Friday, July 6, 2018

Remembering Frida Kahlo

Dear Diary:

When I saw this dress, Frida Kahlo immediately came to mind.  Maybe it was because I had just seen an exhibit of her work; or maybe it was because this dress seemed to be her style.  This would be her 111th birthday and I thought it would a good time to credit her with many accomplishments.

Frida had many obstacles to overcome in her short life.  As a child, she had polio and even though she had a slight limp it didn't stop her from moving forward.  She excelled at school and was planning on going to medical school.  However, at 18, she was in a bus accident that gave her many medical problems filled with sever pain for the rest of her life.  While recovering, she took up art. She painted many self portraits, translating her pain and sadness on to canvas.  

Frida married Diego Rivera in 1929 but divorced in 1939 after a very tumultuous relationship. They married again in 1940 and divorced a second time in 1954.  It seemed for many years after she was still referred to as "Diego Rivera's wife" until her art was recognized by its own merit.

Her death at 47 years old came far too young.  Her poignant art brings people from all over to view her exhibitions.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Sylvia
Lashes: SlackGirl Sweet Baby Lashes
Blush: #Adored Summer Lovin'
Lipstick: Zibska Alyssa
Hair: Diva Astralia
Head piece: LaGyo Frida

Dress: Dead Dollz Rosaria (black/red)
Stole:  Meli Imako Evening Wrap (SL Marketplace)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold Antheia (taupe)
Earrings: Mood Fumo (no longer available)
Bangles: Maxi Gossamer Damasc (silver)

Pose in the couch.

Location: Puerto Vallarta Jalisco Mexico