The Budget Fashion Aficionado
Carmen Ordonez is the founder of the budget fashion blog, Viva Fashion, which features the latest in fashion, style and the celebrity look for less. Before launching her blog in 2008, she worked as an entertainment reporter and producer for a live news magazine TV show in Miami, Florida.
Carmen has been featured in several media outlets including The Style Network, Daily Candy, Fab Sugar, Woman’s World Magazine and was also featured in an article on Top Cool Blogs about Fashion in Seventeen Magazine. She’s also a frequent style contributor to television shows such as Fashion TV, NBC’s South Florida Today, Plum TV and Univision’s Despierta America (#1 Spanish-language morning show). Carmen has also served as a spokesperson for top brands including T.J. Maxx, Marshall’s, jcpenney and Banana Republic. Her latest projects includes being a contributing author for the e-book “The New Latina Guide to a Fabulous 2011 Year” and fashion writer for Vista Magazine.
Carmen has also been a guest speaker at several blogging/social media conferences including participating in a fashion & beauty panel alongside Rosie Pope from Pregnant in Heels during SheCon 2011.
She graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2006 from Florida International University and currently resides in Surfside, FL with her husband and her two dogs, a rottie named Bear and beagle, Scrappy.