If you think of style icons from the past, perhaps the first women that come to mind are Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot. These women are all brilliant but we can’t forget ‘out of the box’ style icons like Frida Kahlo.
Frida Kahlo suffered lifelong health problems, many caused by a traffic accident
she survived as a teenager. Recovering from her injuries isolated her
from other people, and this isolation influenced her works, many of
which are self-portraits of one sort or another. Kahlo suggested, "I
paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I
know best." In other words she liked to take amazing and magic selfies.
As an artist I find her hypnotic, as a woman I find her a hero and a style icon, either way a beautiful inspiration. She loved life, she was fearless and she lived with passion.
I know that some of you will ask why would someone love to have a furry uni-brow and a mustache, well this facial hairs are a symbol of acceptance and being true to yourself and live a life without lurking beneath the filters of social media. I think this is the answer and I had to mention this because I saw people making fun of this matter without understanding the symbolism behind it.
tried my very best to implement all Frida Kahlo's elements in my look,
the way she was wearing her hear, the accessories, the colors she loved
and even the facial hair.
I wanted to look like her and I hope I have not done a bad job at it.
Kahlo was wearing a lots of statement jewellery, the more the better in her case!
She brightened up her dark hair with bright accessories such as ribbons
and flowers. She loved colors, flowers and to wear bright red lips.
For my hair I have done two basic braids behind my ears and pinned them to the top of my head. I did not had a flower crown but I did mix some flowers from my garden and some small hair clip flowers that I could attach on top of my head.
define her style I fill in my eyebrows, make them look like a monobrow
and a bit oversized. I used a dark brown pencil, a angled brush and and a
bit of brown cream. I don't know if it is visible at all,
in my pictures, but I have tried to fake a bit of mustache with some
brush strokes and a brown matte eyeshadow.
blush is important for this look, it adds life, beautiful vibrations
and defines a strong facial expression. This is why I kinda bath in the
I finished the look with bright red sultry lips, a pair of big green drop earrings and some colorful necklaces.
60 years after her death, an iconic portret of her, graced the cover of Vogue Mexico in the November 2012 issue and today she continues to inspire editorial fashion shoots and designers around the world.
Let me know if you liked my Frida Kahlo Inspired Look for Halloween, I am open to any suggestions, critiques and compliments .