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April 20, 2008

Upcoming: Discarded to Divine Fashion Show- April 26th, SF.

April 13, 2008

Très Chic Fashionistas: Luxe Blog Salutes Rita Moreno

Being that one of my ultimate idols, Miss Rita Moreno (aka the un-Diva Diva) was one of many celebs to kick of fashion week in the Heart Truth Fashion Show for heart disease awareness, this was my opening for heroine worship. Let me preface that usually my hero worship of  Miss Rita in writing is certainly nothing new; in academia I have expounded on her influence of film and film choices, as a role model and pretty much the only Puerto Rican to cross over into roles which were sort of “race less”. But ya know, this blog is a superficial one, so the fact she is one of only eight individuals to have earned each of the major entertainment awards or her general brilliance don’t wash here.

Granted, Rita Moreno is not the person who comes immediately to mind for most when it comes to fashion icons. Gotta say, I’m not real sure why not… When I picture the glamour of retro era swimsuits in which everyone is trying to reproduce nowadays, I always picture Marilyn Monroe, Bridget Bardot, Bettie Paige, and that darling still photo of Rita in hers. And when I think about the swing dress with character, who but “Anita” really do we picture?  She gave it a wee bit more pizzazz than her angelic counterparts did. The woman was-and still is – so very hot and stylish, Peggy Lee’s “Fever” should play every time she walks into a room. And if you pay her much mind nowadays, you will come to find she is constantly in attendance at some of the hottest designer fashion shows- thus further proving she knows her stuff. Did anyone else wear a hotly devilish all red ensemble better than she? I think not. She worked it.

Keep workin’ it Rosa Delores Alverio- better known as Queen Bee Rita Moreno. Luxe Blog Salutes (and worships) your fabulousness!

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