NYFW: Victoria Beckham Fall Winter 2016 

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“It’s just what I want to wear now but in a fresh way,” Victoria Beckham stated about her newest Fall Winter 2016 collection she revealed during New York Fashion Week on Sunday, Feb. 14.

The British designer showcased a line filled with plaid, in hues of autumn such as brown, greys, forest green and burgundy, even adding mustard color to the mix of corset-type dresses, mid-length skirts, and sweater dresses.

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Eva Longoria Says Latinos Are Still Underrepresented in Hollywood [Exclusive]

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She’s an unstoppable force in Hollywood. Eva Longoria has done it all. The 40-year-old can proudly call herself a producer, writer, actor, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist and activist. She attributes her success to the strong women in her family. “I grew up with a family of strong women. My role models where my mom, my aunts and my sisters. I get so much creativity from their lives. I see their struggles, I see their obstacles and I see their victories and that’s inspiring to me,” said Longoria to Variety Latino.

She’s currently shooting “Telenovela,” a comedy series for NBC that she’ll be directing, producing and starring. The predominantly Latino cast will take audiences behind-the-scenes of the making of a telenovela. “At first I was only involved in the production side but when I read the character description of the protagonist, Ana Sofía, I knew I wanted to play her,” admits Longoria. “I thought the script was hilarious and something I had never read before.”

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Getting to Know Isabela Moner From ‘100 Things To Do Before High School’ [Exclusive]

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*Article originally published on Variety Latino on 5.27.15

Isabela Moner is not your typical Nickelodeon kid, she’s not only talented and charming but also has a long resume behind her – this isn’t her first rodeo, if you catch my drift.

Raised in Cleveland, Ohio from Peruvian descent, at the age of 10 Moner made her debut on Broadway in the revival of Evita and on television as a singer in The Next Big Thing New York. She gained the lead role in the acclaimed film The House that Jack Built, appeared in numerous theatrical productions such as Little Miss Sunshine as Rosa Maria, became Annie in Annie and Young Cosette in Les Misérables. Fans also got a chance to see her in NBC’s Growing Up Fisher and soon in Nick’s upcoming movie, Splitting.

Now, at the age of 13, Moner joins the ranks of Paola Andino as a lead Latina actress in a Nickelodeon show and is ready to have her big break starring in the brand new series 100 Things To Do Before High School as CJ Martin.

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Gina Rodriguez, on ‘Jane The Virgin’ Season 2 and Boxing Aspirations [Exclusive]

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*Article originally published on Variety Latino on 6.2.15

After a successful performance in the indie film Filly Brown,  Gina Rodriguez was determined to take Hollywood by storm. Her starring role in the CW’s Golden Globe nominated series Jane The Virgin, did just that. Her innocent yet feisty character captured America’s heart. It goes without saying, she’s now a household name.

She’s currently working on a film with Mark Wahlberg and getting ready for the second season of Jane The Virgin. I had the opportunity to chat with Gina about her new movie Deepwater Horizon, her role models and her obsession with boxing.

How did winning a Golden Globe change your life?

It’s pretty freaking awesome and super. There are no words. There’s that feeling of gratitude, love, [feeling] blessed and being freaking stoked about everything. Now, I’m doing a movie in New Orleans. It’s outrageous! I’m boxing everyday. It’s so fulfilling. This is what I had dreamt of 15 years ago when I was a teenager. It’s wild.

Tell us about your character in Deepwater Horizon

In Deepwater Horizon,  I play a Latina from San Diego. I feel very honored to play her. The story centers on a devastating explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Working with Peter Berg has been outstanding, he is somebody I’ve always desired to work with. He is a genius, hands down. He teaches you to let go and just jump into your role while he provides the parachute. And I am having a blast working with so many male actors, Kurt Russell, Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich and Dylan O’Brian.

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Jack O’Connell Talks About His Life Changing Role [Exclusive]

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*Original story published on Variety Latino 12.17.14

Your life can change in an instant. That is what’s happening to Jack O’Connell, star of the new Angelina Jolie film, “Unbroken.” The British actor has captured the attention of critics and the hearts of many around the world portraying the Olympic distance runner, Louis Zamperini, whose life changes in a matter of days.

The true story of Zamperini, who died on July 2, 2014, is amazing and miraculous. Known as “Louie,” he was a renowned Olympic athlete, who at the age of 24 became a soldier for the Second World War. At the age of 26, his plane crashed into the sea during a search mission and survived on an inflatable boat for 47 days until the Japanese army captured him and his partner.

For two years Louis was a prisoner of war, brutally beaten daily and tortured by the prison guard, Mutsuhio Watanabe, until the war ended in 1945. This telling tale of physical and spiritual survival shows how strong a person can be under unimaginable circumstances.

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Music Monday: Parachute Announce New Album & Tour

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Great news for Parachute fans!

Will Anderson, Johnny Stubblefield and Kit French announced the release of their next album titled “Wide Awake.” The band’s fourth LP will be released on March 11th and available for pre-order on iTunes this Friday!

Their first single, “Without You,” is also being released at the end of the week. We’re also told to be on the lookout for a preview coming in the next couple of days.

The trio also announced tour dates for their accompanying “Wide Awake Tour”which kicks off March 26 at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia and ends May 7th at the Old Rock House in St. Louis, Missouri.

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2015: The Hardest Year of My Life

Who would’ve thought that 2015 would have been the year that everything changed. As we welcome the New Year, I’d like to look back at my blessings and the tragedies.

This year I lost my mom. She was taken from my me and my family after an unexpected accident. Some things are hard to take and sometimes you don’t understand why they happen. This came out of nowhere and literally broke us all. She was too young, too full of life and too loved to be gone. I think about her every single day since that horrible day in May. And yet with that tragedy, my life has changed forever. I’ve begun to start looking at life differently. Some things have more meaning now. Some things matter more and others just don’t seem worth it anymore.

January: I turned 25. For New Years I went to Florida with Garrett’s family and went to  Universal Studios (HARRY POTTER RULED) and Disney World. Garrett and I spent my birthday in Seattle and Portland and loved every bit of it!

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Livin La Vida: Liz Takes Cuba [PHOTOS]

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Cuba = Amazing! What an experience!

I had the opportunity to go to Cuba from December 4 to the 8 and it was overall an extraordinary trip that I took with Garrett.

We decided to go there after I told him that I wanted to take a relaxing vacation after many months of hard work. I had also seen a couple people I knew post incredible photos from there.

We booked our trip and flew out of Tijuana, with a stop in Mexico City, before we left to Havana. In TJ we had to get a tourist visa, which was about $30, and when we got to Mexico City we had to get another one for like $15. In Cuba they didn’t stamp our passports just the visa and on our way back home our boarding pass. We took cash and exchanged all we had once we got to the Havana airport (since you can’t use ATMs anywhere or take out money.)

Day 1:

We arrived by taxi to a beautiful plaza where a nice gentleman led us to our hotel. We walked through cobblestone streets and saw how alive the city was. We saw people dancing on the streets with a live band inside a restaurant called Café Paris. Once we checked into Hotel Marques de Prado, also known as Hotel Florida, we walked out and grabbed dinner in the plaza near where we got dropped off.

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Trendysetting Tuesday: Suit It Up

 

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Matching sets are still all the rage and I am one fan still riding its trending train. This pant set that you see above is from F21 and cost roughly around $30. It’s a simple black and white, checkered top and pant that can be dressed up with heels and a blazer or dressed down with flats and a leather jacket.

Never be afraid to match. Tops and skirts, tops and shorts and tops and pants. There is a wide variety of matching ensembles ready for you to make your own!

Send me links to your favorite sets you’ve seen! Happy shopping.

Music Monday: Foo Fighters Release New EP ‘Saint Cecilia’ [AUDIO]

Foo Fighters surprised fans late Sunday night with the release of a new EP titled “Saint Cecilia.” The 5 song album was recorded at the Saint Cecilia Hotel in Austin, Texas as a thank you to all their fans and as a celebration of life and music. After having to cancel the rest of their European tour in lieu of the attacks on Paris, frontman Dave Grohl shared a touching letter dedicated to the victims of the November 13 terrorists attacks.

“The Saint Cecilia EP was put into motion back in October of this year as a celebration of life and music. The concept being that, as our world tour drew to a close this week, we wanted to share our love of both with you in return for everything you have given us” detailed Grohl on their site.

MUSIC MONDAY: One Direction vs. Justin Bieber [AUDIO]

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