Who You Need To Know This Week |The Virgin, the Criminal and the Duo

In this week’s edition I’m bringing you an actriz turned activist, an up and coming cantante, and a Latina DJ duo traveling the world, one party at a time!

Gina Rodriguez

Besides starring in the newest blockbuster Annihilation with Natalie Portman and winning the Golden Globe for her performance as Jane the Virgin, La Puertoriqueña  is calling for unity in the Latino community! And not only does she highlight people paving the way for others on her Instagram in #movementmondays, but she also gives us a taste of her gorgeous red carpet looks and comfy off screen wardrobe! Can I be her? Yes? No? Okay, I’ll just admire from afar 👌🏽

Natti Natasha

La diva Dominicana first took over the airwaves in 2012 with Don Omar in “Dutty Love” and returned in 2017 to conquer the industry with hits featuring Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee, and Ozuna. We’ve all had her catchy hooks stuck in our heads for the longest and I for one can’t wait to see what she’ll bring out for Summer 2018! We can only assume that her on stage style motto must be “bright and tight” because of her affinity for short shorts, see through material, and shiny/glittery fabrics that show off what her mami gave her 👏🏼.

Atmosphere (Natalia BarulichEsther Anaya)

This gorgeous duo is the picture perfect definition of BFF goals. They travel the world together, attend the coolest parties, model and create music! In their tour vlogs, you can see the genuine chemistry these girls share and the way they love and support one another. Both chicas also love to show off their chic, sleek and classy style on Instagram. They’re like the Latina Cher and Dionne!

Let me know which Latina’s been on your radar and who I should feature next week!

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Latina’s, Music & Style |Who You Need To Know This Week!

Music is not just something you listen to on your way to work or while you’re cleaning the house. It’s something you put on to transport you to another place and time. It’s an influence that’s so big, marketers incorporated well known musical acts like Cardi B, Missy Elliot and Busta Rhymes in their Super Bowl commercials this year.

Latina musicians with a sexy flair for style, catchy hooks and a bad ass jefa kind of attitude are so inspiring to me. As I watch their music videos and scroll through their IG feeds, I fall into a hypnotic state of awe as they flaunt girl power through their lyrics and wardrobes. They work with stylists and design their own clothes, some are flashy and others keep it classy, but what all of these ladies have in common is a goal to achieve their dreams THEIR WAY 👏🏼

Check out the Latina songstresses below and let me know who’s you’re favorite and who we should highlight next!

Kali Uchis

 

The DMV-raised Colombian songstress gets inspired by reggae, doo-op and her own life when she’s songwriting. Uchis captures my bilingual heart by singing in perfect Spanglish in songs like “Tyrant” and “El Ratico” with Juanes. Her style is like that of a vintage loving mafia queen, and I can’t get enough 😩 👏🏼

Greeicy 

 

This Colombian actress turned singer is basically the Latina Sporty Spice. She’s never too dressed up, preferring denim cut off’s and athleisure wear to create the cutest tomboy next door look! She’s like that super hot friend who plays and coaches soccer on the weekends (I remember seeing a lot of these girls in Miami 😉).

Sabrina Claudio

This sultry voiced chanteuse was raised in Miami, moved to Los Angeles for her music career, and our ears have been blessed ever since.  She lives in silks and satins onstage while taking a more artistic approach to her outfits in music videos. This Puerto-Cuban will take you to another world, both musically and fashion-wise!

Amara La Negra 

You can catch this gorgeous Dominicana standing up for Afro-Latino’s on Love & Hip Hop Miami , co-hosting The View and being a hard working girl boss on her Instagram. She’s not afraid to flaunt her curves and show some skin, exuding confidence and empowering women with every wardrobe change!

How I Wear Low Cut Shirts Without Spilling Out | Big Breasts Vs. V-Necks

Hola mis amores!

I’d like come out and say that I have been a member of the Tig Bitties Committee since  the eighth grade. I fluctuate between a 36DD and a 34DDD in bra size depending on if I’ve gained or lost a few pounds and I can’t remember a time when I never had them.

They weigh my upper body down, have caused some bras to dent my shoulders, and they feel like a burning anvil when mother nature decides to drop by on her monthly visits. So I guess you can say I have a love/hate relationship with my big boobs?

Being top heavy has also put quite a weight on my shoulder (pun intended) when it comes to what I wear. While some tops, like cropped or low cut, may look chic on women with smaller breasts, on me it can look like I just stepped out of a Bad Bunny music video.

I’m not the kind of person who wants all eyes on me as my tetas hang out of my shirt, so I’ve learned how to sew, improvise and cover up in quite a few creative ways that still keep me looking cute but put together. For all my fellow big breasted females out there, read on for how I work around the cut (is that a pun? I think so!) and keep a bit more control of the girls.

Wear a bralette underneath

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My saving grace has always been having a cute bralette underneath. I usually find mine at Target or Walmart because they carry a variety of inexpensive unlined bras and bralettes for larger breasts.

Break out the needle and thread

For a low cut shirt that dips too deep, add an extra button. It’s super easy and inexpensive to do yourself without actually sending the shirt to be taken in professionally.

Wear something to cover up on top

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A jacket, vest, or sheer kimono can go a long way to feel to make you feel a bit more in control when cleavage is popping out of your top.

I hope these tips were helpful for all my girls in the Tig Bitties Committee!

Also, I’m planning on doing a give away once I reach 1K followers on Instagram so if you haven’t already follow me and share with your friends! I’ve already started shopping for the giveaway prizes and you’re going to LOVE what’s inside, I can’t wait to show you!

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Fashion Has Brought the Past Back for Fall 2018

Paris Fashion Week just started and that means that Fashion Month is almost at an end. This season, we’ve seen fashion houses use the runway to further their creative expressions, like when Dolce & Gabbana used drones to showcase hand bags in Milan, Stella Nolasco models holding protest signs during her NYFW show and Dior being inspired by the 1968 uprisings in France.

While the platform has advanced, fashion went back in time to the 17th Century in Europe, the 80’s and 90’s in America, and even all the way back to the primitive time of cavemen. Yellow plaid a la Clueless, baroque, neon animal print, and what looks to be caveman hieroglyphic prints are back and in action on the streets of New York, Paris and Milan! The few trends that I would consider more of our time are the “in your face” logo’s and sleek, all black ensembles we’ve seen on models and attendees.

Get ready to see these trends on your way to get a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Or better yet, get an horchata because P-Spice is soo overrated and horchata just tastes better.

Animal Print

Fur


Logo’s


Baroque


Plaid

All Black

Which trends are you excited to try this Fall? Make sure to follow Hermosaz and me on Instagram, tag your outfit pics and let us know!

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Spring Style Trends You Need To Try!

Hola chicas! Show of hands, who’s done with Winter? If you’re like me, you probably lifted up both hands AND feet because Winter has got you doooown (points to those who get the RKM Y Ken-Y reference 😉) The short days, the cold and wearing the same coat over and over again can really bring a girl down.

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Throwback to summertime! I really want to feel the sun on my face again instead of a cold wind 😩

So until the weather warms up, I’ll be scrolling through Instagram and saving all the cute outfit inspo I find for Spring . Take a look at what these stylish Latina’s are wearing and be inspired to spice it up and try new things!

Try out the latex trend like L U N N A.
Don’t be afraid to try different fabrics! The slick and shiny nature of latex is as sexy as leather but as playful as the translucent plastic trend. Also, not only does this chica share her style, but she also has her own clothing line full of beautiful evening and cocktail dresses that you HAVE to check out- @gabrielalunna_

Be daring like MIMI PABON
Esta mamacita is fearless in the way she dresses and knows how to make a statement!  As a host on Paparazzi TV in Puerto Rico, most of the pieces Mimi wears comes straight from boutiques found on the island and DO THEY KNOW HOW TO TURN IT UP OR WHAT? The bold colors, fringe pants and low cuts are perfect for island life…and I’m buying a plane ticket now OKAY BYE!

Show some curves like Ariana Diaz
Embrace what your mami gave you and make her proud! What I love about Ariana’s style is that it’s sexy without being too in your face about it. Yes, the clothes fit her in a way that would make Kim K jealous, but she’s tasteful with it by showing all of her curves with minimal skin exposed. She’s showing everything while exposing nothing, it’s like the perfect oxymoron!

Take a dip in blue like LENNY IZQUIERDO
How can such a typical dark, winter color be giving me LIFE?! This color palette is definitely giving me Santorini vibes which gives me travel vibes which gives me Spring vibes! When you mix different blue fabrics and tones together it gives the outfit so much depth. Lenny gets an A++ from me for owning this color!

Look cute and airy like DANIELA RAMIREZ
If you google the word “adorable” I’m pretty sure you’ll find Daniela Ramirez’s Instagram account pop up. This Miami blogger keeps it cute and stylish, showing off her bump in high waisted satin skirts, pastel sweaters and light fabrics. And did I mention her husband is her photographer *swoon*. I can’t, I just can’t. Can I put her in my pocket and take her with me everywhere?

Let me know what you’re planning on wearing when the weather warms up, I need more ideas!

Besos,

Melanie.

 

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Statement Jewelry: What To Own & How To Wear It

Hola Chicas,

Ever since I can remember the women in my family have always worn the same pieces of jewelry, no matter the occasion! Through casual dinners, weddings and family portraits I’ve seen the same gold hoops and name plate necklaces pop up everywhere. The tradition has stayed with me as even I wear the same earrings and necklaces everywhere I go because I feel naked without them. I can leave the house with no makeup, hair up in a bun and still feel dressed up with just my jewels on.

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Some of my pieces are sentimental hand me downs, gifts I’ve received or one’s that I’ve bought myself. It’s taken me time to curate, but I’ve finally reached a level of satisfaction where I want to share with you the top pieces that I think everyone should own. Follow my tips below and start creating a signature look with your jewelry!

First Things First: Gold or Silver? The general rule of thumb is that warmer undertones such as peach, olive or yellow should stick to gold jewelry. Cooler undertones such as pink or blue should stick to silver, and there are the lucky neutrals who look good in both. In my opinion, it’s all up to how you look and feel with the jewelry on. Do your eyes pop with silver studs or does your skin glow when you have a gold necklace on? Choose a shade that makes it look like you’re wearing the jewelry, not that the jewelry is wearing you.

Jewelry everyone should own
Earrings: Gift, Rose Gold Watch: Guess, Silver Watch: Gift, Bracelet: Gift, M Necklace: Delicate Raymond, Cross Necklace: Bali Catina, ME Necklace: Hand Me Down

Necklaces: I have a variety of necklaces from short to long to choker length and I can wear each one on their own or layer them up. Every necklace have a different meaning and reflects my personality more so than any of my other pieces. My M necklace has become like my name tag, my cross with the roses spiraling around it symbolizes my grandmother, and the ME necklace was a hand me down from my dad who received it from my great grandfather.

Jewelry everyone should own
Bracelet: Gift, M necklace: Delicate Raymond, Rose Cross Necklace:Bali Catina , ME Necklace: Hand Me Down

Earrings: Without a pair of earrings, I look like a man so I keep my choices limited to feminine studs and hoops. You can’t go wrong with the classics!

Jewelry everyone should own
Hoop Earrings: I bought on a trip to Ecuador, Gold Necklace: Gift, ME Necklace: Hand Me Down, Black Choker: Burlington Coat Factory.

Rings, Bracelets and Watches: You give hand shakes, write emails and tell stories with your hands so they are the most visible and interactive part of your body. I like to keep my rings, bracelets and watches feminine, sharp and professional because thats what I want my hands to reflect about me.

Jewelry everyone should own
Earrings: Gift, Watch: Gift, Necklace: Street Fair in Tribeca

I hope you’ve found this helpful and let me know what’s you’re favorite piece of jewelry! Is it sentimental, expensive or just a great find?

Hasta Luego,

Melanie.

OOTD: Summer Nights in the City

Hola mis amores!

I hope you’ve enjoyed your summer thus far. The chilly nights and brisk mornings are starting to return to the city and I can’t wait for Fall! But before we give up our sleeveless shirts for some sweater dresses and tights, I’d like to share with you some outfit ideas that’ll be sure to impress while keeping you cool and collected this Summer.

1 PM at The Highline Park:

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Walking along the Highline Park.
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Don’t forget your sunglasses!
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A light and breezy outfit for a hot and humid day.

When I go out with my boyfriend Eddie for a day of exploring and bar hopping in Chelsea, I like to be cute and comfortable. I paired peach shorts with a detailed white crochet bodysuit from Express and to keep the look a bit modest (because even if I try, these girls can’t be tamed 😉 I added an old denim tie-front crop top to layer on top of the bodysuit. And obviously, chanclas are my go to shoe choice in the Summer.

The exact outfit I wore has pieces that I bought YEARS ago, but I found similar pieces for you to try out: Peach Shorts , White Bodysuit, Denim tie-front crop top.

 

7PM at Studio Square:

A Summer Date in Chelsea
A seat at the Highline Park.
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Exploring the old cobblestone roads and new storefronts in the Meatpacking District.

As the sun sets and the night cools down, Eddie and I like to go back home to Queens and hit up Studio Square in Astoria. I went for a classy yet sexy vibe with a white sleeveless peplum top and classic dark blue jeans. The red velvet heels matched my mani/pedi, which pushed the outfit to another level!

Here are some similar pieces you can use to recreate this look: White Peplum Top, Dark Blue Gap Denim, Red Velvet Heels .

Make sure to check out my Instagram @TheMelDez to see daily outfit posts and new content by me 🙂

Hasta luego mis amores!