“Many of Kahlo’s iconic self-portraits include imagery of foliage and flowers from her garden. In addition to her traditional Mexican clothing and jewelry made from shells, stones or bones, as well as her pet birds and monkeys, she frequently incorporated plants like “elephant-ear” leaves from the aroid (Araceae) family and white-haired “old-man cactus” (viejo), or other cacti and an assortment of flowers. By combining her own likeness and these additional details, she stressed the close links between humans, animals, and the natural landscape”
Life in Full Bloom: Frida Kahlo and Her Garden/July 5, 2015
Today, I am wearing an A line maxi skirt designed by Alice & Olivia. The embroidered overlay of the skirt displays bright flowers and birds on a black fabric to enhance the vibrancy of the images. Both the embroidery and choice of images pay tribute to the traditional work of Mexican artisans and Frida Kahlo’s style…. translated in a modern way.
This skirt is a multi-seasonal piece and I plan to style it with a variety of different pieces to transition it to autumn, winter, and spring.