Four Fashion Lessons from Arabel Alva Rosales

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Fashion Week in New York City ended but you can translate fashionable trends into your daily life. To help, we turned to Arabel Alva Rosales, the Co-Founder of Latino Fashion Week.   Lesson 1: The Secret to Looking Good is Feeling Good The little black dress. The classic white tee. The well-fitted blazer. “There’s a reason these things […]

The Dress: What an Indigenous Woman’s Gown Tells Us About Sofía Vergara’s Golden Globe Pick

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Magdalena Quinilla Batz is not Sofía Vergara. Odds are she will never strut down the Golden Globes red carpet wearing a Gucci gown. When you look at Magdalena you can almost convince yourself that the red carpet is part of some fictional universe. There’s no way her portrait and Sofía’s many commercials and memorable Modern […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Interviews Mary Mary or How I Added Reality Star to My Resume

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“Are you in DC this weekend? Urgent call me back.” ¡Ay! This text came on Friday which is my busiest day of the week since it’s when I publish The Wise Latina Club‘s weekly newsletter. Plus it was the last day to put the finishing touches on an intense foreign policy and politics-focused panel, “Caught in […]

Beauty: Skin (Soul & Brains & Heart) Deep

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In the confessional: This is different for me to write and for you to read. No politics. No Election 2012. No civic engagement. The side you know all too well, as my heart beats in every post that aims to inform and empower young Latina women by making our political system accessible and encouraging them […]

¿Oscar de la Renta: One of the Few Latinos at the Oscars?

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Earlier in February, the title of an article in the New York Times seduced me: “Hollywood’s White Out” declared that the 2011 Academy Awards were so white, they were “blinding” (a similar article in the UK.’s The Independent “The Oscars Are All White” appeared one week before, and cleverly played off of the movie title […]

Medieval Instruments of Tortura?

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Like our African-American, African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern sisters, curly-topped Latinas follow the humidity index like entry-level CIA analysts are monitoring the revolutions in the Middle East. Mami has light brown, fine, straight hair, and struggled with not one unruly set of locks, but two (Lil’ Sis always had “better hair”). Mami’s solution? Short hair.  […]

J-LO: Gillette Gams of Gold

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Jennifer Lopez is likely the first chica to get insurance on her headline-making bootay (which is something Latinas, particularly Caribeñas never understood. J-LO’s tush is no fuss for us. It’s normál-sized). Now, she’s the first Hispana to be the face legs of Gillette Venus Razors. ¡Momento! I think I hear the Gekko, the Umbrella, heck, […]