Forever Frida

I recall clearly when my love affair with Frida began…

I was in my early teens when my parents took me to an exhibition to see the work of Mexican artist Diego Rivera. In a small section of the show there was a subsidiary exhibition of the work of artist Frida Kahlo, Diego’s wife. I was blown away by the power of her paintings, their tactile nature and the feast of colour and pattern presented in them. Full of references to indigenous Mexican culture, I was drawn to their primitive style and bold use of symbolism.

Since then I’ve been hooked and have looked to Frida’s work for inspiration in much of what I do – and I seem to not be the only one. Frida lives on as a modern-day cultural icon and references to her style and art can be seen in fashion trends, interior furnishings, photography, and popular culture on a regular basis. Personally, given half the chance I would surround myself in all things Frida-oriented! I recently treated myself to a gorgeous Queenie and Ted wrap with stunning embroidery and applique that to me is very Frida Kahlo. It has become my go-to autumn accessory!

And I am loving the fact that Florence Welch has a bathroom dedicated to Frida in her home.

So in celebration of Frida and her enduring influence on all things visual here are some images to inspire you… I hope you enjoy!

All hail Queen Frida. (pinterest)
All hail Queen Frida. (pinterest)
Influence on fashion. (pinterest)
Influence on fashion. (pinterest)
Interiors a la Frida. (pinterest)
Interiors a la Frida. (pinterest)
Colours and flowers. (pinterest)
Colours and flowers. (pinterest)
Folk, boho, and Frida come together in this stunning interior. (pinterest)
Folk, boho, and Frida come together in this stunning interior. (pinterest)
Queenie and Ted Frida wrap. www.queenieandted.co.uk
Queenie and Ted Frida wrap. http://www.queenieandted.co.uk
Colours. (pinterest)
Colours and symbolism. (pinterest)
Frida gracing the cover of Vogue. (pinterest)
Frida gracing the cover of Vogue. (pinterest)
Jean Paul Gaultier and Frida. (pinterest)
Jean Paul Gaultier and Frida. (pinterest)
(pinterest)
It’s all about that centre parting! (pinterest)
More influence on fashion. (pinterest)
More influence on fashion. (pinterest)
Frida and deer. (pinterest)
Frida and deer. (pinterest)
Folk and Frida. (honestlywtf.com)
Folk and Frida. (honestlywtf.com)
'Self-portrait with Monkeys', detail. www.thecityreview.com
‘Self-portrait with Monkeys’, detail. http://www.thecityreview.com
Interior. (pinterest)
Interior. (pinterest)
Poster (Tano Design/pinterest).
Poster (Tano Design/pinterest).
Bold colours and patterns. (pinterest)
Bold colours and patterns. (pinterest)
Frida-influenced moodboard. (www.molsandtatilois.com)
Frida-influenced moodboard. (www.molsandtatilois.com)
Folk and Frida. (honestlywtf.com)
Folk and Frida. (honestlywtf.com)
Crockery by Wild and Violet. http://wildandviolet.bigcartel.com/
Crockery by Wild and Violet. http://wildandviolet.bigcartel.com/
Vibrant upholstery. (pinterest)
Vibrant upholstery. (pinterest)
Homage to Frida.
Homage to Frida. Artist Yasumasa Morimura. (artnet)
(pinterest)
(pinterest)
Gracing Vogue once more. (pinterest)
Gracing Vogue once more. (pinterest)
Frida. (pinterest)
Frida. (pinterest)
Fashion and Frida. (pinterest)
Fashion and Frida. (pinterest)
More fashion and Frida. (pinterest)
More fashion and Frida. (pinterest)
Frida/Daft Punk. (kottke.org)
Frida/Daft Punk. (kottke.org)
Frida print from rockett st george. http://www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk/
Frida print from rockett st george. http://www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk/
Frida socks (hotsox.com)
Frida socks (hotsox.com)
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