Procter & Gamble (P&G) and its Orgullosa program showcased a wonderful fashion show on March 19th in New York City to celebrate Latinas’ strength. This program empowers Latinas with the P&G help and its brands (Olay, Secret Cenia Paredes, Venus, Panten®, CoverGirl, and many more) to keep working on their dreams.
Mujeres con la falda bien puesta, which translates to “women who have their skirts well placed”, represents the spirit of Latinas creating new paths for themselves as Latinas in the U.S. Mujeres con la falda bien puesta featured exclusive designs by Cenia Paredes, an amazing Dominican Fashion Designer who is well known for her pieces with bright colors and her Macy’s clothing line.
Cenia Paredes is living the American dream. She came from Dominican Republic and after having been graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology in 2004, and worked on different New York fashion brands, she is finally designing her own line dedicated to every type of figure. The fashion show was all about skirts because the main idea was to celebrate Latina’s feminism with bold silhouettes, bright colors, materials, and designs that blend the roots of Hispanic culture. Every skirt had details such as ruffles, lace, and asymmetrical cuts which are key looks this year.
Three people represented the ‘Faldas‘ board, and shared their stories to spread the Orgullosa message. They also participated as models during the show! These Latinas are a group of successful women: Evette Rios, lifestyle guru and co-host of ABC’s The Chew; Maria Marin, international motivational speaker; and Maribel Lieberman, entrepreneur and chocolatier.
The fashion show had VIP guests Christina Milian and Adrienne Bailon, celebrities proud of their heritage and living the American dream. They looked beautiful and really displayed the joy they take in their culture and traditions. Christina wore an electric bright blue bodycon maxi dress which enhanced her skin tone and Adrienne wore a modern look with a black top and a metallic fuchsia skirt.
“This fashion show was absolutely amazing and fun! All of the beautiful women who walked the runway represent independent, strong and proud Latinas,” said Christina Milian. “As someone who is proud of her Cuban heritage, I’m glad that there is a place where we can not only get relevant information made for us, but share our personal stories, dreams, and aspirations.”
In addition, the Facebook community had the opportunity to watch the fashion show live stream on the Orgullosa Facebook community and one lucky viewer won a custom-made skirt designed by Cenia. This was a very nice initiative, which brought together more than 100 attendees who support The Latino community and fashion as well.