Today's post is written in honor of - and inspired by - Frida Kahlo. There are flower crowns, a lot of portraits and even socks with her face on them (seriously! Socks!). And there may be a lot of fangirling.
Frida Kahlo, this unbreakable yet so sensitive woman has fascinated me for quite a long time. Ever since I found out about her in a few great Rookie articles and in art class, I could not stop thinking about her. After reading a lot of articles, a biography and watching the incredible movie (if you haven't seen it yet, stop reading immediately and do it) I feel like I kinda got an overview. I haven't figured her out at all, though, and I believe nobody ever will - but I have found out what she means to me, especially her art and her way of living. Besides her wonderful art, the thing about Frida which matters most to me is her strength. I mean, her accidents were the worst, and Diego Rivera, her husband who didn't care too much (or at all) about being faithful, was not that much better, either. Still, she resembles pure joy as well as deepest pain in her paintings.
Well, of course we also need to talk about her style! After all, this is a very random fashion blog.
The thing most people recognize first about Frida Kahlo is her eyebrow. There only is one. She was known for even darkening it/them with a brow pencil, celebrating her uniqueness. This kind of eyebrow kinda breaks with all the rules you have learned when it comes to fashion - so that's definitely a reason for her being my idol. She also wore a lot of flower crowns, which is, in my opinion, just as the fact a reason to really like a person. You know me and my love affair with flower crowns. The best thing about her crowns is that she always took fresh flowers which are even better than fake ones, obviously. And another trademark of her fashion style is the traditional native clothing. She wore long, flowing, huge skirts for covering her thinner leg, but also because it was cultural heritage of her (on her mother's side). That involved bright, vivid colors, big necklaces and earrings, incredible embroidery and a lot of other amazing stuff.
So let's summarize: Embroidery, colors, flower crowns and unique rebellion against fashion rules?! How perfect?!
Therefore, I channeled her in this outfit. I have been wearing this in all variations a lot lately, as it makes me feel like a queen. I am wearing the giant red flower crown I made last year which I love a lot and totally overwear. I also wear some black tights, black platform shoes from Asos and a black tee from my sister. The red skirt was ordered from the internet a few months ago.
And, the real star of this outfit, the denim jacket. I literally searched for a proper fitting one with a nice color for over two years - and then I finally found one in December! For fifty cent! I was so happy. Today I finished customizing it with patches, my hot glue gun and badges. Painting Frida Kahlo on the back took a few days, and it definitely was not easy to paint on denim, but I am pretty happy with the result. There are also fake flowers glued on the back which is nice. I tried to put everything I like on one jacket which did work out at least a bit. There's art, and there is music, there's Wes Anderson and there's weird biological stuff (whatever).
I LOVE customized denim jackets! They're are my choice on basically everyday, as they are not only comfortable but also give you a super good feeling since you are actually surrounded by what you love! Wearing what you love - isn't that great? That's why I'm so obsessed with band shirts, or fan clothes of any sorts. Anyways, I am very happy with the jacket and I think I'm going to wear it forever.
In other news: I OWN FRIDA KAHLO SOCKS! These, to be exact. I'm in love. And I will definitely wear them in another post.
Well. Tell me what you think about Frida.
Lots of love,
PS: Thank you so much for all the sweet comments I have received recently. You are the best.