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Monday, October 30, 2017

Selena: an Homage to the Queen of Tejano

See below for costume details
Unless you've lived under a rock for the past 20 years, there's no denying the influence that Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla has had on today's pop culture.  Being a Corpus Christi native and resident of Selena's old neighborhood, it was only right that I represent for my city and hood and transform into Selena for Halloween. 

From the time that I was a young girl into early adulthood, I have several distinct memories of Selena.  I remember seeing her tour bus parked outside the Quintanilla residences in the mornings as my mother took me to school.  I remembered seeing her perform on the local TV stations and how they compared her to Gloria Estefan.  I remembered hearing the news about her death and how devastated our entire community was.  I remember when the director of the Selena movie Gregory Nava drew upon local talent to play as extras in some of the film's scenes, giving our community another chance to celebrate and honor the life of Selena.
Even though it's been over 22 years since she left this world, Selena's legacy continues to burn brightly.  From festivals, statues, museums and artwork, the residents of Corpus Christi fans worldwide continue to honor the talent, beauty and mystery that is  Siempre Selena.

Costume Details:

Selena hat: I just searched for Selena bling cap
Bustier: originally from Can find similar on or or Search for rhinestone bustier.
Belt: just type in rhinestone belt.  I have seen similar belts also at
Earrings: cheap silvers hoops I found at my local beauty supply shop, can be found almost anywhere.
Makeup:  I did an eye shadow-free look that was heavy on the eyeliner.  I achieved my red lips with Coloured Raine's Matte Lip Paint in Cherry Blossom. Find it here.

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