Fashionable Cuba: A Brief History of Cuban Dress and Style

Fashionable Cuba: A Brief History of Cuban Dress and Style

From the Taino cotton loincloths to the Chanel 2016 Show in Havana, dressing in Cuba has dramatically evolved in the last 500 years. However, traditionally drawn towards European and American styles, it has taken its time to adapt again to the island’s environment and weather.

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Cosa Rica: The Beauty of Empowered Cuban Women

Cosa Rica: The Beauty of Empowered Cuban Women

Didn’t you see the shrine? The goathead and the dolls? The flowers? The seawind? This is witchcraft. Woman witchcraft. Heavy. And you’re part of it and you don’t know it.

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De la religión Bantú a la cima del monte Olimpo

De la religión Bantú a la cima del monte Olimpo

La práctica del maní se distingue como una actividad aglutinadora, tanto de los participantes directos como de los expectantes. Su desarrollo denota la fuerza física y la destreza que se exigía para su práctica. Pero su práctica es premonitoria de los excelentes resultados boxísticos logrados por Cuba, ligados, en no pocas ocasiones, a la industria azucarera.

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A Cuban Red Carpet: Cuban Stars in Hollywood

A Cuban Red Carpet: Cuban Stars in Hollywood

The list of Cuban actors is not short. Some of the most iconic faces on the big screen are of Cuban origin. Most people know names like Andy Garcia, Eva Mendes, or even Cameron Diaz; but there are more Cuban actors that have made their way to Hollywood.

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Classic Cars

Classic Cars

Cuba is a museum. Years of isolation produced such effect. With this in mind, what better way to travel the country than on a rolling museum? American vintage cars, preserved by the quality of their makes and the imagination of local engineers, can take you anywhere you like, the fare depending on the ride and the shape of the car. You may sightsee Havana from a presidential convertible Buick from the fifties, or take a 1940s Chevrolet cab to your next stop. Regular cabs fares range from 10 Cuban pesos–not convertible–for fixed shared rides, while scenic rides are about 25 to 50 CUCs the hour.

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La Bodeguita del Medio

La Bodeguita del Medio

The Bodeguita del Medio is a typical Cuban bar-restaurant. Since its foundation, it has been visited and frequented by many famous people, from Ernest Hemingway and Nat King Cole to Pablo Neruda and Gabriel García Márquez. All visitors have left their mark in the place, be it a souvenir, a photograph, a personal belonging, or just their signature on the wall.

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A Cuban-American Designer’s History – Narciso Rodriguez

A Cuban-American Designer’s History – Narciso Rodriguez

His name is Narciso, but he’s hardly what you could call a narcissist. For a man who dresses the stars, Narciso Rodriguez is rather modest, despite being a Hollywood red carpet and White House favorite. His name, though, is written in gold letters in the book of fashion design.

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History of Cuban Cuisine

History of Cuban Cuisine

Cuba has had immigrants from all over the world, yet one of the most impactful additions was made by African slaves, who invented the most beloved of Cuban foods – tostones! They reinvented the banana and plantain, eventually flattening and cooking the plantains.

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An Exercise in Style: Narciso Rodriguez Exhibition at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

An Exercise in Style: Narciso Rodriguez Exhibition at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Rodriguez’s work simply transcends fashion. The pieces featured flow perfectly with the paintings and sculptures that complement the exhibit. Rodriguez’s designs owe much to Cuban painters and Brazilian architects–he’s a declared fan of Oscar Niemeyer’s. But his couture is beyond a mere appropriation or a reference to others. His work, despite influences, stands by its own merit.

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Andy García: un Cubano apasionado

Andy García: un Cubano apasionado

A Andy García la pinta de cubano no se la quita nadie. Aunque lo pongan a interpretar otros papeles no puede negar que hay un sabor típico mezclado con mambo, con son, con guaguancó y con un ardiente trago de ron.

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