Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

Frida Kahlo entrance

I remember my friends excitement when the Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition was first announced at the V&A - a few hours later we were booked on to view the exhibition within a week of it opening.  As a feminist icon, respected artist and an example of a strong woman there's no wonder the exhibition has attracted so many visitors.

The exhibition showcases her personal objects demonstrating exactly how closely her life and her art were infused. From her make up collection, to her wardrobe to prosthetic limbs and pregnancy scans, the exhibition shows how her story and struggles have influenced her work.

There are so many lessons that can be learnt from Frida's story. How she overcame many difficulties to do what she loved,  how she drew inspiration from her surroundings, how she embraced her own quirks, set her own style rules and was true to herself without worrying what others thought. 

It's a great exhibition, really thought provoking and shows a different side to the artist's work, as well as dealing with some very relevant issues in the present day. I'd really recommend a visit if you can bear fighting your way through the crowds. L

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up runs until the 4th November at the V&A. For tickets and information click here.

Williamsburg

I STUMBLED across the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Williamsburg when I decided to extend my recent trip to New York for a few extra days. Sure I'd heard of area and I was even aware of its creative scene but I had no idea of how much of a thriving creative community it had. You couldn't walk one block without stumbling across a music performance, art show or vintage sale and there were so many creatives in the area that it made it a great place to network and seek inspiration. It certainly had a unique creative vibe and energy about it. Heres a few images I'd took around the neighbourhood - Williamsburg I'll be seeing you again soon! L