What makes you 2x stronger? Plus giveaway! #AngelSoft

I am so glad that Angel Soft asked me what situation in my life has made me 2x times stronger. I have had alot of things in my life that has happened that has made me 2 times stronger than I was before.  It was through those experiences that made me a stronger person and grateful for everything I have. One experience that i’ve had was when my mother was diagnosed with Pancreatitis, It was devastating news to our family. Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas which requires immediate medical attention and hospitalization during an attack that has multiple causes and symptoms. When she was first diagnosed they asked her she was a heavy drinker. She quickly told them that she is allergic to alcohol and doesn’t drink ,they were so confused because some people who are heavy drinkers get this but that’s not the case for all. They dove into her medical history and found out that the medication she was taking for all these years for her Asthma damaged her Pancreas.

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My Beautiful Mommy and I! 

This condition made her very ill and put her through alot of  pain which was awful to see especially when you really can’t do anything to help, but be there for her and comfort her.  Even through she was in that much pain she still went to work and took care of the family. Just seeing this made me so much stronger as a person, that even through adversities I can come out stronger in the end like my mother did. To never give up and push on even if you are going through some health concerns or hard times. That everything will get better in the end. I’m so glad I was able to share this story with all of my lovely readers!

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Puerto Rico’s High Fashion Week: One of the most anticipated events of the year!

 

Puerto High Fashion Week is one of the most anticipated Fashion events of the year on the Island. This year it was held at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in Hato Rey. To open Fashion Week they had the Elite Model Search Final, this year the beautiful model who won was 16 year old Paola Roman from Caguas, Puerto Rico, she will be representing Puerto Rico in Shangai China in December, Designer Eddie Guerrero also presented his collection that night, among others.

Kenelma Figueroa Director of Models for Society with her models at PRHFW

Many other amazing and talented designers presented their collections the rest of the nights. I went on Saturday , when I arrived I met Kenelma Figueroa a charming woman with a heart of gold, she is the Director of Models for Society, the project is for little girls to develop auto-esteem through modeling, they received a donation from the administration of PRHFW to go to one of the Fashion Shows and the look on their faces was priceless.

Paola Roman Elite Model Winner

All of the designers that presented their collection that night were amazing. Then, the closing Fashion Show by The Blonds, what can I say, out of this world…they had a full house, it started with a video showing some of their star clients, like JLO, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga among others.

Designer Lisa Thon

The collection was simply breathtaking, it was full of glitter, metals, chains, everyone was at awe with the designs. PRHFW did not disappoint us this year, but to be sincere they never do!

-Design by Hector Omar

 

Sofia Arana Designs

The Blonds Designers

Designs by The Blonds

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.

 

Puerto Rico, any photographers dream for a shoot

Designer Rikii Sanabria and IPM Model Ana Garcia

Puerto Rico is a dream come true for any photographer to take pics, I have been so lucky to get invited to cover the behind the scenes for my blogs. Last Saturday I was behind the scenes with Hector Castillo one of my favorite photographers ever on the Island, the shoot was located at a beautiful historical place called El Arsenal and it is located at the southernmost tip of San Juan in the Puntilla Street.

Photographer Hector Castillo and Model Apolonia Vargas

It a mixture of architectural styles that range from Romansque to neoclassical, it is just beautiful, currently the building is home for three exhibition galleries and many cultural activities are currently held there. When I arrived I met up with Designer Rikii Sanabria we chatted for a bit because we are thinking about doing a project together with Curvy Models, he is a very talented and charming young man, I will be blogging about him very soon.

IPM Model Ana Garcia

Hector’s models were IPM Model Ana Garcia and Apolonia Vargas,one straight model, one curvy model, and they both looked beautiful. I can’t wait for the next shoot that will be very soon because Hector will be a part of the new project with Designer Sanabria. Stay tuned!

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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.

Five Beautiful Curvy ladies from Puerto Rico share why they love their Curves!!!

Five Beautiful Curvy ladies from Puerto Rico share why they love their Curves!!!

I find that loving yourself Curvy or Thin is so important because until you love yourself you’re not going to be a happy person. You need to learn to love you for you. Everyone is different and need to start embracing these differences. Loving yourself is one of the secrets of success. Love yourself and you will feel more confident when you go about your day. Feeling confident with yourself and your decisions helps you to handle situations with ease and worry less about what others will think of you. In Puerto Rico most of the women are curvy and I found five Beautiful Curvy ladies who told me why they love their Curves.


Model Azalea Firpi

I love my Curves because they have always been a part of me. I have always been Curvy, and Proud. My Curves have made me stronger in a society where usually thin models are the ones recognized. My body let’s me dance, model, study, have fun be a good professional and be in perfect health. I love being a Fashionista, always turning heads, my body is my temple and I accept it just the way it is!

Model Clementine Monroe

I love my Curves because I love myself, I accept myself the way I am and this leads to others accepting me just the way I am. I love my Curves because I am grateful that I found the confidence inside myself to accept them. Having Curves is my beauty, they are our beauty!

Model-Leemar Ago

I love my Curves, my body and everything about myself, because it is a wonderful creation made by God. This is why I live proud of myself and whom I am as a person, accepting myself is a priority in my life this is why I live such a great and full life. Long live Curves!!!

Model- Shasquia Diaz Santoni

I love my Curves because they have made me the person I am today, perseverant and loving where I am at this moment, always working hard to maintain myself healthy. I love them because I make people see that there are other sizes besides a size 0 and that we can also be sexy, and do anything that anyone else can…. I love my Curves because they are just simply me!

Model Tania Pagan

I love my Curves because they compose my personality, I am very proud of them.I do not let anyone tell me that I have to lose weight to obtain what I want in life because I am happy the way I am and can achieve any goal I want!

 

 

 

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.

Renowned Photographer Inez Lewis visits Puerto Rico

Renowned  Photographer Inez Lewis visits Puerto Rico

Aguadilla Ruins in Puerto Rico

A while back I was introduced to Inez Lewis by Madeline Jones, she was coming to Puerto Rico to do a shoot for a Wedding and wanted to meet  Ana Garcia  and me to do a shoot and talk about the Plus Size Industry on the Island and of course I was honored  saying yes immediately. Aspiring Plus Size Model Sandra Carreras also came along to do a shoot with her.

Jewelry Designer Grisel Barrios and Inez Lewis

We met her at Rincón at the Villa Cosfesi Hotel, Jewelry Designer Grisel Barrios met us there because the models were going to use her jewelry for the shoot and Designer Nelly Trinidad made Ana a beautiful skirt for the shoot…

IPM Model Ana Garcia and Inez Lewis

We decided to do the shoot in Aguadilla were they have these amazing ruins, it was magical, you feel like you are in another world, we had so much fun, Inez is so easy to talk too, on the way to the Ruins we talked so much about the Industry, her work, family, I was so amazed because I felt I had known her for years, we got lost  but we joked about it, it was quite an adventure.

Aspiring Plus Size Model Sandra Carrera

I saw some pics she took of the models and they were beautiful, we also talked about her coming back eventually to do a project with Plus Size Models on the Island…. let’s see what happens, if you ever have a chance to shoot with her trust me you will not be disappointed…

IPM Model Ana Garcia

Sandra, Ana and Inez…..it’s a wrap!!!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MARTA RIVERA

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.

Ruins Night Runway Show in Puerto Rico..

Every time there is a Fashion Show in Puerto Rico where it involves giving proceeds to a charity and using plus size models I try to be there. I heard about a great Fashion Show called Ruins Night Runway. It was held at the Botanical Garden in Caguas, Puerto Rico a beautiful place surrounded by beautiful gardens on April 21, 2012. I contacted Israel Nieves one of the promoters along with David Rodriguez of production David Rodriguez Inc. to see if I could cover their event and they were so gracious telling me that they would love it. The proceeds would go to a home for orphan children (Portal de Amor) this idea was given to Israel by his beautiful daughter, who is also a model. I arrived there and it was magical, I went with Designer Nelly Trinidad and Designer Yolyne Negron and I can tell that we got the royal treatment.

Fabiola Nieves
Designer-Arquelio Rivera

There were 12 designers among my favorites was Jose Luis Victoria who has been designers to stars such as Gloria Estefan and Beyonce, a charming and humble man. Some other designers were Arquelio Rivera, who used Plus Size Models, Juan Diaz and Juni Montijo among others. I just loved it and cannot wait for another event like this so I can be a part of it. Congrats to Israel and David for giving us such an amazing event!

~Marta~

Plus Size Model -Odalys Jimenez
Designer-Arquelio Rivera

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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 Communtiy from fashion to events in Puerto Rico.