About Monique

MoniqueFrausto.com (formerly Curves and Chaos™ est. 2010) is home to my adventures, loves, likes, dislikes, and so much more. I write about my life, my personal style, cruelty-free beauty (as of 2015), travel, my vegan side, and I even throw in a few giveaways.

Here a just a few things you should know about me:

  • I’ve been blogging since 2008.
  • I’m married to the most amazing person ever.
  • I’m a veteran of the United States Air Force.
  • Los Angeles is home, but I’m a world traveler.
  • My goal is to “live, love, and be kind.”
  • I’m an animal hugger and veggie eater.
  • Sports are life. I’m a huge L.A. Dodgers and Denver Broncos fan.
  • Want to know more? Read my blog!

I’ve written for sites like Babble.com and The Huffington Post. And I’ve been featured in Latina Magazine, Cosmo For Latinas, and more.

I am  available for collaborations, projects, freelance work, hosting and attending events, and more. If you’d like to work with me, please feel free to contact me.

Are you a brand? View my Fohr Card profile (here). Want to read some of my work? For access to my freelance writing portfolio, view my Contently profile (here).

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  • 2010 LATISM (Latinos In Social Media) Best Social Networker in California
  • 2011 LATISM (Latinos In Social Media) Best Lifestyle Blogger
  • 2012 LATISM (Latinos In Social Media) Best Lifestyle Blogger
  • 2014 Hispanic Lifestyle’s Latinas of Influence Award
  • 2015 Hispanicize Tecla Award (Nominee) Best Latina Fashion/Beauty Blogger

Curves and Chaos has been featured/mentioned in:


Full Figured Fashion Week(end) Los Angeles 2010

Full Figured Fashion Week New York City 2011

Full Figured Fashion Week New York City 2012

Full Figured Fashion Week New York City 2015

The Curvy Revolution

Viva Fat Vegas 2011

BlogHer 2010 New York, NY

BlogHer 2011 San Diego, CA

BlogHer 2012 New York, NY

Plus Model Magazine Blogger Conference 2011

POSH L.A. Fashion Week 2013

We All Grow Summit 2015 (Panelist)

We All Grow Summit 2016 (Panelist)

We All Grow Summit 2017

DiMe Media Summit 2016 (Keynote Panelist)

DiMe Media Summit / Hispanicize 2017

  • SO I just discovered your blog on a Torrid facebook post! I wanted to share an awesome store with you that opened up a few years ago in Redmond, Washington close to where I live. It is called Trade Chic and it is a plus size consignment and retail clothing store that imports most of their styles from the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. I thought I’d share the link with you, as one curvy shopper to another. I do not work for them, but I know the owner. Just have to represent!

    • Monique Frausto

      Thanks Jessica! I’m always looking for new places to shop! I will add them to my shopping directory.

  • Hayleyvictoriathomas

    I discovered this blog after reading your defense of Adele in a UK paper. I’m so glad I found it! I was losing hope thinking that the only curvy woman around was Adele, but look how fabulous you are! I can be fabulous too! I’m going to go put my best outfit together, just coz I can 🙂


      Thank you Hayley, you’re too sweet! 

  • Yolanda Vasquez

    Greetings! I stumbled upon your blog when it was mentioned on a video with that Chanel designer (I will not get my mouth dirty by saying his name). Great stuff and I looooooooove that you’re a curvy Latina putting it out there making us proud!! 


      Thank you so much Yolanda! 

  • Anaisa

    Hi there! I was looking for fun, fresh and young wear to work ideas when I stumbled on your blog. I have to say that although I’ve been plus sized all of my life, I just discovered fashion blogs! lol… I love your blog! I’m also an L.A girl and I look for inspiration everywhere…so, thank you!


      Thank you Anaisa! 

  • Hello Monique! First of all I want to say thank you for adding me to Blogs By Latinas. I’m still a fairly new blogger and discovering many things and looking to make friends. I’m so glad I came across this blog of yours! I’m now following and I can’t wait to read more of your posts and especially your adventures. (I’m new to the Los Angeles area so getting ideas of what to visit from your blog will be great). Have a great week 🙂


      @disqus_xpGmKIGnAH:disqus Awwww no problem!! Thank you so much for submitting. And welcome to our world 🙂

  • suzzette

    I love you blog us curvy girls can rock .


      Thank you sooooo much @disqus_5zMhUFT6Hr:disqus!! Thanks for reading!

  • Judy Lopez Correa Casey

    I’ve been reading your Blog for awhile,best stuff around. Keep up the Great job,it’s always Informative.and fashionable.