10.30.2015

Homage to style: Frida Kahlo

I've been planning this for a while, since I saw the Frika Kalho exibit two years ago. I was really impressed by the collection of her dresses which closed the exibit and by Vogue's pictures of her.



In fact I'm planning a whole collection ispired to her style, but as I saw this first outfit I thought that a series of good photosessions, one for each dress, would suit the whole concept better.

So this post is just a photo session. I used my new Lumix with Leica lenses, natural light (I've been waiting a while for "perfect light") and the "miniature" artistic setting. Probably this post is too long and has too many pictures, but I just could not resist!


The model is going to be Veronica, this style really befits her.

In the background you can see my collection on Mexican titbids. The calla flowers are an hommage to one of Diego Rivera's favourite themes. I'll try to find some more for future photosessions!






Somehow she's got something of Miss Havisham, and a feeling like she's one of Isabelle Allende's characters. Sort of House of The Spirits vibe. Got to find a huge dog for the next photosession.





See you soon!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Billa! I've looked at your enhanced pictures a few times just now, they are stunning! The coloured fabric is perfect, you always find the greatest fabrics :-). Already I'm a fan of your Frida collection, and can't wait to see more of these outfits. This dress is awesome! The styling is also beautiful, great job!!! xxx

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    1. Thank you Linda, this is a photossession I'm pretty proud of!
      I actually spend a lot of money of fabrics, I can't resist, I have this wonderful shop near my office.....sig....
      I'm already planning the next outfit, this style is perfect for Veronica

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  2. This is a beautiful dress. You had a wonderful photo session. She looks lovely.

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    1. Thank you Jaye, I love my new camera, it's compact but comes with a lot of fancy features, and it's pretty flexible. And I'm just beginning to learn how to get the best out of it!

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  3. So clever that you picked a fine artist to inspire you. And the dress is beautiful. Also, I love that armchair your doll is sitting on! I've been looking for a camera that takes really sharp photos. Let me know how you like the one you just bought after you've played with it for awhile.

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    1. Hi April, Frida Kahlo's inspired several fashion collections, and I thought it was a style I wanted to explore. Furthermore I have tons of little mexican gadgets so it was easy to put up a diorama! The armchair is an action figure piece of furniture, you can find them on ebay.
      This camera is working pretty well for macro photography, even if I chose it to make pictures when I travel (it is perfect for landscapes and portraits). Images are really sharp. An overall excellent camera but the software has got a minor fault as it overcompensates distortion on the edges of the frame.....I'm learning to work around this defect

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  4. Beautiful setting! I love the mini dolls in your diorama.

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    1. Thank you George Girl, those mini dolls are mexican worry dolls: if you can't sleep you can tell them your troubles and put them under your pillow, they will worry in your place and you shall sleep...
      I loved the story so when we went to Mexico I bought quite a few of them, besides they are super cute!

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  5. What a gorgeous doll! Loved the flowers on her head, loved the diorama!!! Great pics!

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  6. Hello from Spain: I really like this outfit inspired by Frida. Nice photos. A great tribute to a great woman. Keep in touch

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    1. Thank you Marta, Frida was indeed a great woman!

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