Here are some of the events you can make the most of to celebrate Kahlo’s life and legacy.
Grosvenor’s recent sponsorship of the V&A’s ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up’ exhibition has brought about a great deal of excitement and involvement from Belgravia’s retailers. The exhibition, running from the 16th of June until the 4th of November 2018 will inspire an exclusive range of products available in Belgravia, inspired by artist Frida Kahlo, while providing a unique tribute to her life and legacy.
Belgravia in Bloom, running from the 19-26th May will mark the official opening of Frida’s Parlour, an interactive art installation on Elizabeth Street that replicates the iconic ‘Casa Azul’, Frida’s Mexico City residence. The installation will host creative workshops including headdress-making and self-portraiture classes, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Many businesses in Belgravia will be offering Frida-inspired products and activities, from floral inspired menus to a surrealist depiction of the artist herself. Visitors to Motcomb Street can admire Neil Strain Floral Couture’s beautiful hand-tied floral bouquets, eat Mexican-style eggs at The Fine Cheese Co. and enjoy Frida-inspired chocolates at Rococo.
Beulah London on Elizabeth Street is hosting a personalised t-shirt embroidery event in-store, and producing a limited edition red oriental silk scarf reminiscent of Frida. Papouelli shoe store will debut a colourful paint effect shoe called the ‘Anastasia’.
On Pimlico Road, FBC London will be collaborating with artisan Stephanie Black to produce stunning, Frida-inspired furniture, while fine fabric designer Fermoie will be hosting a one-day pop-up event. A piece that is not to be missed, Sovereign Fine Furniture and Interiors will be creating a floating picture frame with a sketch that will be adorned with fabrics and flowers based on Frida’s work.
The final participating Belgravia location is Eccleston Yards, where Barry’s will be creating a post-workout, Frida-inspired shake. Plus, the Jones Family Kitchen are creating ‘Head Full of Flowers’ a stunningly intricate cocktail celebrating Kahlo’s much-loved tequila and mescal spirits.
Image: Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine,1939 © Nickolas Muray