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The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fall 2012

February 9, 2012

Latinas rule the runway at the Red Dress Collection

By Mercedes Sanchez

gloria estefan and giselle blondet red dress Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is in full effect in New York City. We were up close and personal last night at The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection show which made history by having four Latinas grace the runway!

Giselle Blondet, the Puerto Rican actress and television host, brought her fun personality to the stage by walking- more like dancing– to a LMFAO track in a gorgeous, Oscar de la Renta gown.

La La (Lopez) Anthony, who is married to the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, wasn’t quite as confident as Giselle. She took her time walking down the runway in a tight Rachel Roy dress that accentuated her curves.

Gloria Estefan exuded nothing but confidence as she stepped on the runway and sang along to the music in a more conservative, but elegant Narciso Rodriguez gown. But what really got our attention was her hair which she wore in an exaggerated up do.

Jeanette Torres-Alvarez, the sister of former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, wore a lengthy gown by Carlos Miele. Her dress was so long that she had to walk the runway by holding it up. Nonetheless, she graced the stage with a gorgeous smile and nude heels.

Each year The Heart Truth showcases a collection during Fashion Week this was their 10th anniversary.

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See all photos and a video from the runway below.

See my article in today’s El Diario/La Prensa, or read it in Spanish here.

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Mercedes Sanchez

Mercedes Sanchez is an on-air style and beauty expert, spokesperson, and the founder of — a lifestyle blog covering fashion, beauty, and travel. She's offered style and beauty tips on NBC, CBS, BET, HuffPo, Telemundo and Univision. Contact: mercedes[at]bechicmag[dot]com.

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