In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Macy’s will hold special events across the country to commemorate the cultural influence of the Latino community while also paying homage to two international stars. This year, the retailer has named singer, actress, author and fashion designer Thalia and Nickelodeon’s animated preschool heroine Dora the Explorer as Macy’s Icons of Style.
“Macy’s recognizes and values the deep heritage and influence Latinos have contributed to our nation not only in fashion, but music, food, and every aspect of culture,” said Dineen Garcia, Macy’s vp/ Diversity Strategies. “As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Macy’s is proud to commemorate those contributions with great special events in stores nationwide while also honoring our two Icons of Style— influencer, style maker and music superstar Thalia and animated heroine Dora the Explorer.”
Thalia commented, “I am so honored Macy’s has chosen me as an Icon of Style for 2013. To be recognized as a Latina Icon of Style means a lot to me and am grateful to Macy’s for all they do to promote Hispanic Heritage. I am proud of my culture and think it comes through in everything I do— my passion for my family, my music, my writing and my personal style. I hope to always inspire and to be a positive Latina influence for others.”