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Did Narciso Rodriguez Find Fashion Inspiration in Café Tacuba?
By Monica Herrera | 02/19/2009 - 18:00

Is this just a crazy, random coincidence, or was Narciso Rodriguez's Fall 2009 collection partially inspired by Café Tacuba? The Cuban American designer, who is a favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama, sent his models down the runway earlier this week in eye-slit headgear that bore a strong resemblance to the low-brimmed hat that's become a signature look for Rubén Albarrán, a member of the Mexican alt-rock band.


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Arlenis Sosa Peña’s Fast Track to Stardom
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/19/2009 - 14:50

Less than a year ago Arlenis Sosa Peña was a dedicated student living in the Dominican Republic until designer Luis Menieur approached her on the street and changed her life. Intrigued by Peña’s look, Menieur sent her pictures to the Marilyn Agency, which signed her immediately. Ten months later, Peña is one of the most sought after models, working with top photographers and turning heads at major fashion shows.


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Madonna's Boy Toy, Jesus Luz, Named New Face of Versace
By Ivana Cepeda | 02/19/2009 - 12:45

Madonna is definitely a force to be reckoned with and it seems that she has decided to throw her weight around for her current flavor of the month, Brazilian model Jesus Luz. According to QUEM magazine, Madge personally asked Donatella Versace to book him as the new face of her eponymous fashion line. Luz, 22, will be featured as the new face for Versace's Fall 2009 campaign. It’s nice to have friends in high places, isn’t it?


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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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