Tex[t]-Mex luridly (and, I pray, lucidly) chronicles the consequences of war photography on U.S./Mexico relations in the 20th and 21st-century; the introduction, drawing madly on the work of Paul Vanderwood in Border Fury, documents how post-card vendors, the tweeters of their day, followed U.S. expeditionary force troops through northern Mexico as they attempted to apprehend Pancho Villa (unsuccessfully). Along the way, these troops--led by some interesting, newly minted officers out of West Point: George Patton, Douglas MacArthur--routinely posed for shots with Mexican cadavers (some they had shot, others they had hung, others they stumbled upon in their mad dash across Veracruz, Tamaulipas, and beyond).
Ponte the mariachi t-shirt over a pair of your favorite jeans and, órale! Now you are setting a true multicultural fashion statement.
The comprehensive Surropa web store aims to please. If the insta-mariachi is not your thing, shop by theme (Brazil, Caribbean, Dia de los Muertos, Mexico, Cartoon- Comic, Indigenous Culture, Lucha...to name a few).
No Chavo or Chapulin Colorado that I can see, only Don Ramón. Though I don't ever remember him muttering "Chanfle!" But, que le hace? His sour face makes the world smile.
Another classic is a La Madrastra t-shirt. Why? Maria Rubio was an iconic glamourous and villainous stepmother in la telenovela Cuna de Lobos. (Eye patch sold separately).
Dear sir or madam: Is your non-Latina body depressing you today?
Jezebel (via Sociological Images) points us to the entrepreneurial Dr. Raquel Borges, from Venezuela living in the UK. She has developed yet another torture device to morph women's (and men's) bodies into a more acceptable (sexier, curvier-yet flatter) state.
Plus we all know that Latinas are the ones with the curves. Read it and weep Kimmie Kardashian. Hear that Coco? Stop taking over the Latina's curvy domain.
And for you other ladies and gentlemen who do not seek to usurp a body-type but merely emulate it? Then go get yourself some Bodyshapers. Get ready to "discover the secret of sexy Latino curves," point your mouse over to Real Body Shapers, order yourself something from the curve enhancing assortment and you too will look just like Sofía Vergara.
Oh... and don't forget to mention the code word "Latino" if you want to take advantage of the 10% discount. Happy Shopping!