CHOLA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirt, ACNE. Earrings, stylist own.

Photographer /  Steven James Scott

Stylist / Maria Barfod

Makeup / Simon Rihana

Hair / Nisha Patel

Model / Leore@Photogenics


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top, H&M. Pants, Dickies. Shoes, Converse. Suspenders, stylist own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirt,Pink Dolphine.  Top, H&M.  Pants, Dickies. Belt from Goodwill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bandana, Mads Nørgaard. Top from Goodwill.

 

Top+Bra, Calvin Klein. Pants, Dickies. Shirt,ACNE. Bandana,  Mads Nørgaard. Earrings, stylist own.

 

 

 

 

Comments
25 Responses to “CHOLA!”
  1. avatar Monica says:

    Love it-well styled chula!

  2. avatar Nia says:

    These are gorgeous, and a perfect answer to that hot mess that is “Haute Mess”.

  3. avatar Penny says:

    I guess they had to spin this not at all overdone and tired “concept” by also executing it in most plain half-assed way…

  4. avatar LADYGUNN says:

    There is a difference between paying homage to a culture/lifestyle in a way that looks good than blatantly mocking a subculture of people and making a parody of those people. We are illustrating to Vogue how to do something tasteful and fashionable without being disrespectful.

  5. avatar just wonderin' says:

    If this is a parody, what exactly is it poking fun at? Do you think it’s obvious from looking at these pictures that, ha ha, this is totally referring to that Vogue shoot, oh how droll?

    The only remotely “funny” things I can see here are the model’s make-up and facial expression in the first photo, and the fact that she’s eating a churro (because, what… only stereotypes eat churros, never real people?). So what are those pictures laughing at? People who are pandering to ethnic stereotypes, or those ethnic stereotypes themselves, or what?

    What I see is a pretty ordinary photo shoot with the model styled like a chola. How is it not tasteless cultural appropriation, just because you claim it is a parody of somebody else’s cultural appropriation of something else?

    Where is the part where the shoot actually, you know, pokes fun at VOGUE? One would rather expect that part from a parody of Vogue.

  6. avatar RagefortheMachine says:

    ^ This
    Thanks just wonderin’ you saved me 15 minutes of my life.

  7. avatar proud mama latina says:

    those photos are degrading to my people.

  8. avatar Amber says:

    Hmmm yet another attempt to translate urban culture into a high fashion editorial. Mission not accomplished it came out quite distasteful. Like Vogue Italia many just do not understand the dynamics of Black and Hispanic culture therefore we have bad editorials like this one.

  9. avatar Maria Barfod says:

    Im the one behind the idea and styling, witch apparently got misunderstood by a few of you, sorry for that but you missed my point.

    http://www.cover.dk/blog/coming-america

    Sincerely a Dane coming to America

  10. avatar Simon Rihana says:

    This is a tribute to all the Chola’s out there… It looks amazing and a great shoot…

  11. avatar Liz says:

    If anyone would be offended by this or “Haute Mess” it’s a “chola” because this blog and Vogue Italia are portraying them. I am Latina & NOT offended by this or by Vogue Italia because I am NOT a “chola”. Vogue Italia was not referencing Latina’s in general (so stop calling it racist), instead it was a specific group within the Latino community that are in gangs! I would on;y be offended if the magazine said that ALL Latinas dress or act in that way.

    This isn’t about race, it’s about stereotypes!

    So Ladygunn, your photo shoot here isn’t any better than Haute Mess because it is still portraying stereotypes.

  12. avatar Chelsea says:

    just wonderin’ and RagefortheMachine, this isn’t the parody she was referring to. the Haute Mess spread is a parody, and this is supposed to be an example of how to represent a racial subculture in a fashion spread without being distasteful.

  13. avatar Golden Girl says:

    Anyone calling Haute Mess or Chola racist must be a complete idiot or a small-town racist themselves. It says more about how they see “people of color”. This isn’t about racial stereotypes – it is about celebrating a subculture. Many subcultures are paid homage to in fashion magazine – from bikers, punks, hippies, blue bloods, drag queens & trannies, ladyboys, jocks, goths, hillbillies, white trash, you name it. Okay so the regular folk & working class people of all races (like most of us magazine readers & commenters) don’t inspire fashion photo shoots. Sorry, we are all just too boring. Fashion is about FANTASY and taking inspiration from everything that’s around you. To represent a subculture doesn’t have to be labeled racist. That is so small minded. And if you are offended by this as a “latina”, that sincerely makes me sad and I feel very sorry for you. I don’t know one “latina” in a gang. Every single “latina” I know is an upper middle class powerhouse who feels great about herself and is contributing great things to the world. I suggest you work on your self esteem. And you’re sons’ & daughters’, too, if you have children.

  14. avatar Golden Girl says:

    I also really like the styling, photography & make up :)

  15. Just wanted to say that this shoot was done with love and respect for the culture and people of L.A. Our whole team are L.A. locals, and this shoot was inspired by the vibrance, style and flavor Latina “Chola” culture, and not meant to demean or denigrate it. Remember: Fashion.

  16. avatar Tina Rojas says:

    How exactly is this tasteful? You are perpetuating a stereotype which would be offensive to any woman, particularly Latinas. Shame on you. A stereotype does not equal fashion, it equals ignorance. What other ethnicity groups will you be stereotyping in later shoots?

  17. avatar OHSOGLOSSY says:

    @GoldenGirl Why do some of the chicks in HAUTE MESS have to be pregnant or mothers ignoring their children? Yes fashion is fantasy but that editorial has alot of little offensive hits. Its tacky as hell. Miesel is a genius for this……he has us talking.

  18. avatar RITA says:

    I said it before and will say it again, there is NOTHING glamorous about being a chola or making a parody of it. Chola life is not fashionable, the shoot is not only ugly, but the stylist has no style!! I understand you are trying to make the hood fashionable and beautiful as I recall the editor in chief of this magazine saying, but I would never see a fashionista chillin in East LA or East Oakland coming from the sidewalks of 5th ave! How could you glorify something that has caused a lot of pain, death, rape, shooting, stabbing, jumping in, killing…. and the list goes on and on on— gang violence in the hood. Instead of glorifying the hood and people looking at this and thinking oh this is cool, people of color should work toward getting OUT of the hood. It’s not hot to be a gang member and protray the hood fashionable. How sad is society glamorize the streets in this garbage of a spread. And by the way the VOGUE ITALIA spread had high fashion models with high profiles stylists who knew how to pull clothes…this is tacky, the stylist probably found some crap out of the goodwill….try bringing this shit to the streets and see what happens, you’ll get shot up for making fun of the east la and east oakland norteno gang life…the streets are real not a catwalk on Madison AVE for your amusement!!

  19. avatar RITA says:

    AND TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER — CHOLA LIFE IF NOT VIBRANT OR STYLISH! it’s all death and depression! If you think that you obviously have no sense of style or understanding of the fashion industry. Furthermore, there is no style in this shoot! it’s a bunch of crap rags put together there is no artistic flare to what you call a spread….#weak

  20. avatar Pandy says:

    I don’t know I don’t get easily offended I’m from L.A. county the only thing I can say to ladygunn is the next time you want to dress someone as a real chola or gang member get a real chola or gangmember to dress them the make up is really nice I still put my make-up with the outer dark lipliner but the colors to the clothe’s , come on the only colors cholas wear or used to wear are black, gray, blue, white, beige, brown, we didn’t wear all them colors, I am in my 40′s like I said I’m not easily offended anymore, but gang life is not fun it’s true it’s very violent nothing to be proud of unless your still in that mentality but hey to each it’s own, But if your going to do something go all the way and do it the right way or don’t do it because you’ll get this reaction (negative) and make them all mexican, or latina’s!!! Everyone seems to want to glamourise everyting even pregnancy, come on pple its not fun to be in gangs or to have children or to go to jail for the rest of your life for commiting crimes, it’s just not something to glamourise and I hope I don’t offend anyone!

  21. avatar Pandy says:

    I don’t know I don’t get easily offended I’m from L.A. county the only thing I can say to ladygunn is the next time you want to dress someone as a real chola or gang member get a real chola or gangmember to dress them the make up is really nice I still put my make-up with the outer dark lipliner but the colors to the clothe’s , come on the only colors cholas wear or used to wear are black, gray, blue, white, beige, brown, we didn’t wear all them colors, I am in my 40′s like I said I’m not easily offended anymore, but gang life is not fun it’s true it’s very violent nothing to be proud of unless your still in that mentality but hey to each it’s own, But if your going to do something go all the way and do it the right way or don’t do it because you’ll get this reaction (negative) and make them all mexican, or latina’s!!! Everyone seems to want to glamourise everyting even pregnancy, come on pple its not fun to be in gangs or to have children at an early age or to go to jail for the rest of your life for commiting crimes, it’s just not something to glamourise and I hope I don’t offend anyone!

  22. avatar Pandy says:

    Well I shared some of these pict’s to see if any of my frnds got offended and a couple said is that a friggen churro in her mouth? too funny to me, but anyways like I said before I don’t get easily offended, but try to go with dark colors not bright!! Hey you guys need help I can help I still have frnds that are in that mentality, lol!! Although I’m still considered a chola I don’t like it but hey to each it’s own!!!!

  23. avatar Eduardo says:

    Clown make-up, clown style, it’s the “I’ve got nothing going for me” look and am the biach of the cholo…why not have a model dress like a homeless woman? How about a photo shoot depicting the clothing styles of hoarders, or the obese? Is there anyone that wants their daughter to look like that?….it’s a photo shoot of loser culture. Congratulations.

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