The Nueva Latina

A 20-Something Latina
livinglovingexploringrunningworking
in Austin, TX.

TGIT! Thank God it’s Thursday! And this Thursday brings us the official start of Austin Fashion Week 2017!

Last year was my first year attending Austin Fashion Week and I fell in love! There were fashionable people everywhere and the fashion shows were something I have never experienced before in my life!

I had so much fun last year! I also had the opportunity to meet and talk with so many up-and-coming designers. I interviewed Lauren Nicole about her Fall/Winter 2016 line. I was able to meet and hang out with beauty vlogger Natalie from Ginger Me Glam. I was able to take in the amazingness that is Hues of Man!! This menswear, lifestyle, and culture blogger has IMPECCABLE style. Continue reading

[*TNL Note: I’m excited to have today’s guest post written by Dina Chavez of SixChel, an ethical and sustainable fashion brand for the chic and modern woman. She is helping us find our own personal style and, along with that, confidence along the way.*]

Whether we want to believe it or not, our personal style says everything about us without having to say a single word. Often times we drench ourselves with what is on trend at the moment, which is okay, but I would really like to encourage you to step out of that comfort zone and truly embrace your own personal style. Why? Because owning your own style will raise your confidence making it that much easier to go out and conquer the world…or your tasks for the day.

Confidence comes from within and how you feel is determined by the way you are dressed or at least, the way you choose to dress affects your feelings/mood of that moment (continue reading as I walk you through an exercise to further explain this point). An article published on vogue.com in April 2012, discusses a study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology’s website that describes enclothed cognition. Yes, enclothed cognition is a true scientific term that means the clothes you wear have an effect on your cognitive process. In other words, if you are wearing a brand that represents powerful women in the workplace, such as Donna Karen’s collections in the late 1980’s, then you will feel and think YOU ARE a powerful woman in the workplace. In essence, if you choose to own “your look” to express your confidence in the person you are today, then that is what will be perceived.

“My fashion advice is to have a flattering mirror and then forget about it.” —Vivienne Westwood Continue reading

Introducing Latina Tribe!

The podcast for today’s Nueva Latina exploring what it means to be a Latina in the US.

I hope to motivate, inspire, and empower you to be the best version of YOU. Let’s build our #LatinaTribe together!

I am soooooo excited! This has been a long time in the works and it is finally happening!

I am excited to share the first episode of Latina Tribe with everyone! Wooooo! I can’t believe it. In this podcast you are going to hear a lot about what it means to be a Nueva Latina in the US whether you were born here or somewhere else. Continue reading

I am verrrrrry hesitant of subscription boxes. The first subscription box I received was  total bust and I immediately regretted buying into it when I opened it.

I decided to give Rocksbox a try after I realized that I would wear the same three pieces of jewelry all the time. I admire women  that can rock an outfit and have accessories that just COMPLETE the outfit. I wanted to be one of those women. That, and I have been truly recognizing that, for me, diamonds are starting to become one of my best friends.

As soon as I opened the cute little Rocksbox I was blown away. There was a personalized note from my Rocksbox stylist. I had told my stylist that I had a pageant coming up and she wished me luck as well as hoped that the jewelry she sent would be used during the pageant. Continue reading

After speaking with a few of my friends, I decided to finally take the plunge and try out Stitch Fix.

Stitch Fix is an online clothing shop designed to provide personal styling services for women at an affordable cost. It was specifically created for women who need to wear nicer clothes for events/work but who don’t want to spend hours and hours combing through clothing stores to put together outfits.

I was a little skeptical when it came to this specific subscription box, but after so many of my friends tried it our and loved it, I started to think that maybe it would be perfect for me.

Lookin' Good with Stitch Fix - The Nueva Latina Continue reading

I am not a fashion blogger.

I have also not always been the most fashionable person.

When I saw the opportunity to cover Austin Fashion Week, though, I was super excited! Although I am into fashion right now, I would like to be.

The fashion world is crazy and amazing. I knew that by me covering it I would be taken out of my comfort zone.

Well, you can say I REALLY enjoyed the experience.

I had so much fun! I also had the opportunity to meet and talk with so many up-and-coming designers. I interviewed Lauren Nicole about her Fall/Winter 2016 line. I was able to meet and hangout with beauty vlogger Natalie from Ginger Me Glam. I was able to take in the amazingness that is Hues of Man!! This menswear, lifestyle, and culture blogger has IMPECCABLE style. I am happy I was able to meet and hang out with him for a bit. I also was able to invite the newly crowned Miss Austin Texas Latina, Katelyn Anzaldua, to join me on my second day at AFW 2016. Continue reading

When I was 15, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I was more worried about fitting in than about creating my own path. This is not the case for Lauren Nicole, at 15-year-old up-and-coming fashion designer who is doing AMAZING things and shows no signs of slowing down.

Lauren Nicole is a native of San Antonio, Texas, which is literally a skip, hop, and a jump away from Austin. Lauren Nicole has made a name for herself through her social media presence by writing a fashion, style, and beauty blog at Lauren-Nicole.com.

Just like any 15-year-old, Lauren Nicole continues to learn and grow with any opportunity she gets. She has molded and learned the craft of fashion design for the past 5 years, by attending Fashion Camp NYC; which pairs student designers with Professional designers, textile makers, brand, and marketing executives to help introduce Fashion and Design to the aspiring designer. Continue reading

 

Austin Fashion Week kicks off this Friday, April 15, 2016!! I am so excited to be covering my first AFW!!

If you know me, you know that I am just now finding my own personal style. For years I strayed away from anything trendy in fear of being called out for trying too hard.

Being surrounded by all these amazing bloggers and social media content creators I have started to open my eyes to this amazing world of fashion. Continue reading