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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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Cardi B Explains Why She Turned Off ‘WAP’ When Her Daughter Walked Into the Room: ‘I Don’t Make Music For Kids’

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Cardi B Explains Why She Turned Off ‘WAP’ When Her Daughter Walked Into the Room: ‘I Don’t Make Music For Kids’

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Cardi B is tired of people criticizing her for the racy lyrics to “WAP”. On Monday, the Grammy-winning rapper defended herself against haters who called her out for turning off her multi-platinum song “WAP” when her daughter entered the room.

The drama started earlier this week when Cardi went viral for a recent livestream fail.

During the livestream, Cardi appeared to be having a great time, dancing and singing along to her hit single, but quickly turned the music off when she saw her two-year-old daughter, Kulture enter the room.

Cardi mumbled “No, no, no, no,” as she shut off the raunchy song. Then, she coyly took a sip of wine.

While some people found this incident funny (and relatable), there were a select few who didn’t.

Some haters took the video as an opportunity to call Cardi hypocritical for shielding her daughter from her own song while little kids around the world are being exposed to the NSFW lyrics.

“So ya daughter cant listen to it but everybody else’s daughter can @iamcardib?” wrote an infuriated Twitter user. “AW OKAY! Exactly what I been saying you have an agenda to push with that trash ass label your with. DISGUSTING”.

Cardi didn’t waste any time defending herself. “Ya needs to stop with this already!” Cardi wrote back. “I’m not Jojo Siwa! I don’t make music for kids, I make music for adults. Parents are responsible on what their children listen to or see. I’m a very sexual person but not around my child, just like every other parent should be.”

Cardi then went on to defend the right for mothers to be sexual while also being maternal when they want to be.

“There’s moms who are strippers. Pop pussy, twerk all night for entertainment,” she wrote. “Does that mean they do it around their kids? No! Stop making this a debate. It’s pretty much common sense.”

While some users still felt the need to drag Cardi (haters gonna hate), many of her fans came to her defense, calling out the double standards that Cardi faces as a female rapper.

“It’s always the female artist getting critique,” wrote one Twitter user. “Why people don’t talk about all the disgusting music some men be putting out?”

“This!!!” wrote another user. “Like @Eminem literally has multiple songs about murdering people but no one bats an eye about that but because it’s a female talking about her wet [cat emoji] people jump to conclusions.”

It looks like the controversy surrounding “WAP” isn’t ending any time soon. And hey, if Cardi’s motive behind the song was to spark controversy, she very much succeeded in that goal.

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Cardi B Has New Beef And This Time It’s With Peppa The Pig

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Cardi B Has New Beef And This Time It’s With Peppa The Pig

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By now we’re all probably used to hearing about Cardi B’s drama and it takes a lot to surprise us anymore. But I think few of us would have expected the latest celebrity feud that Cardi would get into.

The “WAP” raptress was recently lamenting about the trials and tribulations of the motherhood when she straight up put Peppa the Pig on blast. Apparently, daughter Kulture has been getting into the hit kids TV show and getting a few new habits that mom Cardi just can’t deal with.

Cardi B puts Peppa the Pig on blast for influencing Kulture in surprising ways.

On Sunday night, rapper Cardi B hilariously announced that she’s has had enough of the pink animated character’s influence on her 2-year-old daughter Kulture’s behavior.

“My baby been watching peppa pig and now Everytime she sees a wetpuddle she wants to stomp on top of it,” Cardi B complained in a tweet, adding her daughter’s UGG boots were damaged. “Deum you peppa pig … COUNT YOUR F—IN DAYS!”

The threat lit up social media with many relating to the mud puddle drama that Peppa the Pig has inflicted upon families around the world.

Apprently, Peppa has a thing for muddy puddles and Kulture is picking up the habit.

Peppa has been known to say, “I love muddy puddles.” Her mom, Mummy Pig, does remind her to wear her boots — but in Kulture’s defense, she doesn’t specify that they should be waterproof.

Peppa’s influence reaches far and wide. She has 21 million YouTube subscribers and is a billion-dollar industry that includes movies, music, books, toys, and theme parks. Meeting Peppa “was like meeting the Pope,” one dad who took his daughter to Peppa Pig World in Hampshire, England, told The Guardian.

Many of her American and Canadian toddler fans have started speaking in a British accent or adopting British phrases after watching the show. There’s something very charming but slightly sinister about hearing a little kid who’s never left Ontario talking about their “swimming costume” or telling their parents to get “all this rubbish off the table.”

Peppa seems to have plenty of other parents on edge for the puddle love as well.

And it’s quite obvious from all the drama on social media that Cardi B isn’t the only parent to share these same feelings about Peppa. Her fans seemed to think the threat was pretty relatable, with one person replying, “Wait til she starts hanging up the phone like a savage,” along with a clip of Peppa.

“I thought I was the only parent struggling! My daughter swears I’m wrong for saying tomato. ‘nO mOmMy, iTs tA-MAHT-toe,’” #breasocool replied.

Another person responded that Peppa is a lot bigger than Cardi B probably thinks.

“Peppa big as hell,” @danigrilm_ replied with a picture of a website claiming the character is 7 feet 1 inch tall. “You might wanna rethink that.”

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