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Thanks to Professor Eliza Rodriguez Y Gibson who pointed my now-scalded eyes, my scarred Mexican-American soul, to this fantabulous atrocity!

Haute couture non-mexican “cholos”!!!! Holy Baudrillard meets Eddie J. Olmos’s Pachuco — who would be rolling over in his grave if he weren’t still thriving in Hollywood! [Mas…]


Artist James Curran explains the method behind his madness in creating LAGifAThon:

In July I spent a month in Los Angeles where I animated a new GIF every day for 30 days inspired by something that happened during my stay.

See all the looping GIFs on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram with #LAGifathon or follow me to keep up with the next Gifathon, coming soon…

fridafashionFrida Kahlo is back from the dead and live on stage in this slow-motion Portuguese fashion show video from State of the Art. [Mas…]

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twomodelsNative American (Apsáalooke) designer Bethany Yellowtail’s latest fashions are perfect on Ojibwe model Jade Willoughby and Tlingit/Koyukon/Athabascan model Martin Sensmeier. No cultures were appropriated in the making of these garments, these photos or this video. [Mas…]

Watch: Mexican fashionistas demo what the cool kids will wear in 2035

by Chale Knickerbocker January 14, 2015 Cultura
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The students at Mexico City’s Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Moda de Casa de Francia designed and produced 20 “intelligent” pieces of clothing for your fashion-forward future. Twenty years from now, we’ll all be wearing black and white poofy mexi-burkas with built-in virtual reality. SPOILER: All the extra-cool kids will have gray hair, 3D printers […]

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La Cucaracha #TBT Throwback Tuesday: Cholos-R-Us (1993 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 8, 2014 Cartoons
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Abuelita Reviews: These Kanye-style shades are cray-cray (video)

by Bronco del Camino May 15, 2014 Cultura
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Abuelita wants to step up her look with cool-looking shades, so she’s checking out Kanye West style sunglasses, John Lennon specs and heavy black hipster models. Which style is right for her? PREVIOUSLY ON ABUELITA REVIEWS:

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A fashion trend from the 1990s — chanclas with socks — is back

by María Purísima November 13, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from NEW YORK CITY) Some fashion trends from the 1990s have been back in vogue for a while — everything from flannel to baby doll dresses and chokers — but one fashion trend has insiders abuzz this Fall: Chanclas with socks, newly re-branded as Chocks. Rebuffed by mainstream fashion in the 1990s, the […]

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Classic La Cucaracha: Gen X, meet Gen Mex (1994) (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 11, 2013 Cartoons
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Cholas turning Japanese? We really think so! Meet the J-Cholas (photos)

by SEÑOR BLACKWELL September 7, 2012 Cultura
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Yakuza lowriders? Check. Spanish Crip-walking cholo wannabes? Check. Good ole boy Southern Comfort luchador-looking surf rockers? Check. Face it, brown is the new black. Today’s example? Japanese cholas!

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Happy July 4, fashionistas! May I see your papers, please?

by Yuppie Chicana July 2, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from ARIZONA) For fashionistas, this July 4 holiday season is less about parades and barbecues and more about flashing your passport, if you have one. The new patriotic papers fashion flair follows the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold the “show me your papers” provisions of SB1070. And now everybody wants those papers. […]

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Adidas honors Juneteenth by releasing ‘Shackle’ sneakers

by Lalo Alcaraz June 19, 2012 Cultura
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Adidas and fashion designer Jeremy Scott honored the nation’s Juneteenth holiday today by releasing the new JS Shackles sneakers, which feature orange plastic cuffs, evoking the très à la mode suffering of black slaves in 19th Century America. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, honors African-American  heritage by commemorating the announcement of […]

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Here’s the winner of our ‘caption this POCHO photo contest’

by Lalo Alcaraz June 5, 2012 Cultura
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The response was huge after we posted a snapshot from the notorious American Apparel California Farmer ad that has been decried and debated, and even spoofed by artist Julio Salgado. This pic is striking, regardless of what you think of it, making it a prime candidate for CAPTION THIS POCHO PHOTO. The judges had to […]

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What to wear in Monterrey when listening to cumbia and huffing glue

by Comic Saenz June 5, 2012 Cultura
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We don’t really know what to say about this, so we’ll let VICE tell the story in this report from Monterrey, MX: Every Sunday afternoon, after dancing all weekend at bars and clubs around town, a bunch of Mexican Colombianos gather outside the 7-Eleven at the bottom of the Latino Tower in downtown Monterrey. Taking […]

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Mujeres: Wearing Victoria’s Secret doesn’t make you a model

by María Purísima May 18, 2012 Cultura
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Supposebly, I was supposed to sex it up for my boyfriend Manuelito. He said the romance was gone and we needed to spice it up. So I did what any girl would do — I went to Victoria’s Secret. I spent a long time in that store, too. I looked at everything they had — […]

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Spring cholo fashion tips from Le Smoké light up Montebello

by Oscar Barajas April 10, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Fresh cholo fashion tips brought style and fabulous funké decadence to the Montebello Town Center over the Easter weekend at fashion magistrate Le Smoké’s semiannual Eastsider Estilo Eshow, Low Rider Expo and Petting Zoo. Le Smoké is celebrated for his ground-shaking declaration in 2006 that burgundy was the new red […]

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Dress shoes and track suits — a foreigner’s firme fashion faux pas

by Al Carlos Hernandez April 9, 2012 Cultura
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It’s easy to spot people from another country by the way they mix and match their clothes. If someone is wearing dress shoes and a jogging suit, chances are they are from anywhere but here. A word of caution here: If an OG writer can figure this out, so can the Migra.

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