I have spoken about my love of London before and specifically the city's Victoria & Albert Museum - London's V&A Museum Explores Underwear. Now, the museum is getting ready to unveil its new exhibit, "Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up".
Frida Kahlo in blue satin blouse, 1939
The exhibit will include over 200 objects, from jewelry that includes pre-Columbian necklaces that Frida strung herself to examples of intricately hand-painted corsets and prosthetics that will be shown alongside film and photography of Frida.
Prosthetic leg with leather boot. Appliquéd silk with embroidered Chinese motifs
Claire Wilcox, senior curator of fashion at the V&A and exhibition co-curator, shared: “A counter-cultural and feminist symbol, this show will offer a powerful insight into how Frida Kahlo constructed her own identity. This show is a rare opportunity for visitors, offering unique access to an archive that has never left Mexico before.”
The exhibit is set to emphasize how Frida "empowered" herself through her art and dress.
Circe Henestrosa, head of the School of Fashion, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore and exhibition co-curator, commented: "The exhibition will be a very personal experience with deeply individualized objects on show, particularly her corsets, which she decorated and painted, making them appear as though she had explicitly chosen to wear them. She included them in her art and in the construction of her style as an essential wardrobe item, almost as a second skin.”
Sounds like this will a must-visit exhibit. And, what a great opportunity to learn more about Frida and what went into "making" the Frida we have seen.
"Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up" runs from 16 June to 14 November at London's V&A Museum and is sponsored by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and GRoW @ Annenberg.
P.S. As spring slowly makes its way in, it's the perfect time to get your wardrobe ready for the warmer weather. In turn, what a great time to get some new Adea Camisoles.
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Americans love people with lots of spirit – individuals who are willing to push boundaries – in the best sense of the word. And, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, has done this with her flair for fashions that really work. This is why we love her.
After reading about Dolce & Gabbana’s new shop at 155 Mercer Street in Manhattan’s SoHo, I decided to pay a visit to see these digs for myself. On Friday, August 17th when it was close to 90 degrees F. I took the Downtown #6 subway and got off at Spring Street (a 10-minute trip). This left me at Spring/Lafayette and from there I walked west to Mercer where I crossed the street and took a short walk to 155 – all told a fairly easy jaunt.
There is something fun about watching the designer's vision on the runway. Yes, not all of the looks are practical, but it helps to bring what once were drawings and ideas to life. That part of the creative process is interesting to me. When it comes to street style, I have grown to appreciate this fashion scene.
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