December is giving us loads to celebrate, as lovely Latinas graced the covers on the newsstands this month! Joan Smalls and Zoe Saldana both sat with their respective publications to discuss breaking down barriers in their industries.
In the upcoming issue of Elle, Joan speaks freely about the modeling industry’s lack of diversity.
‘People hide behind the word aesthetic. They say, “Well, it’s just that designer’s aesthetic.” But when you see 18 seasons in a row and not one single model outside a certain skin color…?’ she mused. ‘There are people in the industry who are advocates, who support diversity. And there are people who do not. I don’t get it. Beauty is universal. These doors have to open,’
Meanwhile Zoe covers Modern Luxury Manhattan, where she discusses her caution in selecting roles that properly reflect the modern woman.
‘I’m known for being selective in parts I either pick or pursue, and what matters most is that they be good female roles where the character isn’t cardboard or objectified, and where there’s real substance.’ she enthused. ’No generic girlfriend or wife, and no sexy bombshell. Enough of that already!’
Considering Joan has been named World’s top supermodel for a second year and Saldana has been in some of the top-grossing film franchises of this decade, I’d say they’re paving the way quite nicely, don’t you?
Both magazines are currently in newsstands, so pick up your copy today!
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
It’s been quite the busy year.
Adding one more to the list of congratulations for the holiday season, TMZ is reporting that Evelyn Lozada is expecting her second child!
Already a proud mother to 20-year old Shaniece (who most recently was featured in her Vida Lux Cosmetics launch), Evelyn is reportedly six months along. She is said to have been in a relationship with a lucky man for over a year, and this was a planned pregnancy.
It’s wonderful to see she’s moved on to a healthier situation and clearly looks very happy. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Having been married only a year and a half, I've recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn't for me.
Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.
I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten years until...until we decided no longer wanted to be just friends. :) I strongly recommend that best friends fall in love.
Fall is officially here, and that means new looks, new hair and new fashion! This season the jumpsuit is back in a big way, and this versatile, easy-to-style look-in-one look is on my must-have list. Lets take a peek at how some of my fave Latinas styled the trend:
Meagan Good kept it simple at Elle’s 20th-Annual Women of Hollywood Celebration and let her newly shorn tresses do the talking (loove!!). A simple red lip and cat-eye complimented her take on the fall trend.
With rarely a misstep on the red carpet, Naya Rivera also rocked a white jumpsuit for the Elle Event, showing just the right amount of skin (and a hint of her enviabe abs). unlike Meagan, Rivera chose to rock some serious bling on her neck and keep her hair away from her flawlessly nude face.
Christina Millian isn’t letting a little thing like her recent elimination from Dancing With the Stars slow her down, as she sported a seriously stylish jumpsuit to promote her Diva Viva Wines. Giving us yet another twist on the deep v-neck that has taken over the season, Millian opted to keep it daytime-friendly with a mesh insert at the neck. A statement belt and platform sandals rounded out her sassy ensemble.
And finally, Joan Smalls dares us to “go hard or go home” with her deep-plunging jumsuit. Flaunting her lithe frame in a look almost none of us could pull off, Smalls went almost accessory-free and kept her hair and makeup simple. Covet-worthy gladiators complete her daring take.
So how about you? Will you be trying out the jumsuit this season? What have your favorite looks been so far?