Kobe Bryant’s Wife Celebrates Mexican Heritage With Millionaire Daughter and LA Artist, Who Helped Vanessa Honor Late Husband in 2022

Published 10/07/2023, 8:10 AM EDT

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Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa Bryant is gearing up for the upcoming Dio de los Muertos event. Last year, the 41-year-old paid homage to her late husband and daughter Gianna with a traditional dress designed by her friend. This year, Vanessa was joined by her 20-year-old daughter as she not only expressed her deep connection to her Mexican heritage but also showed some love to a famed LA designer who helped her with last year’s event.

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Vanessa shared several snapshots from the collection on her Instagram stories. One of them showcased the Catarina costume she wore last year. Let’s take a closer look at this captivating celebration.

Vanessa Bryant gave a shoutout to the designer

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While Vanessa’s touching tribute to Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe and Gianna remains etched in people’s memories, the businesswoman seems to be planning for another tribute. The mother of four was joined by her millionaire daughter, Natalia, as they admired the captivating collection by designer Lily Martinez.

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Vanessa also shared a photograph of a stunning black Catrina costume from the collection and praised her friend’s remarkable creativity and brilliance. This is the same black dress she wore for last year’s event, adding a poignant continuity to her heartfelt gestures of remembrance.

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She shared the picture on her IG story and wrote, “So proud of you.” She added, “I’am so happy LA gets an opportunity to see your beautiful work up close this weekend; Proud Latino.” She posted additional pictures from Martinez’s collection, one of which featured a vibrant purple outfit with a prominent yellow heart at its center.

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Martinez is one of the famed designers who prepares Catarina costumes. Her Instagram is filled with pictures of the new collection for the upcoming event. These costumes are specifically tailored for the Mexican occasion. Known as the ‘Day of the Dead,’ this occasion is dedicated to paying respects to those who have passed away.

 

 

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In another snapshot, Natalia was captured posing alongside the designer, showcasing their appreciation for the unique and culturally significant attire. Last Year, Vanessa, in a heartfelt tribute, wore the traditional Catarina dress to honor her late husband and daughter. 

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Vanessa’s beautiful tribute to her late husband, Kobe Bryant

In a touching video shared online, Vanessa stood before a striking mural featuring the iconic duo, visibly commemorating their spirits. For the occasion, she donned skull makeup, a symbol of the holiday‘s reverence for deceased loved ones, and wore a long black dress embellished with a poignant purple heart at its core.

Completing her look, Vanessa adorned a regal gold headpiece adorned with matching flowers, beautifully symbolizing her love and remembrance for Kobe and Gianna in this deeply meaningful celebration.

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What are your thoughts on Vanessa’s latest snap? Let us know in the comments below.

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Pritha Debroy

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Pritha is an NBA writer at Essentially Sports. She has long been a fan of the NBA and the Portland Trail Blazers. With prior experience in lifestyle writing, she aims to deliver a fair assessment of the happenings from the NBA world, both on and off the court.
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