Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tropicana – Yesterday and Today

Check out these two photos from the Tropicana Night ClubThe above is from 1949. This was taken during my trip in 2009. The costumes look almost the same! It was a beautiful show!

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Nicolita is all about the hips!

Nicolita’s signature Cuban-Style Bottoms and unique styles have set itself apart in the swimwear industry. Designing for Latina curves, Nicolita has reached a multi-cultural consumer who wants flattering styles that are conservative and sexy. The Cuban-Style Bottoms have a No-Pinch … Continue reading

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Fashion Night Out with NICOLITA

Nicolita celebrates Fashion’s Night Out with her caliente swimwear collection! Take $20 off on any order made on September 8th between the hours of 6pm-11pm on www.mynicolita.com. To receive the code, either follow @mynicolita on Twitter or LIKE the Nicolita … Continue reading

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Latinas We Love on the 2011 VMAs Red Carpet!

Check out these lovely Latinas working the red carpet at the VMAs tonight! Victoria Justice, Selena Gomez, Zoe Saldana, and Demi Lovato looked amazing!

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How I imagine Cuba.

Last night was the panel discussion,  ‘How Do Americans Imagine Cuba?’ held at The Getty, by Zocalo Public Square. There are so many different perceptions of how Americans imagine Cuba, because Cuba has been such a source of inspiration in … Continue reading

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All Havana Broke Loose: An Oral History of Tropicana on Vanity Fair Magazine

All Havana Broke Loose: An Oral History of Tropicana In the decadent jet-set heaven of 1950s Havana, the only place to be was Tropicana, a pleasure dome where the shows (and showgirls) were dazzling, the gambling was high-stakes, and the … Continue reading

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Cubanisimo Winery

Read more about this incredible Cuban vineyard based out in Oregon. I love how they are blending their Cuban culture with their passion for wine. Azucar!! Mauricio Collada Jr. MD – Owner Mauricio was born in Havana, Cuba in the … Continue reading

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Cuban Style Head Piece Inspo

A lot of people keep asking me what was my inspiration for using the headpieces this season on 2012 runway show. Well, my inspiration for the amazing head pieces came from a PENCIL! During our 2012 Collection photo shoot in … Continue reading

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Watch Nicolita on Lifetime’s Balancing Act September 11th at 7AM

Watch Nicolita’s designer, Nicolita Di Rocco interview on Lifetime’s Balancing Act. The segment is set to air September 7th at 7am.

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WATCH THE NICOLITA DOCUMENTARY HERE!

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How Do Americans Imagine Cuba? THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011, 7:00 PM

Moderated by Olga Garay, Executive Director, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Ever since Americans first likened Cuba to a damsel in distress — two hundred years ago, when the island country was under threat from imperial Spain … Continue reading

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STYLE SIGHT – Nicolita swimwear Interview

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Cuba Nostaligia: El Dario de la Marina

It’s always such a treat when we come across some achieved magazines from Cuba’s high society clubs during the 1940′s and 50′s. It’s an even bigger treat when we actually recognize family and friends in these photos. This photo is … Continue reading

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2012 Collection Fashion Show!!

Sit back, relax, and sip a mojito as you watch the Nicolita 2012 Collection Mercedes Benz Fashion week fashion show!

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Apparel News features NICOLITA swimwear in their Miami Swim wrap up!

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CUBA IS TROPICAL – BE A TROPICALIST

I love this advertisement for La Tropical, Cuban beer.  This was the first Cuban beer on the Island in 1888. Read more about the company history below! La Tropical was born more than a century ago, on an island where … Continue reading

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