Wednesday, May 5, 2010

happy Cinco De Mayo!

my Pappa is from Mexico City so i especially love the culture.

i've always said that if i was a painting i'd be a Frida Kahlo; perhaps this one.


Her work is often characterized by their stark portrayals of pain. Kahlo insisted that she "never painted dreams" but rather painted her own reality. If i was a painting, i'd be a Frida Kahlo.

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Happy Cinco de Mayo lovies!!! a few inspired Mexican pieces i love:


from the top: mexican love embroidered dress red floral from Aida Coronado, cinco de mayo long way from nowhere necklace from Talula, Mexicana wall mirror from buckaroosmercantile.


normally lovies, wednesday's are wish lists inspired by my friend danielle over at Dino Toes. today my dear friend is going through a tough time, so if you normally join in on the wish list fun, please leave her words of comfort. I know all too well how much this kind of loss hurts. Danielle i'm here for you! xo

27 comments:

Tillie said...

That necklace. Is heaven. You find the most wonderful jewellery. Oh i love you. haha. xo

Every Little Counts said...

What a beautiful dress!

ps...I love Frida Kahlo too :)

Michely Medeiros. said...

the necklace is such a beautiful piece of jewelry!!! and i love the mirror with wall art :) and fridha kahlo is an amazing person...

happy cinco de mayo

Annie Cristina said...

Happy cinco de mayo, girl!

I finally got around to posting my review of "The Young Victoria." Click here to read it. :)

Marisa said...

i have always been intrigued by her work.
i wish i could pull off that dress... so charming. you would look beautiful in it. Thanks for your help to day.

love you xoxo

Rasha said...

HAPPY CINCO!

Cynthia said...

i've always been drawn to her art its soo intense! that dresss is gorgeous i love it, Happy Cinco de Mayo

p.s. I've got so much catching up to do on your blog can't wait, I missed your corner of the internet while I was on hiatus :)

Peace&Love said...

Happy Cinco De Mayo.... Frida Kahlo is the best...

Erin said...

Love the embroidered dress. You'd be just gorgeous in it!

April said...

Gosh, I love Cinco de Mayo! Sucks that I had exams all day, and tomorrow. No celebrating for me... :(

Melissa Allam said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo. It's my step-son's birthday on this day. I have always been very intrigued by Frida Kahlo. I have a book about her life that a friend gave me. I haven't read the whole thing, but her paintings showing her pain make me sad for her and her life.

JenRem said...

ps- love you lady. Have a great Thursday :)

JenRem said...

Happy Cinco De Mayo my dear :)
I really love the red embroidered dress. I would totally wear that! And that necklace is so cute too. Even with the skulls ... ;)

Meghan said...

I so want that dress! It's adorable! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Faiza said...

happy cinco de mayo!

Claudia said...

So your dad is from Mexico City?? Hablas espanol?? poquito...

yellowismyfavorite said...

My Mama is from Mexico City!

You would LOVE it there! The culture is beautiful. :)

Sabrina said...

Happy Belated Cinco de Mayo!! Hope you had fun!

LaLa said...

I LOVE this post!! you are so amazing!

I'm sending out this weekend <3

The Fab Miss B said...

Love these selections. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Kara said...

Love that jewelry!! Frida has always been one of my favorites. Her art SPEAKS pain...and lord knows, she went through plenty. Very cool.

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

you're so sweet, micaela, and i'm not sure you know how happy i am to have you as my friend :) thanks for your kind words, it really means a lot.

Phoenix Peacock said...

The Broken Column is one of my favorites of Fridas.
She was so brave in portraying her reality rather than trying to come up with "pretty" images to cover the pain. The result is haunting... but so beautiful.

Gracie said...

The dress is perfect! I love how colourful everything is. I think you should get it :)

Sandra said...

Cinco de Mayo!! My latest post is Cinco de Mayo related. :)
My mum is from Puebla, Mexico, so I feel a little proud every May 5th. X)
I went to the Placita Olvera and saw all kinds of beautiful things. I picked out the perfect card for you, which I will be sending you shortly. :) It's funny how so every time I saw something Frida related, I thought of you!

xoxo

Claire Kiefer said...

That red dress is perfect. Hope you had a fun day!

Anna said...

happy cinco de mayo!

i love the dress and frida kahlo too. i remember learning about her in art classes when i was younger. she's an impressive person!

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