Saturday, November 25, 2017

Along with Picasso and Warhol, Frida Kahlo is considered one of the most iconic artist of the 20th century, although she only had only one solo show in the U.S. during her lifetime. Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird has always been my favorite Frida Kahlo painting tied with The Two Fridas, but since today is the 99th art inspired fashion post on TrustYourStyle, I chose this more festive self portrait, which was the first work by a 20th century Mexican artist to be purchased by the Louvre. {Keep reading because I have a fun treat for you at the end of this!}

Kahlo’s work and personal life were deeply intertwined. Her physical condition, first polio then a tragic bus accident resulting in excruciating life-long pain, informed her paintings along with Mexican culture and mythology and her stormy marriage to Diego Rivera. Rivera was a huge influence on her style but it wasn’t until she left him in 1939 and went to Paris where she became friends with Marcel Duchamp and Picasso that she painted one of her most famous works, The Two Fridas.

I feel like Frida herself might have liked this updated version of her look, especially the kicks, so I’m excited to announce that TrustYourStyle has teamed up with Inkkas to give away a pair of their beautiful handmade shoes to a lucky TrustYourStyle reader! Everything on the shoes from the fabric, laces, tags, labels, thread and soles are all locally produced in South America. When a consumer buys an Inkkas shoe they are supporting real communities and artisans all over South America. Even if you don’t win, anyone who pledges to the Kickstarter campaign for Inkkas will receive 25% off the current price of the shoes and will receive their orders before the line is available to the general public.

To enter to win a free pair of these super cool Inkkas: leave a comment below and Like our Facebook page (if you haven’t already). The winner (via the random number generator) will be announced next Monday!

P.S. you can live anywhere in the world and still win a pair!

Outfit Details: Erdem blouse, Mary Jo Matsumoto Scandalous Lover 4FREE Nail Color, Inkkas sneakers, J.Crew jeans, Frida Kahlo bracelet, Mary Jo Matsumoto Cobalt Stingray clutch, Betsey Johnson bird earrings.

16 Comments

Diana Mieczan October 4, 2017 at 12:31

Yes, I love her and the outfit is amazing. The colours, the patterns – they rock! I would totally wear this outfit. Happy Thanksgiving, darling.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com October 4, 2017 at 15:02

Minus the heinous brow, I’ve always loved her look. I want to wear huge flowers in my hair. LOVE this shirt.

The Dainty Dolls House October 5, 2017 at 17:07

Yesss!! She is one of my most favourites, adore this post :)) And I love these shoes…fabulous :)) Good luck to everyone. I already like your fb page. Have a wonderful weekend doll xx

Sam October 6, 2017 at 00:23

What a fabulous painting and I like how the entire outfit fits into the theme. Hope you have a productive week ahead sweetheart!

FASHION TALES October 6, 2017 at 21:36

I like the updated contemporary version, and think Frida would as well. iT’S nice that you also teamed up with Inkkas. Of course, I’m a fan them, since I already have a pair, good luck to everyone! 🙂

CarolynN519 October 6, 2017 at 22:46

I saw the ones on your Facebook page, and love ’em! I went shopping the other day, making a conscious effort to stay away from blacks, browns, and greys. (I’ve got plenty!) … But it was nearly impossible. Everything is very dark and neutral this season–with two-tone colorblocking or simple stripes. So it’s refreshing to see a pop of color and fun patterns for fall and winter.

Love the cause and companies that give back!

Josephine Chicatanyage October 6, 2017 at 23:03

Wonderful colours to brighten a winters day.

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic October 7, 2017 at 18:13

Hi !!!!!
Love the Frida Kahlo painting and that outfit pairing is AMAZING!!!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!

Stacey October 8, 2017 at 21:02

That painting is everything! Love me some Frida too! I just liked your page and keeping my fingers and toes crossed:-)

Zara October 9, 2017 at 11:04

Colourful, happy piece of art and a nice look! These Inkkas look just cool!

Pamela RG October 9, 2017 at 17:35

I admire Frida Kahlo too. I have never seen this painting. I have to say this painting is beautiful and so colourful. Frida is so talented. I liked your Facebook page. Those shoes look so stylish and comfortable.

Rowena @ rolala loves October 9, 2017 at 22:43

I think Frida would’ve approved of the bold colors of this outfit from the statement blouse to the vibrant accessories. Those Inkkas shoes are so cool!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest October 10, 2017 at 14:14

oh frida! she is one of my absolute favorites. and i think it is for what you mentioned about her personal life being such a part of her art work. for me it’s almost like poetry. there’s so much that is represented in her work i can’t help but feel overwhelmed every time i see it (in the best way of course). love your inspired collection. and wow! the 99th! that is amazing!! xo

LPC October 11, 2017 at 16:18

Happy Thanksgiving

Marisa Silva October 12, 2017 at 18:42

Love the shoes!

About Last Weekend October 13, 2017 at 19:45

Love everything about Frida. Bizarrely the ski lodge where we stay in lAlta is owned by the daughter of the man who took all those photos of Frida and she was selling them, they were stunning. F got more beautiful as she got older. Going over to like your page

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