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These Are Our Favorite 12 Latinx Hipsters

To be a hipster is to be a part of a subculture of hipsters. Hipsters have been generally identified by their very lax style that is also specialized. It used to be wearing many layers, or just layering patterns in an interesting but still aesthetically pleasing way. In general, people who are hipsters are defined as being, in some way, different from the broader culture. People who are hipsters are generally unapologetically themselves. They simply wear what they want to wear and therefore there are many types of hipsters. Here are 13 Latinx Hipsters with distinct and fun styles:

1. Gael Garcia Bernal

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Gael Garcia Bernal was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to parents who were both in creative fields. He began his acting career as a child starring and practicing in short films and even a soap opera called “El Abuelo y Yo” (1992).  He is known for receiving a Golden Globe award as Best Actor in a Comedy Series in the series “Mozart in the Jungle” in 2016 and most recently known for his part as the voice actor for the character Héctor in the acclaimed animated movie “Coco” (2017).

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With a relaxed  t-shirt, colorful baseball cap, gray drawstring pants, and bright chevron bracelet Bernal reflects the hipster style well. The choice of boxier glasses as well as the stubble on his chin also pulls the look together. When he isn’t wearing a suit, he often opts for outfits such as these.

2. Diego Luna

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Diego Luna Alexander is an actor and director who was born in Toluca de Lerdo and raised in Mexico City. Both his mother and father were heavily involved in the creative arts and shared that passion with Diego. Diego has starred in many telenovelas and co-owns a film company with his father called “Canana Films” which documents the unsolved murders of three hundred women.

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The dull, but interesting color scheme is what seems central to Luna’s hipster style. That mesh of professional with comfortable is what creates his looks. The vest with the button up underneath shows this, but the orange sunglasses and white sneakers bring an aspect of fun to the image. This mesh can be seen in many of Luna’s outfits.

3. Michelle Rodriguez

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Michelle Rodriguez is an actress who was born in San Antonio, Texas, US to a Dominican mother and Puerto Rican father. She spent time in both countries growing up. She is best known for her role as a boxer in the independent film Girlfight (2000).  She has also starred as Letty Ortiz in The Fast and the Furious films and other successful films such as S.W.A.T, Avatar, and Resident Evil. She has had a great career in not only films but tv shows such as Lost and video games, as a voice actress, such as Call of Duty.

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Rodriguez’s style can be defined only as entirely her. It is defined but mostly comfort with aspects of style intertwined. In the images above, she e wearing t-shirts, but she styles them very differently in each outfit. In the first, the blocky black letters stand as contrast to the white background that goes down to her pants. In the second image, she is wearing slouchy pale pants, a beanie, and a corroded leather jacket which adds character to the outfit. It mixes grunginess with cuteness and comfort. This is something that can be seen in many of her outfits.

4. Leon Larregui

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Leon Larregui is a singer and songwriter who was born in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico.  He is best known for the songs he’s written as a vocalist in the Mexican band Zoé and his work as a soloist artist. His solo albums are titled “Solstis” (2012) and “Voluma” (2016).

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The black blazer contrasting against the brightly patterned button up is what makes Larregui a hipster icon in this photo. He often meshes the business professional look with the casual/fun look. It makes him look like he’s always ready for a good time.

5. Bella Thorne

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Surprised that Bella Thorne is on this list? Don’t be. Bella Thorne was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA to parents Tamara Thorne and  Delancey Reinaldo “Rey” Thorne who was Cuban! Thorne has starred in many television shows such as Big Love and Shake It Up as well as many movies such as Forget Me Not (2009) and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad  Day (2014).

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Bella Thorne is one of the more eccentric hipsters. Whereas it is conventional to wear duller colors in general with bursts of colors or interesting patterns dispersed throughout the outfit, Thorne has taken more to the “against the norm” approach of the hipster. The bright colors she wears and her mixing of different textures and colors gives her a voice through her outfits that is entirely hers.

6. Christina Milian

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Christina Milian is an actress, singer, songwriter, and businesswoman who was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the U.S. to parents Don Flores and Carmen Milian. She definitely remains busy. She is best known for her album “Christina Milian” in which two of her singles charted within the Top 40 of U.S.’s Billboard Hot 100.

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Christina Milian’s style is often very comfortable with aspects that seem to come straight from the runway. She also plays with textures and patterns in her style. She maintains a very classy and calm style that also offers some fun with her use of accessories, shoes, and bags.

7. Nicole Richie

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Nicole Camille Richie-Madden is a fashion designer, author, actress and television personality who was adopted by parents Lionel Richie and Brenda Harvey. She was adopted from her biological parents (Peter Michael Escovedo and Karen Moss) at the age of 3. She is mostly known for starring in the reality series The Simple Life with her then best friend, Paris Hilton.

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Richie’s outfits are well planned out with aspects of comfort coming through as one of the largest needs. The accessories are what really bring out the hipster style in Richie. Whether it’s a cardigan, scarf, or pop of color purse there is no doubt of her uniqueness when it comes to outfits.

8. Oscar Issac

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Oscar Isaac is an actor who was born in Guatemala to María Eugenia and Oscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano. He was then raised in Miami, Florida. He is most known for his role in Ex Machina as Nathan, his role as Llewyn Davis in Inside Llewyn Davis, and his role as Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Isaac shows off his hipster style with this fun blocky sweatshirt that doesn’t need any accessorizing. Issac also seems to be a fan of wearing plain shirts with suit pants or with a blazer on top. He easily spazzes up any outfit with one piece of professional wear.

9. Jackie Cruz

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Jackie Cruz is an actress, singer, and former model who was born in Queens, New Your City, the U.S. by her single mother. She grew up between Los Angeles, California, and Santiago, Dominican Republic. She is best known for her role as Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black where she became a series regular. She has had lesser roles in other popular television series’ such as My Own Worst Enemy and Blue Bloods.

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Jackie Cruz is another more eccentric hipster whose style flows into even her Instagram posts. The bomber jacket and sunglasses are statements with the pants making it less conventional. There is both an aspect of comfortability and fashion that she wears well. She wears many of her outfits with an attitude which makes all of them very unique and very hipster.

10. Lauren Jauregui

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Lauren Jauregui is a singer who was born in Miami Florida to parents Michael Jauregui and Clara Morgado. She is best known for her part in the girl group Fifth Harmony.

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Lauren Jauregui obviously has a good time putting together her outfits. She puts together patterns and blocks of color that work together to create a unique look. A snakeskin turtleneck top or bodycon under a black overall dress with no patterns is just one example of her doing something new with a pair of clothes. This constant mesh of different colors and patterns is what makes her hipster.

11. Gina Rodríguez

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Gina Rodríguez is an actress and activist who was born in Chicago, Illinois, the U.S. to parents Magali and Genaro Rodríguez. She is best known for her role as Jane Villanueva in popular television series Jane the Virgin, however, she has also appeared on shows such as Law & Order, The Mentalist, and Army Wives.

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Gina Rodriguez is a fan of styling around the t-shirts. This can be seen in most of her posts, but she does so in fun and relaxed ways that create looks. Her no makeup look and hairstyles also add to the cuteness of many of her looks. Her style is very her and simply shows her wearing exactly what she wants to wear whenever she wants to wear it.

12. Wilmer Valderrama

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Wilder Eduardo Valderrama is an actor, producer, singer, and television personality who was born in Miami, Florida to parents Sobeida and Balbino A. Valderrama. He is best known for his role as Fez in popular television show That ’70s Show and as host of the MTV series Yo Momma. He was also the voice of Manny in child television series Handy Manny.

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Valderrama is a prolific lover of denim. In many of his photos he simply tosses a denim jacket over his clothes and it works. He plays with textures and fabrics in order to change things up and keep that unique style. His rectangular glasses and 5 o’clock shadow are also aspects in his personal hipster style.


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13 Plus Size Dresses To Wear For The Holidays

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13 Plus Size Dresses To Wear For The Holidays

When it comes to dressing for the holidays, I have one word for you: Dresses! It’s all about the party dresses. Whether you’re a lover of the simple Little Black Dress, are a fan of sequins absolutely everywhere or like to add a splash of WOW color, there is nothing better than dressing up for all of the fiesta invitations that land in your mailbox this time of year.

And if you’re a curvy girl, then you know that it can sometimes be a bit of a pain to shop for just the right dress — which is where our list comes in. Looking for a dress in the perfect color? We’ve got it. Want something that will keep you warm and cozy? We got that, too. Want a dress in an impossibly bold color choice? Yes, we have that covered. Check out the list below for the most gorgeous 13 plus-size party dresses that you’ll simply adore wearing this holiday season.

1. Emily and Fin Keener Postures Midi Dress in Green Satin, $125

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Shades of green (like this emerald dress) are great on pretty much any skin tone, which is why this might just be the perfect dress for Latinas. ModCloth knows a thing or two about dressing curvy ladies, too, so you can be sure that this dress is worth the hype.

2. Stop Staring! Plus Size Metallic Silver One Shoulder Wiggle Dress, $174

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Who says that plus-size chicas can’t wear white? This silvery-white dress simply screams “holidays!” and looks fabulous hugging your curves. Unsurprisingly, Unique Vintage has the perfect form-fitting number that will be a hit at any party you go to this holiday season.

3. Black Off Shoulder Cable Knit Sweater Dress, $69

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If you’re planning to go to the kind of party where you need something super cozy yet sexy, then look no further than this Torrid dress. It’s made in classic black, which means that you can really dazzle it up with plenty of sparkly accessories.

4. Plus Size Ombre Sequin Mini Dress, $59

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You can have plenty of fun with sequins in this gorgeous ombre dress from Venus. In fact, you will probably feel like the Goddess of Love herself in this dress that hugs all the right curves and more. It’s especially great for ladies with, ahem, some chest heaviness.

5. Plaid Sequin Wrap Dress, $199

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If you’re a lover of plaid but still want to dress fancy, then this Eloquii dress might just be perfect for you. Plaid simply screams warm and cozy while the sequins bring this dress up a notch. The fact that it’s a wrap dress to boot will help it look great, no matter your size.

6. Plus Size Velvet Twist Bodycon Dress, $21

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Some ladies might like the calmer colors, like black and nudes, but some of us are made to stand out. That’s who this plus-size bodycon dress from Charlotte Russe is made for. Hot pink for the holidays? yes, please!

7. Club L Plus Christmas Fairisle Jersey Dress, $26

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Every holiday season deserves at least one holiday-themed dress, which is precisely where this ASOS beauty comes in. I’m not sure what’s better here: The reindeer, the subtle snowflakes or the fact that this dress is perfect for curvy girls.

8. Plus Size Ribbed Mini Dress, $23

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If you’re looking for an LBD that you can rock this holiday season and beyond, then this Forever21 dress is absolutely for you. The sexy cutout is absolutely perfect for showing a little skin while the long sleeves make it an ideal dress during the cold December nights.

9. Cara Velvet Wrap Dress, $148

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Kiyonna is here to provide us with gorgeous dresses and this one is definitely one that needs to go on your Shopping List STAT. Not only is the velvet a fabric that your body will adore, but the fact that this is a Maxi dress will bring that extra tough of glamour to any holiday party.

10. LUXE by Carmen Marc Valvo Plus Size Rose Pleated Fit-And-Flare Dress, $80

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Sure, you can browse through DressBarn picks for hours before finding your perfect dress but this red beauty might just be it. If you’re a fan of the color (which I totally am) or how festive it is, then you might want to get this classic, gorgeous dress.

11. Simply Be By Night Glitter Knot Wrap Dress, $47

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Glittery purple is a great color to rock for any skin tone, and this SimplyBe dress is great for any shape. It’s flattering and sexy, plus adds a little extra flair to your outfit. Wear it with gold jewelry or a simple purse, like in this picture, to really complete the outfit.

12. Animal Print Shirtwaist Maxi Dress, $46

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If animal prints are your thing, like the Thing Everyone Knows You For, then you will love this Avenue dress. It’s a maxi dress with some flair, which means that you can rock this during the holidays and well into the new year. Perhaps it’s even perfect for that New Year’s Eve kiss?

13. I’m The One Sequin Dress – Black, $75

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If you’re going to your family’s big, fancy fiesta, then you NEED a dress that will impress — and this gorgeous gown from Fashion Nova is definitely the one. Not only is it full of incredible sequins but it’s form-fitting in a way that hugs all the right spots and leaves very little to the imagination.


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Frida Kahlo’s Latest Art Exhibit Is Coming To The U.S. During A Time We Sorely Need It

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Frida Kahlo’s Latest Art Exhibit Is Coming To The U.S. During A Time We Sorely Need It

There’s no doubt that Frida Kahlo is one of the most influential Mexican artists to ever pick up a paintbrush. Innovative, avant-garde and never one to conform to society’s expectations, Kahlo has become a symbol for boss women everywhere. With a personal style that was just as captivating as her surrealist artwork, Kahlo was the epitome of artistic expression. Soon Kahlo enthusiasts will get a more intimate look into her life than ever before.

In 2019, the largest Frida Kahlo collection to come to the US in ten years will open at Brooklyn Museum.

Named Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, the show will feature more than just the artist’s greatest works. For the first time since their re-discovery in 2004, Kahlo’s personal clothing and accessories will be on display in the U.S. as well. This is a monumental addition as these possessions haven’t been seen since her 1954 death. Additionally, they’ve never been shown in the United States at all before this exhibit.

These items were sealed in the artist’s Casa Azul, the Mexico City home of Kahlo and husband Diego Rivera. The couple instructed their estate to not disclose these items to the public until 15 years after Rivera’s death.

The collection features such items as her pre-Colonial jewelry and Tehuana-inspired clothing. Evidence of her life as a disabled woman will also be displayed. Kahlo’s hand-painted corsets, back braces, and other prosthetics embody huge parts of her everyday life.

These treasures are being curated alongside paintings, drawings, and photographs from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art. The exhibit will run from February 8th through May 12th, 2019.

The cultural significance of this collection is especially relevant in the current political climate.

It’s been a tough year for the Latinidad. We’ve endured ICE raids, racist attacks by bigoted civilians and rampant cultural appropriation. Kahlo’s love for her Mexican identity is the act of self-love and a political protest we need right now. The way Kahlo presented herself to the world was a conscious act. She came of age in the 20’s Flapper Era, but she readily rejected the Americanized style of beauty society demanded. The divide between societal expectations and Kahlo personal identity is especially evident in her 1939 painting The Two Fridas.

Instead of short, flouncy skirts and bobbed haircuts, Kahlo embraced the fashion of her home country. The matriarchal society of Tehuantepec was the inspiration for her long, brightly embroidered dresses and signature braided hairdo.

She was a fan of bold jewelry that utilized material native to Mexico. Beaded jewelry and turquoise accessories were layered with every one of her signature outfits. However, it wasn’t unusual to see her wearing gaudy trinkets as well—namely the pair of hand earrings gifted to her by her friend, Pablo Picasso.

Kahlo’s indifference to beauty trends was especially evident in her most memorable feature.

During her time, facial hair was not an acceptable look for women. Kahlo’s bold brow, dark sideburns, and slight upper lip hair were a slap in the face at conventionality. In fact, it’s rumored that she occasionally darkened these features. Kahlo’s life as a disabled woman was a big part of her identity. She didn’t shy away from her injuries. Instead, they were focal points of her art, such as with her 1944 piece The Broken ColumnWhen she was 18, Kahlo broke her spine, collarbone, leg, foot, pelvis, and ribs in an accident. She spent months in a full body cast and lived with permanent disabilities all her life.

The casts, braces, and corsets she’d wear from that day forward became an extension of herself. As such, she made them her own by making them masterpieces. Even after she lost a leg to gangrene, Kahlo crafted a prosthesis with a bright red boot and golden bell.

Kahlo’s way of dressing was a declaration of her heritage, priorities and beliefs.

During a trip to America while Rivera was painting his mural in Rockefeller Center, she created her piece My Dress Hangs ThereThe piece depicts one of her traditional dresses superimposed on a jumbled canvas of New York imagery. Though she had left her home, she was still Frida; Mexicana through and through.

Growing up in a home that inspired free thinking, intellectualism and the rejection of capitalism, Kahlo was raised to be a free thinker. The spirited way she chose to present herself as she became a public figure shows a woman who didn’t care about what others saw. Her goal was authenticity. That’s why she is still remembered as the iconic Latina she was so long after her death.


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