Como La Flor-Selena Nail Art Tribute



 Friday is here!

Today's nails will pay tribute to the Queen of Tejano Music, fashion designer, dancer, singer, and songwriter, Selena.

Born, April 16,1971 to Abraham and Marcella Quintanilla, Selena Quintanilla resided with her family in Lake Jackson, Texas. At just six years of age, Selena's father discovered her musical abilities. He encouraged Selena along with her siblings Suzette and A.B to perfect their craft with frequent band practice and allowing them to perform for guests of their family restaurant.
                                       
Due to a recession in the 1980s, the family was forced to close their restaurant and relocated to Corpus Cristi, Texas. It was in Corpus Cristi that the band Selena y Los Dinos was formed with Abraham acting as the band's manager. Selena y Los Dinos performed at county fairs, quinceaneras, and weddings.

In order to keep Selena in touch with her roots, her father taught her to sing songs in Spanish phonetically and she eventually began to sing in fluently in the language.

                    
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In 1989, Selena debuted her self titled album after signing with EMI Latin. The albums following her debut produced successful singles such as Baila Esta Cumbia, Como La Flor, and Amor Probhido.

                                    
In 1990, Selena met and began dating her band's new guitarist, Chris Perez. They kept their relationship a secret for fear of her family not approving of the couple. The couple eloped in 1992.

                                 

 Selena was dubbed the "Queen of Tejano Music" which at the time was heavily dominated by male-driven acts. She was characterized by her high energy dance moves and sexy outfits such as her ever-popular bustiers. Selena also managed two boutiques called Selena etc. that featured an in-house beauty salon as well as apparel.
                
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Selena's career was reaching new heights but was cut short on March 31,1995 when she was slain by the ex-president of her fan club.

 Due to the diligence of her surviving family members and dedicated fans who want to honor her memory, Selena remains an icon.

Mac Tribute line released in 2016.
Mac released a collection inspired by the makeup worn by her, She received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Madam Tussand unveiled a wax figure in her image.
I have to be completely honest with you Dolls, that it took me a long time to decide to attempt a tribute to this icon. In my experience, Selena fans are very protective of her legacy (rightfully so) and I had to make sure that I could put something together as not to disrespect her memory. I mapped out what I wanted to do back in February but I just could not create anything that I was satisfied with.
The outfits that inspired my nail art.
                                                   
I held my breath with each nail as I paid tribute to Selena's iconic ensembles. I put a lot of love in the recreation of these outfits. I included a video below. Tell me your favorite Selena songs in the comments below!


           

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