Fashion with Flavor

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I spent three days in Miami last week to attend the Latin Billboards and meet some of the folks who run Telemundo, the station on which the show aired.

I should have shot video in the swanky Miami Beach hotel lobby and pool. I would have had a whole fashion-dos, don’ts and hot bodies series to share. Ay, mi madre, Miami!

Instead, here is the first of a few cuentos from the trip: A little lesson in fashion from the red carpet at Los Premios Billboards, which aired on Telemundo Thursday night and showcased the likes of Pitbull, Don Omar, Aventura and the big winner, Enrique Iglesias.

Be Colorful

Telemundo telenovela star Catherine Siachoque, above, took my breath away. I saw her walk onto the red carpet and I could not help but gasp. She stood out in a sea of other gorgeous and well-dressed, elegant Latinas — not an easy feat, for sure.

The brilliant orange dress is by Oscar de la Renta and the emerald necklace is made with gems from her native Colombia.

Siachoque has usually played la mala in telenovelas and has been the lead in recent Telemundo novelas, ¿Dónde Está Elisa? and La Casa de al Lado.

Based on the images of her I saw from other red carpet events, she’s always the fashion lead.

You can get a full-body look at the dress at People en Espanol.

Be Daring

melissa barrera, crash

Not too many people looked happier or more comfortable than Melissa “Crash” Barrera of Mun2. Her energy was awesome and while the look was more wacky than elegante, she owned it.

The reminder:  Honor your inner loca and wear fun. It works.

Sweet can be Sexy

Carmen Villalobos

Carmen Villalobos from the novela Mi Corazón Insiste wore a shade of pink I adore. It kind of looked like a colcha, but it worked on her. She matched it curve for curve.

Half-Dressed Works Too

Billboards 360 girl

If I had this body, I would walk down the red carpet half-dressed too.

But instead, I wore this. The realization: I wear too much black and I need a spray tan. But damn, I had a good time and have new inspiration to break out a bit more.

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Y tu?

What would you wear down the red carpet?

You can see a pretty great photo gallery of all the estrellas at the MSN Latino site.

Disclosure: I was a guest of Telemundo to the Latin Billboards. The network provided transporation and lodging.

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By Carrie on April 30, 2011 · Posted in el buzz

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Tara Castillo says:

Carrie,
You looked gorgeous! I am bad about wearing black all the time. Color tends to scare me. I need to step out of my shell and give color a try!
Maybe I will incorporate more color into my wardrobe this summer ((biting nails))…….
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Posted on April 30th, 2011

Liz says:

You look MARVELOUS! (:
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Posted on April 30th, 2011

Monica says:

Una colcha!!?! Hilarious.

And you are beautiful.

So is Catherine Siachoque.

(I could look like that if I really wanted to. What are you laughing at?)
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Posted on April 30th, 2011

Amanda says:

You look amazing! Those other girls got nothin’ on you!

Posted on April 30th, 2011

Leslie Limon says:

Love, love, LOVE that orange dress! And the necklace is gorgeous too. :)

Your comment about the colcha dress made me LOL! Mi abuelita used to have a colcha just like it. :)

And you look stunning! :)
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Posted on April 30th, 2011

Tracy says:

Fantastic lesson, Carrie. I agree – way too much black in my closet. Can’t wait until our next event to see if we wear anything more daring :)

Posted on April 30th, 2011

ana adams says:

Pero Prima you look AMAZING, as always and I’m sure you knocked their socks off…..Yes those women are gorgeous but you area a league of your own and a beautiful women that we can ALL espire to be like. Because you are one of us….xoxoxox

Posted on May 1st, 2011

Ana L. Flores says:

Gorgeous! ALL of you!

I need a fashion stylist to help me break out of the black-dress rut too! Help!

Posted on May 1st, 2011

Dariela says:

Wow! I would wear that orange dress, que bello!!!!!!!!

But you looked bellísima! I love your picture, the background looks so perfect too :)
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Bren says:

what is that half dressed disaster? Haven’t we learned?? Not every one can be a Lady Gaga or iris chacon! dios mio!
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Patty says:

Carrie, I like YOUR style! Very pretty :)
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Posted on May 4th, 2011

Carrie says:

We make pact: More color.
And thank you!

Posted on May 4th, 2011

Carrie says:

You are so nice to me! xo

Posted on May 4th, 2011

Carrie says:

You think if we get wrapped up in a blanket and walk a red carpet we’ll look at hot?

LOL

xo

Posted on May 4th, 2011

Carrie says:

I think we should hire someone to do a make-over for us. Even if virtually?

Posted on May 4th, 2011

Carrie says:

Gracias, Dariela…and really, you would look stunning in that orange dress. Ese pelo tuyo! Your color. Perfect!

Posted on May 4th, 2011

Carrie says:

Bren! LOL Which disaster? The one with the helmet? She’s the 360 Girl and she was shooting live Web cam video!
La otra, Crash, was in a designer dress and I loved her!

Posted on May 4th, 2011

Carrie says:

Patty, thank you very much for the compliment.
I won’t tell you what I’m wearing now…(it involves chanclas…sssshhhh)

Posted on May 4th, 2011

Carrie says:

Damn, you are kind! I love that I share DNA with you! xo

Posted on May 4th, 2011

Carrie says:

Girl, you looked red carpet ready. I am so glad we were there together.

Posted on May 4th, 2011

Carrie says:

Gracias, Leslie!
What would you wear down the red carpet?

Posted on May 4th, 2011

Carrie says:

Mira, que tu eres muelera! LOL I love you!

Posted on May 4th, 2011