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Spring Trend to Try: Kaftans
Spring Trend to Try: Kaftans
By Verky Arcos | 05/16/2011 - 16:00

Kaftan-inspired pieces are perfect for the beach or a summer soiree. You’ll look regal and stylish while still feeling comfy and cool. Since we’re obsessed with Kaftans, we figured you might be too. Here are some cute and affordable options for you to choose from!

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Project 365
POLL: Choose Your Favorite Look of the Week for Project 365!
By Latina Staff | 05/13/2011 - 17:37

Happy Friday! What’s better than a little style inspiration at the end of a long week? Check out fashion designer Denise Focil’s unique creations for Project 365. This week, she professed her love for Japanese fashion and went retro with polka dots. She even rocked a turban a la J.Lo. Few can pull that look off, but Denise nailed it!

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Affordable Sunglasses For Every Face Shape
Fun & Affordable Sunglasses For Every Face Shape
By Verky Arcos | 05/12/2011 - 09:30

Nicole Richie is becoming quite the style icon and one accessory she never leaves home without are her sunglasses—in fact, she recently admitted that she owns over 200 pairs of shades. Sunglasses can amp up any look from just OK to FAB!
Sunglasses are a timeless accessory, but their trends....not so much! Here’s a guide to all the trendiest new styles to keep you looking cool this summer.

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Kat’s Closet: It's Flowers Galore!
By Kat Deluna | 05/11/2011 - 10:30

All my bold, risky fashionistas: it's time to bust out your flower garments. Not the ones with small flowers, I'm referring to the really big roses, gardenias, jasmines, etc.

You can do a colorful flower-print vest with a fun white tee underneath and skinny black jeans with a black or colorful stiletto. I’d pick a color to match the print on the vest.

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Spring Trend to Try: Florals
Spring Trend to Try: Floral Prints
By Verky Arcos | 05/10/2011 - 15:00

With summer around the corner, everyone is busting out the floral attire! Our girl Eva Mendes is a huge fan of the floral trend—while on a recent media tour in New York for her film Last Night, she rocked no less than three different floral frocks.
Here are our top ten picks to help you channel some petal power:

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POLL: Project 365
POLL: Choose Your Favorite Look of the Week for Project 365!
By Angie Romero | 05/06/2011 - 14:00

Last week we introduced you to the always-fabulous Denise Focil, an Ecuadorean-born, Los Angeles-raised fashion designer and creator of Project 365. Rain or shine, sick or tired, Denise creates a different look for every day of the year without ever repeating the same outfit twice! It sounds impossible, but if someone can pull it off, it’s her.

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Stylish Moms
Stylin' Babies & the Mamis Who Dress Them
By Verky Arcos | 05/05/2011 - 17:11

Jennifer Lopez recently spoke about her daughter Emme having her own thoughts on what she wants to wear.

“When I get ready for work we lay everything out – the pants, shoes, earrings, belts,”  Lopez said in an interview with People. “[Emme] does that now in her room. She says, ‘Okay, I need pants’ and ‘That matches. I need a barrette.’ It’s crazy!”

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Project 365 - Denise Head Shot
Meet Fashion Designer Denise Focil, Creator of Project 365!
By Latina Staff | 04/29/2011 - 17:34

Fashionistas, meet your new Latina fairy godmother: Ecuadorean Denise Focil, the woman behind two fashion labels we love, Alpinestars by Denise Focil and ASTARS. Launched in 2009, Alpinestars by Denise Focil is known for its impeccably constructed leather jackets, made with luxury fabrics such as Italian lambskin.

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Prom Dresses
10 Picture-Perfect Prom Dresses
By Verky Arcos | 04/29/2011 - 15:15

With the new film Prom, starring newcomer Janelle Ortiz, premiering in theaters today all across the country and prom season right around the corner, we thought it’d be a good time to share some pretty dresses for inspiration:

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Kat's Closet:  Four ways to rock denim right out of your closet!
Kat's Closet: Four Ways to Rock Denim!
By Kat Deluna | 04/27/2011 - 12:15

I love everything denim because it's always in style. Since we always end up having denim accessories and staples in our closets that can go for months without being worn, why not put them to use? Denim adds a funky edgy touch to your wardrobe. You can mix it up with other fabrics or wear all denim and you'll still look hot.

I chose the following four looks to give you a few ideas of how to denim it up with pieces you already own!

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