Frida for one day

June 3, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I got together with friends and photographer David Bridle for a little photoshoot. When I saw the flowery clothes and accessories at The Boutique, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was the inspiration that came to mind. I did two similar looks, with the main variation being the accessories. If you are familiar with Frida’s work you will know that it features mostly her self portraits and always with a very serious expression on her face. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any painting of her smiling, please correct me if I’m wrong. I hope you like these, I had a lot of fun preparing the looks and planning the photoshoot.

Details : Flower headbandSassy Vamps, Flower Scarf and Dress – The Boutique, Necklace – Matalan.

Details : Flower headband- separate flowers I got on sale from H&M, Flower Scarf and bangles – The Boutique, Earrings– Matalan, Shoes– Irregular Choice (via Ebay), Skirt – Primark, Black leotard – American Apparel.

I’m adding this post to Patty’s Visible Monday over at Not Yet Dead Style.

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  • Reply Patti @ NotDeadYet Style June 3, 2013 at 22:16

    Oh gosh, I love these earrings, bracelets, shoes, well the whole look is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing it with VisMonday!

  • Reply Connie* June 3, 2013 at 23:49

    Oh Sara! Usted es una belleza! Except for the unibrow, you really nailed it. LOVE!

  • Reply Charlie June 4, 2013 at 03:40

    What a fun and fabulous shoot! You look amazing. Great clothes and colours. You look very Friday-esque. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply Charlie June 4, 2013 at 03:41

    Damn spell checker! And me not checking the spell checker! Frida-esque.

  • Reply Loulou June 4, 2013 at 05:13

    These are really neat shots. You nailed Frida’s look.

  • Reply SACRAMENTO June 4, 2013 at 06:49

    Best photos ever, dear Sara, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Frida would have been sooooooooooo proud.

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen June 4, 2013 at 15:36

    Wow. WOW! Marvelous of you! I agree with Sacramento … she would have been delighted. You’ve actually made this look yours, and that’s saying a mouthful, considering Frida is such a distinctive icon.
    Keep them forever. How nice to have a very skilled photographer on call!
    Have a wonderful week.

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  • Reply ernø June 4, 2013 at 20:29

    PERFECT !!!

  • Reply Señora Allnut June 4, 2013 at 21:14

    You’re like a glorious archaic queen on a throne, that fridesque headpieces and fabulous earrings really make the look amazing!! Every detail is perfect and you look gorgeous!

  • Reply Alexa, Retro Spendthrift June 5, 2013 at 02:29

    Wow! You look so stunning in these photos!

  • Reply Helga June 5, 2013 at 03:04

    Lovely, lovely pix!!! You look splendid, and no, there are no portraits of Frida smiling!
    There are some photo’s though!

  • Reply Ann June 5, 2013 at 03:34

    Love these photos! What a cool idea for a post. You did a great job capturing the intensity and beauty of this iconic artist!

    blue hue wonderland

  • Reply Val Sparkle June 5, 2013 at 04:14

    I don’t really like Frida Kahlo, but I love these pictures! Your jacket, that print shirt, the necklace, and those earrings – they’re as big as the sun! What fun to do a real photo shoot with such great clothes and accessories!! Stunning!!

  • Reply Rella June 8, 2013 at 05:35

    I can’t recall any pictures of Frida smiling. You did such a wonderful job channeling her spirit. You’ve inspired me.

  • Reply Andrea Deal June 9, 2013 at 00:38

    Love the outfit. The photos turned out great. Especially the one you use for your FB photo- super cute!

  • Reply JGRuddock June 9, 2013 at 07:18

    I think it is an amazing ability to have a photo taken when one is not smiling and yet can show an expression of themselves. You look *WONDERFUL*! xo xo

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