Friday, July 15, 2011


Maybe it's because i'm Colombian selective vision/hearing but it seems that this week, here in Los Angeles, i've noticed that there has been a plethora of Colombian pride festivals. The Pico Rivera Colombian Festival, Down Town Art Walk: Colombian Exhibits and not to mention a couple of Colombian artists that are set to play in L.A...And while i'm still debating about actually attending these events, there is one thing all these events have in common: Pride.
Pride can motivate you. Pride can initiate change, but at the same time pride can inhibit you...just ask the proud boys that wear Mexican Pointy boots in the pseudo-documentary above. These young men inspired by the tribal music have created a sub-culture that motivates members to create the most pointy boots to dance in. Sounds painful, tacky, horrible fun! Watch with an open mind guys and enjoy!!!

"Extreme forms of Nationalism leads to fascism..."

Friday, June 24, 2011

Electric Daisy Carnival

Carnival folk have really never gotten a good rep. Maybe they just can't afford any GOOD press or maybe its because of all those weird side-show acts with freaks, that one often associates carnivals, with well...freaks. I mean there's:
But one carnival that has been getting a LOT of press (and good one too) is the Electric Daisy Carnival. A music festival (Read:Electronica Coachella), that for the past 13 years had been calling Los Angeles home, but after last year's drama of a 14 year old partying to death, the event has been moved to Las Vegas (mecca of debauchery).
Even though EDC is known for debauchery, mayhem and the most intense ravers you will ever meet, here @ROSEBOW we like to help you with some outfit inspirations for this weekend's Electric Daisy festival. Take cues from Models:

Someone is ready to do the Melbourne shuffle...

Cut off shorts are a must in the heat of the desert. Instead of bikini top try a bandeau or color crop top to add some color, while trying to get your tan on. A long-light flowly sweater might seem like a hassle to wear @ a festival but knowing you-you'll be so drugged up and  will forget the SPF 50 both your mother and I told you to take. The sweater will @ least keep your shoulders from melting off as well as not letting you look like a complete rave slut. :)

I see dem' denim shorts peeking :)

A long flowy dress is perfect to dance and prance around EDC. Not only is it easy to wear but you can easily sneak in your E-pill you will later be selling   another outfit underneath. Like denim shorts and a bikini top. Bring it all together with a belt, some Raybans (unless you rock the bloodshot) and you are ready to be the belle of EDC!

For those of you on-route to EDC, I'm super jelly I can't go this year, but if you were rich lucky enough to go, my musical suggestion is to check out ARAAB MUZIC:

Do you like Carnivals?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Forest

Mala Nieves Decal

Cluster Cherry Headband

The Forest

I'm always on the look out for aesthetic stimulation. Whether it's a dress, a new art exhibit or even just a moment in time. Recently I've been going back to my roots and looking towards nature for inspiration. Going to the forest or any green environment let's me recharge my batteries that the city has drained. 
Another way the forest can inspire you is by watching Colombian-based duo THE FOREST and their live performance art. The visual candy that is this art-band incorporates their love for art and the surreal. "They wrapped their audience in a visual act that bathes them in lights, color and experimental music". So next time the 405 has you on the verge of going postal-CHILL-take a break, and leave towards nature.
Are you lost in the Forest?

 (Images via:, Split Pea Vintage ,, Top, The Forest Experimental, & Rose Bow Fashion)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Joie Noir

Everyone has a dark side-It might not come up as often as some, but deep down, all of us are dark creatures who embrace evil from time to time. And maybe this sudden wind of dark inspiration has come from stress, rejection, my new voodoo shaman friend my occasional side job, catering at the historical L.A. land mark, the Edison. The interior of the Edison is dark, mysterious and enchanting-sort of like that guy you met last month at the M Bar. (R.I.P. M BAR!)

Wearing an all black outfit might seem like a flattering choice, but you really don't want to look like  Steven Seagal or have people confuse you for being part of the Edison catering service. Its always good to add a touch of color to your dark outfits. Subtle and dainty, like a delicate lingerie bralette that peeps through a crop top or even a sweater that has subtle color in it. Take cues from models Cindy & Shannon:

Over-sized sweater: Angel Design by Sabri Ozel

Cosabella Blue Bralette shown through a crop-top

Funky hair-do's for Summer.

 Do you guys embrace your dark side?

(Photos-Rafael Cardenas; Models-Shannon Dahl & Cindy Pak; Artistic Director/Stylist: Khristian Berrio. Location:Southern Califas-City of Angels )

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My winning smile.

Risky Business Inspired
Bright Pink Lips for Summer

Modern Vintage Today original pieces
"La vida es una tombola", meaning life is a raffle. Some days you feel like you're on top of the world, while other days you just want to explode... But on those certain days when life is giving me putasos left and right, my solution is a winning smile and killer outfit. Which is why I'm so happy to have found the mecca of confident clothes-meet my latest obsession-MODERN VINTAGE TODAY(MVT). A boutique store focusing on updating vintage clothing by slightly altering them, breathing new air into them.

MODERN VINTAGE TODAY, is less than 2 months old and is already creating a buzz here in the Los Angeles fashion scene. Started off by childhood friends Mary Moutry and Jenifer Lewis, these fashionistas are sharing their sense of awesome style via MVT. "If you are going to wear something from our store, you better be confident. Confidence is everything..." said owner Mary in regards to her clothes. And when looking around the store it is clear that confidence is required for some of their clothes. Fur coats, sparkly dresses and outrageous colors create a visual palette that even Van Gogh would envy.

"Modern Vintage Today also provides services such as,personal styling, personal shopper, alterations tailored to fit etc." Having a tailor at a vintage is store is so rare yet necessary, make your clothes more personal, and fit you exactly to your body type. Another great thing about this store is their incredible affordable prices and if you show your student i.d. you get 10% off! (Coolness!).  With Summer parties just around the corner, check out MVT and create that look that screams, "Look @ me now" and makes you feel like your always #WINNING.
Business Women: Jenifer Lewis & Mary Moutry

4306 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Neighborhood: Wilshire Center
(323) 252-4283

(Photos: Raphael Cardenas: Models: Paula Lucero, Shannon Slettedahl & Cindy Pak:: Hair/Make-up/Artistic Director: Rose Bow Fashion:: Clothes/Accessories/Confidence: MODERN VINTAGE TODAY)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Little Pony.

Better hair than you.

Coral Suede Horse Print Coin Purse

My Little Gaga Pony 

Horse Shoe ring in 14K
Alma and her horsey :)
About a week ago, my dear friend decided she was going to celebrate her birthday at Cowboy Country. Against my will I went and what I witness was beyond my wild horses dreams. As I entered the barn (YES A BARN!) I saw huge ballroom dance floor  in which, I shit you not about 80 Cowboy & Cowgirls uniformly danced, like a Disney Musical, to a weird tune they called "Country music". 
Through out the whole night I miserably attempted to dance this music, but could not find the rhythm. I later found out, the hard way, my 2-step dance didn't appropriately match the rhythm to Country music. 
Luckily this place had a lot of places to hide. Once seated, I was able to put my shame on the side and just admire the scenery. While watching these people do their routine, I was inspired by the Cowgirls and their funky style for the upcoming Summer months. Their style looks great on the dance floor, but could easily be used in everyday life here in L.A. Some inspirational cues include, denim diapers shorts, Cowboy boots, flower printed dress and of course an attitude!

Are you guys Country Strong?

(Images via: Onlyitgirls.tumblr,, Vogue (USA), Vogue (China) , ,, Rose Bow Fashion)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Avec Paix

Her name is Paz, the Spanish word for "Peace", but she is known more for her un-peaceful, erratic, and sometimes eccentric behavior both on and off screen. Though this 26-year-old New York native has been acting since the age of 5, she is currently known for her role as harlot-bad-girl in HBO's critically acclaimed show "Boardwalk Empire".
Paz de la Huerta is an unconventional beauty with a touch of goth circa 1991. I absolutely love the fact that she dons her natural beauty with dark Gothic lips that even Mr. Marilyn Manson himself would envy. Paz's style is just like her persona on-screen: bold, simple and loud, and for that she is my style icon for the month of May.
Do you like Paz's look?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wake up! Wake up! It's the first of the month.

Today is the 1st of the month and while some are dreading today (rent is due!) today's 1st of the month is quite different. Today is May 1st, or as thousands of workers refer to as May Day/International Worker's Day. Today is an another opportunity for YOU to voice current labor issues that affect you daily. Today YOU can go into the streets of Los Angeles (or wherever you live) and march peacefully to voice your current frustrations not only towards change in labor unions but rights for migrant workers.
A sweater that would make Trotsky happy.
If just one day out of the year, we would leave our comfortable bubble of numbing capitalism and protest with our fellow comrades and peacefully "fight" and hold hands for something we ALL believe in, wouldn't this world be a better place?

What's worth fighting for you?

Friday, April 29, 2011

La Boda Real.

I'll keep it brief- I just have a couple of questions for the Royal Couple:
Congrats to the Royal Couple. 

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