We’re taking two of the most lucrative industries- sports and fashion- by storm! And by “we” I mean all my Dominicanos currently dominating the catwalks and the baseball field.
This weekend the Dominican team “delivers baseball to believe in with [a major] takedown of [the] USA team.” # klkconklk # platanopower
And in the less rugged (yet still as competitive) world of fashion, we have our heavy hitters- wearing size 0 and strutting their stuff on runways for the likes of Balmain, Prada and gracing the ads of Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney. Just to name a few.
“Dominican girls can embody both the classic beauty of black women and va-va-voom qualities of Latinas and so much more, they can be quirky or hard-edged or very soft, intellectual, androgynous, ultra-feminine,” she adds.
I don’t just see this as amazing for country but for Latino and Latinas everywhere. For minorities. For the LGBTQ community. For me. For you. There’s no time like the present to be proud of who you are and where you’ve come from. Even if you were born within the US, be proud of your roots. It’s beautiful to now see the diversity in the fashion world. More women of color, more Latino/as making a name for themselves in fields (both literally and figuratively) that once turned them away.
"The presence of Dominican women in fashion indicates the industry is realising the importance of diverse cultural balance in imagery, but we have a lot more work to do in making the playing field fair amongst all races and cultures," he says.
Read the entire article from The Business of Fashion, here.
And in order to celebrate this momentous occasion, on Polyvore there was a contest for a weekend getaway. Here’s the outfit I created!
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