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Bachata Festival Kuala Lumpur 2012

Wow, Wow, Wow!!!!!

3 whole days and 4 nights of workshops, training, dancing and performances of Bachata, Salsa, Merengue, Sexy Bachata, Afro Caribbean, Dominican Bachata, Cha-Cha, Zumba. Instructors from different parts of the world came to teach dance enthusiasts new tricks and techniques they can use on the dance floor.

Ulysses and Jasmine McLarens from Australia showed us why they have been champions many times; Aki from Germany learnt impromptu Afro Caribbean dance and performed for us together with Amar Singh and Ulysses Maclarens with less than 2 hours practice – the dance was just amazing. It was very passionate and filled with energy.

Gabriel and Begonia from Spain were absolutely awesome; they were fun and very inspiring to watch. The local dancers also did an amazing job. Ryiu and Kaori from Japan were awesome in ‘Street Bachata’.

I met beautiful people from France, India, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, UK and of course from our home country Malaysia – they came all the way to learn and dance the night away, now that is what I call love for dance. The organizer Liitha Krishnan did an amazing job and thanks to her I have lovely new memories to share with all of my followers and fans.

The photographers Shasi and James Quah captivated the moments, I wish I could share all of their pictures but I will be sharing my personal favourites ones. If you want to see what happened during the three-day event, visit World Bacahata Festival Kuala Lumpur 2012 on Facebook.

Thanks to all the instructors for coming and sharing their knowledge with all of us, and thanks to all the beautiful people that opened their hearts to me

Until the next post

I love you all!


Gabriel and Begonia from Spain

Dancing during a workshop

Inner Beauty Quotes

Hi all

Today I would like to share with you some of the most amazing quotes about inner beauty. Something for us to consider and reflect on!

My work as a fashion designer is to create clothes that help the woman who wears my dress (es) to feel confident and beautiful in her own skin; however, I am always venturing on a deeper level as beauty is not about the dress you wear, or the make-up you put on, or the gorgeous hair do. Beauty comes from that inner part of you called heart, deep inside your being; beauty is that calmness that one reflects and that warmth she radiates.

I say that a loving person is beautiful as love is beauty, when a woman is confident and loves herself unconditionally then I must say that woman is complete, she doesn’t need anybody or anything to complete her as all she wants and all she needs, she can find it in herself.

When a woman is happy with herself, she then can go along sharing her happiness with others.

So here are some quotes I found and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Until next post

I love you all


Quotes About Inner Beauty

“As if you were on fire from within.

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”

Pablo Neruda

“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.”
Audrey Hepburn

“No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn’t catch their eye they won’t bother to read what’s inside.”

Marilyn Monroe

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”
Kahlil Gibran




A Latino Summer Affair

The Latina Mona Lisa

The Training for Beautiful Mothers just started

The Youthful Mother Contest just started

Hi all

It’s great to be in touch with you again and being able to share the latest updates on what is happening with the Nila Palacios Latin Fashion brand.

In one of my previous posts I talked about the beauty contest that is especially designed for mothers. On the 6th October, was the first day of training for the 24 contestants; it was really awesome to meet them all.

Ladies from the age of 30 to the late 50s, full of life and vitality and from different backgrounds, races, and culture all came together for one common thing – to prove that no matter what age you are, if you always take care of yourself you will look beautiful and when that happens that you’ll shine!

I was so looking forward to meet these ladies as I wanted to know what makes them tick, what moves them and what kind of energy they were transmitting. I wasn’t disappointed as the energy in the room was very high, even though they were tired as they were training since very early in the morning; however, they showed their best disposition towards my lead and my instructions. I felt their inner beauty shining through, and found out that the key ingredient for their smiles is their love of life.

Each of them has one thing in common and this is the love for their family and big sense of community. I felt very privileged being among them and knowing that I will be seeing them again.

The final event is going to be held at The Plenary Hall in Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, on the 3rd of November. That day the judges will decide who is the fairest of them all, but for me they are all winners.

Good Luck to all 24 participants and thank you for allowing me being part of your journey.

Until Next Post

Love you all