Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Frida Kahlo

Today would have been the legendary Mexican artist 103rd birthday! Sadly she passed away in 1954. She was an amazing women. I don't think I can really describe what type of women she was and all the accomplishments she has done. It would be just too much! So with that said, I'll briefly say what I feel about Frida. Over the years and very much so today she has reached a godly like status! Frida mania is constantly on the rise all over the world! Legendary Fashion Designer Jean Paul Gaultier even released a collection in homage to her! She is one of the most inspirational women to me for so many reasons! She was so ahead of her time, so original and free at everything she did! Frida's character was so strong, witty, determined and feisty she can put any man in there place! So delicate, tiny, elegant and glamourous all at once. Everything about her and her environment was encompassed in her artwork. She has always been in my top list of Fashion Icons, and she's a constant source of inspiration. I'm also proud  to be a Mexican women just like her, and embrace my culture! She's the definition of uniqueness. She will always be loved by many and forever be an original.
Viva Frida!
Frida at the far left in a family portrait wearing a man's suit 1924
"Los Dos Fridas" 1939
Wedding Photo with Husband Artist Diego Rivera
"Self Portrait with cropped hair" 1940
"Viva La Vida" 1954
The trailer for the 2002 film "Frida". This film is a docudrama about the life of Frida Kahlo. Staring Salma Hayek as Frida. She couldn't have done more than a perfect job playing her! This film came out beautifully and  it is one of all my all time favorites!
until next time adios, ~Victoria

1 comment:

  1. Just Great!
    I viesited Mexico and the Frida Kalo place there,
    yor are right about her all the way...Thank you!


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