeous in each bathing suit.

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 Photographer Vanessa Valez and Plus Model Ana Garcia 

I feel like this is one of the most beautiful swimsuit editorials SKORCH Magazine has had.

*Professional Pictures taken by Photographer Vanessa Valez*

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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