Frida Kahlo had a monkey…

… and I have a cat.

But our outfits are kind of similar. Well, at least I think so.

(photo from here)

I bought this skirt made from Thai silk about two years ago at an op shop (but of course!) and it’s been hanging in my cupboard waiting for me to decide what to do with it.

It was a bit long, so I was considering turning it into a dress by adding straps and a bodice at the waistband… and thought about it for ages and ages… but with fashion week around the corner and many events for which it would be nice to have a vaguely new outfit, I decided to finally do something about it.

And of course went with the easiest option of taking up the hem. I’d thought of wearing it all sophisticated and chic, but somehow the Mexican muse got the better of me. Not that anything I’m wearing is Mexican. The top’s my mum’s from the ’70s and it was made in Thailand, and everything else I’m wearing is from practically everywhere except Mexico. But I think Frida would have approved. Let’s just see what the Melbourne fashion pack have to say.