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29 Times Latinas Stole The Show At The Red Carpet

Whether they are actresses, musicians, supermodels or Hollywood legends Latina celebrities have always been able to show Hollywood how the red carpet is supposed to be done. This year’s American Music Awards was a great example of Latina celebrities once again stealing the show on the red carpet. Loved it or hated it, Cardi B’s head to toe Dolce and Gabbana look was a red carpet stand out.

Latina’s have become trailblazers in red carpet fashion and their names have been cemented into Best Dressed lists. JLO’s Versace green dress anyone? Here are 29 times Latinas stole the show on the red carpet and brought the Sazon with their fashion choices.

JLO at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards

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Who better to start with than La Reina of the red carpet, JLO! She more than stole the show on the red carpet in this black and sparkly Reem Acra bib dress at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. She paired it with HStern jewelry and a clutch. She won favorite Crime Drama Actress for Shades of Blue, but that dress needed its own award as well!

Cardi B at the 2018 Video Music Awards.

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Cardi B was the Latina Jessica Rabbit when she walked the red carpet at the 2018 Video Music Awards. The custom velvet Nicolas Jebran vintage style dress was classic yet sexy because of its neckline and bias cut. She paired it with matching shoes and emerald Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Her simple hair and make-up let the fashion do all the mic dropping. It was her first appearance after giving birth and she did not disappoint.

Camila Cabello at the 2018 American Music Awards.

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Cubana Camilla Cabello went with a modern twist on the classic ball gown with her black and baby pink Giorgio Armani Prive’ dress at the 2018 American Music Awards. She styled the dress with Bulgari jewels, Louboutin shoes and matching over the elbow gloves by Gaspar Gloves. Simple hair and make-up completed the look.

Lauren Jauregui at the 2018 American Music Awards.

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Former Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui, kept the princess vibes going at this year’s American Music Awards. The purple and black Pamella Roland gown is from the Pre-Fall 2018 collection. Said to be one of her favorite dresses, Lauren paired it with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and rings by the Lisa Bridge Collection and earrings by Elizabeth Garvin. Lauren who is Cuban, is expected to release her first solo album out this month.

Diane Guerrero at the 2018 SAG Awards

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Colombian author, activist and Orange is the New Black actress Diane Guerrero gave us a modern Cinderella in her Christian Siriano crop top gown at the 2018 SAG Awards. Beauty was kept simple, while she accessorized with Effy Jewelry, Graziela Gems and an Edie Parker clutch.

Selena Gomez at the 2017 Met Gala

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Simple yet scene stealing Selena wore a Coach embellished gown at the 2017 Met Gala. The gown’s delicate structure made Selena look like she was floating as she walked. She completed the look with a matching purse and a choker.

Gina Rodriguez at the 2018 Oscars

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Gina sparkled as she walked the red carpet in a straight off the runway crystalized couture Zuhair Murad gown at the 2018 Oscars. She accessorized with Jimmy Choo shoes and Forevermark jewelry.

America Ferrera at the 2016 Emmy’s.

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Stunning and simple, America Ferrera wore a navy sequined Jenny Packham spaghetti strap dress to the 2016 Emmy’s.

Becky G at the 2018 Latin Billboard Music Awards.

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Classic in black and braids Becky G chose a sleek halter dress for the 2018 Latin Billboard Music Awards. Her choice to braid her hair pulled the focus towards the cowl neck and perfect draping.

Natti Natasha

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Taking flight with her blue Bao Tranchi bird inspired gown was Natti Natasha at the 2018 Premio Lo Nuestro awards. The velvet long sleeve royal blue dress showed off her curves without showing too much skin.

Eva Longoria at the 2018 Golden Globes

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Using fashion to send a message of support during the height of the Time’s Up movement Eva Longoria chose a black dress by Genny for the 2018 Golden Globes. Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and a sleek hair style topped the look.

Roselyn Sanchez at the 2016 Latin Grammy’s

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Roselyn brought the heat to the 2016 Latin Grammy’s red carpet with her scarlet gown by Gareth Pugh. Jewelry was by RUNA Jewelry and shoes were by Christian Louboutin.

Sofia Vergara

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During the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar’s after party Sofia Vergara’s custom Ralph Russo dress made her the queen of the red carpet. Accessorized only with Lorraine Schwartz earrings the dress stood out through its royal feeling beading, cape and neckline.

Leslie Grace at the Premio Lo Nuestro 2018

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On the Premio Lo Nuestro 2018 red carpet Leslie called for a change in beauty standards when she wore her hair in braids. She allowed her hair to be her most important accessory to her simple silver Diane Von Furstenberg dress.

Dascha Polanco at the 2018 Sag Awards red carpet

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Dascha showed off her gorgeous curves in a mermaid Bibhu Mohapatra gown on the 2018 Sag Awards red carpet. Loose waves and a clutch completed this nod to vintage Hollywood glamour.

Zoe Saldana at the 2016 Met Gala

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For the 2016 Met Gala Zoe Saldana stole the show with her Dolce and Gabbana gown with an immensely long feather train. Zoe styled her hair simply, allowing the masterpiece made by Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to shine on its own.

Michelle Rodriguez at Cannes 2018

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On the 2018 Cannes red carpet Michelle Rodriguez knew exactly how much skin to show in this Ulyana Sergeenko dress. An emerald green necklace and ring by Avakian added a touch of color to the black dress.

Jaina Lee Ortiz at the Vanity Fair after Oscars party.

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The Station 19 and Rosewood Boricua actress stood out on this year’s carpet at the Vanity Fair after Oscars party. She chose a nude and black Mario Dice illusion dress with short sleeves. A wet slick back hairdo and simple makeup were great beauty choices. While additional shine was added with Tacori jewels and Loriblu shoes.

Penelope Cruz at the Emmy’s

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For the Emmy’s Penelope Cruz took an elegant feather approach on the red carpet in Chanel. Paired with Swarovski jewelry and a sleek pony, its elegance at its best. A soft smoky eye and nude lip were the right choice for this standalone gown.

Victoria Justice at the Art of Elysium red carpet

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The half Boricua beauty, by way of her mom radiated in this blush toned Michael Cinco gown on the Art of Elysium red carpet.

Christina Milian at the Nylon Magazine pink carpet

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Cuban singer Christina Milian showed us why she didn’t need a stylist when she walked the Nylon Magazine pink carpet in Alice McCall.

Demi Lovato at the 2017 American Music Awards

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Demi chose a subtle way to show off her curves on the 2017 American Music Awards red carpet in then up incoming designer Ester Abner.

Joan Smalls at the 2014 Met Gala

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For the 2014 Met Gala Joan Smalls knew how to make a bold yet simple statement with her purple lips and Vera Wang dress.

Gisele Bundchen at the 2018 Met Gala.

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Gisele showed off her super model legs when the Brazilian goddess wore this gold Versace gown at the 2018 Met Gala.

Elsa Pataky

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Spanish actress Elsa Pataky stunned in this peek-a-boo Zuhair Murad gown at the 2017 Golden Globes.

Jordana Brewster at the red-carpet premier of The People v. OJ Simpson.

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The Panamanian, Brazilian born actress won the case when she wore this Vionnet Paris jumpsuit on the red-carpet premier of The People v. OJ Simpson.

Elizabeth Rodriguez at the 2017 Saga Awards red carpet.

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Orange is the New Black actress Elizabeth Rodriguez let the intricate dress made by Paolo Sebastian do the talking on the 2017 Saga Awards red carpet.

Naya Rivera at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.

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During her pregnancy Naya let her natural glow and the sleek white Tadashi Shoji gown take the spotlight for the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.

Christina Aguilera

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Christina took a dramatic approach with this 16arlington menswear inspired gown at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

Honorary Red-Carpet Show Stealers:

Selena

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For her Grammy win Tejana superstar Selena Quintanilla wore this sparkly beaded gown that matched her gorgeous smile. Although she wasn’t seen on many red carpets her legendary on-stage fashion will always be remembered. And we can’t forget that her love of fashion lead her to open a store.

Celia Cruz

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Always a red-carpet scene stealer Celia Cruz showed off her one of a kind style even before she became the queen of Azucar! Known for her wild red-carpet fashion, these vintage pictures showcase a calmer version of her fashion choices.

Rita Moreno

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Legend Rita Moreno blew people away with a redo of her 1962 Oscar gown at the 2018 Oscar’s. This gown was the same one in which she won her first Oscar for West Side Story!

What is your favorite red-carpet stealing moment by a Latina?

All Of The Latina Beauty Brands To Support During The Coronavirus Crisis

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All Of The Latina Beauty Brands To Support During The Coronavirus Crisis

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There’s no denying that we love beauty. Some of us learned early on to take good care of our skin, and to have fun with our makeup. So it’s not surprising that so many beauty brands are Latinx-owned.

From natural skincare brands to bold and edgy makeup lines, there’s a variety of Latinx-owned beauty brands to support. There’s a mix between indie, under-the-radar brands to celeb-approved ones. So whether you love wearing a bold red lip, or would rather focus on skincare, then there’s a little something for everyone.

1. Reina Rebelde

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Created by Texas native, Regina Merson, Reina Rebelde was made for unapologetic babes. With playful shade names like La Doña and Coqueta, this bold brand speaks to Latinx’s who are not only fearless but fierce AF.

2. Sigma Beauty

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Aside from its dazzling makeup products, Sigma Beauty creates the best beauty tools on the market. All of their tools are genius, too. For example, its Dry’n Shape brush cleaner deep cleans, dries, and reshapes your brushes, while the Titanium brush set is literally indestructible; its made so your brushes will NEVER fall apart. But when you learn about Sigma’s founders, Simone Xavier and Rene Xavier Filho, it’s easy to see why their products are made with a purpose. Brazil natives, Rene has a background in civil engineering and business administration, while Simone has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and a Masters in veterinary science. Talk about a power couple.

3. Lunar Beauty

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Founded by one of the biggest YouTube and Instagram beauty influencers, Manny Gutierrez (aka Manny MUA), this brand is all about celebrating your most authentic self. The San Diego native made sure to create a line that’s not only fun but one that’s inclusive.

4. Gaby Espino

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Venezuelan telenovela star, Gaby Espino, launched a line of super pigmented lipsticks. From bright pinks to sultry purples to deep reds, there’s a little something for everyone. The best part? There’s not one type of lipsticks. There’s a range of mattes, extreme mattes, glosses, creams, velvets, and more.

5. Tata Harper Skincare

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Founded by Colombiana, Tata Harper, this 100% natural skincare line has become a cult-fave among celebs and beauty lovers alike. The brand was created after Tata couldn’t find high-quality, natural products in the beauty market. Thanks to her, that void has now been filled. People don’t have to risk their health in order to get great skincare results.

6. Besame Cosmetics

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Cosmetics historian, artist, and designer, Gabriela Hernandez, created Besame Cosmetics after a life-long love for vintage makeup. Aside from its retro packaging and products (the lipsticks are replicas of shades from the past and the cake mascara is a product stars from the Golden Age of cinema used), Besame will make you feel special and glamorous.

7. Melt Cosmetics

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Latina makeup artist Lora Arellano co-founded Melt Cosmetics with her bestie Dana Bomer. Together, they’ve built a beauty empire with their vibrant eyeshadows, bold lipstick shades, pigmented blushes, and dazzling highlighters. Lora’s background in beauty is just as amazing as the products she helps create. She started working the makeup counter at Nordstrom to doing Rihanna’s makeup on tour to creating a successful makeup empire.

8. Joanna Vargas Skincare

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Similar to Tata Harper, Joanna Vargas’ eponymous skincare brand is dedicated to plant-based ingredients that work. Not only is Joanna one of the most sought-after facialists in Hollywood—celebs flock to her before major events—but her luxury products are worth every penny. The New York-based Latina has been in the skincare business for over a decade, so she knows a thing or two about beauty.

9. KL Polish

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KL Polish was created by one of YouTube’s most popular beauty gurus, Kathleen Fuentes (aka Kathleen Lights). After having successful beauty collaborations with ColourPop and Morphe, the Cubana branched out to launch her own nail polishes. The shades in each collection are bright, bold, and vibrant just like Kathleen herself.

10. Dominique Cosmetics

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Another successful beauty YouTuber, Christen Dominique, launched an eponymous makeup brand called Dominique Cosmetics. From her first coffee-themed palette to her latest lemonade-inspired one, all of her products will make you want to have fun with your looks.

11. Chaos Makeup

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The brand’s founder, Megan Martinez, has created one of the most exciting makeup brands on the market. Their color-changing shadows are truly one-of-a-kind. And once beauty lovers discovered the mesmerizing rainbow highlighter, they pretty much broke the internet. While Martinez’s unique brand is quickly becoming a cult-fave among pros, her story is what really makes us admire her. She went from being homeless at the age of 14 to building a beauty empire.

12. Orlando Pita Play

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Cuban hairstylist Orlando Pita has worked with the biggest stars, including Beyoncé, Anne Hathway, Kate Moss, and Bella and Gigi Hadid. So it’s not surprising that after years of working as a celeb hairstylist that he wouldn’t create his own eponymous hair care line. And luckily for us, we can achieve that same celebrity-approved hair with his line of amazing products.

13. Vive Cosmetics

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Vive is a makeup brand created by Latinxs for Latinxs — and its two founders, Joanna Rosario and Leslie Valdivia, stand by that. With vibrant lipstick shades to choose from, like hot pinks, oranges, and reds, these are the colors you’ll want to wear all summer long. Each lipstick has a cheeky name, too, like Pan Dulce, Luchadora, and Cumbia. There’s even a sultry purple liquid lip inspired by Selena Quintanilla.

14. Loquita Bath and Body

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Known for making novelty products like the always sold out mangoneada, elote, and bidi bidi bath bombs, Mira Perez’s beauty brand is unlike any other. Aside from its playful bath bombs, the brand makes the most heavenly face masks, scrubs, and lip balms.

15. Rizos Curls

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Julissa Prado created Rizos Curls after struggling to find products that worked for her curly hair. She not only perfected her products to work for all curl types, but she set out to make formulas that were made with high-quality ingredients. Now, curly-haired babes can enjoy and celebrate their hair in all its glory.

16. Brujita Skincare

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Founded by Leah Guerrero, Brujita Skincare literally brings the magia to your beauty routine. The holistic beauty brand is enriched with mineral earth powders and clays sourced from the mercados of Mexico. Not only will these products heal your skin naturally, but you’ll feel Mother Nature’s enchanting powers.

17. No B.S. Skincare

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Like the cheeky name suggests, this skincare brand doesn’t mess around. Its skincare is made with effective plant-based, natural ingredients. Basically, they stripped away all of the bullshit. The products don’t have anything on their “shit list” like sulfates, parabens, artificial fragrances, etc. Even better? They even got rid of b.s. marketing. The brand’s Instagram feed and website are filled with daily affirmations that will make you want to live your best life. For example, they have a postcard that reads: “severely allergic to the b.s.” Agreed.

18. Mia Del Mar

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While Mia Del Mar hasn’t debuted all of its products just yet, this Latinx-owned brand is all about celebrating your roots. And with ingredients that have been passed down through generations, this line will mainly focus on skin care that’s both trendy and traditional.

19. Gabriel Cosmetics

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Gabriel Cosmetics, founded by Gabriel De Santino, has been around since 1992. Inspired by his own personal experience with botanical skincare, the cosmetics line creates some of the best natural products.

20. Alamar Cosmetics

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Gabriella Trujillo went from Boxycharm’s in-house makeup artist to launching her own brand, Alamar Cosmetics. The makeup line is a celebration of the Cubana’s heritage, and its first product, the Reina del Caribe Vol. 1 eyeshadow palette, is proof.

Dominican Fashion Designer Jenny Polanco Dies From COVID-19 Complications

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Dominican Fashion Designer Jenny Polanco Dies From COVID-19 Complications

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Dominicans and the fashion world are mourning the death of Dominican fashion designer Jenny Polanco. The world-renowned designer had just traveled to Spain when she fell ill. People are showing their love and appreciation of Polanco on social media in a time when physical activities have been limited.

Dominican fashion designer Jenny Polanco has died from COVID-19.

The Dominican Republic’s public health minister Rafael Sánchez announced Polanco’s death. Polanco is the first Latino celebrity who has died from the virus. Polanco is among the first six people to die from the novel coronavirus on the Caribbean island.

Miami Fashion Week dedicated a tribute post to the Caribbean fashion designer.

The designer showed a collection at the last Miami Fashion Week and her sudden loss has saddened those associated with the event. Polanco was able to celebrate her Caribbean roots with the classic avant-garde style. Her take on fashion was breathtaking in its simplicity coupled with their energetic shapes.

Fashion fans are offering loving tributes to Polanco.

“May Dominican designer jenny Polanco rest in peace,” the Twitter user wrote. “The coronavirus took a creative, colorful, beach mind.”

Polanco, like many people who have taken ill, had recently traveled.

A lot of people who have tested positive in the first wave of infections in different countries had recently traveled to a country where the virus was spreading. Since the start of the outbreak, some countries have closed their borders and set travel restrictions as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19.

If you are feeling sick, call your doctor and tell them your symptoms. You can also visit the CDC for more information about COVID-19 and what you can do to prevent catching the virus and what to do if you get sick.

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