Frida’s Belgravia In Bloom
As the Chelsea Flower Show gets underway, shops, restaurants and hotels accross Elizabeth Street, Motcomb Street, Pimlico Road and Eccleston Yards have come to life in a floral fiesta, inspired by Frida Kahlo - one of the most recognised and significant female artists of the 20th century, and perennial muse of artist Corinne Dalle-Ore.
Brining Frida Kahlo into the present with bold colour and her raw graffiti-inspired style, Dalle-Ores works featuring the iconic figure have found thier way into the homes of celebrated interior designers and on to the pages of books by world renowned publishers, and as the modern media frenzy prevails in our dialy lives, Dalle Ore's manifestation of the portrait artist in her calligraphic brushstrokes is perhaps now, more poigniant than ever.
With Kahlo clearly in high demand, we were delighted to discover that the V & A’s upcoming exhibition ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up’ which will open on the 16th June, have teamed with the Grovesnor Estate to concieve Frida's Parlour - an interactive installation inspired by the artist and her home in Mexico City - that will blossom with a range of creative workshops (think flower headdress making with Judith Blacklock, self-portraiture and jewellery making with Luminarie Arts) alongside the #BelgraviaInBloom Festival on Ebury Street.
Walking maps are available from all local retailers (and online here), to guide you through the flora filled streets – and perhaps via the Thomas Cubit to sample an ‘ultimate Mexican cocktail’…! The six-day event will run until Saturday 26th May, if you can’t wait to get there - here’s a few of our favourite florid display’s…