Latino Fashion Week® (LFWTM) is now in its Eight Year will take place from Wednesday, October 1st – October 4th, 2014, at Block Thirty Seven, 108 N. State St., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602. Teen World: Expo 15 & Sweet 16, Sunday, October 5th, will take place at the Midwest Conference Center, 401 W… Continue reading LATINO FASHION WEEK: “BEYOND EXCEPTIONAL” HAS ARRIVED 8th Annual Latino Fashion Week Tour
When I first did my big chop I thought about getting braids. Box braids, Havana twist, Marley braids, Genie locs, etc but every time I told a guy friend of mine, he would always say " I thought you are natural?" He's conservative and doesn't understand women's hair at all. Not one bit! One day… Continue reading Ancient Fabulous: Hair & Weaves
I love makeup and beating my face every now and then. I'm no makeup artist, but I hope in the near future I will be able to go to beauty school to learn how to do makeup professionally. There are a million YouTube videos of thousands of people doing makeup tutorials using high price brands like… Continue reading Makeup for beautiful Brown Girls!
What does Cocoa Boricua have to do with fashion and beauty? I get side eyed all the time when I tell people the name of my blog. Some think I'm doing the most or picking one ethnicity over the other, and that's not the case at all. I decided to name my blog The Cocoa… Continue reading Cocoa Boricua? Fashion & Beauty for people like me!
It's Tuesday and every Tuesday I see hundreds of transformation pictures. I love how the entire world abides by an editorial calendar. Every Monday is motivating and man crush Monday. Tuesday is transformation. Wednesday is woman crush. Thursday is the notorious throwback and Friday is flashback? I'm not sure about Friday but you get the… Continue reading Transform your dreams!
October is Chicago's most fashionable season. Latino Fashion Week is back! This year the Beyond Exceptional fashion shows will start on October 1, through October 5 and will be held at Block Thirty Seven. Last year was my first year attending and I loved the high fashion. I'm so excited about this year's Love Your… Continue reading Beyond Exceptional Latino Fashion Week 2014
It's one of my dreams is to go to New York Fashion Week (NYFW) but that's every fashion + beauty lover's dream. Right? Thanks to social media and technology I felt like I was there this weekend. There was such much going on. Here's my favorite moments that I spotted in these social media streets. Denise… Continue reading NYFW 2014 Weekend Recap
Hello September! I have a good feeling this month is going to be amazing. It's already off to a great start! This morning I saw the September cover for Plus Model Magazine and it blew me away! Anita Marshall looks fabulous! Susan Moses did an incredible job styling for the shoot. I'm looking forward to… Continue reading September Cover 2014
Grab your coffee and cocoa this morning, we need to talk! The plus size and natural hair communities are buzzing about Gabourey Sidibe's Harper's Bazaar editorial, and Oprah's huge afro on the cover of her September issue of O Magazine. I love glossies, and for those of you who don't know what glossies are, they're magazines.… Continue reading Monday Morning Cocoa: Brown Beauties in Glossies
Friday there were many bloggers in town for the annual BlogHer conference. Cece the Plus Size Princess of The Big Girl Blog and Alissa from Stylish Curves along with Feminista Jones. I wore a metallic top from Asos and leather like leggings from H&M+. I decided to puff my hair in a big afro with… Continue reading What She Wore: Disco Style