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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Elle Brasil Bared all, and we love it!

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 All I can say is YASSSS! Finally Elle has listened to it’s plus size consumers and bared all in this Elle Brasil cover, the whole issue was about self-esteem and body love and we couldn’t be happier.  Remember this article about Rebel Wilson and all the other plus size cover models experiencing the “Plus size cut” . It looks like they heard our call about body diversity on elle mag and took charge.  As much as I love this spread and Plus size Blogger Juliana Romero is stunning,  I can only hope that Elle and Magazines alike truly embrace body diversity. Body representation is such an important thing because not one person is the same body type and we all want to be represented in the media.

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A magazine that I truly adore and had the pleasure to write for is Volup2, it’s such an important magazine and shows true body diversity. From size 2’s, 16’s , 28’s and more, they accept everyone and show true body representation and how it should be done. 

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 In America today we are constantly bombarded by the media and most teenagers these days spend 5 hours or more a day online consuming this media. It’s important that our girls see that their bodies are good bodies, that not everyone looks the same and that’s OK! Gabby Sidibe said something that had me thinking and I believe it’s so true…

    If I get to see myself on screen, then I know that I exist.

~Gabby Sidibe~

Seeing images on magazines or tv etc of only one type of body means that other bodies have become invisible in the mass media. Many girls and young women internalize these stereotypes and judge themselves by the beauty industry standards. This focus on beauty and desirability effectively destroys any awareness and action that might help to change that climate.

Body image is the way you see yourself and imagine how you look. Having a positive body image means that, most of the time, you see yourself accurately, you feel comfortable in your body, and you feel good about the way you look.

Given the serious potential consequences, it is essential that girls and young women develop a critical understanding of the constructed nature of media representations of women’s bodies and the reasons why these images are perpetuated. More importantly, they need to be empowered to challenge these representations and advocate for more realistic representations. (x) For more about Body image and representation check this page out! (x

What do you think of the Elle Cover? What can we do as a society to make sure ALL bodies are represented equally? 

 

 

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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