Blog Posts by Cosmo Latina
By Michelle Herrera Mulligan
You walk into a bar, you see a bunch of dudes, and you….a) leave immediately, everyone looks a loser b) see a few prospects, but would rather just catch up with friends or c) Chat with everyone who looks employed, hey, you never know… If you answered a or b, you fit into the majority of mujeres we know. We get it. It's easy to get burned out on barside coquetones, after all, they're used to running their game on every hot chica they see, no? That's why you need to take control. Here's how to be the big player yourself, taking charge of how to meet the best man in any situation, no PUA lingo required.
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If you're at the bar/club...
We recommend: Go for a lounge or neighborhood spot, much more likely to weed out the douche factor
1. See a muscly hottie who actually seems smart? Send him two drinks (one for you and one for him). It's sure to be cute conversation starter.Read More »from How to Meet Hot Men
2. Can't get a word in
Courtesy of Alicia EstradaWhere are you from?
I was born and raised in Long Beach, Ca. My mother and father were born in Mexico, so I'm Mexican-American.
How did you get started in the industry?
I started sewing when I was 16, just as a hobby. I'm so grateful to God that my hobby turned into a full-fledged business! I feel like I'm living in a dream world!
What advice would you have for someone wanting to start their own line or business?
Immerse yourself in fashion, learn everything you can about every part of this industry. Be a sponge, and never give up on your dreams,-you're going to make it!
What were some of the challenges you faced in starting out and how did you overcome them?
I never had capital or investors, so not having money was challenging in the beginning. But in the end, not having money was the best thing for me. It forced me to learn everything about the industry, like sales, marketing, patterns, design, etc. ItRead More »from Latina Designers We Love: Alicia Estrada
Cosmopolitan MagazineBy Milly Almodovar
Celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor has worked on the most beautiful women in the world, including Nina Garcia, supermodel Arlenis Sosa, and Kerry Washington. Today, he's bringing us his 10 Beauty Commandments-commandments he says you must follow or face the punishment of looking like a hot mess.
1. Thou Shalt Wash Makeup Brushes Regularly
Washing your brushes once a week will prevent you from getting acne or skin infections, reduce facial oils from getting into your compacts, and extend the lives of your brushes. Clean synthetic foundation and concealer brushes with regular face wash, but use shampoo for fluffy powder puffs and shadow brushes. Allow time to air dry.
2. Thou Shalt Check Your Foundation Shade Seasonally
Your skin will usually be the lightest midwinter and the darkest midsummer. During those times of year, update by selecting a shade that disappears into your cheek when applied.
3. Thou Shalt Buy Fresh Mascara Every Three MonthsRead More »from Cosmo for Latinas 10 Beauty Commandments
Courtesy of Carlos MieleWhere are you from?
I was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil.
How did you get started in the industry?
I began with designing evening wear, and this is still what I am known for outside of Brazil. My international career really developed when I started showing in London and then, two seasons later in New York, which is really the most international city in the world. Now, after 10 years, I am selling in more than 25 countries and have a flagship store in New York's Meatpacking District.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to start his or her own line or business?
You must have drive, and you must find and stay true to your identity.
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Describe your customer.
I design for a contemporary woman who represents a link between a global audience and a Brazilian perspective. She is sophisticated and wants to feel beautiful. This woman could be in New York, Paris, Hong-Kong, Sao Paulo or anywhere in the world.
Shirley RodriguezSofia Quintero is a Puerto Rican-Dominican author, filmmaker and educator and most recently, cancer warrior. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2012. Each week, she'll be sharing her story here.
"I wouldn't push if this were routine," I told the woman at the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention in Harlem. "But I found something that concerns me." She gave me an appointment for a mammogram on December 21, 2011. I told no one.
The second mammogram I had done in early January revealed two additional lumps, one in the right breast. Yet when the surgeon told me she could fit in a biopsy the next day I asked, "What do you have after that?" I had already missed Day 2 of a six-day shoot for this and I was scheduled to be second assistant director the next day. Stop messin' around, Fi! I thought to myself. "Never mind. What time tomorrow?"
Now I have to tell my executive producer, and how do I tell him and not my parents? Of course, they insisted onRead More »from My Breast Cancer Journey Part 1: The Diagnosis
Eduardo RamosBy Eduardo RamosRead More »from The 5 Sexiest Things He Likes About You
Women are delicious creatures by nature, and I find so much of what you all do sexy. While there are many different definitions of "sexy," one woman took the cake by striking several different chords on my scale. You might find some of this useful, so I'll share a few of her (and other) behaviors that I, and the average hombre, find deliciously appealing.
1. Listen to what I say.
I was planning a small birthday party at my apartment a couple of years back. The day before the bash I was cleaning up the backyard and my shorty came by to see me. We were talking, and I expressed that I needed a couple of bamboo mats to lay over the dirt in my NYC backyard. The next morning as I'm stocking the refrigerator my buzzer rings. There she stood looking beautiful as always, with six bamboo mats slung over shoulder. I was shocked, elated, and couldn't believe she'd remembered what I'd said the day before. I wanted her for lunch immediately.
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Courtesy of Baileys
By Ariel Nagi
Fall is quickly approaching, and while you're getting back into the swing of things like school, shopping, and packing away all your summer favorites, you might need to chillax and have a drink. Stir up one of these trendy autumn bebidas!
Autumn Chai Swizzle
2 ounces Baileys Original Irish Cream
3 ounces Brewed Chai Tea
Raw Brown Sugar
Brew a pot of chai tea. Add 2 teaspoons of raw brown sugar into pot and stir until dissolved. Fill a coffee mug with chai tea and Baileys Original Irish Cream.
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1 1/4 oz pear liqueur
1 oz pear nectar
Splash lemon juice
1 oz Barefoot Bubbly Extra Dry Champagne
1 Bosc Pear
2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp white sugar
To prep the martini glass, mix the cinnamon and sugar in a plate. Then rub a lemon wedge around the rim of the glass. Dip the glass in the cinnamon-sugar mix until well coated. Set glass aside. Next, thinly slice theRead More »from 8 Fall Inspired Cocktails
- Cosmo Latina | Shine Latina – Tue, Sep 25, 2012 5:17 PM EDT
By Erasmo Guerra
Maria K. GarciaIn 2010, as a finalist on Project Runway Season 7, Emilio Sosa (esosainc.com) was known for his bold use of color. With his upcoming spring 2013 collection, the Dominican-born designer explores his roots. Though he's lived in the Bronx ("the Boogie Down" as he calls it) since he was a six-year-old Sosa says he was inspired by the Santo Domingo of the 30's and 40's, back when it was a play land for the jet-set and international playboys like Rubirosa. CFL spoke to him about his life and work.
My love for the color blue comes from Pan Am blue because that was the airline we flew when we moved from Santo Domingo. It was the first time I remembered a color. The seats were blue. The walls were blue. I just remember that color everywhere on the plane.
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What You Can Take from Mami and Papi
If you're blue collar-doing factory work, maintenance work, like my parents did-when you have theRead More »from 6 Things that Inspired Latino Project Runway Finalist Emilio Sosa
David StesnerBy: Ariel Nagi
Face it: Dinner and a movie is sooo overdone…and, in case you didn't already know it, men aren't exactly loving the whole chick flick and candlelight dinner thing. We're not saying you have to sit through a 12-inning baseball game or chug down cervezas with his amigos. We say the best way to up the fun and lower the pressure for both of you is to try guy-approved-and either free or inexpensive-dates you can both enjoy. Check these out.
Ever heard the sounds of a Cuban drum circle? Jammed out to Brazilian jazz? Salsa danced to a live performance? There are thousands of free Latin concerts around the country, like the Jones Beach Free Latin Concert Series in Long Island, N.Y, Descarga 2012 in Los Angeles and the Tito Puente Latin Music Series in Boston. Google "free Latin concerts" to find one in your area.
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