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10 Trends Frida Kahlo Started

Frida Kahlo left her print in the art industry, but her creativity continues inspiring celebrities’ fashion sense. Celebs have taken more than a few queues from Frida’s always hip style and so should you.

A pop of color never hurts.

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With bright greens and fuchsia covering her canvas, Belinda drew straight Frida’s go-to color palette for her video for “En la obscuridad.”

Skin is always in.

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Who would’ve imagined Frida to inspire sexy cutout swimwear such as the one Eiza González rocked in Capri?

When in doubt, tie it out.

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Kourtney Kardashian is thought to be a risk-taker for breaking the mold and wearing menswear, but guess what? Frida was never afraid of breaking gender roles when it came to fashion.

Turn to black and gold for a winning combo.

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Before La Marisoul was wearing the combo, even before Wiz Khalifa was rapping about the color combo, Frida had already been there, done that.

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All black is for the glam.

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Frida must’ve been chuckling while Kate Upton flaunted her ruffled Dolce & Gabbana gown at the 2014 Met Gala because the dark ruffles, headdress and off-the-shoulder combo is something Frida knew all too well.

Every queen needs to rock a braided crown.

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It was the gasp heard around the world when Iggy Azalea walked the 2015 Grammys carpet because everyone knew exactly when she had drawn her inspiration from – the hair goddess herself, Frida.

And of course, the chic floral crown.

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Think hipsters at Coachella started this trend? Ha! Think again.

Front and center hair parts for the modelesque.

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The flat, center hair part paired dark lips that everyone is into today is old news. You can thank Frida for all this and might as well address her as a hair icon, don’t you think?

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Feathers bring the drama.

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Frida’s signature hair and wardrobe has inspired Halloween costumes, but we can totally see Beyoncé rocking this on any given day.

Bold brows catch eyes everywhere.

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Salma Hayek outgrew her natural brows – and mini unibrow – to play the part of Frida in the movie Frida and since then, there’s been a pandemic of full brows popping up everywhere.

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You Can Visit Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul Right Now With This Incredible 360º Tour

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You Can Visit Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul Right Now With This Incredible 360º Tour

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Thanks to Coronavirus, you’re likely not hopping on a plane any time soon to go and visit one of the world’s top destinations – Mexico City. Most of us are still following stay-at-home orders and the rest of the world is pretty much off limits to us all right now. But thankfully, we do have access to the World Wide Web, right?

Sure, we could pass the time binge watching our favorite TV shows, but why not take a little time to go on a little museum tour of one of the most famous Mexicans of all time?

Thanks to some super cool tech – and the magic of Google – Frida Kahlo’s famed Casa Azul Museum is at your finger tips. You can pay a visit from your living room, bedroom, patio – where ever you wanna be.

Frida’s Casa Azul is one of the most popular attractions in Mexico.

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Before the pandemic, la Ciudad de México had become one of the world’s top destinations. With it’s rich mix of foods and cultures and tons of attractions and museums (the city reportedly has the highest count of museums in the world!), it was at the top of tourist’s lists.

And at the top of the recommended sights to take in – the famous Casa Azul. Located a bit south of the central city in the beautiful colonia of Coyoacán, is the house where Frida Kahlo was born and spent much of her life.

People would often wait in line for several hours to pay a visit to this venerated museum and garden complex. In fact, it was rated by Salma Hayek as one of her favorite things to do in the city, in an interview with Vanity Fair. But now, Google is bringing the museum to you and it’s incredible. You can follow along with the following tour using this link.

With this virtual tour, you get the chance to pop into the artist’s famed studio.

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Inside Frida’s studio, you can truly visualize her experience as an artist. The space is filled with giant windows letting in all sorts of natural light. There’s also a large collection of books and prints that likely provided her with inspiration for her pieces.

Visitors also get a glimpse of her workstation, filled with paints, brushes, canvases and other supplies.

You can visit her kitchen…

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Easily one of my favorite parts of the house, is the cocina – which is beautifully decorated in traditional Mexican style. It’s home to a large collection of pottery and woodworking which lends it a very cozy feeling.

Take a look at the thousands of art pieces that are located inside the museum.

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Several rooms of the house and its hallways, are now dedicated to displaying thousands of Frida Kahlo’s works. In fact, Casa Azul is home to the largest collection of Kahlo pieces in the world – which makes sense since this was her actual home.

From photographs and writings, to famed paintings and sketches, a Frida Kahlo fan could easily spend hours walking through these galleries.

Along with many of her iconic fashion looks.

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Perhaps one of the most popular exhibits at the museum, is the dress vault. This gallery is home to some of the artist’s most famous looks. And let’s face it: Frida Kahlo is a fashion icon in so many ways.

The museum often rotates the clothing that is on display so visitors are often treated to new looks.

And the museum is well-known for its gardens, which you also get the chance to visit.

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Casa Azul is also well-known for it’s beautiful gardens. Often home to roaming peacocks, it’s a tranquil setting in the midst of the bustling city and likely one of the top draws for visitors.

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Vanessa Romo Marks The Cover Of Vogue México In A History-Making Feature

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Vanessa Romo Marks The Cover Of Vogue México In A History-Making Feature

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Vogue México knows a good trend when it comes to the fashion world. Their recent decision to feature model Vanessa Romo on the cover of their September issue proves that they also know a classic too. Speaking with Vogue México the model opened up about her career, challenges, and experiences that have allowed her to position herself as one of the modeling world’s most prominent figures.

The model with Mexican roots started out her career by modeling on small projects then moved up to uploading images to Instagram and eventually became discovered by Forever 21. Soon after, the North American fast-fashion brand offered Romo a collaboration and she was ultimately signed to an agent.

Now she’s Vogue México’s September model.

In her interview with Vogue, Romo says that the first time she saw plus-size models on a runway, her view of the fashion industry completely shifted.

Seeing women with bodies just like hers, made Romo feel represented in a way that was beautiful and confident. Speaking to Vogue México, Romo explains that she struggled her first two years as a model because she was still in college at University of California, Santa Bárbara. Because of her Latin roots, Romo studied Chicano Studies and Spanish. Her interest led her to continue to explore her identity and Romo decided to audition for Nuestra Belleza Latina on Univision in 2018.

Romo told Vogue that she decided to take part in the competition because she knew there was a need for this representation in the Latino community. When she finished the contest, she realized that she needed to continue breaking expectations for models.

“With this new inspiration, she decided to learn to love her body. Modeling and fashion were for her a way of exploring her own confidence and growing her,” Vogue México revealed. “The power of modeling captivated her so much that it was then that she realized that she herself wanted to be part of the change. Just as she needed empowerment, she knew that there were so many girls and women who needed it equally.”

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