Michele Takes Best Dressed Honors at the SAG Awards… By a Leg…

Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards weren’t just a night to celebrate the year’s most standout performances in primetime television and film… They were also the perfect opportunity for Hollywood’s brightest luminaries to display their oh-so-haute style.

From Emma Stone to Michelle Williams, the starlets flaunted their style on the red carpet at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. But in the end, the delegation of Latina leading ladies ruled the night of a thousand stars with their bold fashion choices.

Lea Michele at the SAG Awards

Lea Michele
She may play a more conservative character on Glee, but there’s nothing traditionalist about Lea Michele’s skintight Versace dress, which showed off a daring amount of leg. The 25-year-old part-Spanish actress/singer—the new face of Candie’s—paired her jaw-dropping dress with blinding bling from Lorraine Schwartz, Casadei shoes and a Fendi bag. In the end, Michele’s bold choice gave her a leg up on her style competition… and the title of this year’s “best dressed at the SAG Awards.”

Sofia Vergara at the SAG Awards

Sofia Vergara
She may have lost the SAG Award for best actress in a comedy series to Betty White, but Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara was a big winner on the red carpet. The 39-year-old Colombian actress—a perennial best-dressed honoree—looked pretty hot in her hot pink Marchesa gown that showed off her sexy curvas. Vergara paired her strapless fuschia dress with dazzling Lorraine Schwartz jewels. And, she did end up a winner in the end, as Modern Family claimed the best ensemble cast in a television comedy series award for a second year.


Bérénice Bejo
Bérénice Bejo,
this season’s Golden Globes red carpet superstar, didn’t disappoint at the SAG Awards. The 35-year-old Argentine actress, nominated for her role in The Artist, wore an ivory tulle beaded Ralph Lauren Collection gown with a plunging neckline. To keep eyes from wandering too far south, Bejo wore a gorgeous Chopard necklace.

Naya Rivera at the SAG Awards

Naya Rivera
Talk about taking the plunge! Glee’s Naya Rivera turned heads in this metallic Naeem Khan gown with its plunging neckline. The 25-year-old singer/actress, who performs a rousing rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” during this week’s episode of Fox’s musical dramedy, paired the ice blue gown with Neil Lane jewels.

Zoe Saldana at the SAG Awards

Zoë Saldaña
Zoë Saldaña
wasn’t afraid to go old school and high fashion on this year’s red carpet. The 33-year-old Colombiana star, who recently rushed to the aid of woman injured in a car accident, donned a sequined white silk organza Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown with a drop waist and floral detailing. Saldaña capped off her look with Tiffany and Co. jewels.

Bejo: Flapping for Fashion at the DGA Awards…

Bérénice Bejo is proving to be the artist to watch on screen and off during this year’s awards season.

Berenice Bejo

The 35-year-old Argentine star of The Artist has not only received an Oscar nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed French silent, black-and-white film, but she’s also dazzled on the red carpet.

For this weekend’s 64th annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles, Bejo channeled her scene-stealing character Peppy Miller by donning a black and gold flapper girl-esque fringed-skirt dress from Gucci’s 1920s-inspired collection.

Berenice Bejo at the DGA Awards

Bejo, a Golden Globes best dressed honoree, teamed the oh-so-stunning drop-waist and art deco-lined dress with Gucci accessories, including a gold and black clutch and onyx-colored sandals.

The Artist at the DGA Awards

A side-parted, side-swept ponytail and gold earrings completed Bejo’s stunning look… a tip of the hat to the time and theme of The Artist, for which her husband Michel Hazanavicius claimed the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film award.

Michele’s First Candie’s Ads Released…

It’s official… After much speculation, Lea Michele has replaced Vanessa Hudgens as the new spokesmodel for Candie’s.

In the just-released campaign that centers on sweets like candy, baked goods and gumballs, the 25-year-old part-Spanish Glee star is pictured in a series of sweet and flirty photos while flashing her award-winning smile.

Lea Michele's Candies Photo Shoot

In one ad, Michele—wearing a short white skirt—poses on a large puffy pink pillow while striking a sultry stare.

“Tomorrow’s a BIG day. My @Candiesbrand campaign launches! They just posted the FIRST ad on Facebook! LOOK!” she tweeted on Tuesday.

Lea Michele's Candies Ad

Michele, who was one of the best dressed starlets at this month’s Golden Globes, follows in the the footsteps of previous Candie’s models including Hayden Panettiere, Fergie and Britney Spears.

“Britney Spears is definitely my favorite past Candie’s girl, her campaigns were gorgeous,” Michele mentioned in a statement.

Lea Michele's Candies Ad

The star’s spring 2012 ad campaign will include print, online, outdoor and Kohl’s-exclusive in-store placements starting this month.

Smalls Starring in Chanel’s Latest Ad Campaign

She’s a rising star in the modeling world… And, now Joan Smalls has landed an oh-so-coveted campaign…

The 23-year-old Puerto Rican model appears in the spring 2012 campaign from luxury label Chanel.

Joan Smalls in Chanel's Spring 2012 Campaign

Captured by the label’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld, Smalls and Saskia de Brauw appear as high fashion gymnasts in the campaign. The dynamic duo hit the beach wearing lightweight dresses and outerwear in the classically styled images shot at the Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc.

Joan Smalls in Chanel's Spring 2012 Campaign

Smalls—who recently walked the runway for designers Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg—even performs acrobatics high above the ocean.

Joan Smalls in Chanel's Spring 2012 Campaign

Don’t worry! As evidenced by the behind-the-scenes video, Smalls wasn’t exactly risking her life for Lagerfeld’s lens. But she still had to rope climb, mount a high bar and swim—all in Chanel!

Images courtesy of Chanel/Karl Lagerfeld.

Echeverria Named Neutrogena’s New Spokesperson

Sandra Echeverria is putting her best face forward in her quest to become a household name in the United States.

The 27-year-old Mexican actress/singer has signed on as Neutrogena’s newest brand ambassador.

Sandra Echeverria

“It’s an honor to represent a brand like Neutrogena with such a long-standing history of instilling health, confidence and beauty in young women – and that is something I strongly support,” said Echeverria. “I’ve been a huge fan of Neutrogena since I was a teenager. Since I’m always on the go – either on set or on the stage – it always helps keep my skin clean and fresh looking.”

Echeverria, a telenovela superstar who recently starred in Univision’s record-breaking La Fuerza del Destino, will begin appearing in Neutrogena’s advertisements and commercials in the near future as she helps “bring to life [the company’s] 2012 multicultural initiatives,” according to the skin and cosmetics company.

One of today’s leading Latina starlets, she joins Miranda Cosgrove, Jennifer Garner, Vanessa Hudgens and Gabrielle Union as the Neutrogena’s latest brand ambassador.

Echeverria can next be seen in Will Ferrell‘s new film Casa de mi Padre. And, she recently completed shooting Savages, an Oliver Stone film starring John Travolta, Blake Lively and Benicio Del Toro—in which she plays Salma Hayek‘s daughter.

Anahí’s Next Role: Real-Life Fashion Director

She’s a telenovela star, popular singer and the most influential celebrity on social media in Mexico… And now Anahí is preparing for her latest business endeavor—purveyor of fashion.

The 28-year-old Mexican singer/actress—who recently recorded a duet with the legendary Juan Gabriel—is tapping into her love of fashion to become the director of fashion at Aviesta.com.


“Ever since I was young, I’ve always loved fashion – especially shoes!,” says the former RBD member on the Aviesta website. “With a great pair of heles, any woman can walk into a room and own it. As an artist, I’ve been fortunate to always have access to the best designs, latest trands and newest runway looks. Now with aviesta, you can too!”

Fashionistas who visit the Mexican site are promised the complete star treatment. They’ll have the opportunity to take a personalized quiz that can be used to match them with their perfect pair of zapatos.

“Ladies, get treated like a superstar!” Anahí excitedly says on the homepage. “Now at Aviesta, my team of stylists and I will bring you the hottest shoe styles every month!”

But that’s not all… Anahí, who is currently appearing in the telenovela Dos Hogares with Carlos Ponce and Sergio Goiry, is planning to help Aviesta open its first clothing store in Los Angeles later this month.

Hayek: The Golden Globes’ Top Trendsetting Beauty

The red carpet at this year’s Golden Globes was the place to witness some of the hottest beauty trends brought to vibrant life… And, Latina celebrities like Salma Hayek were ahead of the trend with their flawless skin, makeup and hair.

Hispanically Yours’ guest beauty editor Yara Ocasio—a Tampa Bay-based hair & makeup artist—paid close attention to all the action on la alfombra roja for an important trend spotting mission. And, the oh-so-talented Puerto Rican stylista shares her thoughts on the night’s most fashion-forward looks that you should try yourself:

While watching the red carpet arrivals at the 69thAnnual Golden Globes, I spotted some fabulous looks, as well as some not so fabulous one. I think some of Hollywood’s bright stars need my number. Call me! (I’m whispering it while willing the phone to ring!)

While some Latina celebrities sported bright lips, others opted for neutral colors. But, what they all seemed to have in common… natural looking makeup. No one really elected to lay on the heavy makeup.

Here’s a look at my three standout starlets and the beauty trends they rocked:

Salma Hayek at the 2012 Golden Globes

Salma Hayek
There’s only one word to describe Salma Hayek… “Perfection!” The 45-year-old Mexican  actress—who was one of the night’s fashion standouts in her black and gold Gucci  gown—was my absolute favorite of the evening. Hayek dazzled in eye-catching eye makeup in shades of gold, brown and beige. She completed the simple-but-beautiful look with just a tad of blush and a perfect shade of lip color. And, can we talk about that hair? So soft and natural! And she rocked two tones like nobody’s business. Hayek’s beachy, loose waves were a definite theme of the night, with fellow actresses Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Biel and Laura Dern sporting the carefree but sexy look.

Naya Rivera at the 2012 Golden Globes

Naya Rivera
While Naya Rivera’s slinky grey dress with a dominating large seam down the front didn’t land her on many best-dressed lists, her face looked flawless. The 24-year-old part-Puerto Rican Glee star, the new spokesperson for Proactiv, has such a beautiful visage. Rivera elected to keep her eye makeup subtle and focusing more attention on the apples of her cheeks and her luscious lips. Personally, I’m a true fan of black hair and red lips. After all, the color red is one this season’s sexiest trends… And, it never gets old! One word: Stunning!

Sofia Vergara at the 2012 Golden Globes

Sofia Vergara
There’s no denying this sexy Latina, who gave one of the night’s most memorable acceptance speeches, looked spectacular. While Vergara’s eye makeup was kept to a minimum, the 39-year-old Colombian actress set fire to her lips with an oh-so-haute berry lip shade. The colors completely complimented her skin! And the Modern Family star wasn’t the only one rocking trendy and sexy fiery-red lips. Stars like Claire Danes and Missi Pyle joined suit! But Vergara, who looked stunning in her custom Vera Wang dress, did have one slight miss. Her hair left me slightly disappointed. Otherwise, she was thisclose to perfection.

So now that you’ve seen my top three Golden (Globes) girls, here’s some advice to help you be an absolute beauty…

Never be afraid of makeup, try something new as often as possible; you might just fall in love with that new shade. And, don’t forget the hair completes the look. But most of all, remember to always make it your own!

Yara OcasioYara Ocasio, one of Tampa Bay’s rising beauty stars, is a double-threat makeup artist and hair designer who had a passion for beauty, fun designs and an eye for fashion since she was a youngster. A licensed cosmetologist with more than seven years experience, Ocasio has had a fascination with makeup since she started modeling at the age of 15. And she has been doing makeup ever since. Ocasio has extensive training and has worked with Mary Kay, Guerlain, Bare Escentuals and MAC Cosmetics. After working for different ​​​​​​cosmetics companies and hair salons, she decided to venture out on her own launch El Shaddai Makeup and Hair Designs, a company that focuses on special events like commercial and editorial photo shoots and commercials, weddings, quinces, fashion shows and more. She has even created how-to videos for Tyra Banks’ website typef.com. Click here to visit El Shaddai’s Facebook page.

Bejo: The Best Dressed Latina at This Year’s Golden Globes

Much like the carpet at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the biggest starlets in television and film were awash in gorgeous jewel tones, from ruby to emerald and amethyst. But the night’s hautest hue appeared to be sapphire.

Even though a Latina didn’t take claim one of the coveted Golden Globes this year, several of them illuminated the red carpet with their oh-so-stylish sheaths.

Here’s a look at this year’s best-dressed Latinas at the Globes:

Bérénice Bejo

She may have lost the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture award to The Help’s Octavia Spencer, but Bérénice Bejo was the night’s brightest star on the red carpet. The 35-year-old Argentine star of The Artist arrived at the Golden Globes in an Emilio Pucci sapphire silk organza strapless gown. Bejo—who did pick up a Best actress statue at France’s version of the Golden Globes over the weekend—  accessorized her gorgeous gown with a vintage navy blue Daniel Swarovski clutch and Chopard jewelry.

Sofia Vergara

Golden Globe-nominee Sofia Vergara is no stranger to stealing the spotlight on the red carpet; she was one of the best dressed stars at last year’s Emmy Awards. The 39-year-old Colombian Modern Family star, who did two-a-days at the gym for the first time in her life to fit into her super-tight gown, flaunted her figure in a custom Vera Wang peacock strapless mermaid gown. Vergara paired the stunning sapphire gown, which mimicked ocean waves, with Harry Winston jewels.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba, who partnered with Channing Tatum to present an award at this year’s Globes, dazzled on the red carpet in a pale-lavender Gucci strapless gown with embroidered fish-like scales and a simple train. Alba’s daughter Honor likened it to a mermaid, “because it looks like a mermaid tail to her.” The 30-year-old half-Mexican American actress paired the eye-catching dress with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Bulgari jewels, and a Roger Vivier bag.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele, who rocked the People’s Choice Awards just a few days ago, proved her mettle…or should we say metal…once again as a red carpet superstar. The 25-year-old part-Spanish Glee star donned an antique embroidered illusion dress from Marchesa. She capped off her sparkly dress with Jimmy Choo shoes and Lorraine Schwarz jewels.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek, who served as a presenter at this year’s awards show, isn’t afraid to take risks on the red carpet. The 45-year-old Mexican Puss in Boots actress proved that again in an architectural metallic gold and black Gucci dress with plenty of razzle-dazzle.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie, who has transformed herself into a true fashion icon, look glam and gorgeous in a stunning silver Julien Macdonald dress. The 30-year-old part-Mexican actress paired her exquisite dress with Jimmy Choo shoes. And, she finished her look with her very own House of Harlow bag.

Michele: A Candie’s Girl?

She’s the “people’s choice” for Favorite TV Comedy Actress… And, Lea Michele could soon be Candie’s choice…

The 25-year-old part-Spanish Glee star is reportedly the new spokesmodel for the fashion brand.


“Lea’s fans are the same as Candie’s fans,” an insider for the company tells E! News.

Lea will reportedly appear in a series of print ads later this year as part of her endorsement deal, according to other sources.

Representatives for the singer/actress—who rocked the red carpet at the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday—and Candie’s representatives have yet to release an official statement about the alleged contract though.

Should Michele sign a deal with the clothing company, she’ll replace Candie’s most recent spokesmodel Vanessa Hudgens.

Other previous celebrities who’ve pitched for the brand include: Britney Spears, Ashlee Simpson and Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson.

Michele has previously starred in commercials for Dove, Chevrolet, Nike and HP TouchPad.

Lovato Rocks the Red Carpet at the People’s Choice Awards

Some of Hollywood’s biggest television, film and music stars attended the 38th People’s Choice Awards to find out who’d take home the coveted fan-voted awards. But before entering Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, the stars shined bright on the red carpet.

Here’s a look at the two Latina celebrities who brought their fashion A-game to the red carpet in their oh-so-chic and eye-catching eveningwear:

Demi Lovato at the People's Choice Awards

Demi Lovato worked the red carpet in tangerine. Lovato’s Dreamsicle-dress—a silk chiffon draped strapless gown by Marchesa—featured an embroidered bodice.

The 19-year-old part-Mexican singer/actress, who took home the Favorite Pop Artist award, paired her gown with a turquoise and pearl embroidered square box clutch, also by the designer.

Demi Lovato at the People's Choice Awards

Later Lovato amped up the color inside the Nokia Theatre by changing into a red-haute Issa gown to perform her latest single, “Give Your Heart a Break.”

Lea Michele at the People's Choice Awards

Meanwhile, Lea Michele, who claimed the Favorite TV Comedy Actress prize, dazzled in a white, hand-draped bugle bead dress by Marchesa.

The 25-year-old Glee star paired the gorgeous gown with a pair of Jimmy Choo’s “Senora” glitter sandals.