Viva Frida! We love frida kahlo

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Buenos Dias!


Once upon a time, when I was in the throes of 25, I took to living in Coyoacan, or ‘the place of the coyotes’, of Mexico City.

 I fell in love with the rich culture and colorful tapestry of art, architecture, and fashion. How could one not be enamored at such vibrancy and community? Amidst markets filled with local produce and craftsman, street cafes, and quaint bookstores was La Casa Azul.   

La Casa Azul, as you may have guessed is a bright blue house. This house turned museum is the former home of the beloved Frida Kahlo. The walls ache and echo with her stories. I came to adore the paintings and words of Kahlo and her creations remain a source of constant inspiration.  The entire city breathes in a way as if it is alive. It echoes the stories of love, elation, pain, and triumph of human spirit. The Mexican culture often shares these stories through art. Every tapestry, painting, dress, song – is designed to tell a story.  

Now I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to share these stories with you. 

When I began ZazaofCanada on Etsy, I wanted to share the vibrant colors and culture that I had fallen so deeply in love with. 

You’ll find vibrant traditional Mexican-inspired clothing and jewelry, strewn with vintage bohemian fashion and whimsical style.

Zaza of Canada is now my own perfect way to share with you old and new found items, a colorful patchwork ,  just waiting for you to hear their story.

Thank you for your visit in my vintage blog!



The elephant and the dove.


Mythical couples of painters, Diego rivera and Frida kahlo have lived a love story as passionate as artistic. Frida, the passionate and rebellious artist with colorful canvases and fashion unique and bright clothing. Diego, the venerated muralist painter of the Mexicans, the baby face artist. Frida's parents, who are not really happy about their daughter's relationship with this 20-year-old elder, and they describe him as an elephant with a dove. But Frida's heart cannot wait and she marries his Diego in 1929.

Despite Diego's famous infidelities, the couple moved together to California. Frida bears all of him, Rivera had even an affair with Kahlo's younger sister. She will also bear all of life: polio she has since she was a child, the consequences of an accident between a bus and a tram where she misses her life and repeated miscarriages. It is the life that hurts her incessantly, in the spine and in her heart.

In 1940, Frida and Diego remarry, may before the state of health of Frida really degrades. It is in her physical pain and in the sufferings of her extreme passion that Frida has certainly drawn inspiration to imagine these paintings and this unique dress style. These photos and paintings still flood social networks like Pinterest and Instagram. I'm still wondering what she would think of all those 20-year-old girls who say "Viva Frida" by wearing their little Mexican embroidered blouses.

She is now more famous than her Diego, at a time when the word of women resounds throughout the world.


L'Éléphant et la Colombe


Couples mythiques d'artistes peintres, Frida Kahlo et Diego Rivera ont vécu une histoire d'amour tant passionnelle qu'artistique. Frida, c'est celle que l'on connait, la passionnée et artiste rebelle aux toiles colorées et à la mode vestimentaire unique et lumineuse. Diego, le peintre muraliste vénéré des Mexicains , l'artiste à la face de bébé. Les parents de Frida, qui ne sont pas vraiment heureux de la relation de leur fille avec ce monsieur de 20 ans son aîné et ils le décrivent comme un éléphant qui sort avec une colombe. Mais le cœur de Frida ne sait attendre et elle épouse son Diego en 1929. 

Malgré les trop célèbres infidélités de Diego, le couple déménage ensemble en Californie. Frida supporte tout de lui, il la trompera même avec sa sœur. Elle supportera aussi tout de la vie: une poliomyélite qu'elle a depuis qu'elle est enfant, les suites d'un accident entre un bus et un tram où elle manque de perdre la vie et des fausses couches à répétition. C'est la vie qui la blesse sans cesse,  dans la colonne vertébrale et dans son cœur.

En 1940, Frida et Diego se remarient, peuvent avant que l'état de santé de Frida se dégrade vraiment. C'est dans sa douleur physique et dans les souffrances de son extrême passion que Frida a certainement puisé l'inspiration pour imaginer ces peintures et ce style vestimentaire unique. Ces photos et ces peintures inondent encore les réseaux sociaux comme Pinterest et Instagram. Je suis toujours à me demander ce qu'elle penserait de toutes ces jeunes filles de 20 ans qui clament ''Viva Frida'' en portant leurs petites blouses brodées mexicaines. 

Elle est aujourd'hui plus célèbre que son Diego, à l'époque où la parole des femmes retentit à travers le monde.


Note: Excuse my french, We are in Canada! So I will try to keep the blog in french & english;)

Frida Exhibition in London - June 16

This exhibition will present an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Locked away for 50 years after her death, this collection has never before been exhibited outside Mexico. 


Something about Frida from the French radio