Fashion Show Inspires Latina Women

Posted on March 20, 2013 @ 09:31 am

Orgullosa, a program created by Proctor & Gamble to celebrate, empower, and fuel Latinas’ accomplishments, held its 2013 "skirts only" fashion show on March 19th in New York City.

The show celebrated how the Latina community is made of "mujeres con la falda bien puesta," which translates to “women who have their skirts well placed.” The saying represents the spirit of Latinas creating new paths for themselves. Latina fashion designer, Cenia Paredes, a native of the Dominican Republic and founder of Cenia dresses, created exclusive skirts for the event.

VIP guests were in attendance, including Christina Milian and Adrienne Bailon (shown), who served as emcee. Among the runway models were Orgullosa’s first-ever Board of Faldas ("Board of Skirts") ambassadors, Evette Rios, co-host of ABC’s The Chew; Maria Marin, international motivational speaker; and Maribel Lieberman, entrepreneur and chocolatier. The show was streamed live on Orgullosa's Facebook page.

"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."