Where Would Frida Shop if She Visited San Francisco Again?
The San Francisco Latino Mission District
Calle 24 is in the center of San Francisco’s Historic Mission District. It runs along a tree-lined street known as “El Corazón de la Misión”, or “The Heart of the Mission.” The stretch of 24th Street running from Mission Street to Potrero Avenue boasts a vast number of colorful and unique specialty stores, restaurants, taquerias, Mexican bakeries, fresh produce grocers, butchers, cafes, and art galleries, as well as the greatest concentration of murals and Latino Businesses in the city
Frida Kahlo took great pleasure in her dress, and enjoyed the sensation that she caused when visiting San Francisco in 1930. In a letter to her mother, Frida notes: “The gringas really like me a lot and pay close attention to all the dresses and rebozos that I brought with me, their jaws drop at the sight of my jade necklaces.”
In San Francisco, Frida bought embroidery panels that were integrated in her wardrobe, alongside Guatemalan sashes and coats, frilled shirts, heavy necklaces of jade and coral, and pinned flowers . The beautiful headdresses and jewelry distracted you from her legs and her body, as we have now learned about Frida.
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July 13 2019
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