In case you haven't heard (difficult, considering I feel like I've been telling everyone), I am going to dress up as Frida Kahlo this Halloween. The idea just struck exactly the right chord in me, somewhere between hilarious (unibrow), meaningful (amazing woman I admire), and disgustingly highbrow (generally recognized by the cultured/educated among us). Plus it's incredibly high-impact for relatively low effort (I decided to save Penelope for another year, when I have the time to make my own clothes).
To craft the perfect Frida look, I went trolling the internets for pictures of the iconic artist. I was really stumped for a while on how, exactly, to achieve that braided hairdo she is so famous for. Was it like a dutch crown ? or was it like one long braid circled around? and then I found this incredible old photo of Frida (yes, topless--I hope I don't get reprimanded for posting "porno") braiding her own hair. Looks like she ties two very high pigtails, braids, then pins at the nape of her neck.
Anyway, love her style or hate it, she was unabashedly herself, always.