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Latino Fashion-Listo: Alex Ehecatl Chavez

This descendant of Aztec blood-lines and chiseled good-looks makes an impression when he walks into a room

By Yadhira De Leon, Lost Angeles
Published on LatinoLA: April 5, 2012


Latino Fashion-Listo: Alex Ehecatl Chavez


Originally published at Lost Angeles.

Ladies (and gentlemen, too), I promised to include fashionable men in my blog's fashion feature and it didn't take much thought to come up with a list of appetizing amigos that have their look on point from head to toe! I'm calling this my Latino Fashion-Listo feature because these guys are always listos (ready/smart/on-point) when it comes to their fashion sense. Let the collective sighing begin with a beautiful soul of a man, actor/director/producer. . . Alex Ehecatl Chavez.

Those of us that know him from his work with Native Voices at the Autry or from the bar fight scene in the movie Frida, know him as Ehecatl. It took us plenty of time to get the pronunciation right so we got it and we're sticking to it. ;-) All joking aside, this descendant of Aztec blood-lines and chiseled good-looks makes an impression when he walks into a room. Quiet and understated in person and in his everyday wear, his peaceful energy makes people stop and take notice.

Read on for a fashion Q&A with Ehecatl.

Question: Who are your fashion icons?

Answer: Marcello Mastroianni, Sean Connery, and German Valdez "Tin Tan"

Q: Are there any particular fashion designers you look to for inspiration?

A: Alexander McQueen, Enio Capasa (see fashion show video below), and Kean Etro

Q: What do you fuss over the most when getting ready?

A: A shirt that is not properly ironed.

Q: What is your favorite piece of wardrobe and why?

A: They change everyday according to what I'm wearing. It could be my shoes, my tie, my hat, my cufflinks, usually a piece that I'm selecting that day as an accent. I always pay attention to the watch that I'm wearing. (We noticed!)

Q: What inspires your fashion sense?

A: Freedom, comfort and a sense of aesthetic combination between color, texture and fabric.

Q: How do you integrate your Latin culture into your fashion?

A: By making bold statements. We are a rich complex culture that is not easily defined by a trend.

Q: What is your favorite way to see a woman dress?

A: I like to see a woman who dresses comfortably, and can emanate confidence in the choices that she makes before putting on the sandals or the high heels.

Did you hear that ladies? Be comfortable and confident. At the end of the day, all they remember is your smile.

Check out Enio Capasa's Costume Nation Fashion Week runway show.. Simply fabulous and edgy.

See a photo spread of Ehecatl's style on my Lost Angeles blog.

To catch up on the latest project by Ehecatl, check out his new documentary "The Shoe" and vote for it at HRTV Film Festival.

About Yadhira De Leon, Lost Angeles:
There is never a dull moment in the City of Angels. Lost Angeles is about my personal experiences with people and places and how I am inspired by them. I hope you like what you read.
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