Getting to produce the fashion show Tropical Curves was a dream come true for me, I had this idea in my head for months, presented it to Designer Nelly Trinidad and she loved the idea, remember it is until recently that mainstream designers use curvy models on the Island.
First I chose a name for the collection and went searching for the 11 beautiful curvy models that would model them, because I am in charge of choosing the models for the designer, then we started the promos, made by Lisandra Falcon and it all came together, we got two great designers to present their collection along side Designer Trinidad, Grisel Barrios and Fernando Gantier, Israel Nieves owner of Divas for Ever and More let the models use his beautiful shoes. The Fashion Show was presented on July 27, 2012 at the Marriott Hotel in San Juan.
Everything went smoothly, the models all got along great and had such a great time backstage, we had a full house, Dary Lee Lander an ex beauty queen was the master of ceremonies, she was amazing… and we had a group of dancers during intermission that danced to Tropical Music called Just Perfect Dancers….EGO TV came, Jesus Bernardo took the pics. Ginny Barkley Editor of Mujer Creativa and Inelda Santana Director of Style & Mode were also there. I want to share some of the pics from the Fashion Show that were taken by Jesus Bernardo so you can see for yourself that the designs were just beautiful….
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.