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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?

Just In Time For Gifting Season: JLo and ARod Dropped An Affordable Sunglass Collab Collection With Quay Australia

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Just In Time For Gifting Season: JLo and ARod Dropped An Affordable Sunglass Collab Collection With Quay Australia

Just as there is a separation between the church and state, so too, we’ve been told to set strict boundaries in business. “Never mix pleasure with business,” goes the saying, as old as time. And we all know that keeping friendly, or even worse, romantic, relationships with people with whom you do business is not always a good idea —Unless you’re the ultimate power couple, then by all means, mix it up, finesse us all and show us how it’s done. J.Lo and ARod are just that couple. And their venture into business together is off to a pretty good looking start.

Jenny from the block mixed business with pleasure on her latest collab with her sportsman partner Alex Rodriguez, except for her, the partnership was more like a good idea than a bad one.

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JLo and ARod teamed up with Australian eyewear brand Quay Australia to create a range of glamorous statement shades that won’t set you back more than $60.

The couple shot the campaign for their collection in Miami—a place they both call home.

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The singer and actress posed with the former baseball shortstop in a series of sultry, tropical-infused images to promote the couple’s sunglass collection. The dynamic duo shot the campaign in Miami. “It was really special to be able to shoot in Miami with Jennifer, she was the one who introduced me to Quay Australia,” said ARod in an interview with Elle. Lopez, on her part, told People how shooting in Miami felt natural, since it’s the place she calls home. “I’ve had a love affair with Miami for many years, and now it’s our city—it’s our second home,” she added.

ARod and JLo are the only couple who can color coordinate their outfits and still look stylish af.

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The series of photographs feature the powerhouse couple coordinating looks in bright, bold colors giving them that #couplegoals look that many of us have tried and failed at achieving. “It’s always easy when we get to do things together,” Lopez told People about shooting the campaign. “We always wind up laughing out loud.” —couple goals I tell ya.

The shades are divided into two collections, but all the styles are unisex.

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The dual collection is already shoppable on Quay Australia’s website. None of the shades cost more than $60, and while Alex and Jennifer have ‘his’ and ‘hers’ product pages, both ranges work pretty well on both men and women.

JLo gave her shades, witty names in Spanish while ARod chose more classic styles and names.

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Jennifer’s selection is tad bit flashier —to be expected from the queen of the Bronx— they feature fancier, bolder hardware. Another detail we loved, is that J.Lo gave her shades, names in Spanish, like “La Reina,” “La Playa,” and “El Dinero.” Alex’s options though, are more understated and classic, the shapes come with a thin wire rim and they feature names such as “Poster Boy” and “Apollo.”

“I’ve followed the brand for quite some time and love how they are disrupting the eyewear category. I’ve never had a pair of sunglasses that fit so well and the fact that you can get high quality, polarized sunglasses for $50 is pretty great,” Alex said —and we couldn’t agree more on that price point remark.

The ‘Hustlers’ star first collaborated with Quay in March.

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When her first collab dropped —on the same month that she announced her engagement to Alex Rodriguez after two years of dating— J.Lo took to instagram to share the news and her love for sunglasses; “Sunglasses are my accessory of self-expression. I can wear them from the gym to the red carpet, and this line perfectly captures the sporty, but also sexy and glam vibe that I love!”

The brand has always been great at teaming up with celebrities to create glasses people want.

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Quay Australia’s most recent A-list partnership was with Chrissy Teigen, who told Harper’s Bazaar that she really wanted to ensure her looks worked for all kinds of different face shapes and preferences. “I tend to lean towards oversized sunglasses because I don’t love putting on a full face of makeup every day.” This idea seemed to be kept in mind for J.Lo’s second Quay launch as well. Though there are lots of different small options available, we have to say, the big ones are still our faves.

Comprised of 18 styles, the line offers a wide selection of chic glasses – featuring bold shields, flirty cat-eye shades and classic aviators. Shop the collection at quayaustralia.com.

CNCO Just Partnered With Forever 21 On A Capsule Collection And It’s Just As Urbano-Cool As You Could Imagine

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CNCO Just Partnered With Forever 21 On A Capsule Collection And It’s Just As Urbano-Cool As You Could Imagine

The 2010s resuscitated boy bands, and we’ve been living for it. But there’s one boy band in particular that we stan, the Latinx pop group CNCO. These Latinos have quickly caught up with other heavy hitters like BTS or The Jonas Brothers, and they’ve done it both in English and Spanish. The “Reggaeton Lento” singers have established themselves as somewhat of an iconic group for young Millenials and Gen Z-ers and to further confirm their ‘pop star’ status, they’re dropping their very first fashion collab.

The group was formed during a musical competition—very much like One Direction or Fifth Harmony.

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Since their formation in 2015, thanks to Univision’s reality show “La Banda,” the Latin Grammy-nominated phenomenon CNCO has dazzled the music industry as one of Latin pop’s most influential and prolific hit-makers. CNCO is composed of five Latinos with different backgrounds, who are not only stylish but also eye candy —even if I’m old enough to be their cool aunt: Christopher from Ecuador, Erick Brian from Cuba, Joel from Mexico, Richard from Dominican Republic, and Zabdiel from Puerto Rico.

Since their debut in 2016 the trailblazing group has won several awards and topped charts left and right.

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Their debut album, Primera Cita, hit No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart in 2016. In April, their eponymous sophomore album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums, Latin Pop Albums and Latin Rhythm Albums charts, becoming the top-selling Latin debut on the charts of 2017. Fast forward to 2019 and it’s become almost impossible to hear “Qué quiénes somos?” and not reply “CNCO!” at the top of our lungs.

The chart-topping, platinum-recording group have been tapped by Forever 21 for a capsule collection. 

Are you even a pop superstar if you don’t collaborate with a fashion brand? Designers and fashion brands at the low, high and midpoints of the market often team up with pop stars to reach loyal fans and —why deny it— hopefully boost sales (and we all know F21 could use some of that).

CNCO x Forever 21 capsule collection is available to shop now!

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The collaboration dropped just this week online and at Forever 21 stores in the U.S. and Latin America. The 21-piece collection includes ready-to-wear pieces such as graphic T-shirts, sweatshirts, denim jackets and accessories for men and women, ranging in price from $4.99 to $39.99. 

The pieces feature CNCO members Christopher Vélez, Richard Camacho, Zabdiel De Jesús, Joel Pimentel and Erick Brian Colón, a newspaper print, world tour merchandise-inspired artwork and the group logo.

The collection is a different take on Forever 21’s typical ‘merch’ style collections.

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“This exclusive collection is a fashion forward take on ‘traditional tour merch’ style pieces,” said Forever 21 executive vice president Linda Chang. “Each garment was designed one-on-one with the band members and features dynamic details and graphics. With a variety of styles ranging from trendy fleece hookups to a newspaper printed bodysuit, there’s something for everyone.”

“This partnership means a lot to us, because we’ve been following and wearing Forever 21 for a long time,” CNCO said. “To be able to collab with them on our own line and them be open to our ideas and culture is super cool. We’re very honored and thankful, and we really hope people like it!” 

The group shared the news on their Instagram page.

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With a combined 16 million followers on Instagram alone, CNCO, have been described as “the Latino One Direction” by Rolling Stone. The boys took to Instagram to announce the collab; “We’re so excited to announce our collaboration with @forever21 available now!!!” the Latin group wrote. “We are super grateful to be able to have this collaboration and our own line! We hope you guys like it!”

Forever 21 is launching this collection after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late September. 

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The Los Angeles-based fast-fashion retailer said it will close most of its locations in Asia and Europe but will continue to operate its stores in the U.S., Mexico and South America.Through this partnership with CNCO, the retailer will be better able to connect to the Latin American community and its music, which according to Billboard, had its highest growth year in 2018. 

CNCO is currently making the rounds with their EP Que Quienes Somos, which was released Oct. 11 and debuted at No. 1 on the Latin Pop Albums chart dated Oct. 26. Shop the collab collection now on www.forever21.com