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Produced and styled by Mindi Shapiro Photography by Chuck St. John Words by Brett Levine Art Director Robin Colter Makeup artist Angela King Layman Hair stylist Myca Mack Model Stephanie Granada

Imagine if the great Mexican artist Frida Kahlo were alive today. Her irreverent sense of fashion, mixing styles, patterns, colors, fabrics, and textures would be as forward now as she made it then. So what should she wear, and who would she be? This season’s fashions would make her feel right at home. Knitwear would be her new canvas, and the birds from her paintings could adorn a sweater. A contemporary embroidered jacket becomes Frida’s favorite Huipil, a traditional women’s garment worn throughout central Mexico. Embody her look and steal her style, because fashion has finally caught up to Frida. Even 50 years later, she is ahead of her time.

Left: Alexander McQueen Floral Pants, $685, Gus Mayer Ivy Jane Plaid Shirt, $103, Betsy Prince Zelda Flower Jacket, $649, Betsy Prince Kate Spade Roger Boots, $328, Saks Rox and Babes Coral Necklace, $195, Betsy Prince Lucky Brand Earrings, $35, Belk Cocktail Ring, $28, Belk This Page: Believa Jacket, $202, Betsy Prince Issey Miyake Dress, $418, Betsy Prince Hudson Floral Skinny Jean, $220, Saks Manolo Blahnik Mary Jane, $685, Saks Long Gold Earrings, $93, Betsy Prince Lucky Brand Turquoise Necklace, $85, Belk Multilayer Necklace, $50, Betsy Prince Red Leather Cuff, $94, Betsy Prince Jessica Simpson Multi Bangles, $32, Belk Ring, $25, Belk


J Mendel Skirt, $2180, Gus Mayer AMB T-Shirt, $60, Betsy Prince Missoni Vest, $395, Saks Beaded Necklace, $134, Betsy Prince Lucky Brand Ring, $39, Belk Old Gringo Boots, $495, Betsy Prince




Left: Free People Sweater Coat, $168, Belk Free People Dress, $148, Belk BCBG Leather Leggings, $138, Belk Vic Matie Plum Leather Boots, $550, Gus Mayer Beaded Flower Headband, $82, Gus Mayer Erica Lyons Ring, $25, Ring This Page: Missoni Brocade Dress, $895, Saks Joie Bomber Jacket, $1228, Saks Joie Lace-up Heels, $245, Saks Gold Earrings, $101, Betsy Prince Kenneth Cole Ring, $26, Belk



Left: Cynthia Rowley Bird Sweater, $79, Belk Tory Burch Bug Blouse, $295, Saks Red Valentino Flower Skirt, $495, Saks Manolo Blahnik Sue Bicolor Heels, $755, Saks Beaded Drop Earrings, $176, Betsy Prince Lucky Brand Stone Cuff, $69, Belk

This Page: Multicolor Cardigan, $895, Betsy Prince Free People Jeans, $78, Belk Hard Tail T-Shirt, $90, Betsy Prince Donald Pliner Devi Boot, $398, Belk Beaded Drop Earrings, $64, Betsy Prince Rox and Babes Necklace, $165, Betsy Prince Tooled Leather Cuff, $253, Betsy Prince Leather Wrap Bracelets, $100 each, Betsy Prince


Fall Fashion: Frida's Perspective  

Fall Fashion Feature, B-Metro Magazine