She was a mother, a daughter, a sister, a fighter, and an entertainer but most importantly she was a beautiful human being inside and out. She will be remembered for more than her music, she will be remembered for the hope that she passed on to people, for her humble ways, for the way she would strike up a conversation with someone like she knew them for ages, even if she had just met them and most importantly for being a strong woman, a survivor. May she rest in peace and never be forgotten.
Singer and reality TV personality Jenni Rivera is introducing and executive producing her daughter Chiquis new spin off show on Mun2. I had the awesome opportunity to attend the viewing party in Beverly Hills. The party was most definitely a family affair, Jenni Rivera and ex-Dodger hubby Esteban Loaiza were there along with the kids, grandbaby and other Mun2 stars to celebrate, it felt like you were at your auntie’s party. The Riveras were very sweet, humble and beautiful people who just couldn’t contain themselves and the gratitude they have with their fans. Chiquis N Control airs Saturday’s at 3pm/2c on Mun2. Watch Chiquis come of age as she starts a new business an grows into her own, Rivera style.
The Chiquis N Control themed decor set up.
Jenni and Chiquis
This past Thursday was the Kick Off VIP Reception for the 3-day Latina Lifestyle Bloggers Conference at the Los Angeles Brewing Company. Check out outfit and event pictures:
With the gorgeous Shawanna Davis @BeBeautifulLA
Dress: Forever 21+
Bow Buckle Belt: Forever 21
Earrings: Melody Ehsani
Milani Cosmetics came to meet with select top fashion and beauty bloggers to discuss partnerships. They also set up mini make over stations. I was one of the lucky bloggers that got to meet with Milani so that means cool giveaways and goodies for you guys in the near future!
Stay tuned for Day 2!
*All photography by Danilo Martinez for Latina Lifestyle Bloggers Collective
Annie Basulto is a self taught jewelry designer, Latina entrepreneur and the creator of Cubannie Links jewelry. Her jewelry has been featured in many popular magazines and worn by the likes of Rihanna, M.I.A, Amber Rose, Alicia Keys, and Kid Sister to name a few. I love her jewelry and have been a long time supporter of Cubannie Links. That is the reason why I’m so honored to be featured on their site. Head over HERE to see yours truly and other Cubannie Links enthusiast.
Last Saturday I was lucky enough to attend the 2011 Alma Awards thanks to Latina Lifestyle Bloggers Group and Backstage Creations. To say I was beyond excited is an understatement. The event called for evening wear and since I don’t get dressed up enough I decided to just have fun with my outfit.
I wore a Ralph Lauren dress and Steve Madden gold glitter pumps. I had actually worn this dress to a friends wedding earlier this year and I just jumped at the chance to wear it again.
(Forgive me for the low quality pictures of my outfit but as usual I was rushing because I was running pretty late. The second picture is actually the mirror reflection but I thought the angle worked.)
When I got to the Santa Monica Civic Center someone was waiting for me with my press badge to escort me backstage so unfortunately I couldn’t watch the red carpet. Once backstage I was able to take a tour of the celebrity gifting suite created by Backstage Creations. There was a small line outside the door when I got there (yes they had some nice goodies!) I was taken around the gift suite to each individual table. The gifting suite was bustling with foot traffic but once you got to the back of the room there was an area that just seemed so calm almost a separate entity from the front of the room. It was an area designed by Donna Livingston Design for celebrities to relax while they were presented with goodies.
Speaking of goodies let’s move on to that. Here are some of my goodies:
The beautiful fabric you see in the picture is courtesy of Los Angeles based designer Miguel Torres. It is part of his 2012 ready to wear collection. The pieces DO NOT HAVE SIZES and can be worn multiple ways for maximum usage. Many of the other curvy full figured vendors were wearing them each in different ways and I have to say I can’t wait to play around and find more creative ways to wear mine. Jessica Alba selected a couple of these for herself including the leopard print one so did Alexa Vega. Here are some examples:
These are the BiGR Audio headphones. They have collaborated with brands such as Hellz Bellz, Crooks & Castles, and Black Scale. Each pair comes in a laser engraved bamboo box. The folks at BiGR Audio were nice enough to let me pick whichever style I wanted and I of course had to pic the Hellz Bellz pair because I love me some Hellz Bellz and because the engraving on the box is just so rad and feminine. Jessica Alba, Cheech Marin, Constance Marie and Danny Trejo (who was very nice and very humble) all picked up the Black Scale pair to take home.
Aside from the goodies mentioned above celebrities were gifted big blue Tiffany’s boxes which I know were a celeb fave as well as leather bags and a variety of eyewear provided by Marchon. Celebrities also took home fragrances by Shakira and Antonio Banderas as well as a copy of Eva Longoria’s cookbook.
This is what the it looked like once I came out of the gifting suite. By this time the show was close to finishing up.
And I want to say THANK YOU ALL who are reading this and sharing in my experiences with me. I love you all. Oh and don’t forget to watch the 2011 Alma Awards on NBC Friday Sept. 16 at 8/7c