Latinos and Latinas are known for their fabulous physiques — just look at Sofia Vergara and Salma Hayek. However, their accomplishments go way beyond their physical attributes, and the Imagen (pronounced Ima-hen) Awards honors exactly that. The award ceremony held annually by the Imagen Foundation “aims to recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as to encourage and recognize the achievements of Latinos in the entertainment and communications industries.”
This year’s Imagen Awards, held in Beverly Hills on August 16, was full of hot Latinas who wore equally hot footwear. Since this event aims to reward excellence, we’re featuring the attendees with “zapatos excelentes” (excellent shoes) at the event.
Which one is your favorite?
Fatima Ptacek in Peep-Toe Booties
Who knew Dora the Explorer had such a sophisticated fashion sense? Fatima Ptacek, who is the voice of Dora in the famous Nickolodeon cartoon, looked nothing like the little explorer in her black lace dress paired with black suede sandal booties. We love her simple and sophisticated style.
Fatima Ptacek looking very sophisticated in a black lace dress paired with black suede sandal booties at the Imagen Awards 2013 at Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in California on August 16, 2013
Get a pair of shoes similar to Fatima’s:
Luichiny “Bree Heel” Sandal Booties, $64.99 (on sale)
Aubrey Plaza in Christian Louboutin “Batignolles” Pumps
Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza sparkled in her Peter Pilotto dress. We regularly say that footwear should be toned down if the attire is loud, but we love Aubrey’s equally eye-catching neon yellow pumps paired with the embellished dress! She wore Christian Louboutin “Batignolles” pumps in yellow. Do you think she should have worn a different pair of shoes?
Aubrey Plaza sparkling in a Peter Pilotto dress and Batignolles pumps at the Imagen Awards 2013 at Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in California on August 16, 2013
Christian Louboutin “Batignolles” Pumps in Yellow (sold out)
The yellow Batignolles pumps are sold out, but you can get a similar pair from Michael Antonio:
Cierra Ramirez in Guess “Safara 2” Pumps
The Fosters star, Cierra Ramirez, looked elegant and age-appropriate in a feminine peach Sheri Hill dress. Her hair and makeup were also simple and chic. Her Guess “Safara 2” peep-toe pumps with ankle straps were a perfect match for her flirty dress. What do you think of her feminine ensemble?
Cierra Ramirez keeping things simple in a peach dress and Guess “Safara 2” ankle-strap pumps at the Imagen Awards 2013 at Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in California on August 16, 2013
Guess “Safara 2” Ankle-Strap Pumps, $89.99 (on sale)
Francia Raisa in Benjamin Adams “Rio” Pumps
Francia Raisa, the acclaimed actress who played Adrian on The Secret Life of an American Teenager, looked stunning in a blue strapless gown by the Indian design duo Alpana and Neeraj. It was unfortunate that her long dress practically covered her gorgeous Benjamin Adams crystal-embellished “Rio” pumps. Do you like her look as much as we do?
Francia Raisa looking stunning the her Alpana and Neeraj gown paired with Benjamin Adams “Rio” pumps in champagne at the Imagen Awards 2013 at Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in California on August 16, 2013
The Rio pumps come in other colors that you can find at ShoeBuy:
Benjamin Adams “Rio” Pumps in Fuschia Fade, £375
Benjamin Adams “Rio” Pumps in Red, £350
Benjamin Adams “Rio” Pumps in Black, £350
Gloria Garayua in Gold Embellished Sandals
It’s hard to recognize Gloria Garayua when she’s not in scrubs as an intern for Grey’s Anatomy. The actress went classic with a strapless red dress paired with gold embellished sandals. This wasn’t our favorite red-carpet look, but we do like her shoes! What do you think of them?
Not our favorite red-carpet look, but we like Gloria Garayua’s gold embellished sandals at the Imagen Awards 2013 at Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in California on August 16, 2013
Bella Thorne in Prada Booties
It’s hard to believe that Bella Thorne is only 15 years old when she looks so grown-up. While we generally love it when celebrities look their own age, we give Bella lots of credit for pulling off such a mature look. She wore a black Olima peplum dress paired with black-and-gold Prada booties. We really love her footwear. What about you?
Bella Thorne looking mature in an Olima peplum dress and Prada zippered booties at the Imagen Awards 2013 at Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in California on August 16, 2013
Brittany Underwood in Steve Madden “Realov R”
While Bella looked older than her age, Hollywood Heights star Brittany Underwood went the opposite route. The 25-year-old looked like she could attend a high-school prom in her white sequined dress paired with crystal-embellished Steve Madden “Realov R” sandals. We give her credit for pulling off an ensemble fit for a teenager.
Bittany Underwood looking ready for a high-school prom in her white sequined dress and Steve Madden “Realov R” embellished sandals at the Imagen Awards 2013 at Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in California on August 16, 2013
Steve Madden “Realov R” Sandals, $99.95
Who gets your vote for best-dressed at the Imagen Awards 2013?