Every decade has women following steriotypes of beauty, running behind trends and striving to be a part of the “acceptable” crowd; and then there was this woman, who lived in the early 20th century, a rebel, a feminist who challenged the conventional and made unconventional beautiful. She was bold, fiery and has been an inspiration to artists, designers and women in general since decades. She was none other than Frida Kahlo, well known for her self portraits and her strong spirit. Needless to say, this post has been inspired by her and a compilation of my favourite quotes by her.
“I wish I could do whatever I liked behind the curtain of “madness”. Then: I’d arrange flowers, all day long, I’d paint; pain, love and tenderness, I would laugh as much as I feel like at the stupidity of others, and they would all say: “Poor thing, she’s crazy!” (Above all I would laugh at my own stupidity.) I would build my world which while I lived, would be in agreement with all the worlds. The day, or the hour, or the minute that I lived would be mine and everyone else’s – my madness would not be an escape from “reality”.”
“You deserve the best, the very best, because you are one of the few people in this lousy world who are honest to themselves, and that is the only thing that really counts.”
“You deserve a lover who wants you disheveled, with everything and all the reasons that wake you up in a haste and the demons that won’t let you sleep.
You deserve a lover who makes you feel safe, who can consume this world whole if he walks hand in hand with you; someone who believes that his embraces are a perfect match with your skin.
You deserve a lover who wants to dance with you, who goes to paradise every time he looks into your eyes and never gets tired of studying your expressions.
You deserve a lover who listens when you sing, who supports you when you feel shame and respects your freedom; who flies with you and isn’t afraid to fall.
You deserve a lover who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry.”
“I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving.”
“I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.”
Maxi skirt: Thrifted
Black tunic: Biba
Butterfly ring: Thrifted
Concept and Styling : Pooja Dasgupta
Photography : Oindrila Bhol
What is your favourite Frida Kahlo quote?