Inspired by Frida!


A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to the Brooklyn Museum to see the new exhibit, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving. It's the largest U.S. exhibition to be devoted to the Mexican artist and the first to include a collection of her clothing, jewelry, and other artifacts.  I found it so inspiring! 

Like many people, I thought I knew everything there was to know about this remarkable woman but this thorough and fascinating exhibit showed me so much more. Not only was she an amazing artist, but her unique and recognizable style was such an integral part of her identity! She could teach today's influencers and social media mavens a thing or two about controlling one's image in the public eye! As the museum points out "Kahlo crafted her appearance and shaped her personal and public identity to reflect her cultural heritage and political beliefs, while also addressing and incorporating her physical disabilities."

I was especially taken by Frida's gorgeous jewelry, the amazing pre-Columbian pieces as well as the contemporary pieces she collected and wore in just about every photo taken of her. She had an eye for pieces with an artistic and even surrealistic nature, often those incorporating the human form. I like those type of pieces too and have many on HOUSE OF TERRANCE that I could imagine her wearing. :) 


Throughout my life, people have told me that I remind them of Frida Kahlo and I have dressed as her many times for Halloween and masquerade parties. I've always taken it as a major compliment and include a shot of me this past Halloween dressed up as fascinating Frida.

Check out some of Frida inspired pieces on H*O*T .

If you're in New York I urge you to see the show. Frida was an intriguing thought-provoking artist way ahead of her time!

Happy spring!


Robert Gibralter