Frida Kahlo Inspired Looks
I’ve always been a great admirer of Frida Kahlo’s style and art. In my opinion, she is an amazing vintage icon and painter of great self-portraits. These days, I am also getting more familiar with the art of self-portrait photography. However, I am still a beginner in taking pictures of me by myself.
I am fascinated by the art of self-portraits though. I love the feeling of creative freedom. To me, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is probably my role model when it comes to creating self-portraits. I also adore her Latin fashion style and her iconic braided hairstyle.
Portraits and Self-Portraits
In 2018, I did a first shooting at Lichtwerk which was somewhat Frida Kahlo inspired. I wore a true vintage blue maxi lace dress and some accessories like a fan and hairpiece made by myself.
Actually, I quite like Frida’s cunky ethno jewellery. I tried to emulate this style in a few self-portaits I took last year. I trew this outfit together by taking a Pashmina shawl I’ve got from Thailand and a boho inspired big necklace by Indiska. Both pieces are many years old and thus vintage.
It was also last year when Rina H. Photography invited me to do a Skype remote photoshoot. Unfortunately my laptop camera was not very good quality. Thus, the pictures turned out blurred. Nevertheless, I quite like this collage and I think my outfit and look comes close to that of the original.
Self-Portrait with Hairflowers
Just the other day I’ve taken some new Frida Kahlo inspired photos by myself with my Canon Eos. This time I’ve tried to recreate her hairstyle with the hairflowers. Later I’ve realized that perhaps I haven’t been accessorizing enough. I am just wearing my lovely elegant dangle earrings by Vintage Dream but no necklaces or bracelets.
Anyways, I feel the outfit is good as it is. Thus, the hairflowers are the main focus of this look. I am wearing a red lace vintage dress by Retro Stage. I think this dress goes quite well with the red and pink hairflowers.
In a nutshell, I’ve had a lot of fun recreating Frida Kahlo inspired looks in recent years. I also have a Pinterest board dedicated to her. What do you think about Frida Kahlo? Are you inspired by her as well? Let me know in the comments below.