My Alice & Olivia, “Frida Kahlo” skirt seems to keep sticking her fringe out at me when I look into my closet. I think Frida must be letting me know that she feels she has been overlooked, lately. I admit, I feel closer to Frida’s style in the warmer months when she seems to show up full force sometime around late May. From wherever warm, sun-drenched place my style muse is spending her time these days, she has not forgotten her friends. I felt the skirt, tickling my head as I was scrummaging around on the floor of my closet for a pair of boots. It was like a little postcard from her reminding me that I should not forget her….so Frida! So, here she is…a postcard from Frida!
The skirt has flowers, vines, and birds embroidered over a black netted over-skirt. Underneath is a black skirt that ends with a floating, fringe in soft gold tones. I have paired my, “Frida Kahlo” skirt with a green sweater in a muted olive tone. I am sure Frida will understand as she is not a cold-weather spirit. The copper sphere bead necklace was hand-crafted in Santa Fe, New Mexico by artisan, Rocki Gorman. They have a bluish/violet tinge that seems to make the copper beads glow. Copper earrings complement the necklace and create a soft chiming sound when I move adding another dimension to this outfit. The bangles on my wrist are mostly vintage Bakelite. There is a hand-painted bangle featuring the eyes and eyebrow of Frida Kahlo surrounded by symbols of Mexico. A black knot belt from Elizabeth Suzanne brings to earth the elegance of the skirt. I think Frida would be pleased.