tradition

#FuchilaFaces Episode 2: Frida Kahlo

The most iconic eyebrows ever, Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) is most well known for her beautiful and symbolically rich self-portraits. The Mexican painter's work (largely ignored while she was alive) was emblematic of the rich indigenous tradition and had an uncompromising depiction of the female experience. Her life long health problems caused by a major accident she suffered as a teenager informed a lot of her work as she was constantly in isolation recovering. She did all this while also putting up with her husband, Diego Rivera. In other words, Kahlo was a badass ruca

What a clip from the PBS Documentary, The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo.

Google Doodle honoring Dia de los Muertos

Even Google was in the spirit of the weekend (no pun intended) and honored the ancient Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with its very on doodle.

Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of life where we remember and honor those we have lost and have passed on by setting up alters in their name with photos, food, games, and trinkets they enjoyed in life. From very simple alters to elaborate multilevel set-ups, what really matters is taking the time to memorialize those we love. 

Get our limited edition La Calavera Freshener to memorialize this lovely tradition.

Watch the Google Doodle below:

P.S. #RIP to mi Papa Ramiro and my Mama Maria. Los amo muchísimo.