Singer Demi Lovato Embraces Her Latin Curves!

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Singer Demi Lovato says her Latino roots are one reason she learned to love her curves.
Lovato, 22, simply glows the cover of Glam Belleza Latina’s winter issue. In her interview singer spoke about the importance of “self-care,” plugging in her new skin care collection and how she now realizes how her Latin background has impacted the way she views her body.

After overcoming an eating disorder of her own as young on-screen teen Lovato explained how she keeps her past eating habits at suppressed and works on her self-esteem.

It’s very easy for my old eating habits to kick in, so I follow a pretty strict routine,” Lovato told Glam. “I don’t like to call it a diet, because for me it’s medicine. I have a nutritionist who sends me meals wherever I am on the road. This makes everything super simple.

Lovato also said that a big part of loving yourself is taking care of yourself, which was one of the reasons she recently launched the skincare line Devonne by Demi.

Lovato also admitted that she took her Mexican roots for granted as a child.

Growing up in America, I never really appreciated my culture,” Lovato told the magazine. “I knew what being Hispanic was, but I thought that since I didn’t look Hispanic, I was white.

Over the years, however, her Latino background has changed the way she views her own body.

I tried to conform to what everyone thinks is beautiful,” Lovato continued. “But my genetics gave me a curvy figure, and I’ve come to understand that in the Latina culture, that is beautiful. I no longer look at my body and think, Oh my gosh, I have such a fat butt. Or, I hate my thighs. On some days I don’t love them. But, you know, that’s one of the things that makes me me.

[EVENT] Plus Size Modeling Workshop En La Isla Del Encanto Puerto Rico

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Curvy ladies have you ever wanted to become a plus size model? Or have you ever wanted to go on a productive and informative mini-vacation with like-minded curvy gals?

Su-Style.com and PLUS Model Magazine present PLUS SIZE MODELING 101 at Caribbean Curves Weekend en la isla del encanto Puerto Rico. Come be part of the ultimate 2 day workshop featuring Latina former plus model and Editor-in-Chief of PLUS Model Magazine Madeline Jones and international plus size model Christina Mendez.

If you are a Plus Size model or just simply dreamed about becoming a model and excel in the world of fashion, this is your chance to obtain a unique experience from industry experts at an international level. There are special rates for out of town guest that include hotel and transportation to and from the workshops.

Topics to be covered:

-Modeling 101

-Catwalk

-Editorials

-Beauty Shots

-Self Confidence and projection

-Photo shoots

-How to manage your portfolio

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When: Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7

Where: Dance Machine Studio

Urb Santa Rosa 31-55 Ave Main, Bayamón (in front of Luis Pales Matos School and Santa Rosa Academy)

Hours: 8:00am- 5:00pm

Register online NOW to guarantee your spot at http://goo.gl/ovcym4 or call 787-960-4997. See you there!

Lingerie for the Real Size Women

On November 13th in New York City Victoria’s Secret taped their annual fashion show.

I tune in every year because I enjoy watching the glamorous models strut their confidence on the long elaborate runway and watch the great performances but I know that my 40-35-47 Latin curvy frame will never fit in any of their selections. So today I want to share Christina’s Secret.

Here are some of my favorite places to shop for sexy lingerie for the “real size” women.

Hips and Curves
Located in Southern California, Hips and Curves.com opened for business in 2000 and has been going strong ever since! They offer a secure, private and entertaining shopping experience while bringing you the latest and greatest in plus size lingerie styles. They carry a wide assortment of lingerie from sweet and demure to smokin’ hot styles for plus-sized women everywhere.
www.hipsandcurves.com

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Intimates Plus
The dream began in 2007 when full-size CEO was in the market for a sexy and luxurious piece of lingerie for a special occasion. She searched high and low at all of the well know lingerie retailers. She even searched well known plus-size boutiques; nothing piqued her interest. Everything was either not cut for her ample size 18 body, not sexy enough, or was just simply not made from quality materials. She thought that she couldn’t be the only real-size woman having this issue, thus, Intimates Plus was born.
www.intimatesplus.com

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Addition Elle
This fall Super Plus size model Ashley Graham introduced her lingerie collection for Addition Elle. “The pieces were inspired by bras in my personal wardrobe that I found to be both beautiful and supportive….
www.additionelle.com

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Ann Nahari
Originally launched in 2000 under the brand name Full Figure Design, the new lingerie division is a complete revamp and rebrand of the collection for the Ann Nahari woman. “We have upgraded the whole collection with better fit and fabrication,” says Ms. Rasheed. “The new collection reflects both sexiness and comfort with styles that are on trend.
www.ann-nahari.com

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Fall Style Guide For The Curvy Chicas

As a curvy Latina I would like to shout this out “CURVES ARE IN LADIES”.

For years curvy women were told to stick with dark colors and oversize garments to appear slimmer. But thankfully all those myths our out the window and we are now embracing our sexy curves and wearing patterns, bright colors and form fitting fashion that showcase our amazing silhouette.

Pencil skirts are one of my closet sheros. These skirts are made to hug our curves…day or night you can’t go wrong with a good pencil skirt. You can wear it with a button down shirt for work, a graphic tee-shirt for a day with the girls or pair it with a peplum shirt for a fabulous date night. For cold days just add some opaque tights, amazing pair of pumps or some knee high boots or bootie to finish the look. They come in different fabric and color so shop around for the one that works best for you. Here are a few from Asos Curve collection.

Asos is based in the UK and in my opinion tend to run a little big. Review their size chart and get one size smaller. Standard shipping and returns are free!!!

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For a long time leggings had a bad rap and were considered a curvy girl fashion “don’t” but that is also in the past. Leggings styled correctly are a curvy girl’s MUST this fall season. Again don’t shy away from being bold and standing out. Experiment with texture and patterns this fall. Pair them with a good bootie to elongate your curvy frame.

Here are a few looks from Forever21+. All the looks shirt & leggings included are under $50.

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Prints Prints Prints…..its time to jump out the box ladies. Major designers fall collection all included fabulous prints and guess what? Our curvas look great in them too. Here are a few options to consider this fall. Pair them with black Opaque tights for a sleek off the runway look.

TIP: If you splurge on a good pair of tights it will not only make the look complete it will flatten your tummy area, smooth your hips and lift las pompas. Opaque tights are a fashion WIN!!!!!

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Denim is in and always will be, but when you are curvy shopping for jeans are a true nightmare. The truth is Latinas need more room in the hips and butt area. After a few hit and miss I have 3 go to brands that work great on my curves and are very fashionable. PZI Jeans, NY & Company and Fashion To Figure. Contrary to what people say…curves look great in skinny jeans and dark washes give us a slimming affect and are extremely versatile.

New Fashion Alert: This fall you can mix denim with denim. So pair your fitted jeans with a denim shirt (even if it’s a different wash). Look at the example below from Mynt 1792. You can also wear them with a fabulous printed shirt, blazers or an open front cardigan.

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Shop:
Asos http://us.asos.com
Forever21+ http://www.forever21.com
Rue107 http://rue107.com
Ashley Stewart http://www.ashleystewart.com
Monif C http://monifc.com
PZI Jeans http://www.pzijeans.com
NY & Company http://www.nyandcompany.com
Fashion To Figure http://www.fashiontofigure.com
Mynt 1792 http://www.mynt1792.com

Big Girls Love Fashion, Too! 3rd Annual Full Figured Fashion Week

Full Figured Fashion Week is back for the third year and the attendees have tripled since the previous year, according to the event’s organizer Gwen DeVoe.  She also stated that “it shows us that demand for high-quality fashions for women with curves simply isn’t being met.”

Out of the 15 designers that will be featured on Saturday, Toronto-based Ashaki Charles Designs designers Julie Thomson and Tene Charles will featured 12 of their own outfits. Thomson points out that women of all sizes love fashion, but find it a bit difficult finding outfits in certain sizes because a lot of designers won’t go into plus-size.

According to NPD Group, the plus-size apparel market sector is $17.6B, intimate plus-size apparel market is $3.2B, and specialty plus-size denim market is $679M.

Lane Bryant, one if three major plus-size apparel stores, is sponsoring the event.

Some major fashion trends among plus-size ladies this time around flare & wider legged-pants and animal prints. The “horizontal stripes will make you look heavier” rule has even been bent!