You may already be aware of my love for Frida Kahlo (ahem, this Halloween costume). That, coupled with my affinity for horticulture made the Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden something I couldn't miss. I attended the Frida Al Fresco evening on Saturday, and couldn't wait to share. Not only is there a recreation of Frida and Diego's Casa Azul and an exhibition of her artwork, there were also themed cocktails (prickly pear margarita!), an all-female mariachi band, a taco truck, and a dancer who looked like Frida! It was such an arousing evening, really a sensory overload of color, sound, and smell. At the end of the evening, there was a special Jenny Holzer projection on the Observatory of Mexican poetry, including excerpts from Frida Kahlo's diary.
If you're not able to make it to Coyoacan, Mexico to see the real Casa Azul, then definitely take the time to go to the NYBG before November 1st, 2015.
Shoes: Belle by Sigerson Morrison (also worn here)
Silk Shawl: Vintage
Flower Crown: Self Made
Photos by Meri Feir and myself.