Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Frida Kahlo – Fashioning her Identity
On building a timeless legacy through her art, style and joyful self-expression.
Adornment of the body is perhaps the most intimate form of art. Linking the self to the senses, the cultural, and the social while expressing personal and collective identities and all the ways in which they intersect. Frida Kahlo was a master of adornment. Throughout her life, she transformed her tragedy into beauty; her resilience manifested in her sartorial choices, as much as it did in her artwork. Using her body as a canvas, Kahlo constructed and reconstructed her identity. She took control, as a woman, an artist, an activist and a person with disabilities – existing without limitations. She expanded ideas of beauty, gender and women’s liberation. Her powerful take on style was as vital to her legacy as her artwork—evidence of a life which while complex, and sometimes painful was an artistic triumph.
With its striking pink cover and bold yellow elastic closure, this Frida Kahlo Limited Edition Notebook is bursting with colorful creativity. Vivid flowers decorate the cover, surrounding an iconic and empowering Kahlo quote for anyone who’s ever felt like they didn’t quite fit in: “I am here and I am just as strange as you”.
A thoughtful gift for admirers of the artist, this plain Frida Kahlo Limited Edition Notebook includes themed stickers with images and well-known quotes in the expandable pocket. The paperband b-side features a floral garland to color and make. Gently rounded corners protect the hard cover against wear and tear, while the color-coordinated bookmark ribbon takes you to the right page every time. Unmistakeably Moleskine, the ‘In case of loss’ notice on the opening page is yours to customize however you choose.
Frida Kahlo also graces the equally colorful endpapers inside, with a cameo-style profile framed with stylized leaves and flowers. This notebook is designed as a celebration of Kahlo’s vibrant style, unapologetic introspection and representation of indigenous Mexican culture. Its bright colors stir us to remember the extraordinary legacy of an iconic artist, and maybe even inspire us to explore our own colorful reality.
- hard cover with Frida Kahlo Limited Edition Theme
- rounded corners
- elastic closure
- ivory-colored, 70 g/m², acid-free plain paper
- matching bookmark ribbon
- story card with themed message
- themed stickers
- expandable inner pocket in the back
- 'In case of loss' notice printed on the flyleaf
- reusable themed paperband B-SIDE featuring additional printed tools
- lies flat, opens at 180°
- the history of Moleskine is inside
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