Last week I attended an intimate meet and greet with author Susana Martinez Vidal of the best selling book "Frida Kahlo Fashion As The Art Of Being?" The discussion was moderated by stylist Elysze Held. I have known about Frida Kahlo the artist but I have never thought of her as the great style icon that she was, especially during her time.
As Susana Martinez so eloquently elaborated on Kahlo's life and bold choices I began to see how iconic of a women she was in Fashion, not just in Fine Arts. She was a major contributor to world class contemporary art. The setting to the night's event could have not been any more appropriate. We sat outside with the ocean as our back drop, on clear modern chairs in the deck of the new all residential pre-construction Auberge Beach Residences and & Spa in Fort Lauderdale.
As the sun set while Elysze and Susana spoke on the legacy of Frida Kahlo I felt so inspired to go buy Susana's book and become imersed in Kahlo's life.