Las Muchachas Good: The "Muy Bien" White Carpet Divas of the 2015 Premios Billboard Awards/Latin Billboard Awards--Bank United Center Miami Florida
The 2015 Premios Billboard/Latin Billboard Awards were last night, televised live on Telemundo--the Spanish language sister network of NBC/Universal from the Bank United Center in Miami Florida. The awards show celebrates the best in Latino music and is one of the highest rated music programs on the Telemundo network. Naturally, a lot of the presenters and red carpet attendees are from...you guessed it...the Telemundo/NBC/Universal family. Now, time for the good stuff: the RED CARPET. For the 2015 Premios Billboard, it was actually a WHITE CARPET and here are my Top Faves of the MUCHACHAS (the ladies) and toward the end of the blog...
The Not-So-Mucheey Muy Bueno. Or as I like to say, the CHONCHEE--2015 Premios Billboard, United Bank Center Miami Florida
Jennifer Lopez in Zihair Murad Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014: Leave it to Miss Jennifer Lopez to WURK it. She is SERVING it in this white silk tulle applique jumpsuit and silk crepe cape from Lebanese Couturier Zuhair Murad and his Spring/Summer 2014 collection. This complete look would probably set you back about $45,000+; it's all hand-made and yes, part of the designer's Haute Couture collection and it is FABULOUSLY chic! Everything--from the outfit, to her red nails to the clutch, rings and makeup and hair...is PERFECTO!
Shannon de Lima: Marc Anthony's wife, model Shannon de Lima wore this peach colored sequined chiffon gown with a side front slit, waistband and peek-a-boo keyhole halter neckline/top detail. The gown was very Beauty Pageant Queen--and in a good way. I loved her center-parted hairstyle and the fact that it wasn't all "Pageant pouffy"; that would have been almost redundant since she was wearing such a pageant-like gown. I also give her points for some of her accessories: I liked the simple silver clutch and silver strappy heels but I think she didn't need all those rings and bracelets but I'm sure they were very expensive diamonds loaned to her so she probably felt that she had to wear them.
Carmen Villalobos: Colombian telenovela actress Carmen Villalobos wore this pretty stunning and dramatic gown at last night's "2015 Premios Billboard". The gown is from Venezuelan designer-who-shows-at-Paris-Couture-Week Oscar Carvallo and his Oscar Carvallo Couture Fall/Winter 2013 collection. I thought the style was impacting and the fit (perfect length and the torso!) is impeccable. If you notice on the runway model, it seemed a bit short and the breasts were "peeking" out from the copper/gold torso bustier. Gracias a Dios that wasn't happening to the lovely Carmen!
Natalia Jimenez: Spanish singer Natalia Jimenez wore this ensemble above last night. It was a combination of a Balmain Fall 2015 top and a Valentino skirt that she supposedly "designed". I liked this look on Natalia. She looked chic, ethereal yet sexy. It was interesting that she combined such an UBER sexy look from Balmain and such a Boho Couture look from Valentino. Here are images I found from both...
Balmain (far left) and Valentino collections (Fall 2015 and Pre-Fall 2015, middle and far right) These pieces show you "hints" of Natalia's look. From my research, it does seem that the skirt was "custom" and while I am not discrediting Natalia's possible fashion designer future career, I am sure it was the Valentino design team of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli that suggested this look for her and she was like, "Si!".
Gaby Espino in Gustavo Arango: Venezuelan model and telenovela actress Gaby Espino wore a royal blue halter neckline gown from Colombia-born/Puerto Rico-raised designer Gustavo Arango. The actress, who was styled by Claudia Zuleta, looks quite nice in this gown. The style is simple, classic and yet still sexy-licious. I also loved her hair and makeup. Muy bien Gaby!
Silver Good: Marcia Jones and Kary Musa--these two ladies looked great in silver. Let's begin with actress, model and former Miss Colombia 2010 contestant Marcia Jones Brango (left): I thought her silver and nude gown fit her quite nice and well, this former beauty queen sure knows how to pose in that gown! I also liked Colombian actress and singer Kary Musa in this silver sequined gown; the fit was perfect and the styling--her side slicked hair and simple earrings and bracelet--were right on trend.
Cynthia Olavarria: Actress, TV host and former Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2005 looked like a High Fashion Disney Princess in this gold tulle and lame satin ball gown. I liked this silhouette and if anyone is going to pull off all that volume, it would be Cynthia! The dress seems a bit Prom-a-Licious but I still thing she worked it out. It's not a 9.9 but maybe a 8.6, which is still quite BUENO!
Maritza Rodriguez: Colombian telenovela actress Maritza Rodriguez makes my "Muy Bueno" list in this black sequins and nude gown from Abu Dabi -based designer Charbel Karam. I liked the style and fit.
Sofia Reyes: 19 year-old Mexican singer Sofia Reyes looked quite pretty in this lime green column gown with contrast torso detail. I liked the side peek-a-boo's (not too revealing!) and the Versace-like styling. I really liked this!
Rashel Diaz: Telemundo presenter Rashel Diaz wore this canary yellow gown from designer Gustavo Arango. Rashel was styled by Claudia Zuleta, just like actress Gaby Espino. I liked this strapless gown with peplum detail. The dress fit her nicely (perfect length) and the color was a stand-out!
Roselyn Sanchez: The gorgeous Roselyn wore this asymmetrical strawberry red jersey gown and I thought it was GREAT! Supposedly, the dress was from Givenchy. I could not find a photo from a recent Givenchy collection for the life of me but I she looks fantastic.
Marta Sanchez: Spanish singer (and Donatella Versace doppelganger--sans all the surgery!) Marta Sanchez makes my "Best Dressed" because A) she looked GREAT! and B) she WURKED that White Carpet! I thought the dress itself was a bit of a "Meh"--black side slit gown with halter neckline and odd arm detail--on another person this could have gone "Vegas cheap Tacky-licious" but leave it to Marta to make it look semi-classy. Big emphasis on "Semi".
The Uh Oh!-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hi-Lo No: These two lovely ladies did not give themselves any Positive Fashion Points by wearing these dresses. They both look like they went to a Sale Rack of a department store to buy these. Or a Prom Store in Ft. Lauderdale. On a positive note: I really liked their shoes! Yay for that!
Jessica Cerezo and Santaye: These two ladies were Applique No-No's. Jessica Cerezo (left) looks like a Mother-of-the-Bride and Santaye knows IT AIN'T GOOD when she has to place that clutch right around HER CHA-CHA to cover that wardrobe malfunction.
Ivy Queen: MIJA!!! What. Are. You. Thinking???? This is a Bird/Savage Queen No. The only thing I like about this is that Louis Vuitton clutch.
Isabella Castillo: Oh Isabella. What tacky Prom did you think you were attending??? I really hope that A) You didn't pay for this and B) a Freshman at some Fashion School made this....at least those are good excuses. It's a No-No.
**NEXT UP: Los HOMBRES! The Boys of the 2015 Latin Billboard Awards White Carpet