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Salma Hayek’s 29 Boldest Looks

Salma Hayek has been in the international fashion scene since the mid-90s, when she turned heads in “Desperado” and “From Dusk ‘Til Dawn.”  And she’s been looking good ever since.  Click through for 29 of Salma Hayek’s boldest looks ranked from hottest, coolest and wildest on the red carpet and elsewhere. 

1. Back to where it all began…

A little cult-classic called “From Dusk ‘til Dawn” was released and millions of 90s hearts began to race. Who was she? She was none other than Salma Hayek… Rodriguez and Tarantino‘s Mexican muse who was set to become not only a Hollywood star but the richest actress in Hollywood. 

Source: Beginning. Digital Image. The Richest. December 19, 2016.

2. Jarabe Tapatío.

Salma wanted not only to arrive in style wearing this amazing green Gucci dress but also take a little bit of Mexican folklore to the Palm Springs Film Festival.

Source: Folklore. Digital Image. Tom + Lorenzo. January 3, 2018.

3. Simple Nude.

Salma wore an Alexander McQueen nude gown to honor the late designer at the 2011 Met Gala, where she was one of the honorary chairpeople of the evening.

Source: Met Gala. Digital Image. PopSugar. May  1, 2017.

4. Lucious Leather.

Salma’s been doing fine on her own for many years, but it may amuse you to know that she finally settled down with Francois-Henri Pinault, who happens to be a French billionaire.  Oh, that’s him on the right.  So why not rock that leather hat?

Source: Biker Woman. Digital Image. Daily Mail. February 19, 2014.

5. Hawaiian Beauty.

Here’s a sunny number from last year’s SAG Awards.  This is what we love about our Salma.  She’s not afraid to zig when everyone else zags.  Look at this one: the flower, the ruffles, the length, the…belt…thingy.  Beautiful!

Source: Hawaiian Beauty. Digital Image. CNN. January 30, 2017.

6. Busy, Busy.

You’ve been clicking for a while, so you understand that we love Salma and her many bold looks.  And here’s another one.  Bold can mean a lot of things.

Source: Cannes. Digital Image. CelebMafia. May 23, 2017.

7. Lust in Lace.

Did you think Salma could never go a little goth?  You were mistaken.  Salma strutted the red carpet at the 2017 Oscars in this knockout Alexandre McQueen gown.  Need you be reminded that she was around 50 years old when this pic was taken?  Yes, you indeed need be.

Source: Folklore. Digital Image. PopSugar. February 27, 2017.

8. Plunging Purple.

Here’s Salma showing off what she’s got.  And boy, she’s really got the goods.  That diamond pendant necklace must have cost a pretty penny!  Good thing our girl works so much and gets that money!

Source: Hawaiian Beauty. Digital Image. Daily Mail. May 17, 2015.

9.  Galactic Beauty.

The perks of being married to a billionaire that owns luxury brands such as Gucci is that you get to wear unique custom-made gowns. The question is… where can I find a husband like that? Take a look at the Net Worth of these 30 Latinos or these Latino Dilfs That Will Melt Your Heart, you might find one!

Source: Salma at Cannes. Digital Image. Daily Mail. May 22, 2017.

10. Silver Shimmer.

It was no surprise when Salma arrived at Cannes Film Festival wearing a plunging neckline in this black sequin custom-made Gucci gown. Now, if you love Salma you probably know she is BFF with the always gorgeous Penelope Cruz. Here are 24 Times Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz’s Best Friendship Was Stronger Than Any Friendship Bracelet.

Source: Cannes 2012. Digital Image. PopSugar. May 18, 2012.

11. Fashionable Turban.

Salma is a woman with many accomplishments in her career… including bringing back turbans! But let’s not forget she starred in “Fools Rush In”, one of the many classic movies every latino grew up with!

Source: Paris Fashion Week. Digital Image. Just Jared. October  5, 2010.

12. Outdoor Shower.

You have to hand it to Salma, she really lets her fans into her life.  Following her Instagram is like hanging out with her, but you get to hang out with her all the time.  Like, all the time.

Source: #Water. Digital Image. Instagram @salmahayek. August 11, 2017.

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13. Floral Motif.

Salma hosted the Mother2Mother Fundraiser in this Gucci pink floral gown. The non-profit helps mothers provides health education and support to women on how they can protect their babies from HIV. Here are 25 other Latinos who are Out, Loud and Proud! 

Source: Mother2Mother. Digital Image. Daily Mail. November  30, 2017.

14. Perfect Pink.

There are two good reasons to love this look.  First, the bold color choice.  No wimpy pink here, and yet she’s not overdoing with “hot” pink.  And second, that beautiful hair clip. She is totally giving me some quinceañera vibes, check these 25 quince dresses that are over the top but yet so perfect! 

Source: Frida Premiere. Digital Image. PBH2. February  27, 2017.

 15. Blinding Sequin.

Salma wore this dress at an event honoring Geroge Lucas, and you have to hand it to her for her sense of occasion.  Can’t you just hear her telling her stylist, give me 70s disco robot! Check Salma’s and other 19 Mansions owned by Latino Celebrities. 

Source: Blinding Sequin. Digital Image. Style Bistro. November  4, 2017.

16. Stunning in Yellow.

Selma never disappoints! She stopped the show when she arrived at the 2016 Gucci Spring show wearing this super tight yellow sweater with a brown skirt.

Source: Gucci Spring. Digital Image. Hollywood Life. September 24, 2015.

17. Birds of a Feather.

Fashion-forward Salma turned heads at the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Fashion Gala in this incredibly dramatic McQueen peacock gown.

Source: McQueen Peacock. Digital Image. Fashion Sizzle. March 13, 2015.

18. Tuxedo.

Can anyone pull a Tuxedo as good as Salma? I think not!

Source: Tuxedo. Digital Image. Just Jared. November 25, 2011.

19. Spring Queen.

For this Cannes red carpet event, Salma made two statements.  The first is a red leather Gucci dress.  But you may have missed that on account of the red floral boa thingy she’s wearing around her shoulders.  What?  You clicked on a list of bold looks.  This is bold… and amazing!

Source: In Bloom. Digital Image. PopSugar. May 11, 2011.

20. Mexican Star.

Before Hollywood, she was a soap opera star back in Mexico who also played the lead role on one of Mexico‘s most awarded movies in history “El Callejón de los Milagros“. Salma sure looks great in white, as many other Latinas who have worn Bridal dresses on screen! Here are our favorites.

Source: Summer Salma. Digital Image. The Hollywood Gossip. January 8, 2016.

21. All Hail the Queen.

Tale of Tales is a MUST watch for every Fantasy film lover or fashion design student. Salma‘s wardrobe is so impeccable it‘s worthy of the real Queen of Versailles.

Source: Queen of Longtrellis. Digital Image. Vanity Fair. March 31, 2016.

22. Savage Look.

Did you guys see “Savages” from a few years ago?  Okay, not the best movie.  But Salma?  Dios mio! She was great in it, scary, bad female. She should play the bad guy more often, for real.

Source: Elena. Digital Image. Teinteresa.

23. Domo Arigato.

I wonder… does she have Gucci‘s design team on speed dial? Seems to be because here‘s Salma rocking another custom-made Gucci gown at the Fashion Awards in London.

Source: Fashion Awards. Digital Image. CelebMafia. December 6, 2016

24. Ruffles Galore.

As you’ve seen for more than a dozen clicks, Salma is never afraid to flaunt it.  Here’s she’s showing all she’s got.  That beautiful head of hair!  Here in a very classy and understated bun.

Source: Ruffles. Digital Image. You & Your Wedding. November 23, 2015.

25. New Millenium.

She became a cover girl in the early 2000s after she jumped to mainstream Pop Culture when she starred in Wild Wild West alongside Will Smith and Kevin Kline.

Source: ELLE Cover. Digital Image. Pinterest.

26. Bold as Beatriz.

Make no mistake, when you’re as famous as Salma Hayek is, dressing down is as bold as dressing up.  And making movies as thought-provoking and controversial as Beatriz at Dinner is even more so.  Keep it up, Salma!

Source: Beatriz. Digital Image. Rolling Stones. June 8, 2017.

27. Pink Do.

Salma took this look and made it her own.  Kylie Jenner? Flick of the finger. Gwen Stefani? So 2001. Trust Salma when you want to trot out a novelty hair color. She’s a pro!

Source: Pink Do. Digital Image. Tomatazos. May 22, 2017.

28. Lethal Purple.

Salma is into her third decade of being a red carpet staple.  And with so much to show off, why not?  Somebody’s gotta look this good.

Source: Lethal. Digital Image. PBH2. February  27, 2017.

29. Frida.

We would argue that Salma’s all-time boldest look was this one.  Playing celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, Salma proved the neigh-sayers wrong, took on Harvey Weinstein, and even got an Oscar nomination.  She also made Frida a thousand times more popular, the world over.  That’s pretty bold. Check these tattoos inspired by Frida Kahlo! 

Source: Frida. Digital Image. Pinterest.

Tessa Thompson’s Latest Instagram Is A Tribute To A Girl Who Could Not Wait To Get Her Picture At The ‘MIB’ Premiere

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Tessa Thompson’s Latest Instagram Is A Tribute To A Girl Who Could Not Wait To Get Her Picture At The ‘MIB’ Premiere

When the original “Men In Black” premiered in 1997, there’s no denying it was a mega box office hit. In fact, we’re a bit more surprised that it took this long for there to be another installation to the franchise. Now, 22 years later, the new version, fittingly titled, “Men In Black: International” the film is more inclusive, which is certainly appreciated in this day and age.

It’s because of this diverse representation that Latinas can see themselves on the big screen.

Last week, during the “Men In Black” premiere Tessa Thompson spotted a little girl who was dressed just like her in the movie.

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Thompson recounted the moment on Instagram and discussed how much she’s been through with the filming of the movie and doing press all over the world. She said it was this moment that meant so much to her.

“These past couple weeks have been almost a blur— except, my favorite moment of all— meeting the one person I really made @meninblack for. Hers was the first face I saw when I arrived to the premiere— and it’s still on my mind. And what she said to me, I’ll never forget.”

This moment really signifies why representation matters so much.

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People seem to forget how many others are excluded when we see a movie or TV show, so when you see a person that looks like you starring in a massive project, it’s an encouraging thing that means to so many. Now we’re wondering what that little girl said to her. Please tell us, Tessa!

Thompson’s role in the new “Men In Black” also came with a couple of changes including something she didn’t want to say just because Will Smith said it in the original.

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Thompson said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she didn’t want the new movie to be too much like the old one, which makes sense especially because this is 2019! We don’t need to regress to 1997.

In the original movie, Smith says “I make this look good” after he first puts on his suit. Thompson said she would never say that line.

“I wouldn’t have said it. In fact, I think someone did ask me to — just as an option — and I said no. M [her character] is just different from that character [Agent J/Smith]. Yeah, I was really conscious of too much nostalgia. Also, inside of that, there were moments when I thought, ‘Let’s lean in.'”

Yes!! That is why we need more women of color in movies!

Keds Latest Designs Proves That Avoiding Cultural Appropriation In Fashion Is Totally Possible

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Keds Latest Designs Proves That Avoiding Cultural Appropriation In Fashion Is Totally Possible

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It’s always really cool to see a big name brand embrace the art of our Latinidad. It’s like a nod to all of the great Latinx artisans who add beauty and color to our culture. In fact, seeing consumers enthusiastically welcome these goods feels like further validation. With this in mind, it makes this new collaboration all the sweeter for us art and fashion lovers.

Keds is collaborating with designers Thelma Dávila and Lolita Mia on a line inspired by the Latina-created brands.

Instagram / @Keds

In what the shoe company is calling a “collaboration fiesta,” Keds released three fun and vibrant new designs.

Some of the shoes borrow inspiration from Thelma Dávila’s colorful Guatemalan textiles. Alternatively, other pairs utilize Lolita Mia’s festive fringe as embellishments. These touches combine with Keds’ original platform shoes to make a unique product.

Of the partnership with these new brands, Keds’ website says:

“It’s so rewarding to be able to be a part of the professional and personal growth of women who decided to follow their dreams. Entrepreneurs (especially female ones) are always brave, they’re risk-takers that believe strongly in themselves. And we believe in them too. We’re so excited to introduce you to our latest for-women-by-women collaborations.”

The Thelma Dávila brand is named after its Guatemalan founder.

Keds

The company specializes in designing and crafting unique pieces by hand. Furthermore, their products utilize Guatemalan textiles, leathers and non-leather materials. Obviously, this collaboration is built on a solid relationship between the two brands. Since last year, Keds retail locations have carried Thelma Dávila bags and products in stores.

On their website, Keds said the design collaborations were intent on “taking geometric design and color cues from [Dávila’s] native culture, our classic Triple Kick gets transformed into a fiesta-ready standout.”

Founded by jewelry artisan and entrepreneur, Elena Gil, Lolita Mia is a Costa Rican accessory brand.

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While studying abroad in Italy, Gil made a significant personal discovery. She realized that ethnic crafts and traditions were very alike across regions. Specifically, they were similar in cultural importance. In light of this, she decided to start her own brand. Lolita Mia’s handmade products embrace what Gil has coined a “Universal Ethnic Luxury.”

Of the collaboration with Lolita Mia, Keds’ website reads:

“[The] aesthetic shines through in these playful renditions of our platforms in the form of fun, festive fringe and punchy tropical shades.”

The Ked × Lolita Mia collaboration has two designs while the Ked x Thelma Dávila collab is made up of one.

Instagram / @lolitamiacr

“Triple Tassel” is a multicolored platform with purple, pink, orange and white tassels attached to the laces. “Triple Decker Fringe” is an off-white platform slip-on with multi-colored fringe and golden embellishments on top. The “Triple Kick” features a neutral platform with Guatemalan textile accents around the bottom.

Each design is priced at $70 a pair. Moreover, they are available exclusively on Keds’ website. Be sure to order yours today and add a little extra Latinx flare to your summer looks.

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