Have you heard of 113? It  has been a huge buzz around the plus size fashion world and I can see why! When you first log onto the website this is what you see…


I love how BOLD they were with this campaign and were no hold’s bars when it came to creating these amazing pieces.


There clothing aren’t some frilly girly, polka dot filled dresses, these are bold, fearless,unafraid,undaunted pieces.


They just scream to me I am a fearless woman who wear’s what she wants and won’t apologize for it.




I am in love with this piece, the shoes make the whole outfit.


There website say’s it all

One One Three is a premium fashion design label for plus size women, by plus size women.


This brand is a UK brand,  all items are available up to a size UK32 which is amazing!

Would you rock these pieces?

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ECO Fashion: Elements of Green Collection by Franovik’s

It gives me so much joy to share with you this amazing line that I love! The Designer’s are Franovik’s, and there pieces are breathtaking. There latest collection called the ECO Carpet collection was specifically created by Franovik’s ELEMENTS OF GREEN fashion show division for New York. They call the collection ECO Carpet to create a staple for award shows and venues that need to show elegance while being completely Avant Garde.


For this collection, they wanted to take pieces that already existed (as they do with all their pieces) and create a fresh new look with those special pieces. They played with garments that were donated by friends, clients, followers and some bought pieces that were found in thrift stores. This is what makes me love their line!!


They take them apart and use the best pieces, because these garments are older, you have to look for the best part and turn it into a new creation. Just like all the other designers, they look at colors, trends and put their inspiration into every piece.


The final is a collection worthy of the “RED CARPET” for any award show, pageant, gala and/or special evening.


I am in LOVE with this piece!

Every piece in this collection is breath taking and shows the incredible talent of the designers Francisco Perez and Viktor Franovik, by recreating each garment into a masterpiece and making each one stand out and take your breath away. They have had their garments in various magazine’s.


This piece makes me feel like I can be a goddess, I could just see it now…. David Beckham feeding me grapes…… Wait… I’m sorry what were we talking about!?

This collection is just so amazing and I am so glad I can share with my readers about these two talented designers! 
Designers: Francisco Perez and Viktor Franovik
MakeUp: Face Future by KN Cosmetics
Photography: Anton Oparin
To see more of their Designers and upcoming event’s please check out their website.

Monif C Holiday Collection 2012: Glitz and Glamour

Monif C  came out with an amazing holidays collection which features tons of holiday sparkle, glitz and glam. I have been a huge fan of Monif C. work for a long time and this collection is giving me life. And of course because it’s the holidays I am looking for that extra special dress for holiday parties I’m attending. So when I went on Monif C website I was pleasantly surprised to see a new website  and new designs.

Josephine” Seqins Party Dress Gold

I cannot put into words how much I love this dress it’s so glitzy and surely will make a statement  at any party you attend. This body conscious silhouette glides over your curves like a second skin.

Chole” Embroidered Georgette Dress Taupe 

“Amelia” lace Panel Velvet Dress Black

“Isabel” Lace Peplum Dress Black/Red

You can purchase these pieces on

Which dress is your Favorite? And how would you rock it?  Also, please cast your vote for me for the Curvy Blog Awards.  I’m #21.  You can vote here…

1426 Fashion Week Meet and Greet 2012: Jeans and Pearls

I am so excited to share with you about 1426 Fashion Week’s Meet and Greet last Thursday  let me just tell you it was amazing! I met so many great people, and networked with alot of people in the industry. 

From Left to Right: Myself,Plus Model Alexis, Kimberly, Plus Model Vivian

Gorgeous models at the event!

Hanging out with these ladies was a blast i am so blessed to have met them.

Michelle and Jennifer let me tell you these ladies killed it on the runway!

Some of the Male Models

Some of the models having a good time!

With Fallon Sinclair of IPM Model and Nikki from Blogger Southern Hollywood Productions 

Linda Scott CEO/Founder of 1426 Fashion Week and Academy. (Pictured in Red)

Beautiful Mother and Daughter

Plus Model Nessa and Alyssa

Some of the Models and Designer Angel Myers from Angel Myers Designs  (Pictured in Yellow)

Vivian and I, it was such a pleasure meeting her she is awesome!

Some of the Models working it! Left to Right: Plus Models Terressa ,Aiysha, Brazilia Moda, and Alexis!

Outfit of the Day:

Corset: Ashley Stewart $6.98

Jeans: Ashley Stewart $20.00

Jacket: Thrifted

Necklace: Bought it at an Halloween shop for $2.00

Clutch: Rainbow $10.00

Shoes: Payless $2.00

I had an amazing time at the 1426 Meet and Greet, i wish i could have been there all night but a girls gotta get her beauty rest doesn’t she? 😉  I cannot wait to share with you the 1426 Fashion Week Runway show. It was truly a beautiful experience, straight size and plus size integrating the runway is something amazing.

~Curvy Girl On a Budget~

‘Tis The Season – The Young Republic 2012 Christmas Collection

Are you ready for Christmas? I know I’m not, what about you? I wanted to share with you  A community where passionate fashion makers and fashion lovers come together to discover, shop and share unique designs from all over the world.” Called Young Republic they have made it so easy for you to shop for the special people in your life. They  have released their 2012 Christmas Collection featuring hundreds of unique and exciting gift ideas for the fashionable man, woman and child. Showcasing the best from over 100 of their hottest independent designers, these gift ideas are sure to wow the crowd this Christmas!  

Not only do they sell apparel for women they sell home goods, jewelry, gifts for him, items and apparel for children and more!

View the Young Republic 2012 Christmas Collection:

MTV’s 2012 Video Music Award’s Best Dressed List

Miley Cyrus arriving on the red carpet VMA’s 2012
Photo By Kevin Mazur/Wireimage

 Miley is stunning in a black Emilio Pucci gown with a sparkling Edie Parker clutch in tow.

My Favorite part of the MTV Music Awards is always the red carpet fashion and live performances. While there was a couple of oh lord why did you wear that moments, I was pleasantly surprised to see alot of the performers dressed differently than last year.

Rihanna arriving at the 2012 MTV VMA’s

Rihanna looks fierce in this stunning scoop-backed white dress.

Olympic Gold Medalist
Gabrielle Douglas at the 2012 MTV VMA’s

I  kind of wish they dressed Gabrielle differently because she is only 14, that dress is more for a 20 year old.  But nevertheless she still looked gorgeous!

Taylor Swift Arriving at the VMA’s 2012
Photo By Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Taylor Swift looking chic in an all white J Mendel pant suit and strappy Tom Ford sandals.

Pictured Left to right: Jordyn Wieber,McKayla Maroney,Kyla Ross,Gabby Douglas,Aly RaismanPhoto By Kevin Mazur/Wireimage

The Fab five looking Fabulous!

Sammi from the Jersey Shore
Photo By Kevin Mazur/Wireimage

Demi Lovato at the MTV VMA’s 2012

 I’m digging Demi’s Sequined mini dress from TOPSHOP, I love the way she paired it with the leather jacket.

Katy Perry at the VMA’s 2012
Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Katy Perry looking gorgeous in her flowing Elie Saab gown and Jimmy Choo shoes.

Holland Roden from MTV’s Teen Wolf at the VMA awards
Photo by getty images

Emma Watson at the VMA’s
Getty Images

Emma Watson, in a Peter Pilotto dress and Tom Ford shoes. (Getty)

Jersey shore cast at the VMAs Photo by Getty

Although I am not a fan of the Jersey Shore cast they were all looking pretty Fly. Cast members from MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” from left, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Samantha Giancola, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Nicole Cortese and Paul DelVecchio arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards

Ke$ha in her own design at the VMAs 2012
photo by steve granitz wireimage

What do you think of this dress Ke$sha Designed?

Wiz khalifa and Amber Rose
Photo by Getty

Wiz and Amber looking fabulous on the Red carpet, with a bun in the oven 🙂

No I did not forget the well dressed guys at the VMA’s

Rupaul at the VMA’s Awards 2012
Photo By Steve Granitz/WireImage

Oh yes I had to include Rupaul in this mix, he left the wig and stilettos at home and hit the VMAs in a crisp blue shirt, white double-breasted blazer, and red pants. Comfy white sandals that completed his patriotic look. RuRu looks good in anything including a dress!

Tyler Hoechilin from Teen Wolf at the VMA’s
Photo by getty

Korean rapper Psy at the VMA’s
Getty Images

Korean rapper Psy brings some K-pop appeal and snappy fashion sense to the VMA’s. His shoes i just love them!

Colton Haynes from Teen Wolf
Photo by getty

Ian Bohen from Teen Wolf at the VMA’s
photo by getty

Tyler Posey from MTV’s Teen Wolf at the VMA’s
Photo by Getty

One direction at the VMA’s 2012
Photo By Kevin Mazur/Wireimage

This is my list of the best dressed at the MTV VMA’s 2012, who was your Favorite?

What was your Favorite moment?

I’ll share two of mine, Frank Oceans performance and Rebel Wilsons appearance with The Wanted.

Frank Ocean Performing at the VMA’s

Rebel Wilson and the Wanted

Although i wished there were more plus size women at the VMA’s , Rebel Wilson was funny and i love her sense of humor.

What was your fav moment? Who was the best dressed? let me know in the comments or on my facebook page

Model Denise Bidot by Chelzea Jessica Lee

Gorgeous Model Denise Bidot from MUSE NYC is in a brand new test shoot photographed by Chelzea Jessica Lee. Let me tell you this shoot is freaking amazing and so fierce!  This Sultry shoot was styled by Barborka Jindrakova with clothing courtesy of  Damn You Alexis and pearls from House of Bun.

Makeup and hair was by Jenna Kuchera and the assistant coordinator was Shannah Azimullah.

Designer Jahel Marie talks Fashion with Marta Rivera

Designer Jahel Marie

I just love to blog about talented young designers in Puerto Rico, a new designer and “stylist” from Puerto Rico hit the scene her name is Jahel Marie. She presented her new collection “Candy Rock 2012” on April 28, 2012 at the San Juan Water Beach Club Hotel. I saw the collection and it was amazing, she is also one of the “stylist” for one of our great Fashion Magazines on the Island EGO Magazine.

 This talented young lady also studied High Fashion Design at the Miran Fashion Online Campus also adding to her credits a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. We talk quite a bit and I asked her if she had any plans to design a collection for Plus Size Models and she told me that she eventually does have plans for a Plus Size Collection, I loved that idea!! Jahel Marie is talented, determined and I know that she will get very far in the Fashion Industry. I want to share some of her designs so you can see for yourself how talented she is!!

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.

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~

Jibri Spring Collection 2012

Spring  is right around the corner,  it’s time to bust out your Spring Wardrobe. If you want something New and refreshing! Check out Jibri fabulous Collection.

It’s full of Beautiful Floral’s, Bold Color and Daring styles. Be the fiercest Fashionista at any party. My Personal Fav so far is the  (Pictured below)

JIBRI Plus Size High Waist Flare Skirt (Limited Print)

JIBRI Plus Size High Waist Flare Skirt (Limited Print)

JIBRI Plus Size High Waist Slouch Pant

JIBRI Plus Size Flirty Graphic Dress

JIBRI Plus Size Cap Sleeved Jumpsuit

JIBRI Plus Size Tropical Print Pencil Dress

JIBRI Plus Size High Waist Flare Skirt (attached wrap belt)

JIBRI is dedicated to creating garments for the fashion conscious, curvy woman. The label is a perfect combination of high fashion chic and urban street sleek in sizes 14-24. JIBRI features a variation of punk innovation, classic construction and vintage inspiration..

You can find the rest of the collection and the latest of the Jibri Spring 2012  at the Jibri Etsy store.

You can also like Jibri on Facebook and Follow Jibri on Twitter!!

Which Collection piece is your favorite?

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