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Friday, November 2, 2012

Pluzz Fashion Model Search 2012 Winners

I blogged once about a beautiful boutique called Pluzz Plussizefashion here in Puerto Rico. The owner of the store is a charming and beautiful lady named Melissa Duran Reyes, and a while back they had a contest called Pluzz Fashion Model 2012, they were looking for three models in the categories of Fashion and two Junior’s.
Melissa Duran Owner of Pluzz Plussizefashion Boutique
The final event took place at the Manhattan Lounge in San Juan and the winners were Neyreemar Fuentes, Maricarmen Rivera in the Junior Category and Delmarie Rodriguez won the Fashion Category.
Neyreemar Fuentes
These beautiful girls will be representing the boutique in Charity Events, Fashion Shows and many other great activities that the store has. Melissa tells me that it is a joy to work with them, because they are humble, and so sweet. I wish Melissa all the luck in the world because she works very hard to help our Plus Size Community, and make them look gorgeous in the stores beautiful clothes, if you are in Puerto Rico or visiting the Island, their phone number is 787-513-4182, their clothes and accessories are amazing!
Maricarmen Rivera
Delmarie Rodriguez
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 Budget letting us know everything that is happening in the Plus Size community from fashion to events in Puerto Rico.

South Fashion Week October 18-20 2012

South Fashion Week is just around the corner, it will be on October 18,19 and 20, 2012 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Next weekend my home will be there for the event.  I will be staying at the Ponce Melia , the Hotel is a piece of history that began 80 years ago, it has rustic charm and the elegance of bygone era.
I have stayed there before and the staff give their guests the royal treatment. I will be covering the Fashion Show on Saturday where Designer Nelly Trinidad and Yolyne Negrón will be presenting their collection Mayestic Curves with some of the most beautiful Plus Size Models in Puerto Rico.
Stay tuned for my blogs about the event which promises to be amazing. ~Marta~
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.

Integrating the runway: 1426 Fashion Week Nov 8th-11th 2012

 LS1426 Inc. founder Linda Scott is bringing the house down again! This time in Miami, on November 8th – 11th 2012.  I am so looking forward to this event especially the part that they are integrating the Runway there will be Standard Size and Plus Sizes rocking the runway.
This is going to be an amazing fashion show with tons of designer clothing. Also I am so excited to announce that America’s Top Model Winner Whitney Thompson will the host for 1426 Fashion Week in Miami! The designers are showcasing their beautiful designs with models from all over the country and international models will also be joining The event will be held at Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, 1633 North Bayshore Drive,Miami, FL 33132.
Here are just a few pics from last year event, doesn’t it make you excited for this years?
Come and Join us at this event and have a great time networking and watching the models rock the runway!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Domino Dollhouse’s New Collection Urban Mermaids

Domino Dollhouse’s New Collection Urban Mermaids

I am so excited to share with you one of my Favorite Brands, Domino Dollhouse new Collection Urban mermaids, which if i may say is so fierce!  It’s full of Pinks & seafoam greens playful prints, & sexy silhouettes. The  Urban Mermaids Collection offers a girly interpretation of their usual tough aesthetic. Soft colors, pretty prints, and femme denim all come together to create an overall look that is undeniably girly, yet still street. The pieces are available in sizes 1X-4X or 14-28 and the retail prices range from $29.99-$79.99. I cannot wait to get my hands on one of the pieces of the collection!  The collection is available for purchase now so check out Domino Dollhouse‘s website before they sell out fast. This is only part 1 of the collection so make sure you stay tuned for part II.
Oh goodness i love this whole outfit! She is rocking it!
Everything about this outfit i just love…..
Why can’t all of this be in my closet now?!
So retro, love it.
If you know me, you know i love sheer. I can so rock this top with a pair of denim jeans.
That Maxi is just so amazing.  I think i am in a Fashion Coma, i’m seriously in love with this collection and cannot wait till part 2 comes out! I am so glad that a clothing company like Domino Dollhouse is out there willing to push the boundaries when it comes to Plus size fashion.  Breaking the stereotypes that plus size girls can’t be fashionable. Oh yes we can! <3
For more info and to purchase items from this collection and others on the Domino Dollhouse’s website. Follow this link
Photo Credit to: Domino Dollhouse / Models: Rayna Salcido and Alyna Ajere Photography by Shannon Brooke Imagery Make Up by Natasha Marcelina Hair/Styling by Frankie Sin 
 About Domino Dollhouse: Plagued her entire life by drab clothing choices, owner Tracy Broxterman has always worked towards contributing her energies to adding style and glamour in the plus size fashion world. She started in 2009 with her own personal style blog, Chubble Bubble, and now with this unique online plus size shop, Domino Dollhouse! While the choices for sizes 14 and up are expanding, Domino Dollhouse strives to bring exciting, charming, and fun clothing and accessories to a market thirsty for more. While others give you water, we give you fruit punch!

Gok Wan’s Sexy Plus Size Lingerie

I am so excited to share with you a new Line Gok Wan is coming out with in partner withSimply be. I really don’t wear Lingerie, but i just couldn’t pass up showing you lovely ladies out there this line.  Message From Gok Wan to us Curvy ladies! Hello darlings, I’m so excited to unleash my new lingerie collection, which features this season’s latest polka dot prints and quirky colorways. With light control and comfort guaranteed, this gorgeous range is spot-on for lingerie lovers everywhere! To see the new line click here!

My Favorite part of this line is how vintage pinup inspired it is!

Would you rock these sexy pieces?
Click the photo for the line on Simply Be!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fame at our Fingertips

The World Wide Web is a continual source of wonderment, not only in terms of the vast selection of services available to the user, but also because of the accessibility and availability of information therein.

Many chores that at one time necessitated nipping down the high street can now be completed in the comfort of your own home. And it’s not only ticking tasks off the to-do list that can be accomplished with the help of an internet connection – other more pleasurable pursuits can happily be indulged in too.

Online shopping, watching a film, or accessing your favourite music can all be carried out at the click of a button. After all, this is the age of convenience, and we surely can’t condemn such prodigious progress.

Like most things in life, however, there always tends to be a flip-side. While the internet may generally offer a safe option for completing your personal banking, there’s no disputing the fact that your personal life may always be slightly at risk.

This digital dichotomy makes for an interesting analysis. The net allows us to interact with people from all around the world in real time, either via satellite conversations, social networking sites, or in the closed confines of a chat room.

More often than not, we offer ourselves freely to the world at large. We promote ourselves via blogs, websites, and online profiles, posting our pictures and thoughts willy-nilly in a bid to present our lives to any interested parties.

And while it may be good to talk, what would normally be our private lives does, in effect, become public property. Even prospective employers are able to check out our credentials, whether to our knowledge or otherwise. And do they really need to see the latest snapshot of a Saturday night out with the girls, Triumph bras flashed fleetingly at the camera?

We tend to lay ourselves bare with little concern for the repercussions of promiscuous photos or throwaway comments, posted on a whim by ourselves or friends. And the term ‘friend,’ when used in the context of a social networking site, is not exactly synonymous with the generally accepted meaning of the word.

So, maybe we need to be more mindful of our bearing, and behave in a way that befits this new public persona. Our cybernetic conduct ought to be a little more guarded. We may all experience our five minutes of fame, but ideally not because of a shameful snapshot!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Jesus Bernardo’s Boudoir Workshop Featuring his First Plus Size Model

Participants of Boudoir Workshop
The result of Jesus Bernardo’s Boudoir Workshop using his first Plus Size Model in Puerto Rico
Last week I blogged about a Boudoir Workshop for P.H.A.T. & Loving it, that was held in a Castle in Puerto Rico and I want to blog about the results of the Workshop. I have one word to describe it…Amazing.
Model Raiza Gonzalez
Model Raiza Gonzale
What I love about Photographer Jesus Bernardo’s approach is that he gets to know the model first, for me that is so important, and he transmitted this in his workshop, along with so many other techniques, the photographers spend time with the three models individually, remember it was a Boudoir Shoot but the models were first photographed in regular clothes then the Boudoir session began, this made it more comfortable for all involved.
Plus Model Ana Garcia
Plus Model Ana Garcia
They used two regular models and one plus size model, he took a chance with the plus size model and it was a hit. I just have to share pics of some of the photographers so you can see that a plus size model can also look beautiful in Boudoir!
Model-Delorean Torres
Model Delorean Torres
The Lingerie featured in this post is from the Blossom Boutique.


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.