The Tehuana dress

 

Frida Kahlo, born in Mexico. An artist with a different perspective of life and a style that has no comparison.  

As a teenager she suffered an accident that changed her life. The bus she was traveling on crashed with a trolley, leaving her with multiple fractured bones and the incapacity to have children.  This event lead to approximately 32 surgeries during her lifetime.  Due to her inability to walk after the accident Frida started painting more and using it as an outlet for her suffering. 

Owed to the imperfections her body now had, she started using long dresses and skirts to cover up her injuries.

 

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Not long ago I visited La Casa Azul  (Blue House) which was the Home of Frida and herbhusband the muralist Diego Rivera. It is now a museum dedicated to her art. There is a temporary exhibition where you can appreciate the dresses, corsets, and accessories that where recently discovered inside the Blue House. For anyone who loves art, history, and fashion this is a "must see". 

 

She wore a lot of regional Mexican dresses, specially the Tehuana style which is a traditional type of dress from the state of Oaxaca also the most beautiful in my opinion. 

 

 My favorite Tehuana dress. 

My favorite Tehuana dress. 

 

What I truly admire of Frida Kahlo is the way her art and style all came together to reflect her  love and passion for Mexico. 

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 Frida Kahlo's  style has inspired designers like Dali Rees and Jean Paul Gautier. 

Frida Kahlo's  style has inspired designers like Dali Rees and Jean Paul Gautier. 

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-Greta  

Photos by Greta Elizondo