The iconic artist Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo, the iconic artist is having a huge impact on the fashion world this Spring and Summer. She is well known not only for her amazing art but also for her mono brow and her colourful and unmistakable fashion style. She also wore exotic flower braids and crowns in her hair and adorned herself with her uniquely self designed jewellery. Her beautiful dresses and swing skirts were flamboyant and full of colour too. (As flamboyant as a flamboyance of flamingos!) Designers are all over this style at the moment, buzzing like bees around a honey pot. She is HOT!
The opening of the Frida Kahlo exhibition in the V & A on 16th June, named “Making herself up”, will show case her personal items which have been stored away for over 50 years. They have never been shown outside of Mexico. I won’t be in the UK unfortunately to see it but if you are a lover of fashion, and this iconic lady, I urge you to go. I will be “green” with envy but I am sure it will be all over the press nearer the time of opening. I for one will be watching and wearing my Frida Kahlo inspired scarf design!
Now, if you are not a fan of the full on all over patterns but, like me you absolutely love the colours and cheerfulness of her designs then don’t fear! You can still wear her inspired designs in the form of accessories. A silk scarf, vibrant jewellery, some sassy red or bright coloured shoes – and a bag to match and voila! – Frida Kahlo eat your heart out. If anyone were ever to epitomise my shopblueflamingo.com mantra – “Be Bold, Be Unique, Be Extraordinary” – Frida Kahlo does in bucket loads.
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