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Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
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Fashion with Flavor

Submitted by on April 30, 2011 – 2:41 pm22 Comments


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.

latin billboards

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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