Kate Spade Wants to Make Mariachis Great Again!

Make Mariachis Great Again! #MMGA

Mexican immigrants are not precisely popular these days –and I’m pretty sure we’ll all get deported real soon. But local mariachis are making their way to the world of high fashion, thanks in part to Kate Spade New York.

The brand has tapped the all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache to tout its “timeless — and timely — collection,” which is full of “cute cultural references” and is now available on Kate Spade’s Website.*

WATCH as the all-female band gets on the [FAILING] New York City subway while model Fernanda Ly walks in sporting a “lace-trimmed flouncy dresses” and a handbag that features a tiny burrito or something weird like that.

*Alas, the fabulous black charro suits are not part of the collection’s offering.

Hat tip: @begona_lozano

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Waiter, there’s a Mexican in my Google Doodle!

Mexican actress Dolores del Río was born Aug. 3, 1904

If you happen to visit Google.com today (which is, like, super likely) you’ll find a colorful homage to Dolores del Río, the legendary actress who went to become as famous in Hollywood than in her native Mexico.

Calling her a “trailblazer for women in Hollywood and beyond,” Google’s homage is more than welcome, especially these days when immigrants are increasingly being hailed as “personas non gratas.” 

Via: CNET en Español

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Who Says Only Gringos Have G.I. Joe’s?

 

Vía: Flickr

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Watch Out, Geico! Here Comes El Martillo Tejano

Who cares if switching to Geico can save you 15 percent or more on car insurance?

If I were to have a car — or live in Texas — (both very unlikely scenarios) I’d totally call Jim Adler, aka El Martillo Tejano, who promises to protect my people (i.e. The Hispanics) from sleazy insurance companies and give us the most compensation possible in case of a car accident.

Watch Adler inform us about his services in the best Gringo-Spanish I’ve heard in a while.

Take it away Jim!

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Greetings from the Land of ‘Fantacy,’ — a.k.a. La La Land

This blogger had to make a rush visit to check up on her fellow Mexicans on the West Coast. Which means you’ll probably be seeing more California-related postings than necessary.

Culver City, CA. 2017

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Ever Wanted to Drive Like an Inca from Baja? Go Get Your ‘Ethnic-Style’ Wheel Cover Today!

What the hell is “Baja Inca?”

From the online retailer that brought us the Mexican Deluxe Yoga Mat, the Hispanic Flag and — of course — the DIY Tacos al pastor, now comes the Baja Inca Blanket Steering Wheel Cover Plush Poncho , an “ethnic, fun, fashionable” wheel cover for your pimped up lowrider!

Because everybody knows the Incas from Baja California are one colorful driving bunch, right?

Hat tip: @SaraChicaD

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I’m Going to Hell for this, but at Least it Will be RA-PI-DI-TO

 

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