Strong women inspire me. Reading their biographies and diaries gives me strength and a magical power. Understanding their lives and their passions, their thoughts and their art, I love it, is like knowing a little more about feminine gender. The vast majority of these women have lived in historical moments where the position of women was not privileged and that makes them even larger. I like to claim their recognition.
Eight years ago, when I started my own project, Mimètik Bcn, I decided to make my small tribute to all these exciting women; all my clothes would take their names: Gala Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Noor, Marilyn Monroe.
My new collection of lace dresses is called Frida, in honor of Frida Kahlo and her femininity. Frida, a rebel soul born in 1907 in Mexico was a great ahead of its time, conquering space in the art world that was reserved for the male sex. It was also a woman driven by passion and sensuality.
What attracts me especially it’s that she defended her authenticity above all. With great pride of being Mexican, always dressed in traditional costumes of her country, characterized by long skirts and beautiful fabrics and bright colors. She complemented her look with accessories designed by ancient cultures and beautiful hairstyles with braids and flowers, which contributed a very nice naturalness and freshness.
Frida Kahlo, a fighter with a great strength, constantly explores herself and her moods to capture it in his art, which ranges between suffering and hope. She always suffered severe physical pain due to a serious accident she had at age 16. Vulnerability showed her paintings, both her bodily pain as her emotional suffering.
This is what her work transmits, authenticity in relationships and her vulnerability, that’s what made her so unique and special.
With its feisty and passionate personality shows in her art all her life processes. That is why, in her case, more than ever, her art can not be understood without understanding her life; her paintings are her biography.
It has been said that it is one of the great divas in History, strong, with character and a certain ideology; I do not doubt that is so.
Frida Kahlo left us many inspirational quotes, some of which I share here with you. The first one has big force and a desire to live thrilling, knowing her biography:
“I paint flowers so they will not die”
” Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”
About love, that both inspired her and made her suffer:
“Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you’re magic”
“I leave you my portraits so you’ll have my presence every day and nights that I’m away from you”
“I love you more than my own skin”
And about life:
“Painting changed my life”
I could spend hours talking about the life of this artist. I hope she inspires you as much as me and you really want to google her and search her most representative works. Or, better yet, to travel to Mexico and visit her house-museum! If you also feel attracted to this powerful woman, I love to read your comment below.
Thanks for being there,