Photo & Video

The Mezcla Pop-Up Performance and Art Show Assists Aid for AIDS

Photos by Otto Campos

The non-profit organization, Aid for AIDS, and the popular Latino magazine, LatinTRENDS, joined forces to feature talented musicians, showcase and auction great art and most importantly, fund raise for people with aids in countries that can not afford the proper treatment and medication.

The event presented the Mezcla award, which gives recognition to those dedicated to empowering the Latino community. The honorees were TONY nominated actress of the Broadway musical “In The Heights,” Olga Merediz, the creator of Latinvision Media Inc., Carlos Vassallos, and the media team at

The star-studded gala featured amazing performances by Barbra Herr, Zing Experience, Lea McGowen, J. Truly and from HBO’s “Habla Women,” Rosemery Almonte.

Renowned Latino artists donated the art that were auctioned at La Nacional Exhibit Space in New York. All gross proceeds from the auction benefits Aid for AIDS. The event helps Aid for Aids “provide free medication to people with HIV in developing countries who do not have access to treatment,” states AFA’s website.

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All White At The 2014 BET Awards

The BET Awards red carpet looked more like an ‘All White Affair‘ party. Here were some of my favorite looks of the night.

Adrienne Bailon

Mia Perez

Amber Rose

Eva Marcille

Regina Hall


Gabrielle Union


Floyd Mayweather, Jr. date Doralie Medina

Terri Seymour

Paris Hilton

Kim Kardashian-West Is Always On

It appears that Kim Kardashian-West never has a off day. Her paparazzi pictures from around town can be on the pages of a fashion magazine. How does she do it?

In New York City, New York on June 16, 2014

In New York City, New York on June 17, 2014

In Beverly Hills, California on June 23, 2014

In New York City, New York on June 25, 2014

In New York City, New York on June 25, 2014

Mexican Perfumer Created A New Fragrance Inspired By Latinas


Gorgeous Mexican actress Kate del Castillo is the face of Avon’s new fragrance Flor Alegria. The fragrance was created by renowned Mexican perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux. Rodrigo says he created this with the Latina women in mind. He had the image of our smile, carefree sparkle, fun personality and our “Joie de vivre” while creating this gorgeous scent. I believe he nailed it. Flor Alegria has a sweet floral scent that will make you feel energetic, excited and inspired to welcome the world with a smile.

Flor Alegria exudes optimism, vitality and a joyful spirit. It reflects the way we are.” – Kate del Castillo

Flor Alegria is packaged in a bright colorful bottle and is adorned with a beautiful vibrant flower embellishment, which adds to the cheerful and magical joy of the fragrance.


PRICE: $28
AVAILABLE: June 2014
WHERE TO BUY: Available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit

How To Look Flawless This Summer

The East Coast is finally feeling like Summer now its time to enjoy and prepare for the sunny days ahead. Here are a few beauty products that will help you look flawless this season.

NEW John Frieda Luxurious Volume Touchably Full for Colour Treated Hair Shampoo and Conditioner

Maintains volume & texture of freshly coloured hair. Formulated with a specialized volume polymer, this shampoo adds space between hair strands, helping maintain the texture and volume of freshly coloured hair. The end result is boosted volume with increased stylability and touchably soft, natural-looking fullness.

Price: $7.99

Available: Now at Food, drug and mass retailers nationwide


John Frieda Frizz Ease Curl Reviver Mousse

Restore bounce, spring, and shine to fatigued curls and waves. This instant curl rescue boosts manageability so even the most difficult hair can be quickly and easily styled. Thanks to a specially enriched, alcohol-free formula, this essential mousse tames frizz while also giving a touchable hold that never feels crispy or sticky.

Price: $6.99

WHERE TO FIND IT: Food, drug and mass retailers nationwide


NEW Avon Sun+ After Sun Aloe Gel

Sometimes the sun gets the best of you, but Avon is there to help with this soothing gel packed with naturally healing Aloe Vera. The gentle, oil-free gel moisturizes and calms sunburned skin, helping soften dry skin and combat the damaging effects of sun, wind, and water. A unique blend of antioxidants and natural moisturizers help nurse skin back to health and prevent skin from peeling and flaking.

Price: $6

All Avon products are available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit


Jergens Shea Beauty Oil

A deeply hydrating beauty oil for lustrous and visibly radiant skin. As the latest addition to the Jergens® Shea Butter Collection, new Jergens® Shea Beauty Oil delivers amplified radiance you can see plus indulgent moisture and coveted sheen. This unique body luminizer leaves skin with six times more radiance, sheen, and hydration. Now, all the skin-loving benefits of intensely hydrating Shea Butter are paired with the exclusive sheen of body oil.

Price: $9.99

Available: Grocery, mass retailers and drugstores nationwide


ANEW Clinical Infinite Targeted Contouring Serum

Featuring a unique massaging applicator to target the four key facial zones prone to sagging (cheeks, chin, jowls, jaw), this effective serum combines the PolyPeptide Lift Complex with a high concentration of seven instant skin-tighteners including a pharmaceutical grade one for fast acting, fast lifting results.

Price: $39.99

WHERE TO BUY: Available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit

Video Recap of Mayor de Blasio’s Puerto Rican Parade Reception at Gracie Mansion

LatinTRENDS Video Recap of this cultural event that is an annual affair for New York mayors (Bill de Blasio’s turn) to invite the community, acknowledge the contribution Puerto Ricans and its people to the fabric of New York and celebrate the ever so popular and highly energetic Puerto Rican Parade in the back yard of his soon to be home Gracie Mansion.

Celebrating Puerto Rican Heritage at Gracie Mansion

Photos by Ottoniel Campos

Even when the clouds parted ways to let the sun come out in New York City, nothing shined brighter than Puerto Rican pride being celebrated with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Calle 13 and many New Yorkers honoring Puerto Rican heritage.

At the Gracie Mansion reception the conga, guira and timbales serenade the crowd of community leaders, small business owners and prideful Puerto Ricans with Latin sounds. After the attendees danced and sang their native salsa songs the prideful New Yorkers cheered as Calle 13 frontman René Pérez Joglar and his brother Eduardo Cabra were honored by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. “They speak out against injustice and issues that others may shy away from. I may not agree with them on everything but the fact that they even dare to challenge people is good,” said Mark-Viverito, the first Puerto Rican and Latina to be a New York City council speaker, to online publication Buzzfeed.

The popular Puerto Rican artist, Perez, who is also known as Residente, leads the celebration as “King” at the New York Puerto Rican 2014 parade.

The festivities were celebrated with Puerto Rican traditional goodies like flan, helado de coco, coquito (virgin of course) and the savory rice and beans with pollo, pernil and pescado.

Fashion Police Needed At The Playground For Mariah Carey

Mariah was spotted this week at the playground with her twins wearing a fitted white Versace gown, heels, gloves and shades.


As a mom of two I know this is not the most practical ‘get up’ to chase kids in a park so here are some “mommy friendly” attire that are stylish, cute and trendy. Jessica Alba seems like a very hands on kinda mom, which I love and she never looks like a “frumpy mom”….which clearly Mariah is afraid of and takes it way too far.







Mommy Wardrobe Essentials

Mommy Wardrobe Essentials

Hot Latina Moms – Who’s the hottest?

In no specific order here are some of the hottest Latina mothers in the industry. Who should receive the “LatinTRENDS Hottest Latina Mother Award“? Tweet us at @Latintrends2010 and let us know.

Previous cover model Jennifer Lopez age 44 and mother of gorgeous twins Maximilian David and Emme Maribel.


Mariah Carey age 44 is also the mother of twins, Monroe, after Marilyn Monroe, and Moroccan, after the location in which Cannon proposed to Carey in her Moroccan-style room.


Christina Milian age 32 is the mother of cutie pie daughter, Violet Madison.


Previous repeated cover model Roselyn Sánchez age 41 is the mother of precious Sebella Rose.


Gisele Bündchen age 33 has a son Benjamin Rein Bundchen Brady and daughter Vivian Lake Bundchen Brady.
*EXCLUSIVE* A tired looking Gisele Bundchen takes her kids to see the Doctor


Jessica Alba age 33 and proud mother of Honor Marie and Haven Garner Warren.


Previous cover model Dania Ramirez age 34 is the mother of fraternal twins, son John Aether Ramirez Land, and daughter Gaia Jissel Ramirez Land.

The Art of Giving Gala “Photo Recap”

Hostos Community College Annual Gala Event. The 2014 theme was: “The Art of Giving”, focusing on our future leaders, all funds received for this event will be used to create opportunities for Hostos students to continue their pathway in higher education.

Here are the honorees:
Marlene Cintrón
The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation

Marlene Cintron was born to Puerto Rican parents in The Bronx. She has worked for Congressman Robert Garcia, Mayor David N. Dinkins, the government of Puerto Rico and the New York State Senate in broad policy positions impacting the Puerto Rican and Latino community.

Ms. Cintron received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY College at Old Westbury, her Master’s in Education Administration from Fordham University and her Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Cintron is also a trustee of Boricua College, and director of the NYC Economic Development Corporation. She was also appointed by Governor Cuomo to the New York City Regional Economic Development Corporation.

Jay Hershenson
Senior Vice Chancellor For University Relations And Secretary Of The Board Of Trustees, CUNY

The City University of New York is the leading public urban university system in the nation. Senior Vice Chancellor and Board Secretary Hershenson’s portfolio includes the development and implementation of CUNY’s external relations programs, including governmental, media and community relations, marketing, communications and CUNY-TV and the administration of the Board of Trustees’ agenda, meetings and records.

He has served as Vice Chancellor since 1984 and has worked in senior level administrative positions for seven CUNY Chancellors and with over 100 CUNY trustees since the mid-1970’s. He has made a lifelong commitment to education and, in particular, to the use of higher education to positively transform lives. He received an M.A. in Urban Studies and a B.A. in Communications, Arts and Sciences and University Administration from Queens College, CUNY, after transferring from Queensborough Community College, CUNY. In 1974, he was elected and re-elected in 1975 to serve as the Chairperson of the University Student Senate of CUNY and became the first elected student trustee on the University’s Board of Trustees. Senior Vice Chancellor Hershenson has received numerous awards and recognition from various organizations over the past several years for his commitment to positively transforming lives through higher education.

Luis A. Ubiñas
Philanthropist and Policy Advocate

Luis A. Ubiñas serves on several multilateral, government and nonprofit boards and advisory committees, including the U.S. Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiation and the Advisory Committee for the U.S. Export Import Bank. He is a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the New York Public Library and chairs the Northeast Regional Committee for the White House Fellows Program. In the private sector, Luis serves on the boards of Electronic Arts and Valassis Communications.

Luis stepped down as president of the Ford Foundation, the second-largest philanthropy in the United States, in September, 2013. The Foundation has an endowment of nearly $12 billion and operates worldwide, with offices in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. Prior to joining the Ford Foundation, Luis was a Director at McKinsey & Company, leading the firm’s media practice on the West Coast. He served technology, telecommunications and media companies, working with them to develop and implement strategies and improve operations. Much of his work focused on the opportunities and challenges represented by the global growth of broadband and wireless technologies and applications. Luis is a graduate of Harvard College, where he was named a Truman Scholar, and Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, graduating with highest honors. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Adam Weinstein
President and CEO
Phipps Houses Group

Mr. Adam Weinstein is President and CEO of Phipps Houses, its 50+ affordable housing subsidiaries and affiliates, and Chairman of Phipps Neighborhoods, its social service sister organization. He joined Phipps Houses in 1989 as Assistant to the President, becoming a Vice President in 1992, Chief Operating Officer in 1993, and its President and CEO in 2001. Phipps Houses is the nation’s oldest and one of its largest not-for-profit enterprises committed to creating opportunity by developing, acquiring, operating and managing affordable housing. It has developed or preserved more than 8,000 affordable apartments in New York City, has another 1,100 apartments in construction, plus an active pipeline of new developments. Phipps Neighborhoods offers more than 30 different education and career programs, and access to community resources to help 11,000 New Yorkers annually build better lives for themselves, their families and their community, principally in neighborhoods where Phipps has a substantial housing impact.

Mr. Weinstein lives in the Bronx and is an active board member of a number of affordable housing advocacy and research organizations. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University.