Puerto Rican designer Stella Nolasco was inspired by the wooden saints from her homeland to create very elaborate and colorful dresses. "You can see the Caribbean colors, blue, coral … and with metallic details inspired by the costumes of the saints," says Nolasco.
Before the parade, the creator spoke with Ingrid I. Rivera, executive director of Tourism of Puerto Rico, who was happy to attend the parade. "We are very happy to support a Puerto Rican talent," Rivera explains. "She is a pride, an ambassador who represents her country and serves to promote the development of the needle industry and Puerto Rico as a luxury destination."
Behind the scenes, Beatriz Cisneros, makeup artist at MAC cosmetics, recreated a “virginal” look for the models. "It is something very mystical, religious, inspired by virgins made of porcelain," says Cisneros. “The main focus is on the skin, transparent, very bright, especially on the upper part of the cheekbone, the arch of the eye and the bridge of the nose. I have used powdered and cream products that give a certain sweating effect”.
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To round off the look, Marc Mena from the Warren-Tricomi salons opted for a romantic but textured braid hairstyle. "It doesn't matter that he looks a little sloppy," says Mena. "From a distance it seems that a curling iron was used but we used the braid itself to make the bow and create the effect."