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Fashion Week: On the Runway
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/18/2009 - 15:00

Although diversity in the world of fashion continues to be an infuriatingly endless battle, we have a bit of hope after seeing several striking Latinas grace various runways at Fashion Week, taking place now in New York City. Latina cover model Sessilee Lopez has been extremely busy, walking in shows for Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg and Narciso Rodriguez to name a few. We also spotted new fashion darling Arlenis Sosa Peña and Brazilian stunner Gracie Carvalho.


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Penelope and Monica Cruz Debut New Fashion Ads for Mango
By Monica Herrera | 02/13/2009 - 16:15

Here's a first look at the stunning Cruz sisters, Penélope and Monica, in their new spring ad campaign for Mango. The ladies have been designing for this Spanish fashion line for two years now, and their spring 2009 collection features flirty dresses, separates and other bargain chic items. Head over to mangoshop.com to see more of these hermanas at their most gorgeous and browse through their latest designs.


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Gisele Bündchen to Star in True Religion Denim Campaign
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/03/2009 - 15:15

It’s not exactly breaking news that supermodel and tabloid favorite Gisele Bündchen is getting a lot of work. But it seems like Bündchen may be getting all the work. In addition to her upcoming spring ad campaigns for Dior, Versace and Rampage, she has now been tapped to be the face of premium denim brand True Religion.


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Camila Alves vs. Kitson
By Norell Giancana | 01/30/2009 - 17:00

Camila Alves might have it all—beauty, riches, a new baby and Matthew McConaughey by her side—but according to L.A. boutique Kitson, no one wants to shell out cash to buy her overpriced handbags. The Brazilian former model launched Muxo, a line of high-end bags and purses for men and women last August. Kitson says that they have only been able to sell half of the merchandise ordered, leaving them with a $25,000 deficit.


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Sergio Davila and Carlos Campos Named Among FGI Rising Stars
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/30/2009 - 16:50

The 12th annual Fashion Group International Rising Star Awards were held in New York City on Thursday, and Sergio Davila and Carlos Campos tied in the men’s apparel category.

Everyone at the event agreed that this type of recognition is particularly helpful during these bad economic times. In stressing the importance of support, Davila told the crowd gathered at The Rainbow Room, “I hope to see you all at fashion week in Bryant Park. You are all invited.”


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Gisele is New Face of Rampage
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/27/2009 - 16:24

Junior sportswear label Rampage has tapped Gisele Bundchen to be the new face of the brand. WWD reports the Brazilian model has signed on for one year, starting with the company’s spring campaign.


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Isabel Toledo Makes Barneys History
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/22/2009 - 17:30

After Michelle Obama chose Isabel Toledo’s lemongrass-colored design to wear to her husband’s swearing in ceremony, Creative Director of Barneys New York and personal friend of the designer, Simon Doonan, decided to tear down the window displays of the Madison Avenue store and replace them with an homage to Toledo.


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Isabel Toledo on The Dress: I Wanted Michelle "To Feel Charmed"
By Monica Herrera | 01/21/2009 - 09:45

We weren't the only ones pleasantly surprised to see Michelle Obama wearing a dress by Isabel Toledo at yesterday's inauguration. So was the designer herself!

“We’re all up here watching the T.V.,” Toledo told the New York Times, just as the ceremony was underway. “It’s great. We’re so happy.” The Cuban American designer says she was not absolutely sure that the First Lady would be wearing her look until it was there for all the world to see.


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Michelle Obama Chooses Isabel Toledo and Narciso Rodriguez for Inauguration Dresses
By Monica Herrera | 01/20/2009 - 10:44

The fashion gods have spoken! Soon-to-be First Lady Michelle Obama is wearing a dress by Cuban-American designer Isabel Toledo for the swearing-in ceremony of her husband, Barack Obama. The couple arrived at St. John's Episcopal Church at 8:50am this morning, and Michelle beamed in a sparkling sheath dress with matching coat.


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Oscar De La Renta Dishes on His Inaugural Dress for Hillary Clinton
By Monica Herrera | 01/16/2009 - 09:57

No one knows which designer(s) is dressing Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama for this weekend's inaugural festivities, but we do know who will be responsible for Hillary Clinton's look: Oscar De La Renta. In an interview with Barbara Walters, the legendary Dominican designer says that his longtime client, who is now the Secretary of State-designate, will wear "a very, very beautiful dress" of his making.


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