Lane Bryant Isabel Toledo Chicago #LBToldeo

I had the most amazing time last night at the Lane Bryant Isabel Toledo fall collection exclusive. It was the best hosted event ever. Lane Bryant did a wonderful job hosting a beautiful event with the designer Isabel and her husband Ruben. Isabel and Ruben are the most caring and passionate couple ever. They make… Continue reading Lane Bryant Isabel Toledo Chicago #LBToldeo


  Latino Fashion Week® (LFWTM) is now in its Eight Year will take place from Wednesday, October 1st – October 4th, 2014, at Block Thirty Seven, 108 N. State St., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602. Teen World: Expo 15 & Sweet 16, Sunday, October 5th, will take place at the Midwest Conference Center, 401 W… Continue reading LATINO FASHION WEEK: “BEYOND EXCEPTIONAL” HAS ARRIVED 8th Annual Latino Fashion Week Tour

Double the fun! Bloggers with clothing collections!

There's such a refreshing and exciting feeling I get when I hear that a plus size blogger is coming out with their own clothing collection. Plus size bloggers know the frustration and the needs of shopping while being fat. Even though the plus size industry has made a significant improvement with fashion quality sometimes there’s… Continue reading Double the fun! Bloggers with clothing collections!

Six questions to ask yourself in the fitting room

What's your go to stop when you're looking for something cute at the last minute? This past weekend I had a fashion emergency. I had nothing to wear! I know, I know but still I hated everything in my closet this weekend. I recently moved from the northwest side of Chicago to the south side,… Continue reading Six questions to ask yourself in the fitting room

Cocoa Boricua? Fashion & Beauty for people like me!

What does Cocoa Boricua have to do with fashion and beauty? I get side eyed all the time when I tell people the name of my blog. Some think I'm doing the most or picking one ethnicity over the other, and that's not the case at all. I decided to name my blog The Cocoa… Continue reading Cocoa Boricua? Fashion & Beauty for people like me!

Beyond Exceptional Latino Fashion Week 2014

October is Chicago's most fashionable season. Latino Fashion Week is back! This year the Beyond Exceptional fashion shows will start on October 1, through October 5 and will be held at Block Thirty Seven. Last year was my first year attending and I loved the high fashion. I'm so excited about this year's Love Your… Continue reading Beyond Exceptional Latino Fashion Week 2014

Curvy on the runway!

September means one thing to a girl who loves fashion and that's fashion week. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is the highlight of New York City and curvy girls have great runway pieces as well. Carmakoma and the newest Lane Bryant 6th and Lane collection has edgy fashion forward runway worthy pieces for the fashionable full… Continue reading Curvy on the runway!

September Cover 2014

Hello September! I have a good feeling this month is going to be amazing. It's already off to a great start! This morning I saw the September cover for Plus Model Magazine and it blew me away! Anita Marshall looks fabulous! Susan Moses did an incredible job styling for the shoot. I'm looking forward to… Continue reading September Cover 2014

Latino Fashion Week: Love Your Curves Luncheon

I had the pleasure of attending the Love Your Curves Luncheon at Latino Fashion Week. Lornalitz and Rosie Mercado from Nuvo TV reality show Curvy Girls modeled in the show. The Blair Chic Boutique and the premiere of the Colombian designer Anastasia Casas were the only two showcases. The Blair Chic Boutique showcased its latest… Continue reading Latino Fashion Week: Love Your Curves Luncheon

Latino Fashion Week: Macy’s Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Last night I went to the Macy's Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month hosted by Nick Verreos from Project Runway at the State Street Macy's here in Chicago. The Latina superstar Thalia was the inspiration for the runway designs. Latino Fashion Week and Vanidades saluted her as the 2013 Icon of Style. This was a fun evening!… Continue reading Latino Fashion Week: Macy’s Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month