After Frida’s death in 1954, her ex-husband Diego Rivera ordered her personal belongings be locked up in a bathroom in her house. This house was later turned into a museum. This bathroom wasn’t opened until 2004. A Japanese artist Ishiuchi Miyako documented the items, she did not know much about Frida’s work or life and looked at her belongings with fresh eyes. This treasure trove of over 300 relics of Frida Kahlo’s life became the subject of photographs, books and exhibitions. Among these items was a crochet turquoise one-piece swimsuit. I can just imagine a young and sultry Frida laying poolside with her amazing gold shades on looking like a vision in turquoise ♥
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