“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality”
~ Frida Kahlo
iNovare Magazine’s FashionArt event hits the grid on March 1st, and the event is paying tribute to the esteemed artists Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol.
While many people are familiar with Andy Warhol as being an icon in the Pop Art movement, I’ve found that there aren’t as many people who know a great deal about Frida Kahlo. Personally, I only discovered her myself a few years ago when I happened to catch the movie Frida, which starred Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo and Alfred Molina as her husband – the famed muralist, Diego Rivera. If you haven’t seen the movie, it is beyond fantastic. The movie begins with Kahlo as a young woman shortly before the tragic trolley accident that would cripple her for the rest of her life. To cope with her injuries, her father gave her a canvas so that she could begin to express her feelings through her art. The movie also details in great length her tempestuous relationship with her husband, Rivera, and touches on their open marriage.
As an artist, she is well known for her self-portraits, and she brings in both surreal and traditional Mexican imagery into her work. For the event, Lyrical B!zarre created a couple of exclusives honoring Kahlo, one of which is based on her self-portrait that was dedicated to her lover, Marxist revolutionary, Leon Trotsky. After Trotsky was exiled from the Soviet Union following his split with Lenin, he moved to Mexico in 1937 and briefly resided with Kahlo and Rivera. It was during this time that Kahlo and Trotsky began their tryst, and ultimately, Trotsky moved to another home in Mexico City where he stayed until he was assassinated by a Soviet spy under Stalin’s orders. For those that are actually interested in seeing the real work that inspired the outfit from Lyrical B!zarre, feel free to click here.
Not only did Lyrical B!zarre create this beautiful dress, earrings and headpiece, but as a further nod to the Trotsky piece, she created a wearable scene that includes the flowers, surrounding curtains, and backdrop. My makeup is courtesy of Madrid Solo, which can also be found at the event.
Be sure to check out Lyrical B!zarre, Madrid Solo, and many other fabulous designers at this awesome event, which begins on Saturday! Stay tuned for a taxi when the event opens 🙂
Happy Shopping ❤
Headpiece, Dress and Earrings: Lyrical B!zarre | Leon (exclusively at FashionArt)
Hair: Amacci| Lily in Dark Brown
Makeup : Madrid Solo | Kahlo’d (exclusively at FashionArt)
Brow Shape: Tchelo’s | Eyebrow Tribute to Frida
Hands: Slink | Avi Enhancement Hands in Bag and Elegant positions
Pose and Scene by Lyrical B!zarre