Viva la Vida
In the spirit of the iconic Frida Kahlo, we celebrate self-expression with flowing gowns, brilliant colors and the art of a beautiful wedding day.


A brilliant sash, floral hair adornment and prominent gold earrings enhance a streamlined, long-trained lace gown.


A bold headdress, dominant jewelry and a filmy, floral-appliqued caftan create a vision of ethereal mystery.


Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) was not only an artist, activist and wife, but also a fashion lover. Her own fashion, that is. In a letter to husband Diego Rivera, she states how she loved to be stared at, because she knew people were admiring her fashion choices. Her style helped her claim her independence and to be proud of her Mexican culture and heritage. Those who knew her have said that her love for life was undeniable and that she had such intensity that she would take over a room. Disabled by polio and later injured in a bus accident, she was often in pain, but she embraced it and her body, and chose to incorporate it into her art. By doing so, she empowered herself, and became a model and a muse.


The open-back jacket creates a surprise in a gown combination that includes a high neckline and long sleeves. The flower-pile headdress, heavy brows and bold lips add dramatic flair.


With no doubt, Frida Kahlo redefined beauty. She used fashion as a form of self-expression, and through it, she created her image and enriched her personality. She was a master at the art of the mix and match, the high and low. Every detail in her appearance was planned—hair, eyebrows, flowers, silks, rebozos, and the highly embellished skirts and tops paired with silver or gold jewelry. She was a firm believer in attitude being the best accessory.

Frida Kahlo’s legacy and powerful spirit can resonate with almost any bride today. Every bride wants to be her most strong, confident, empowered and joyous self on one of the most important days of her life. Wear your attitude and beliefs as your best accessory. Honor your story, your style, your way of life, because that is what makes you who you are today.


Center-parted hair, dark brows and lips to match a bright flower headdress work with bold gold jewelry to complete the ensemble.


Attitude and fashion combine to create bridal style that is all art.

Courtesy of The Castañeda Museum of Ethnic Costume

Talina of The Agency Arizona