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Hello guys and gals!
Well, let’s be honest. It’s been a few years since I’ve posted on this blog. I’m sorry for leaving all of my readers, though it seems like your support for Curvy And Curious somehow hasn’t faded. I guess we are a strong community! I guess that meand I should feel comfortable sharing my story with you…
Let’s call this Chapter 1)
It was 2014, Curvy And Curious was still in full swing, but behind the scenes things were becoming a bit too much. I ended up struggling with Bipolar disorder, and left my family to move in with a male Photographer I hardly knew to Newark, NJ (not a very nice place). We turned the place into a studio. I went slowly from being a confident model to fading behind the scenes as abuse started going on – both mental and physical. I learned how to work the camera, assisting on photo and video shoots. However, soon things took a turn for the worse after he started becoming more and more abusive, sending me into a downward spiral.
One day in October, 2015 it all came crashing down and I had had enough. I decided that was it. I decided it was time to boss up and get the police involved. He was taken away and a weight was lifted. I was free from the negative force keeping me from living my life. Now it was time to start over.
I was all alone with just my cameras, and had to learn to make due with what I had invested in. Practice makes perfect, and I have now been a professional photographer on my own for over 4 years now. I’ve had my own Portrait Studio for the past year and a half. I also am an expert Real Estate photographer. I have also Filmed abd Edited an award winning Documentary film called “Fascination: Helena’s Story.”
If it hadn’t been for the man that tore me down into shreds of nothing, I wouldn’t be the strong, successful, single and strong woman that I am today. Am I still damaged from what he did to me? Of course – soneone I loved tried to take my life. But would I change it for anything in the world? Not now I wouldn’t.
Keep an eye out for two of my shoots being published in two of Black And Black Magazine’s March issues!
Feel free to send in any questions about where I’ve been the past few years and any ideas to get CurvyandCurious going again!
Please check out my photography work at WWW.ELLIPORTRAITS.COM
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After falling into a YouTube blackhole, I decided to try and decode some of the imagery that Beyonce has been working into her videos to subliminally influence the public ever since her “Beyonce” and “Sasha Fierce” gave us all a little bit more reason to point towards crazy conspiracies like the Illuminati, Satanism in the Music industry, and especially Mind control and MK Ultra… which is pretty much why this video and others released simultaneously, were such a hit with conspiracy theorists from day 1.
I will spare you all of details such as the Elevator fight, Blood Sacrifices, etc., and allow you to research that on your own, because I am breaking this video for “Hold Up” down from views from an entirely different culture. I am referring to the Nigerian religion of Yoruba (also practiced in Cuba), Santeria, and Hudu/Vudu (or VooDoo) – which all follow similar traits, including spells, animal sacrifice, etc. Beyonce is clear that her mother is Creole, and she may very well have grown up practicing the rituals of these religions.
The music video for “Formation” was made to push your political buttons, but we all know there was some controversy around Beyonce dropping “Lemonade.” All of Beyonce’s music from 2006 on is manufactured, but it seems she was able to snap out of Jay-Z’s mind control and make this video that HE may not understand. She is finally starting to see her man’s corruption, and is trying to take back the upper hand. I will show and explain to you how she put her hubby in place, via these visuals…
LETS START WITH THE BASICS OF YORUBA
“Everyone has heard of the phrase, “opposites attract”. That is the case in many situations in scenarios. Legend has it that Chango was the king of the Oyo, a great city in West Africa. He had numerous wives, but he was particularly fond of Oshun, the river goddess. Their marriage symbolizes a union of two great basic forces known as the feminine essence and the masculine power…”
Beyonce, adorned in flowing neutral yellow, represents her Orisha, or, Guardian, “Oshun,” The African Goddess of Love and Sweet Waters.
Oshun was the “principle” wife of Chango, the god of Fire and lightening, whom she fell in love with at a drum festival, and stayed with him despite his numerous other love affairs wish different Orishas. Oshun is Chango’s Ride or die… but that’s not to say jealousy doesn’t still exist…
We have all been dying to know who “Becky with the good hair” is… Well.. my calculations here may be way off… but the visuals are telling me that Jay Z likes Trans women.. I get that from Beyonce’s smashing of an inner city “SPA” (usual under cover brothels) that takes cash, featuring pink wigs in the window. The obvious name “Becky” is ebonics for a blowjob. We also see an interracial couple sitting on a bench next to the shop, but… notice this guy is wearing heels?
With all of the conspiracy theories surrounding this royalty of the Illuminati, maybe Beyonce is using “Lemonade” to break free from the mind control of the Illuminati and go back to her African and Hatian Roots… Could religion be the nail in the coffin for Jay-Z and Beyonce?
They are models, designers, bloggers but also know how to combine good business and pleasure, and their Instagram are the proof: this is the profile of the curvy girls to follow.
It starts with the most popular, Gabifresh, designer of Fatkini, real fetish curvy overseas. A photograph taken on the set like Gabi and in his free time with colleagues, capture moments in a relaxed backstage or her decision to look at an event.
Stephanie Zwicky, curvy French blogger, like to find the funny side of each day, her Instagram is full of playful images, interesting details, tips about beauty: in short, all those moments that make life less boring.
Margieplus is almost a trademark for that her look that distinguished her from her colleagues:…
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Name : Marlucia Felix
Sizes: Bust: 116cm, Waist: 98cm, Hips: 124cm
Dress : 14/16
Location: São Gonçalo / RJ , Brazil
Tell us a little about yourself!
I’m a plus size model for 3 years and Miss Congeniality Plus Size Carioca 2011 and Example Divine Woman 2013. Working on the MF models Models Plus agency of Rio de Janeiro. I like to help other women to rescue their self-esteem. I am a social worker by training and plus size model in my spare time. I attend many events and have walked twice in the United States in 2013 – the Melange Fashion Show in San Francisco , CA and 1426 Fashion Week , Miami , FL .
What inspired you to get into modeling?
I saw some plus size models on TV and realized they were not very different from my body type. I researched the profession and did my first book and mailed to agencies, to my surprise, all the agencies liked my profile and I signed up as a model.
What kind of modeling have you done?
I have attended a few fashion shows in Brazil and abroad, did catalogs, billboards, and other advertising pieces. I also work as evidence of the Leader brand style. Winner of the contest organized the Great Muse Summer 2012 and the 1st Meeting Plus Size RJ. I also recorded a short film last year .
What are your likes and dislikes about modeling ?
I like clothes that enhance my curves and make me beautiful, elegant and comfortable. I love dresses because they make me sexier, but I do not like too short or tight clothing.
Are you with any modeling agencies or teams?
Yes, I am a partner in MF Models Plus agency.
What words would you use to describe your personal style?
I am a very outgoing person. I am a business woman and plus size in the world do not have many friends , but my focus is always professional .
What does Curvy And Curious mean to you?
I enjoyed the work of yours, so I decided to sign up to promote my work. I believe you will help many women to appreciate their curves and recover their self-esteem.
What kind of advice have you been given that you give to aspiring models ?
Before taking the first step, study on the profession to know if this is really what you want. It is a challenging profession and rather complicated – only the strong will win! Run after your dreams and do not listen to people because many do not want your success! Work and study hard , because sooner or later success comes!
Where can Curvy And Curious viewers see more of you?
If there is one most important thing I am learning about “the biz,” it’s branding. For example, I am building my “brand” as Curvy And Curious. Whatever I post on this site represents my personality, my goals, dreams, etc. This site is then viewed all over the world. When I meet readers, they know a lot about my personality and even my secrets, because I chose to brand this site, and myself, as REAL TALK.
Even though I am all about keeping it real, I am starting to learn that the industry revolves around being fake. Feeling down? Talk about it and it shows that you are weak. Feeling overwhelmed? “Oh, she can’t handle the pressure.” We all have feelings, so why aren’t we allowed to voice them?
It just irks me that many people in the industry seem to care more about building a brand around a fake personality than to build a brand around your real self. I believe my realness is what sets me apart from other models and actresses. If being real ruins my brand, well so be it, but at least I’ll still have me.
Don’t lose yourself in your brand. Be you, be real, and be proud of who you are and what you do! The world is your runway, so rock it with your signature walk.
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Hello Curvy Girls!
Today was planned for the event, Thrift Store Swagg 2, but unfortunately is being rescheduled to January 11th, 2014 due to inclement weather.
It’s ok though, more time to clean out your closets and get your early bird tix at http://www.thriftswagg2.eventbrite.com
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We are constantly striving to keep up with whats fresh. Unfortunately, along with the fad of “twerking” has come along the word “ratchet.” Last time I checked, a ratchet was part of a wrench, right? Not anymore.
UrbanDictionary.com defines “Ratchet” as:
A diva, mostly from urban cities and ghettos, that has reason to believe she is every mans eye candy. Unfortunately, she’s wrong.
Typical signs to beware of include, but are not limited to:
- BLARES anything by Drake, 2Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Cali Swag District, or any other garbage entertainment rapper
- rowdily quotes “lyrics” from aforementioned artists
- has a weave reminiscent of a bird’s nest after a tempest hit the tree it was in, and is dyed at least thrice
- wears torn leggings/stalkings (mostly of the fishnet variety), unpolished 8″ heels (or higher, depending on how God-awful they look), fitted jean jackets (to accent the blubber ’round their arms and stomach), and 4 layers of caked on make-up to go clubbing
- repeatedly use ludicrous terms such as “YOLO”, “swag”, “boost”, “beaking”, “doe”, “really”, “naw”, “actually”, “twerk”, “coaster”, “dagga”, etc., to make a valid statement when they speak
- have side bangs, despite having incredibly small-ass foreheads to support them
- are commonly overweight and are mind-numbingly stupid; a safe assumption to make would be saying they’re uneducated (as if they could pass the 4th grade)
After attending many parties and clubs, mostly in NYC, I’m seeing more and more “Ratchetness” with the growing acceptance of size. Ladies used to feel like they needed to cover up or couldn’t wear tight dresses if they have curves – these days are no longer. No matter how acceptable you may think your wardrobe is, you need to remember that you are a woman with curves and need some help keeping those curves in place! You can wear a short skirt or slutty dress, but wear tights (ahem, not fishnets), a bra, and shapewear. Come on, do you really want to look like this?
Twerk away ladies, just make sure there are no wardrobe malfunctions!
BTW, who said fat girls cant twerk? GET ‘EM GIRLS!
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Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I was born in Savannah Georgia and spent one term in the US army. I am a mother of 3 boys who are my life. I’ve always wanted to be a model since as far back as I can remember but although I was small enough for regular modeling, I wasn’t tall enough. My favorite color is pink.
What inspired you to get into modeling?
After giving birth and being diagnosed with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) I struggled with self esteem issues for years. Now I look at modeling as an opportunity to be an inspiration to every day women who may have self esteem issues or feel that because they aren’t a certain size or height they can’t model. If I can do it, so can you!
I have done runway and print.
What are your likes and dislikes about modeling?
I love the transformation process, traveling and meeting wonderful people.I dislike the separation and discrimination of “Plus” and “regular” models.
I am a part of the Virginia Full Figured Fashion Week (Vf3w) team and I work alone.
Shoes and accessories
What does Curvy and Curious mean to you?
C-onfidently U-nderstanding a R-adiant V-oluptuous Y-ou with endless possibilities!
Be confident in yourself and always try regardless of the odds.
The Lawrence Brother’s hair and fashion show Dec 8
Glam Gurls Inc Holiday Affair Dec 21
Metro Style Inc April 2014and much more to come!