Jan 19, 2015

Like a photon, like a shower of yellow flames - if she could only catch up with the riding rhythm of things, of her own electrons, then she would be at rest - If she could forget school, climb the tree, be the tree, burn like that.

Hi and hello, dearest readers of this blog. I managed to do two posts in one month.
Today's post is written in honor of - and inspired by - Frida Kahlo. There are flower crowns, a lot of portraits and even socks with her face on them (seriously! Socks!). And there may be a lot of fangirling.

Frida Kahlo, this unbreakable yet so sensitive woman has fascinated me for quite a long time. Ever since I found out about her in a few great Rookie articles and in art class, I could not stop thinking about her. After reading a lot of articles, a biography and watching the incredible movie (if you haven't seen it yet, stop reading immediately and do it) I feel like I kinda got an overview. I haven't figured her out at all, though, and I believe nobody ever will - but I have found out what she means to me, especially her art and her way of living. Besides her wonderful art, the thing about Frida which matters most to me is her strength. I mean, her accidents were the worst, and Diego Rivera, her husband who didn't care too much (or at all) about being faithful, was not that much better, either. Still, she resembles pure joy as well as deepest pain in her paintings.
But her strength was not only about surviving her accident and her many operations, but also about being a communist woman fighting for her rights and for her opinion. She did not care about other's conceptions about art (especially not about Paris) and was so proud of her origin, namely, Mexico. The roots which are a often-used symbol in her works resemble that kind of connectivity between a woman and her home.

Well, of course we also need to talk about her style! After all, this is a very random fashion blog.
The thing most people recognize first about Frida Kahlo is her eyebrow. There only is one. She was known for even darkening it/them with a brow pencil, celebrating her uniqueness. This kind of eyebrow kinda breaks with all the rules you have learned when it comes to fashion - so that's definitely a reason for her being my idol. She also wore a lot of flower crowns, which is, in my opinion, just as the fact a reason to really like a person. You know me and my love affair with flower crowns. The best thing about her crowns is that she always took fresh flowers which are even better than fake ones, obviously. And another trademark of her fashion style is the traditional native clothing. She wore long, flowing, huge skirts for covering her thinner leg, but also because it was cultural heritage of her (on her mother's side). That involved bright, vivid colors, big necklaces and earrings, incredible embroidery and a lot of other amazing stuff.
So let's summarize: Embroidery, colors, flower crowns and unique rebellion against fashion rules?! How perfect?!
Therefore, I channeled her in this outfit. I have been wearing this in all variations a lot lately, as it makes me feel like a queen. I am wearing the giant red flower crown I made last year which I love a lot and totally overwear. I also wear some black tights, black platform shoes from Asos and a black tee from my sister. The red skirt was ordered from the internet a few months ago.
And, the real star of this outfit, the denim jacket. I literally searched for a proper fitting one with a nice color for over two years - and then I finally found one in December! For fifty cent! I was so happy. Today I finished customizing it with patches, my hot glue gun and badges. Painting Frida Kahlo on the back took a few days, and it definitely was not easy to paint on denim, but I am pretty happy with the result. There are also fake flowers glued on the back which is nice. I tried to put everything I like on one jacket which did work out at least a bit. There's art, and there is music, there's Wes Anderson and there's weird biological stuff (whatever).

I LOVE customized denim jackets! They're are my choice on basically everyday, as they are not only comfortable but also give you a super good feeling since you are actually surrounded by what you love! Wearing what you love - isn't that great? That's why I'm so obsessed with band shirts, or fan clothes of any sorts. Anyways, I am very happy with the jacket and I think I'm going to wear it forever.

In other news: I OWN FRIDA KAHLO SOCKS! These, to be exact. I'm in love. And I will definitely wear them in another post.

Well, this was a long post! I'm always amazed how awkwardly I am still ending my posts after two and a half years of blogging experience. And about how awkard photographing myself in front of my door still feels.
Well. Tell me what you think about Frida.

Lots of love,


PS: Thank you so much for all the sweet comments I have received recently. You are the best.


  1. I love her, I read about her once I was babysitting in a family with a deep interest for mexican art. I'm definitely going to check out the movie later tonight! ALso I love these kind of post with an "analyse" of the outfit, I found it super interesting<3

  2. I love Frida. I was so sad when I didn't get a chance to go to her gallery in Mexico! I've been really wanting to get a denim jacket recently, it is awesome how people are customizing them and making them into something so personal!

  3. You are such a cutie! I love this outfit - the jacket is insane!


  4. I love this jacket! You are so damn creative I'm jealous

    xoxo Leena

  5. I love your blog so much xxx

  6. Frida Kahlo = Queen, but also you must be princess of the universe with 1. that CROWN and 2. the jacket. Holy crap the jacket! You look like your surrounded by literally all the coolest things in the universe, they just gravitate towards you. I've been meaning to customize my jean jacket but oops, guess I'm too busy watching old disney channel original movies and crying over harry styles but whatever.


  7. I didn't know she darkened her eyebrow! That is so cool! I love your crown

  8. I LOVE Frida Kahlo. And it's awesome how you pay homage to people in your outfits. :)