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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.

Sports Illustrated Featured Valentina Sampaio As Their First Trans Model And The Images Are Stunning

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Sports Illustrated Featured Valentina Sampaio As Their First Trans Model And The Images Are Stunning

She might be listed as part of Sports Illustrated’s 2020 “rookies, but Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio is hardly one herself. In 2017, the model made waves when she became the first trans woman to appear on the cover of Vogue Paris. With appearances on the catwalks of Victoria Secret and appearances for L’Oréal, she’s been breaking barriers ever since.

Now, three years after making her first big splash, the Brazilian model is making waves for Sports Illustrated.

Joining the likes of models such as Tyra Banks, Christie Brinkley and Heidi Klum, Sampaio’s feature on Sports Illustrated makes for another first. As a transwoman, she became the first trans model to appear in its pages and spoke out in an open essay on what it means to be part of the brand.

“Being trans usually means facing closed doors to peoples’ hearts and minds. We face snickers, insults, fearful reactions and physical violations just for existing. Our options for growing up in a loving and accepting family, having a fruitful experience at school or finding dignified work are unimaginably limited and challenging,” Sampaio wrote. “I recognize that I am one of the fortunate ones, and my intention is to honor that as best I can.”

Reflecting on her humble beginnings in a fishing village in northern Brazil, Sampaio explained that she intends to use her growing platform to fight for trans rights.

Writing about the beauty of her home country, Sampaio explained that its lovely visuals are darkened by a backdrop of brutal crimes against the transgender community. “I was born trans in a remote, humble fishing village in northern Brazil. Brazil is a beautiful country, but it also hosts the highest number of violent crimes and murders against the trans community in the world—three times that of the U.S,” she wrote. In a previous interview with Vogue, Sampaio highlighted that in 2019, 129 transgender people had been murdered in Brazil.

“What unites us as humans is that we all share the common desire to be accepted and loved for who we are,” Sampaio wrote in the essay. “Thank you SI for seeing and respecting me as I truly am. For understanding that more than anything, I am human. Thank you for supporting me in continuing to spread a message of love, compassion, and unity for ALL.”

Karen Vega Becomes The First Oaxacan Model To Grace Pages Of Vogue Mexico

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Karen Vega Becomes The First Oaxacan Model To Grace Pages Of Vogue Mexico

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According to the National Commission for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples, Oaxaca has the greatest percentage of indigenous people in Mexico. Making up 48% of the population in Oaxaca, Mexico the indigenous group continues to flourish and influence Mexican culture to this day. And yet, despite their prevalence and contributions, Oaxacans remain sorely underrepresented in Mexico and Latin America. Only recently, with the rising attention towards actress Yalitza Aparicio, have most mainstream outlets featured the indigenous people of Oaxaca on their screens and magazine pages.

Fortunately, that doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

Karen Vega broke barriers recently after becoming the first Oaxacan model to be featured in Vogue Mexico

Just 18 years old, the model graced the magazine’s pages and spoke out about the importance of seeing more diversity in the world of fashion. “It is time for new generations to have media that show them expressions of equality and educate them about the differences that make us all beautiful,” Vega told the outlet. “My grain of sand would be to put the focus on the southern woman, our stories, where we come from so that more than just photo models, we can also be an inspiration of another kind.”

According to Vogue Mexico, Vega’s journey began at the age of 14 when she helped her abuelo’s wife with her business as a seamstress.

At the time, Vega helped her measure out the dresses that she made for a local fashion form. According to Vega, she quickly fell in love with the world of fashion and began to dream about modeling as a profession. Using social media sites as her instruction guide, she began to obtain an understanding of what fashion meant. She flipped through the pages of magazines and began connecting with models to understand how to break into the world of modeling. Soon enough, after receiving an invite from the designer Pompi García and the photographer Enrique Leyva to model for part of the production “Magical Realism” in the city of Oaxaca she found herself on the path to a professional career in modeling.

She went on to join García and Leyva’s modeling agency, Talento Espina. The agency strives to represent Oaxacan models and ultimately helped Vega receive an invite to participate in an Autumn-Winter show in Mexico City.

“At first there was a lot of doubt about my participation, because although it was a very nice opportunity, the move and my parents’ confidence to leave was difficult, since it was the first time I was leaving Oaxaca,” Vega told Vogue. Fortunately, Vega’s agency was able to help her older brother come along with her.

Now she’s modeling for big brands like Vogue and says its thanks to her agency which taught her to never tolerate abuse from people who hired her and to speak up. According to Vega, working with her agency has taught her that while pursuing her dreams of modeling will come with its struggles because of her Indigenous origins it’s not at all impossible.