03 January 2013

But the night sky blooms with fire, and the burning bed floats higher



A tribute to the wonderous Frida Kahlo, most especially for our lovely friend Lisa, who lives in Mexico!

Frock-opshoppped, many years ago, and is likely from Mexico originally
Earrings, pendant, "rebozo" (shawl)-San Cristobel de las Casas, Mexico
(That's my parents in the pendant; it's a sort of locket)
Other necklaces-London and Thailand
Headpiece-made with the loving hands of Sarah
Cross-Cozumel, Mexico
Frida heart-from the gorgeous Shelley
Moustache-I carry it around in my purse, you just never know when you might need one

I have been obsessed with Frida for as long as I can remember.
I am drawn to strong, powerful women who aren't afraid to push boundaries, and Frida was undeniably such a woman, and just one of many I admire and am inspired by!
One of the highlights of my life, thus far, was going to her house in Coyacan, Mexico City a few years ago.
Obviously, G and I are very influenced by Mexican (and Indian) colours and designs for our house!

X

45 comments:

Trees said...

I have to say - there would never be a boring moment in your house Helga. Any lady that carries a tache' round in her bag is pretty rad in my book;) I love these photos - I am a huge fan of Freida as well and LOVE the headpiece Sarah made you. So awesome!

Ofelia said...

A Frida lover and amazing colorful style makes you perfect in my eyes!

Fiona said...

Ha, what a wonderful tribute.

Lucy Nation said...

Wow, that headband is out of this world! I absolutely love it, and as you know, I always love seeing glimpses of your fabulous rainbow house. Freida is such an inspiring woman - hurrah for them I say! xxxxx

señora Allnut said...

Helgastastic tribute, so Great Headpiece, so fabulous colors and bijouterie!
amazing and inspiring Frida!
besos & color

Sue said...

How can you make a mono brow look ok?? I am in love with all the fabulousness of colour!!!

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

rock the uni. rock it hard.

Punk Glam Queen http://ideefixemon.blogspot.com said...

Your tribute matches your house! Sarah did a fantastic job with the headpiece, I'm particularly fond of the little rubber ducky! XXX

Louise Mc said...

I love Frida too. What a fitting and fabulous tribute. The headpiece is great. Xx

freckleface said...

You look great as Frida! All that colour is just joyful. One of my dreams is to go to Mexico and visit her house. This is great inspiration right at the beginning of the year. xxx

Max said...

The look and the headpiece are brill x

Trashsparkle said...

Bloody excellent! oh my, I'd forgotten about the fabulous Sarah-made headpiece, and a big blast of Frida-ness and colour always rocks :) xx

Marla Robinson said...

Omg, I am loving the Helga tiara. Your blog always puts a smile on my face. Love your ice blue frock and that fabulous hand shaped necklace.

pastcaring said...

Frida freakin-tastic! What a glorious tribute! You make a monobrow, moustache and rubber duck on your head so sexy! Hurrah for strong, talented, creative women everywhere, and that includes YOU, my darling! Love love loving it all! xxxx

pastcaring said...

Oops, forgot to say how much I love the pendant/locket with the photo of your parents. Gorgeous, like their daughter. xxxx

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Oh, ducky fruity headdress, unibrow and milagros!!! Beautiful, beautiful colours and fabulous necklaces, I love it all to the tips of your handy-dandy pocketbook moustache! You are divine and mighty. Lovely tribute.

I was just saying to Tami von Z. that Helga von Trollop should pre prefixed "The Great." xoxo

Misfits Vintage said...

EX-FRICKIN-QUISITE MI AMOR! Love everything - and you know I'm a big fan of Frida and I'm SO impressed that you still have that headband almost a year later!! And you know I keep my Helga Scoundrel moustache in my purse at all times too, right... you absolutely NEVER know when you might need it! Love every bone in your incredible body! Sarah xxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

utterly fabulous!! I really love your house, it looks so bright and breezing and so damn cool! Your Frida tribute has just influenced me into a buying a book on her, at long last and also one of those Mexican tin wall plaques. Yours are all fantastic. You look wonderful, the Headband is the tits, Sarah is a genius. The pendant is such a lovely way to keep your parents with you and the tash makes you look dead distinguished!
Keep being awesome! xxx

edie pop said...

Frida has a great influence in my life and work too and I adore your tribute to her!!!!Sarah's headband is beautiful and I love the cross and the Frida's wall ornament, Mexican house style reminds me a bit of Italian style, but in a more colorful and happy way!! I need a pair of moustache to carry with me, I think I might need them too!!
Love you more than rubber ducks!!
xxxxx

Krista said...

I too love Frida and if you cut me open you'd find a lil Mexican girl:). I adore this tribute and the necklace of your parents is just the sweetest! Your house is one big fiesta and you and G have made it so killer with all that color!
Xxoo

thorne garnet said...

Love everything about this. Boo to white walls. I'm sick of all the home shows telling me to paint my walls gray. Yuck!

Sacramento Amate said...

I love your love for Frida and all things Mexicans, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Mil besos and hapiness in 2013.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Carina Rosenholm said...

Ha ha love your tribute!

MistressCatgirl said...

Frida was a fearless women. She did what she wanted and screw everyone else.
You look wonderful and love the uni-brow. A mustache can come in handy that's for sure.

Joni said...

The colors in your home just make me happy looking in. My hubs family is from Central America and also Lummi Indian so that blend really influences us too. A couple of years ago I spent a few days painting the inside of their house, each room a bright color like yours. It makes such a great atmosphere and keeps our mood up for sure. Each room in my house is a different color too. How can we not be happy in Orange??

Love your headpiece Helga, so creative!!

Renia said...

I love Frida! And I love this outfit inspired by her! Amazing! Kisses x x x x

Lynn Dylan said...

My, but the fun never stops 'round your place! Happy New Year!!

xoxo
Lynn

Vintage Coconut said...

Holy Helga color explosion!
Lookin fabulous your locket is amazing as is your stache.

menopauselsupermodel said...

Frida RULES!!!! I also just adore her
and her art!!
Your outfit is so Frida-esque and you are rocking the outfit!!
Is there some symbolic meaning to the river ducky on your Helga tiara??

Emalina said...

I cannot tell you how much I ADORE this outfit, Frida I mean Helga! The crown, the dress, the tache! You're a style queen!

Vintage Jane said...

Amazing. Glad to see your still rockin' it. M x

heidisadventures said...

Awesome tribute. I adore the headpiece. I have a duck that is quite similar and thanks to you I have some ideas what to do with it apart from it sitting beside my bathtub ;)

Hannah said...

You rock a mono and a moustache, you are wonderful. I love Frida and Mexico, not that I have been but dream of going one day! xxx

daiseedeb said...

I believe she would have loved how you rock the Helga Crown. And the unibrow..... ; )
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karensomethingorother said...

I loved your whole Frida tribute, right down to your magnifico eyebrow(s). I love Frida's art as well...oh, and have been obsessed with Mexico for years.

Val Sparkle said...

I never really liked Frida, but maybe it's because she never put a rubber duck in her headband. If only she had loosened up a little bit!

Your house is so bright and exciting!

Forest City Fashionista said...

As soon as I saw the colours of your house in the background I immediately thought of Frida's house in Coyoacan (one of my highlights of my trip to Mexico as well). I LOVE this Post - it is the perfect embodiment of your love of bright colours, your creative spirit and your awesome sense of humour - what a fab welcome to 2013!

Devil made in Heaven said...

I love Frida's paintings. And I love your tribute to Frida. You look wonderfull with that moustache. :D
Didn't know that your gorgeous house was inspired by the Mexican colours. I love your style and colours in your house. Photo's of your house bring always a smile on my face.
xxxx

Style Sud-Est said...

You do a perfect Frida
Love the eyebrows and of course the mustache, i have on too! A girl can't leave home without one

Ariane xxxx

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

Oh I just love everything about this post! Great job! This is excellent!

Annie said...

What a fabulous tribute! The headband is amazing, and you know I like a fake 'tache. Top fun! xxx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Fridafreak? Of course! http://ulla-marie.blogspot.se/2010/12/klart-jag-hart-part-32.html
But not as literal as your tribute :-)

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

Hey! Just sharing my post with you. Inspired by you I did Frida too! http://moderncolorsblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/i-am-firda-kahlo.html

Mrs. D said...

this is a lovely tribute. the Helga crown just killed me, it's sooo much fun!
I have loved Frida Kahlo for years, I got my hadns on a lot of her books whenever I could when I was younger, including a fac simile copy of her dieares from the bookstore at the Louvre back in the 90's. I was lucky to have been able to see a retrospective of her work in Lisbon years ago, it was marvelous.

patricia burroughs said...

I was cruising through (came for the yellow skirt) and saw your Frida and had to say, BRAVA!!!!!!!

And, erm, ole! (With an accent on the e, of course.)

I adore your style, and Frida is the best.