People & Places

Fierce Females: Frida Khalo

frida khalo

This necklace is giving me life!

All hail the queen of colour and the chicest mono-brow EVER, Frida Khalo!

Frida lead a very troubled life starting with contracting polio at the age of 6 and then she was a passenger in a serious bus accident at 18, which left her with lifelong pain as well as making it impossible for her to bear children. This tortured her for the rest of her life and became the central theme in her paintings, which were heavily inspired by her Mexican heritage. Frida’s use of vibrant colour and primitive indigenous symbolism made her an iconic painter of the 20th Century.

Heartache, pain and a troubled marriage to fellow artist, Diego Rivera, plagued Frida and she had many affairs, most notably with Communist leader, Leon Trotsky, as well as another Fierce Female; Josephine Baker!

This Sunday I’m putting down my tweezers and toasting Frida, a troubled soul who vented her pain through art!

I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality” – Frida Khalo

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Just as vibrant and colourful as her art

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