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From Designers To Models, Here Are The Latinos Who Made This Paris Fashion Week One To Watch

Fashion Week represents so much for up-and-coming designers, celebs, models, and editors. For many people in the fashion industry, being present at Paris Fashion Week is perhaps the climax of their career. 

Fashion is known for being on the cutting edge of everything. But the one thing the industry is still severely behind on is diversity. For Latinos, the chances of being part of the Parisian event are pretty small as they navigate the nepotism and politics of the fashion industry. To be honest, fashion’s history with embracing Latinos (except for Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta, of course) is mediocre at best. This is why we can’t help but get excited when we see Latinos making headlines in the chicest of fashion weeks. 

Latino talent represented at Paris Fashion Week thanks to a small group of special ladies and gentlemen.

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Latino talent is rising through the ranks. A group of people, in particular, made the week a total success; Camila Cabello Walked the runway alongside Eva Mendez, Rick Owens showcased a Mexican inspired collection, nine Dominican beauties made history on the catwalk, and Cardi B slayed street style in a wild outfit. Here are the biggest Latino moments from 2019’s Paris Fashion Week this September.

Rick Owens: The California born designer took on immigration, the border wall and his own Mexican heritage during his show. 

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Born in California, Rick Owens is known for always giving his audience something to talk about. His Spring-Summer 2020 collection was an homage to a big influence in his life: his 87-year old Mexican immigrant mother. Owens was raised in the U.S., lives in France, and manufactures his clothes in Italy. “That all wouldn’t work without open borders,” he told Vogue alluding to the infamous wall that has caused so much tension between the U.S. and Mexico. 

As is often the case with designers, Owens’ inspiration didn’t just come from one reference. His collection draws references from Bauhaus and Mexican architecture, art and theater —and of course has his own spin on it. The result was a magical collection of pyramid-shaped floor-length gowns, tunics and regal shoulders. On their heads, models wore Aztec inspired crowns.

Tinged by rich hues of yellow and brick red, the collection was a glimpse into a futuristic world seen through the eyes of someone whose roots lie on both sides of the much-discussed wall.

Cardi B slayed the paparazzi in a face-covering, head-to-toe outfit.

The rapper set off a paparazzi firestorm on the streets of Paris this Saturday. Clad in a head-to-toe floral ensemble that covered every inch of her body —yes, face included, the rapper was serving a look.

The green and blue outfit designed by British fashion designer Richard Quinn disguised her face, making it difficult to guess who was hiding under the surreal ensemble. That was until she spoke, and her familiar tone was heard by everyone around.

“I heard you bitches were missing me at Fashion Week New York. I’m here to serve it to you mother-f–kers, and serve it to you cold,” she said in an Instagram video where she also confirmed that she couldn’t see a thing. Instructing her bodyguard and photographers to get out of her way, the pop star joked, “a bitch can’t see.”

Camila Cabello and Eva Longoria walked the runway.

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Camila Cabello and Eva Longoria is the dynamic duo we didn’t know we needed in our lives. The two Latinx powerhouse celebs walked the runway for L’Oreal Paris’ show on Saturday alongside other celebs including Helen Mirren and Andie Macdowell. The show, which intended to celebrate womanhood by featuring ladies of all ages and different backgrounds, brought together an all-star cast for models. 

The “Señorita” singer wore a black blazer with matching pants and chunky heels. Her long luscious dark hair was her only accessory of the night. Eva Longoria looked stunning in a black mock turtle neck and a navy leather skirt. The “Desperate Housewives” star brought out her adorable 15-month-old baby, Santiago with her on the runway.

Nine Dominicans make history walking the Valentino show.

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Latino representation is still abysmally behind in this industry. This week, however, we had a small victory on the runway at Valentino’s Spring-Summer 2020 show in Paris. 

The highlight of the night was that 9 Dominican models owned the runway. Sculy Mejía, Lineisy Montero, Hiandra Martinez, Jenniffer Concepcion, Melanie Perez, Kimberly Gilbert, Martha Almanzar, Yorgelis Marte, and Licett Morillo all made history that night. The fashion show, which was the first to ever feature nine Latinas, had a total cast of 80 models from around the world —other than the Dominican squad of nine, most models were European.

READ: Yalitza Aparicio Made Her Debut At NYFW And She Shined Like The Star That She Is Next To The Fashion World’s Elite

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This Video Of A Woman Doing ASL To Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ Is Too Lit

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This Video Of A Woman Doing ASL To Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ Is Too Lit

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Just when you thought the hype around Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” might be trickling down, a recent video of an ASL interpreter translating the lyrics has gone viral.

After dropping her big track collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, Dominican/Trinidadian rapper Cardi B has had just about everybody repeating the beloved lines of the song over and over again. But the most important rendition of the big hit is one done by a woman who does ASL and performs to “WAP” like a boss.

The now-viral clip is beyond entertaining and inspiring to watch. Mostly because the woman in the video not only has the MOVES she also has the lyrics on lock.

A TikTok and Twitter user whose handle is @Freelove19xx went viral for her recent “WAP” ASL cover.

@Freelove19xx, who has yet to be identified by name, recorded herself passionately repeating the lyrics to “WAP” in ASL while channeling the slick and sexy vibe of the Cardi B x Megan Thee Stallion hit. In the video, the TikTok user can be seen interpreting each line of the WAP lyrics while expertly swaying her hips and bopping to the music.

In the comments, users questioned how @Freelove19xx was able to keep up with the rhythm of the music without hearing, she revealed that she has a “speaker that vibrates my whole house lmao. I can feel the music.”

Users inspired by the tweet were quick to celebrate @Freelove19xx for her post.

“A lot of times the variations of a sign are used for a song’s chorus so that it doesn’t seem too repetitive or redundant. It’s a wholeass art, as a hearing person that knows ASL, it’s amazing to see EVERY DAMN TIME lol,” one user commented.

“I absolutely love this. I’ve taken deaf studies & ASL classes & trying to learn 1 sign a week since then. hopefully, I can be signing like u someday!” another user pointed out. “Its hard w no one to practice w but i hope to gain more friends in the deaf community to help me w that. Anyway, you did amazing!”

“Ahhhhh I have no words!!” an adoring commenter replied. “This is grounds for a marriage proposal.”

Thanks to the clip, fans are already demanding the obvious:

“Has anyone started a petition asking Cardi to have Bluejay in her next video yet?” one user asked.

As of this publication, @Freelove19xx has yet to respond to mitú’s request for comment.

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People Want To Know Why Kylie Jenner Had To Be A Cameo In The “WAP” Music Video

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People Want To Know Why Kylie Jenner Had To Be A Cameo In The “WAP” Music Video

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Update: Cardi B’s “WAP” music video is something you didn’t know you needed in this quarantine. The super sexual moment in musical history will give you all of the thirst vibes you need. But fans want to know why Kylie Jenner had to be involved.

First, let’s enjoy the majesty of the “WAP” music video.

They did that. The music video is everything we didn’t know we needed to make quarantine better. The rappers gave a very exciting performance as they delivered a music video we will not soon forget to the first song Cardi B has released in nine months. They even had some notable cameos like Normani Kordei and Rosalia. However, everyone has the same question: “Why Kylie Jenner?”

Kylie Jenner’s cameo is just walking through a hallway.

The cameo is a very random placement but might just be the best way to grab some attention. Normani Kordei, Rosalia, Rubi Rose, Sukihana, and Mulatto also appeared in the video and were given far smaller parts. People are just really confused.

Though, on Twitter user pointed out that Jenner is doing exactly what you’d expect. People always give her attention when she shows up somewhere and that attention will help the video. Cardi B isn’t one to overlook things so she likely knew you’d be upset and have to figure out why Jenner was added to the project.

Original: Quarantine just got a little easier.

In a recent post to their Instagram pages, rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion confirmed that they are dropping a new collaboration that we didn’t see coming.

And it’s one that we all could most certainly use right now.

In a post to her Instagram page, Cardi B announced that she’s collaborating with Megan Thee Stallion on a new song called “WAP.”

The new song is the first lead track from Cardi since she dropped “Press” in 2019. Earlier this year in March, Megan dropped her album “Suga.”

“WAP” drops this Friday and by the looks of the song’s cover art, it’s gonna be quite the hit. Or at least be very taste? Megan and Cardi can be seen posing for the cover art wearing matching “WAP” gold hoops and with their hair woven in together into one bun. To top it off, their tongues are sticking out like they’re ready to rock.

The latest pairing is a follow up to Megan’s recent power couple collab for “Savage” with Beyoncé. It also her newest song since her recent recovery from a gunshot wound.

Earlier last month, Megan revealed that she was shot in both of her feet.

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Speaking about the shooting, which happened on July 12, Megan said “I see… a lot of people that have been very supportive and sending prayers, and I just really appreciate that” she said during the live stream. “I saw the hotties doing a lot of things, like writing letters on Tumblr and DMing me all the time, and I just want to say thank y’all so much, because y’all have really been the ones helping me get through this.”

“I was shot in both of my feet,” she explained. “I had to get surgery to get the bullets taken out. And it was super scary… Thank God that the bullets didn’t touch bones; they didn’t break tendons. I know my momma or my daddy, my granny, had to be looking out for me with that one because where the bullets hit at it missed everything.”

Of course, Cardi B and Megan fans were quick to flip.

Literally we’re all pumped.

Girl groups are uniting.

And we’re all ready for it to reach #1.

And we all have questions about what WAP is supposed to mean?

It’s all a mystery but we’re here for the guesses.

“WAP” drops this week on August 7, this Friday.

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