If there is one thing I’ve always wanted people to understand, is that things may not always seem as they appear and that people of different heritages don’t come in only one color. When I tell people my parents are from Mexico, the first thing they usually as me is “Say something in Spanish.” Mexico is a rainbow of colors from the darkest to the lightest, and really, couldn’t you say that about almost all countries? I am fluent in Spanish – I cannot even tell you how many uncomfortable situations I have been in overhearing conversations in Spanish trash talking me because they think I’m white, or vice versa, hearing conversations in English trash talking Mexican’s because they don’t think I am one.
And just as diverse as the people of Latin American countries can be, I’ve found it so fascinating to see style develop through different bloggers. There are bloggers that live abroad in their home countries or in foreign (to them) countries, or those like me who live in America but come from a Hispanic heritage. All these elements give different perspectives in fashion and blogging. It’s especially important now that fashion blogs are becoming more diverse than magazines, that we present and be proud of our heritages. I think that’s a large part of the fashion appeal too.
I’ve rounded up a list of my favorite bloggers that I find inspiring in fashion, style, taste, among other things and are of Hispanic heritage.
Ariana – La Catrina Style – Great style with a bohemian flare and an obsession with color and platform shoes.
Andy – Style Scrapbook A big blogger that most likely you have heard of, her story is pretty amazing and she has created a very impressive empire online and now with television internationally.
Karla – Karla’s Closet Another big blogger with amazing style. Lots of vintage dresses. Sky high heels. Plus an enviable jewelry collection.
Diana – Our City Lights Photography lover extraordinaire, every post she publishes is from the heart.
Julie – Sincerely Jules Another blogger you’ve probably already heard about, quintessential southern California style.
Delmy – Fashion Bananas This curvy New Yorker is not afraid to wear color and has an amazing shoe collection.
Maria – Kitties + Couture Petite fashionista from the Bay Area I have had the pleasure of knowing, she is amazingly nice!
Gala – Am Lul This Spanish style start is now based out of London but seems to jet set all over the world, plus she has been there since the beginning of style blogs.
Freesia A blogger from Mexico with an eye for color and mixes in her own great illustrations.
Marie – Joy of Fashion When you see Marie’s blog, you see the happiness radiating from her. I guess that’s why she put Joy in her blog title.
Tina – City Girl Rides
Jes – Ryzenberg On
Sandra – Debutante Clothing
I’ve also enjoyed this trend hunting in Mexico website, Cool Hunter.
While it’s impossible for me to list all and every single of the blogs that fall under this category, believe me, there are tons more (you can just look here).
Are you a person of color (or not) and how do you feel about the diversity or maybe lack of diversity in blogging?
Style can transcend color, and my RSS feed is very colorful.