Style Icons: Frida Kahlo

June 30, 2018

Style Icons: Frida Kahlo

This June is ‘Girl Power’ month at Coco and Duckie.  A woman that I find inspirational is Frida Kahlo. Everyone knows Frida as the iconic artist from the beginning of the 20th century who was bold and beautiful in her own way. Her life and artwork are timeless, and these are a few reasons she inspires me to let in the lovely every day.  Her style is natural, colorful and honest.
Self Portrait, Dedicated to Dr. Eloesser, 1940. Frida Kahlo
Frida was fashionable—a quality we all certainly support here at Coco and Duckie! She caused quite the sensation with her fashion when she came to San Francisco in the 1930’s.
You know we love a good pair of statement earrings at Coco and Duckie and it seems Frida Kahlo did, too! We give these earrings a round of applause!
You know the stunning silhouette of her unibrow: a statement that she made in the face of social norms that became uniquely associated with her and the power of her work.
Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress, Frida Kahlo.
Frida stayed true to herself. She pushed boundaries with her art. Some of it is still shocking to this day, nearly 100 years after its creation. Imagine how shocking it must have been back then!
Two Frida's, Frida Kahlo.
She painted what she wanted to, regardless of what was in style or accepted by the masses. She once wrote in a letter, speaking of her friend Nickolas Murray, “he tells me in his latest letter that I shouldn’t paint such gloomy and personal things like pelvises, hearts, etc. What the hell does he want me to paint? Angels and seraphim playing the violin?”
My Grandparents, My Parents, and Me, Frida Kahlo.
Through the hardships of her life, including ongoing health issues and multiple miscarriages, she was able to create beauty through her pain, and she was willing to be bold and share and paint about her life, including the hard times.    Her tenacity to be true to herself is revealed not only in her art, but in her life as a strong and bold woman as well.
Memory of the Heart, Frida Kahlo
I love the book "Frida Kahlo at Home" 
 Frida Kahlo at Home, a great book for any Frida Fan! We couldn't help but feel that Frida would have really dug Ayala Bar's jewelry...
It's a an interesting take on Frida's life, focusing on the places she lived and how they impacted her creativity. 
Magnolias, Frida Kahlo
Her ability to transition from the dark and rough times of her life to her more colorful self-portraits was amazing. Her painting style reflected her moods and portrayed her self-image, especially the way she painted herself in her natural beauty, which demonstrated such confidence.  Frida was always self-aware, she knew who she was, and she didn’t discount it for anyone.
Frida Kahlo at work
As an artist, she inspires me to create beauty and share my hearts with those I come in contact with every day, and to always be the best version of myself that I can possibly be!
xo,
Gabby
Gabby, infusing some inspiration from her style icon, Frida Kahlo



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