“MY INSPIRATION: FRIDA KAHLO”
-My inspiration for my headbands and life in general is one of my favorite female artists, Frida Kahlo. She was a strong, intellectual, creative woman who portrayed life in a beautiful and sad way through her paintings. She endured a lot in her life, from her tragic accident as a girl that left her with a mass amount of broken bones and pain all her life to her tumultuous marriage with Diego Rivera. I admire her for her strength and passion for art and life. She almost always wore her hair up in milkmaid braids decorated with more hair, flowers or ribbon. It always seemed there was a turban atop her head from a distance. To me when a girl wears something so striking on or around her head, it is a symbol of power and strength along with individuality and class. That is why I like to make “headbands” or as I like to call them “crowns” or “headpieces”. When a girl wears my headpieces, I want them to feel a sense of power and confidence the way Frida Kahlo must have felt as a successful Mexican woman of the 1930s.
née today: Frida Kahlo
birth info: 6 July 1907
“They are so damn ‘intellectual’ and rotten that I can’t stand them anymore….I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those ‘artistic’ bitches of Paris.”