Photographer Vanessa Velez’s next Icon!!



Vanessa Velez’s Studio

I have been following Photographer Vanessa Velez’s Icon Series Look Book getting the chance to be behind the scenes of the shoots. Her first Look Book Icon Sophia Loren was breathtaking, and now she will reveal in December another Icon that was one of my Idols back in the days!

Makeup Artist-Ana Garcia   Photographer Vanessa Velez      Model-Yamilette Arana

The lovely Curvy Model was Yamilette Arana, the makeup artist was Ana Garcia and the sneak peek of the shoot was amazing. It is my opinion that the success of these shoots is the combination, photographer, model, styling and makeup. I also got a chance to see Vanessa’s new studio and I loved it. It is simple and elegant, it reflects Vanessa’s personality. Just as soon as the Look Book comes out I will be blogging again so you can see the finished results.

Model Icon Sneak Peek

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.

My Week on Instagram

So i just wanted to share my past two weeks from instagram with you guys.

Heading towards Ocean Drive

Started my Week at the beach heading to Ocean Drive.

First time i’ve ever been to Fuddruckers had their Salmon Burger let me just say Amazing!

My Baby Snoopy Resting ❤

Attended Fashion Bloggers Do it better: Summer Edition. I loved the fashion show Especially when it showed all sizes, it was very diverse.

I will be posting a blog about the event, let me just tell you these girls and guys who attended the event rocked it with their outfits.

My friend Jumping in the pool, my bro just watching lol

South Beach ❤

I love the beach, it’s the best place for me to think  it washes all the stress away.

I haven’t had food like this for a long time and boy it was well worth the wait. I visited a small Cuban Restaurant in Miami called  El Palacio De Los Jugos i suggest you visit this place if you are in the Miami Area its amazing.

Heading towards Hollywood Beach

I ended my week at Hollywood Beach, it was a crazy but fun two weeks. I hope you had a great fourth of july!

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“The precious jewels of life are often times found tucked away and hidden in the gravel and stones that lay on the sidelines. Only those who dare abase themselves enough to stop and search through the rubble will enjoy those jewels.”

Fashion Bloggers Do It Better Event in Miami

 Let me just say the Miami Fashion Scene was Buzzin last night, every person was dressed to the nine.  The Event was hosted by Annie Vazquez of The Fashion Poet along with Eugy & Simonett of The Goodwill Project.  They had pop-up shops by Fake FrivolityGold Saturn,Betsy Moss ,N&K Designs and TINte Cosmetics. Also Ready,Set,Cupcake!

It was a packed house, tons of photo’s being taken lots of laughing and tons of networking going on. It was the perfect opportunity to meet and have a great time with people who have a deep love for fashion.

I made my way through the crowd and found myself at the Tinte Cosmetic Booth i met the lovely Stacy Reid (@TinteCosmetics)

I was so excited to see the Gold Saturn booth i love their turbands.

N&K Designs Pop up Shop

Leslie and Carolyn from Ready,Set Cupcake!

Their cupcakes are so delicious, i bit into one and it was a party in my mouth.  Everyone needs to go out purchase them at your local grocer’s


It’s available at Whole Foods.

Brazilia Moda of P.H.A.T and Loving it & Fabio Fernandez Contributing Editor of

Nell (in white) from ThriftyNell and Brazilia Moda Editor -n- Chief of BBW Beauties Magazine

Quick outfit of the Night

Dress: Vicki Wayne Gifted from a Friend

Jacket: Gitano $7.00

Shoes: American Eagle$10.00

Belt: from Rainbow Shops $5.00

Bracelet: a Gift from my Grandma in Cuba

Ring: by Mark $5.00

Necklace: Lane Bryant $15.00

Fellow Fashion Enthusiasts

Fellow Fashion Enthusiasts

Fellow Fashion Enthusiasts

Will Post a photo album of the event on facebook page Curvy Girl On A Budget

Check out Word in Town’s play-by-play recap of the night. There is a pic of @braziliamoda, and myself.

~Curvy Girl On A Budget~