Like many artists Frida Kahlo was as well known for her personal life as her art, and while she chronicled her complicated relationship with Diego Rivera in many of her paintings, she's best known for her self portraits. Today's art inspired fashion post draws on The Frame, which was the first work by a 20th century Mexican artist to be purchased by the Louvre. Celebrated in Mexico as indigenous folk art, embraced by feminists, Frida was also labeled a "surrealist" once André Breton described her art as a "ribbon around a bomb". I've always loved The Frame because of the beautiful colors and overlay of glass on the painted aluminum, and these colors are echoed in many Spring 2012 collections.
Are you loving the happy colors of spring 2012?
Details: Cutler and Gross Rounded cat-eye frame acetate sunglasses, $530; Pedro Lourenco Parrot Printed Silk Top, $780; Monica Vinader Fiji Gem gold-plated bracelet $320; Bottega Veneta Leather and watersnake intrecciato pouch $790; Miu Miu Pleated cotton and linen-blend skirt $640; Bottega Veneta Sunset Flower Sandal $610; Mary Jo Matsumoto 4FREE Sea Creature Nail Color Trio $36, Emilio Pucci Multi-stone brass ring $445.
p.s. Craving more art inspired fashion posts? There's over 30 to chose from on the right hand index under "art inspired".