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Frida Kahlo Inspired Jewellery for the V&A Shop

About this project

This collection was inspired by the remarkable Mexican painter Frida Kahlo to celebrate her treasured personal objects and iconic style. Created exclusively for the V&A Museum by Iris De La Torre, each piece was handmade in England.

Pricing

£25 — £125

Keywords

mexican folk art, jewellery, illustrated jewellery, acrylic jewellery, plastic jewellery, colourful, fun, fridakahloinspired, playfullness, v&a

Disciplines

Jewellery, Design

Materials

Plastics
Frida Butterfly Brooch
Photographer: Iris De La Torre
This piece features the face of Frida Kahlo with her big blue butterfly head piece. When designing this brooch, I took reference from her use of symbolism in her fashion and her painting style: Frida had a beautiful Butterfly headpiece and and in her painting called “Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” - Frida is wearing 2 butteflies on her hair which may of have made reference to how Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. Frida pianted this piece just after her divorce from Diego Rivera. This brooch is part of a collection of jewellery comissioned by the V&A Museum for Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up.
Frida's Charm Necklace
Photographer: Iris De La Torre
This is Frida’s Charms Necklace. This necklace is inspired by Frida Kahlo and some Frida Kahlo’s personal objects. The necklace features Frida’s face with her yellow sunglasses, her red boot, her perfume bottle, her red nail varnish, her milk of tears bottle of medicine (inspired by the milk of magnesium bottle), her wheel chair, her acetate yellow sunglasses, 2 red hearts that symbolize Frida and Diego and lots of flowers. This necklace is part of a collection of jewellery comissioned by the V&A Museum for the
Parrot Brooch
Photographer: Iris De La Torre
This is the parrot brooch and it was inspired by Frida Kahlo’s Parrot pets and her use of birds in her paintings. However, my approach to design this brooch was to represent Frida in the form of a colourful parrot with rainbow wings, free to live without physical pain and health restrictions. This brooch is part of a collection of jewellery comissioned by the V&A Museum for Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up Exhibition.
Frida with Sunglasses Brooch
This is the Frida with Sunglasses brooch. This piece features the face of Frida Kahlo, her elegant long neck with her stylish gold and yellow sunglasses and red lips. Frida was very thoughtful in the way she chose to dress and when designing this brooch, I imagined Frida with her jet-black hair tied back, walking on the sand of a Mexican beach wearing her beautiful green bathing suit and sunglasses. This is a design comissioned by the V&A Museum for the Frida Kahlo Exhition: Making Herself Up.
Frida Tehuana Necklace
Photographer: Iris De La Torre
Hola! This is the Frida Tehuana Necklace. This necklace is part of a collection of jewellery comissioned by the V&A Museum for the

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