Street Life: Christine Bueras
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/08/2008 - 23:12

Christine Bueras

Age: 24

Latin heritage: Half Samoan and Half El Salvadorean

Where’d you get your outfit? My sweater is my mom’s, which I think she got at a mom and pop clothing store. The shirt and the skirt are from H&M, and this is a Coach purse.

I see that you have your hair in an updo. Yeah, I teased it. I’ve been doing that since college. I don’t like it to be flat. Because I work in an office, I don’t like for it to get in the way.

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Street Life: San Juan, Puerto Rico
By Latina Staff | 09/24/2008 - 10:53
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Street Life: Jennifer Palma
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 09/16/2008 - 14:23

Jennifer Palma

Age: 20

Occupation: Student and call center employee

Background: My parents are Salvadoran

Breakdown your outfit for us: I got the pieces from Fashion Source, a shop on Melrose and Forever 21. And I got this gigantic bag somewhere downtown. I don't remember the name of the store.

Who are your favorite designers? Well, my sandals are from Michael Kors, so I like him.

Who's your favorite Latina celebrity style icon? Eva Mendes. She's classic.

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Street Life: Irene Guerra
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 09/03/2008 - 13:10

Irene Guerra

Age: 17

Background: Half Salvadorean and half Mexican

Occupation: lingerie salesperson

Break down your outfit: These slacks are my mom's. They're really comfortable and nice to wear to work. This top is my mom's also. I don't know where she got it. It's kinda vintage. And this other top, I got it at H&M. I like feeling really relaxed at work. This necklace belongs to my sister's friend. I don't wear my clothing. I like wearing other people's clothes! This bag is from JC Penney.

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Street Life: Daniela Salas
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 08/27/2008 - 19:36

Daniela Salas

Age: 17

Occupation: high school student

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Street Life: Annelise Sarber
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 08/19/2008 - 17:01

Annelise Sarber

Age: 25

Occupation: Advanced Skin Care at Nordstrom

Background: Half Brazilian and half German

Where did you get all the pieces of your outfit? I got my shoes at Nordstrom. I got my dress at a boutique called Francesca. They have one in Chicago and one here in L.A., too.

What was your last big fashion splurge? I bought a pair of Sergio Rossi shoes at Neiman Marcus for $500. They are hand painted black and white stilettos.

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Street Life: Stylish Girls of Medellin
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 08/12/2008 - 13:06

This week we have a special international treat for the Street Life column—a ton of flicks of the stylish and sophisticated ladies of Medellín, the second largest city in Colombia. Because it's altitude is so high (about 5,000 feet above sea level), it's not as warm as other spots as close to the equator.

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Street Life: Monique Villapando
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 08/06/2008 - 01:31

Monique Villapando

Age: 25

Occupation: Assistant shop director for Kira Plastinina [a teenager touted as the world’s youngest fashion designer]

What’s your background? Mexican

Tell us the inspiration behind your outfit. Kira, of course. I love the sandals because it’s like the gladiator sandals that are in right now with this ankle strap. It’s really cool and really casual, but still a little bit funky and fresh for the summer.

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Street Life: Bonnie Mercado
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 07/31/2008 - 13:56

Bonnie Mercado

Age: 29

Occupation: Caterer

What’s your background? Salvadorean

Where’d you get those fabulous earrings? I got ‘em at Forever 21! Well, it’s cheap.

What are you going to splurge on for fall fashion? I’ve been browsing coats. I like Zara’s stuff.

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Street Life: Judy Isabel Melgar
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 07/09/2008 - 12:28

Judy Isabel Melgar

Age: 23

Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa. But I was originally born in East L.A. and raised in both Pachuca, Mexico and in the United States.

How do you define your style? Mostly down to earth with a touch of vintage, inspired by the classic ’60s.

Thanks, Judy for sending in your Street Life pic!

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