This past Sunday we decided to go to the San Jose Flea Market with my in laws. I love cultural art of any kind and I am always up for a bargain. Walking by one of the stands I saw this red Virgin Mary Poncho calling my name. Both my husband and Mother in Law tried convincing me not to purchase it, but I already had a vision in my head. I am confident in my fashion choices to not be easily influenced by others opinion. What I like may not be for others or vise versa and I am OK with that. Hence, my vision was able to become reality as showcased in the photos above.
I am now 6 months pregnant and the majority of my clothing no longer fits. For my son’s 1st Birthday I decided to finally purchase some maternity pants and bought these overalls at Old Navy (they’re not maternity overalls but I bought them 2 sizes up!) On President’s Day, Savers was having a 50% off SALE and I scored this worn in graphic tee for $1.50! Rugged worn in shirts can get pretty pricy so I like to look in the Men’s T-shirt department for gems.
Skirt: Thrifted Blouse: Thrifted Floral Crown: Forever21 Necklace: Handmade in El Salvador
”I am my own muse. The subject I know best.” – Frida Kahlo
In college I studied The Mexican Muralist Movement with focus on Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo. This morning, I came across a Frida quote that really resonated with me. I am not a photographer, and with my husband at work I had no one to take my photos (which is usually the case!) Feeling inspired and determined to create my vision I thought about Frida’s self portraits. If Frida could look through a mirror in order to paint herself then what should stop me? I decided I could take my own dam pictures and so these are the results.