Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: The Newest Collection From KathleenLights


Honoring Miami’s Freedom Tower: A collection inspired by the Ellis Island of the South

Lights Label – an accessories and apparel merchandise brand developed by Miami based, mega-beauty influencer, KathleenLights, is excited to announce its newest release to the Lights Label family- “Libre”- A collection inspired by the Ellis Island of the south: Miami’s very own Freedom Tower. Built in 1925, the freedom tower is a symbol of hope and freedom to Cubans who sought asylum from 1962-1974. The collection features six apparel pieces including biker shorts, drawstring shorts, dad hat, cropped tank, varsity sweater, and tee. The collection is inspired by freedom, remembrance, family, love, and hope. The Libre Collection celebrates opportunity and is a reminder to “vivir la vida” (live your life). To wear “Libre” is to celebrate those with stories of struggle and endurance, but ultimately success.

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Each piece in the “Libre” collection is as follows:

  • Crema Biker Shorts – $25 – Cream colored biker shorts to compliment both the crew neck and the tee.
  • Libre Tee – $40 – The tee incorporates all the inspiration and symbolism behind the collection – The freedom tower, butterfly, “De Mi Para Ti
  • Libre Varsity Sweater – $68 This sweater is perfect for the upcoming fall season and the go-to lounge item of the year. Designed in Miami, this crew shares the Iconic poem from Jose Martií: Sueño Despierto – the anthem of those with dreams of the impossible.
  • LLM Drawstring Shorts – $48 Detailed with the Lights Label Miami Logo
  • LLM Cropped Tank – $21 – Small crop top tank with the Label Miami featured on the front
  • Libre Dad Hat – $22 – Navy blue baseball cap with Libre stitched on the front and D.I.M Logo on the back

“I created the Libre collection as an ode to my Cuban culture honoring the famous Freedom Tower which served as a reception center for Cuban refugees from 1962 to 1974. The building means so much to our culture because it essentially represents a vital time in history that tells the story of the Cuban exodus to America. Known as the “Ellis Island of the South,” the Freedom Tower represents faith, family, love, opportunity, hope, and most importantly, freedom; and my Libre collection celebrates just that. My hope is that it always serves as a reminder to all Latinx’s to celebrate the struggles of our past generations but to ultimately continue to Dream Awake, (Sueño Despierto), which is the anthem of those with dreams of the impossible. After all, anything is possible”-Kathleen Fuentes


Lights Label-an accessories and apparel merchandise line that features both unique art and lifestyle products. Lights Label is designed by a small group of creatives born and raised in Miami, FL. Kathleen’s inspiration behind the merch brand was inspired by her Cuban culture and Miami roots. Miami is a city that birthed a generation of rebellious and resilient people. Lights Label puts a twist on classic styles to outfit those who embrace individuality. To wear Lights Label is to celebrate those with stories of struggle and endurance, but ultimately to celebrate success. All products are designed in Miami, FL. For more information visit www.lightslabel.com.


Kathleen Fuentes, better known as KathleenLights, is a popular beauty YouTube vlogger and influencer. Born to Cuban immigrant parents, Kathleen is a Miami native whose pride for her Cuban culture & roots run deep. A proud Latina, Kathleen launched her YouTube channel on January 26, 2013, and today, she has over 4.1M subscribers.

At only 28-years-old, Kathleen has catapulted herself into a brand in and of itself, with world-renown collaborations that include ColourPop, Ofra, Makeup Geek, and Morphe Brushes. In addition to being a successful vlogger and influencer, Kathleen is an incredibly savvy businesswoman launching several successful ventures including ‘KL Polish’Lights Label, her own merchandise line, and most recently, her very first solo project and brand, Lights Lacquer, a vegan and cruelty-free nail lacquer.

Kathleen’s strong influence goes beyond her YouTube channel @KathleenLights and extends to Instagram as well, where she has 2.1 Million followers. Kathleen has a combined reach of over 6.3M collectively, throughout her owned channels which include: @Kathleenlights on Instagram, @Lightslacquer@Lightslabel, and @KathleenLights1on Twitter.


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