Fabio Costa to Compete on Latest Edition of Bravo’s “Project Runway All-Stars”

Fabio Costa is getting another chance…

Project Runway is celebrating 20 years of the reality fashion design series with an “All-Stars” edition, with the Brazilian fashion designer making his triumphant return to the competition.

Fabio CostaThe latest iteration of Project Runway All-Stars will premiere on Thursday, June 15 at 8:00 pm ET on Bravo. The network announced that the premiere will be two parts and you can watch a preview of the upcoming season in the video posted above.

Costa competed on the tenth season of Project Runway, as well as the fourth season of Project Runway All-Stars, where he tied for second place.

But Costa isn’t the only Latino designer set to return…

Viktor Luna will compete on this special All-Stars edition.

The Mexican costume and fashion designer competed on Season 9 of the competition series.

Returning as judges are Nina GarciaBrandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth with Christian Siriano set as a mentor. In Season 20, 14 of the most beloved designers from across the 19 seasons of the show will return and have a shot at winning the competition.

Guest judges that will appear throughout the season include Alicia Silverstone, Billy Porter, fashion designer Zac Posen, CEO & founder of “alice + oliviaStacey Bendet, creative director of Carolina Herrera Wes Gordon, actor, producer and Emmy Award-winning writer Lena Waithe, image architect and celebrity stylist Law Roach and 90210 alum Jennie Garth.

Other guest stars include Paulina Porizkova, designer Sergio Hudson, Julia Fox, designer Willy ChavarriaBelow Deck and The Traitors star Kate ChastainThe Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps, designer Batsheva Hay, Emmy-winning actor Coleman Domingo and Steven Kolb, CEO of Council of Fashion Designers of America.

The “All-Stars” are competing for a prize of $250,000 and a mentorship with the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) and a feature in Elle magazine.

Here are the Project Runway returning designers:

Brittany Allen (Austin, TX), Season 18
Prajje Oscar Jean Baptiste (Philadelphia, PA), Season 19
Laurence Basse (Los Angeles, CA), Season 15
Fabio Costa (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Season 10
Bishme Cromartie (Los Angeles, CA), Season 17
Johnathan Kayne Gillaspie (Nashville, TN), Season 3
Mila Hermanovski (Los Angeles, CA), Season 7
Rami Kashou (Brooklyn, NY), Season 4
Viktor Luna (Los Angeles, CA), Season 9
Korto Momolu (Little Rock, AR), Season 5
Nora Pagel (Metuchen, NJ), Season 1
Kara Saun (Los Angeles, CA), Season 1
Hester Sunshine (Brooklyn, NY), Season 17
Anna Yinan Zhou (San Francisco, CA), Season 19

Rodriguez Shares Her Golden Globes Dress with a Fan

Gina Rodriguez is being heralded as a real-life fairy godmother…

The 31-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star has sent one of her fans the black Badgley Mischka gown she was wearing when she won her first Golden Globe for Best Actress, Television Comedy in January 2015.

Gina Rodriguez

Back in January, according to Us Weekly, Jessica Casanova, a fan of the Jane the Virgin star, tweeted Rodriguez, saying that she’d love to wear the Zac Posen gown Rodriguez wore to this year’s Golden Globes gown to her high school prom.

Gina Rodriguez

To Casanova’s surprise, Rodriguez responded. “Where do you live? I only own my first Globes dress, the one from last year … Maybe we can make this happen,” Rodriguez tweeted back.

Casanova, who lives in Buffalo, New York, was thrilled, saying she’d be honored to wear it to her prom. This past week Casanova let Rodriguez know that she received the dress.

Rodriguez responded, “Yay! Do you like it?” She also requested that Casanova share a photo of her in the dress.

The teen replied, “Of course, it is the most beautiful dress I have ever seen. I so love it, and, yes, I will send you millions of pictures.”

That generous gesture has led several publications to call Rodriguez a real-life fairy godmother.

Banderas to Study Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins

The Antonio Banderas Collection may be headed to a department store near you soon…

The 54-year-old Spanish actor has announced that he’s moving to London to study at the prestigious design school Central Saint Martins, whose alumni include fashion all-stars like Stella McCartney, Zac Posen and Alexander McQueen.

Antonio Banderas

Banderas revealed his new plans on the British talk show ITV’s Loose Women, explaining, “It’s something that has been on my mind for a long time and probably one of the best schools in the world is here, Saint Martins University, and so I am going to start studying with them.”

He noted that it may “take a while,” but added, “I need knowledge to take steps in that territory in the future. It makes me feel actually very young to put the elbows on the table again and try to understand another reality.”

Even though his time will be preoccupied with his studies, he’ll still make time for acting. “Of course I won’t stop my professional life, I’ll continue acting, directing, but this is a new thing,” says Banderas.

Mota to Reportedly Compete on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”

Bethany Mota  may have reason to dance in the near future…

The 18-year-old half-Mexican YouTube vlogger and fashionista has reportedly been cast for season 19 of ABC’s celebrity ballroom dance competition Dancing with the Stars, according to TMZ.

Bethany Mota

If Mota’s casting news holds true, the decision seems to recognize that there’s more to a “star” than someone who appears on a television or film screen. There’s another screen that counts these days… the computer screen.

Not only does the charming and charismatic Mota have more than nine million subscribers across her two YouTube channels (Macbarbie07 and BethanysLife), she also has 3.6 million Instagram followers, 1.9 million on Twitter, and even a line at Aeropostale.

Mota recentlt judged an episode of Project Runway alongside Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen earlier this year, and even scored a winning surfboard at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards for Choice Female Web Star.

Mota would reportedly  dance alongside other reported celebrities: Back to the Future’s Lea Thompson, Pretty Little LiarsJanel Parrish, Olympian Lolo Jones and soap star Antonio Sabato Jr., among others.

Bejo Takes Best-Dressed Latina Title Again at the Golden Globes

Bérénice Bejo has made a red-hot return to the Golden Globe Awards red carpet…

The 37-year-old Argentine actress and former nominee, who wowed in her first appearance on the Globes red carpet last year, looked simply irresistible at this Sunday’s event, earning Best-Dressed Latina honors for the second year in a row.

Berenice Bejo

Bejo, at the awards show to support her latest film, The Past, and its Best Foreign Language Film nomination, wore a red Giambattista Valli gown complete with floral embellishments to this year’s show.

Sofia Vergara

Four-time Golden Globes nominee Sofia Vergara may not have taken home the Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie for the fourth straight year. But that didn’t stop the 41-year-old Colombian bombshell and Modern Family star from making her mark on the red carpet.

Vergara wore a black strapless Zac Posen gown with a sweetheart bodice and a full skirt that envelopes the carpet. She finished off her look with a turquoise necklace and soft locks.

Celebrity hairstylist Harry Josh wanted to give the star a classically simple yet chic blowout. “We wanted to keep Sofia looking modern and fresh and a chic, luxurious blowout lent her that,” he said.

Zoe Saldana

Star Trek Into Darkness star Zoë Saldaña, a presenter at this year’s show, walked down the red carpet in a black gown from Prabal Gurung‘s spring 2014 collection. The dress featured hand-embroidered Swarovski crystals and painted brush strokes.

Rocsi Diaz

Entertainment Tonight correspondent Rocsi Diaz covered the action on the red carpet in a cream and white ruffle-paneled dress.

Alba: The Best-Dressed Latina at the 2012 Met Ball

It’s no wonder they call it the “Oscars of the East Coast”… The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Costume Institute Gala may celebrate the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum‘s fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute… But it’s also the place to see Hollywood’s brightest stars dressed to impress in some of the season’s hautest gowns.

Hosted by Vogue, this year’s event proved to be another high-style affair, with several Latina starlets stealing the spotlight on the red carpet.

Here’s a look at the night’s best-dressed Latinas:

Jessica Alba at the Met Ball

Jessica Alba
It was a golden night for Jessica Alba, who will soon begin filming Machete Kills, the sequel to Robert Rodriguez’s 2010 cult classic Machete. The 30-year-old half-Mexican American actress shined brighter than the sun in a gold lame one-shoulder goddess gown from Michael Kors’ Resort 2012 collection.

Camilla Belle at the Met Ball

Camilla Belle
Much like Alba, Camilla Belle embraced this season’s metallic trend by donning a stunning Ralph Lauren Collection tulle-and-beaded dress in liquid gold. The 25-year-old half-Brazilian American actress accessorized the bold low-cut number with champagne-hued Ralph Lauren Collection sandals, Ralph Lauren Vintage Collection gems and dark red lipstick.

Rosario Dawson at the Met Ball

Rosario Dawson
She played a goddess in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief… And during Monday’s Met Ball Rosario Dawson looked like she was back in character. The 39-year-old actress of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban descent—who will be portray Dolores Huerta, the co-founder of the UFW in a film about Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez—flaunted her taut figure in a skin-tight black leather Calvin Klein creation, which she accentuated with bright blue earrings.

Gisele Bundchen at the Met Ball

Gisele Bündchen
Gisele Bündchen
, who is well on her way to becoming the world’s first billionaire supermodel, looked like a billion dollars on the red carpet. The 31-year-old Brazilian supermodel wore a slit-to-there beaded Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown, stylish sandals and jewelry by David Yurman.



Lea Michele at the Met Ball

Lea Michele
There’s nothing blue about Glee star Lea Michele’s navy blue Diane von Furstenberg with a high-slit and plunging neckline. The 25-year-old part-Spanish actress/singer—who was the best-dressed Latina at this year’s SAG Awards—paired her daring sequined gown with a Diane von Furstenberg clutch and Christian Louboutin shoes and a tassel necklace and other diamond jewels by Lorraine Schwartz.


Eva Mendes at the Met Ball

Eva Mendes
She may be starring as a neglectful mother in the soon-to-be-released film Girl in Progress, but there was nothing negligent about Eva Mendes’ look at the Met Ball. The 38-year-old Cuban-American actress wore a Prada tangerine silk strapless peplum dress with whimsical embroidery. Mendes paired the dress with a Prada clutch and Fred Leighton jewels.

Sofia Vergara at the Met Ball

Sofia Vergara
It’s no wonder she’s been named the most desirable woman in the world; Sofia Vergara looks absolutely stunning in her silver embroidered Marchesa gown. the 39-year-old Colombian bombshell and Modern Family star paired her standout gown with Casadei pumps and 


La La Anthony at the Met Ball

La La Anthony
Talk about makin’ sparks fly! Reality star La La Vazquez Anthony rocked an electric blue Zac Posen dress with intricate bodice detailing. The The 32-year-old Nuyorican actress and entrepreneur, who recently launched her own cosmetics line, paired her oh-so-bright dress with sleek Mizuki drop earrings.

Cameron Diaz at the Met Ball

Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz
who will soon be appearing in the ensemble film about pending motherhood, What To Expect When You’re Expecting—was another of the night’s heavy metal stars! The 39-year-old Cuban American actress wore a snug, long-sleeved Stella McCartney golden gown with dramatic draped back. Diaz paired the dazzling dress with a coordinating gold metal clutch, also by the designer.

Alba to Speak at Lucky Magazine’s FABB Conference

She’s recently returned to blogging for iVillage… And, now Jessica Alba is preparing to discuss her online writing experiences with others.

The 30-year-old half-Mexican American actress will be a star panelist at Lucky magazine’s inaugural West Coast Fashion and Beauty Blog (a.k.a. FABB) Conference. She’ll join a list of celebrity bloggers that includes Elizabeth Banks, Dianna Agron and the events’s keynote speaker Zac Posen.

Jessica Alba

Covering beauty and fashion, the conference will also feature panelists like Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant, Project Runway producer Desiree Gruber, the founders of whowhatwear.com, Easy A director Will Gluck and others.

Panel topics and speaker sessions will include What Fashion Can Learn From Hollywood, Working with fashion and entertainment brands and talent in cyberspace, and Finding your voice and monetizing for the blogosphere.

Lucky’s FABB conference will take place in Santa Monica, California on April 30.