Name: Frankie Tavares
Residence: New York
Nationality: Puerto Rican
What do you like about being Latina?
There is so much I love about being a Latin woman. I love the culture, the food, the music. I love how much we celebrate life and our families. As a Latin woman I love the spice & sass we bring. Latin woman have so much fire in them and it radiates out in the form of confidence and strength. We are proud and beautiful!
What are your favorite Color?
Purple and red.
What are your favorite brand of clothes?
I love so many brands but I would have to say my absolute favorite brand would be INC, International Concepts. I love that they include both straight and plus sizes in their brand. The clothes have an edge to them and fit beautifully.
What is your favorite style?
Sassy yet chic. I love to pair a really bold piece with something very casual or delicate. I try to incorporate leather in all of my outfits whenever I can. For example I would wear leather pants with a lace top. Or a worn white jersey knit top and leather skirt, some motor cycle boots, red lips and beachy undone hair. That's Frankie 😉
What are the 5 items you always carry in your purse?
Lip gloss, a spare phone battery, red lipstick, business cards and gum.
Which actor/actress or model has the best style according to your taste?
My style icon would have to be Jennifer Lopez. I don't think she has ever worn anything I did not like. Another style icon would be the always so gorgeous Beyoncé.
Who was the role model growing up and how does that influence who you are today?
I loved so many women in media growing up for so many different reasons. I admired Catherine Zeta-Jones for her effortless and timeless beauty. She has always been so regal. I also loved Madonna for her fearlessness. She never cared what people thought of her and I have such admiration for people like that. I would like to say who I am today is much like both of these women meshed together. I like to live life fearlessly and push the boundaries . On the other hand I am a very modest and private person at the same time.
What is your favorite Latino Dish?
Sancocho y pasteles! I can never get enough!
What is your favorite thing to do?
Being with my family. I love all being in the same bed piled on top of each other watching a good movie and eating snacks. I also love a good old fashion family house party. Meeting new cousins and additions to the family. Music blaring, everyone dancing, laughing and eating until we can't anymore! Those would have to be my top 2 of all time favorite things to do.
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