The Latinx Collective 🙋🏽👨🏻👱🏾👩🏾👱🏻♀️ the "Ponte las Pilas" edition🔋
THIS WEEK'S SIX:
Vogue Latin America revealed the cover of its September issue, and on it were four Black Dominican women: Licett Morillo, Manuela Sánchez, Annibelis Baez and Ambar Cristal. The article shares how the models are making history with their work in the modeling industry, and why the magazine is celebrating them. (Thanks Kori Hale for the submission!)
"Zarzuela was the first Dominican model to open a Louis Vuitton show and the second black model to do so this year. Morillo was the first woman of color to close a Prada show in 2018. Baez has walked for some formidable fashion brands including Dior Haute Couture, Kenzo, and Lanvin and Sánchez has walked in shows for Fendi, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dior and Versace."
Looking for a new show to binge? Season One of Los Espookys debuted in June, so if you haven't seen it yet, check it out on HBO here. Created by Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega and Fred Armisen, Los Espookys is a primarily Spanish-language (with English subtitles) comedy following a group of friends who turn their love for horror into an odd business. It takes place in a dreamy (undefined) Latin American country. From this glowing Vanity Fair review:
"Armisen said he wanted to create a Spanish-language series “that isn’t an explanation of Latino culture, that’s moving past the foreignness of it.… It’s not as if people haven’t heard of Latino culture before. It’s a part of American culture. It’s a shorthand with everyone.”
On this episode of the Business of HYPE, FILA North America’s Vice President of Heritage & Trend, Louis Colon, shares the story behind the brand’s unique approach to marketing and its return to relevancy. He also shares his own journey of entrepreneurship (including losses and successes) and his impact to date at FILA. Think it'd be especially interesting for anyone in the footwear space, retail industry or building a brand.
Here's a list of the greatest innovations of science, technology, and imagination by Hispanic (2 are from Spain) and Latinx inventors. The list of inventors ranges from: Mexican engineer Guillermo González Camarena, who patented a system that would allow television to be viewed in color instead of in black and white - to Argentinian surgeon Domingo Liotta who developed the artificial heart in the late 1950s - to female inventor and teacher Ángela Ruiz Robles, who invented the first mechanical book (e-book) back in 1949. Pa'lante!!!
Whether you're looking to learn Spanish by hearing from native speakers, or want to dig deep into Latino news, humor, culture and politics, Oprah Magazine put together a list of podcasts they think you should hit subscribe on. There are definitely many more out there, but this is a start!
These 4 Latinas share what they've learned building online brands. Check out the full article for more in-depth interviews, but in the meantime, here are some high level takeaways: 1) invest in purchasing samples prior to any sort of planning or strategy for a particular product, and 2) projects that take off are the ones you’re most personally connected to.
Axios: Study: Immigrants and their kids founded 45% of U.S. Fortune 500 companies
Forbes: Harlem Capital, a backer of minority-and-women-run companies, wins investment from TPG
Remezcla: Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's tweet about struggling with her Spanish is super relatable
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