Gina Rodriguez: The Best-Dressed Latina at the Oscars

She’s better known for her work on television… But, Gina Rodriguez proved to the night’s scene-stealer on the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards.

Gina Rodriguez


The 33-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane The Virgin star earned the title of Best Dressed Latina at the Oscars.

Gina Rodriguez

Rodriguez turned heads in a plunging gold Zuhair Murad gown with shimmering accents.

Sofia Carson had the world seeing red… 

Sofia Carson

The 24-year-old Colombian American actress/singer and Descendants film franchise star, who served as a host of the Oscars: All Access live stream, wore a caped red dress from Giambattista Valli dress.

Carson paired her dramatic dress with Jimmy Choo shoes and a Chopard necklace.

Eiza González had a bright moment on the red carpet…

Eiza Gonzalez

The 28-year-old Mexican actress and singer turned heads in a backless yellow dress by Ralph Lauren, which highlighted her incredible figure.

Wearing her wavy hair down, Gonzalez added a large bracelet and a pair of drop earrings to the look, and she complemented it with silver-polished nails.

Vergara: The Best-Dressed Latina at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards

Despite not earning an Emmy nomination this year, Sofia Vergara still managed to take home one award… the Best-Dressed Latina on the Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet.

Sofia Vergara at the 2014 Primetime Emmys

The 42-year-old Colombian actress and Modern Family star, a presenter during Monday night’s awards show at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater L.A. Live, looked white haute on the red carpet in a body-hugging and curve-flaunting gown.

The white strapless mermaid Roberto Cavalli dress with silver detailing not only put Vergara’s ample cleavage on full display, but it perfectly showed off her toned figure.

Sofia Vergara at the 2014 Primetime Emmys

Vergara paired her eye-catching gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

But Vergara wasn’t the only Latina to don white on the red carpet…

Camila Alves at the 2014 Primetime Emmys

Camila Alves played a little game of peek-a-boo at the Emmys.

The 32-year-old Brazilian model and fashionista dazzled on the red carpet while escorting her Emmy-nominated husband Matthew McConaughey.

Alves dazzled in an oh-so-revealing white Zuhair Murad dress from the designer’s Resort 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection. The gown featured a mosaic pattern and bateau neckline, with all-over sheer detailing and a skinny white belt.

She accessorized the geometric dress with Neil Lane jewelry and Brian Atwood shoes.

Dascha Polanco at the 2014 Primetime Emmys

Meanwhile, Orange Is the New Black star Dascha Polanco let it flow on the Emmys red carpet.

The Dominican actress, who portrays Dayanara Diaz on the hit Netflix series, looked like royalty in a strapless princess gown with a beaded waist detail and long flowing base.

Lopez: The Best-Dressed Artist at the Billboard Music Awards

The music industry’s biggest stars were out in full force at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, but none shone brighter that Jennifer Lopez on the blue carpet…

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress, one of the night’s performers, was a golden goddess as she walked the blue carpet with boyfriend Casper Smart, making her best-dressed artist on the blue carpet.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez wore a shimmering gold Zuhair Murad dress with a plunging neckline and sheer embroidered skirt., Christian Louboutin shoes and bag, and Le Vian jewelry at the event, which took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Meanwhile, fellow performer Selena Gomez proved to be white-hot  at the Billboard Music Awards.

Selena Gomez

The 20-year-old half-Mexican American singer-actress wore an ’80s-inspired white, neon-accented and zipper-embellished Atelier Versace dress.

Gomez capped off her look with silver Jimmy Choo shoes, and Neil Lane jewels.

Alba: Best-Dressed Latina at the Golden Globes

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards marked the official start of award season… And, this year’s event featured several of Hollywood’s hottest Latina luminaries on the red carpet, in the audience and on the stage.

From Jessica Alba’s silk trumpet gown to Eva Longoria’s slit-to-the-hip dress,  the Latina style-stars, dressed to the nines in their designer frocks, simply sparkled.

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

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Jessica Alba

She may have earned her only Golden Globe nomination for starring as Max Guevara on Fox’s sci-fi series Dark Angel, but there was nothing dim about Jessica Alba’s look at this year’s show.

The 31-year-old half-Mexican American actress – one of the night’s presenters – shined brighter than the sun in an orange silk faille trumpet gown from Oscar de la Renta. And Alba, who will be starring in this year’s Sin City sequel, paired her fiery frock with a $5.8 million Harry Winston diamond necklace, as well as diamond earrings and a cocktail ring all set in platinum. And she capped off her look with a fuzzy orange Roger Vivier clutch.

From head to toe, Alba’s look was nothing short of perfection, making her the night’s best dressed Latina.

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Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria just missed out onbest-dressed honors by a leg. Literally!The 37-year-old Mexican-American actress and former Desperate Housewives star sizzled in an oh-so-revealing black Emilio Pucci gown.

Longoria, a presenter at Sunday’s awards show, proved there’s nothing lackluster about a black dress in the stunning gown that featured a slit cut up to her hip.

And, the Texas-born starlet seemed to take the popular Lone Star State saying, “The Bigger the Hair, the Closer to God,” to heart with an impressive pouf.

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

It’s no wonder she’s starring in Danny Boyle’s Trance; Rosario Dawson is a dream in her form-fitting powder blue gown. The 33-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban American actress’ figure-flattering dress featured an on-trend peplum effect that helped spotlight her curves. And Dawson completed the look with some sparkly Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara may have failed to win a Golden Globe for the third straight year, but the 40-year-old Colombian actress didn’t let that cramp her style. The Modern Family star oozed sex appeal in a black sequin sweetheart gown..

“I usually try to stay away from black, but I love the dress,” said Vergara of the eye-catching gown from Filipino designer Michael Cinco.

Vergara completed her look with slick hair and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Don’t blame this year’s Golden Globes hostess and nominee Tina Fey for wanting to share some screen time with Jennifer Lopez during the announcement of the winner in her category. The 42-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer left little to the imagination in Zuhair Murad‘s nude long-sleeve silk gown featuring an ivory embroidered lace overlay with beading detail from the designer’s spring/summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection.

Lopez, who served as a presenter with her Parker co-star Jason Statham, accessorized with Christian Louboutin shoes, a Jimmy Choo bag and Le Vian jewels.

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Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek has curves… and she knows how to put them on display. The 46-year-old donned a perfectly fitted Gucci Première gown with a large bow at her oh-so-small waist. The Frida star paired her stunning dress with glistening gems.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie channeled old Hollywood glamour in a periwinkle embroidered Naeem Khan gown. The 31-year-old part-Mexican reality-TV-star-turned fashionista and Fashion Star mentor completed her look with Brian Atwood shoes, a House of Harlow 1960 Jude clutch, H. Stern earrings, and rings by Arunashi, Sylva & Cie, Elahn and House of Harlow 1960.

Lopez Kicks Off Her World Tour in Sizzling Style…

It’s one down and 26 to go for Jennifer Lopez

The  42-year-old Puerto Rican pop star kicked off her international summer tour at the Figali Convention Center in Panama City, Panama on Thursday.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez—who will be performing solo in Latin America before being joined by Enrique Iglesias and Wisin Y Yandel in Canada and the United States—wowed the crowd in several looks created by designer Zuhair Murad, who was the mastermind behind the American Idol judge’s show-stopping dress at this year’s Academy Awards.

Jennifer Lopez

Touring for the first time in four and a half years, Lopez kicked off the show by performing her hit “On The Floor” in a sheer, nude and crystal-adorned bodysuit that showed offer her curves.

Lopez later changed into another revealing outfit, a barely there red getup with a flowing robe over a fringe-filled mini skirt with matching tank top. Click here to check out Murad’s sketches!

Lopez’s next stop will be in Caracas, Venezuela on Saturday. Click here to see all her upcoming tour dates.

Lopez (Swim)Suits Up for Vogue

Jennifer Lopez may be the world’s most powerful celebrity… But she’s also one of the most bodtastic… And, she’s not afraid to show it!

Following up her boxing-inspired spread in V magazine, the 42-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress models five oh-so-sexy designer swimsuits in the June issue of Vogue.

Jennifer Lopez in Vogue

Shot by celebrity photographer Mario Testino, la Lopez flaunts her gorgeous games and flat stomach in the eye-catching images, including one of her soaking up the sun on a diving board, clad in a skimpy, strapless black monokini.

Lopez’s stylish swimsuits include a maroon Charlie by Matthew Zink V-neck, a strappy black Hervé Léger by Max Azria suit and looks from Chanel, Gucci and Eres.

Jennifer Lopez in Vogue

The bombshell, who recently set hearts aflutter during her recent performance of her latest single “Dance Again” on American Idol, is launching a summer tour with Enrique Iglesias after she completes her judging stint on the Fox singing competition.

“We have a lot of choreographers working with us,” she told reporters at a recent press conference, adding that designer Zuhair Murad is creating her costumes. “It’s going to be an amazing, amazing show.”

Jennifer Lopez in Vogue

Vogue’s June issue hits on newsstands on May 22.

Images courtesy of Vogue/Mario Testino.

Lopez: Oscar Night’s Blue-Ribbon Beauty

Save the best for last! The red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards was a hotbed for the chicest beauty trends brought to vida… And, Latina celebrities like Jennifer Lopez brought their A-game 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 coverage of the alfombra roja coverage to share her thoughts on Oscar night’s most inspired beauty looks that you can take from the red carpet to the real world:

I must say this was very hard decision… so, hard I needed an extra day to get my thoughts together. Go figure! But let me tell you… these Latina bomshells are just bien exotic.

Jennifer Lopez
One of the most talked about stars of the night was our beautiful Boricua Jennifer Lopez, who was wearing a Zuhair Murad gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. I was absolutely encantada con el dress.

Her makeup was what I like to call a subtle smoky; white with a light shade of gray in the crease. I did see a little bit of a wing liner; you can use a shadow to make the line softer, just like J.Lo did.

Jennifer Lopez at the Oscars

Jenny from the Block had gorgeous lashes; they were full and long, yet subtle. She had a bit of a sun kiss glow, as always. The best part is that it was subtle. The American Idol judge had a great neutral lip shade. (I actually did see a lot of neutral lips on the red carpet!)

I know you’re probably thinking… “What about the hair?” It took me a while to approve of the top bun, but it was very clean and simple. I actually like it and think she made a great choice allowing the dress to be the focal point.

Penelope Cruz at the Oscars

Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz looked gorgeous in her custom Giorgio Armani organza evening gown.

When I saw her hair, I thought it looked vintage with the soft wave and her hair off her face. It just worked well with the dress. This hot Española had soft smoky eyes, very beautiful! (Please don’t forget to color or fill in your eyebrows; the look will be perfecto then!)

Penelope Cruz at the Oscars

At this awards show, we saw a lot of soft smoky looks for the eyes and lots of neutral lips. A few ladies stepped out of the box and I love to see that taking place.

Miss Piggy at the Oscars

Miss Piggy
Ay! I must say that I was impresionada with the one and only Miss Piggy…. She is always perfect! Her hair was perfect; the hair “bump” was just right and the curls were great. That hair color is bello on her. She always has the best makeup and hair. What is her secret to not aging? In my opinion she beat everyone. I know she is not “Latina”, however with her strong character, she just might be!

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 Click here to visit El Shaddai’s Facebook page.