Cosmo for Latinas fall issue launched on Monday at a fabulous party at the W Hotel in New York City. The event had all the elements of a great party: beautiful people, great drinks, delicious bocaditos and awesome music spun by a fierce female DJ, DJ Kalkutta.
It was the first time I attended a Fashion Week show, and what an awesome event it was!
The night was all about celebrating being Latina, the culture, the music, the language. Looking around the room I saw beautiful, funny and confident Latina women.
I realized something that night—though we communicate in English, our cultura seeps through; whether through jokes or references, or conversations about how to care for curly hair and how to wear red lipstick, or which eye brightener works best for olive skin tones.
For me, the highlight of the evening was when Cosmo for Latinas Editor in Chief, Michelle Herrera Mulligan, took the mic and, in addition to thanking people for supporting the publication, announced the magazine’s support of the Ella Leadership Institute.