July is kind of a big deal for Frida-philes because it is both the month of Frida Kahlo’s birth and the month in which she died. It seems like the perfect time to reflect on the now iconic Mexican artist and celebrate her life.
Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico and on July 13, 1954 at the age of 47, she died in Coyoacán. She was an artist, a trailblazer, a meticulously wonderful dresser, a selfie queen and more than 60 years after her death her legacy doesn’t just live, it thrives and continues to grow.
Check out these wonderful photographs and quotes of everyone’s favorite cejona:
She wasn’t even 12-years old when she had this picture taken by her father, Guillermo Kahlo.
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This photo was taken in 1926 by Frida’s father—that would make her around 19 years old. She’s so young and yet her eyes seem so mature.
This photograph of Malú Block, Frida Kahlo de Rivera and Diego Rivera was taken in 1932 by Carl Van Vechten. I love the way that both Rivera and Block are looking toward Frida and she has this slight Mona Lisa-type smile going on with much better accessories than Mona Lisa of course.
This photo of Frida and hubby Diego was also taken by Carl Van Vechten in 1932. Diego is smiling and seems to be unaware that his photo is being taken, but Frida knows and she looks stunning.
This photograph is dated October 16, 1932 and was taken by Guillermo Kahlo. There always seems to be a hint of Frida’s pain in her photographs, but also so much more. She has a certain gravitas that just can’t be faked.
Another image of Frida as captured by her father in 1932. I’m not gonna lie, it totally bums me out that Frida is smoking in this picture, but even so that nasty cigarette does not detract from her allure.
This photograph of Frida sitting next to an agave plant is part of a Vogue 1937 photo shoot entitled, “Señoras of Mexico” taken by Toni Frissell. Frissell later gifted the negatives to the Library of Congress. Frida’s way of dressing was truly remarkable and I find it not at all surprising that she ended up in Vogue. She was a living breathing work of art.
Gracias, Frida! Gracias for being timeless, amazing and unabashedly yourself.