After posting pictures from the film Frida last week, I went on a bit of a Frida Kahlo binge. She had incredible style, but more importantly, dressed to please herself and no-one else. What is really interesting is how many of the outfits I saw captured in original photographs of Frida were recreated in the Salma Hayek film. It made me respect the costume designer Julie Weiss even more; she obviously did a vast amount of research to make sure she got the details exactly right.
I wanted to share some photographs of Frida with you all, but in my usual way got totally absorbed and ended up finding well over a hundred. Here are just some of them, to show you her incredible style (and remember this traditional Mexican dress was not popular in the 30s to 50s when Frida was wearing it) and the way her spirit shines through. If you want to look at extra photographs I have also created a Frida Kahlo Pinterest board.