From fashion model to fashion designer, Daisy Fuentes has rocked the fashion scene for almost 30 years. Her affordable & easy-to-wear collection continues to be a best selling fixture at retailer Kohls and has expanded into a whole range of lifestyle collections. So with a household name & years of experience, does this Latin lady get nervous before the catwalk? Find out what’s ONherMind before her Wednesday, September 12th show.
Daisy Fuentes for Kohls website: Kohls.com
1. Still deciding what I am going to wear – making sure it’s chic but comfortable for the whole day.
2. Making sure all of my business partners and friends from Jersey are able to attend
3. Hoping that everything runs smoothly and that the audience likes the show
4. Focusing on my energy to ensure I will last the whole day.
5. The after party
6. Getting healthy after eating my way through Spain.
7. My parents, it will be there first time at one of my shows.
8. My birthday that’s coming up – I’m thinking an island destination…
9. How grateful I am for my brand to be apart of Fashion Week in New York.
10. The vodka martini with two olives that I will be sipping on at the after party.
About Daisy Fuentes
Daisy Fuentes has helped define the perception of Latina beauty. Long before there were any prominent young Latin women on American television, there was Daisy Fuentes. Fuentes is the rare combination of All American and Latina.
Daisy Fuentes instantly became a household name years ago, and is a role model for women. She used her name as a springboard to launch a fashion line for KOHL’S Department stores in 2004. She continues to have an on-air presence, but Daisy has now become an American lifestyle brand, which includes sportswear, intimates,
accessories, handbags, swim wear, shoes, sunglasses, prescription eyewear, home bedding, multiple fragrances and she is launching a line of wigs and hair pieces through LUXHAIR. Daisy’s involvement and commitment, teamed with her brand partners, assures the integrity of the hugely successful Daisy Fuentes brand, which has exceeded eight hundred million dollars in sales. In addition to the success of her brand, Fuentes penned her first book, entitled UNFORGETTABLE YOU, published by Simon and Schuster, the book is a study of beauty, style and grace and will help the reader become a more beautiful, improved and unforgettable version of herself.
Fuentes began as a model in 1985 and started her TV career one year later as a weather anchor in NY. Daisy has proven her staying power and longevity in entertainment by steadily working in the industry for over 22 years. Due to her heritage and education, she can effortlessly work in Spanish and English with an amazing ease. It was for this reason that Daisy became the first VJ to be signed to both MTV U.S. and MTV Latino, launching her as a TV star internationally. Just as Daisy was becoming increasingly popular with the MTV audience, cosmetics giant Revlon came calling, signing Daisy to a multi year, worldwide contract as a spokesperson along supermodels Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer, another first for a Latina personality.
Daisy’s effortless presence in front of the camera and entrepreneurial skills have proven that she is more than just one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful. As a balance and contribution, Fuentes states that “it is a privilege having a voice to bring attention to causes I believe in.” One cause close to her heart is in helping to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since visiting the hospital in 1998, Fuentes vowed to “do anything I can to let everyone know about the life saving miracles that come from the hospital.” Fuentes has been the celebrity chairman for the annual St. Jude Angeles & Stars gala in Miami since it’s debut in Miami more than 5 years ago, raising millions of dollars for this truly inspiring organization. Fuentes has also worked with many breast cancer awareness causes such as the Revlon / UCLA Women’s Breast Cancer Research program.
Daisy Fuentes was born in Havana, Cuba, lived in Madrid, Spain from age 3 to 8, grew up in New Jersey and currently resides in Los Angeles.
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