Hey everyone, I am a bit stumped re the spanish Harlem challenge - does any one have any suggestions for visual references?
I am thinking ruffles and roses, and Freida Kahlo - she's cool - gypsy blouses - love them - That's all I got!
Spanish Harlem is such a wide category that encompasses a variety of eras. I guess the first would be Puerto Rican culture starting in the 1950's. Seems a wee bit of a challenge for October if you're in an area that's cooling down for fall. But it can work. I'm thinking about West Side Story, Carlos Santana videos (particularly Maria, Maria and Smooth), that horrible Dirty Dancing sequel Havana Nights which is Cuban but was filmed in Puerto Rico so similar influences.
Salsa music has quite a few roots in Spanish Harlem as well particularly in the 60's. Marc Anthony was born there.
And while set in the Dominican Republic, Salma Hayek was in a movie called "In the Time of the Butterflies" that brings spanish harlem to mind for me.
Personally, I'm envisioning red chiffon, probably with polka dots, caribbean embroidery, even denim. Maybe just an early 60's style silk dress with a square neckline, fitted bodice, and a fuller skirt. I'll have to keep thinking.
Hey Cathe... You are the one with the books to figure things out for us........COme on now... Tell us what Spanish Harlem is.heehee or as Charolette T says...tee hee... hahahahhaha .
Hey Charolett t... can't wait to see what answer we get from Cathe,ha.
I really hope "tickled pink" just means something pink, otherwise I really have lost it! tee hee (that one's for you Judy)
Welcome back Diane x
Zippo here, Spanish Harlem is East Harlem…big help I know.
I think bombshell dress is right on the money per Jessamyn and West Side Story like Samantha suggested…
Certainly pink is pink…right???