Archive for June, 2009|Monthly archive page

Moda Urbana: “Whatever the weather, I’m still lookin’ good.”

By Victoria Molinar aka “Giggles”

Even with the windy/rainy weather, I was able to spot people looking fab. The guy with the tats calls himself Flinch. Notice his cartoon artwork of Hello Kitty, Stewie from Family Guy and a Powerpuff girl. And he still looks tough! Nice eyes too…

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Moda Urbana photographers search the El Paso streets, armed only with a camera, to photograph smartly-dressed citizens and post the photos on this blog.

Moda Urbana 6.29.09: Downtown El Paso Fashionistas

When the summer months bring in that nasty heat, it’s hard for a lady to look hot, without looking “hot.” Intern Victoria Molinar (known internally as “Giggles”) spotted these two ladies over by the Boxer Mural on Stanton.

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Moda Urbana photographers search the El Paso streets, armed only with a camera, to photograph smartly-dressed citizens and post the photos on this blog.

Hiking in the Franklin Mountains

Recently I joined a sunrise hiking group that hikes various trails on the Franklin Mountains at sunrise several days a week. Park volunteers, trail experts and generic citizens are in the group and the hike starts @ 6 a.m. and ends at 8 a.m. If you are interested in learning more about hiking trails on the Franklins or joining the group, email Jim Tolbert @ jimhtolbert@elp.rr.com. Pictured here is Jim, and his outfit is perfect for hiking.-Lisa Degliantoni

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My El Paso Garden Facebook Group

This week a new Facebook group was born: My El Paso Garden. The function of the group is to work as an online food coop, where users list harvest items they are willing to swap and then meet in physical locales to trade food. Also listed on the group page is photos from El Paso gardens that will inspire just about anyone to plant some seeds in some dirt! Pictured below is a recent harvest from my garden, lettuce.-Lisa Degliantoni

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El Paso Media Group has recently chosen food/food agriculture/edible gardens as a beat and it’s been so rewarding. Check out Elizabeth Ruiz’s “go local” challenge on http://www.newspapertree.com and the Dining section on http://www.epmediagroup.com for food news and content about El Paso.

Moda Urbana: El Paso’s Great Gatsby

It’s that time of year when boys wear light suits, but white suits? Our very ambitious intern, Victoria Molinar, grabbed this photo of City Council Rep. Beto O’Rourke during today’s City Council meeting lunch break. We have only one thing to say about this outfit: what’s up with the shoes, Mr. Gatsby?

6.24.09: correction: our facebook friends pointed out that city rep beto o’rourke’s suit is a butter cream, not white. will update blog and apologies to global fashionistas and fbfs.

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Moda Urbana photographers search the El Paso streets, armed only with a camera, to photograph smartly-dressed citizens and post the photos on this blog.

Moda Urbana 6.18.09: Art show Opening

The embroidered button up shirt was a dead giveaway that these two were destined for Moda Urbana, not too shabby herself, she kept it fashionable with the boho top and earrings.
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Moda Urbana photographers search the El Paso streets, armed only with a camera, to photograph smartly-dressed citizens and post the photos on this blog.

Moda Urbana 6.18.09: It’s all in the Details

At the Bring It Downtown 2009 Fashion Event Press Party, you can see that these guys know how to accessorize.
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Moda Urbana photographers search the El Paso streets, armed only with a camera, to photograph smartly-dressed citizens and post the photos on this blog.

Moda Urbana 6.18.09: Summer Casual

Just ’cause its like a hundred degrees out doesn’t mean you can’t look cute! These two were spotted at the opening for The Disappeared on Thursday, cut-offs and screen print tees are just the ticket for braving the heat.
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Moda Urbana photographers search the El Paso streets, armed only with a camera, to photograph smartly-dressed citizens and post the photos on this blog.

Moda Urbana 6.19.09 Simple Glamour

by Jessica Escalante

On Thursday evening, I had the pleasure of attending a Press Party for Bring it Downtown: A Fashion Event. I met local designers, business owners, and makeup artists. I absolutely loved this dress, but the best part was that the woman wearing it made it!

The dress was simple, elegant, and sexy. Notice how impeccable the draping in the back is. Sometimes less is more.

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Moda Urbana photographers search the El Paso streets, armed only with a camera, to photograph smartly-dressed citizens and post the photos on this blog

Moda Urbana 6.15.09 Crinoline+Rhinestones

by Jessica Escalante

I spotted these two sisters downtown on Saturday night. I thought they looked like dolls. I love how they kept their tops basic and let the skirts give the WOW factor. I also love the rhinestone detailing on the gray skirt. Crinoline+Rhinestones=F-U-N!

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Moda Urbana photographers search the El Paso streets, armed only with a camera, to photograph smartly-dressed citizens and post the photos on this blog