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Style tips from Frida Kahlo

Frida earringsWith Frida Kahlo fever well and truly kicking off, in part thanks to the dedicated V&A exhibition (whoop!), we thought it was only fitting to take a moment to recognize this Mexican lady's greatness.

Frida was a true maverick of her time who is still challenging perceptions today. Her distinctive works of art mixed realism with fantasy and commented loudly on the world around her, including questioning the perceptions and rules that define us all. 

Frida’s epic art work is well documented (and yet still doesn't get tired!), but we wanted to take a moment to reflect on her amazing personal style - and the way that made up part of who she was. From exploring female body image and disability, to the interplay of heritage with fashion, Frida was challenging and pioneering in many ways. 

First up, she had an beautiful home and one we have been lucky enough to visit. That's The Casa de Azul in Mexico City, now known as the Frida Kahlo Museum. Her colourways were an epic mix of bold colour pops - predominantly the signature bright blue, accentuated with accents of grass green and canary yellow. And props to Frida for clearly being all over the indoor plants thing waaay before hipsters got on-board.

Secondly, her iconic outfits were pioneering for the day and still influence our high streets. She created her own structured garments to sculpt the lines of her body and ignored fashion trends of the day by embracing indigenous clothing. We also particularly love her passion for intricate and bold embroidery.

Last but by no means not least, her earrings were a cornucopia of eclectic and bold ideas, which seemed in themselves to celebrate the variety and creativity of her mind. It sounds a tad OTT, but seriously check them out in all their array and it’s hard to deny!

Whilst we can’t promise any of these were adorned by Frida or her pals, we did collect a great mix of vintage earrings whilst in Mexico, and would strongly advise you check them out... right here. Snap them up before they’re gone.

Ain't no party like a Galentine's party!

Women earrings

We're delighted to be working with the most excellent Mean Mail to bring you a Galentine's party like no other. 

In case you haven't heard, Galentine's is most definitely the new Valentine's, darlings. So join us for music, cocktails, dougnuts, a MEGA raffle and great chat with a line-up of maverick women you won't be able to stop from luuurvin'.

13th Feb 2018 7-9pm at Second Home in Spitalfields, London.

 

Joined by special panel guests... in alphabetical order:

Cool as hell popstar @FEMMEHQ

Business lady extordinaire & Chair of the Black British Business Awards @MelanieEusebe

Founder of the super cool Rita's Bar & Restaurant @MissyFlynn 

Body positive champ & model babe Sam Rowswell aka @FattyBoomTatty

 All profits to the charity Bloody Good Period, which provides menstrual supplies for asylum seekers, refugees and those who can’t afford them. Snap up your tickets quick right here.

AND you don’t even have to be at the event to join the fundraising… Buy a digital raffle ticket even if you can't make the event - or up your chances of winning by buying more entries, at https://bit.ly/galentinesraffle And please share the link. It's all for a great cause.

New Year Resolutions

So, it's that time of year. Generally, we don't take resolutions too seriously, but sometimes it's nice to pause for a second and think over the serious stuff. Here's our three resolutions - and *spoiler alert* you need to pay close attention to the third one...

NEW YEAR RESOLUTION ONE >>> Drink Responsibly (downgraded from Never Drink Again on 1st Jan morning).

NEW YEAR RESOLUTION TWO >>> Share Complements and help spread a little happiness e.g. "Iman darling, your earrings are sickeningly fabulous".

NEW YEAR RESOLUTION THREE >>> Be Generous and Kind. And we are putting this into action straight up, by sharing our 20% off Friends & Fam discount for all you lovely people. Simply enter code 'THNXPAL' at checkout during Jan. Yes, really!

And once all those January mantras are over, there's still our simple philosophy to remember >> Embrace your own style, buy things you love and hey presto, feel amazing!

Check out our super stylish one-of-a-kind earrings to make you shine at  https://milktoothldn.com/collections/all